4 tips to become more employable in 2022

Graduating from high school or college can be both exciting and stressful. As one phase of our life ends, another begins. When it comes to job prospects, final year students are filled with anxiety and uncertainty, and the pandemic has only heightened that anxiety.

The changing nature of the job market has required students to learn the technology skills that top companies look for in new hires, such as understanding future-oriented courses like computer science, data science, and cybersecurity, among others.

In fact, at various universities, the integration of technology into teaching, learning, and the curriculum to ensure that students are future-ready and equipped with the necessary skills has become the norm.

Here are some helpful tips and effective strategies to make the job search a little easier and reduce the stress of embarking on a new adventure after graduation:

1. CONDUCT INTERNSHIPS

Gaining work experience in your industry before you graduate is the best way to succeed after you graduate.

An internship is one of the ideal ways to gain that experience while potentially getting your foot in the door of your dream business. These can be done during the summer holidays of varying duration from 6 to 8 weeks.

2. IMPROVE YOUR ONLINE PRESENCE

More and more organizations are also looking at the social profile of a future employee. They would like to examine the technology portfolio of students. The answers they are looking for would relate to the training they have followed, the certifications if there are any.

Any evidence of group activities, etc. With so many people confined to their homes, working from home is a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends and expand your network through networking platforms.

Students are encouraged to review your profile nickname to see if it looks professional; if not, change it.

Keep up to date with the latest news and developments by connecting with like-minded people with common skills and interests and professional organizations of interest; connect with employers and peers.

3. EMPHASIS ON EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Having a hobby shows initiative and a willingness to learn. It will also help you write the hobbies or interests part of your resume.

As a direct result of the pandemic and everything moving online, we now have more time to ourselves, and trying to take advantage of this situation by learning something unique will help you get closer to your dream career.

Depending on the field in which you wish to pursue your career or your interests, you can study various skills such as coding, photography, reading and playing an instrument.

An important side effect is that it provides an opportunity to meet more people and gain varied perspectives.

4. FOCUS ON HOLISTIC LEARNING

Various educational leaders have promoted holistic learning over time. Students who take an interdisciplinary approach to learning are better prepared for the future world of work. It stimulates curiosity while improving communication and social skills.

Students are encouraged to make connections in a subject using their creative skills, which will later help them engage in industry-related activities.

A significant part of the blended learning model envisioned by NEP 2020 has been implemented at NIIT University.

This model incorporates cutting-edge pedagogies, technology-enhanced teacher-student engagement, and end-to-end student administration.

While traditional learning will never go out of style, a more comprehensive hybrid model of blended learning will become the new norm in the future.

– Article by Professor Eswaran Narasimhan, Computer Science and Engineering, NIIT University

Norma A. Roth