What makes your parents proud and happy is when you fulfill our duties as their children. And one of the biggest gifts that you can give them is a college diploma. Probably your parents are the happiest people on earth by the time we graduate in college. And for you as the child, this means another chapter has ended and a new beginning will start.
Usually, most people prefer to find and build a career right away after graduation. Though some would desire to rest and have a vacation first, others would immediately test the waters in the corporate world and look for a job. A few will immediately get the career they want but there will always be a number of those who will have a hard time finding an occupation.
The thing is, everyone should know the basics before heading for a job hunt. Everyone goes through the process of interview, which is basically done by employers to know if the applicant would be a good fit for their company. Bearing in mind that there are a bunch of experienced job seekers, winning a position in a company is tough and only those people who have excellent capabilities and skills would survive the screening process. If you want to be an exceptional candidate, then you need to do exceptional preparation.
If you are a fresh graduate, don’t worry that much. Though experienced job seekers have the advantage in terms of work experience and knowledge, in most cases, fresh graduates and experienced job seekers go through the same interview process. And same goes with the way of preparation. Preparation is the number one thing that will set a candidate apart from other applicants and the best way to start the preparation would be through RESEARCH.
Why research? This is for you to have a comprehensive background about the company, the position you’re applying with, and the possible interview questions. The companies’ financial stability, location, and vicinity are important factors that you may consider before applying. It would also be beneficial if you can research about the employees and the management. This way, you have an overview on how it feels like to work there.
With regards to the position you’re applying, always check the job postings of the company and try to understand every detail written on the job post. If something is vague, try to search similar job postings on job boards and research further on the particulars. Being knowledgeable about the position gives you an understanding about the job itself.
Lastly, the biggest part of your research should focus on the possible interview questions. There are a lot of interview questions the employer can ask. Basic questions such as “Tell me something about yourself” and “Why should we hire you” are being asked 90% of the time during interviews so prepare yourself on what you think would be the best answers. Of course, job specific or skill specific questions will be asked so you need to study and review particular concepts and topics about your field of specialization.
Hope this helps. Go on and do some research now!