Difficulties in finding jobs for graduate students
For graduate students graduating this year, job search competition is particularly fierce.
Not only are undergraduates playing the “low pay” card, but also a large number of international students returning home to apply for jobs.
So, for this group of highly educated graduates, how to stand out from many job applicants?
The reporter interviewed several graduate students who are looking for jobs, and their experience may give readers some inspiration.
Cherish the opportunity for internships. Do n’t put Miao Chennian upside down in journalism. Since the second half of last year, she has successively gone to many media units for internships.
Because of her master’s degree, it was easy to get an internship, but Xiao Chen failed to stay.
Investigating the reason, she felt that it was the failure to persist.
去年7月，小陈进入某主流媒体实习，不过实习的同时，她还忙着搜罗其他公司的招聘信息，实习期间花了很多精力做“网申 ”，结果本末倒置，报社觉得她做事不够积极，She persuaded her to go home early in less than a month.
Later, Chen went to several TV stations. The media units usually hope that the applicants can practice for a while to observe their abilities. However, Chen also quits because of the long time.
Now thinking about it, Xiao Chen thinks that if he could bear his patience and stay for a longer period of time, he would have more opportunities to show himself, and maybe he would stay.
In addition, she also realized that she should distinguish between the primary and secondary, concentrate on the internship during the internship stage, and put aside the job search in advance.
She suggested that graduate friends take each internship seriously and summarize the experience after each internship, which will be very valuable in the future job search process.
Demonstrate your own advantages, sober to know myself Xiaotang is from Shanghai International Studies University, and recently just finished an internship in a unit, waiting for the final result of the offer.
Because of his sober understanding of himself and his own advantages, Xiao Tang was praised by the unit leaders.
“Foreign language is my strength. I have been proactive in highlighting this ability since the interview.
Xiao Tang said that no matter whether the company has English documents that need to be translated or act as temporary interpreters, she has volunteered and tried actively.
Several times, the company leaders met the intern.
“It’s important for newcomers to get familiar with the company.
“Xiao Tang said that she has a more outgoing personality and enjoys communicating with people.” My internship position is related to marketing and sales, and my personality can help me achieve better results in my work.
“Xiao Xiaotang said that undergraduate teaching exercises practical and operational abilities, while graduate students focus more on theoretical research. Master students must combine the two well.” From the perspective of learning ability and cultural heritage, graduate students are absolutelyA win for undergraduates.
In addition, Xiao Tang also suggested that graduate students should not focus on job hunting in foreign companies and banks. Although these positions are better treated, they may not be suitable for themselves.
Foreign companies pay attention to the language expression and appeal of students, while some graduate friends are inherently introverted and more adept at learning, and will lose out in competition with undergraduates.
Therefore, graduate students must undergo necessary training to improve their competitiveness in the workplace.
Interviewing is an important step in a job search.
Workplace experts conclude that graduate friends are apt to make some “advanced mistakes” during interviews.
To sum up, these “advanced errors” are mainly caused by graduate students’ failure to “put down their own shelves”.
不善于打破沉默 因为长期在“象牙塔”中学习，或者自认为学历高，研究生面试时不擅长主动与面试官交流；还有些时候，研究生遇到面试官是位本科毕业的年轻后生，心中就Will mutter: “How can he be qualified to interview me?
“It turned out to be cold.
In fact, proactive conversations leave an initial good impression on the interviewer.
To answer some questions from the perspective of space caves, graduate students are good at dealing with theories, but forgot to give examples.
Graduate students themselves give the impression of “only reading” and talk more about their own experience, which not only adds points to the answer, but also implies that the examiner has relevant practical experience.
Pretending to be perfect When you are in the “group”, some people hold the view that “graduates should be better than undergraduates”, answering questions smoothly and steadily, and rarely have their own views.
When it comes to yourself, it is a “perfect person” with no shortcomings.
This type of answer will only make you lose points.
Asking for salaries voluntarily: At the end of the interview, the examiner took the initiative to ask the question without mentioning the salary. In fact, he made a “taboo”, which would make professional interviewers very disgusted.
Now that undergraduates have taken the initiative to reduce their salaries, asking about salary makes people feel that you care.
In fact, if the recruitment unit is interested in you, it will naturally ask about the salary situation.