May is the month of college graduations—and, if you’re a member of the Class of 2018, you might be feeling full of anxiety and uncertainty, just as everyone is also telling you to have fun and relax. While graduation is exciting, there’s nothing relaxing about it. Looking for a full-time job is a full-time job and, by now, you’ve probably felt the catch-22 of the entry-level job search. A recent study by Talentworks found that 61 percent of all full-time “entry-level” jobs require over three years of experience—and that ridiculous prerequisite is only getting worse.
Hang in there, my friend. Now’s the time to beef up that resume with your volunteer work, internships, part-time jobs, and any other relevant experience you might have. Start scheduling those informational interviews and update that LinkedIn profile so it’s SEO-friendly.
You’ve got this, graduate. The companies below can help you celebrate your life achievement with that thing you really, really want: a J.O.B.
Junior Technology Engineer, Nike Technology
Do you want to start your career with a top athletic apparel company that’s developing the next generation of talent in emerging tech? Yeah, I thought so. Nike is looking for a junior engineer with experience developing web-based applications. Here’s your chance to learn from technology specialists in software development and join the team in Beaverton, OR.
Human Resource Coordinator, Carters/OshKosh
This baby apparel brand is looking for a Human Resource Coordinator to help hire, onboard, and retain top talent within their corporate office and retail stores. A people person with a relevant bachelor’s degree and some knowledge of HR information systems will thrive in this Atlanta-based role.
Front Desk Coordinator, Walk Me
Get your foot in the door with the company that was named one of the “Best and Brightest Places to Work in San Francisco.” WalkMe is looking for a Front Desk Coordinator to keep the office in running order and add to the vibrant company culture. The company boasts hiring “smart, funny, adventurous and fearless people.” Bonus points if you have experience working in a startup office environment.
Horticultural Assistant, Hines
This role takes the term tree-hugger to a whole new level. If you’re a plant lover with a green thumb, this entry-level role could be for you. While you’ll be working for global real estate giant, this position is specifically tied to Amazon’s next-level headquarters, The Spheres. A degree in landscape architecture is not a requirement, but knowledge of tropical plants and previous greenhouse experience is necessary for this Seattle-based role.
This award-winning, Miami-based agency focuses on the US Hispanic and Latin American markets and they are seeking an office assistant with at least one year of reception experience. Here’s a chance to work for a woman-owned company whose founder is a strong advocate for the advancement of women. The agency also gives a percentage of its yearly profits to organizations that impact the lives of at-risk girls.
Editorial Assistant, Penguin Random House
Calling all lovers of lit—this job has your name written on it. The world’s largest book publisher is looking for an editorial assistant to provide administrative and coordination support for authors and agents. This NYC-based role is specific to YA literature and a great first step into the world of publishing.
Digital & Social Media Assistant, The Barre Code
This role gives you an opportunity to learn while directly assisting the VP of brand strategy for a female-focused fitness brand. Blending ballet, barre, dance, and conditioning, The Barre Code is looking for a social media savvy assistant to grow their brand through partnerships and marketing. A basic understanding of Google Adwords is required for this Chicago-based role.
Media Coordinator, CBS Corporation
Starting your media career with an established company that’s launching a new streaming service sounds like a solid bet. If you like learning about new technologies and are digitally-inclined, then this newly-created team offers you a chance to learn and work your way up. Previous experience in content creation is a plus for this Burbank, CA-based role.
Assistant Media Planner, Essence
Essence is specifically looking for a newbie with relevant internship experience to help them out. As an assistant media planner, you’ll be using your aptitude for numbers while learning the ins and out of media buying. This global agency is looking for a recent grad to get started at their Los Angeles office.
Founder and CEO, Start Your Own Shi*t
Ok so this one’s not actually a job because YOU haven’t created it yet. There’s tons of white space out there waiting to be filled by the girlbosses like you. If the job search has you worn out and your brain is brimming with million-dollar ideas, don’t be afraid to take that leap of faith and start your own sh*t. We gotcha covered.