College Pass out? Here’s What You Should Do for Jobs & Placements!

  1. Find a Job
  2. Higher Studies
  3. Startups and Freelancing
  4. Internships and Fellowships
  5. Bootcamps

Finding a Job

Almost always, the goal of an Indian college student is to land a job by the end of their final year. You will have heard of the terms “on-campus and off-campus placements” and we are pretty sure you know what they mean. They each have their pros and cons and this page gives you a detailed view. While there is a hype among students for campus placements, not getting a job in them does not mean the end of the world.

  • Resume title and header section
  • A summary of your achievements
  • Work Experience
  • Education
  • Skills
  • Optional sections: Certifications, Affiliations, Projects, Research and Publications, Activities and Interests and any other information you might think is relevant.
  • Also, add in a good professional-looking photograph of yourself.

Higher Studies

Another option to the question “what next?”, is pursuing higher studies. People pursue this for many reasons like:

  • Having extra flexibility
  • One degree is often not enough for certain careers
  • Postgraduate study can help you find a clear career goal
  • Boosts your earning potential
  • To develop a new skill or for personal enjoyment or satisfaction.
  • To gain confidence
  • To improve your social and business network and discipline.
  • MBA
  • Tech
  • Post Graduate Diploma in various subjects
  • Short-Term Job Oriented Courses
  • International exposure
  • Great social skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Advanced communication skills and language proficiency
  • Self-reliance
  • Risk-taking
  • Understanding cross-cultural dynamics
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Global network

Working with Startups and Freelancing

Freelancers and startups are now said to be a match made in paradise. Statistics have proved that startups find outsourcing work a better option than hiring permanent employees. So, here is another avenue to explore when faced with the question “what’s next?”.

Internships and Fellowships

While the terms “internship” and “fellowship” are often used interchangeably, the two differ in the application process, the target applicant, the experience itself, the money, and more. They both can hold great value in your career road map.

Bootcamps

Bootcamps are usually considered as an alternative to university and college programs. Because boot camps align their curriculum with enterprise needs, they focus on new tools that may have not been a part of your college studies. Boot camps also make it simpler for graduates to change their career paths without enrolling in every other degree program. There are a variety of models bootcamps like Full-time in person, Full-time remote, Self-paced online, Part-time career-focused, and so on. They each have their own pros and cons and the right fit will depend on your situation. Bootcamps are commonly offered in the areas of AI, Computer Coding, Data Analytics, Data Science, Digital Marketing, FinTech, IT, ML, UX/UI, Web Development, etc.

Soft skills

Soft skills are non-technical skills that relate to how you work. They include how you interact with colleagues, how you solve problems, and how you manage your work. They are general characteristics that help employees thrive in the workplace, no matter what their seniority level is or role, or industry. Soft skills can help you find, attract, and retain clients.

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