--Career Counselor, Educator, and Motivator
Hi Devetra: The actual search can begin around March for a May graduation. Your college may even have a job fair near that time (March or April) when employers come to campus to recruit new graduates as their ideal candidate. Before then, around January of your senior year, create your LinkedIn account and have it reviewed for clarity. Also, update your resume with all extracurricular activities in college especially study abroad, leadership positions, and skills and classes directly related to the job you seek. Include volunteering, clubs and organizations, and internships. Have your reference page set in January as well, never know when an opportunity will arrive so the resume and references are necessary well in advance. Good luck with the search!
This professional recommends the following next steps:
- Update resume
- Write list of references after you receive their approval
- Create or update LinkedIn.