Just graduated and unemployed? Here are the reasons and how to fix them

If you are a college pass-out, you must be aware of the job-search scare which everyone around you talks about. We understand your situation. We also understand that you've spent years going through the books, revising concepts, practicals, participating in various extra-curricular activities, and probably trying for a part-time job in between. This entire struggle ultimately comes down to one thing - getting a job. What's the point of having a degree anyway, right? On top of that, if months have passed and you're still unemployed, the struggle is real!

Getting anxious about it won't help, but understanding facts can. According to studies, about 76.4% of college graduates remain unemployed after graduation. Although this isn't something to be proud of, you should understand that you aren't alone. After thorough research and talking to job-seeking candidates like you, we've gathered 3 important tips as to where the problem lies and how to fix them.

So, without wasting further time, let's hop into the tips!


 1. Your Resume isn't attractive

The first thing which Recruiters take note of is your Resume. It's a no brainer. And here's the thing with Resume - once you create a fantastic Resume, and it works for One Recruiter, you think it will work for all Recruiters. So, you keep using the same Resume in different job openings and expect a good response. The saying, "One Shoe fits all" doesn't fit with Resumes. Different Recruiters have different requirements. If your resume isn't tailored according to their job description, there's only one place your Resume will end in - the Dustbin!

What you can do: before sending it to the Recruiter, spend some time proofreading and modify it. Remove the unnecessary elements and try to keep it short and simple.

 2. You aren't properly leveraging the power of Social Media

Most of the candidates are unaware of the fact that Recruiters use Social media to source candidates. This implies that you should work on your Facebook and Instagram handles to portray a more positive, but more importantly, a professional image of yourself. Abstain from posting controversial posts that may display a bad image of who you are as a person. This is not only important while applying for jobs, but also in your everyday life.

 What you can do: make sure your personal details are correct on these platforms and you're posting content that promotes positivity. Do not post content that contradicts your actions.

Example: While you've applied for a job opening, you upload a Facebook post whose caption reads, "job sucks, parties are love".

3. You're applying everywhere

We understand that no one likes the "unemployed" tag, and you are no different. Out of desperation, you may be applying to a lot of companies, but this isn't going to help your cause. One, applying for job profiles out of your interest may get you a job, but it will affect your performance inside the Company and you will have many bad experiences as you kick start your career. Two, applying everywhere with the same resume isn't going to help, as discussed in the above point.

What you can do: register on one of the Online Assessment Platforms, but we'd suggest HireMee. Why? Because HireMee makes you job-ready in 4 simple steps:

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