As the new year unfolds, we see job positions that are very uncommon as the most sought out positions by companies. Fresh graduates tend to get confused on how many job positions there are, and they don’t know if their skills will match. Students who are about to graduate high school are not sure about the major they should take in college because they don’t know what the industries will be looking for when they graduate. Here are some of the most popular job openings that we’ve seen in the beginning of 2018.
In this digital era, it’s not a surprise that the internet will be taking over the internet as well. Businesses are looking for new and trendy ways to market their products and services, and one of their ways is to create an existence in the world wide web. Almost all brands have their own website, and it can’t just be a regular site with their catalog on it. This is where graphic design comes in. Graphic designers can create more than just fancy looking websites, they can also create other promotional tools such as posters, animated videos, etc. They are the new force of advertising, and this is why companies want to hire them.
With everything being behind computers, phones and gadgets, information technology related positions continue to expand. The most sought out positions include front-end and back-end developers, programmers, and user interface or user experience researchers. All of these positions require you to have a strong background in IT, you’ll have to master the basic computer languages such as JAVA and C, and you’ll also have to know how to code. Seeing computer data should be your everyday sight, and companies are racing to find the best computer savvies.
Social media manager
As business have websites, they now also need to have social media platforms. Updating your company’s activities can attract more customers since potential customers usually want to ‘stalk’ the brand before deciding whether or not they should be a customer. Social media can be utilized for marketing and for recruiting, basically for nearly anything. This is why being a social media manager is considered a trendy position now, because niche businesses such as, let’s say, law firms even have social media platforms, and they need someone to operate these platforms.
One thing that you should already have even if you’re only a college student is a curriculum vitae. This is your main weapon when you are seeking for a job, an internship, or a volunteer work. Most people would just Google curriculum vitae templates, but these templates are boring and won’t attract the HR recruiters. You need a curriculum vitae that differs you from all the other applicants, yet still describes you perfectly for the position you want. Here are some things you need to pay attention to when creating the perfect curriculum vitae.
People often think that a curriculum vitae doesn’t need a picture of yourself, because why should your appearance matter? It does. Not having a picture on your curriculum vitae just won’t be detailed enough. Have a professional picture was taken, not a selfie of you hanging out on the beach that one summer. It should look like your license picture, but maybe with a little smile. Depending on the position, sometimes positions like creative marketing or travel journalist is more relaxed.
Your experience should be sorted from the most recent one to the oldest one. It should start with your organizational experience and on to your work experience. If you don’t have organizational experience, you can dismiss it. Make sure you state what position you were in during the experience, what company or organization you worked for and the duration. If there’s space, you should also provide a description of the experience in one or two sentences. Start with introducing the company or organization, and what you were responsible for during the experience. Don’t write too much about it because an effective curriculum vitae shouldn’t be an essay. Save it for the cover letter or for the interview.
Your skills are what the companies will look for and will ask about during the interview selection. Make sure you list all the skills you have, including both hard skills and soft skills. Hard skills are skills that are related to your field, such as journalism skills. Soft skills are skills related to how you work, such as leadership and team management. You should also include the languages that you can speak as a skill. There are templates that provide how good you are in your skill, for example your journalistic skills is a 4/5 and your English language skill is a 5/5.…