Unemployment is one one of the many stages that fresh graduates go through after school. It’s a terrible period that can also be emotionally draining. And that’s why you need to take your job search into your own hands and adapt as needed to find a meaningful position.
Here are four tips that will make sure that you stand out among other candidates and are noticed by employers.
You Need To Be Able To Adapt To Change
If you’ve been applying to jobs and not getting responses back, you need to be flexible. Chances are that you’re getting passed over for roles because you don’t have the necessary experience. However, there are ways to fill that shortcoming on your CV.
Do some volunteer work to build experience, learn a new skill through the many online courses that are available these days or even look for a post-graduate internship.
Learn What’s In Demand
Since the pandemic, jobs in tech (data science, web development, mobile development, etc) have proliferated. And usually, these jobs require skills that you can learn on your own; either through online courses or through programs put together by organizations such as Africa Skills Hub. By learning new, and in-demand skills, you increase the chances of finding a job.
Target Your Job Application
One of the most important things that you need to keep in mind when you’re looking for a job is the fact that each application (CV and Cover Letter) need to be different for each role. You need to research the company, and then tailor your documents to that specific company.
Don’t Get Demotivated By Rejection
Finally, the job market is not easy. There are going to be some rejections along the way. Some of them will hurt more than others, but it’s important that you keep in mind the fact that there will always be a next one. Use each rejection as a reference to grow and be better for the next opportunity.