Getting a Job in Today’s Scenario is difficult due to various factors like recession, lack of jobs, increase in the number of competitors, and lot more. Though there are multiple factors that could hinder from getting a job there are ways too to figure out how to land into a job in today’s scenario.
Below are the Top 10 Ways to get a Job in Today’s Scenario:
1. Do Internships:
Internships are one of the most important things that help one to land into a job right away. Internships are nothing but trainings that one undergoes before landing into a job. Not everyone lands into the job of their own field. A Mechanical student might land into a MNC along with Computer Science Students. The bookish knowledge of four years of Engineering won’t help when it comes to work. There are situations where even a student with good academics in college doesn’t have the skills to do the work. Internships are the bridge gap between the Academics and the Job. It helps in giving a practical exposure of what you learnt all the while through bookish knowledge. It gives you an opportunity to experience a hands on practice of what you learnt and help you to learn more better. The advantages of doing an internship is that you learn a lot through it which makes the companies to reduce the effort to give you a special training after hiring you. Also the most advantageous situation of Internships are that many a times you get more chances of landing a full time role in the same company where you are interning at.
2. Having a Good Portfolio:
A Good Portfolio is the most important thing that one needs to have and ensure before applying for any job. One who copies the resume formats and from the other resumes never gets a chance to get shortlisted for the next level. Hiring Managers generally spend only 10-15 seconds while reviewing the resume as they get a huge load of resume to be reviewed. Having a good portfolio with the proper presentation would surely catch the attention of the Hiring Managers and would surely help in landing a job. Many times people do mistake by adding lots of group projects and other stuffs which won’t attract the recruiters. Individual accomplishment is what is expected in a resume which would help one to land onto a good job.
3. Do Projects:
Doing Projects is one of the best ways that could help very much in getting a job on our field or interest. The bookish knowledge that we learn won’t help in doing the projects. A Project could be done with the detail research on the topic that you are working on with and having a good knowledge and creativity to do the project. So doing a project will surely increase your skills and make you showcase on different platforms and the students who pursue projects real time get landed in a job soon. Doing a project would also help one to land in research based jobs.
4. On campus jobs:
This is one of the easiest ways where a student gets placed. Students from top institutes just appear for the interview to get selected for the jobs. In most of the cases the colleges seem to have a tie-up with the companies and so the companies mass recruit students from the college irrespective of the skill set of the student. The disadvantage that one would be facing by getting hired through these would be job security risks.
5. Reserved Jobs:
These are the jobs that would be reserved for certain people. In other reserved jobs are nothing but Quota jobs where it would be reserved for different category people. There might be jobs reserved for big shots, politicians and lots more. Apart from these there might be jobs reserved for different community people, physically challenged and lot more. Also there are certain cases where the jobs would be transferred from one generation to the next generation. The father’s job would be transferred to their son/daughter on certain cases irrespective of their qualification.
6. Job Portals:
Job Portals are one of the new trends that aroused immediately after the increase in the number of students getting unemployed increased especially during the recession period. The Job portals help the students to apply for the companies with their portfolio and resume and the companies shortlist them based on different criteria depending upon their requirements. Also the Job portals help in organizing the online tests with various metric levels so that it eliminates a lot of work to be done and simplifies the interview process and call upon only the qualified students who undertook the test. Though this reduces a lot of efforts from both student side and company side the number of students who get jobs through the job portals are comparatively less when compared with the total number of students who apply for it.
7. Off Campus Placements:
Off Campus Placements are yet another way where a student gets placed. Though this never gives a good positive result still these methods are still in existence for the company to publicize and advertise themselves with least cost factor involved making a huge impact among the students and the other people. The Off Campus placements generally involves huge amount of students being participating but only a few out of it would be processed for the next level and at the final stage only a bunch of students get placed through this method.
8. Placed through Luck:
Luck is one of the least factors that’s required to get placed these days. The possibilities of applying for a company and that being reviewed by the Hiring Manger and the callback everything is purely dependent on luck. There might be someone with a very good profile yet might not be noticed and gets lost with the huge bunch of resumes that’s being reviewed by the Hiring Manger and there might be one with the least skills yet been noticed by the Hiring Manager and would be called for the interview and get selected. So even Luck plays a major role in getting a job these days.
9. Referred by Referrals:
This is one of the very traditional methods people still follow where the student would be referred by his colleagues or friends to a company and make them hired. The possibilities of a student getting hired through this way is either positive or negative and it all depends upon the power of the referrer. Also in some cases the consultancy services play as the referral role where they charge money from the students for giving references to certain companies. The greatest disadvantage is not many who go through these get hired in the interviews.
10. Your Academics in your College Life:
Shocking! But true. People keep on believing that only the marks and the grades they score will help them in fetching jobs these days which is totally proved wrong. The technology has paved way to the creative and innovative thinkers to get a better job than those who just believe in the bookish knowledge and secure good grades and marks. The survey says that the percentage of students who have more percentage and marks gets placed in MNCs or not get placed whereas those who has the least marks or grades gets placed in top and core companies.