We have all been in a situation where we were unsure which path to take after graduation. Ambitions can fade quickly when the intimidating door to adulthood finally opens. The following tips will help you deal with the anxiety of finding a first job and become an appealing candidate on the job market!
1. Get started as soon as possible!
The sooner you start searching for job offers, the sooner you will land a job. If you are not pursuing further education, you should start looking for a job immediately after finishing school. Most graduates wait until the end of the holidays before looking for work, but this can greatly hamper your chances of landing a job.
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2. Try internships or trainee programs
Internships and trainee programs can be great sources of experience. Internships are usually short-term unpaid hours, but they allow you to work in positions where you would not be accepted without previous experience.
Trainee programs are often more friendly for graduates than internships. They can last all year and are paid. As a trainee, you will try most of the jobs that the company fills throughout the year. It is customary for them to employ you at the end of the trainee period in the position that suits you best.
3. Visit trade fairs for graduates
Job fairs are a great place for graduates to meet directly with representatives of potential employers. They will provide you with complete information on job offers and admission requirements. They look for graduates with the goal of “modeling” them according to their needs and ideal attributes. Before visiting the fair, find out which companies will be represented and research their corporate culture.
4. Work on your resume
A resume is a means of creating a first impression with a recruiter, so you should not underestimate the importance of it. It is understandable that a graduate's resume will not be the most extensive or diverse, but you should do your best to enrich it by mentioning all your achievements and projects you worked on at school or with various companies. This creates talking points in which you can mention what you learned from them like interpersonal communication, how to work in a stressful environment, and how to manage time flexibility. Remember that there should only be true information in the resume–do not claim to have skills you do not actually have. Recruiters verify candidates by requesting references or testing the knowledge and skills that are discussed in the CV.
5. Create a profile on job portals
Job portals are the first place you should visit during your job search. Many of them allow you to create a profile (often with a similar format to a resume) and connect to recruiters that are actively looking for candidates. Of course, you should also use other job-search methods because some actively offered jobs may not necessarily suit you.
The professional social media network LinkedIn has grown to be the most widely used job-search site. Creating a profile on this global network is free. The form of the profile is similar to those of other job portals, so your profile must match your CV.
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