“Today is the day of the rest of my life – diploma in hand – it’s time to start my real –life career job!”
“Today is the day that you have decided - it’s time to leave the current role you and go out and find that next challenging role – perhaps even a promotion!”
“Today is the day and you have realized that enough is enough - it’s time to find your next role!”
“Today is the day and someone else has decided (due to company results, a change in future direction, etc.) that your role no longer exists and its time you find your next role!”
No matter which of the above statements relate to you, you need to do some serious work if you want to find some serious work. You can no longer simply create/ update your resume, write the generic cover letter and send it off to random companies. “To Whom It May Concern” – is no longer in the building nor is really concerned about you getting a job. You are concerned; you need to do the work and then you will have landed your next job!