You have all the academic qualifications you need. You have your bachelor’s degree, you’ve even done honours, and you have High Distinction grades written all over them.
Yet, you’re still struggling to get noticed when you are applying for the roles you want. Why is this happening?
More and more, employers are looking for specific skills that demonstrate you are capable for the job at hand.
When it comes to graduate programs, employers often look for leadership ability. However, there are also roles out there that require graduates with the right technical skills. Below is an infographic produced by the Computer Systems Institute in the USA, providing a strong case as to why you need to start thinking about getting job specific training to help you launch your career.
Keep in mind that this infographic is produced by a training institute, so it is a slightly biased representation of what you need to focus on and should be a consideration for you depending on your degree. However, the point is made quite clearly… the more job specific experience you can get the better. Academic results are one thing, but the demonstration that you can apply this on-the-job is favoured highly.
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