Are you a fresh graduate looking for a job? Are you amongst the hundreds who have been forwarding their resume, but are not getting any positive response? If that is the case, we have some excellent news for you. There are many jobs that are willing to take in fresh graduates. These jobs may not be very well paying but they give you an entry into the industry and make it easy for you to grow from here.
So, here is a look at your options:
Sales executive: For many organisations, the buying-selling process is constantly on. You can easily get absorbed as a sales executive. Mind you, this is just the entry level option. Work hard and a sales job can really take you places.
Programmer: If you have little knowledge about computers, do a programing course and you will be surprised at the way in which your opportunities can multiply. What’s more is that applying to such jobs does not require too much experience.
Content Developer: Companies are in dire need of content developers.
Do you ever reach the point of seriously contemplating changing your job? Most often, it is caused by two factors, one when you are not happy with the work environments, or if the position you are occupying doesn’t suit your personality.
A couple of years ago, I worked for a company that had the motto of keeping their clients pleased. Without being critical of their motto, I realized that it was being detrimental to my health. I was not hardened to working under pressure created by tight deadlines. I wasn’t accustomed to handling large workloads. People around me were as busy, but seemed to manage their affairs better. I feel my present work environments suit me better. You may like to know how I got there. Here are a few steps you’ll find helpful in reinventing your job search.
1. Hold on to your present job while searching for a new job, unless you can’t do for medical reasons. You should understand that finding a new job is easier when you are employed. One reason for that is that you are in the midst of people who
Every year, thousands of young people, having finished their graduation start looking for jobs. Generally, they are not really aware of the prevailing unhealthy state of ongoing economy, and the resultant tough competition they will be required to face. The current year has an unemployment rate at almost ten percent and that is expected to go up still higher.
Going by the estimates of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these days there are five applicants for just one job opening. A survey conducted by CareerBuilder estimates that only 44 percent of the employers may have jobs for fresh graduates from college. All such statistical figures are really disheartening for jobseekers.
Many of those coming out of colleges are graduates and post graduates too. Because they sought additional loans from banks to support their education, they are certainly under pressure to pay back those loans, and they are quite frantic to get jobs. Because of the scarcity of jobs, these graduates might remain under debt for long. It’s no wonder that many college students, when finding the job market so tough,
Planning a career often involves choosing a vocation with good earning potential that fits personal interests. While these options often return traditional results, there are many possibilities to consider that will offer a variety of both personal and professional rewards, as well as a winning salary. IT jobs are also a great vocation. Here are a few great examples to choose from.
Mobile Application Developer
Consumers have embraced mobile devices with a ferocious intensity. With this heightened interest, the demand for mobile applications has skyrocketed. Mobile application developers are the experts who write the programs behind applications. For the most marketability, a developer should have expertise with a variety of platforms. An aspiring developer can prepare for this career by earning a degree or by attending a training program. Typical salary averages at about $94,000 per year.
One of the standard positions that falls within the category of IT jobs, the IT manager is responsible for a variety of technological duties. This professional usually has the task of training and assisting other employees
Matching job seeking individuals with potential employers is the job of organizations known as employment agencies. These agencies can either be a privately owned or public one. Agencies that are public are typically funded by some government sector, while employment agencies of the private variety are owned by corporations or individuals.
The constitution of employment agencies of the public variety has been known to date back to the mid sixteen hundreds. When a British Parliamentarian proposed the “Office of Addresses and Encounters” that would function to connect employers to potential workers, the proposal rejection led to the creation of his own private company.
The Labor Act establishment in the early nineteen hundreds oversaw the government’s formation of the first ever London agency. In 1909, when the Labour Exchanges Act was enacted, this program spread all over the nation. All developed nations now have public agencies in place that are setup to assist individuals who are seeking employment.
Temporary vs Permanent
Agencies of employment can be permanent as well as temporary. The terminology can
If you think about it, you have “employees” of your own. You pay them to do things for you – find information on what concerns you, keep track of data you need to access again, and anything else you do not want to do yourself. Do you get what I am talking about yet? Some of your employees are paid when you get the bill from the phone company and your internet provider. Others are paid when you get your electric bill. Some are actually people who provide a service you appreciate. I am sure you have caught on by now!
Technology can be an excellent employee, if used correctly. How much easier is life when your smartphone works? How much harder is it when you can’t figure it out? If you do not have a smartphone, substitute “computer” or “remote control” or whatever technology you use.
One problem with this employee of yours is that technology changes over time. Your comfortable way of doing things gets out of sync with the way the rest of your world
1. Take a Bite-Sized Approach
There are so many parts to the job search and each requires a different approach or strategy. Start by breaking your job search down into bite-sized pieces. This is a great strategy especially if you’re feeling unmotivated/overwhelmed as a bite-sized job search will feel more manageable and help you experience small wins along the way (not to mention boost your confidence). Figure out where exactly you fall on the job search spectrum and maintain focus. For example if you haven’t received any interviews your focus will need to be on some aspect of the application process (networking, applying, revising your resume). Don’t spend time thinking about interviewing or salary negotiation at this point as it will be futile to the task at hand.
