For the past three or four years, you’ve been busy studying for exams, writing assignments and eating cereals. But your big graduation day is nearing, and it is time to prepare for the next step.
Like many other ambitious students, you probably already know what your dream job is. Maybe it’s working in big a corporation, maybe it’s working abroad, or maybe it’s this high-end kind of job that offers a great salary. Whatever it is, keep in mind that employers are flooded with resumes, so if you want to get that dream job – you must stand out from the crowd.
As a fresh graduate in a competitive market, it sure isn’t easy. Our guide will help you reach your full potential and land that dream job.
1. Polish your online presence.
In any industry you are applying for, especially in the case of the online industry, potential employers may Google you to find out more about you before they even invite you for an interview. You definitely don’t want them to find embarrassing images from your wild college party on Facebook. Be sure to set all your unprofessional social profiles to private, and at the same time, boost your influence on LinkedIn and brand yourself professionally by creating your own blog or website. This is where you can showcase your resume and skills, write about the industry you wish to get into, and show employers you would be an incredible contribution to their company.
2. Write an exceptional resume.
Your talent is extraordinary. Then why write an ordinary resume? In general, hiring managers and recruiters don’t take longer than 15 seconds to decide if they want to read further. An impressive resume is a rule when applying for the best position openings. This means your CV is more than just a plain white page with black, descriptive text that has nothing to do with creativity. Take Lance Zhang, for example. Although he studied at one of UK’s most prestigious universities, he couldn’t get any interviews. That’s where we stepped in. We helped improve his CV and really sell his skills properly. It didn’t take long and he landed an incredible position in the company he wanted the most. This is why it is super important that you highlight your skills and talents properly. Need help? Our experts are happy to perfect your CV and specialize it for your chosen industry, to ensure you’ll get their attention.
3. Prepare for the interview.
“Chance favors the prepared mind”. We couldn’t agree more! You only have one chance with each employer, so use it wisely. Do your research and learn about the organization’s culture, managers, clients, and work. Prepare your answers to the commonly asked questions. Practice describing your skills in front of a friend or a family member. All of these would help you stay calm, relaxed and impressive during your interview. We also recommend a 60-minutes coaching session with one of our professionals in the industry you are applying for. They have all the best tips especially for your industry and can guide you on how to improve your answers, body language and so much more.
4. Attend career fairs.
Recruitment fairs are a great opportunity to show the person that you are, by interacting directly with job recruiters. Moreover, you could learn more about jobs in your industry, and network with prospective employers. On our events, we can help you secure a job with industry-leading firms in China, right there on the spot! So if you don’t want to miss the next talent fair, sign up to receive information on our events. It is completely free of charge, and we will keep you in the know when we find the next amazing opportunity for you.
5. Make the most of your international skills.
How about… working in China? The Chinese market is highly dynamic, exciting and offers a distinct advantage for entry-level applicants who are ambitious. Many reputable Chinese companies are looking to recruit international talents, and this is where you can shine. According to China Daily, the highest-paid professions in China include software development, air transport services, software publishing, and with many other leading professions, you can boost your career. If you are ambitious and want to work in China, we can connect you with leading companies. We take pride in our partnerships in China that allow us to track exclusive job opportunities for you.
Get in touch for consultations with some of our experts, should you have a very specific dream job in mind, or you are not exactly sure what you want to do. Either way, we will be able to help you.