How to prepare before finding a job? (For students)

Broderick Charley  2019-09-04 00:33:44

Fresh graduates often struggle to get a job, for many positions, even entry-level ones, require one to two years of work experience. What most people ignored is that in many conditions, they already have or are grasping the necessary experience and skills. This can come through part-time work, internships, or even start a business by their own.

  1. 11 find a campus job. There are hundreds of part-time jobs on campus for students, including bar work, events work, admin jobs and giving guided tours to prospective students. With decent pay and hours (as well as usually being quite close to your dorm room and your lecture theatres), these jobs are gold dust!
    • 2Try an internship. If a position is unfamiliar, it's important you get a chance to try it out before you decide if it's for you. Of course, different from situation to situation. If you think you'd benefit from getting a bit of work experience before deciding if a certain career is the right path for you, maybe offering to do a month unpaid at a nice company would work well. Should you go for a position without a salary, check out our guide to surviving in an unpaid internship.
      • 3Check out career fairs. Careers and graduate fairs aren't just about the freebies (although these are always a welcome perk!). These fairs are a fantastic opportunity to meet and talk directly to big-time employers and recruiters. Remember, they've paid for the stall they're standing at for the sole purpose of speaking to job-seekers like you, so take advantage of being in this rare position.
        • 4Become a boss. Many students and graduates often feel discouraged from starting their own business due to risk or the lack of security it offers. Although becoming your own boss can seem like a scary move, if you have a big idea and the motivation to push it then this could be the smartest move you ever make. But attention: it’s better to start on campus, for your friend and professors as well as other resources your school provide will be powerful support!