How We Work

Landing an internship or job after graduating college should be simple… update a resume, submit a job application online, and network with contacts.

But getting hired out of college isn’t as easy as most people think it will be!

Often, students and graduates misunderstand what it takes to land a job. There is a disconnect between employer expectations and a grad’s preparedness.

The fact is, landing the first job is a process. It’s not just a great resume, cover letter, or knowing answers to interview questions.

Next Great Step understands what it takes to get grads hired—we have a simple, structured step-by-step approach to help college students and grads land the job or internship that they deserve. When they follow this strategy, they significantly increase the odds of landing a job.

More importantly, we deliver our services via live online career coaching. We provide virtual coaching with live access to expert advisors. No matter where your grad resides, we can support them remotely.

Defining Success

Setting a vision with goals to attain land your first job post-college.
First, we will take a look at what you have achieved so far and what may be holding you back from getting the job. We explore what success looks like for you and set goals to help you get there. We discuss the stakeholders in your life (the people who have an interest in your success) and how they impact your career decisions.

The 4 Questions of Strategy

A strategy brings focus and answers these four questions:
1.  What skills am I bringing to a prospective employer?
2.  Who am I selling my skills to? What geography, industry or field of interest do I want to focus on?
3.  Why is a company hiring for this position? Understanding the company need.
4.  Why will someone hire me over someone else? Competitive advantage.

Benefits and Value

How to compete and stand out from the rest of the job seekers.
We will explore how you can best articulate your value to others. By value, we mean how you can express the benefit you have to offer an employer that will help them be more successful when you work for them. You will learn how to uncover what is important to an employer and how you can offer solutions to their challenges so you can get the offer and get the job.


Be prepared for every meeting and job interview.
We will develop and implement a plan to get you from college to your first job. We discuss in detail about how to plan ahead for an interview or networking opportunity. We practice the concept of the 3A’s – Actions, Attitudes and Answers – to help you execute your plan for your next interaction. We polish your LinkedIn profile and resume content. We collaborate on milestones and goals, and a timeline to achieve them. And then we will set you on the path for success in landing your first job after college.