Step into the New Year


I’ll find a job
For each of the points on the list you’ll think: “Easier said than done”. And in fact that’s the hardest thing about all this – the beginning.  At the part about finding a job you’ll be put off by thoughts like: “I’m sure I won’t get a job”, “Nobody will want to work with a student with no work experience”, “What can I even do when I’m studying full time and only have irregular free hours during the day?” You shouldn’t give in to such stereotypes and excuses.  Having the will to succeed is half the battle won.  And so where should you look?

Sometimes a job is closer than you think.  So start your search by informing all your friends that you’re looking for a job.  If they already have a job, ask if “their” company is looking for new staff.  Just maybe, recruitment will be going on at that time and you’ll find a job faster than you imagined.  And an extra plus, you’ll be working with people that you know and like, which always helps when you’re in a new place.

Companies who employ students often have special recommendation schemes, whereby the person who recommend someone for a job, and the one getting the job are both rewarded.  It’s worth taking advantage of that from the start.  An example of such a company could be Call Center Inter Galactica, which until the 15th of January 2016 is running its “You bet it’s worth it“ recommendation programme, the details of which can be found on our website.

Recruitment fairs
These are organized regularly in every big city or at Universities.  It is a great occasion to meet employers “in real life”.  It could be that whilst looking through the offers you come across a position or job description that you think you might be able to do.  During a recruitment fair you can ask about details from “the source”.  Don’t be afraid to go up to the stall and ask, for example, what a typical day in company looks like, or about specific tasks that need to be done.  Apart from that, this is also your first chance to meet the people who you may end up working with.

Undeniably the most convenient way to look for job offers.  On dedicated sites, in one place you can look through many job offers and get to know the companies working in your local area.  The fact that you don’t know their name doesn’t mean that they don’t have interesting positions and offers aimed precisely at people who are just starting out in their professional lives.  There are many portals.  You can also look on advertising sites or directly on the employer’s website.

Career Service
You can start your internet search on the website of your University’s Career Service.  There you’ll find job offers aimed at students from companies who don’t have a problem with the fact that you are just starting out in your professional life.  This kind of companies often offer interesting training programmes, workshops and coaching.  That’s an advantage for you in your professional development.

Step into the New Year

University and halls of residence
Keep your eyes wide open – everywhere.  Noticeboards in University corridors are full of interesting offers.  Get involved in events organized at University – sometimes you don’t even need to move and a job will come to you.  Meetings with employers, open days and lectures are only some examples of events which are organized by companies looking to employ students.

Not having any work experience, you may often ask yourself, “what can I do?  I’m still a student and will only be able to start my career in a few years time”  It is worth looking for companies who understand the needs and differing situations of students.  It is worth getting your first work experience whilst you are still a student.  Then you can build on that experience to further your career.  So take that first step, and do your New Year’s Resolutions.

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