Calling All New Graduates…

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When I saw Mark O’Toole’s beautifully designed deck on Slideshare last month, I fell in love with his style.  This month, as I go over “Congratulations Graduate!” again, I find myself liking the message – the content – even more than the design.  Check out the deck here:

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I love O’Toole’s storytelling, his hook, and his points: new graduates should work on a strong resume, prepare for all interviews, ask relevant questions, write a thank-you note, dress professionally, explain why they are the right candidate for the job, use social media appropriately/effectively, and more.  These 11 tips are so important for my college students, and I would love to spend more time reinforcing the value of these in my Professional Communication and Presentation class.

What other advice would you offer new job-seekers?