5 tips to become more employable as a student

by IBC AFRICA

Getting a job after a university is often a hassle. So we’ve highlighted 5 tips to help you stand out from the crowd and make a good impression on your prospective employer.

  1. Take up leadership roles in the university: Most universities have clubs or societies that revolve around hobbies or social issues, find one that best suits your interest and join. Consider it as an opportunity to network, gain work experience and add those involvements to your resume.
  2. Prioritize Self Development: Schedule some time each day to learn something new. If you don’t schedule the time, you might never do it. You can start by putting one hour aside daily.
  3. Network: Create a professional social media profile. LinkedIn is the largest network, you can start from there. Lookout for social events around your area of interest and attention to attend.
  4. Work Experience: Make an attempt to gain work experience while in school, reach out to companies of your interest for internship opportunities, be proactive.
  5. Be Proactive: There is a saying, “the early bird catches the worm”. Those who are proactive and make things happen early get the jump on great opportunities. Don’t wait for employment opportunities to find you: look around and make inquiries. A proactive attitude can help promote a positive work ethic, and it shows employers that you are the kind of person that takes initiative.