76% of students after B. Tech start looking for a job, a few of the fraction gets placed at the college itself but rest of them keep wandering in search of job. Being a CEO of a company, I personally feel that the majority of people coming for the interview lacks passion to do something and are also afraid of hard work. I don’t know the culprit is the education system in engineering colleges or its the misguided youth.
“Why should I employ you?” this is probably the first and most important question that an employer would ask you? Why should he select you even when he has so many choices? Why you?
Here are few important reasons you are unemployed after B. Tech, take them in a positive way, rise and shine:
- You are not preparing for it properly:
Let’s assume you are good with basics and technical skills. Now comes the most ironical but truthful part. If you are not well prepared for your interview, chances of you getting the job are null. Many firms complain about lack of interpersonal and professional skills in fresh college graduates. I remember, once our communication skills teacher asked us to come in formals the next day and every single girl in my college looked as if she came to a prom night. Many college graduates don’t even understand what professionalism is. And such people seriously don’t deserve a job.
- Apply for 50 jobs, if you want one:
You have a dream company and you have applied for it. What if you don’t get the job there? What would you do? Stay jobless? Or you can simply apply for some other job. Can’t you? It is seriously absurd to rely upon one opportunity. Didn’t any one teach you about grabbing each opportunity you see in front of you? Sit in as many interviews as you can so that, at the end, you have at least one good offer letter in your hand.
- You are bit weak at basics : Getting good marks in exams certainly don’t matter and many of you would interpret this fact as ‘Studying in college does not matter’. Well, maybe it doesn’t but only if you want to be unemployed. If you want a good job, you need to be really good with the basics of your field. Hiring an engineer is not cheap for a company and if they are paying a good price, they want an intelligent and skilled person, of course.
- You Lack the Passion of doing something: It is actually true that passion drives your life. If you are not passionate enough for the job you are applying for, the chances of you getting that job are none. You need to love what you are doing and what you want to do.
- Use Social websites for Networking: Getting a good job is all about connections. How many good connections you have? How much time do you spend on Facebook and Twitter? Habit of spending time on such sites doesn’t really help while job seeking. What helps is websites like LinkedIn.