In a study of 145,000 entry-level employment positions in the United States, researches found that the average starting salary for 2017 college graduates is $48,270. That’s three percent higher than last year and 14 percent higher than 2007, just before the Great Recession.
Your resume was impressive so a hiring manager gave you a call. The manager liked what you had to say on the phone so she invited you to a job interview. Now, don’t let the following body-language mistakes ruin your momentum.
After weeks of looking for a job with no results, lots of job hunters become discouraged. Some become desperate. Many think that the only way to get a hiring manager to notice them is to boost their skills and accomplishments. So they exaggerate.
Have you ever watched little kids in their costumes on Halloween night? Kids wearing super-hero outfits, princess dresses, and monster masks actually behave as if they were those characters.
Ask your friends how they got their jobs, and a lot of them will tell you, “A friend helped me get the job.” Networking. That’s friends helping friends find jobs.