Wednesday, August 29, 2012, AM | Leave Comment
Almost everyone has the desire to succeed in getting a good job. Some lack the motivation to see it through. On the other hand, there are many who motivate themselves to see they get their dream job and thus lead a successful and rewarding life – monetarily as well as professionally.
Folks who are motivated follow a very methodical and well thought out plan to get what they want in their job.
Plan your career
Careful planning is needed to a successful college work-experiences so you can increase your skills in your chosen field of study. It will help you reap lifelong benefits and put you ahead of your peer pack upon graduation.
Set and write down your goals of what you want to achieve in your career. Be flexible as you grow personally and professionally, expanding your vision of what you truly can achieve.
Self-assessment is important. It will help you avoid jobs that you have no interest in and will not be appropriate later for advancement in your career.
Have marketable skills
You may have selected your course of study out of passion and based upon your interests. However, you need to develop marketable skills to bring to a potential employer.
Establish network of family and friends
We all need supportive family and friends. While in college, you need to develop a network of teachers/professors, former employers, career coaches and counselors and anyone else who has given you support.
Make presentable resume
Develop your resume in such a way that it represents you in the best possible light and includes correctly what you have done and more importantly what you can do for the potential employer.
Practice your interview skills
Practice your interview skills so you can convince the employer that you are perfectly fit for the job.
Develop your entrepreneurial skills
As long as you are in the job market, you can always start working on your own at home, developing possibly a blog about your interest, and monetizing it once you get a certain number of visitors on a daily basis. Also you can freelance as a consultant in the field of your interest.
In a Nutshell
These are some of the few but important tips for getting a job while your are still in college.