Ok fine, we are very much confident that this is a sure job for us, aren’t we? So we applied, and then later we will find out that we just didn’t qualify for the position, not even considered in the short list of applicants. Disappointing I know.. hurting, yes… and really self esteem bursting. You may think, “well I followed all the tips in the D2Dtips, why then I failed. You may have self monologue saying, what’s wrong with me? Oh well, don’t jump out of the window yet, there is nothing wrong with you (probably?) but maybe you just didn’t fit in the job.
So let us find out what do these employers are looking for in a candidate? Is it qualifications, educational background, skills or simply beauty? It is just too bad if it is just beauty unless it is for a modelling career. Anyway, enough of these adlibs, it is time to know what are EMPLOYERS LOOKING FOR, and why on earth we can’t get the job we wanted.
- A study was conducted to US and asked 50,000 employers of what exactly they are looking for from an applicant. Based on the survey, majority of the employers are looking for applicants who have experience related to the available job. This is particularly specified in the fields of Science/Technology, Services/Retail, and Media/Communications courses.
Maybe you are wondering how a newly graduate can acquire work experience. For the newly graduates, the employers are considering the on-the-job training, internship or practicum each had taken in the college, thus this includes the working experience of each student working while studying. So this falls now to the college curricula and exposure of the students to the related field of studies versus practicum.
Furthermore, based on this study, the employers are not really after the academic grades of the applicants.
Yes, the college or university should consider this factor of employability of their graduates in the future.
- Work Experience is the first one the employers are considering in the position.
This article is based on research conducted by The Chronicle of Higher Education and American Public Media’s Marketplace in August to September 2012. The title of this study is. The Role of Higher Education in Career Development: Employer Perceptions.
Data taken from: http://chronicle.com/items/biz/pdf/Employers%20Survey.pdf
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