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Steps That Will Help You Land Your First Job

Looking for entry-level jobs? Read on!!

Entry-level opportunities are positions suitable for fresh graduates or those with minimal work experience. If this sounds like you, you may be thinking “how do I land one?” We’re here to show you the ropes!

Network with peers
Did you know that networking is responsible for 70-80% of job placements? That’s insane, so the possibilities are limitless. As a result, it is critical that you create and properly utilize your network. The first thing you can do is reach out to your friends, family, and classmates. Inform them that you are actively looking for work, and they will be able to refer you to any additional contacts they may have.

You can also connect with individuals that are in jobs, companies, or industries that interest you. This can give you valuable insights into the company you’re interested in. It’s important to cultivate this relationship because it could lead to you landing your dream career, company, or industry.

Consider a job for the experience
Considering a job for experience is not a weird notion. Building experience is beneficial since it helps you prepare for future opportunities. Not only does the experience look good on your resume but you will also learn a lot of new skills. You will, on the other hand, have a better understanding of yourself, including your likes and dislikes.

Each position offers an opportunity for you to be exposed to a specific skill set. Through these encounters, you can not only demonstrate your soft abilities but also develop new hard skills.

Write a resume
You must first create a resume in order to be considered for a job. The thing to keep in mind with resumes is that recruiters sift through hundreds of them every day. As a result, you must ensure that it makes the correct impression. Include any relevant former experiences and skills. What matters is that your CV is tailored to a specific role, job description, or company.

Job search
This is where you put on your research goggles and look for a job. Jobs can be found all over the internet, the platform of opportunities. There are an unlimited number of doors to open, from social media sites like LinkedIn and Facebook to online employment boards. You can also rely on your network for recommendations. Your research should focus on roles, companies, or industries that interest you.

Showtime
Once you find the desired role, it is time to apply for the position and earn yourself an interview. When you do receive the green light it’s important to come prepared. For example, look at the job description and study it. Pay close attention to the skills they are looking for and you would want to relate directly back to it.

If you really wanna impress your interviewer you definitely research more about the business. It would be wise to research the most FAQ at interviews so you know what questions to expect. Lastly, interviewers prefer people that are actively engaged in the conversation.

Dress to impress
Have you heard of the phrase “dress to impress”? Well, that is something you should definitely keep in mind when you land your interview. Interviewers notice every little detail, and the first thing they see is your appearance. So it’s important to dress appropriately.
Who you are is expressed through your attire. If you’re unsure, you can research or ask HR what the appropriate attire is. You don’t want to underdress for a company because it would not make you look good!

After the interview
Usually, employers will follow up with an email about what the next steps would be. So, don’t be hesitant to send a follow-up email if you haven’t received a response. This shows that you are interested in the role. In your follow-up email, you can also express your thankfulness and appreciation for the interview. You can thank them for their interest and send them your best wishes. This shows that you care and it’s your attitude, gratitude, and appreciation that can make them think twice.

If you need help with landing your first job but don’t know where to start then we’ve got you covered. Drop us a message and we can help you land your first job!

 

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