If you're a recent college graduate or a soon-to-be graduate, then one of your biggest goals for 2019 is probably to land a job. (Decent pay and benefits would be nice, too.)
Luckily, with a record number of job openings today, new grads are in the perfect position to do just that.
"It's a market where people looking for jobs have the ability to get multiple offers and have employers compete for them," Marc Cenedella, the CEO of the career site Ladders, told CNBC Make It earlier this year.
But though the current economy favors job seekers, career experts and coaches warn that grads will still need to do everything they can to set themselves up for success. Below are four things first-job seekers should do as they try to land their dream job in the new year: