Tips for students to land their first job offer
Completed your studies and looking for a job? Here are my few tips that might help you in getting that first break.
1. Look out for the latest trends and build your skills in it.
Trends keep changing very often in this ever-changing world. What was hot in your first year of college may not be that hot by the time you leave college. Keep an eye on the latest trend and update your skills. Subscribe to newsletters in your domain of interest. You get a lot of resources on the web where you can know what is trending. Keep in mind, not just photos & videos trend, even jobs trend.
2. Group like-minded friends, prepare together.
You need friends in every aspect of your life. That is true even for looking out for a job. Build a team of people (preferably 3 to 4) who are looking for jobs in the same sector. Prepare for interviews. Solve questions from the companies you are planning to apply for. There are a few websites where you get to know the questions from the good souls who have already attended the interviews there. Some of the websites are: geeksforgeeks, glassdoor
Just studying won’t get you anywhere. If you have not heard this, get used to hearing this. You need to socialize, first to land a job and then to grow in the job. It is more likely for you to get referred & placed in a job through your contacts than from a job portal. Not to say you should not apply through a portal, but I am telling you that the success rate is more through contacts. Build contacts.
4. Have realistic expectations of the job.
You may have dreamed of high paying all cool jobs earlier, but in reality, its not the case. Very few people land in such jobs though. You have to have realistic expectations of your job.
5. Have some projects on your resume to showcase.
Your talk will take you to some distance, but your work is what will get you further. If you can show that you have worked in relevant projects before that, it will be a huge advantage.
6. Stop procrastinating, just apply for that job.
Don’t postpone applying for that job. Yes, you need to prepare before applying for the job, but you can not wait till you get perfect in that subject matter and then apply as it may never happen. Apply. Chances are that you already know much more than what is expected from you as a fresher.
All the best for your job hunting.