If all you are doing is downloading a plain resume template and sending them out, waiting for replies, then it is not likely to happen. There is a correct step-by-step procedure for hatching your dream job.
It is a little time-consuming, and you have to start early. After all, getting a rushed job might lead to a lack of job satisfaction. Try not to accept the first offer you get if they are not on par with your desire.
On the other hand, getting the recruiters of that dream job to give you a call back will require precision, determination, and confidence oozing out of you, and this excerpt below explains everything in detail.
Job hunting is indeed intimidating for many. Some even suffer anxiety upon dwelling on the anticipation of never getting a callback. It is okay to doubt that you are not doing the right thing when you are just starting. Practice does make perfect, but so does knowledge. Therefore, these are some of the job-hunting strategies you should start following as a fresher.
1. Start Networking
Networking in today’s day and age has become easy. You just have to know where you can start networking in the first place. To begin with, networking through social media depends on where you are trying to find your first job.
If it is more related to entertainment, photography, and lifestyle, we would suggest being more active on Instagram. Start putting up posts which showcase your artistic skills; something people might hire you for.
On the other hand, if you are looking for a proper corporate job, you should try out something like LinkedIn (we will elaborate on how to network on Linkedin later in the excerpt). Networking will allow any recruiter to see you as an individual rather than just a candidate.
2. Find Contacts To Recruiters
This could be a little difficult and will require quality research work. First, you have to go through the company websites and look for job postings. You can do so through other job-hunting profiles as well. The next thing is to find the ‘person in action’, aka the person who is doing the main recruiting job.
Next, you will try to find either their email address or contact number from different social media platforms. Once you have sent them your final resume, try to either mail them your interest or text them the cover letter.
This subtly shows that you are doing something more than the regular candidates.
3. Find People Who Can Refer You
Referrals can do wonders when you are trying to find a job as a fresher. Generally, when any company is recruiting, they will first ask their existing explorer to refer someone for the job. If a trusted employee of a company manages to refer you, you should be able to get an easy interview call.
So, during your networking mission, also network with people who are working in the company and not just the recruiters.
4. Start With Internships
It might be difficult to get a job, but internships are often given to any fresher. You can begin by applying for internships for your dream jobs. Generally, there will be an offer of recruitment once the tentative internship period is over (depending on your job performance).
On the other hand, some companies might not. However, once you are in the company as an intern, it is time to show your capabilities and talk to your employers about your willingness to work full-time before the end of the internship.
However, do not take any job in haste. First, see what you can earn, and whether they are the right average salary for your field.
5. Learn The LinkedIn Game
Simply creating a profile and starting to apply for jobs might not work for you. So, here is how you are going to play the LinkedIn game. Aka, make your profile attractive enough for more recruiters to follow.
Start posting about your qualifications and achievements. Then start networking, from executives to big companies to every employee working in your dream job.
Start posting more on social media and being active on the recruiter’s profile as well. You can do so with long formatting comments and daily liking of their posts