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The Daily Evergreen

Ask Life: How to apply for jobs during senior year?

No need to stress; wait until second semester
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GRACIE ROGERS
Start your job search with a resume.

Dear Life Section,

I just started my senior year, and I am starting to worry about a job after I graduate. I do not know where to start in my job search, and I do not even think my resume looks that great in the first place.

What do I do to make myself the best candidate in my job search?

Best,

Too Stressed to Apply

 

Dear Too Stressed to Apply,

The first thing you want to do is go to the Academic Success and Career Center on campus. They are there to help you build your resume and cover letter, as well as help you look for jobs.

Another thing I recommend is setting up your LinkedIn profile. When you add your experiences, you can just copy and paste what you have on your resume, and LinkedIn will set it up in your profile. Make sure to add your skills for each job so you stand out more to employers.

You can also apply for jobs on LinkedIn, and the website finds jobs for you that apply to the experiences you put in your profile. You can put in your school as well, and LinkedIn will let you know if any alumni got a job where you are applying. Other job sites include Handshake and WayUp, where you can build your own profile as well.

And, if anything, you can always talk with your professors. They are not only there to help you learn, but they also want to see you succeed in life and will most likely be there for you if you need advice when looking for jobs.

But, if you are graduating in the spring like me, you do not need to stress a lot right now. A lot of employers are looking for employees to hire right now, so I am waiting until next semester to start my job search, which gives me more time to build my resume and cover letter.

I hope this helps!

Best,

The Life Section

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ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Editor-in-chief
Alexandria started working for the Evergreen in October 2020 as a news reporter and eventually hopped around to the roots/life, opinion and culture sections. She was a copy editor for three semesters beginning in January 2021 and was the Life editor in fall 2022. She was the copy chief for the summer and fall 2023 semesters, and is currently the editor-in-chief for the spring 2024 semester. She is from Tri-Cities, WA, and is always writing in her free time.
GRACIE ROGERS, Evergreen Illustration editor
Gracie Rogers is a graphic illustrator for the Daily Evergreen. She is a senior Digital Technology & Culture major from Pullman, Washington. Gracie started working for the Daily Evergreen back in Spring 2022.