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How To Land A Job Faster As A Tech Graduate

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Mmek-Abasi EkonContent Writer8 months ago

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How To Land A Job Faster As A Tech Graduate

The competition in the IT and Tech industries is higher than it had been a few years ago. Many young people are waking up to endless possibilities in this field. A lot of companies have sprouted over the years that need help with the IT aspect of their businesses - web development, graphics, branding etc. - this creates job opportunities, as well as puts a form of pressure on the labour market. It can be challenging for a fresh graduate to find stability immediately after graduation. First, there is the imposter's syndrome and then there's a need to show past job projects. All of these make landing that perfect client and the dream of being a team member in that company seem impossible. Don't fret. In this article, you'd get useful insights on how best to go about your job-seeking spree. Let's get right into it. ## Believe me, You are ready! Yes. You are very much qualified for that role. Stop being diffident about your skills. Imposters syndrome is one problem that takes a lot of energy and patience to overcome. The idea that you are not enough, you don't have what it takes, you are not so good etc. Stop right there! You are worthy and you should believe it for yourself, nobody is going to affirm it for you. There are so many people out there with lower skills than you, making a good living out of the little knowledge they possess. If they can, why can't you? I know I sound like an inspirational audiotape right now but I don't mind as long as you pick up your confidence and go about smashing those job interviews. Imagine getting more than one offer because you are amazing? ## Intern Apply for internships in companies with staff professionally skilled in areas relevant to you. An internship exposes you to what an actual work environment feels like. It helps you build other highly required skills like time management, self-control, teamwork, communication skills, problem-solving, critical thinking, conflict resolution etc. The experience would fully prepare you for a real job. The great thing about internships is that some companies award certificates and recommendations when you have completed your program. ## Where would you rather work? A lot of people are adjusting to the "work from home" system while others still prefer the traditional work environment. So before you venture into the world of job seekers, decide what work setting you would be most comfortable working in. ## Do your due diligence Whatever working turf you have chosen, run proper research on it. If it is a physical company, investigate what is required of staff, their work ethics, code of conduct, salary range etc. This would help you avoid being hired into a company that would make you miserable. You would also go prepared as to be forewarned is to be forearmed. ## Leverage the power of social media LinkedIn which is popularly known to its users as the "professional social networking site" is one of the best mediums to promote oneself if you desire to land a job. According to LinkedIn statistics, three people are hired each minute. You can also promote your skills on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. All it takes is to have a properly optimized profile, stay active, giving out value by updating insightful posts and nuggets congruent to your skills. You never know where your next job will come from. ## Let people do the talking for you Tell friends and family what your skills are. As you speak of your skills and strengths to them, also encourage them to talk about you to their friends and colleagues about you. Someone might be interested in employing you. That's it, Techie. Now set yourself up, straighten out your best outfit, trim your hair, and prepare to ace any interview you are invited to because I am pretty sure you would get an offer soon.