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5 Steps to Landing the Right Job after Graduation

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I’m not going to lie, landing yourself a job after graduation is never going to be easy, but that doesn’t mean that the right job for you isn’t waiting just around the corner.

Lucky for you, we have come up with a handy guide that will help you on this journey. Follow these simple steps and you’ll instantly boost your chances of finding the right job in no time:

Discover your interests:

Sure, you have a degree, but how are you going to use it? The idea is to take something you’re passionate about and focus it on a specific career. One of the best ways to do this is through career planning. The best thing about this is it helps you to determine where to look for a job.

For example, if you earned a nursing degree, you can do anything from working with patients to doing paperwork. If you already know that you want to work with infants, this helps narrow down where you’d apply.

Create your CV/ Resume:

Your resume is the first thing a prospective employer will look at. Therefore, you need to take your resume writing seriously and take your time to create a truly informative and catchy copy. A perfect student’s resume is short, highlights your fit for the role and encourages the hiring manager to invite you for an interview.

However, don’t forget to include all the information an employer expects to see: contact details, summary, education, experience, skills and other sections depending on your background.

Work Your Way Up:

Many jobs will start you out at an entry-level position and you’ll have to work your way up. This is especially the case if you have no prior experience. There may even be times when you’ll have to be an intern before they even consider you for the position.

The good news about this is if you do an excellent job and prove you’re willing to go above and beyond, they’ll probably offer you a position when one comes available.

Search Online: 

Alternatively Unlike the old days where you’d have to walk door to door while you search for a job. The internet has made things easier. There are so many job search sites with powerful tools that will allow you to customize your searches like Google, Facebook or LinkedIn.

You can set up alerts based on multiple searches customized by salary, region, industry, and more. You can also set up alerts on specific companies

Join our Jobs platform:

Some jobs are only available through our platforms. An advantage of using this for your job search is that you may get access to jobs not listed on the usual job search sites.

Our system automatically matches you with companies and jobs are a better fit for your skills. Simply create an account on our platform Link here and  have free access to endless job opportunities or you can Follow us on our social media platforms.

Finding the right job is not as easy. No matter what degree you get, the choices may seem overwhelming. This is why it’s so important to choose your focus before graduating. Then once you know what you want to do, narrow your choices more by knowing what values you want in a company. Finally, once you know these answers, you can go into any interview knowing the job is yours.

WRITTEN BY
Arnold Akampulira
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