IntroductionSince they will be graduating during the coronavirus epidemic, final-year students are naturally concerned about their career prospects. Instead of getting frustrated, graduates should conduct extra surveys and try to locate areas where there are still job openings, though they may not be extensively advertised. For instance, logistics, health, and medicine, and online retailers are seeing tremendous expansion and are actively recruiting graduates. However, fields such as hospitality, tourism, and leisure don't employ any graduates at present. Fresh graduates may become a new crucial supply of available labour for companies at a time when demand is rising and job positions are unfilled. Never lose confidence in your skills - a rising tide isn't lifting all boats.
Fresh graduates' opportunities
Employers' perceptionThe majority of employers' businesses are in decline. They have gone through existing manpower cuts and have reduced salaries for essential skilled employees while keeping them. Job morale has suffered as a result of the salary cut, and the quality of work perfection has become questionable. To compensate, when they are looking for new graduates, they are forced to conduct online interviews. Though it saves time, transportation & interview expenses and reduces social anxiety & promotes social distancing as per norms, employers are not fully happy about the graduate's knowledge (due to online education without much hands-on practice) and their behaviour on the screen. Most employers believe that the human touch and face-to-face interactions of a physical interview will be more reassuring. As businesses prepare for the unknown, unemployment rates are rising. Some industries will have more job possibilities, while others may hire depending on specific talents or requirements.
ConclusionAs fresh graduates are unemployed, employers may take advantage of your circumstances by offering low pay and remote locations far away from home to absorb you. It's unfair to blame them since they, too, suffer as you do - you're both in the same boat. Consider if those industries will be able to weather the current economic downturn and pay you as promised. Be open to new experiences, such as project work or working as an independent contractor. Get going straight immediately. If you receive your "dream job," it's terrific, but bear in mind that waiting isn't always the greatest option. If you don't start somewhere, you could wind up nowhere!
It is true that Covid-19 has created a very pessimistic situation for the fresh graduates as many companies are restricting recruitment due to decreased activities. The overall situation from the perspective of a fresh graduate is quite grim and one has to get a proper mentoring and guidance in the matter. This article is a good attempt in that direction.
In spite of so many downsides during Covid-19, there are some areas where activities are increasing and students can focus in those lines though they may not belong to their specialisation areas or interest areas but in such difficult times one has to mould oneself able to work in the different stream by joining some short online course as a patch learning to enter that line. So, the fresh graduates have to change their mindset from this angle and try to grab the new opportunities as they crop up time to time in the changed scenario.
Many areas like home delivery of items, catering at door steps, online establishments and many more such activities are coming to the forefront in the present pandemic situation and everywhere workers and managers are required to run the business. So, considering these as a viable option makes sense in the changed environment.
Surely there is no doubt that the pandemic has played havoc on our life and general and employment opportunities to the youth in particular as every offices were prunning the staff and not allowing any new job opportunities and thus who were recently qualified and short lsited through the campus interview and even direct recruitments were asked to wait for pandemic challenging situation be over. Added to this the exams were not conducted in proper way the students really lost the interest in education and thus cannot give formidable performance that is required to get the job. But there is a ray of hope because the government has infused funds into the economy and infrastructure is getting biggest boost and therefore some ray of hopes for civil engineers are sure and other sectors are also opening up.
A very helpful article is written by the author. This pandemic has absolutely created a pessimistic situation for many students and job hunters, but the author provides a piece of detailed information that will definitely help them. These days IT companies are also recruiting freshers through online interviews, in fact, there are some IT courses also available that will help to get IT jobs even for those also who do not belong to an IT background.