Should I Go for a Job or PG Course after my Graduation?
College years are the most important part of students’ life. Internal tests, semester exams, internships, project, and assignments often keep the students busy from thinking about the future. Life after graduation can be challenging for the students to face the outer word – just like a butterfly when it emerges from a cocoon – the big question ‘what next’ daunts every student after the prestigious graduation ceremony.
After graduation, there are many routes for the future that a student can choose from. Few can enrol for a post-graduate course, set up a business of their own, continue doing internships, or even better – search for a graduate job.
Though many students opt for a post-graduate course, it is imperative to note that, finding a job soon after graduation can be extremely beneficial. It gives an opportunity for the student to step into the competitive nature of the job market and take full advantage to learn and develop his/her skills and start putting them into action.
The Digital Engagement Platform – KRACKiN strive to increase the students’ employability factor through various means. The ‘profile page’ is an apt destination for students to fill their academic details as well as the nine parameters, which includes their skills, sports, and paper-presentations to name a few. By filling up these profiles, they get an edge to further up their chance of getting recognized by the recruiting firm, through which they can start their career soon after graduation.
Here are 5 important points to consider before going for a job after graduation:
- Be positive:
There is a huge difference between a fresher and an experienced employee. A fresher is mainly required to learn the work-type that he has been assigned to, complete the task and give new ideas to improvise the task. At the same time, having the desire to learn, work and carry the right attitude will always work in the freshers favour.
- Be an opportunist:
After-graduation plans should always be long-term and being an opportunist to learn about the work is absolutely fine. Be it big or a small company, focusing on learning at the current job and company enhances the candidate’s experience and skills, which will have an opportunity to work at a better company later.
- Be prepared for the future:
Any job that a student takes up after graduation should think about how the job is helping him/her get to the next level of employment, be in the same company or different. Hence, it is important for a candidate to know whether the job in hand is helping him/her grow professionally and personally.
- Start slow:
As per the ‘after-graduation ideas’, many students strive to get into a company that provides a fat pay check. It is always wise to choose a job that caters to the candidate an opportunity to learn new skills, take up new projects as well as build a network within the organisation. Hence, it is always better to choose a job that provides an opportunity to learn and get exposed to different functions within the company, rather than going for a higher salary with no proper exposure.
- Take one step at a time:
This is one of the most important aspects while looking for a job after graduation. Many graduates get desperate to reach their goal without having a proper idea on how the industry works. This will eventually lead to disappointments when the outcome of their race to reach the goal ends up being a disaster.
Here, the graduates should strive more on learning and development of their skills rather than indulging themselves in the rat race.
Finally, if the student is confused whether to take up higher studies or to take up a job right after graduation is by consulting career counselors and seniors in the college. Building professional networks by attending job fairs and also connecting on social media sites like LinkedIn and Facebook will be useful. Talking and meeting people will only provide a fair idea about what the student should do and how he/she should proceed to build their bright future.