When to apply for a job?
December 26, 2008 3:25 PM Subscribe
I'm graduating from college in May and will be entering the real world. I need a job, but how early should I start applying?
posted by firei to Work & Money (21 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm all set to graduate this coming May. I need a job once I graduate, and I've begun looking on Monster.com, in my local newspaper, Craigslist, and through my school.
I've found a couple of jobs I'm interested in, but they seem to be looking for applicants who can start within the next month or so - this is not me.
My question to the hive mind is this: when should I start sending my resumes out? Is it too soon to start applying? (And, if I do send out my resume, should I mention in my cover letter that I want to start in May?)
I'm conflicted, because I have friends who already have positions lined up, but others are telling me that it's silly to apply five months early.
(If it helps:
*I'm graduating from Fordham University, with a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration, with a concentration of Entrepreneurism.
*I've got a fairly solid resume and a 3.7 GPA.
*I'm looking to work in the Westchester/Putnam County, NY area, or nearby.
*I'm primarily looking for marketing work, but I'm flexible/desperate.)