As college graduation is just around the corner, we gathered some of our favorite tips for landing that first job out of college - a job that's actually related to your degree or field of study. As CNBC pointed out, many graduating seniors take jobs unrelated to their fields or, in many instances, jobs that don't require the degrees they worked so hard to earn. Before you get stuck in a job rut, consider these tips to get your feet in the right doors - right away.
1. START NETWORKING WITHIN YOUR EXISTING CIRCLES
Reach out to your contacts - current or former co-workers from part-time jobs, fellow interns or directors from any past internships, professors, student organization leaders, your campus career center and any people you may know in your field, through family, friends or volunteer work.
Share a little bit about your professional goals and see if they know of any companies or openings that may be a fit. You never know who has a friend or contact that has an opening for the exact type of position you're seeking. Even if there's not an immediate in, they'll hopefully remember the conversation for future opportunities.