It may not really sound that easy, I know. But if you will apply for a job with all these tips in mind, chances are, you are already on the right track to employment.
The most common problem that job applicants encounter is the demand of employer for "well experienced" employees. The thing is, most of the job applicants who are newly graduates usually do not have work experience yet. However, armed with the necessary skills, substantial resume, confidence and impressive ideas, the job that is very much desired might just be moments away from taking place.
Here are some of the helpful tips that may help newly graduates acquire a higher chance in getting the job that they are applying for:
First: The job that you are applying for must be related to your educational background or course. This is for the employer to be assured that you have sufficient knowledge on the basic concept of the work for which you will be employed.
Second: Your resume must reflect all the academic trainings and seminars that you have attended and completed. This will give the employer the idea that you have undergone sufficient and related trainings even prior to job application. This will make the employer gain confidence in what you can do once you are already employed.
Third: Present yourself with confidence and know what you are talking about during the job interview. Some applicants commit the mistake of impressing the employer by talking a lot and overwhelming the interviewer with enormous vocabulary. Interviewer will know and get the message that you are trying to impress him/her which will create doubts in him about what you are really capable of doing hands-on.
Fourth: Make sure that you come to the job interview in proper attire. Jeans and t-shirt is a big no-no when it comes to interview attire.
Fifth: Research about the company where you are applying for job. Make sure that you know the nature of the business, the function of the department where you want to work, and develop some ideas on how you can contribute to the company/business. Remember that one of the usual questions in job interviews ask about why you think you should be hired.
Sixth: Be ready to have good answer to the following questions and you are ready for your interview. (a) What do you think can be your greatest contribution to the company based on your knowledge and skills? (b) How can you be an asset to the company? (c) What are your attributes that made you qualified for the position?
Seventh: Be open-minded about ideas that the employer might share with you during the interview about the function of the available position. Show your willingness and sincerity to learn new things that you may not know. Employers love to see young people or new graduates who are determined to learn and succeed.
The aforementioned are just practical tips. I have been to several job interviews before landing on my first job. I know how difficult it could be for some freshly graduates to be hired or get the right job. Knowing your abilities and being confident that you can do the job will bring you to where you want to go and achieve your goals.