Graduate job search success is not guaranteed, no matter how well you’ve done in your University studies.
Are you unknowingly sabotaging yourself in the eyes of your prospective buyer?
Applying for a job and succeeding requires many elements to come together to make the employer think ‘wow, I can’t wait to work with this person’.
This video outlines 4 job search questions for new graduates to consider when on the hunt for a new job.
It’s all too common for job applicants to make significant errors at key touch points with their target.
Perhaps your résumé doesn’t convince the hiring manager you have what it takes. Your resume should shine and stand out against your competitors’. If you don’t win them over on Page one, you’ve lost your chance. Be careful to choose a layout that beats the ATS software so that you don’t get screened out.
Or, if your interview skills are lacking, this could be hindering your career success. To succeed in an interview you need to prepare and practice. Find someone you can trust to vet your performance. Make sure they pay particular attention to your body language, as this is a critical element in the hiring process.
Then there’s Zoom Interviews which are a whole new kettle of fish. In today’s world, Zoom Interviews (or video interviews) are practically the new norm.
Finally, don’t forget about LinkedIn. LinkedIn plays a key role in your self-marketing activities. First up, make sure that you appear professional and approachable in your profile photo. It’s worth spending the money for an expert to take that shot. Next, look at the content in your headline. You have 120 characters to play with, so make sure you use them wisely. Finally, your content needs to contain relevant key words for your industry and your technical area.
For Graduates/Individuals looking for further advice or help in any of these areas please visit our Career Services page.