Things Every Graduate Hears Before They Start Looking For A Job

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There’s a general doom and gloom that every graduate has to face when they start thinking about getting a job. People start telling you horror stories about unemployment and just how hard it is to get a job. Here are some of the things that every graduate hears when they enter the job market.

There Are No Jobs

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One thing that you hear a lot before you enter the job market is that there are no jobs. However, that doesn’t mean that there are literally zero jobs in the country. As a matter of fact, there are jobs that recruiters find hard to fill because of the skill sets that they require. Sometimes opening yourself up to different jobs is what you need.

You Need Favours To Get A Job

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Well, that is how things work in this part of the world. However, you don’t necessarily need favours, you need connections. Networking, meeting people and making professional connections won’t automatically land you a job, but you will find out about roles that you otherwise would have no idea about.

Any Job Is A Job

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When you have been unemployed for a while, people will advice that you whatever job that you can get. Even those jobs are below your qualifications. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but whatever you do should tie into a bigger plan. If you are looking for a job in tech industry, it is not a bad idea to even take volunteer opportunities in that field.

Get More Professional Certifications

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When you’re having trouble getting a job with your degree, some people think that having more professional certifications is the way to go. While those will definitely not hurt in the long run, it can be uncomfortable paying for more certification when you don’t have enough financial leverage.

Get A Government Job And You’ll Be Okay

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Well, obviously. But even when you’re looking for an internship, when you send an application you don’t get a response back. How much more difficult do you think it would be to get a permanent position at a government agency.

What things did you keep hearing before you started looking for a job? Let us know in the comment below.



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