1. First make an attractive CV/ Resume. Work really hard on your CV as this will be basis of your entire job search. Put Proper Keywords (your skills only).
2. Prepare a cover letter/ cover email highlighting your skills and tell them why they should hire you.
3. Create a profile on popular job sites- Naukri.com, MonsterIndia.com, TimesJobs.com, etc.
4. Create/ update your LinkedIn profile with latest information. Add your skills and achievements.
5. Scan the job section in newspapers daily & apply.
6. Subscribe to any job news paper like ‘Employment News’ and apply for jobs from it. Check out Times Ascent or job sections in every newspaper.
7. Register with your local government employment office in your area.
8. Tell people who are working that you are looking for a job- friends, family members, neighbors anyone. Make a list of all of your friends, relatives, and acquaintances who are working with well known companies. Call each one and ask them if they know of any openings that they could recommend you for.
9. Search for job consultants/ agents on internet, create a list of them and send them your CV. Never go to just one agency. Always go to as many as possible. It is easy and it increases your chances a lot!
10. Move to/ relocate yourself to Metros where job opportunities are more like Pune, Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Noida, Chennai, Delhi, etc.
11. Contact your seniors from your college through social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Yahoo etc who are already working and ask for openings in their companies.
12. Attend job fairs and job seminars.
13. Prepare well for interviews in advance. Practice your answers for standard questions in most of the interviews such as: ‘Tell me about yourself?, ‘What do you know about us?’, ‘Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?’, ‘what are your future plans?’.
14. Research the company. Become familiar with the past of the company. Who started it? Where? Who runs it now? Be innovative and creative, and ask about the company to the people who are already working there.
15. When you go for the interview, dress appropriately to create the right impression.
16. Prepare for a situational interview. Be ready to answer questions such as “Describe a time you had to work with someone you didn’t like.”, “Tell me about a time when you had to stick to a decision you made, even though it made you very unpopular.”, etc.
17. If you are still studying or yet to complete your course, try starting with volunteering jobs for an organization that focuses on something that you’re passionate about or part time assistance jobs. This will help you to have a good understanding of your future job as well can highlight in your CV. You should emphasize your volunteer experience on your resume, as companies that take care of their workforce well tend to favor candidates who help the public somehow.
18. Also another option is to be self-employed (freelancer) or be an entrepreneur, in which case your mission is not to find and get a job, but to create a job.
19. So now stop complaining about no work, get off the couch and go knock on doors with resume in hand. If you do that all day, everyday, you will then be choosing which job you are willing to take.
And before I wind up this article:
20. If you are doing a job search, you will get rejected sometimes. If you’re not getting discarded, you’re not putting yourself out there enough. And if you don’t learn to see rejection as a chance to improve your approach, then you’ll have a very hard time getting work.
Take rejection positively. It happens and it’s just OK to happen.
Good luck folks. Do share your feedback through comments below.