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Entry-Level Jobs for Recent Graduates

by | Jun 9, 2021 | Productivity

You are nearing graduation or have already graduated, and now you are thinking “what is next for me?” It is time to start looking for entry-level jobs.

What is an Entry-Level Job

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An entry-level job is a full-time job that requires little to no real-world experience, but typically requires a bachelor’s degree. While working in an entry-level position, employees receive on-the-job training from more senior positions or with formal training programs. Usually, your first job will be an entry-level position. 

What to Look for in an Entry-Level Job

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The job search is intimidating. Before diving into those job sites with pages of job openings, consider what you want in an entry-level position

A first job will not be a dream job. But, is it on the right career path for your dream job? Will there be an opportunity for job growth in the company?

Is this companies culture a match for you? You will be spending 40 hours a week in this culture. Even if the entry-level job is not a perfect match, the company culture can be a match. 

Lastly, understand what your compensation is. The starting salary might be low and not pay well. Look at the average salary at the company, if available. Will there be future earning potential?

The Best Entry-Level Job Titles by Industry

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These roles are roles that do not require years of work experience. Most of them take new hires that are college graduates with a college degree. Search for these titles on job posting platforms! Be sure to read the full job descriptions, because some organizations may require more experience than others.


  • Administrative Assistant
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Business Analyst
  • Operations Analyst
  • Consulting Analyst
  • Event Planners
  • Human Resource Coordinator
  • Assistant Recruiter
  • Insurance Claims Adjuster
  • Project Management


  • Copywriting
  • Public Relations Associate
  • Graphic Designer
  • Social Media Manager
  • Paralegal
  • Customer Service Representative


  • Teacher’s Assistants
  • Substitute Teacher
  • Research Assistant 
  • Research Technician
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Middle School Teacher

Financial Services

  • Junior Accountant (may require a CPA)
  • Auditor
  • Credit Analyst
  • Tax Preparer
  • Underwriting Assistant
  • Financial Clerk
  • Financial Analyst

Information Technology

  • Healthcare Information Technicians
  • Programmer
  • Web Designer
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Database Analyst
  • Software Engineer

Sales & Marketing

  • Sales Representatives
  • Account Coordinator
  • Assistant Media Buyer/Planner
  • Marketing Assistant

How to Land That Entry-Level Job

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The best place to start with any job search is to look at your network. If someone in your network can get you connected, the job process is more likely to be successful. 

Then, look at your university career services. Those platforms will be job postings that are looking for students at your university. 

Then, you need an entry-level resume and cover letter prepared. Within those documents, be sure to highlight the skills that employers are looking for with both hard and soft skills

Before getting the news that you got an interview, practice beforehand! 

For more tips and tricks straight from employers, tune into The Internship Show. For an abundance of knowledge, read more blogs on the Scholars website!

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