7 Tips to Land the Best Graduate Jobs
As soon as you graduate and leave the York University residence, you may realize that landing a good job is not that easy. Well-paying graduate jobs are in high demand which is why students have to be very competitive and take advantage of every opportunity to land the job of their dreams. We’ll share a few tips that can help you in your job hunt.
1. Remain open-minded
Don’t always assume that you have to work in a large organization that offers the best pay. There are numerous small and medium sized companies that employ graduates every year. Focus on issues like the company culture and location as opposed to the size because you need to find a work environment that’s ideal for you. Be open to move across towns for a good job.
2. Focus on building your experience
Always remember that you are looking for a job that will help you to grow your experience. You may not be able to land a position in a particular company you’ve been eyeing but taking a different role in another organization may give you the experience needed to join your dream company. Look for an organization that is close to your apartments near York University to make the experience simpler if you still plan on doing your postgraduate studies.
3. Skills and abilities are transferrable
Remember that your degree doesn’t define who you are or can be. For instance, if you studied history, there are many companies that could still hire you for a position that has nothing to do with your degree subject. Nowadays, companies are looking for the right individuals, especially for graduate jobs. they hire graduates of any discipline and train them.
4. Tap into the hidden job market
Networking is important if you want to find employers who are looking to hire someone with a similar skill. Look for opportunities to make yourself visible and interact with people in your field of interest. Use social media platforms like LinkedIn to connect with professionals in your chosen area.
5. Use your existing network
You may have met people during internships and work placements who can help you land a graduate job. it’s time to use those existing connections. Speak to your lecturers, friends and family regarding your job hunt.
6. Submit winning job applications
Take time when drafting a job application. Perform adequate research about the company and the position you’re applying for. Avoid using one resume to apply for multiple positions. Make sure you tailor your CV and application letter to each employer’s requirements. Understand what the company is looking for and show how you have the skills to fill the role.
7. Don’t give up
Job hunting is certainly hard. You will attend some interviews and wait for the call in vain. Don’t look at it as a failure. While you are preparing to leave York University housing and start building your life, remember that practice makes perfect. It’s going to take a bit of time till you can learn what applications and interview techniques work for you. Use every interview as an opportunity to boost your confidence and get feedback on how to work on your job applications. Use your university career service to get advice and support on job hunting. They are there to help you make the best decisions.
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