After years of hard work and dedication, you’ve finally graduated from university. Congratulations! But now comes the hard part: finding a job. In today’s competitive job market, it can be tough to stand out from the crowd and land your dream job. So, what can you do to increase your chances of employment after university? In this story, we’ll explore some tips and tricks to help you boost your employability and start your career off on the right foot.

As the job market continues to become more competitive, recent graduates are looking for ways to increase their chances of finding employment after university. There’s a myth that if you have a university degree, you have a job .According to a recent survey, nearly 60% of graduates are unemployed or working in a job that doesn’t require a bachelor’s degree.

Apio Shama, an alumni of IUIU Females’ Campus Kabojja narrates her experience in the field of looking for a job after graduation.

 Nantume Aisha, also an alumni of IUIU Kampala campus narrating her experience as well.

Nabanjja Remie a former student at Kyambogo University sharing her exeperince    of looking for a job as university graduate.

To address this issue,  the Rector of the Islamic University in Uganda Prof. Ismail Gyagenda in an interview addressed about some of the steps that IUIU has taken to increase possibilities for employment after university and in is interview;

Prof. Ismail Gyagenda

 The Islamic University in Uganda is taking steps to help students build their skills, gain work experience, and connect with potential employers. Many universities are offering career development programs that provide students with workshops, networking opportunities, and on-one coaching.

We are also partnering with employers to provide students with internships and co-op positions. These opportunities not only provide students with valuable work experience, but they also help them build their network and make connections in their field.

In addition, universities are working to incorporate more hands-on learning opportunities into their programs. This includes projects and assignments that allow students to apply their skills to real-world problems and challenges.

Students are also taking steps to increase their chances of finding employment. Many are building their network by attending career fairs, joining professional organizations, and connecting with alumni from their university. Students are also using social media platforms such as LinkedIn to connect with professionals in their field.

Finally, students are being encouraged to tailor their job search to their specific interests and skills. This includes researching companies and industries that interest them and applying to positions that align with their skills and experience.

By taking these steps, recent graduates are increasing their chances of finding employment after university. While the job market may be competitive, students are finding ways to stand out from other candidates and build their skills and experience. With the right mindset and approach, recent graduates can achieve their career goals and find success in their chosen field.

Self packaging is a self health project that someone has to acctually work on.’’ This statement was made by  the dirrector of IUIU Females’s campuss, Dr. Nabukera Madina sebyala during an interview as she was giving  tips on how studnts should package themselves inoder to increase possibilities for employent after university.

Dr. Nabukera Madina Ssebyala

As a recent graduate, finding a job can be a daunting task. However, there are several strategies you can use to increase your chances of finding employment after university.

1. Build your network

One of the most effective ways to increase your chances of finding employment is to build your network. Attend career fairs, join professional organizations, and connect with alumni from your university. You can also use social media platforms such as LinkedIn to connect with professionals in your field.

2. Gain relevant work experience

Employers are often looking for candidates with relevant work experience. Consider taking on internships or co-op positions during your time at university. This will not only provide you with valuable experience, but it can also help you build your network and make connections in your field.

3. Tailor your job search

Tailoring your job search to your specific interests and skills can help you stand out from other candidates. Research companies and industries that interest you and apply to positions that align with your skills and experience.

4. Build your skills

Building your skills can help you become a more competitive candidate. Consider taking courses or attending workshops to develop your skills in areas such as communication, leadership, and problem-solving.

5. be persistent

Finding the right job takes time and effort. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t find a job right away. Keep applying to positions that interest you, and use any feedback you receive to improve your job search strategy.

6. be open to new opportunities

Don’t be afraid to take on new challenges and try new things. Consider taking on freelance work or contract positions to gain experience and build your skills. You never know where a new opportunity may lead.

7. Be prepared for interviews

Preparing for interviews is crucial to landing a job. Research the company and the position you’re applying for, and practice answering common interview questions. Be sure to dress professionally and arrive on time for your interview.

By following these strategies, you can increase your chances of finding employment after university. Remember to stay positive and persistent, and don’t be afraid to ask for feedback and advice along the way. With the right mind-set and approach, you’ll be well on your way to a successful career.

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