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A course is all about learning new things and developing a career in the field.
Many freshers complain that companies are always asking for experienced candidates and there is no chance for freshers out there.
We know that finding a job is tough when you don’t have experience, it is utter foolishness to drag yourself back in the competitive job market with this negative thought.
Let’s keep aside the matter of having experience, you can’t ignore the fact that companies are always in need of freshers and recruitment process is going on on a regular basis. With that being said, we can’t ignore the fact that the job opportunities of Sound Engineers is getting diversified and the job market is expanding bringing in more chances.
Today we are discussing some tips on how to equip yourself to land in your dream job.
Develop your “soft skills.”
Sure, technical skills and experience are great. But in the study conducted by a recruitment firm has found that when hiring for entry-level positions, almost all employers view communication and teamwork skills, as well as having a positive attitude, as being important or very important.
Prepare yourself before interviews.
People usually misses out this basic step. It is not a error that is being made by freshers but even experienced folks walk into an interview without making an effort to read up on what the company does.
Get details about the company and products by conducting a research online.
Google News is a good source to find the recent annoucements and industry trends.
Now a days it is common that the companies used to check the online presence of the candidates before hiring them.
Why don’t you check the company’s and the hiring managers linkedin profile, it will help yourself during the interview.
Talk about projects you have done
As a fresher the best way to grab attention of your interviewers is to talk about projects you were involved in while at college or during the course, if you have been. But please don’t overemphasize your contributions as it can create a negative mark.
Focus on the jobs you’re most passionate about.
Acoording to study conducted by various recruiting firms it has been revealed that your attitute towards the job and company plays a key role in getting selected. 26% of employers have been turned off by due to the entry-level applicant’s bad attitude during interviews.
Keep your resume crisp
No one has time to go through paragraphs to understand your potential. Make your resumes short and retain only interesting stuff. It is recommneded to include a covering letter along with the resume and highlight your must-be-noticed achievements and skills.
Practice your introduction
Start your introduction strong so that you capture the reader’s attention. And do not make generic statements like ‘I’m very passionate’, ‘I’am a hard worker’ etc.
Create an impressive online presence
Having an online presence is the quickest way to impress recruiters. So, create an online portfolio with all your accolades. Also, be careful about what you say on social media networks. Make your profile pic look more professional.
When talking about profile pic the first and foremost thing that catch our mind is the the profile pic in fb and whatsapp. Eventhogh it is important to have a great and professional photo as profile pic in fb, it is important to updated the picture in your gmail id as well.
As per new updates in Gmail, profile picture, email id and other basic infomation of the sender will be shown on the right hand side of the gmail inbox when the email is being opened from a desktop or laptop. When sending your resume using your gmail email is it is the first impression you are making with recruiter.
Use your social network wisely
According to reports 77% of companies around the world has got online presence like websites and social media pages. The companies you are targeting will be having a good social media presence too.
Finding them and following up with their updates will give you a better overview of their culture, opportunities and the specific skill sets they are looking for.
It will also help you to understand whether you fit in that company and what role you can play.
Get a hands-on experience or do an internship
It’s all about competition. A practical work background carries a major significance when attempting to enter the job market.
Working as a trainee, intern or getting a hands-on experience in your preferred domain provides real-life experience and exposure.
“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” – Aristotle
The experiences we go through are what shapes us. Your internship will not only encourage personal development, but also greater understanding of self.
Internships are a great way to learn the ropes so even if you find yourself filing or making coffee, as long as you‘re learning about the field take advantage of the opportunity and don’t take the experience lightly.
Your LinkedIn profile is your online resume.
Build Your Online Brand
It is a one-stop source of all your professional experiences, qualifications, accolades, talents and skill set so keep it updated.
A well updated linkedin profile is,
- A a recruiter’s or hiring manager’s first professional impression of you.
- Joining groups and discussions opens up doors for you that you didn’t know existed and provides you with the latest industry trends
- Creating a LinkedIn profile allows you to network with other industry professionals
- LinkedIn tools such as exchanging recommendations with past employers and co-workers builds your online credibility
Google yourself often
Have you ever tried to search yourself on Google?. Most of them are not.
Even if you hasn’t never done a google search on you it is most likely that the recruiters will search for you on Google.
When you do google search, do so using a private window or incognito mode option so that results are not customized because of your location or search habits.
Pay extra attention to the first page of your results, as this is the first impression that your personal and professional contacts will see.
Check any discrepancies with the facts associated with you and if possible, correct it in respetive websites.
Learn via academy courses online
It never hurts to learn something new.
There are plenty of free online courses available in websites like Udemy, Coursera, Shawacademy, Khanacademy etc. These courses will help you expand your knowledge in a self-paced manner. They, in turn, improve your chances of being noticed by recruiters as you can include new skills and qualifications with others do not posses.
Register on job sites and company portals
Websites of major recruiting companies / job portals will help you target your core companies and find job vacancies in your preferred field. Some of the renowned job portals are Naukri, Monster, Times Jobs, Indeed etc.
Look out for Internal Referrals
Many companies think that internal referral is the best way to hire and a better alternative than other recruitment channels as the companies can vouch for high-quality candidates at less cost.
Companies organize timely internal referrals through which their current employee can refer friends or family for new job openings. So, talk to people around you. Keep in touch with friends in the industry.
Find jobs in Newspapers
The habit of reading newspaper is not prevalent among the youngsters as they believe that most of the relevant news comes to you via social media channels like Whatsapp and facebook.
It is true that you are getting what you need via Facebook and Whatsapp but what about latest job opportunities?
How many of you are getting information about job opportunities via Social Media?
The number is meagre.
Still many companies rely on traditional methods to recruits candidates especially in India.
Most of the national and regional dailies have dedicated a single day out of each week to publish job openings.
Go through those as you might find your dream job this week.
Watch Companies Career Page
If you are expert in a particular domain then you will be aware of the best companies which works in that domain. Keep a watch on their career page as most of the companies update their career page before publishing the job opening to external websites or agencies.
Keep in touch with your college.
It is being noticed that many students who pass out of the college doesnt usually contact the institution. Many companies approaches educational institutions for recruiting freshers.
In case of our academy, companies and SEA Alumni who are working in various companies contact us to find fresh as well as experienced hands for their firm.
Many students are missing this opportunity to get hired. Keep an eye on the website and the social media pages of your college for new opportunities.
Moreover the college conducts recruitment drives in association with various companies, if you are in touch with the college and you will be able to attend the same as well.
Hope the tip provide above will be useful while applying for your next job.
Looking forward for your thoughts and comments