Helpful Tips For Graduates Seeking Jobs In This Digital Age

Editors note: Statements were incorrectly cited, the article has been updated to include the name of Jeremy Fisher, director of the John P. Fahey Career Center at Creighton University.

 

Most all of the area colleges have held their commencement exercises and those hard-working students are heading out into the job market. According to Jeremy Fisher, director of the John P. Fahey Career Center at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., finding a job has never been easier. The digital age brings positions from around the globe to applicants’ fingertips, but Fisher says job seekers need to understand that the hiring process has changed dramatically. He offers some helpful tips for recent graduates, beginning with a Google search of your own name. In many cases, Fisher says when students allow the center to do this, they have been able to point to items they may want to “clean up” before submitting applications. Students are also encouraged to practice mock interviews over Skype or some other similar platform. Some of the jobs being sought are not local, and employers may request a screening interview via a digital method. Practicing and getting feedback prior to the interview can be helpful in putting their best face forward. Fisher says they also encourage doing some social media research to get a feel for a company’s culture and to learn more about their core values, ensuring an alignment prior to applying.