Think beyond campus placements to make the most of career opportunities, says Devashish Chakravarty
are great opportunities to explore because the competition is lesser.
Start writing professional blogs as a student. Do you feel strongly about a sector or a company where business or customer experience can be better? Research thoroughly, write about it on your profiles, tweet it and mark the intended recipients. Invest in a few well researched ideas and quality output. You will increase your chances of being offered an interview.
When you have worked with people during your internship or during an event, stay connected. Keep them updated about your progress, graduation. This is the beginning of your professional network.
Power up social media:
Do serious homework on the Internet and social media before meeting anyone in a professional capacity or a job interview. Know about their background, achievements, areas of interests to understand the individual.
Are you unsure about your dreams in life? Lack of clarity early can be a strength if it leaves you open to new and different kinds of learning in your initial years. Make this the time to discover what work you enjoy and what are you good at.
Where’s the party?:
Don’t miss out on fun while on your first job. Meet up with friends, continue with night-outs, plan last moment trips. Prioritising yourself helps maintain a balance and keeps it real.