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Many college graduates are tossing their caps in the air while tossing their names in the crowded market of job seekers. Consider these tips for standing out.

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The graduation ceremonies are over, which means the job search is on.

With diploma in hand, graduates dream of launching the perfect career, but many find out quickly that it’s a tough job market.

Having a degree doesn’t guarantee you a job immediately after you hang up your cap and gown. (I’m sure many people can attest to this statement, myself included.)

What are some things you can do to get a leg up on the other qualified candidates applying for the same jobs as you?

Here are a few tips for recent graduates looking to stand out in the crowded job pool:

Include relevant keywords in your résumé

Stressed about not finding a job? Elana Lyn Gross’ piece for Monster, “Here’s how to stop panicking and find a job after graduation,” shares ways to relieve your job-related worries.

Here’s one hint: Strong keywords can bring you to the top of the list when applying online.

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