Successfully completed your course from Prolytics and obtained a shining degree? Now comes the part of applying for jobs and getting one that will kick-start your career! Although this is an exciting phase to be a part of as you have your whole future to look forward to, it can be quite daunting as well. Job search is no easy task and to be fair, can seem extremely overwhelming and confusion to someone who’s trying it out for the first time.

If that’s you, don’t worry. There’s no need to panic as the experts at Prolytics have got your back. Not only do we help train you and acquire relevant skills, we also try our best to ensure you can secure a fledgling career for yourself. To show our commitment, in today’s blog, we will provide you with 6 tips that will help become a strong candidate for the jobs you desire.

1. Know where to look for work

When job hunting, you need to know where to look for work. You can argue that open positions will always be there but if you don’t know where to look, you won’t be able to find them. Hence, when you begin your job hunt, the first place you should look for work should be among your friends. Yes, your own network can be very helpful in getting you a job you like! You can also search for jobs at online portals such as LinkedIn, Glassdoor and more. If you get stuck somewhere, you can always turn to our experts for help.

2. Learn how to apply for jobs

The application process is a very crucial one as it can mean either acceptance or rejection. When applying for a job, make sure you follow the instructions of the each employer carefully. Don’t take the ‘one size fits all’ approach when sending out your CV as that can offend prospective employers. To avoid this, you might have to take extra steps the employer mentions such as giving the URL of your LinkedIn profile or writing a cover letter and more.

Furthermore, to prevent being filtered out hiring software, ensure that your CV is up to date, uniformly formatted, full of relevant keywords employers look for and without any sort of grammatical or spelling mistakes.

You can also increase your prospects by attending events hosted by companies. Use these events to increase your visibility by networking with the right people. Dress professionally and carry your resume in hand so you make a good first impression.

3. Get some experience

Yes, this may seem very challenging considering you’re a fresher looking for work but it’s possible if you know how to. All you have to do is get in touch with new developers, who are always willing to hire newcomers for small-term projects. You can also consider joining non-profit organizations for volunteer work or tutor a bunch of students to get some experience. Another great option is applying for open source projects to build your resume.

Gaining relevant experience in the abovementioned ways can dramatically cut down your chances of getting rejected at job interviews due to lack of experience. However, remember to not stop after working at a couple of projects and hoping that would be enough. Continue gathering experience and building your portfolio to become a strong candidate. The more experience you have, the more recruiters will want you.

4. Write your resume the right way

Resume writing is so crucial that there are actual courses on it available online! That should give you an idea the weight your CV carries. So when you’re writing your resume, make sure you do your research first. Writing one without it may be risky. Also, when creating your resume, add skills and words that recruiters actively look for. This can help increase your visibility to a great extent. Moreover, if you get stuck, you can always rely on our experts for help.

5. Avoid things that prevent you from getting a callback

You may not know it but certain things you do can prevent you from a getting a callback from recruiters. It’s your responsibility to ensure that doesn’t happen if you truly wish to be a strong applicant.

You see almost all recruiters use of a software known as Advanced Tracking System (ATS). This software automatically filters out candidates that don’t fit in the employability criteria in one or another. As a candidate you cannot control the variables that make up the process of hiring. But you can do enough to increase your chances.

You can prevent ATS from rejecting your application by ensuring that it is current and relevant to the job description specified by employers. You can also strengthen your profile by having more published works and a wide network.

6. Form connections

Connections can take you a long way in securing a good job for yourself. You can use the internet to build solid connections with people who have the same ambitions and interests as you do. Forming a meaningful network can offer you the opportunity to work on new projects as well as further your job search. Plenty of platforms exist for such kind of e-meets, which can considerably shorten the duration of your job search.

These are 6 useful job search tips from the experts of Prolytics for you. If ever get stuck somewhere or need to know more, you can always contact us. Our team of professionals will always be there to guide and assist you in your job search and ensure that you come off as the strongest applicant in your field.