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7 tips to prepare for your career while studying, to improve job-hunting

Preparing for job hunting while studying, can improve your chances of landing a job quicker. Picture: Pexels

Preparing for job hunting while studying, can improve your chances of landing a job quicker. Picture: Pexels

Published Apr 18, 2023

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Studying can be stressful, with having to juggle academic obligations while having to plan for your future in South Africa, where graduates can spend years without employment.

But all is not lost, with some preparation and luck on your side, you could land a job fresh out of the lecture hall.

According to the employment site “Indeed”, college is an excellent opportunity to gain life skills. It’s also a time when you’re surrounded by resources and people eager to assist you to succeed.

“As a college student, taking career advice can help you feel more equipped on graduation. It can also help you become more confident in your skills and ensure you have chosen the right field as well as guide you toward making helpful career decision,’’ Indeed said.

Here are seven tips from the job portal to make it easier to find a job as a graduate:

  • Get an early start

Start exploring for possibilities before you graduate. This may involve volunteering to gain experience that will look fantastic on your CV.

  • Keep your skills up-to-date

When applying for a job or internship, you’ll be competing with other candidates; as a result, it’s critical to keep your skills current.

This includes staying current with technology and industry trends to help you to stand out from other applicants.

Stay current by conducting online research, reading professional journals, or visiting your school’s library.

  • Stay focused

It is critical to maintain focus on your work objectives and desires. Allow your past experiences to teach, lead, and drive you forward. Your mistakes might supply you with vital experience and information when confronted with similar situations in the future.

Focus on the advantages if you find yourself in depressing circumstances, such as a difficult job or harsh management. Recognise that these experiences may transform you into a more hard-working employee.

You can add this to your CV as having endured and overcome adverse circumstances while still performing at your best.

It is critical to strive to be the best you can. Recognise your flaws and have faith in yourself and your talents.

This can help you to focus on your goals while also allowing you to develop in your job. Aiming for perfection can lead to success.

  • Use your institution’s career services

Make use of your institution’s career services before graduating to assist you to get a head start on your career. This campus resource will help you with everything from writing a CV to finding work.

Career services at your institution can help connect you with alumni in your profession. These services should be covered by your tuition.

  • Build your network

Engage with your school’s instructors, graduates, and other useful contacts in your profession during your academic experience.

Networking is an excellent approach to learn from other working professionals who have gone through the same experience. Contacts you build can also function as references or alert you to crucial chances in your profession later on.

  • Create your own opportunities

Consider developing your own possibilities. You can, for example, start a blog, a photography business, or an online course to help you build expertise and abilities in your profession.

These chances can enhance your soft skills, such as leadership and communication, which are integral to most jobs.

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