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Life Lessons: Mistakes 1st time job seekers make

Life Lessons: Mistakes 1st time job seekers make

The day you graduate from college may be one of the happiest days of your life.

With your diploma in your hand, final exams and all-nighters are in the past. The future looks bright, until you start applying to jobs and get rejection after rejection.

The learning isn't over yet.

Candice Coleman is a recent college graduate, but hasn't been able to find a job.

"I didn't think it would be that difficult to get an entry-level position," says Coleman.

Many first-time job seekers make mistakes that they may not even be aware of, like not staying up-to-date on industry trends.

Graduates should do research not only on the company, but about the field in general.

For example, if entering the medical field, you should know about the Affordable Care Act and how politics affect medicine and social needs.

Also, don't forget to be enthusiastic!

If you appear bored while interviewing or even while networking, you more than likely will not be considered for the position.

Show enthusiasm through your knowledge of the company and interest in the position.


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