Anyone who has ever been to the university knows that being at the campus is more of a mixture of fun and a less supervised study stereotype. Yet what happens next after graduation matters most.
Statistics indicate that tertiary institutions enroll over 44,000 students in undergraduate, graduate, certificate and diploma programs in a full range of academics and professional fields. This means that at least the same number or slightly below is likely to graduate every year.
In the meantime, job hunting after completion of studies is confusing and stressful depending on the fact that a graduate is at the entry point of her or his career with no experience.
Normally, multiple numbers of fresh graduates, begin hunting jobs immediately after graduation from the university with a search that suits their interests. But how should they do their search?
To the fresh graduates, if you haven’t got the job of your dream, it is not too late to at least reinforce your profile while you are applying.
There are multiple ways through which you can reach your potential by only how and where to start the first steps into your career journey.
As the old saying never late than never it is never so late to catch your dream job by just trying to convince potential employers through writing a strong and convincing CV.
In addition, attending networking events is also the best way to go, get to know the people you need to know and let them know that you are looking for a job.
You have to work on your CV and motivation letter because most of the time, employers do not know who you are. Therefore, you are the first impression they will have of you and it will determine whether they will invite you for an interview or not.
It is important for you to have an employee with the right experience, however, you need to take some risks by recruiting fresh graduates and giving them a chance.
At one point you have to prepare your continuity plan by recruiting fresh graduates, training them and making sure that they will assure the future of your institution. Another way of doing this is to invest in the creation of a junior program or management training program for fresh graduates.
Design a rotational program so that young employees get to know the general activities of the company.
Thereafter, you will make an assessment and evaluation of their work and promote the successful ones to higher positions.
This requires the employers to be committed to investing in such programs. It also requires you (the employers) to work with universities and organizing career fairs where you recruit fresh or future graduates on site.
Consequently, it is not really the chicken or the egg dilemma. Students are responsible from their first year of university and they have to be proactive. It might not be easy for you to face the real world but the reality is that there is less room for error in the real world. Therefore, this is the time for you to discover yourself, assess your strengths and weakness and work to develop your potential.