Few things should be more frustrating for a recent graduate than getting the desired diploma or degree and not getting a job.
However, this situation is not at all out of the ordinary. A recent graduate can take between 6 to 8 months to find a job, even up to a year.
If this is your situation, there are two paths you can take: sit cross-legged waiting for the phone to ring or take action and find ways to accelerate this process.
Next, we present you 5 things that you can do if you do not get work.
REVIEW YOUR RESUME.
If you have taken the time to write what you consider a good resume and do not receive any calls, you may have to rethink to review it again.
Many times we make the mistake of making long lists of academic achievements and previous work without describing in depth our functions or what we really learned through these experiences.
RETHINK YOUR OPTIONS.
Have you thought carefully about how many companies have submitted your application? Many times, distributing the curriculum indiscriminately can be counterproductive.
Before launching yourself to your job search you should study well how the market moves, what kind of companies look for professionals with your profile, etc.
WRITE A MOTIVATIONAL LETTER.
The motivational letter can be the perfect complement to the curriculum, as long as it is written in a brief, concise and striking way.
Explain to employers what personal and professional characteristics stand out from the other candidates, and why you are the right person to fill that position.
GET A TEMPORARY JOB.
Maybe it’s not about the work of your dreams or what you’ve been preparing for a long time, but getting a temporary job can be a good option, especially if you’re in financial trouble.
Through this type of employment you can generate new contacts and acquire a little more experience on how organizations work.
Another alternative that you should not rule out is to volunteer, especially if you have little work experience to display on your CV.
Although you will not have economic returns, you can meet different people, learn new skills and show that you want to develop professionally.