Career Tips for Students & Recent Grads

Looking for a job can be challenging as a student and a recent grad. But don’t worry, we’ve got some tips to make it easier! Here are four tips to help you in your job search. 

Customize Your Resume and Cover Letter

Tailor your resume and cover letter to each job you apply for. This helps you apply for jobs that really suit you. Use important keywords to get through the Application Tracking System (ATS), which is a common method that employers use to scan through a high influx of applicants. For more resume tips and templates, check out ExperienceCentennial.

Grow Your Network

Even after you graduate, stay in touch with your faculty and fellow students. They are great resources to find out about job openings in your field.
You can also join the Centennial Hub on Ten Thousand Coffees to connect with people from your field. This is a key resource for all Centennial students and alumni to build their network. Learn more here!



Attend College & Alumni Events

Take part in various events offered by our Events Team, Student Clubs, your Alumni Association, and Centennial College. Events are an ideal way to network, meet people with similar interests, and find like-minded people in your industry.  



Get Certified 

Digital certifications are a great and cost-efficient way to gain more experience for your resume and make your application stand out. ExperienceCentennial has digital badges available under the Skills Development section. As a Centennial student, you can also take a LinkedIn Learning course for free with your MyCentennial login.

Be Wary of Job Scams

Be careful not to fall victim to job scams. We recommend following these tips to prevent falling for job scams.
1. Always research the company and make sure they are legitimate.
2.  Keep track of positions you’ve applied for to make sure you’re getting official, reputable interview offers for jobs.
3. Be cautious of giving personal info if the company seems suspicious.
4. Trust your gut! If something feels wrong or too good to be true, there’s a chance that it is. Stay safe and if you are ever unsure, please contact Career Services.

We hope these tips can help you out in your job search! For more information, check out ExperienceCentennial and the Careers Services and Co-Operative Education department.  

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