As the quality of education is improving so is the number of people who can be employed. Employability depends on a little more than just educational qualifications. It requires a basic set of skills and a readiness to face challenges. It is very important to stay aware of the changing market and focus on improving our skills which would thereby help in fortifying our employability
The first and the most important step is planning. There are 3 things you must think about and plan before taking any further decisions-
- What skills am I good at?
- What skills I need to improve on?
- Which industries suit my profile
Always have a Plan B
Improve your resume
Your resume defines you. This one piece of paper can either make your life or break it. Ensure that your CV has all your achievements, experience, and skills mentioned in the most flattering but honest way. Honesty is important. Honesty mixed with wisdom is the key to rising. It is important to pay attention to fraud risk management. With many fake employers and employees, and also degrees, this has become a necessity.
Enlarge your social circle
Improve your network. Mingle with people from your industry and make good connections with them. It is important. Enlarging your circle doesn’t necessarily mean going to rich parties, it means keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Try and maintain good terms with everybody. You do not know what the future holds for you.
Learn about yourself- your weaknesses, your skills, your strengths, your interests, etc. This will boost your confidence and put a nice impression on your manager.
Improve interview and communication skills
Good communication skills are a must in any field. Have command over your thoughts and your speech. LISTEN not hear. Speak only when necessary. Do not keep saying anything just for the sake of it. Get yourself together, employee. Remember, the first impression is the last impression.
Fraud Risk Management
Fraud Risk Management is crucial. You do not want to waste your time and efforts on a company which suddenly does not exist. Research well. Also, this applies in both cases. Your employer will make sure that you own an honest degree for every qualification mentioned on that resume. DO NOT LIE.
Getting employed is no magic. You just need to focus on your positives, trust yourself and give your best.