5 tips for locking down your first job in Texas

Once you’ve graduated, you’ll experience an incredible feeling of freedom. But now you’ve got to start looking for work so you can start earning. In the 21st century, the job market is tougher than ever with hundreds of people going for the same job as you are. Here are five tips for locking down your first job in Texas that can help you be that one bright star they’re after. Make sure you’ve got a short, dynamic CV. Nobody wants to read pages of all your qualifications. Let your CV show them that you are precise, to the point and not a waffler.

Get to Know Your City

Texas is a great place to live and work, and txfbla.org is a site dedicated to the state of Texas and all it offers. Tip number 2 is, therefore, getting to know about the city you want to work in. This site is an excellent way to find out about the state’s rugged countryside, its prairies, and cowboys. Texas is a huge state, and you’ll find good ideas on where to go for work and play. Wherever you go, you’ll be blown away by the visitor-pleasing Texans, and you’ll know this isn’t such a bad old world after all.

shutterstock_47162893Build up Experience

Employers may well love qualifications, but they love experience more. Tip 3 is to get as much experience as you can. Call up some local firms while you’re still studying and ask them if you can be a voluntary worker for a week or two. Tip 4 is to stand out. Make an effort with the job you’re interested in. If you’re going for a journalist job, let them see you’ve got your own blog going. And the last tip is nothing new but ever so important. Look good. Show your interviewers what they’re getting by taking you on – well groomed, well dressed, bright, cheerful, enthusiastic and clued up.