Top 5 ways to help graduates secure an entry-level position
Before embarking on higher education, an individual will have dreams of becoming something great.
Such plans continue throughout their tertiary studies.
A young person may dream of becoming a successful optometrist. They can visualise themselves, helping their patients and telling others about what they do for work. It's a sense of pride, knowing that they have become someone.
It's true, for many, our careers define who we are, and it sets the stage for our life and future. Most people work full-time hours, so, understandably, their job will play a big part in shaping who they are.
Some people don't define themselves by their title or profession, while others do.
However, dreams can be affected if a graduate cannot secure work in their line of study. Given this situation that many people have to deal with. Here are some tips for jobseekers and graduates from matthewcoppola.com.
I have put together what I think are the top 5 ways that can help you as a graduate, find work after graduation. They are:
GET YOUR RESUME AND COVER LETTER PROFESSIONALLY WRITTEN AND UPDATED BASED ON YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE AND THE SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE GAINED FROM COURSEWORK.
Your CV and cover letter are what you put out in front of an employer.
Which makes it so essential to ensure you have the best CV and cover letter that show off your skills and experience and outline why you want the job and what you have to offer.
One of the popular services we provide at Client Centric is CV and cover letter writing. We work with graduates from all backgrounds of study.
ADDRESS THE EMPLOYER'S REQUIREMENTS ON THE JOB ADVERTISEMENT.
When you come across a job advertisement, the employer will most likely have listed out the job requirements. It's essential to address these.
UTILISE THE BENEFIT OF WORK EXPERIENCE IF YOU CAN.
If you can, try to secure work experience within the industry that your qualification is related. You will be surprised just how valuable an entry-level job can be to the role you want.
IMPROVE ON YOUR INTERVIEW SKILLS AND TECHNIQUE
Applying for a job is the first step to securing an interview. Once you get to the interview stage, then you need to make a real impression on the employer.
The employer will want to know about your background, what motivates you and what you feel sets you distinct from other candidates. It's good to relate your experience to the role (however different or irrelevant your past jobs may have been) and what you have learnt at university.
If you would like to receive interview coaching, please feel free to contact Client Centric today or visit our interview coaching service page the Client Centric website.
It matters more than ever to stand out from other applicants.