Preparing your students for the digital job search

Lynn Russo Whylly's picture

When your students graduate, they're entering a whole new world of job descriptions, resumes, cover letters, networking contacts, interviews, industry jargon, and career fairs. The whole process can be overwhelming.

What's more: Few university career service centers prep their students for the most important aspect of today's job search—all things digital.

Modern job hunting technologies like recruiting software and mobile apps mean students are entering a new type of job search, and it's often one they're ill-prepared for. If career services professionals and career advisors want their students to have a competitive edge, they've got to let go of tradition and train them in the digital job search.

Here are a few concrete strategies for ensuring your students succeed when job hunting in today's digital landscape: