How to Find First Job After College

Published: 2015-04-28 6:17 PM | Yesgulf

How to Find First Job After College

Students after completing their graduation, look frustrated, depressed and overwhelmed when they don’t get their first job. This is where they feel that they had chosen wrong path and should have done something else. However, the fact is there job quest will not last longer if they act smartly.

You can boost your career, get on board with your first job and start with what you are passionate about. It was definitely your choice and what you have to do is to cool down, wait for the right opportunity and show the best for which you have struggled for many years. It is not all about references or experience, rather it is all about how you promote yourself in front of recruiters. There are many different ways that you can use to get first job after graduating. Here are some of them.

Join LinkedIn and Create Profile
Join LinkedIn and Create Profile

Join LinkedIn and Create Profile

Why don’t you get the advantage of internet, the blessing that can help you in starting career? LinkedIn is network of professionals where people of different industries meet and join hands to conduct their business. It does not matter whether you have experience or not, you have to join this professional network and write some attractive summary about your career, things that interest you, any freelance or volunteer experiences and skills that you can work with. Connect with the people of your industry, join groups and interact with them. Take part in discussions going on in particular group and smartly reveal yourself. There must be a person looking for a person like you with hidden talent. You can also look for different group posting updates on job. Some of them need fresh graduates while others need experienced.

Build your Blog or Website
Build your Blog or Website

Build your Blog or Website

Internet is truly a blessing and a good way to market yourself without bearing extra cost. How about building your own personal blog or website? This blog/website will help you to promote yourself as well as your services. For example, if you have graduated in Mass Communication, you can write your own analysis, reviews and articles on current affairs and publish them on different social media platforms (don’t forget to share it on LinkedIn groups). This will help companies to know your skills and abilities. Setting up blog is not a difficult task and you don’t have to invest any money. There are platforms like Blogger, WordPress and Drupal where you can get free account and setup your personal blog.

Apply on Different Job Portals
Apply on Different Job Portals

Apply on Different Job Portals

There are many online job portals where you can find jobs relevant to your study. If you are wise and intelligent, your first job is not any difficult and you can get on board without any trouble. First of all join the portal and write everything about yourself in a very professional manner. Upload a well written CV. Remember, your CV is your tool for promoting yourself, so make sure to write it well. You can also hire some professional to write your CV. Upload the CV on portal and complete the remaining signup process. After you have successfully created an account, now it is time to search for jobs. It is important to mention here that if you are asked to join the company at a very low salary, don’t hesitate to join. You can later switch on to another after getting some experience.

 

Get in Contact with Mates and Teachers

Your class mates, friends and teachers can also help you a lot in getting your first job. Make sure that you are in contact with all of them and stay in touch through phone, social media and other networks. You can ask your teacher to refer you in a company. Similarly, your friend or class mate can inform you about the job opportunity that you haven’t seen yet in the newspaper or social media group. Staying in contact can help you a lot in getting your first job.

Get in Contact with Mates and Teachers
Get in Contact with Mates and Teachers

Find a Mentor

You have now graduated, you are looking for a job and there is no one to tell you about ups and downs. There is still a way to get yourself in the right direction. You can find some senior from your college to guide you, get in contact with your teacher or simply connect to professionals on different forums and groups. To find the best mentor, you can simply go for LinkedIn and communicate from time to time.

Start an Internship
Start an Internship

Start an Internship

Internship is a good way to get hired in the same company where you have completed your training. For this, you need to be very serious about the work and the way they operate and conduct business. Make sure to get in contact with the higher management and communicate with them. Learn the skills and other technical things from your seniors and higher management to get in depth knowledge.

You can get your first job quickly, if you are smart, intelligent and clever. If you are not getting the job even if it is for entry level, analyze yourself. Are you dressed well, do you speak the right words or your CV is well up to the mark that can win the heart of recruiter. All you need to do is lift yourself up and never get disappointed. If you are not good at giving interviews, you can again take help of internet and work on it to learn how to answer critical questions.

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