The only downside of this strategy? It elevates the chances you send a resume out with a typo in it. Don’t rely on spell check. You’ve got to make yourself be extra vigilant to read.every.single.word. to make sure it’s the right word, spelled the correct way.

Maybe you want a job that requires management experience. Why not take up a job in retail or restaurants and work real hard to perhaps one day get promoted to become a manager? There are all sorts of angles to approach it.

Pau Gasol. The Spanish center is truly versatile, with his smooth style improving everyone around him. For evidence as to how valuable he is, look at what his presence did for last year’s champion Lakers. A team that would typically make the first or second round of the playoffs instantly won a championship once they acquired Gasol.

Coming into school I knew that i wanted my major to be environmental science. I know myself and my passion for the outdoors it seems like the perfect fit. Now with that said it is a physical science major. With that title I have to be sufficient in at least one of the major physical sciences of biology, ecology, chemistry, or physics. It so happened that mine was chemistry. Now this is not the easiest subject in the world to do well at, but it is not impossible. The key things to remember would be to stay motivated and to not lose sight of the end goal at hand; to graduate successfully with a GPA to be satisfied with.

Believe it or not, employers do not hire people within a week of posting their ad. Often times they spend weeks eliminating people in grueling step by step interview processes. You may have one interview with a supervisor and then get passed on to another person a week later. Don’t think you can start looking for a job two weeks before graduation and be just fine. Start looking a couple months in advance. Get a working resume going, and even go to your college career center for help.

For those with specific interests there are more easy scholarships. If you belong to any kind of group or organization then ask around, look at the bulletin boards. See if they or one of their affiliates are offering some type of college scholarship. Sometimes the scholarships are for those with very specific interests or attributes, or the scholarship just hasn’t been publicized very widely. There will be fewer applicants for these scholarships so, with less competition, they will be easier to get.

Persist (politely). Sometimes the job goes to the person who is in the right place at the right time. This means you must stay on recruiters’ radar screens by regularly reminding them of your interest and your fabulousness. Some ideas: Check in every few weeks with an additional suggestion for what you can contribute to the company, drop a note when you see the company mentioned in a news article (another great reason to set up those keyword news alerts) and check in whenever you have a new accomplishment to share. Warning: Don’t make contact more than once a week. I said persist, not pester!