It is hardly a secret that the graduate jobs
market is currently a ferociously competitive sphere. This has been the case for much of the last decade and the situation is unlikely to be altered significantly in the near future.
With this in mind, it is imperative that recent graduates ask themselves some hard questions about what they need to do in order to stand out from their peers. What are my key skills? What am I lacking? Where can I improve?
One of the main things that all modern day employers will always look for is a reasonably high level of computer skills. This will generally include the assessment of areas such as typing speed, research skills and word/excel experience.
How can you go about working on such skills without having to resort to anything particularly dramatic?
The power of evening classes
You are never too young (or old) to go back to the basics when it comes to computers. Some evening classes will focus on one subject like Excel or Word, others are more general. If you feel that your skills could benefit from even just a touch up, it may be worth looking into. It could ultimately be the difference between landing the job of your dreams or just missing out.
To blog or not to blog
By starting a blog of your own it will undoubtedly improve your typing skills and also your general awareness of how to write specifically for the internet. A number of blogs also allow people to post comments which can be very useful for generating debate. It can be about any topic really but a particularly useful tip is to choose something you are passionate about. That will act as a great motivation to update it as much as you possibly can....wherever you happen to be at that point.