Life in college is easy and full of fun but once you graduate two things seem to rule your life – career and job.
Home is not sweet any more with parents start inquiring about placement (you laugh at the word although you pretend serious) and neighbours start asking ‘What are you doing?’, a question that makes you feel as awkward as Sreesanth being slapped by Bhajji as you just make up some random answers in low voice.
So here is what you can do (or cannot) to increase your chances of getting a job.
You have a social presence right? No I am not talking about just LinkedIn here. Be a little creative. Why not use your facebook cover? Just add a cover picture saying ‘I want a job’. Use your fb wall, twitter, Google +to announce to the world that you are looking for a jobs.
Get up early, dress up in formal and get out of your home once a while. Doesn’t matter where you go, you can go to your friend’s house even, the goal is to show your parents you are really trying hard to get a job. This will soothe your parents’ anxiety to a certain extent and if lucky stop the nagging somewhat.
Keep yourself motivated with quotes of famous personalities like “If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle…” (Steve Jobs) or “I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.” (Bill Gates)
Maintain a dairy of what you are feeling. It is extremely important to let your anger and frustration on your false promises of your college, about placements, education system out otherwise these emotions may hamper your life and relationships.
Learn how to flatter people who may be land you a job. So if your girlfriend’s uncle or your neighbour (whom by the way u haven’t talked to in years) is in a company that you would love to work with, start flattering them. Don’t say things like ‘Hey Mr. Abc you are really handsome, how do you stay so fit? Instead ‘Hey Mr Abc I always admired your discipline and hard work you do for your family……Is there any opening in your company by any chance?’ Remember flattering is not the same as flirting.
If nothing works out at all don’t give up. There is still hope. Consult Baba Ramdev or Nirmal Baba for ‘Kripa’, who knows their divine blessings may just work wonders.