According to the wisdom jobs survey more than 50 percent job seekers found their first job within 3 months of job search and 65 percent believe that they are not prepared. Fresh graduates face so many challenges when they start their job search. Nearly 65 percent feel that career growth and learning remain top priorities according to the survey.
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While, vast majority of the job searchers, 28 percent of them, secured their first position through job sites Second in line are associations of family and friends at 18 percent. Just 10 percent of the candidates said that they land their first position through campus placement. Also, a 6 percent of them are fortunate to be placed with the company they are interning with
Ajay Kolla, CEO of wisdom jobs said that interview winning chances more for the job seekerswho understand the job role and, fresh graduates should prepare well for the first job; it can be done thorough research and preparation. A better understanding of the role and of the potential employer will give them a clear perspective
Ajay further noted that It is important to know one’s strengths and weaknesses rather than concentrating on educational qualification to the job description
However, most graduates don't feel work ready even after joining their first job. Over 37 percent of them are not prepared for the work life and 29 percent feel they do not have the domain ability. While most of them face personal challenges and others believe that it is difficult to deal with organizationalchallenges related to working hours and flexibility. Over 22 percent candidates picked reasons like long work hours and lack of flexibility as top difficulties.
Top 3 challenges at first jobs
Not prepared for work life 35
Lack of industry knowledge and experience 27
Long working hours and flexibility20
Subsequently, jobseekers today are searching for the good opportunity if it provides better career prospects in the long run. Over 30 percent job seekers leave their first job in less than one year for the reasons of professional growth and work opportunities. More than 34 percent of jobseekers still stick to their first jobs.
It has been seen that over 12 percent job seekers believe that hiring managers check education and qualifications on their CV. While two third of recruiters consider it as the primary criteria while hiring freshers. The other interpreting fact is that majority of hiring manager spend min 1-2 minutes on each resume. Nearly half of them are looking for a well formatted resume and 58 percent looking for the relevant experience for the job role.
But an interview is crucial part of the job search process and important for job seekers. According to the survey following interview blunders include lack of interest lack of awareness about the employer and more focus on the salary
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