The following book excerpts from “Calling All Grads” are available for use on your website or publication.

Prep work
(from Chapter 1, The post-diploma landscape: Explore your options and possibilities, then jump right in)
Phil Gardner The post-diploma landscape
It’s not easy adjusting to life after graduation. There’s the stress of suddenly becoming a working adult, not to mention the trauma of leaving friends and trying to get rid of …
James Newman Two companies share what they look for in new employees
“How do I get a foot in the door with companies that are hiring?” you may be wondering. Well, who better to give that advice than recruiters from such companies? We sat down with representatives from PricewaterhouseCoopers, an assurance, tax …
Krista Canfield Expanding your online presence – for all the right reasons
The opportunities for using social media to find jobs are exploding. For career-oriented Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ users, the future isn’t here now. It was here five years ago. And today’s college graduates are more than willing to wrap …

Meeting people

(from Chapter 2, Get out there: Who you know, who you meet are the keys)
Suzanne Helbig Networking is who you know, who you meet and how you cultivate those relationships
Certainly in 2012, you want to be up to date on using social media to network, but don’t forget about the tried-and-true ways of developing—and keeping—helpful contacts.If you want someone to hire you, that someone has to know who …
Kim Lockhart Temp jobs can turn into permanent work
When you’re fresh out of college, temp work can serve as a ready source of cash as well as a great opportunity for gaining new skills and possibly landing a permanent job. You may think a temporary job will have …

Resume & cover letter

(from Chapter 3, Presenting yourself: Craft the right resume, cover letter to score an interview)
Katharine Brooks Take cover letters seriously; they could help secure an interview
For some, the job interview is the most dreaded part of an application process, but to get to that step, potential employees often must face another fear: writing a cover letter. “If they know they’re afraid, they’re actually in a …
Jonathan Hall Resume and cover letter should be focused on one goal – getting an interview
If there has been a constant term in the job-search vocabulary through the years, it has been “the resume.” At one point, anyone looking for a job would type out a one-page description of his or her talents and goals, …

Interview

(from Chapter 4, Close the deal: Master the interview through practice, patience, professionalism)
April Lewis Callis Phone interviews increasingly important in today’s job market
For many recruiters, the phone has become another means of weeding out unworthy applicants. Sure, your resume is getting you a second look, but before a company HR representative calls you in, there’s a good chance he or she will …
Michelle T. Sterling Dressing the part for your interview
For recent graduates, looking for a job and entering the workforce is stressful enough without contemplating recycling mascot T-shirts for blazers and dress pants. However, research shows that in an interview, your appearance is just as important as what is …
- Interview tips
Once you master the small talk, here are some tips that will help you impress your interviewer. Work on your handshake: Don’t offer up a flimsy or sweaty hand. Instead, when you meet with prospective employers or interviews, offer …

On the job

(from Chapter 5, Now what?: You’ve been hired. Time to ditch some old habits)
- Excerpts coming