This past week The Grad Hub connected with Anastasia Lisova, Country Manager at Jooble who provided her 5 tips to finding a job and essentially a step into your career. Crack some of these and you will surely be on the job ladder to a successful career.
1. Start earning money through temporary work
Always think about your future. The majority of companies these days require you to have work experience. Gaining experience in a particular area will open the door to a successful career. Therefore, before embarking on your search, you need to determine what exactly you want to do. In this case, it is worth considering both personal inclinations and the benefits that you can derive from temporary work for future employment in your specialty.
In some professions, students can work in their specialty from early in their journey. These roles provide the possibility of freelancing, remote work, or part-time employment, i.e. design, journalism, IT, etc. The most suitable office specialties for students are secretaries, couriers, interviewers, assistant managers, office managers, administrators, PC operators. Also, students can gain experience through the service sector – a waiter, bartender, sales assistant, promoter, and so on.
2. Attend different courses enriching your CV
All available certificates, diplomas, knowledge of foreign languages must be indicated on your CV. It is very important to be able to write a CV correctly, as it is the CV that determines the first impression of a person in front of the employer. The main task of any CV is to show not just your strengths, but those that are important to a potential employer. Typically, companies that look at candidates with no experience expect you to learn quickly. Therefore, it is worth mentioning in your CV that you are capable of doing this, and are interested in mastering the profession as best as possible. You are also expected to have an active life position, the ability to work in a team, perseverance in achieving goals, the ability to learn quickly. Leadership, analytical and organizational skills are valued, as well as persuasion and effective communication.
An internship is one of the best ways to try yourself in your chosen profession. Many companies recruit recent students to work as trainees, with accompanying training. After a successful internship, there is a chance to get a permanent job within your career. On average, internships last about three months, and during this period the minimum wage is paid, but the goal of getting a good permanent job justifies the work. The main thing is to try to show yourself, to win over the employer.
4. Responsible approach to interviews
You must arrive on time for your interview. Answer the questions with confidence. Furthermore, to show your interest, you should also ask the interviewer questions of your concern. Don’t forget to dress appropriately and be neat.
You should not underestimate your opportunities, nor exaggerate them. It is worth learning to speak confidently about your skills and abilities in interviews. Most career success stories start with a simple job. The main thing is that you started working, and experience will increase your value in the labour market over time. For the first job, it is not the money that is more important but getting experience in the field in which you want to develop.
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