The first job-whether it is being applied for directly after college/university or after a gap- is critical to a human’s professional success and builds a foundation for the future. Recognizing the importance of “successful beginning” in one’s career, it is of utmost importance to take up this whole exercise in a very structured and organised step by step way to ensure a smooth transition from college to campus.
You need to identify your strengths and weaknesses and then chalk out a path that not only gives you the confidence to challenge yourself in order to overcome your weaknesses but also keeps you motivated enough to follow your passion.
It can be very helpful to be in the company of like-minded, motivated peers or friends and being in constant touch with supportive seniors as well as professors. Right guidance can become your biggest asset. Sometimes, receiving a personal touch can make all the difference to help you succeed your goals, big or small.
The transition from a secured college environment to a challenging campus can be an unsettling experience even for the best of candidates. The key is “Preparation”. Leave no stone unturned before your big day.
Right from filling that first job application form to assistance with each step of the whole process, you need to stay abreast with your time management, communication and leadership skills before transferring to an on Job campus setting where these skills are critical to success.
Before you even start filling out an application form it is wise to do a thorough survey of the company you are applying at. I need not mention that today with the help of search engines one can research and download and make good use of all the information one wishes to have. The time spent researching on the company not only puts you in a beneficial state overall, by being prepared to customize your answers according to the position you wish to apply for, but you also can prepare three to four smart questions to ask the interviewers before concluding your interview. These last few minutes can sometimes turn the route of the interview completely in your favour. This is your turn to impress them with your skills. Remember-“A smart person gives you smart answers but only a wise person asks smart questions”…to be continued…..