Welcome to the real world!
With that bright, shiny diploma in hand, you probably feel like you can do just about anything, right? But finding a job is one thing no one prepares you for.
If you’re already tearing your hair out trying to find your first job after graduating, we’re here for you. We’ve rounded up the best places to find job postings, specifically tailored for college students and recent grads.
Known as one of the best job boards around, Indeed is usually one of the first places people go to look when it comes to careers. The interface is incredibly easy to navigate, and you can filter job postings down to the minutia.
Indeed also customizes your homepage with a feed of relevant job postings you haven’t seen yet. It helps you gauge how likely you are to actually get the job, and you’ll have first dibs on new positions as they open.
Another titan of the job posting world is Glassdoor. Again, the ability to filter jobs is a great feature, but Glassdoor has more to offer. You can get information about average salaries for companies and how happy employees are.
The site even has a “Map Your Career” section where you can put in your dream job and see the steps (and jobs) you’ll need to take to get there.
ZipRecruiter has grown in popularity over the past few years, so it’s definitely a value resource for finding a job. It offers many of the same features as other job websites, but there are a few key differences.
You can store all your files on the website instead of re-uploading them every time you apply for a different job. You can also find the average salary for a job by state, helping you to decide if relocating for work is worth it or not.
For those looking to work at a college, HigherEdJobs is going to be your best resource. Being able to filter by types of colleges (community v. 4-year university, etc.) and the type of position you’re hoping to find is a nice bonus.
You’ll even get advice on how to write a cover letter, structure your resume, and more. If you’re already missing your days on campus, consider going back to work!
Of course, Monster is another great job website to check out on your post-grad job search. It still has all the major filters, but you can even find average salaries based on your major in college. This is a great option if you aren’t quite sure what to do with your major.
And did you know you can pay Monster to write your resume? If the thought of trying to do it yourself seems daunting, let the experts at Monster give you the best chance of getting hired ASAP.
Generation Hired is a great job-finding resource, especially for women and underrepresented groups in the workforce. Their main goal is to get them hired and in the workforce as fast as possible.
Simply create an account on their website, and you’ll have access to internships and jobs that are open only to college students and recent graduates. You’ll also be able to schedule “office hours” with leadership teams and find valuable resources all about getting your first job after college.
Handshake is here to change how you apply for jobs—forever. This is another job website specifically designed for college students and recent graduates. Plus, it’s made just for Gen Z students.
The site also has a blog section for any advice you’ll need about finding a job. And since the website also has a great app to use, you can check out job postings whenever, wherever.
Wondering just how many jobs you should apply for after college? We’ve got the answer.