As you immerse yourself in the hunt for premium entry level jobs and paid internships following graduation from college, it can be easy to let the job search process become your one and only focus in life. Between drafting cover letters, tweaking your resume, connecting with networking contacts and attending job interviews, you may find your life has fast-forwarded several months before you land your first job. While this is definitely a worthwhile goal toward beginning your professional career, it’s also important not to lose touch with old college friends during this hectic time.
While you may want to catch up with as many friends as possible, it’s not always an easy task. In order to stay connected with those classmates who may be traveling the world or are already working intense jobs, social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter can be great resources to keep the lines of communication open.
Swapping war stories
If you’re looking for an excuse to call up your old roommate, opening up the conversation with “how’s your job search going?” is the perfect way to break the ice. Chances are, plenty of your college friends are in a similar unemployment predicament and eager to share their frustrations while catching up with an old buddy.
For those good friends who live within a reasonable distance, try to make occasional plans to visit each other’s hometowns. This is a great way to get some inexpensive traveling done over the summer after college while seeing people you’ve been apart from since graduation. Alternately, you can plan a road trip to visit someplace you’ve never been to before.