How to get a Job for Freshers

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Reasons for not getting a job

When we hear this line “Reasons for not getting a job  in India?”
The first thing which comes to our mind is, there is the scarcity of jobs in India and the world.

Not at all, neither the employers nor the job seekers are less in numbers. Then, why students are not getting jobs once they complete their graduation. Let’s find about all the factors which are contributing to less job availability for freshers.

Here are some points-

  1. More expectation
    Some of the students are overconfident and they do not attend Job interviews of a Startup company or a small scale company. In fact, there are lots of startups in India and across the world and they are looking for the right candidate. As a Fresher, you must not think that the startup companies does lack vision and you should avoid them.
  2. Directly try to meet the Director of a Startup company if possible
    Personally, carry your Resume and go to the startups where the number of employees are less than 20. Try to meet the director in person and request for a Job. Believe us, if you do this for 50 companies, you will end up with a Job offer for at least 1 company. Follow this process for 10 days properly and you will end up getting a job in a startup for sure. Figure out the startup companies based on the size of the building, employees etc. Talk to the existing employees and get some feedback about any possible opening in that company and give your Resume to them and most importantly, it is your duty to follow up.
  3. Procrastination
    As a fresher, Freshers should attend each and every interview from smaller and bigger companies. On a few occasions, you miss to attend an interview and you think that “I will attend an Interview from tomorrow”. You should do all your important works today itself. Do not wait for Tomorrow. Attend as many interviews as possible. Do not be lazy.
  4. No proper guidance
    Sometimes, we do not have proper guidance and we get confused about our career but you are lucky that we take care of you and will guide to get your first job.
  5. Lots of fresher have backlog/score below average
    If you have a backlog or fewer marks in 10th, 12th or graduation, then you must add lots of certification to your Resume. THIS IS MUST so that you compensate your lesser marks with some official certifications.
  6. Lack of Resume Preparation – 
    Some of you try to copy each other’s Resume(CV) which is completely wrong. You should prepare a unique Resume and write points about yourself. Prepare for all the points which you have mentioned in your Resume. DO NOT FAKE YOUR RESUME
  7. Competitive Environment – 
    Freshers are available in large numbers. Every year people are completing a different degree and passing out from college as a fresher. As your Job gets delayed, more and the number of students keeps on adding in the Job search pool. So, try and give your 200% each and every time.
job vacancy Graph
Source: Naukri.com

How to apply to get a job

1) Decide what kind of job you want – Before starting your career in the any field, we should know your skills, interests and what kind of job you want to do. For this, you can take guidance from elders or you can decide it by yourself.

2) Research – Start researching on a job you have decided. You can search in different websites about what are the opportunity, salary, vacancy etc.

3) Make a good 2 Page Resume – Make a good and professional Resume to get a good job.
Learn how to create Resume formats and find free templates for Resume.

4) Upload resume to different job portal – 
Here is, top 5 fresher Job search sites to upload a resume and get job opportunity from best companies.
Naukri.com
Freshersworld.com
Linkedin.com
Monster.com
Indeed.com

5) Prepare for an interview – Get ready for the interview and start preparation.
Learn commonly asked questions in an interview.

Job hunting strategies

1)Ask from friends and family.

Contact your friends and family to inform you if they get to know about any vacancies. Sometimes it happens as our family or friends knows about a vacancy so make them aware that you are looking for a job. If someone is working in a company, you can ask to give a reference for you.

2) Search daily in a newspaper

Vacancies of a job come in the daily newspaper also. So you can start looking there and make note of jobs in different companies and attend the interview.
You can see employment news weekly if you are looking for Government Jobs.
You will find job vacancies in a classified column of each newspaper.

For job search, you can see in the daily newspaper as well as can search in online newspaper sites.  

Top 6 online newspaper sites to find a job
  1. Times of India
  2. The Hindu
  3. The Indian Express
  4. Employment news
  5. Dainik Bhaskar
  6. The Economic Times
job in newspaper
3) Be in touch with a consultant

There many consultancies in India where they help in getting Job. Consultancies are tied up with MNCs and they arrange an interview for different professions. You can take a number of any consultant and be in touch with them for job updates. You can search about consultancy from Google. 

Note: Some consultancies are fake, they will ask you for money and tell you without giving interviews also you will get hired in MNCs, just you have to pay money. Never go to these consultancies be aware of these things.

Here are some best consultancies in India:
4/5
Name ABC Job Placement Consultants in India
website https://www.abcconsultants.in/#contactus
Toll-free No +91 40 4242 8585
Locations Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Pune, Kolkata, New Delhi, Hyderabad
3.4/5
Name  Manpower Job Placement Consultants
website  https://www.manpowergroup.co.in/
Toll-free No  1800 419 4001 
Locations  Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Pune, Kolkata, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Bhuwaneshwar, Gurgaon, Indore, Jaipur, Lucknow
3.3/5
Name  Team Lease
website  https://www.teamlease.com/
Toll-free No  +91803300 2345
Locations  Mumbai, Chennai,  Bangalore, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad
3.7/5
NameGenius Consultants Ltd.
website  https://www.geniusconsultant.com/contactus.aspx
Toll-free No  03366075801 / 02
Locations  Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Pune, Kolkata, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Bhuwaneshwar, Gurgaon, Indore, Jaipur, Lucknow, Guwahati, Patna, Kochi.
3.7/5
Name  HR-One Management Consultants Pvt Ltd
website  http://www.hr
Toll-free No 080-30643800
Locations  Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Kolkata, New Delhi, Hyderabad
4) Attend Job fairs 2019

There are so many Job fairs held in every city and colleges. Try to attend these job fairs.  You can find upcoming job fairs list in Google or in Magazine, Newspaper etc.

In Job fairs, you should attend the interview for all the companies. If you get selected in more then one company, then you can choose a company which has a better market value.

5) Apply on company websites

You can also upload your resume directly to particular company site so that if there is any vacancy in the company you will get a call from HR of that particular company.

6) Find a job through social media

On social media sites like Facebook, you can find so many pages for Jobseekers.  Follow the important pages for recent job updates. This is the best way to get job updates.

Follow these pages on social media
  1. BJS Bangalore JobSeeker
  2. JobSeeker India
  3. BJS Bangalore JobSeeker
  4. Indian Government Jobs Portal
  5. Government Jobs in India
  6. Freshers Job
  7. Off-campus Jobs for freshers
  8. Fresh graduate vacancy page

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