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How the AfterCollege Blog Can Help You Find a Job

Let’s be real: Looking for a job can totally suck, especially for college students. How do you even know where to start when you’ve got no experience and no idea what you want to do?

We feel your pain and we’re here to help.

AfterCollege.com is a job-matching service for college students and recent grads.

It’s totally free to sign up and you can instantly gain access to 300,000 jobs from more than 20,000 employers across the US.

We take the guesswork out of the whole process—all you have to do is tell us your major and we’ll start suggesting jobs that are customized to you. Go ahead and check it out. We’ll be here.

Back already? That was fast.

Seriously, though, the reason this blog is here is to help you explore your options and find a job. We know that the beginning of your search is the most difficult part, which is why we do the hard stuff for you.

We find out what’s out there, why it matters to you, and how you can make your application stand out.

Sounds too good to be true? Nah. We just take the time to find real people working in different industries and get them to share their stories, expertise, and advice.

Check back frequently for:

  • Tips on finding and scoring internships
  • Profiles of current job-holders, including a breakdown of what they actually do every day
  • Interviews with recruiters and hiring managers
  • Real applicant résumé and cover letter critiques
  • Success stories from people who just got jobs in your field
  • Other fun stuff that we discover along the way

Have a particular job you’d like to see profiled or want to share your story with us? Just drop us a line at blog AT aftercollege DOT com or on Twitter @AfterCollege.

 

10 Responses to “About”

  1. Krystal

    Just wanted to let you know this is a pretty amazing site. I have enjoyed browsing through the scholarships that are available. :)

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  2. Dave

    Where is the help or FAQ for the site? I have entered “awesome” tags for categories, jobs, states, and cities, but the explore list below that keeps showing everything but the things or places i want to see. Nothing seems to alter those results, so what is it for.

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    • Kellen McKillop

      Hi Dave,

      We’re sorry that you haven’t been seeing the results you want. We had our engineers take a look at your account and they’ve been working on changing the way our site responds to your preferences. Your results should be looking a lot better now. Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback.

      Best,
      Kellen

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  3. Maggie

    I just graduated from college with a bachelors degree in business education. I have been in the workforce full-time for four years, so I have experience. Why doesn’t it seem like there is a job out there for me!?

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    • Melissa Suzuno

      Hi Maggie, we understand that the job search can be really disheartening, so first of all please know that you’re not alone. Have you decided which industry or type of position you’re interested in? Sometimes in the job search it can be easy to focus on whether or not companies want you, but remember that you should also be thinking about what YOU want. Definitely spend some time thinking about your ideal company size, location, industry, etc. And if you’re not sure about those things (which is perfectly natural), try to find people whose careers you admire and ask them if you can meet for coffee or do a 30-minute phone call. Ask them about how they got to where they are, what they like about their job, what advice they have for someone who’d like to get started in their industry, if they know anyone else who might be willing to talk to you. Think of your job search as a research project and take the time to discover some new things about yourself and the working world. I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, let us know and we’ll do our best to answer!

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