Ways to Prepare for Work After Graduating
It can be a difficult transition to go from a full time student to a full time employee. If you are about to graduate take a look at these tips that can help you to prepare for the working world.
Spend Time On Your CV
The perfect CV does not exist, but you need to make sure that yours stands out. Your CV will only get noticed if it has been tailored to the job that you are applying for.
There will be many students graduating that will be sending in their CV so your CV needs to be the best it can be.
Practice Interview Questions
If you are not familiar with interviews then you need constantly practice questions that could be asked in an interview. This will help you with your self-confidence when you are in an interview, as you know what to expect.
Use Career Services
If you have access to career services then you should use them. Most universities will have a careers office where you are able to speak to advisors that will help you on the next stage of your journey. They are able to help you in writing cover letters for instance and help you to search for available jobs.
Do Your Research
If you want to get into a particular field then you need to do your research. Try and find out what they want from employees.
You will hear about how hard it is for graduates to find jobs, but don’t lose confidence. There are jobs available but you have to search for them.
Plan Your Job Search
You need to have a plan in place when you start job hunting. You shouldn’t send in hundreds of applications without first tailoring them and putting in the time to each one.
Set yourself a weekly plan and the goals you wish to achieve in the plan.
If you don’t hear back from anyone then you need to review what you are doing and see how you can improve your application process.
Note Your Strengths
A key part of your working life with is the attributes and interests that you display outside of your subject knowledge. These skills will include your ability to work with others, your time management and your organizational skills.
Any Experience is Good Experience
If you have had any part time jobs or summer work then this experience. You need to make this experience sound as relevant as you can to the job that you want to apply for.