<p>I am a rising senior and am beginning my job hunt for May 2011. I am making a list of organizations that I would like to work for after graduation but don't know how to proceed after that. Do I e-mail them now and say that I would like to work for them about a year from now? Should I start sending out cover letters/resumes for positions that may not yet exist?
I am aware of how difficult it is to find a job in this economy and hope that by starting early I will have something lined up by the time I graduate. I am hoping to work at a think tank doing research or working at an NGO for int'l dev't but know that there are many qualified applicants looking to work in similar fields. </p>
<p>Thanks in advance for any advice you may have.</p>