The current employment scenario in our country is not a very optimistic one. Most of the new graduates face various challenges on their road to finding a rewarding job that meets both their talent and skills. A lot of freshers are compelled to take up jobs that do not do justice to their skill levels. Many find themselves unprepared for filling good positions due to lack of specific skills and corporate readiness. This is why the IT industry, which contributes greatly to the country’s employment percentage, has also been reducing the number of hires year by year. The primary reason for this situation is probably the unstable education system prevailing in the country. Millions of students graduate every year but most fall short of expectations in a competitive corporate environment due to lack of practical knowledge and expertise.
Ways to Prepare
In order to find a good, suitable job freshers and graduates must strive towards achieving more through internships or training sessions. A few pointers that could help freshers get more desirable jobs are discussed as follows:
- Develop Soft-skills: In today’s scenario, where networking is very essential, soft-skills are just as important as technical skills and experience. Recruiters often put a lot of emphasis on a person’s ability to communicate effectively as an individual as well as in a team environment. Having the right attitude and a generally positive outlook also helps in impressing interviewers. These skills provide an indication of how well a certain person will be able fit into a specific corporate culture. An ideal way to hone one’s soft skills is to be self-aware. Candidates should try and get feedback from people as to how they come across professionally and how to improve their overall corporate readiness.
- Join Training Programs to Enhance Skills: Today, without doubt, the internet is the most powerful tool. Candidates should make full use of the internet to look for training programs that would help them to improve their skills and knowledge and thereby boost their CVs. Hands-on knowledge is way more useful than theoretical, booking knowledge in the corporate industry. Be it technical skills, professional skills or communication skills, graduates and freshers must strive to improve theirs by registering themselves in short-duration training programs.
- Focus on a Job that you are passionate about:Fresh graduates should always aim to get a job that suits their passion, skills and talent. Not having the required interest or the right attitude towards a job inevitably leads to failure to excel. Apply for jobs that excite you. Sometimes a graduate may find a job that is perfectly suited to his skills and liking but may have to forgo it due to lack of corporate readiness. It is advisable for freshers to take up a training course that teaches how to be prepared for a professional position in the corporate world.
HCL’s Unique Program
To provide more employment opportunities to graduates, HCL has launched a unique Training and Hiring program. The program gives these new graduates an assured job at HCL on completing the course successfully. This HCL program has been started in two cities currently namely Lucknow and Madurai. The primary aim of this program is to provide adequate expertise and training to the freshers in order to enhance their technical as well as professional skills.