Recently come across too many cases in which just graduated young people aged from 25 to 29-30 years for years cannot find a suitable job in the field. So whatever work comes their way, or even worse - did not work anything. Statistics show that only 20% of the young people find work in their specialty. Interpretations are that our universities producing too many specialists who has no place in business and administration. And also - that train too many students in economics, medicine, law, and not enough in engineering fields. Perhaps there is another reason for these statistics; the way young professionals looking for work and their unrealistic expectations. In recent weeks, I had to help a young lady with a degree in computer science, which cannot find a job for 2-3 years. Quite surprised because Macedonian software and IT companies constantly face hunger for new working staff. Get to the point to argue that the lack of specialists is a deterrent to the development of IT business in the country. And at the same time - young people is what education remain out of work and desperate...
Why is it difficult to find a job after college?
1. No experience in applyingIt is natural that young people do not know how to apply the best. Usually after a call in 1-2 popular job sites where preset standard autobiography, they wait... We need to put a lot more effort. CV must be quite detailed. After release of the documents should call the company to verify that they were received. Must carefully prepare for the interview. You need to read a lot about the history and products of the company you are applying for a job...
2. No strategyUsually young people do not make it quite clear what they want to work. In the area of computer technology has several possible implementations professional - developer specializing in software quality, database administrator, network administrator, an expert in the preparation of technical documentation ... a lot of disciplines. Rarely anyone bothers to imagine the differences in these positions to explore what people are doing on these positions, and what specific knowledge and skills are needed to prepare for. I notice also that young people do not take risks. That’s one of the main problems. You need to try in order to get.
3. Have unrealistic expectationsAll parents create idealistic present in their children. We keep a lot of good education and formation of young people knowing that a good education will automatically open all the doors for them. And that the diploma is the end of the effort, not the beginning... And young people leave with big bags to their first jobs. For conditions, social benefits, to pay ... The truth is that no one wants to pay so much for worker without professional experience. And often, the owners share the discomfort in the workplace along with the personnel. The reality in economic crisis is different - give to get. Required is a period of apprenticeship to master the craft. To go into the profession, to learn its intricacies, you can create real products that are visible results of your work. And then you're going to get.
4. Not seek helpYoung people are afraid to ask for assistance in finding a job. Can always turn to their friends, relatives or older friends and ask for help. There are things that are the product of experience subtleties features of the application process. And there are no way these things to be aware of a budding professional; they are the product of experience.
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