5 Tips To Get A Job As A Fresher

by IV S. Consultant
Just the prospect of leaving college and embarking on the difficult journey of seeking employment is enough to give students a nightmare. Finding jobs for freshers can be tough unless you are willing to settle for exploitative internships that require long hours of work and minimal pay. If you want to avoid such hassles and directly get a job with a good company, you will need to stand out from the crowd. There is a lot of competition out there and this means employers can now afford to tailor their employee recruitments.

But don’t lose hope. The right job is out there waiting for you. Here are five tips to help you on this job search.

Online profile: Online job recruitment portals are the most popular places to begin looking for jobs. HR managers and recruiters prefer job portals to search for the right candidate as well. This means your online profile has to stand out and be as professional as can be. Upload your CV and make sure your resume follows the latest format. Don’t miss out on providing any details. Today, employers look for all-round personality rather than just academic records. 

Networking: It is very important to speak to people and try to get the word out. Be it your dad’s friend or a friend’s uncle, it’s completely okay to contact people for referrals. Referrals are given a lot of importance and therefore you could land a job just because someone referred you. Make sure to network and speak to recruitment agencies. When it comes to searching for jobs, it’s not just what you know, but who you know that comes in handy. Word of mouth is a powerful thing and do not underestimate its potential.

Social Media: As more and more companies use social media to reach out to clients and employees, make sure you too use it to your advantage. If you are interested in working for a particular company, try to make connections with their employees on LinkedIn or Facebook and get them to recommend you. It is easier said than done, but in many cases, this has been very effective for graduate students. 

Build your resume: You can make yourself more employable by walking the extra mile. Companies prefer students who have taken an active role in the field they are interested in. Be sure to participate in competitions, sign up for volunteering work, etc. All these extra details add to the value of your resume and make you stand out from other candidates. You could even choose a free online assessment test that will instantly add more value to your resume. Use your career assessment test scores to stand out from the crowd.

Research: When you go for that interview, make sure to have done thorough research on the company and its values. It always helps to know a bit more about the organisation. This will ensure you can answer the crucial question of why you’d want to work in that particular organisation and what you could contribute as an employee. 

Graduate jobs are hard to come by, but that doesn’t mean you go for the first opportunity you get. It is important that your job gives you happiness and satisfaction. So don’t rush into anything you are not confident about and wait for the right job for you. 

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