When you are nearing the end of your time at university, you are probably going to have to start thinking about what kind of job you are going to get when you leave, and how you can make sure that you are going to do so. It is never too early to start thinking about that stuff, and it’s a good idea to get really clear on what you are going to need to do to improve your chances of landing your chosen job. No matter what kind of job it is you are going for, there are a few things which will help.
Research The Role
The more you know about the role you are applying for, the more of a chance you have of getting it, for the simple fact that you know what it actually requires. So it is worth spending a couple of months towards the end of your degree just researching everything there is to research about the role in question: what the day to day job is really like, what kind of qualifications and training are necessary, what salary and benefits you can expect, what the future prospects look like for people in that role, and so on. The more you know, the better equipped you are to land the job.
You might not find that your degree itself is enough to land the job, depending on what the job is and whether there are any specific things you need to be trained in. This might be something you need to do as a one-off as part of the health and safety protocols of a place, like when learning to use a forklift for an operational job. Or it might be something a bit more general, like business management or economics, so that you can get a better chance of looking like a good candidate. Whatever it is, get the training you need when you need it.
Many good candidates fail to get the job they want because they don’t know how to massage interviews. Nobody particularly enjoys job interviews, but if you want to land your dream job then you are going to have to work out how to get good at them. This basically just means doing what you need to do for everything else and practising. The more you practice, the more likely it is that you are going to succeed at it, so get going on this as soon as possible.
Put simply, it is common not to get the job on the first go, or the first one you go for. You need to make a point of persisting if you want to ensure that you are going to get the job, as it is those who persist who ultimately get what they want. It might take several attempts, but that’s okay as long as you make sure you are persisting with what you need to do to get the job. Then you should get it in the end.