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Graduating from high school or college is the end of a phase of your life and an exciting milestone. It is also a new beginning. Your academic days are behind you, and it is time to start looking for a career that will define your professional life.

When you are getting out of school, the search for your first job can be a daunting process. Make sure you are ready to seize opportunities which can set you on a good track, and you also need to be ready to show a potential employer why they should take a chance on you.  To help you find a position and get off to the right start:

  • Set realistic expectations.

    When you look for your first job out of school, it is unlikely to be the dream career you hope to end up with someday. You have to start in an industry you are interested in or with a company you want to work for and be prepared to prove yourself so you can work your way up. Your degree may have prepared you to excel, but doing the real-world work in an actual job environment will present new challenges, so be open and ready to learn.

  • Be prepared to sell yourself.

    When you look for jobs after graduation, you need to be ready to show how your schooling and any past experience have prepared you to be a great addition to an employer’s team. Be ready to showcase your skills and prepare for interview questions which allow you to put your best foot forward.

  • Work with a staffing firm.

    Staffing services know who is looking to hire new grads in the area and can put you in touch with employers who are looking for people with skills and qualifications like yours.

IES Custom Staffing is excited to help new graduates embark on their careers as they put their school days behind them and become professionals. If you want advice and assistance from staffing experts in finding your first job after graduation, give us a call. We help high school and college grads in Nampa, Boise, Twin Falls, Pocatello, Idaho Falls-ID and Clearfield UT; and surrounding locations, so contact us today to find out more about what we can do for you.

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