By Nairaland Forum Congratulations. You are now a graduate.
But the things I am about to say here, they won’t teach you in school.
I don’t like beating about the bush so I would just go straight to the point.
1. YOU ARE NOT A JOB SEEKER, YOU ARE A SOLUTION PROVIDER
Start changing your mindset now. You are not a job seeker, you didn’t graduate to start looking for jobs. You graduated to start providing solutions.
If you fail to get this, you may search for a job for many years, and even when you get one, you may not have that fulfillment.
Here is why it is important to change that mindset;
a. You would start to see yourself as an expert in your field which gives you the confidence you need to approach potential employers.
b. By seeing yourself as someone who provides solutions, you position yourself for employers to see you and hire you. It is a far more effective strategy than sending CVs to people that won’t even forward it anywhere.
A little more about this later.
2. GET OUT OF YOUR HOUSE
I can’t say this enough. Get out of that bed.
Don’t fool yourself by saying you are searching for jobs online or that you are waiting for one person to give you a job. Go out in your industry and volunteer in whatever capacity you can.
Volunteering links you up with the right network you need that would actually recommend you for jobs. It also lets you get the much-needed experience employers love.
If you cannot volunteer, still leave your house. Go squat with a friend or an aunt or something. Just leave your parent’s house. Comfort has a way of making you complacent.
As a new graduate hoping to make your mark in the new world, run away from anything that gives you too much comfort.
3. DON’T DEPEND ON YOUR CV OR RESUME
Let’s face it, 99% of the time, your CV is trash.
What do you have there that would make employers want to hire you? Is it the 1-year secondary school teaching experience you had during your NYSC?
Or is it the IT placement you did that you were just watching the TV or sent to buy food?
It doesn’t even matter if you finished with a first-class, your CV is still trash cos you would be competing with several other people. People who have uncles in high places, etc. Forget that CV or Read More
Source:: Nigerian Chatter