Challenges Every Fresher Face During An Interview
Whether you work for a startup, a structured company or as a freelancer, going digital is the need of an hour. All over
the globe people are consuming digital content every second of their lives, making India the world’s second largest internet
population, and this will expand even further in the coming years. Digital media has actually changed the phase of the
marketing sector by being favored by marketers all over. Although most of us are still adapting to this changing environment,
the young people are breathing the air of this versatile Placement Consultants, every day. In this place of competitors,
freshers are often enduring be it impressing with an appropriate resume or coping up with the new environment of the office.
7 common challenges they face are:
1. Entail presentation skills:
All experts are expected to give presentations as part of their job. While some struggle with the fear of speaking in public,
others lack the proper way of doing so. Unintentionally, their job search suffers. In spite of being shy, one can learn to
present themselves with self-confidence with a little help from associates or peers, thus overcoming their fear. One must
know the most common interview questions for any career change.
2. Working with the colleagues:
Working with the colleagues is more important (and equally challenging) than your core work. The more earlier you realize this,
better it is. Maintain healthy relations at the office, it helps to keep your environment light and building connection with office
people helps you in many ways which you will gradually discover with time.
3. Thinking about resigning from the job in months:
Be it independent local agencies or large worldwide corporations, the problem of attrition persists. Owing to a growth
in the variety of digital channels and platforms, fresher today have accessibility to endless opportunities. They are more
curious about higher salaries and fast-track promotion as they know there is no respite from the pressure of timelines and
deliveries, wherever they go. They know they can jump around firms and get what they want.
This would certainly be easy if companies can overcome this challenge by ensuring the right amount of movement and challenge is given to the new candidates.
By providing access to mentors who can administer job guidance and help them understand their role and duty by developing their skills, the problem can be
solved to a great extent.
4. Facing the Fact:
One of the biggest challenges is to accept the reality of the real world- that knowledge and talent are not everything.
Each day you will find someone at the top position who is less talented than you are. Most freshers have a hard time
accepting this truth. But this is how the nation works. Smart work joined with the right tactics and persistence will
help you in this world. Commence with a fresh approach.
5. Uninformative description about job:
Candidates depend on job descriptions to know if they are suited for the job and should further apply for the position
or not. However, at times they lack guidance, either because they are too short or too long. Glutting a job description with
every imaginable detail does not give the candidate a perfect idea of what is actually important. Then, if a job description
is too short, it may not properly tell the candidate what the important skills and abilities and tasks are, and what the
salary and benefits may include. In such situations, freshers are effectively hunting blind.
6. Too many places to search:
There are number of places that freshers can look for open positions. They can use online websites namely Linked In,
job boards, and employer websites, go to networking and industry events, and look through newspapers and trade magazines, and these options are only the tip of the iceberg. The issue is that with so many options, fresher are confused about where to concentrate their efforts so that they receive the best outcomes. As a result, they can spend days as well as months looking for a position with nothing to show for it.
7. No feedback:
Once a candidate has completed the procedure, as in sent an application, completed interviews, and spent time and energy trying to get a particular job, receiving a mail “You have not been selected for the profile” is like a slap on the candidates face. A major challenge is that they do not get any feedback on their applications or interviews, so candidates do not get a chance to rectify any issues or mistakes with their performance or application before applying for some other position.
Finding a position in spite of not receiving feedback is a challenge. However, it is a challenge that deserving employers take steps to make it easier. Reviewing hiring freshers and application processes to be more efficient and applicant-friendly will go a long way towards removing the challenges within the hiring process. Making organization’s job openings easier to search, being transparent about the company and redoing their job descriptions will also help ease the path of the applicants.