It is time you got congratulation from us. It has been a very long journey through primary, high school, university and now you are through. It has been many ups and down but you conquered them all.
While you have a reason to be happy, it is time to think about your next career step. Of course, your priority is to get a job. That one is not going to be easy. It could even get very easy for you. However, it is best you know exactly what to do and how to do it to get a job as soon as possible.
That is why we thought these job application tips for fresh graduates would be a big help for you. See them out.
You must know it is not a competition
The first thing you should understand about hunting for a job is that it is not a competition. Some of your colleagues will get a job faster than you do. Just know there is nothing wrong with you. It is the course of life, and your chance lies out there somewhere. When the right time comes, you will get your job. With a mindset that job hunting is not a competition, nothing will disappoint you.
It is not yet time to chase your dream job
A very small figure of fresh graduates gets their dream job right from graduate school. Even a big number end up working in companies they never thought about. Do not try to chase your dream job right after graduating. Take up any decent jobs that come your way. After all, bills will keep coming, and you had better pay them.
It is time to build your experience. You never know, your dream job would be brought by the “misfit” jobs you pick on the way.
Make good use of your network
There is a popular saying in the job-hunting world that your network equals your net worth. Well, there is some truth in this. Let your friends know that you are looking for a job and you are ready to take up any openings.
It is not necessary that you meet all requirements
Some fresh graduates fail to apply for some jobs because they do not meet 100% of the qualifications. What you do not understand is that employers are not looking for perfect candidates. In fact, they would not get anyone meeting all the requirements.
If you have 50% of the qualifications, you should apply for the job. As long as you meet the must-have requirements, the rest you will earn on the job.
Do not ignore any employer
You could be fixated on working for a certain company. However, it could not be open for entry-level employees. Do not choose companies. You will need the experience to get to the company of your dream. Treat all employers equal, and the search will get easier.
Getting your first job could prove to be elusive. Do not lose hope, keep applying and your day will come. These job application tips should make it easy for you throughout the job search period.