Nothing beats the feeling of finally graduating, breaking free from all the sleeping late at night just to study for school and waking up early in the morning for the same reason. Fresh graduates are often very optimistic towards their futures and careers however, once they realize how tough job hunting can be, their perspectives often change.
Job hunting is definitely tough especially with an economy performing poorly. But for fresh graduates who haven’t had any job experiences yet, finding a job is even more difficult as most employers are looking for experienced applicants. The easily accessible information provided by the Internet somewhat eases the stresses of looking for job opportunities but if you think about all of the unnecessary and irrelevant job postings that will be thrown in your face, it can get quite overwhelming.
But don’t you worry. Job hunting may get slow at times (maybe even too slow) but once you find the right job for you, it will all be worth the wait. Here are some effective tips to help you with your job search.
- Don’t wait to start job hunting. Since you have just recently graduated, you may plan on taking a few months off to recover from a decade of studying but if you realize how long and slow job hunting can be, you may want to reconsider especially since you are a recent graduate with no significant experience yet.
- Don’t shy away from including all your work experiences in your resume. There are new graduates who choose to exclude their food or retail experiences in their resumes but if you think about it, employers would see you as someone who has had experienced working with customers which just adds to your chances of getting hired.
- Make use of your networks. It’s not wrong to use the connections you have to land a job. Don’t be afraid to ask your friends, classmates, parents for employment opportunities because not all job openings are advertised.
- Use job search engines. Job search engines like Scooppeople.asia provide jobseekers with plenty of employment opportunities. Don’t just stick to a single job search engine or jobsite because each of those engines offer different opportunities that you can take.