It’s rough to land that first job after graduation. It’s a scary rite of passage that lights fear in the eyes of even the most well-prepared students. Luckily, unlike past generations, we’ve got the Internet to help us in our job search.

While the Internet is a great resource, do not make it your primary resource for finding a job. Nothing replaces the “old-fashioned” networking you can find at career fairs or internships. While the following websites will help you with your search, they should not be used in replacement of getting yourself out there and meeting potential employers face to face.

1. LinkedIn
If you’re not already on LinkedIn, you’re already behind in the game. It is extremely easy to get an account and fill in the necessary fields for your profile. Use keywords in your profile so potential employers can search and find you.

2. SimplyHired
This website has a huge database with jobs of all types at your fingertips. For those of you who aren’t 100 percent sure what you want to do yet, the website’s diverse listings have something for everyone.

3. JournalismJobs.com
If you’re a journalism or communications major, you definitely want to add this website to your bookmarks. It has listings from all over the country, and if you want to find a journalism job, this is a great resource to follow.

4. USA Jobs
Government positions are great because you can find jobs that have full benefits much easier than you can in the private sector. Even if you haven’t considered a job on the government side, it’s worth a look to see what’s out there.

5. Intern Queen
If you’re willing to accept an internship instead of going straight into a full-time position, it could be a great experience that could end up leading to a permanent position. Intern Queen is a great resource to help you find the internship of your dreams!

 

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