Shine Bright-Tips for Employment
The ultimate goal for a graduate or to-be graduate is to secure decent employment. This article discusses the DO’s and DON’T’s of the employment world. The article aims to provide its readers an insight into what goes through an employer’s mind when they look to hire fresh grads.
The best thing to do is look for jobs that match your qualifications and skills. This can take time but depending upon your Major’s a few weeks to a couple of months is normal. It also depends upon your circumstances; how desperate are you? Still finding a job for grads should be not very difficult.
Best bet is to make a resume that stands out. It needs to focus on your skill set and degree. Employers usually do not have time to go through lengthy resumes so keep yours short. Most employers look for grads with good GPA’s so if you have a GPA that stands, rest assured you will get there. Most employers complain that fresh grads usually have a lesser threshold when it comes to waiting so it’s best that you portray that you that patience is your thing. Be polite if asked to wait longer than usual, bear in mind people with patience last at their jobs the longest.
It’s always best to do a bit of research about your prospective employer. Having knowledge about the company can help impress potential employers and can show your eagerness. Take to the internet, do a casual research and there you are with enough information to make that first good impression. This also gives you the much needed heads up about the state of affairs of the company and what to expect in an interview.
Working on your appearance is also one of the foremost things to look at. Don’t dress to fancy, keep it a mix between fashionable and formal. A better dressed candidate has a more chance of grabbing the attention of recruiters so be well dressed. Wear your best suit, best tie and best shoes. Go out there to impress. It is also imperative that you choose your words carefully when answering questions. This way the employer can assess that you have good interpersonal skills.
All of these bits and pieces put together make you a confident and this shows when you come across an employer. Have a courteous smile and a skill set that matches the requirement, rest assured you will shine and be hired soon.