Does it seem that with every passing year it's getting harder and harder to find good paying jobs? If you think so, you're not alone in your thoughts. In fact, this is a common complaint that many people have and it is even
worse for those that do not have a college education.
Jobs are not bountiful right now and even college graduates
sometimes find themselves waiting tables for a year or two
after they receive their diploma before they are able to
find a job. So, with the work force becoming tougher and
tougher to break into, what are you going to do about it?
Give up or fight back? Well, the best way to ensure you will
get hired at great jobs is to attend college. A degree is
incredibly important, but it's not a guarantee for getting a
job. Luckily, there are things you can do while in college
to beef up your resume and make you stand out amidst all
the other applicants.
First of all, learn a foreign language. Learn two if
possible. If you do not know right now how important this is,
you will understand once you're trying to enter the work
force. Many jobs are requiring applicants to speak at least
one other language and you will not want to be turned away
because you do not. So, sign yourself up for Spanish, Italian
Egypt Arabic and become fluent if you want your resume to
outshine the others.
Secondly, and I can not stress enough – apply for internships.
If you want to be a writer, find a local magazine and intern
there for a few hours every week. Not only will this
provide you with invaluable hands on experience but it will
also get your foot in the door when you're applying for
writing jobs. If you're a marketing major, do an internship
at a restaurant that is just opening or working at a local
television station if you're major is broadcasting. Do an
internship for as long as you can through your college
years. Trust me, this will look fantastic on your resume and
will automatically put you ahead of any other applicable that
does not have the same experience.
Lastly, get involved in your community and college. You
perhaps think human resource people do not look at volunteer
activities or hold student government activity with high
regard but they usually do. Put any extra-curricular
activities like this that you've done on your resume when
you're looking for jobs. Employers like to know that
Applicants are well-rounded and volunteer makes you
like you're an outstanding member of the community and
student government involvement demonstrates that you
potential to be a great leader.
If you follow these tips, getting good jobs will come much
easier regarding what the employment rate is when
you graduate. So, do not get discouraged-just make a vow to
Become the best version of you possible and be confident
in your abilities and skills. All prospective employers will
be impressed with that and who knows – you just might get
your dream position after all!