Hunting a graduate job might seem so hard for some people; others get so lucky finding jobs just right after graduation. Actually it is nothing about luck, it is hard work and doing the right steps that help them get their graduation career. The main problem is that more companies are not even willing to hire people in their companies, however there are lots of jobs are still being posted and you will get one of them.
Before graduation, start thinking what your dream graduate job is and what the ways to get it are. If you want to work in photography for example, start taking courses about it in your summer free time, it is very important to use free times you have while study that will save you lots of time after graduation when you should be working. Always use summer time to learn new skills and they will help you find better jobs.
Graduate careers market is very competitive and it is generally difficult finding careers now with all economic changes the whole world is facing, some companies refuse to hold interviews or even to receive graduate CVs. If you are a graduate or close to join them, you should have a clear plan of what you want to do and how you are going to do it. I will try to give you some guidelines to graduate jobs.
First of all you have to prepare a professional CV and post it to graduate jobs you run in to, Make sure it is detailed, oriented, and clear. It is also recommended to present different CVs to different jobs, especially when it comes to the objective section.
You should also give some thought to particular fields that you would want to work in so that you can have better knowledge and more related CVs to them.
You can find lots of websites online that constantly post jobs and all you have to do is sign up for them and maybe post your CV and whenever they have any graduate job that might make a good match for you, they will be happy to notify you through email. Most of this website will have job forums that can contain good information about writing CV, preparing for job interviews, and finding a graduate job in the first place.
Now, when you have the opportunity to make a job interview, don’t panic and lose it. Prepare for the interview by asking about the company profiles, getting more knowledge about its history, and getting all information you can find about this company.
You should also prepare for the interview by having a mock interview with one of your family or friends and this will help you practice. You can find popular interview questions online and they even come with answers, but I do not recommend this at all, you need to prepare answers that truly represent your style. Decent companies would be looking for personality as well as professional skills as you are going to present the company by joining their team.
Preparing for hunting a graduate job should start right after you finish your last year exams. Make a CV, post it to graduate career website, search for information about interview skills and questions, and soon you will be heading to have your first graduate job interview.