The present employment scene in India does not paint a very good picture. It is estimated that fresh graduates face numerous challenges while trying to land a job that meets their talent and skills. Many are forced to take up jobs that fall below their skill level while others find themselves unprepared for corporate jobs due to lack of certain skills. The IT industry, which is responsible for most of the hiring in India has also been shrinking the number of hires over the years. One of the biggest reasons for this situation is the unstable education system. Although India produces millions of college graduates every year, most fall short of expectations when it comes to corporate readiness skill-wise and talent wise. It has been noticed that many fresh graduates lack practical knowledge and expertise.
Helpful Tips for Graduates
To get a job immediately after college these days’ new graduates should try to do internships and get trainings. A few tips that would help freshers to land better and more desirable jobs are as given below:
- Developing of Soft-skills: Having good technical skills and experience is of course great but soft-skills are just as important in today’s scenario where networking is highly significant. Those hiring for entry-level jobs always put emphasis on an individual’s teamwork and communication abilities along with their attitude and positive outlook. These soft skills are an indication of how well a certain individual will fit into the corporate culture. They also give an idea of how long he/she will stay and whether they have the capabilities to become a manager in the future. An ideal way to develop one’s soft skills is to become self-aware. One should strive to get feedback from people, who they meet regularly, on how they come across professionally.
- Finding Suitable Training Programs to Boost Skills: The internet is our most powerful tool and freshers should use it to find training programs that would help them to enhance their skills and boost their CVs. Hands-on knowledge is more useful in the corporate world than bookish knowledge. Be it technical skills, professional skills or communication skills, graduates should look to improve theirs by enrolling themselves in short-duration training sessions.
- Focusing on a Job that one has a passion for: Freshers must always strive to find a job that suits their interests, passion and talent. If one’s attitude towards the job is not right then there is little hope that they will excel at it. In order to give positive and winning interviews, one must apply for jobs that they are excited about. Sometimes, although the graduates find a job suited to their skills and liking, they find themselves wanting when it comes to corporate preparedness. It is a good idea to take up a course that trains freshers on how to be ready for a professional corporate life.
HCL’s Unique Program
In order to provide more employment opportunities to freshers, HCL has started a unique Training and Hiring program that strives to give these new graduates a guaranteed job at HCL on successful completion of the course. Through this unique initiative, HCL aims to bridge the gap between deserving graduates and relevant jobs in the market. This HCL initiative has already commenced in two cities, Lucknow and Madurai. The main objective of this program is to provide the required expertise and training to these freshers to enable them to improve their technical as well as professional skills, such that they find themselves corporate-ready and get recruited into suitable jobs.