Graduates looking for that first time employment here’s how
Job hunting for graduates is a totally different ball game from someone who has had three or more or even less work experience in a different job or chosen field of career, which is why you will need to tackle the process a little differently.
As a graduate always consider interning, volunteering, becoming a casual or waitress, as these are all options you can try while waiting to get employed in the profession of your field of studies. Remember that even if you are not getting paid it is the work experience that counts. Also going out there to find any means of work shows ingenuity and a determination to make something of yourself rather than sit around waiting to land your dream job, that just spells plain lazy.
Since you fresh out of high school and college your grades will do the talking for you and they have to be a cut above the rest to set you out from the crowd. As that will also speak of your hard work and time and effort of work put in to get those great grades, so never sell yourself short. Also in your CV point out your achievements you gained whilst in school, whether as a class leader, monitor, prefect, scholar patrol or team captain in one of your extra-curricular activities.
While in your cover letter list what your strengths and positive traits you possess that would be suitable for the job you’re applying for. Although this might sound simple, you’ll really need to think about it, as sometimes it’s not always easy to sell yourself with just three words so make it good.
Keep your ears to the streets, sometimes you know about a job through hearing it from a reliable source whether a friend or family member.
And sometimes to gain that first job, will require that you literally get up and hand deliver your CV by knocking on the doors of companies you are interested in working for as not all companies choose to advertise their job vacancies.