How to get Job? (2021)

 One of the questions that most passed out students probably ask themselves is "how to get a job".

In this blog, we go deeper into the steps to get a job as a Fresher in India.

Just be determined to show up, make all the required calls, apply for the right jobs in every ad you come across - until you find the right person!

So, let's start with the job search!

1. Tweak your resume and cover letter to match the position.

Do not send a generic version of the resume to every recruiter.

Adjust your CV according to the job description to match the recruiter's requirements.

Likewise, make changes to your cover letter to keep it in line with the job requirements.

Don't forget to review and reread.

Tip: 

A CV is your first introduction to the recruiter.

Make sure it presents you in the best possible way and fits the job in Description.

Plus, a well-written and personalized cover letter will increase the value of your resume.

2. Use Job Boards

Stop blindly wandering around on Google to search for jobs. Open a popular online job site and create your profile on it.

The key is in using targeted searches rather than random searches so that you can review and apply for the right job.

Most online job sites provide job listings by category.

These lists are quite detailed and give a clear idea of ​​whether you would be a good fit for the company or not.

On these job boards, you can also use the 'advanced search option' to filter jobs by key skills, location, job type, experience, etc.

Tip: 

Using targeted searches might help you get the right job faster compared to trying your luck at random searches and hoping for the best.

3. Social and Professional Networking

Networking with people is an essential skill to get a job. Social media platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter are popular among job seekers and employers for networking.

Essentially, these platforms provide you with the means to market yourself and stand out.

The key to making your profile stand out is to give it a professional makeover

Take the time to list all the relevant information including your education, current status, location, etc.

Start making connections on these platforms with employees working in the industry of your choice.

Follow them and like/comment on their posts and activities. You can write and share interesting articles related to the industry of your preference.

This would help generate interest in you and feedback that could help a potential employer contact you.

Tip: 

With everything going digital these days, having an online presence is essential.

Take advantage of social and professional networking platforms to reach potential recruiters and network.

4. Visit Job Fair Events

Job/Career fair events are often a great place to start with and meet the right people.

Attending a Job/Career fair event will give you an overview of the job market and get you opportunities for face-to-face with potential recruiters.

However, at a job fair, recruiters meet hundreds of potential candidates every day.

 You can carry a visiting card that lists your contact information, including links to your social and work profile.

Do not hesitate to follow up with the recruiters you meet at the event.

Email them to let them know you are interested in joining their company and remind them of the meeting at the event.

Tips: 

Many large organizations use job fairs to find potential employees. So it makes sense to attend one.

5. Company career page

If you are interested in a specific company, apply directly on the company website.

Almost all companies have a "career page” section for current job openings.

Open the company's website and find these sections, usually located at the bottom of the company's webpage.

By clicking on the 'career' page, you will be taken to a page to complete an application and submit your CV/resume.

In some cases, you will have to find an email address to contact the HR team.

Another way is to simply Google the name of the company followed by the word careers.

Tip: 

Applying directly on the company site will show your interest in a particular company. You never know, they might just invite you for an interview right away!

6. Job Referral 

Job references are one of the best ways to get a job. A job recommendation is where a person recommends you for a vacant position in a company.

Many companies have an employee referral program, where an employee who recommends a candidate for a job with their company receives incentives. It’s a win-win situation.

Start by preparing a list of all your known contacts. Find out if they or their friends work in your preferred company or industry.

Call or meet with these contacts one by one to see if any of them can help you with a recommendation.

Tip: 

You should be able to at least get a phone interview by earning a recommendation from the right person. And who knows, it might get you the job of your dreams!

7. Letters of reference 

Recommendation letters give employers an overview of the history and capabilities of a candidate.

A reference letter is general in nature and is not addressed to any particular recipient.

This is an overall assessment of a candidate's character.

If you don't have any previous work experience, getting a reference letter from a teacher or professor is a good idea.

However, if you have some experience, contact your mentor and request a letter of recommendation for a particular position, mentioning your abilities and skills to work in that role.

Tip: 

Reference adds credibility to your profile. So be sure to list them when you apply for a job.

8.Walkin Interviews

Many companies conduct Walk-in interviews on a specific date and time slot.

Walk-in interviews are ideal for the initial presentation and selection of candidates.

During a walk-in interview, there is no prior appointment. Just go to the organization's office and meet the recruiter on the mentioned date and time slot.

Tip :

Walk-in interviews are great for beginners as it allows them to familiarize themselves with the interview process.

9. Send eMails

- Find out the details of recruiters' emails through LinkedIn(Social media)  or corporate websites, and contact them describing your interest in the company and the role.

You can also write to a recruiter who has viewed your profile. 

Write an email stating your interest in the company and your motivation for the position, and attach your CV(resume).

Carefully mention the subject of the email such as "Resume for XYZ vacancy application", "XTS job application", etc. so that the recruiter can easily identify it.

Tip: 

Email is one of the most effective and convenient ways to contact recruiters.

Wait a few days before following them.

10. Training Platforms

There are many training platforms that offer industry-recognized certification courses to accelerate your career.

It offers skills assessment courses and tools and keeps you update with hiring events to help you find suitable employment.

Tip: 

Good training platforms offer a variety of recognized programs and are well connected with businesses. They can be very useful in increasing your chances of employability.

11. Go Directly

If you are inclined to work for a particular company, you can also go directly to their office.

Even though most companies process applications online, you never know, the recruiter may be impressed with your motivation and may have an interview with you on the spot.

Tip: 

Talk directly to a company to get an idea of ​​the working environment.You may be lucky enough to get an interview on-site!

So, put on your socks, follow the tips above, and get ready! Soon you will be on your way to getting a job.

If you are an active job seeker, now is the time to dream big and aim high! Check out the job postings for freshers.

Start preparing for your next interview today!


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