EDUCATION

THREE SKILLS TO LEARN IF YOU HAVE JUST GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY

If you have just graduated from university, my guess is that you want to start working with an organization that would help you start a successful career immediately.
You have even probably started putting in your applications in a few places, in a bid to fast track your progress, which is a good thing.

But before you proceed, you should understand that the job market is saturated, for many reasons, and to be successful, you must have what it takes to be rightly positioned

You also need to understand that your educational qualifications have little to do with how fast you’ll get a job

But with the right skills and strategies, you can navigate your way out faster

Let us look at the three top skills that will help you make your transit out of the job market easier

NETWORKING SKILLS

Networking is the ability to build and maintain beneficial relationships with people of similar interests.
Networking allows you to increase your knowledge base, gain access to rare opportunities and develop new skills or improve on existing ones
A good number of job opportunities never get listed in public domains. This is because an organization or a member of its executive will only expose opportunities to those they know, like and trust. in so doing, they would have avoided the large pool of applicants waiting to flood their gates, should they put out their job listing to the public

It is for this very reason that you must cultivate the art of networking, because you may never know what connections the people you will get to meet have.

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EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Effective communication goes beyond passing messages across through mere speech, to mean the ability to achieve comprehension through concise and clear messages.

It is also, the ability to persuade or get people to see things from your perspective while paying close attention to the other person’s needs.
Your ability to clearly express your self and your views will stand you out from the competition.

GOAL SETTING

Setting job hunting goals is as important as setting goals for every other aspect of your life, and knowing how well to do it will ensure that you get the results you need, and faster too

Failing to set job hunting goals will get you stuck at some point because you have no direction

For instance, merely stating that you want to get a job at XYZ company” is only a dream until you devise strategies to achieve this

Your job hunting goals typically starts with ensuring that your cv is constantly updated to tailor the organizations and roles you are targeting

Ensure that you are specific about what you want, and set timelines for the achievement of these goals to help you keep track of your success

In conclusion, it is still possible to get a job even in today’s competitive job market. It only takes developing the right skills and employing the right strategies that ensures success.

By: Mary Adole

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