GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - If you, or someone you know, will be graduating from school in the coming weeks, now is the time to be planning your job search. A recent study showed that employers plan to hire 1.3 percent fewer graduates from the Class of 2018 for U.S. positions than they did from the Class of 2017, according to the results of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Job Outlook 2018 Spring Update survey.

Although there are signs that job growth may be slowing, employers and recruitment analysts are calling the 2018 job market a “good one” for recent graduates.

The folks from The Right Staff has some job hunting tips:

1. Your resume’

The first basic building block for your job search is still your personal resume’. The resume’ should be no more than two pages long and contain the following information:

-Your name

-Your email address and phone number

-Your LinkedIn profile address

-The type of position you are looking for

-Your work history or relevant experience, including internships

-Your education background

-Relevant activities and accomplishments

And make sure you review your resume’ with a human resources professional, a professional recruiter or placement office member.

2. Establish a LinkedIn profile, or polish-up your existing profile

3. Utilize your school’s placement office

4. Practice and role play your interviewing skills

5. Target companies that offer the type of job you want

Get started NOW!

If you take these simple first steps in your job search, you will be well ahead of many other graduates. Congratulations and good luck!

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