Answered by Stephanie, Hiring Expert at AT&T Inc., on Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Congrats on graduation! I hope you are feeling proud of your accomplishment.
Are you networking? Applying and cold calling can be totally adequate pathways to your dream job, but knowing someone who can put your resume a the top of the pile can make all the difference. I know it isn't always easy to get yourself in front of the right people, but LinkedIn can help make an introduction...as can mixers put on by your alma mater, professional organizations in your field, classmates, etc.
I always vote for going after the big dream. Now is the time to do it! I also like to eat and keep a roof over my head. There is no shame in taking work where you can get it and continuing to chase the job you truly want.
Best of luck!