One of the questions that most college pass-outs ask is ‘how to get a job’. You have a lot of companies in mind. And you are in contact with a few. Even if you do everything right, employers wanting someone with a little experience anyway – ‘fresher with a year of experience’.
NJ teaching jobs are one type of job. If you want to do the job, you make a resume and apply for this.
So, how do you overcome this paradox of an ‘experienced fresher’?
Here are some tips on how to get a job as a fresher:
A break helps
Give yourself a few days to quit your latest sleepless exam nights before embarking on your job hunt. You need to get into a fully relaxed and refreshed mental state to think and prepare well for what to do and how to do next.
List your strengths
Focus on what kind of skills you have acquired during your academic years. Write down your own skills and the personal attributes you see in yourself. This may include the ability to communicate, verbally or in writing, or to lead a group project. These skills needed to work in a professional environment, as a personal professional and as a team member, can reflect in your resume.
Tweak the resume and cover letter
Don’t send out a generic version of the application to every recruiter. Tweak your resume according to the job description so that it contains what the recruiter is looking for. Similarly, change your cover letter to suit the requirements of the job. Don’t forget to review and proof-read.
In addition, a well written and personalized cover letter will increase the value of your resume.
Job fair and career events
Job fairs are often a great place to hang out yourself and meet the right people. Attending a job fair can stimulate the job market and also, you may have the opportunity to meet a potential employer face-to-face.
Every recruiter meets hundreds of applicants every day. Always carry a cover with you listing your contact information, including links to your social and professional profile.
Follow up on the recruiters you meet at the fair. Don’t hesitate. Let them know by email that you are interested in joining their company. Remind them of their meeting with you at the fair.
Check out allevents, townscript, and fresherjobjair for upcoming career events.
Research your employer
Every interviewer asks what you know about their company. If you don’t know anything, it can definitely have a bad effect. You can apply too many companies. It’s hard to remember everyone’s details.
But, as a fresher, being a keen interest on the company and eager to prove your worth are ways to make a good impression on the employer. This helps if you are customizing your resume for the specific roles/organizations you are applying for.
Prepare for your interview – before and after
There are a lot of specific questionnaires tailored to job roles. But, true learning comes from better interviewing. Even if you don’t make it to the next round, you now have a live experience. Revisit your interview, read your body language is.Re-answer the interviewer’s questions, enrich your resume.