27 April 2011

Finding the perfect first job

 Guest post by Esteban Vinson

I just graduated from school about two months ago and I’m now in the middle of searching for my first real job. I went to school for advertising but unfortunately, there aren’t a lot of agency positions here in my new town. I’ve expanded my search to include marketing and even sales, but I’ve not had a lot of luck so far. I usually use my ClearwireInternet.com wireless connection to search during the day and spend my nights at networking events and ! seminars for my profession. I’m hoping this way I can meet someone in the field who may know of an entry level position, which is all I need to get started! Job searching online is pretty tough, but I’ve been doing a lot more than just trolling the job posting boards. The best tactic, in my opinion, is to contact HR departments directly, so I’ve been doing a lot of corporate research to find names and email addresses. I know it won’t be long before I find the perfect first job, but it’s actually been a lot of fun trying to gain traction here in town!


  1. Finding your niche isn't easy. I hope it works out for you. Have you joined LinkedIn? That seems to be a big network place these days.

  2. Consider volunteering to help a local non-profit or two with their marketing campaigns. In some cases, one or two people do everything in-house, in which case, they'll appreciate the help. The project(s) will look great in your portfolio, volunteer work helps fill out a résumé, plus you're making contacts with people in the community who may be able to steer you to a good job and/or provide letters of recommendation.


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