By Catherine Oni
Often time we all beliieve having that university degree with masters (Msc ) and other professional degrees is the best way to boost your chances of getting a job faster. This is kind of true but not very true in all cases. Having a degree without taking other necessary steps will end up not getting you a job while some with less education qualification are already employed and getting promoted.
However, acoording to a research by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the unemployment rate for college graduates was just 2.1%, compared to 3.9% for high school graduates and 5.7% for those without a high school diploma. Even in August 2008, during the Great Recession, college grads had a mere 2.8% unemployment rate, compared to 5.8% of high school graduates and 9.7% of those without a high school diploma. Despite the question of whether or not a college degree is worth the time and money, statistics like these clearly support the investment.
What are the necessary steps to take to get a job as soon as possible?
- Be willing to work.
- Be ready to take any offer for a start.
- Don’t follow your passion, but follow your ability. If you must follow your passion, then build your ability for that thing you’re passionate about.
- Pick up a career that requires your skills so that you don’t end up getting stuck.
- Be ready to boost your network by connecting with people who can help in getting you there.
- Try engaging in internship roles where you can gather much experinece faster.
- Update your resume.
- Tap into your network
- Be well familiar with all job search sites.
- Start rehearsing for your job interview and lastly
- Keep tracking your applications.