The last year of graduation is very crucial, and it’s never quite early to start engaging with recruiters. Employers are eager to meet the fresher graduates and there is a subtle shift in their selection processes as well. Though relevant experience is valued, recruiters tend to welcome some general experiences gained through extracurricular activities like volunteering, student clubs, and societies. To know how certain practices and preparations in life help you in career after graduation, keep reading.
Sometimes the employers seek out on-campus opportunities to spot talents, so it’s essential that you make a good impression. You should be prepared with questions, prepare previously and talk to the recruiters.
Do not make any assumptions. There is a common myth that those employers are obsessed by degree discipline, well that’s not the sole truth, and rather the truth is just opposite. With the exception of technical or scientific roles, about 75% are open to receive applications from students of every discipline.
You need to spend some time on your applications.
You should be careful about the grammatical error and hence only cut-paste from previous documents and fail to proofread the errors will definitely to rejection. CVs must be one or two pages as appropriate but not longer. A CV is a document, not your story.
The main reason for any rejection at both application and interview stages is a failure to describe and write your experiences effectively. Try to articulate whatever you learned and how this has helped you to grow and develop. This will indeed help your application to stand out and will significantly strengthen your answers and help you to be more competitive.
Consider your contribution
To quote JFK, it’s not what an organization can do for you, but what you can do for the organization. If you think about potential contributions you could make, and how your skills and qualities fit in a role, can decide if your application or interview would qualify you.
It’s essential to demonstrate how your experiences and the skills perfectly fit in the role. Don’t go around the issue and think that employers will fill the gaps; in fact, they have no time. A common reason to fail is lack of relevant details and eligibility to apply: so you’ve been the College Secretary; what does this mean practically? What you did; what you gained and how does it matter?
Here we share a list of things which every graduate recruiter searching in you:
Candidates must be able to answer the question, “Why do you want to work for the company?” You must be prepared with a good reason about why you want the job. If you are not prepared and struggle to answer, then perhaps you need to review your decision. Motivation could be assessed at both application and interview stage, so you really need to prepare for this answer.
It’s significant that students can explain that they understand the differences between a company and its competitors. This includes understanding the specifics of the job description and the function of a company or an organization.
You need to pay attention to details and tailor your application to the company. This must not be negotiable. Any clue that you’ve failed to understand what the role demands and your application would get rejected. There is no scope for ambiguity.
Evidence and experience:
Students fail to give sufficient detail while they describe their experience, mainly with extra-curricular roles. Employers won’t just believe anything so you must convey what you did, and how something is relevant.
Value and virtue:
You can exhibit how your values and virtue could make you well fit with those of the organization via activities like volunteering. It’s also essential to showcase your understanding and knowledge of the business culture but this doesn’t only apply to city and finance roles.
Determination and consistency are needed to succeed, mainly if you want to beat the applicant: vacancy ratio and both of these traits are quite associated with resilience. In some high pressures roles, like management consultancy, you must have resilience, so you have to make sure that you can show your capabilities at both application and the interview level.
Any specific accomplishment. Recruiters are impressed by achievements which hold real value.
This might be less applicable in several sectors, but if you aim at a career in financial services, there a competitive nature is an essential attribute. Participation in team sports is a favourable consideration. Don’t worry if you’re not a natural sportsperson; competition does not confine to the sporting realm only.
Get into it and contribute. If you join a group, you should make your presence count; recruiters look for active participation, though not passive participation. Try to secure a committee role, membership alone might not impress.
Don’t tangle yourself in knots in your effort to be an ideal candidate. You would appear like you are pretending. You need to demonstrate your interest in and how it is suitable for the role. Mix this with the right level of excitement and excitement and you will emerge as the winner.
With this, we conclude. Hope this piece of information helps you in your pursuit. Graduation is the essential phase of life when you get yourself in the world of job and career. So a good preparation in real life can indeed help you in your career ahead.
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