As college students, we all have the constant worry of finding a job after we graduate, and that always lingers around. Considering this, it is still quite surprising to see that most of the students do not do anything about it, or have no idea what to do about it, so addressing this is the main intention of this article. However, the reasons behind this are not perplexing; most of the time it is due to lack of experience, lack of preparation and just not starting early enough is what keeps students from obtaining jobs.
Let’s take a look at some simple rules a student can follow to ensure a job right after stepping out of college.
Networking and making new connections can go a long way for a student who is just about to graduate. The protocol is simple, hit as many people as you can from family members to coworkers and try to build connections and find leads from them. Take full advantage of professional social media like Linkedin to increase your reach and do not hesitate to get in touch with people from your preferred company and ask your doubts.
Put yourself out there
There is this common misconception that a good CV or a Resume is sufficient to meet the requirements of an employer, but in reality, it only tells around 20% about a person. In recent corporate reports, it has been observed that employers learn the most about a prospective employee only after having a round of interviews with him/her so that they both know each other better. Here’s where the personality of an individual comes into play.
Focus on building experience
You might think that it seems ridiculous to expect work experience from a student who has just graduated from college and is looking for jobs, but you might be misled by the common misconception of the same. Strengthening your skills and developing yourself in your area is one way to get experience. Other popular methods include actually selling your services by freelancing or by doing internships which are highly appreciated among employers.
Keeping these in mind, it is pretty evident as to why it is very important to start a job search as early as possible and students must realize this before it is late and they find themselves in the thick of it.