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.
Rejection hurts. You wanted that job. You needed that job. You studied for the interview. The hiring manager seemed to like you. You thought the job was yours. Then, you received a letter— “Sorry. We hired someone else.” It hurts. It hurts a lot.