Recent Grads: Kick-Start Your Career at the New AfterCollege

August 14, 2012

Recent Grads: Kick-Start Your Career at the New AfterCollege

The Only Career-Networking Destination for Recent and Soon-to-Be College Grads, AfterCollege Relaunches to Give New Job Seekers an Instant Professional Network, Job Matching and Career Tools to Land Their Perfect First Job

SAN FRANCISCO—(BUSINESS WIRE)—College students and recent grads now have a more powerful and effective way to land that all-important first job to kick-start their professional career. AfterCollege, originally built as a job-listing site for entry-level positions, today officially relaunched as the world’s largest online career networking destination for college students and recent graduates by adding new professional networking capabilities to leverage the latest social technology.

With its all-new instant career network builder, patented job-matching algorithm and built-in job search tools, like a resume and cover letter builder, AfterCollege is the most extensive and effective career-building destination for young professionals. The free platform is the fastest growing job-search network of college students and alumni, having already connected users at 2,300 colleges and universities and 16,000 academic departments with some half a million entry-level jobs and internships, including those at more than 20,000 top U.S. employers.

Build an Instant Professional Network

Pressure to find that first after-college job can be intense, and good entry-level positions can be hard to find. Without previous work experience, it’s easy to become discouraged. But, unlike other online professional and career search networks that lump new job seekers together with pros who have years, or even decades of experience, AfterCollege focuses exclusively on students and recent grads, helping them tap into powerful academic networks to ensure they don’t get lost in the crowd of more experienced applicants amid the fiercely competitive job market.

“It’s a classic Catch-22. Without a job, it’s almost impossible to make professional connections, but without professional connections, it’s harder to find a job,” said Roberto Angulo, CEO of AfterCollege. “AfterCollege solves this paradox by instantly and automatically building networks that students and recent grads often don’t realize they already have—with faculty, administrators and alumni who can recommend them for entry-level jobs and internships.”

Specialized Job Matching, One-Click Resume to Find Your Perfect Fit

AfterCollege users get exclusive access to jobs and events relevant to their specific school and area of study, many of which require no previous experience—perfect for that first foot-in-the-door opportunity. The site’s precise, patented job-matching algorithm pairs new job seekers with opportunities that fit their specific skills and interests.

AfterCollege members can build a professional online profile and take advantage of the site’s easy-to-use tools to quickly create an effective resume and well-crafted cover letter to put their best face forward in their job search.

“Creating a polished, professional image—both on paper and online—is vital to nailing your first opportunity and standing out from the crowd,” Angulo said. “In less than five minutes, you can create an AfterCollege profile, resume and cover letter to get a head start on the competition with access to jobs matched specifically to your skills and education.”

More than three million college students and recent grads have already used AfterCollege to kick-start their career. To get started now in finding your own perfect first job, go to http://www.aftercollege.com.

About AfterCollege

AfterCollege is the largest online career network for college students and recent graduates that connects new job seekers with the best entry-level opportunities to suit their skills and education through alumni, faculty and other networks. Co-founded by Roberto Angulo in 1999 at Stanford University, AfterCollege gives new job seekers a competitive advantage by tapping into valuable academic networks with a patented job search algorithm and career-building tools to help land that all-important first job. In the past year, this free service has already connected more than three million users at 2,300 colleges and universities and 16,000 academic departments with entry-level jobs and internships at more than 20,000 top U.S. employers. For more information, visit http://www.AfterCollege.com.

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