How to Find Graduate Jobs [8 New Grad Job Tips]

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New Graduate Job Seeking Advice

Being a new graduate and entering the job market can be both exciting and daunting all at the same time.

Finding post graduate jobs can be a full time job in itself. The transition from full-time student to being an employee is not always a walk in the park. There are many mistakes that can be made if you don’t know what to look out for.

Fortunately, Future Work is here to help you take the worry out of your job search and the first few days and weeks in your new career post graduation.

1. Do You have Any Questions?

Got a job interview? Great! Make sure you have a few questions lined up. Do your research and pepper the panelists with a few during and at the end of the interview and watch what happens!

2. Beware of Your Body Language

Learn a little about body language so even if your nervous (it’s natural), you can still project a calm and professional image to your interviewer. Good eye contact, sit up straight and lean slightly forward to show interest.


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3. Maintain Professionalism Throughout Your Interview

It goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyway. Always remain professional during an interview.

4. Demonstrate that you are Thinking Long-term

Hiring and training new employees is an expensive process. By taking you on, the company needs to know you are worth their investment. Describe your long term goals, career development and why the job appeals to you… with enthusiasm.

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5. Phone Interview Etiquette

Do you prepare for phone interviews the same way as one-on-one job interviews?

Treat any interview and the interviewer with the same respect and courtesy as if you were in the same room with them. By dressing to impress for instance, will put you in the right mind frame to ace your interview.

6. Include all Work Experience on your CV

Do not over edit your CV to reduce to to what you believe is the most relevant experience for the job you’re apply to.

Retail or restaurant/bar experience demonstrates to have an outgoing personality and are tenacious. House or baby sitting shows you are trustworthy.

Increase your chances of connecting or sharing something in common with your interviewer will give you the opportunity to be a memorable job candidate.

7. Do You Know What You Want?

Do you know what you want? I mean, what you really, really want?

Understanding what’s important to you in your life and career will stand you in good stead for the rest of your life.

8. Be Flexible

Flexibility is a lot like trust, you need to earn it.

A star employee is one who can show flexibility with their schedule, jump in and help, innovate and solve problems.

Are you a new grad looking for a job in Singapore? Upload your CV to Future Work, it’s Free and will help get you seen by the nations finest HR, recruiters and business owners.

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This is part 1 of 2 blog posts to help graduates find a job and a rewarding career. Subscribe to be notified when part two is published. Happy job hunting!

How to Find Graduate Jobs [8 New Grad Job Tips]