Oct 15, 2015 06:00 AM EDT

Essential Job Hunting Tips For Fresh Graduates

University Of Birmingham Hold Degree Congregations
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Students throw their mortarboards in the air during their graduation photograph at the University of Birmingham degree congregations on July 14, 2009 in Birmingham, England. Over 5000 graduates will be donning their robes this week to collect their degrees from The University of Birmingham. A recent survey suggested that there are 48 graduates competing for every job.
(Photo : Christopher Furlong / Staff)

It's tough for every aspirant to search job opportunities nowadays especially with how tight job market competition is. But for newly grads, it's even worse. "Not acquiring experience while you're a student puts you behind other candidates who did get experience," says Dr. Katharine Brooks, the director of Liberal Arts Career Services at The University of Texas at Austin and author of "You Majored in What? Mapping Your Path from Chaos to Career," as stated by Forbes.

So what will you do if the person your employer is looking for is someone who has at least an experience related to the job you want? Here are the tips that can help you get hired:

Emphasize on the things you'd be great at for the job.

Spend time thinking why you actually believe you can do the job, according to U.S.News, Reflect on the things that you are most good at and focus on it. This doesn't have to be a formal experience, it can be the best trait you have which you can bring to the job. For example, if you have the skills in web page designing, you can share that to your employer especially if that skill can be your edge once you get hired.

Get more experience for your resume.

If your first working experience is the very first thing that hinders you be accepted in your first full-time job, then create one. You can do that by volunteering, doing part-time jobs or internships, and even just by doing projects in the areas you are good at.

Make the most out of your social media accounts.

"Social networking sites are great ways to show off your professional skills and expand your network," Susan Vitale, chief marketing officer of applicant-tracking system iCIMS shared her ideas with Business News Daily. Social networking sites also offer aspirants opportunities to interact and connect with companies that can increase their chance of being noticed, she added.

You have to understand that as you worked hard to finish your degree, you also have to work hard to make your career hunt a success. So learn to take chances and make sure to put your best foot forward.

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