Five Problems Freshers Face To Get The First Job And How To Overcome Themby IV S. Consultant
A fresher trying to get the first job experience, and recruiters wanting to see if the aspirant has any kind of job readiness. It’s the classic chicken-egg situation. There are jobs for freshers but often a newly-minted graduate is not aware of them. Also, a fresher knows nothing about job readiness. A pre-employment skill assessment would help immensely.
Here are five problems freshers face, and solutions for the same:
1. Lack of exposure: There may be many jobs for freshers but they are not even aware of the openings; recruiters may not be able to visit every campus for screenings.
Solution: Job seekers can choose an online platform or app that helps them meet recruiters and scour jobs. They need to choose a platform that lets them get a pre-employment skill assessment score and impress recruiters.
2. Lack of job readiness: Many job aspirants don’t work enough on improving their personality, presentation skills, subject knowledge, communication and language capabilities etc. This may prove costly.
Solution: A pre-employment skill assessment conducted by a free online platform/app can help you. When you upload your video profile and are rated on various criteria, the platform gives you score that will help recruiters assess you fairly.
3. Lack of experience: A freshly-minted graduate is looking out for her first job so there’s no question of experience. But most recruiters need applicants to have some kind of experience, which is a problem.
Solution: There are jobs for freshers but it helps to have something in your resume that is impressive and makes up for lack of experience. It could be volunteering or interning.
4. Lack of a comprehensive resume: First-timers may not know how to prepare a well-crafted resume that highlights their strengths and skills. This can act as a detriment during job hunting.
Solution: First-timers need to update themselves on how to come up with an effective resume. Today is the era of video resumes that, if done well, can help job seekers promote themselves well.
5. Lack of information about the job market: A big mistake freshers make is not staying updated about the market. They may often not know what skills are in demand and where. They may not know which companies are doing well and which aren’t.
Solution: Freshers need to have their fingers on
the pulse, and keep themselves updated about the local job market and also
trends elsewhere. Doing research on firms in sectors they want to work will
help a lot. Getting online, looking at platforms for job seekers and recruiters
will help vastly.
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