How to enter the IT industry as there is too much competition and is in recession time?

I am a B.tech passed out this year but cant get placement in any company.

Shobhit Tyagi, posted on September 24, 2012 at 12:00 am    Job interview

Nishta Gupta said September 25, 2012 at 10:11 am

Dear Shobit,
Hiring managers receive job applications in such large volume that it’s essential for a job seeker to stand out from the crowd in order to be considered for the position. This is where personal branding comes in: by having a clear message of who you are, what experience you have and what direction you’re going in, you’re conveying your identity to the hiring manager instead of being a faceless part of the crowd. “You have to consider yourself as a whole package or product – not just your skills and functional abilities, but also your personality, creativity, enthusiasm, and passion.

Consider why you pick one brand of toothpaste over another – are they functionally different? No. But how they’re packaged and what they offer beyond the actual paste is what makes you decide which one to buy. Go over your résumé, note what type of roles or projects you’re drawn to, understand your work ethic and leadership qualities you have, figure out what direction you want to take your career in. Then start imagining how you can express this to hiring managers. Can you communicate your interests and experience in a clear message? Will a customized résumé help share your view?

You will have to figure out over a period of time what is working and what is not. Keep trying and innovating. Be patient - the first job is probably the most difficult to get! With persistence, you will find your dream job. Happy fixing!

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