Job hunting can be bothersome if you are a fresher. You might be confused about how and where, to begin with. We understand this and are here to help you dive out of this difficult situation without a mess.
- Research your company: The primary step freshers’ often miss out while going for an interview, is not researching enough about the company. Not just freshers, even experienced people head to the interviews without making an effort to read about the company, what they do and the services they offer. This is a big drawback and this negatively impacts the recruiter/interviewer and shows up the informal side of you. This can be a turn off for the company head or the manager.
- Curate an introduction: Before heading to the interview, prepare and practice your introduction that you will give to the interviewer. Begin your communication on a positive note so that you catch the listener’s attention. Focus on your strengths and brief about your journey into the field with previous expertise in training, internships, and other certification courses, if any. While landing upon a job as a fresher, all of these credentials play an important role. Do not rush into finishing your prologue hurriedly. Rather, gradually proceed to the closure by clearly mentioning your qualifications.
- Prepare your resume: Make your resume crisp and clear. No one likes reading long paragraphs. Keep your points short and justify them with bullets. Not to worry if your resume appears shorter than your peers, you have just begun. Try to mention all your skills and a summary of educational qualifications. Highlight the relevant skills as per the job you’re applying to.
- Try to sound unique: Since you have no prior expertise of working in companies, the interviewer would not have many ways of judging you. You will be one of the many candidates applying for the fresher’s position and like every fresher’s resume claims of having the basic qualifications, you will also have some credentials on your part to boast about. So, talk about the projects and assignments you have handled before, any foreign language you have learned or show them the freelance samples of your work or something that could appear relevant to them. But, try to be different. Do not appear like a regular inexpert candidate, instead try to be confident, frank, positive and genuine. People value those who sound worthy of their work in the past and have a pleasing personality.
- Groom your Presentation Skills: Freshers should work on their presentation skills to get noticed in the first few interactions. Keeping your inexperience in the field, you should try to build your communication abilities. Some candidates suffer from the fear of speaking in public while others lack the right way of doing so, and this makes the candidate suffer.
Once you get through your first job, chances are you will encounter some of your worst days. Being a fresher, you will be exposed to quite a few challenges that can mold you as apt office personnel. Although it is a time-consuming process initially one will have to make some adjustments and compromises to accept and be acceptable in the workplace. Individuals should focus on their job, seek suggestions to be more efficient, accept new procedures and protocols and try to be more flexible, open-minded and dedicated.