2. Get Focused on What You Want
It’s all about your target. What are you going after? Without this, watch out for endless job board roaming (yikes). When you actually do find what you want, you risk confusing the hiring manager with your lack of focus. They’ll want to
Finding a career can be a difficult and frustrating task. Maybe you only need a job on a temporary basis while you’re in between careers or transitioning from one stage of life and the next. Keeping your resume or CV up to date, writing cover letters, and pounding the pavement can be time-consuming. Why not let someone else do the arduous work for you? Businesses understand that everyone has different needs when looking for a place to work, and employers have different needs when looking for workers. However, they are always seeking to hire skilled workers who are efficient at their jobs. A business is only as strong as its employees, and for that reason, some companies use an employment agency to find potential staff.
A dedicated team can be what you need to place you in the proper field. Looking for a job is a job in and of itself. It makes sense to get as much help as you can. Why not sign on with someone whose career it is to find you a position? You need a devoted staff to help you find the
A job search or career change is like building a home: both require thought, research, and careful planning to be successful. When you look at blueprints for a custom-built home, you see the wisdom of many experts compiled to create the perfect house. Codes and construction standards, design details and homeowner’s dreams – it’s all there in the blueprints, ready to become reality.
If the experts aren’t part of the design process, those blueprints will be missing something. It’s like a kitchen designed by someone who only eats at restaurants; the non-cook has no grasp on what is practical for a kitchen. You could end up with cupboards too small for cereal boxes, counters with no outlets to plug the toaster into, and an oven that can’t be opened when standing in front of the stove because the island is too close. There are a lot of different factors that go into designing the perfect kitchen, and the same can be said for designing the perfect search..
With a job search, there are similar problems that can arise. If you
This is a topic that is as relevant now as it has ever been and I’d to share a few insights that I have on the subject.
In this time of ideological austerity you’ll be used to hearing about how our economy is improving, how unemployment is falling and how wages are on the rise.
Those of us on the front line of employment, who’ve been job hunting or unemployed in the last few years, know that the reality of the job market is far less rosy than the upbeat figures suggest.
I’m sure I’ll address misleading statistics in the media in future but it’s not what I want to cover today so I’ll skip over that to get to the point of this post.
As I sit firmly in the under 30 demographic that always seems to struggle in the employment stakes I’ve had many discussions with friends, colleagues and classmates about the difficulty of the job market in the current economic climate and I’d like to share my tips for making your way in the world.
I don’t pretend to have all
In this day and age, it is easy to imagine that you are invisible as you shoot off your resume into the unknown. However, your resume is part of your brand and you need to be careful of how you are branding yourself before you potentially hurt your career. I have compiled a list of top ways to appropriately sell your brand.
To begin, the first introduction that future employers have of you is your resume. Be consistent – if your resume falls into the same hands more than once, your resume will stand out as the hiring manager has viewed your resume before. Hiring managers go through hundreds of resumes a day so you need to stand out to make an impression. Other things to remember when creating your resume include the following:
· The most important thing to remember is clarity. Hiring managers need to tell at a glance if you have the skills that they are looking for. Have a short section at the top that hits your highlights and skills. You will want to bullet each sentence, wordy paragraphs are skimmed and
So I just noticed that a job that I applied and interviewed for is re posted as having two positions available and the posting was recently updated but when I go on that companies’ website and sign in it states that I am still “under consideration” for that particular job opening.
Upon reading forums I see that it is the hiring managers responsibility to go back through and change the status to “No Longer Under Consideration” but the Hiring Manager has to go back through and do this for all the perspective employees whose applications they acknowledged. Sometimes they don’t do this for all of them as there can be hundreds at a time. They have to acknowledge them electronically every time someone applies and once the position is filled or you are no longer considered for it they don’t go back through each and every applicant to acknowledge that you either didn’t qualify or you did qualify but someone just happened to have more experience than you. Keep applying. Also, if the company website states that you
Have you left the job you really hated to look for something more fulfilling, or planning to do so in the nearest future? There are three key things you need to aware of if you want to transition through this period painlessly.
1. Frustration is inevitable.
Let’s face it – a job search is not the most exciting way to pass one’s time. Even if you completely hated your previous job, after the first few weeks euphoria will pass and you may discover that freedom is not as attractive as you had depicted it to be.
Your real challenge will start after you’re done with “enjoying the beautiful weather” and have caught up with all the friends you planned at least twice. Life may start feeling meaningless, especially if you aren’t quite sure about what you want, and just know what you don’t want to (stay in the job you hate!).
Be prepared that your days will consist of endless follow up emails and calls accompanied by a blunt mixture of fear and frustration.
Landing a job is hard, but being strategic about seeking the job of your dreams that you want can pay off big time! And save time.
