If you university stage ended in the middle of the covid-19 pandemic and you don’t know how to get your first job, you have a great challenge ahead. Write a good resume (CV) and prepare for the recruitment process of a company such as job interviews are now part of your task.
In accordance with OCCMundial, You can avoid many missteps by spending part of your time researching and planning a search strategy. So that here you will find tips to find a job.
The internet opens doors
Companies concentrate the majority of their recruitment on the internet (although it is said that a large percentage of vacancies are never published) and this trend is very advantageous for candidates, since it allows access to offers of daily jobs and apply immediately.
Most of these services are free and they allow you to upload your resume for recruiters to find. If you still don’t know how these spaces work, it’s time to learn.
Focus your search
If you want to get results you need to know what kind of job are you looking for, what area interests you and what skills and abilities you have to achieve it.
When a person looks for their first job thinking about working ‘whatever’ they lose sight of the importance of personalizing their resume. Approaching companies is not raising your hand to see who hires you, it is investigating what the market demands and which area your profile fits.
Looking for a job is selling yourself
The current job offer is insufficient for millions of people who seek employment, so finding one means to compete. To compete it is necessary to know our skills and show the recruiter why we are valuable candidates through a good CV and a great interview.
“Selling is not lying! Selling is effectively communicating why our work has quality and what benefits the company will obtain if it hires us,” warns OCCMundial.
The resume does matter
The resume remains the most important document in the search process for job. Sometimes we start looking for vacancies without having taken adequate time to update our information. This is a compelling reason why we do not get interviews.
Prepare and focus on the needs of the market
As a result of the pandemic, the needs of companies changed. Besides the academic preparation that you may have, offering skills such as customer orientation, achievement orientation or effective communication can give you a plus and make you stand out.
Professional preparation is important and helps to get better jobs, as long as we analyze what knowledge companies value. The English language; for example, it is constantly requested in vacancies but very little of the population dominates it.
Before studying a master’s degree, research what knowledge is most appreciated in your work area and invest in acquiring it.
Constancy is key
For your job search to bear fruit, it is important to be constant, that implies dedicating time each day to reviewing new vacancies, researching the companies in which we want to work, checking that our Resume is well written, among other things.
Looking for work is a job, and the more time we dedicate to it, the better the results will be.
Rejection is not bad
When we look for a job we can receive – in the best of cases – a message that will inform us that we were not selected, on many occasions we will send our CV over and over again without receiving a response.
Rejection is part of the process, and it has happened to all people — including the most successful ones. We can get angry, frustrated and depressed or on the contrary, think what mistakes did I make? Why wasn’t the company interested in me to give me my first job?
Stop living rejection as a failure or a negative experience allows us to move forward, learn, improve and achieve success.
Bad recruiters exist … but they are not the rule
When you experience your first interviews you will realize that there are companies and recruiters who are not as professional as you expect; however, it is a mistake to generalize and believe that they are all the same.
Remember, you could arrive at the right company with the wrong attitude. Prevent it from happening to you! Focus on showing your professionalism at all times.