Landing into a first job is a crucial decision and can be very stressful. This is the most tedious journey, but there is nothing to be nervous about? This article shares some useful tips on how to get your first job?
If you are looking for your first job, all you need is a strong curriculum vitae (CV), which beautifully defines your volunteer work, education information, certifications, and personal references. There are many online resources that offer suggestions and recommendations for making a good CV. There are several people who enter their first job while studying, be it a part-time job or a work from home job. In fact some get into a job just to earn a pocket money for themselves.
Most of the people get into their first jobs that are not at all related to their chosen career. No matter what type of job you enter, it will definitely help you learn teamwork, workplace etiquette, and how to communicate with other employees. You still want to get a job in the field you always desired for.
Getting into a job through campus placement is not possible for everyone, in this competitive world. If you have a strong CV and with a great cover letter it can take you to your first job easily. You need to be very confident while appearing for a job interview, as most of the graduates find it difficult to clear.
Being a fresher people feel a little low in confident while applying for their first jobs, but always remember that everyone started with zero experience. You as being a fresher, consider less chances of getting into a job when you have to compete with people who hold experience. If you have sound knowledge of your field, you need not fear from applicants with one, two or more years of experience.
Some tips that will definitely help you to get your first job.
Be ready to volunteer in an organization or a non-profit for gaining work experience. Most of the corporate hiring mangers get impress with applicant’s work experience while interviewing the applicant. A volunteering opportunity can help you understand the real work culture. Try reaching out to such opportunities or keep an eye for such advertisements. You need to put in efforts to get such opportunities.
Explore about your field and explore the questions asked by interviewers. You need to be aware about the professional dressing code. Read as much as you can about the industry you target, opportunities offered in the industry, and the current developments in the industry.
Appearing for the first interview may not get you the job, but you need to keep trying till you enter the one you always wished for. Take a note of all question that you answered wrong or was not able to answer in your first interview, so you avoid such mistakes in the next interview. It is always good to consult known human resource managers, experienced friends before appearing for an interview. The consulting will help you in answering questions correctly at your next interview.
How to write your first CV?
Describe your education qualification, mention all the extra courses you have undertook, and about write all the work experience you hold. Make sure that everything you mentioned in your CV are true. Highlight all your accomplishments, extracurricular activities, and personal characteristics.
After making a good CV, you need to apply for a job. Take advice from your seniors about how to write a cover and application letter, it will be better if you can explore internet for the same. You also should learn about the company you are applying for. Employers are impressed by people who know about their company, its achievements, and their services and products. Try to know more and more about the organization and position you have applied for.
I suggest you to be confident and well prepared for your very first interview, as it can increase your chances of getting the job.