When it comes to job placement after college, you can often feel a little stuck. For one thing, you have the degree proving that you have all the knowledge in the world to qualify for a certain position, but on the other side of the coin, you don’t have the experience. This is why it can help to have a few pointers on landing a job – especially a tech job – after college. The key here is to make yourself more valuable, which will include joining forces with professors that you met in college and being available for low paying or no paying internships. The key is to get your foot as far in the door as possible. Here is how to find a tech job after college with no experience.
Get an Internship
One of the best ways to find a tech job after college with no experience is to secure an internship. Ideally, you want to secure your internship right after your second year of college, so by the time you graduate, you can have at least a little experience. Even if you just graduated and are offered an internship, you want to take it, especially if it is at a reputable or popular technology company.
Ask for References
Another way to increase the chances of having your application rise to the top of the heap, is to have references – ideally from your professors. Many professors are known in the tech industry, so their word means a lot. Whether you went to Herzing University or to one of USF’s MPA programs, you want to ask some of your professors if they will write you a reference letter. Of course, you want to make sure that you do well in the class, so your professor has something positive to write.
Place Your CV Online
Another key way to secure a job is to increase your visibility. One of the best ways to do this is to place your CV online. Indeed, there are a lot of platforms and applications that give you the opportunity to upload a CV document. Usually, other people with an account can see your full list of accomplishments. It may attract more than a few tech employers.
Start Your Own Tech Business
Of course, the other option is to start your own business and be your own boss. Indeed, being your own boss will give you a chance to do pretty much whatever you want. If you have a great idea for a business, you may want to join forces with a friend or find an investor and grow your idea.
On top of everything, you want to network as much as possible. The more you network, the greater your chances of getting hired. Indeed, employers are going to want to hire people who are known through the grapevine. This is why you want to attend events and why you want to never say ‘no’ to an invitation. In the end, networking could be the key to your career.