The percentage of graduates is surely increasing year by year. The recession brings impact to them due to they must compete with many competent graduates. It is obvious that the increasing number of graduates is not as same as the number of job vacancies. Although there is many job opportunities for graduates, but you have to be tricky to enter and win the market when job hunting. Here are some tips to help you:
1. Work Experience Pays Off
Employers have thought that since many people have degrees, employers prefer to look for people who have practical as well as academic experience. Hence, get more your experiences during your study at the university. It will create your CV greatly but also you can determine which career path is suitable for you.
2. Consider an internship
You can involve in internship in many companies either it is paid or unpaid. However, if you are getting involved in unpaid internship, you need to be clear exactly what experience will you gain during the internship so that it will boost your chances of getting better with valueable skills.
3. Update your CV properly
Make sure your CV is being updated with new relevant informations. That way will guarantee you ready whenever you need it. You can create a portfolio website to help you stand out from other candidates and show your work in professional way.
4. Sign up for job alerts
Sign up for job alerts on recruitment sites or companies’ website to stay on update for their job opening so that you will never miss out the opportunies. Start to do it when you are at university. Identify the job requirements and learn what skill you need to improve for your dream job.
5. Use social media
Social media is an effective way to find out about jobs and network with potential employers such as Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook, etc. The more you know employers’ recent updates, the more you can stand out from other graduates in this competitive job market
*gathered from many sources*