College Graduates Can Impress Job Recruiters, Here's How [VIDEO]By Khaleb Skye A. Cruz, UniversityHerald Reporter
What advice should fresh college graduates take with them in entering the workforce? Well, remember that the world is in the middle of a tremendous amount of change.
The society is now different when it comes to how people communicate, how businesses operate, and how people stay informed. College graduates should recognize these massive societal fluctuations in order to adjust as soon as possible.
An inspiring company
Finding an inspiring company is vital in someone's successful journey. Find people who exude good vibes. From there, start figuring out how to add your own skills and qualities to the company's culture.
Show them how you could make a difference inside and outside the company. Help out in mentoring new employees and volunteer whenever there is a charity activity. Besides, there are plenty of worthy causes that need more human resources. The bottom line is: Businesses are looking for bright young minds to bring new energy.
The recruitment process
Do not be reluctant during a job search. Proactively make direct contact with hiring managers and other senior executives. According to Fortune, do not be afraid to reach out, but always be respectful.
Entrepreneurs are often dealing with complex challenges every single day. They do not have time to actively recruit new workers. Thus, you must be your own recruiter.
Show unique perspective
This is very much true in creative fields. Most employers here are equally interested in who you are and what you can do. Showing unique points of view is important when companies are looking for diversity.
Remember that everything you do and say tells a story about how you live your life. Be careful on how you present yourself, both as an employee and a person.
Meanwhile, Economic Times reported that college graduates should be specific in their resumes. Nowadays, all applicants are qualified. Therefore, instead of listing common skills, the challenge is in highlighting the important ones.
Do not fill up the skills section of your resume, especially with the ones that have nothing to do with the job you are applying for. You need to substantiate whatever is written in your application form.