Today, majority of fresh graduates stepping into the industry for jobs are struggling to acquire a job of their choice. Only a handful of them are successful in landing their dream jobs. Graduates are not aware of the work environment and find it very difficult to settle down. In order to counter this, they must pursue a career in a field that they are passionate about and not as per trends in the industry. Counselors should ensure that students are being enrolled for the correct reasons in the courses they select. Before applying for jobs, students should be well versed with information pertaining to current trends of the particular industry and also gain good information on the company they are applying to. The present generation must utilize their strengths to secure a job that they would love to work for. Brand names should not be the primary focus instead; youngsters need to be more focused on the goals they want to achieve.
Industry-Institute Coalition to produce better Professionals
There are many institutes exposing students to the industry culture, which is beneficial to students. To use this opportunity to the fullest, there has to be clear expectation set out by the university. Such interactions with the industry not only make them confident to work in an organization but also instill the skills and attitude required to prepare them up for the corporate world. There is a lot of industry institute interface by corporate these days. Apart from the guest lecturers there are industry visits, field surveys, projects and internships that students come in for. Most of the industry thrives on innovation where ideas, breakthroughs, fresh perspective and awareness of trends play a huge role. Companies that guide these internships can interact with the intern and explore fulltime career opportunities with them. Based on assessments, companies decide whether the student would be beneficial for the organization, resulting in offering them full time positions after they complete their internship and education.
Making an Accurate Choice
Companies should conduct six month internships which will help them decide whether the candidate is fit for the role and will he/she be a good investment if converted. The candidate as well will understand how it is to work in a professional organization and may get a hands-on floor plan on some of the latest projects that the company might be working on. The companies should also take a note that they will be making a lot of investments on the new candidate for the duration of six months to make sure he/she becomes productive. On the industry front, most companies employ freshers as an extra pair of hands at a reasonable pay, while only a few companies employ freshers for bringing in innovation, new thoughts and processes. Students benefit as they get an exposure to the industrial scenario and corporate get a feel of the generation they would be catering to in the near future. For the industry it acts as a good way of branding to attract talent. Those who are working in the industry should share their experiences like describing the problems they faced at their workplace and what they actually learnt. This will give them a clearer idea than the job descriptions and the fresh graduates will feel more confident after working on those elements. Applicants need to work on their resumes to make it more precise and less ambiguous. The colleges along with the industry should set up interview processes in such a way that the aspiration of the student will be rightly matched to what the company can offer. Companies should come up with a long term plan which will help them to hire, train and groom the fresh graduates who will become managers of tomorrow.
Higher education and choosing the correct field is always beneficial to get creamy jobs. Gaining expertise in a particular field has become very important in this competitive world. Post Graduate study is an option to help you specialize further into your field, or to provide you with additional qualifications to qualify you for other sectors. Appearing for competitive exams itself increases the aptitude of students. Distance learning should be taken as a refresher course to a subject already studied in the past. For working professionals who already have practical knowledge in a particular field distance learning works well. It acts as a reassurance along with an extra degree.
Talk to your family, friends, tutors, and colleagues ï¿½ who know you well, and they will undoubtedly know about lots of different types of jobs and roles which may give you some further inspiration.
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