If you're like most of us, your going to school online to to land a better job in the future. The good news is that a degree will help you immensely with future job prospects. The bad news is that the work has only just begun after you graduate. This simple guide will give you some tips on improving your hire-ability after you graduate from an online university.
A. Polish Up the Resume
Spend at least a full day making sure all you've crossed all the t's and dotted all the lower-case j's n your resume. One of the quickest ways to get panned for consideration is to have dumb typos on your resume. Also, make sure all your references are up to date and relevant for your field of expertise.
B. Establish a Presence on Linkedn
Having a strong and active profile on this business social networking site will give you instant credibility when searching for a job. As a good starting point, network will fellow graduates, friends, and family.
C. Patience is a Virtue
Finding a perfect job can take months, if not years, of patience. If you don't land a job after the first few interviews, don't be discouraged. Most rejections are not a result of your skills, but rather the you not making a good fit for a particular position. Plus, new opportunities are popping up all the time.
D. Start a Blog Related to your Field
Now that you're a graduate, you should have a solid understanding of your field of study. You should teach what you've learned to the rest of the world. Not only will this put your skills on exhibit for potential employers, but it will also allow enhance the last four years of studying.