We always tend to have a particular picture regarding everything and anything in our mind. Same applies to our thoughts regarding job search and real job market scenarios. Most of the times it happens that when we are faced with original scenarios, reality hits us hard and we kind of stumble on our path. That’s why it’s always better to be well prepared, researching everything and not to make assumptions. So when you are done with your college or pursuing your degree take some time out and follow few of the tips mentioned below. This will help you to get a picture of what lies out there and prepare you well.
Think out of the box:
The most important criteria on which the employers differentiate you from rest of the crowd is your way of thinking. Your approach towards any problem or situation is observed. Do not follow the herd. Learn to think smart and differently. Use your brain wheels more than often. This will be beneficial in ways more than you can imagine.
Delve into your internship:
Your internship is very important stage. Those few months can really work as a bench mark for your career. When you are at it, take maximum advantage of it. Learn and ask a lot. Observe how things work and everything is conducted. Completely exploit and explore your opportunity.
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Be updated with latest company trends:
You will always have a certain type of company you’d like to work for. While you are at it, give some time in knowing all the companies where you can apply for job in future. Study about them and their status in the market. Be updated with all the current and upcoming market trends. Employers like this quality too. They will appreciate your efforts and will know that you are a person who likes to be up with the latest and not lag.
Brush up your basics regularly:
Just getting good marks in exams won’t do. You need to actually understand the basics of what you learn. If you are not through with your basics any preparation for the interview will be futile as you will get confused during the answering sessions. So from the very starting of your degree program, keep your inquisitiveness for the subject on. Ask and study and research as much as you can.
Having sharp communications skill is as important as scoring ace marks. No employer will hire you even if you are the best student of your college if your communication skills are improper. These skills are a window through which you represent yourself to others. Once you start working, you will be representing the company and the products too. If you don’t do that properly, your skills are insufficient for the company. So read more and speak more in English to make it better.
Keep your resume up-to-date:
Your resume is your complete know how and key for the employer to know your capabilities and weight your talent. It is in a way your professional image. Always keep it updated and create it professionally. Make sure it’s not too lengthy. Do not copy paste content from your buddies or internet. Your employers will know. Browse through various templates available online, get the zest of it and then create your own original one.
Active presence on social media and job portals:
Learn to make proper use of social media so it benefits you. You are most of the time active on some or the other social media profile. Keep your all profiles updated and build proper connections. Make accounts on various professional networking sites like LinkedIn, BranchOut and AngelList etc. Connect yourself to proper connections.
Other than that, get yourself registered at various job search websites like www.ragns.com. Upload your resume and keep your profile update so the employers can go through it. Put all your skills and achievements and deeds that make you look professionally exceptional there. Such job portals are good way of putting yourself in the market.
So think through everything thoroughly. It’s not a waste of time, its investment of time. It can yield you many great career opportunities or your dream job. Just studying in top institute or getting good marks won’t land you in a job. Those things are just part of a big cluster. Complete that cluster and you will succeed.
All the best!