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Asked by Alex on August 24, 2017

When should I start looking for a full-time job if I graduate in May?

Answered by Ashlyn, Hiring Expert at Worthington Industries, on August 28, 2017

Hello!
I would recommend starting your job search now since campus recruiting season is right around the corner. I would suggest attending any job fairs that your university puts on, go to mock interviewing sessions, do whatever you can do in order to get in front of employers. Employers attending career fairs are looking for May grads already, so now is the time to start that networking. As far as actually applying goes, I typically say to start applying (online) roughly two months before you're wanting to start. If you come across something before then, reach out to the company to see how soon they're looking to bring someone onboard.
Best of luck!

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Answered by Stephanie, Hiring Expert at Archer Daniels Midland, on August 29, 2017

Good morning,
Congratulations on your upcoming graduation in May. I would suggest starting your career search soon and begin with your career services office. There you will be able to find what companies will be on campus this fall and when the career fairs are. You will also be able to ready any job descriptions and decide what company you would like to target.
Good luck!

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Answered by Kimberly , Hiring Expert at Emerson, on August 30, 2017

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation!
I would suggest beginning your job seach as soon as possible.  This will give you an idea of what is out there.  Also, there are some companies that will hire you prior to graduation, some on a full or part time basis until you finish.
Good luck!

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