Top 3 Reasons Why Fresh Graduates FAIL to Get Software Jobs
Even though IT sector plays an important role in giving professional opportunities, it’s been really a daunting experience for the fresh graduates to get into a software job. A lot of young fresher graduates are there in the job market struggling to make an entry into the software jobs. They are wasting their valuable years in job searching. So many of them gave up after the long struggle and settled in other professions
If we closely observe this phenomenon, we can see a handful reasons behind this predicament.
1) Learning the Wrong Technology: Don’t take me wrong. Here “wrong” means learning those software courses that are suitable only for experienced professionals. So many young fresher graduates knowingly or unknowingly have fallen into this trap. They spend a lot of money and invest their time to learn some software courses and later only they realize that they won’t get even a single interview call for this technology. Companies want 2+ years’ experienced professionals. Typically people will try again in that domain with the hope of some miracle to happen.
2) Listening to the Wrong Advice: Once a boy or girl completes her graduation, they receive a lot of advice from literally everybody. Starting from their teachers, seniors, friends, neighbors, relatives…everybody would give them a piece of advice related to how to get a software job opportunities or which course they pursue in order to get a job very fast or which institute they should join or to which city they have to settle etc. Here I am not questioning the intention of these well-wishers. They all want to help the youngsters. But their bona fide intentions seldom translate into good results. Most of this advice actually do harm than good. If you need career counseling or advice, make sure that you are getting it from qualified professionals with a proven track record. They can save your time, money and help you to get into a suitable career
3) Poor Communication Skills: This is very important. I can’t stress enough the importance of this single skill. Companies want people with good English. This is something non-negotiable. They want people who speak eloquent, fluent and good English. They want people with good presentation skill. They want people who can get along with others easily. They want people who show some level of leadership skill. Simply have technical knowledge alone may not get you a job. So make sure to invest your time, money and effort to develop these skills along with your technical knowledge.
From a very early stage, we need to plan consciously to make our career choice.
1) Which technology you want to choose and why you want to choose that particular technology?
2) Make a list of people, magazines, websites, books, the organizations who can give you solid career guidance.
3) Before joining for any courses, do some research about the job opportunities and future career prospects in that technology.
4) Sign up for Soft skill/Leadership Development Programs to develop your personality
5) Sign up for Local Meetups to develop your comminations skill and establish contacts
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