5 Tips to Enter the Job Market

With the pandemic and with increased competition, getting a job in today’s environment can be difficult and time consuming. Even those with advanced degrees may face difficulty when searching for a job. To help cope with the stress of job hunting, we’ve compiled a list of 5 tips that will help prepare when trying to enter the job market.

Tip 1

An Impressive Resume

If one is seeking work, having an appealing resume that highlights one’s qualification and work experience is mandatory. A resume should include all relevant information related to one’s education and higher studies. It should mention skills and attributes that one specialises in and that are relevant to the position that one is applying for. Prior work experience and certified training programs attended should also be incorporated in the resume profile. Preparing a cover letter specifying interest and skill for the job applied for can be an added advantage.

Tip 2

Voluntary Work

Having Volunteer experience in the field of work that one is applying for is appreciated by hiring companies and organisations. It shows time well spent in practicing and utilising one’s skills. The experience of volunteering promotes empathy, leadership skills, communication skills and showcases the dedication and a desire to excel in an individual.

Tip 3

Digital Skills

We are now moving towards a digital world. This has been clearly seen since the pandemic. Many companies and businesses have shifted to an online or hybrid model of functioning. Several interview processes are also now taking place online. Having digital skills is now a requirement in almost any field. Brushing up on basic computer skills before appearing for an interview will add to one’s confidence level. If hired, having digital knowledge helps one perform efficiently at the workplace.

Tip 4

Good Communication Skills

Being able to communicate effectively is a must for practically any job. In any professional circumstance, effective communication skills will ensure less misunderstandings and more clarity. It would make one appear confident. This skill is essential to impress the interviewer in an interview and increases one’s chances of landing a job. Good communication boosts engagement while also promoting teamwork.

Tip 5

Social Networking

Job hunting might be difficult, and by the time one finds a suitable position, it may be already filled. In this case, social networking can be extremely beneficial. Being active on job portals and social networking apps will lead to a faster rate of conversion. One will be aware of the various job openings and can apply within the stipulated time.

NIIT Foundation, a non for profit, provides skill development to students in the age group of 18- 35 years old from underserved backgrounds. NIIT Foundation conducts several career guidance, resume writing, mock interview sessions and placement assistance to promote employability amongst all.

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