By Elisha Gabrielle Estacio
Sleepless nights, baon budgeting, and last-minute reviews have finally come to an end! But we tell you, that’s just the beginning of adulting. Frankly speaking, the real horror officially comes in after graduation. We’re not here to scare, but we'd like you to prepare for the real life ahead. Yes, surviving college was never easy and you have all the right to be proud of it! So, go and take some time to celebrate before battling it out in the world. For the meantime, we’re listing down some tips for the fresh grads who are on the hunt for a job.
1. Boost your self-confidence.
Before doing anything, make sure you have built that confidence within you. You yourself are your most reliable friend of all! You know what you want and you know what you can do, so the right amount of self-confidence is just the missing piece, then you can surely go places!
2. Be motivated.
Don’t get anxious. Remember why you pushed yourself to survive the obstacles of college life, and that is for you to get the right job. If you failed some job interviews or haven’t contacted by the employer yet, don’t fret! It’s not over! You are just starting. Accept it and take it as challenge, not a failure. It’s too early to conclude it as that!
3. Stop chasing your dream job.
It’s okay to dream, but don’t let it hinder you from getting what suits you at the moment. Nobody starts at the top, but everybody begins humbly. Try that job you think you can do, and who knows? Maybe it’s the gateway to the bright future ahead of you.
4. Build yourself up professionally.
In searching for jobs, you have to find ways on how to build yourself up professionally. LinkedIn helps in getting connected to industry peers and potential employers who would decide to research about you. By doing this, it means that you are indeed ready to be a part of the workforce.
5. Make a good resume.
Make the most out of LinkedIn! Now that you’re presence is in it, it’s time to make a good resume. A good resume has to be free of errors – spelling, grammar, and even, format! Include internships, extra-curricular activities, part-time work, or volunteer experience relevant to the job you’re applying for. It gives a good impression when the resume has a cover letter. When you’re done making a good resume, combine it with a cover letter, then upload!
6. Prepare for the interview.
Expect an interview after sending out your application via LinkedIn. Even before the call, you have to be prepared for it. Practice, but don’t memorize what you’re gonna say!
We are hoping for the best and wishing you luck in your job hunting! If you'd like to share more tips for fresh grads who are still on the lookout, feel free to do it in the comments below! By the way, congratulations, graduates!
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