Where Do I Start?
Advice from the Field
On the Academic Profiles page, Melissa Larsen advised job seekers to:
As Cory Johnson explained, "sometimes you just gotta hit the pavement" and start applying for jobs. And, as Jesse Welsh explained, you shouldn't always be picky about about your first job. Instead, he advised to "get your foot in the door somewhere, gain some valuable experience, showcase your talents and abilities, and, if you are unable to develop there, leverage that experience into a new, better opportunity."
One student reminded that a valuable but often overlooked resource for students is a college or university's career center. For example, BYU Career Services helps students to:
There are a variety of ways to find a job, and the job search is different for everyone. But, as people working in rewarding jobs will attest, finding a job that you love is worth all of the effort.