4 Myths That Can Make Or Ruin A Career Choice

Many of you would have recently graduated from your studies and have started looking for a job. You have been told from some sources that there is an increase demand of MBAs in the market as compared to your degree in hand. You get upset, but then decide to go for MBA.

While you were half way through the MBA degree, one of the prestigious organizations calls you for an interview and selects you on the basis of your acquired degree. What will you do? Will you leave MBA incomplete? What about the rumor of increased demand of MBAs? May be you could had seen the market with your own eyes rather relying on the rumors.

Most of us have had the same story soon after graduation. There are number of myths, rumors circulating in the job market and invade fresh graduates as soon as they move out of their school. Organizations looking for experienced workforce should focus on the fact that unless fresh graduates are given a chance to work, they can’t gain the required experience.

There are few myths which can either help you in getting a job fit, and can even ruin your career choice:-

Job Fairs

Only Job fairs can determine your careers hunt; No- Count on your own abilities as well:-

Many schools organize job fairs for graduates to look for the dream place to work. It is also beneficial for organizations to search for competent applicant from a single pool.  However job fairs are not the sole place to look for a job, fresh graduates need to meet up different people, walk in to organizations, market and present them. There is a need to opt for as many options as possible.

Still don’t take Job Fairs Casual; Prepare yourself and market better:-

Keeping the first point in mind, candidates are required to market them at the best during job fairs. Make it clear that companies don’t make offers during job fairs; rather they create a database for competent applicants so they could be hired when required.

Just drop your Resume in the organization:

Yes, definitely dropping your resume is the key, but if you take a step forward and meet people within the organization, it will definitely have more impact. Sometime face to face interaction leads to better opportunities.

There is no use of keeping a track of your Resume: Wrong assumption!

If you drop your resume, keep a track of all happenings within the organization. Chances are your resume may be lost in the databank and any new entrant may get a chance to be exposed. So stay alert.

Not only the graduates need to get into job market, organizations also need fresh blood in their system. It is for the mutual benefits of both job seekers and job holder that they join hands and get positive results.

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10 Tips To Forge A Successful Career

No one’s career path is ever a straight road. Invariably we all experience some more windy routes along the way. That doesn’t mean, however, that one can’t make a plan to help you go in broadly the right direction.

Here Are 10 Can’t-Miss Tips To Help Your Career Planning:

  1. First, know yourself; then after explore towards different career options and also figure out which kind of job would certainly suit you best. Have a clear vision of what you actually want to do after completion of your education.
  2. Collect information related to your dream career and compile any data you can get; analyze the skills, abilities required, then match it with your present skills.
  3. There are lots of ways to achieve your goal, so you have to map all the possibilities and you have to figure out how you want to be there.
  4. You should invest your most time in learning so you can have a clearer vision and direction
  5. Be a good listener and listen to your seniors very carefully and without any hesitation feel free to ask. If you ever come across any doubt get the clarification on your doubt.
  6. As you want yourself in a better position in future, you should create your resume with objectives and goals and the things you want for yourself. Resume is the most important thing, which reflects your all educational efforts so you will have to learn how to perform professional resume writing.
  7. Be knowledgeable, on the daily basis read newspaper and keep yourself updated with the latest technologies and information. Google can be your one stop solution.
  8. Rather than wasting your time in hanging out and playing candy crush you should spend your free time with minded people so you can have more creative ideas. You will also have an opportunity to share your knowledge if you have about any recent technology or activity.
  9. Get experience – when you are a new kid on the career block you’ve got to be prepared to start at the bottom and work your way up
  10. While climbing the corporate ladder, make sure to connect with colleagues and clients. Oh, and don’t forget, be nice to those other people climbing the ladder too – you never know where they’ll be in the future!

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