Looking for employment is never easy - especially if you’ve recently graduated and don’t have a lot of industry related experiences under your belt. This isn’t to say that there is no hope for you in finding your dream job, but here is part 1 of our 10 part series of Job Seeking Tips (starting next week, posted Mondays and Thursdays) to improve your job hunt. We hope this gives you the foundation to get you started.
1) Take the initiative. Take the initiative to proactively look for an opportunity if you are looking. Devise a plan of action, and commit to your set hours for job searching. Although your friends and family might know that you are looking for a job, they may not necessarily be comfortable in stepping in so don’t be afraid to ask for their help.
2) Research. Find out as much as you can about the industries of your potential employers (their market, competition, and stakeholders) before you apply to any position. By the time of your interview, you should already have a good understanding of their products and services, and an idea about your expected responsibilities.
3) Network. Leverage your network, and make new networks during your job hunt. Meet new people by talking to your neighbors, and getting involved with your community. Be genuine, and don’t forget to subtly weave into your conversations that you’re looking for a job!