I'm graduating tech school in a few months. In everyone's expert opinion, what should be my first step toward finding a job?
I have a friend that may be able to help me get a job with a local company that does mostly residential. I understand I can't be too picky, but if possible I'd like to find some commercial work, probably doing installation at first. I'd rather not just take the first job I'm offered (though I obviously will if I have no other option).
Should I just send out as many resumes as possible or what? I wouldn't want to waste a prospective employer's time if I could get a job elsewhere, but it seems like the best way to get the job you want would be to contact as many people as possible and then decide which one you want.
Any help would be appreciated.