As more and more immigrants flowing into big cities, the competition in finding jobs intensifies. How to successfully find a satisfying job becomes one of the biggest concerns for undergraduates. For me, I believe the best way is always to ask some friends who are experienced in seeking jobs.
Firstly, experienced friends can offer great advice on job finding that is hard to find elsewhere. They can tell you the best and clearest format for a resume and help you with the interview process. For example, while I was applying for a part-time job in an educational institution, I was invited for an interview. Beforehand, I had no experience in job interviews at all, so I just asked a friend of mine, who was two years older than me, for interview tips. Friends are always willing to help. He eventually not only gave me pages of tips and mock interview questions but also helped me to practice mock interviews for several times, making me well-prepared and less anxious. In addition, experienced friends might even know which kinds of companies offer highest pay, which establishes strict rules and which allow the greatest individual freedom. This information that not everyone will know is important in helping us to choose a suitable job position.
Secondly， experienced friends may play as recommenders, building a bridge between me and my dream companies. If a friend is a current or previous well-performed employer in a company, then his recommendation will be very valuable. This is very similar to the college admission process， where teacher recommendation, especially recommendation from the college professor themselves, is valued very highly. Last time, when I was applying for that part-time job as I mentioned before, it was my friend that let me get to know this education institution — because she had worked there previously. And because she had left, there was one more vacant position and so she introduced me to there. And because the company manager trusted her a lot，her recommendation allowed me to get excused of the first-round selection and directly entering the second-round interview process. In today’s society，networks are of utmost importance in the job-finding process. Therefore, experienced friends who may build up connections for you and recommend you are very essential.
Moreover, based on my own experience, I know how ineffective the other options are. I have submitted over 10 resumes to my intended companies through emails, but none of them have received any reply until now. Sending resumes directly to companies is like throwing needles into the ocean — the possibilities of being seen is extremely small, let alone the possibilities of being employed. I have tried to apply for jobs through recruitment companies. Similarly, I never got replies. More than that, however, because I have to register through these recruitment companies’ websites, they got access to my information and thus sent to junk emails every single day, which is very disturbing. Although I know that some of my friends indeed managed to find jobs through emailing resumes directly or through recruitment companies, to me they are not effective ways to find a job.
In conclusion, because of the advice and networks our experienced friends can offer us, I will always prefer to ask them first when I want to find a job.
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