5 Easy Ways to Kickstart Your Career After Graduation
Transitioning from a college-going kid to a professional comes with its own challenges. Entering the corporate world with just theoretical knowledge is not enough. You will meet challenges that are out of syllabus for you.
College degrees don’t always suffice. Corporates have different working styles, they go above and beyond the theories that have been taught in the college. In such a case, taking online courses from industry experts is a good way to start your corporate journey.
You won’t get your first job by just sitting on your back. You need to work for it. You will need to network rather aggressively. So attend those networking events, update your Linkedin profile and make connections and network as much as you can. Because you know how the saying goes “Network is your net worth”.
Resume is Everything
Don’t judge a book by its cover, it is good when you say it but everyone does judge a book by its cover. The same goes with resumes. First impressions do count. So make sure that your resume is up to date and makes a strong impression. Throw in all the courses that you have taken, all your skills that are relevant to the job. Emphasis on the relevant.
Prep for Interviews
Interviews can knock your socks off. So prepare for the interview beforehand, so you can pull your socks right up. Meaning that interviewers will try to confuse you but you need to be prepared. So look up the FAQs and prepare your answers so you can answer them confidently and get past challenging questions gracefully.
Persist in the face of resistance. Finding a job you like in this economy is not a cakewalk, but not impossible . It may take time. So don’t get discouraged, keep applying, keep following up, develop your skills and be persistent with your efforts.
Following these tips will help you greatly in your career. Just don’t give up and you’re halfway there.