Tory Johnson: 10 Job Hunting Tips for College Graduates

Some graduates are perfectly comfortable with this, while others insist on doing it on their own. There's no shame in asking mom or dad for help. In fact, everyone, no matter his or her career stage, needs a hand in getting hired. Don't be afraid to ask for it. It's a sign of strength, not weakness.

Keep track of your activities and contacts.

You'll likely meet many people who can't help you right now. Instead of tossing their numbers, keep track of all your contacts in one place. Use a specific notebook or start an Excel chart -- whatever works for you. Re-visit people over time to update them on your progress and to stay in their minds. While they may not have had a lead a month ago, something may change in time. By keeping track of your applications, you'll be more apt to follow up too.

Tory Johnson is the workplace contributor on ABC's Good Morning America and the CEO of Women For Hire. Talk to her at Twitter.com/ToryJohnson.

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