1. Apply for jobs that you are actually qualified to do. This will save you time and not waste the recruiter’s time. Not to mention, you’ll keep a soft spot in the recruiter’s heart for the future if you seek employment there once your resume has seen its fair share of miles. For example, if the position is seeking someone with 3 years of experience and you have 3 months of experience–an internship, to boot–not a good idea.
2. In relation to tip #1, get an internship in your chosen field if your resume looks like a clean sheet of paper. Not many employees like to hire someone with no experience. A 3 month internship, paid or unpaid, counts as experience.
3. Get a LinkedIn account set up. Many companies have recruiters on staff (or contract) to seek out potential employees, especially if the job needs to be filled fast. Not only that,
Changing jobs and career paths is not unheard of. In fact, it is quite common. Many people realize after they have spent time in a career that they want something new. In some cases this is returning to a previous career path. The reasons for this choice are many and varied for each person. The reasons don’t matter. Whatever reason you have for returning to a previous career path, I am going to try and help you figure out how to get back to that path, without too much grief.
Look at your old job : If you enjoyed your old job, they enjoyed you as an employee and if you left the company with no bad feelings between you and your boss then you may be one of the lucky ones. You may be able to go back to your old boss and see if they are hiring. If they are, then you are one step ahead.
Look at new jobs in your desired field : If you are not one of the lucky ones
These are thoughts about the job search process expressed by employers I talked with recently. They were rather blunt about a few items, but don’t take offense. It may prove useful to know how they feel about the process.
Why Jobs Exist
Jobs exist for one reason only – A company is in business to make money; and they hire people to make more money!
So you have to keep in mind that it’s not personal; the hiring process, that is.
The Job Search Funnel
One of these employers told me he received 200 resumes when he advertised for two open positions. These 200 resumes were reduced to 20 by a quick review of each resume. For him, a quick review amounts to a 6-10 second glance! Those 20 people were then interviewed by phone where he asked the same three questions of everyone. By this telephone interview, he reduced the 20 people to 7 finalists who were then interviewed in person. Two positions were then filled by this process.
One of the most popular searches on Google is the phrase, “How to interview” with over 550,000 monthly searches!
Managers and job applicants alike are looking for tips on how to interview better.
If you are a hiring manager with a job opening, the interview process is a responsibility that you don’t want to leave to chance. You need to find the right person for your job without second guessing your decision.
Here are three suggestions that will help you to prepare for the interview:
Interview Tip # 1: Take the time to prepare for your job applicant interview.
It’s not enough to just review a résumé or job application and ask questions on the fly. You need to understand the core function of the job that you are hiring for. It’s critical that you are clear on the type and level of experience as well as the depth of experience that your candidate will need to have in order to ask the best interview questions and get the answers that will help you to
You are told when you are younger that you need to go college to get a good job. Well, times have changed and just getting a college degree does mean you are going to land a job after graduation. In fact there is a good chance that you won’t land a job after college for at least 6 months to a year. College seniors need to be able to stand out in front of potential employers. Although most colleges do have career advisors available for their students, colleges don’t teach students how to interview for a job in the real world. Thanks to Global Jobs Network Group from LinkedIn, several members provided real world top job interview tips for graduating college seniors. See what some of them said.
1. Wear a well-fitted suit so that both males and females feel confident going into an interview. According to Monica Brooks of Brooks Consulting, “my experience with new or soon-to-be grads is that their wardrobes are horrible. Dress For Success isn’t kidding, nor should it be taken lightly. Unpressed or ill-fitting, or old or worn-out or
Perhaps the best job interview tip you’ll ever get is to be well prepared to answer any question that could be asked at a job interview. Questions are used to learn more about you and get to know you. An interviewer’s first goal is to determine whether you’ll be an asset to the company in regards to both your skills and your ability to effectively work with other members of their team. While preparing your clothing for the interview is important, you’re time is better spent preparing for questions that will definitely be asked at the interview sessions. Remember, you can always borrow clothes from a relative or friend, but they can’t help you in the interview room. Never forget this important job interview tip.
In most job interviews, there will be some questions regarding your past work history. This is usually the first place an interviewer starts questioning which makes perfect sense. After all, the company is more interested in your skills and experience and how they can benefit their business than how likeable you are.
Since how you
You’ve searched for job openings, you found a few businesses that you like, and you’ve filled out a few job applications. You may have also sent in a resume and cover letter. For all of your efforts, an employer has contacted you and would like for you to come in for an interview. This is where most people start sweating or at least get a little scared. However, I would like to offer a few tips to make your interview successful!
Successful interview tips Step 1 – Preparation
First of all, preparation makes all the difference in the world. Going into an interview unprepared is like getting in a row boat with no oars. So taking a little time to prepare yourself will boost your confidence and make you stand out as a more valuable candidate to the employer.
a. Learn about the product.
b. Find out a little about their history.
c. Research their plans for the future. Are they opening an office in Hawaii? Maybe you’d like to work there!