As a recent or soon-to-be graduate, you are prepared to take on the “real world,” which includes starting your career with a recent grad job search. With all that happy anticipation, you can also be feeling apprehensive, anxious butterflies in your stomach, and a little bit of curiosity about when you’ll get your first job. Given the unpredictable nature of the job search process, this is understandable.
We are here to help!
Although, looking for a job might be nerve-wracking and stressful, you do not have to do it alone.
We are here to help and guide you through the procedure, give suggestions and pointers, and put you in touch with the position that will jump-start your career
Here is our five-step plan:
Translate Your Experience
Remember that everyone starts somewhere as you start your job search.
When you start your new job search analyze your present skill set and the skills needed for your new career. Include these abilities on your resume because many of the ones you utilize in your current position are probably transferable to your future field of employment.
To acquire useful skills you can add, think about volunteering, job shadowing, or freelancing in your new field of employment. Additionally, it’s a great chance to test drive your new career while gaining useful experience.
Make new relationships and facilitate networking. It can be accomplished through attending industry gatherings or events, such as HubSpot User Groups, WordPress User Groups, CreativeMornings, etc. By mentioning this experience, you can demonstrate to a potential employer that you’ve taken the initiative to decide that this is the right job for you.
Build Your Resume
One document frequently used in the employment process is a résumé. It contains details about your background and credentials and ought to present the most crucial, pertinent details about you to potential employers in a simple, easy-to-read format.
Start by choosing the right resume format
Include your name and contact information
Add a resume summary or objective
List your soft and hard skills
List your professional history with keywords
Include an education section
Consider adding optional sections
Format your resume
Proofread your resume
Know Your Priorities
After creating your resume, you can start considering the kinds of positions and employers that might be the best fit for you. Choosing your job priorities is a step in that process. Do you prefer to work onsite with a group of people or are you searching for remote employment? In what ways is an employer’s DEI strategy important? Are you seeking for a job that will allow you professional advancement? It could be useful to order your values in each category according to importance:
Intrinsic: work with a purpose, opportunity for growth, and respectful relationships
Extrinsic: benefits, salary, and work environment
Lifestyle: adaptability of schedule, need for travel, and effects on the environment and society
Explore Your Options
The thought can sound intimidating, whether you are new to the work world or thinking about taking a change career path, but it doesn’t have to be. Follow these steps to start looking into happy-making careers:
Start with yourself
Think about your personal interests, hobbies, and motivators.
Research viable careers
Read up on everyday responsibilities, necessary education and training, average incomes, job outlooks, and job descriptions. List the options that stand out to you. You can learn more about the occupations that seem like a good fit for you with the help of this phase.
Speak to others in the field
You can conduct a lot of study on your potential career choices, but those who are actually working in the industry are likely to have the most knowledge about your alternatives. Get in touch with your lecturers to see if they can recommend anyone who would be ready to speak with you about their experience.
Get involved in the workplace
Inquire with subject-matter experts about possible opportunities to spend a day working alongside them and their team. Participating in the workplace allows you to learn a lot about a typical workday and may even lead to a referral for an upcoming internship.
Ace The Interview
According to recruiters, the interview is the most effective method of determining whether a prospect is a good fit. However, that is reciprocal; while they are analyzing you, you are also evaluating them! Keep in mind the following as you prepare for a successful job interview:
- Research your potential employer
Learn about the company’s history, most recent announcements, executive officers, values, and culture by browsing their website. Then look up recent articles about the company to learn about its most recent successes and future objectives.
- Review the job description
Study the job description so you may be ready to discuss in your interview how you are qualified to do the duties of the position. Focus on the duties that a successful candidate will have and pay attention to keywords like required skills and experience.
- Practice answering interview questions
Review a list of the most often asked interview questions and prepare your responses. Your comments should be focused on the company, the position, and your relevant qualifications and objectives.
- Dress appropriately for your interview
Make an effort to present yourself professionally when you meet with the hiring team by dressing accordingly.
- Follow up after the interview
Within a day of the interview, try sending the recruiting manager an email of gratitude. Reiterate your interest in the job and thank the company for the interview in the email.
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