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5 Tips to Land Your Dream Job

Written by Heather Pape

1. Intern– This is one of the most important things you can do because it provides job experience before you graduate. It can also help you meet people who can help you get a job later. Take advantage of these while you are still in school since most internships are only offered if you are receiving college credit.

2. Network– Meet people every time you get the opportunity. You never know who might have the “in” you are looking for. Collect business cards, pay attention to the people in your major, and communicate with your department and see if any alumni have contacted them with job openings. Biola’s Alumni Association is located in Upper Metzger. They are in the perfect position to connect you with someone who wants to help out fellow Biolans, and they are excited to help.

3. Utilize Career Development– Biola University’s Career Development DepartmentThey can help you figure out what kind of career is right for you, perfect your résumé and actually help you find jobs. This is something you can even take advantage of after you graduate.

4. Volunteer– This looks good on a résumé , allows you to meet people, and may even help you figure out what your passions are. Multiple sources say that volunteering helped them get into their career path.

5. StrengthsFinder– Looking into some type of strengths assessment test like the Clifton StrengthsFinder will allow you to see what skills you possess. Once you know your strengths, you can figure out what type of position would best fit you, and you can also play those up in interviews!

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