How to tackle the graduate employment market?
Gaining success in the competitive graduate employment market always seems impossible for most new graduates. Here are three steps you can take to help you tackle this process.
1. Think out of the box about where you might add value
Your career trajectory may not always be limited to the professions that only relate to your major in the university. For instance, an Acquisition Specialist at a Big Four firm points out that, science graduates are also strong candidates for management consulting roles for their great logical mindset.
2. Careful preparation for every interview
Remember to conduct a thorough research about the company and the industry before coming to the interview, which is especially crucial when you receive an initial call from the recruiter. When it comes to a face-to-face interview, try to articulate the value you could offer the company instead of simply listing your significant achievements, which might be unattractive sometimes.
3. Anticipate problems and demonstrate that you are proactive
The graduate recruitment process can be long, and, normally, an interview may clash with your schedule. You can consider emailing the recruiter to request a reschedule of the interview. This action could be highly appreciated by the recruiters, as you demonstrate your ability to anticipate problems and how you would manage them.
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