5 Ultimate Job Hunting Tips for Millennials
Finding the right job is a daunting task for many Millennials. They seem to face hard-time while hunting for their dream job as compared to the experienced workers. Even after recovering from the great recession there are still not many job opportunities available for them in the market. And, because of this we see many Millennial accepting the jobs below their skill level. In India alone, Millennial count is 400 million and they hold a major share in shaping the future of India.
Unlike other generations, it is very difficult for Millennials to stick to one job for a longer period of time. This generation constantly looks for opportunities to learn new things and loves job-hopping. So, here we are sharing some tips that can help you as a Millennial to get your dream jobs as well as success:
- Identify Something Special About You
Identify something special about you. Every year 10-12 million freshers graduate and plan to join the workforce. Just 10% of them are able to successfully join, that is because they are Special in some way. They are able to position themselves Highly Valuable to their prospective employer.
Ask yourself a question - What is special about you? What make your special? What is your X-factor that other friends of your do not have. Spend time to identify this.
“When you don’t have job experience, it’s highly unlikely that your first job (or first few) will be the ideal fit. Especially in today’s hyper-competitive market, I would advise millennials to not get dismayed and to treat every job like a valuable learning experience. I was a temporary employee at my first job, but keeping a positive attitude led me to where I am today.” - Elle Kaplan, LexION Capital
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2. Make a Strong Resume
Now, as you have got a clear idea of the work you want to do, it is the right time to begin with building the Resume. Create a powerful video CV that will ensure prospective employer must hire you. Giving all the current information about yourself is very important as it helps the recruiter to know you completely. The resume should be updated regularly and proofread to avoid any mistake.
3. Make your LinkedIn Profile
A basic account on LinkedIn is free for everybody, so there is no reason to sign up for it. Recruiters are actively using this platform to hire people, so giving all the necessary details of the kind of work you are looking for may fetch you your dream job.
4. Use your Social Media Accounts
The tech-savvy generation has started using all the social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler, Instagram to get hired and to hire. Many employers just post their requirements on their profile and hire from the persons who respond to them. So, filter out all the unnecessary things from your profiles and give it a look that you would want your future employers to see. Once, you are done with the cleaning of your profiles, you can simply post the kind of job you are looking and wait for the responses.
5. Connect with Potential Recruitment Agencies
Recruitment agencies connect the potential job seekers with the employers. The benefit of approaching them is that there are some jobs which are available only through these agencies and your salary is already negotiated. Such agencies are helpful in career guidance as well.
So, here were some of the best tips that can help you get your dream job.