- Posted August 25, 2014 by
Woodford University held a session to explain the top Professional Strategies for Graduates
Graduates were guided towards the top 6 things that they can do in order to make themselves more marketable and presentable at the time of a job-search:
Getting High Grades
The career counselors at Woodford University have observed generally that employers are always hungry for candidates who have earned good grades in there educational career. Students were given with tips on how to improve their grades as doing well academically not only proves a good knowledge base, but they also indicate a strong work ethic, the most eminent trait that employer’s value.
Identifying interests, values, skills and personal characteristics
The first and foremost step towards clarifying career goals for graduates is to go through a process of self-assessment. Students were told to check upon Woodfords career center frequently and to take advantage of the self-assessment instruments being offered.
Exploring career options actively
Students were told to find a career on their own that would satisfy them and help enrich their lives. When students actively explore careers they get the chance of talking with professionals belonging to occupations of their interest and observing professionals on the job. It was also made clear to the graduates during this session that the universities career center has alumni and other volunteers who are willing to talk to them and guide them about their careers.
Becoming active in extracurricular activities and clubs
Active involvement in activities and clubs on campus is highly valued by employers and renowned companies. Joining a club is fine, but becoming active within that club is what matters the most. Students were made to learn the benefits of being an activist such as becoming a leader, or coordinating an event. Recruiters desire such team building skills all the time.
Developing computer skills
Graduates were encouraged to take benefits of the computer courses and workshops offered at Woodford University. A lot can be learned just by experimenting with different software solutions. Students were made to learn basic internet knowledge of networking, such as creating effective profiles on professional networking sites.
Develop your writing skills
Employers and companies complain about the lack of writing skills among college graduates over and over. Woodford University Career Counselors advises students to not avoid writing intensive classes. Students were motivated to work at developing their writing skills. As employers really like to have such graduates as their employees who can write professional documents for them effectively.
About Woodford University: Woodford University is a recognized online university, that offers professional degree courses, diplomas and certificates to both working adults as well as freshly entering university students. The career service at Woodford conducts sessions to guide graduates towards the best career options available to them.