The Day After Graduation: So, what is searching for a job ACTUALLY like…?

Ok, you graduated college (or maybe you didn’t), but you still need a job. Or maybe, you’re looking for a new place to work. I don’t care – the point is YOU NEED MONEY.

Time to find a job.

The first thing you’re going to do is dust off your resume, which is probably outdated and currently in a 1998 version of Word…right?

So you found it… now what?  Staring at the computer isn’t going to make it write itself, or send it to potential employers!   

“Who do I send this to?” or worse…
“What do I want to do with my life?” “???” …time for a break – BUT WAIT!

You’ve made two great steps here, so don’t give up yet.

Next, since you are completely lost, you are going to search the web for “jobs near me” or “jobs for college graduates”, whatever it is.

Nice, step 3… we’re getting there.

Due to search engine optimization (look it up), you are going to get inundated with all sorts of opportunities from all sorts of job boards. Exciting!!

…and now that you have figured out what search engine optimization is, I’ll explain what a job board is.

A job board is a place for potential employers to post their available positions and job seekers to post their resumes. Sound great?

Not great, and I’ll tell you why – 140 million job seekers per month are doing that too. Again, you may be thinking “If that many people do it, it must be the right thing to do.”

Sorry, wrong again.

What is actually happening when you apply to one of those jobs? The potential employers are grabbing as many resumes as possible, putting you into a database along with the thousands of people just like you, and then maybe, just maybe hiring someone from there.  Ever heard of a Black Hole… yeah, same thing!

You may still be thinking “You still said there was a chance that I get hired”

Fine, you caught me, but since you are unable to really differentiate yourself, who, out of the thousands of applicants, do you think will get noticed?   

Yep, that kid fresh out of an Ivy league school as keyword matching will make sure they get to the top. Simply put, the website reads through all of the resumes and puts the ones with certain desired keywords on the top of the list.

You better believe that Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, UPenn, Princeton, and Yale are on that list of desired words.

…so if you’re the kid from the Ivy, lucky you, but if you’re not, unlucky you!

Hang on… hear me out!

So, you’re sitting at your computer, jobless, impatient and completely lost. Time to get inventive.

You need a way to STAND OUT… and you can’t write your resume in CAPITAL LETTERS.

You need something that will catch an eye, so that you are more than just a couple of keywords!  Wouldn’t that be cool?

And wouldn’t it be even cooler if IT WAS FREE?? gives EVERYONE the opportunity to create a digital resume, which allows you to TELL YOUR STORY!!  Not a one page, black and white version of you.

Next thought: “I was told “If it’s too good to be true, it probably is!””

My super witty and clever response to that is: Yup, it is entirely free. Don’t just take my word for it; go find out yourself.

If you have made it this far you must really think I have something valuable to say, or you like my snarky writing style… or you literally have nothing better to do. Whichever it is, give Jabord a shot. If you legitimately create something that you are proud of, share it, apply to jobs with it, again I don’t care.

I’m just here to help, whether you want it or not.

I already know it works as I got a job – click here to put a face to the writing –

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