Finding a job isn’t duck soup unless you’re a professional having a little experience. For a fresher candidate, giving a kickstart to professional life is always a stressful job because it is different from an internship.
One phase of life – that of a student – is ending, and another is just starting as a team member.
Transitioning from a student to a team member may not always be easy. Fresh graduates are often apprehensive about their lack of employment experience and enough credentials to support their aspirations.
However, by focusing more on what you can bring to the table and how you can add value to your future role, you could make an impression and grab that opportunity to work in your dream organization.
Know Your Personality & Occupational Strengths
Reflect upon yourself and spot your strengths, weaknesses, and passions. Write your muscles and brush up on your skills. Acknowledge your shortcomings and work on them. Find out the subjects that interest and inspire you.
Ask yourself what you would like to do and later convert it into your career. Understanding what is essential for you in life and your job will help you plan your career well. If you are someone with no work experience, try to answer the simple question, “What do you want to do?” The answer will help you choose your career.
Build a Strong Resume
Fresher candidates need to have a strong resume for applying to graduate jobs in India. But, a fresher candidate hardly has experience apart from an internship. Therefore, despite being a graduate with hands-on experience as an intern, one should emphasize their accomplishments during the academic years.
In this digital era, content is the Key. Avoid drafting resumes with bright colours and fancy fonts because recruiters do not spend more than 10 seconds.
Provide the necessary information.
Mind the ATS
ATS stands for applicant tracking system. In the current scenario, most companies use ATS to weed out unwanted candidates. This software uses a filter that shows the result of resumes containing only those keywords that a recruiter has entered. So, as a graduate, you should understand the game of keywords and use all possible keywords related to your first job to avoid FOMO ( Fear of Missing Out)
Do not Sabotage The Interview.
Many fresher candidates tend to brag about themselves in their resumes but cannot fail to express the same in words.
Cutting too short, never use phrases like ‘that’s a great question’ or ‘I don’t have a question for you. Never do trash-talk about your placements in Colleges and employers who visited your campus because it can destroy the entire impression within moments.
The Key is that being enthusiastic is fine, but being over-enthusiastic can make you get on the interviewer’s nerves.
Employers love to hire confident candidates. However, organizations also look for a candidate’s willingness to learn and grow. Therefore, along with the job qualifications, a graduate needs to convince the interviewer that they are confident and always ready to learn and are humble in approach.
Navigate Company’s Website
Do your homework; to gain the exact knowledge about the vacancies in a particular company department, always scroll the website. It will provide brief information about the company and help in knowing the number of vacancies available in different departments.
You may also follow their updates on social media to have a piece of updated information.
Learn as Much as You Can
The best part of a fresher’s life is that the candidate in you is always curious to know more. So use this phase in life to learn as much as you can. Don’t have any inhibition to ask the right questions and be proactive. Learn your role well and do well. Offer to assist with projects and extend your support to accomplish team goals.
After graduating, emphasize your goals that meet the ideal job you wish.
Remember that the first job is always about deciphering and experimenting because it gives an insight into the field in which you’ll serve for the rest of your life. So if you grab the right opportunity in the first go, make sure that you make the most of it.