Published: 27th June 2020
The trainer brainer: It’s time to broaden your job search
The traditional job search platforms for the youth in a traditional academic course are campus interviews, job placement notifications and recruitment drives by various corporates
Career opportunities are never served on a platter — they have to be curated from a purposive and progressive search, based on your needs and aspirations. More importantly, they also very much depend on how you search.
Every year thousands of students pass out from numerous institutions in various courses in arts and science streams. In addition to the regular collegiate education, many pursue technical education and also line up for job opportunities in the swelled up job market. In reality, all those who are educated do not find a job or land up in an opportunity as a natural eventuality. Their success depends on how prepared they were while searching for jobs and with what intensity they pursued their options.
The traditional job search platforms for the youth in a traditional academic course are campus interviews, job placement notifications and recruitment drives by various corporates and business establishments. But they have been terribly hit during the pandemic. Many professional HR agencies are also unable to find suitable placement opportunities for the candidates registered under them.
In such a scenario, what do you do? Do you curse yourself and sulk in negativity? Or do you pull yourself up and with confidence, start afresh? Clearly the road to success depends on your journey towards career development based on your job search, which has to be approached like a “broadened search with narrowing down of possibilities”. The call is right there in front of you and you have to literally make up your mind to tread the path after persuading yourself and with steadfast dedication.
In order to broaden your job search, personalising it and staying committed to success is key. You should be aware that the current era that you are living in can be termed as ‘survival of the quickest’. Therefore, it is imperative to immediately respond when an opportunity presents itself in newspaper columns, employment news and various professional magazines.