In today’s highly competitive job market, even with a perfect GPA, impressive extracurricular credentials and the backing of a top university degree, there is no guarantee that a candidate will be invited to interview much less get hired for a job.
Develop Networking Skills
While those entering the job market can do a lot to help themselves by creating a killer resume and keeping up to date with potential openings in the fields in which they are interested, candidates who have already developed a network are at a distinct advantage. Imagine a scenario in which Candidate A has a great resume, but no network. He has heard of an entry-level position in a good company and wants to apply. He can contact the company through the main telephone number and hopefully he will be put in contact with the PA or secretary of the interviewer.