Difficulty finding a job when you graduate

Finding a job with today's current job climate can be difficult for even the best applicants. Nothing is guaranteed, and having a degree means significantly less than it once did. This is mostly due to the increasing number of graduates surfacing in recent times, where more and more people attend a university every year. Many moons ago having a degree gave you a significant competitive edge when applying for a job, but today you're likely to be applying alongside 50 other graduates, some of whom achieved higher than you, and others who have gained more experience in the working world.

This can make life incredibly difficult, and though your aspirations were high when you started studying, you are likely to be humbled upon graduation. It is best to be prepared for this, rather than being naive and assuming you'll achieve without prior planning. The most important considerations when you are choosing to improve your studies are, deciding what sector you want to enter following your degree, and secondly, what specific job title you seek. This way, you can create a clearly defined path for yourself, and though you can't account for preference changes as your circumstances develop, this will at least give you a focus, and provide some sort of motivation for your study, where you can aim for a bright future and later realize the benefits.

By determining what you want to do when you leave, this gives you a much better chance of avoiding difficulties when you find a job. This is beneficial to a point, but doesn't necessary grant you the separation you need from your competition. Some employers receive up to 100 applicants, so recruiters can afford to be incredibly picky and simply discard resumes that are good, but not quite up to the standard of others.

If you find yourself applying for jobs with little success, it is important to be persistent. Giving up too easily is a common mistake made by graduates. If you are confident in your ability to fill a position which suits you, you should keep trying until you get noticed. If after this you are still failing to find your dream job, then it is important to either further your education or gain experience within your field.

Studying for a Master’s can really boost your employability, since it is a qualification that proves you are an expert within your subject. You have the luxury of choosing an area that interests you, and though the two years study will be a complex and expensive challenge, the chances are it will all have been worth it, once you find yourself in a top position. Improvements in online resources have even made studying courses such as a VU's distance learning MBA a real possibility, so long as you are inspired to achieve. This type of course serves as great predisposition for Management roles.

By taking at least one of the steps outlined above, you should reduce the current difficulties that exist when trying to find a job.