So, you’ve finally finished your online teaching degree course and you’re now a degree holder! Congratulations, you’ve finished the hardest challenge of the race, and now, for the finishing line the job.
Don’t assume that you can’t get the job you want just because you hold an online degree instead of a regular one. The misconception many have about online degrees is that it’s of a lower rank but this is where they’re wrong.
Online degrees, so long as they come from an accredited institution are exactly the same as regular ones.
So, if you’re nervous about getting a job, stop the sweat runs and get that job!
The education industry is one that is constantly growing, so there will always be something out there for you. But if you’ve got your eye on something big, don’t rush and go all out to get that position right at the top. What to do after graduation? Is to build yourself a strong profile and then work with that.
As you’ve just graduated, why not find yourself small jobs that are good enough to give you a kick start?
You may not be earning the figures you want but the experience will be worth it when the time comes. Once you’ve gotten a head start on gaining all the experience you need, try looking for a position in the company you want. Maybe something small will do at first, after all you can never go in straight for the big sharks.
So hold on and be patient and work your way up.
When you’re at the bottom of the food chain, there’s no way out but to be tough and learn to work around the different characters and attitudes you may come across. If you’re lucky to have great co-workers then appreciate that, otherwise, just learn to hold your fort and do your best.
If you think you’ve got enough experience and want to swoop in for that job you really want, send in your application. Don’t be embarrassed to put in all your work experience and information, no matter how small the position may have been. Whatever role you hold, it contributes to the company, so include all the necessary information.
Also, ask previous course lecturers and work employers for a testimonial or a letter of reference or recommendation.
With this, you would be able to show your targeting employer that you are capable of holding the position and that you’ve got the heart and character for the job as well. Attach whatever letters you may have along with your resume and send it in.
More often than not, candidates will be shortlisted for an interview, and if you get called back, know that this is the most vital part of the job application. You must show them that you have got the confidence and passion for the position so try to avoid stutters and walk with your head high like you know you’ve aced the interview.
However, do be wise and not overdo it and cause them to think of you as arrogant or overachieving. Another thing to remember would be to always mind your manners, never forget your Ps and Qs and keep a cheerful and sincere smile on your face.