As most college activities are on standstill due to COVID-19, most students are concerned about its impact on their career dreams. Fret not; proper planning and preparations will fetch the students’ fruitful results. Here are a few measures suggested by Dr Vijaya Kumar, Principal, Vogue Institute of Art & Design towork towardsyour dream job:
Look for job opportunities and read the list of skills required for your preferred job. Introspect if you have all the skills needed for the job.
Start building your network on prominent platforms like LinkedIn. It can be one of the prominent support systems to make an entry into the industry.
It’s essential to keep yourself updated about the industry on a daily-basis
Work on your resume and project portfolio. Upload your portfolio on jobsites, and LinkedIn to gain visibility among recruiters.
Stay digitally active
It’s essential to showcase your skills on digital platforms
Work towards understanding your strengths and weaknesses.
Attempt for virtual job interviews
Be open to explore job opportunities that can be executed virtually, a few companies are trying this option
Until the situation normalizes, stay safe and take all precautionary measures to keep yourself healthy and fit. Avoid walk-in and face-to-face interviews. It’s essential to be familiar with your surroundings and its safety at this time.
The impact is short term
The impact on industry is short term. Chinese Textile and Apparel sector have started working. In a short span of two months, other countries will also start the trade. The stringent measureshave been taken by different countries to stop the Corona.The sector will start the business within a short span. Fashion and apparel design professionals will have better future in the coming years. India has bright future from this corona learning.
Confidence is the key to success. Stay confident and believe in yourself!