It can be quite difficult to get a decent job in India as a fresher, but believe me, it is not impossible. The most difficult part is where to find these jobs.

Getting a job as a fresher can be quite difficult if you have not gotten any placement at your university. The first place to look for a job is to get placed in any company through your university itself, but if you aren’t placed, don’t get disheartened. In this article, we will show you all the ways you can explore to get a job as a fresher.

If you are from an IT background, start with a project. Build at least 5–6 real-life full-stalk projects to learn the IT skills you need in order to work for an IT company. Full-stack projects are helpful to get jobs as a fresher because they help you learn the skill and remember every part of the project that you have done.

If you are not from an IT background, I would suggest giving interviews to any company that you find relevant. And get into that company rather than wasting time trying to find your dream company. You can figure out your dream company later, but get at least 1 year of experience and remove your fresher tag. Once this fresher tag is removed, you are ready for the corporate world.

Even to get a job as a fresher, you need to have a proper mindset like a professional, and if needed, you must be ready to learn a new skill as per the requirements.

Here are Top 16 Tips for a Fresher Student

  1. Build an Impressive Resume and Portfolio: Your resume is often the first impression a potential employer will have of you. Make sure it’s well organized and highlights your skills as well as any relevant experience. If applicable, include a portfolio of your work.
  2. Leverage Job Portals: Use job portals to find opportunities that match your skills and interests. These platforms frequently offer tools such as resume builders and interview tips to assist you in your job search.
  3. Networking is important. Connect with professionals in your field through social media, professional networking sites, and industry events. Don’t hesitate to reach out to people for advice or information on job openings.
  4. Prepare for Interviews: Research common interview questions for your field and practice your responses. Also, learn about the companies you’re applying to and be ready to explain how your skills can benefit them.
  5. Internships and Volunteering: Gain experience and demonstrate your skills through internships or volunteer work. This can sometimes lead to a job offer or at least provide valuable references and experience.
  6. Tailor Your Application: Customize your resume and cover letter for each job application. Use keywords from the job description to make your application more relevant and attractive to employers.
  7. Stay Informed: Keep up with the latest trends and requirements in your industry. This knowledge can set you apart from other candidates.
  8. Rejections should not discourage you. Keep applying and learning from each experience. Persistence is often the key to success.
  9. Tutor: Believe it or not, being a tutor as a fresher is the best thing you can do because it may even help with your own studies along with the part-time work. In India, it is quite popular that freshmen teach students to make money. You can even provide home tuition option by going to the student’s house to teach him/her.
  10. Freelancing: There are many freelancing opportunities for college freshmen and sophomores online, but it takes time to build your online portfolio. To pursue freelancing opportunities, you can join any freelancing website or launch your own portfolio website and market it through social media. Freelancing is not a job; it is a business, hence, you will have to promote your business. Today, there are many freelancing opportunities available online, like content writing jobs, Web Development, graphic design, social media editing, video production, etc.
  11. Delivery Boy: This is the toughest job for any fresher, but if you love riding bikes, then this job is for you. You can work as a delivery boy part-time and earn some money. Today, many restaurants and businesses offer home delivery service, and you can become a delivery man.
  12. Working in a Restaurant: You can even work part-time in any restaurant in India and serve food to the people; it all depends on your interest in working.
  13. Blogging & Vlogging: Blogging and vlogging are the most interesting jobs for freshmen. I would suggest vlogging, as it is more appealing to the audience these days and can make more money than writing content on a blog website.
  14. Tour Guide: A tour guide is a person who provides assistance and information about culture and history to tourists. To become a part-time tour guide, you must live near tourist places like ancient forts, temples, etc.
  15. Receptionist: Receptionist is a person who works at an office and is involved in administrative support work
  16. Library Assistant: A library assistant is a person who works at a library and his task involves organizing books and assisting readers. Library assistant position are mostly open at university, colleges, and schools.
  17. Remember, the job market can be competitive, especially for freshmen, but with the right approach and mindset, you can increase your chances of landing a job that’s right for you. Good luck! 

Golden Tip

If you are a fresher and looking for job, I would suggest you not think about salary a company is offering; your first task is to enter the corporate world anyhow. Once you enter the corporate world, spend the next year learning and upskilling yourself. After 1 year, you will be ready to switch jobs, and you can ask for a 100% increase in salary according to your skill. Remember, skill matters.