When should college students start preparing to find a job after college?. Early! Like sophomore year! Few do, and the result is often panic and depression when they graduate and have no clue what to do other than go home and hope for the best.
Advice from the 1960s
Many college career centers advise against listing references on your resume. This is totally bizarre. Why pass up an opportunity to have prominent industry professionals listed as endorsing your candidacy?
Getting a call from a company inviting you for a job interview is a great feeling … until you have to prepare for the interview, and that can be very stressful. But it needn’t be.
As a recent grad, I know a thing or two about how college career counseling centers work or don’t. Many don’t. But you’re paying them a lot of money and you should demand that they help you.