It’s true what they say: Looking for a job is a job itself. Unfortunately, it doesn’t pay anything, and the health insurance plan (e.g. don’t get sick) leaves a lot to be desired. And considering everything that goes into it – from creating a resume to preparing for the interview – it’s not an easy one. In fact, it can be downright overwhelming – particularly if it’s your first job search and you’re starting from square one.
The secret is to take it one step at a time. Use this step-by-step guide to break down some of the work that goes into your job search.
1.Create a resume. Creating a resume is particularly difficult when you’re just out of school and have little to no “real world” work experience; however, you may have more experience than you realize. In addition to internships, consider any volunteer work you’ve done or leadership positions you held as part of a campus organization. Try these tips for creating your first resume or get hands-on help building your resume with CareerBuilder’s free resume-building tool.