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Published on August 5th, 2016 | by Jones


Do these 4 things to get a job

Finding a job after you matriculate, or even after you graduate, isn’t easy. There’s loads of competition with scores of people applying for the same job. So, what can you do to stand out from the crowd?

It’s a combination of many different things, from qualifications to softer skills, which will ensure you get the job. If you’re going to be job hunting soon, you need to do everything you can to make sure you get the job. Do these things to make yourself more employable.

Learn new skills

There are certain skills which are essential in all jobs.Some of the skills which the majority of workers need include the ability to communicate, to understand information and to complete computer work. If you really want to set yourself apart from your peers you should ensure you’re proficient in all these areas and complete training in other areas. For instance, you could consider completing marketing courses if you’re curious about that sector.

Complete internships

You’ll soon find, as you start applying for jobs, that all positions require you to have experience. It’s a double-edged sword because you can’t get experience if no one will give you that first chance. That’s where internships come in. They may not be well-paid but they do give you the opportunity to learn from the experts. Your colleagues will know what it’s like to work in your dream industry. They will be able to tell you if you’re on the right track and offer advice on what your next move should be.

Fix up your CV

Now is the time to make sure your CV and cover letter are perfect. There’s not much that turns a prospective employer off more than receiving a CV riddled with spelling and grammar errors. Ask a friend to look these over to check for any errors. Make sure that your intentions are clear and you explicitly mention what role you’re applying for and what solutions you can offer to their company.

Be productive

In the time between finishing studying and being hired, you need to keep busy. Employers will look at blank spaces on your CV with suspicion. They’ll wonder what you were doing during this time and question why no one else would hire you. You need to fill this time with volunteer work, learning new skills or completing courses.

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