Why did fresher struggle for the first job?
After college is in true sense the end of your fun days. Several don’t realize this until reality slaps them arduous and guess what, we all have been a victim to this at some point in life. Attending those long boring lectures, answering lengthy exam papers and trying our best to score high marks is all we focused on, with a misconception that, the more your score the better are your chances at bagging that first job.
But do you think it is as simple as we imagine it to be?
The knowledge and education gained in the past is nowhere relevant to what will be required to implement at your workplace. On the other hand employers look for candidates with relevant experience or someone who has completed additional skill based courses after graduation. A mere college graduate with no experience whatsoever is never entertained.
The intention of earning fast money is what poses as an obstacle in getting fresher’s their first job. Why run after something that is completely out of your reach, when you take your own time, acquire a good amount of experience by either working as an intern or joining a start up. Working with start-ups is the best way to learn new concepts and develop your existing skill sets. Do not expect a reputed company to come approach you if you do not have the relevant experience, this is the mistake made by many.
Many students depend upon campus interviews, hoping that they can be a part of a reputed company and start working the moment they’ve been declared a graduate. For some this works out pretty well, however we do have a set of students who fail to get through these interviews and hence the struggle for them gets even worse.
Employers expect students to be job ready, the moment they step out of college, but that’s completely irrelevant. Employers on the other hand should stop expecting too much from a fresher, the candidate has probably just moved out of college and is entering a completely new phase in life and will need some time to transform himself into a working professional. Everyone is capable enough; all they need is some guidance.
Here we have a solution for you for better future:
1. Short term courses
Taking up short term courses can be of great help for students who find difficulty in getting the right job. It adds value to your resume. Examples of short term courses are Advance Excel, Digital Marketing, Training on Java, .net, php, Advance Java, Linux, Web Development and many more
2. Create a Resume
An attractive resume is a great start. Do not forget to mention about the after graduation courses that you took up. All these factors accumulate to form a good impression on recruiters.
Also, surf the internet for the latest and the best resume formats and try to create yours on similar lines.
3. Upload Your Job on Several Job Portals
Once you’re all set with your resume, what should be your next step? File it up and just keep staring at it? Don’t even think about it. Being lazy won’t help you at all, you need to be quick, you aren’t the only candidate.
Without wasting any time, post your updated resume on online job portals like Naukri, Indeed, TimesJobs, Monster, Shine, AngelList etc keep doing so every day without fail. Out of the 100 resumes that you send out, be sure that you will get a revert from at least 4 recruiters, which will eventually lead to an interview and in the end a job to get you started.
4. Create a LinkedIn Account
Many companies have now switched to social networking sites such as LinkedIn for hiring manpower or headhunting for new talent. On creating a LinkedIn account, you will be asked to enter information regarding your educational qualifications, which can be easily seen and analyzed by companies.