March and April are the graduation months in the Philippines. If you’re one of those blessed with a diploma this year, then a proud congratulations to you. But allow me to impart to you a very hard truth about graduating from college: The real fun is just starting!
First up, welcome to the unemployed. Yes, it seems like I’m bursting your joyous celebration. But, sooner or later this will sink it (I’m just giving you a heads up). The unemployment rate is a huge deal for the new graduates. Why? You’re probably part of it. Gone are the days when you can lounge in the living room not worrying about what excuse you’ll tell your teacher. gone are the days when yo can stay up all night without care of what is to become of you tomorrow. reality check: you need to make sense of your life and find a job.
So how do you avoid being part of the statistics for so long? here are some tips you can take so you can give yourself the satisfaction of earning your first pay check. Believe me, that’s the paper you’ll cherish forever.
Make a resume
This is one paper you should never fail to submit on time. Plus, it’s the one document that you should always improve. So, go ahead, start writing that resume of yours. here are some ideas you should seriously consider:
- Focus on your skills and knowledge
- Please don’t waste your time enumerating the awards you got in kindergarten
- Give truthful information
- Highlight your experiences that can help the company
Search for jobs online
One of the best ways to find the perfect job match is going online. there are numerous online job searches that you can use. It can take a few minutes to set up an account but the benefits are tremendous. Here are some reminders:
- Keep your online resume/account updated
- Check those grammatical errors because they do count against you
- Send out resumes to companies only if you have what they need
- When they do call you for an interview show up on time
Go to offices and drop of your resume
Nothing beats the direct method of dropping your resume. Although many companies prefer sending your resume online, it is still a good idea to have a hard copy of your resume available in case you happened to find yourself in a building with lots of potential work opportunities.
Get some help from your friends and family
Let’s admit it, getting help from friends and family is still a good way to land a decent job. So don’t be shy and ask a friend or relative for possible work opportunities. But do not stop there, you can reach out to your club or organizations back in college for some help.
Continue learning while looking for a job
even if you’re already received your diploma, you should never stop learning. Small things can eventually help you land a better job. So don’t be complacent and try to learn more. it’s a very competitive world out there. Make employers want to hire you.
So you are a new graduate. Your hard work has paid off. I’m pretty sure your parents are proud of you. Now, get off your butt and start making your education count. It’s darn hard being part of the unemployed statistics. The sooner you get yourself off that list the better. good luck, and oh yes, congratulations.
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