Your Timetable for Career Planning and Job Search

Following is a job search timetable for each year of college. It is not meant to frustrate Seniors, who have no way to reach back into the past. It is meant to provide a best-case layout for your college years. Those at two-year colleges should simply compress the time frame. Those in graduate school should seek to cover previous tracks as much as possible and sync the final-year activities with those listed for the Senior Year. And unemployed graduates should review all the information to see if there are any new steps that could be completed to enhance their job search. Keep in mind that it is never too late (or too early) to start this process.

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

This is a comprehensive four-year list, so modify it to meet your specific needs, wherever you are on the timetable. Even completing one or two additional tasks on this list will give your job search a big boost. Remember that job search is incremental, one step at a time. Keep completing each task toward your goal of your dream job after graduation.

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