Simple tips on how graduates can be more competitive in the job market.
Are you one of TVET College graduates and competing with other graduates in the market? Do you feel the pressure of competing with other graduates from universities and IIE colleges? In today’s competitive job market, it is very difficult to score an interview even when you have a good education. Being a graduate from top institutions is no longer enough to land you your dream job that is in line with your qualification.
More often, it has been said that TVET College graduates have fewer chances of securing good positions at top companies compared to other graduates from universities. However, that is not really the case, and as competitive the job market can be, there are a number of things to consider.
Skills and attributes required at the workplace
- Communication skills
- Technical skills
- Interpersonal skills
- Critical thinking
- Time management
- Conflict resolution
- Leadership skills
What employers look for and require from a potential employee?
There are many things employers and Human Relations personnel (HRs) are expecting from potential candidates. They are looking for someone who will be a valuable asset and take the company to greater heights. Therefore, education is not enough to secure you a spot in the job market. Here are some of the things employers are looking for;
Having experience is always advantageous in a competitive job market. It helps you stand out from other candidates that you are fighting the position with. Besides, employers will go for someone who already has experience instead of someone who will require training.
TVET College graduates already have high chances because the college equips them with theoretical and practical skills.
Graduates from TVET College acquire skills and knowledge during the learning process that includes technical and workplace learning components. As a result, this makes them the right candidates, however, some skills such as soft skills depend on an individual. Because these are your personality traits, behaviors, and social attitudes, the college can only do as much to instill this in you.