Most of us who get into a college/university has one common goal and that is, landing a good job. A job is a turning point of life and it needs a very strong prep, without which it becomes very difficult to end up with the desired job and sometimes even a job. There are several things that you need to take care of while you are in a college or university and these factors are not to be stumbled upon midway, rather you should be clear with them on the very first day of college. These pointers help in bringing clarity and setting long term as well we short-term goals. Eventually, these factors have a lot of impact on your job interviews as the recruiters seek them while interviewing fresh job seekers. Here are a few factors that recruiters seek in graduates:
Be it a school or a college, scores are very important. A score is a primary measurement of your understanding of that particular discipline. A score also helps recruiters to categorize the students on the basis of academics. It is not possible for everyone to finish first, yet score helps in getting weightage for a job. And if you are not in the crème de la crème, you do not have to worry as the next point would still set you apart.
Although imperative, a score is not only the criteria to select a candidate for a job. These days companies look for something more intangible and long-term and that is- attitude. The right attitude would set you right. The subtle points of the attitude recruiters pick up while interviewing are problem-solving, practicality in approach, business sense, determination, and loyalty.
The next thing recruiters seek is the college or university one passed out from. Every college has a different reputation and that differentiates the students of different colleges or universities. Recruiters considering the pedigree of a college are similar to considering scores. Although it plays an important role but can’t be the only factor. On the other hand, it is as much true as any other fact that the entry levels of jobs differ with a great deal with different varsities.
Internship is the first experience with the professional world. It helps you in brushing up with the tactics of the trade and can also be called as your ‘soft launch’. As it helps you in brushing up with the professional world, it helps recruiters as well, as they prefer candidates who know the basics eventually making it easier for them to train them.
Before applying to a college, prepare yourself to undergo a transformation while you are in the college as varsities are not only about fun and freedom and much more than that.