If you are pursuing MBA, PGDM, MCA, Engineering or similar professional courses and aiming for a good job for you, following dos will significantly help you in getting better job and salary than others. These can be done from anywhere at any time.
1. Visit few job-related web sites and spend some time identifying some of the most sought-after skills in jobs or employers of your interest. We have done it for you but better you do it. Some of the skills that are in high demand in almost every field are: Project Management, Analytical Skills (may include analytics tools or coding languages), Optimization, AI and Machine Learning, Risk Management, Digital Marketing etc.
2. Choose one or two skills aligned to your interest. Check few online courses which offers Certificate of Completion. Go through their contents and select such courses that you can do at your level within available time. Enroll in such courses and complete them. You can find some beginner's level professional courses of 3 to 5 hours duration on topics of high demand at http://www.extremelearners.com/p/optimization-techniques.html
3. Highlight this skill in your CV. Plan your answers to some of the common questions in advance before interview. You will probably be asked about why you chose that skill and how would this be useful to the organization. So, learn about the organization by visiting their website. Align your skills with their mission and goals. What you say and where you leave your answers generally dictate the next few questions. This way, you can get the questions as planned by you.
Doing these provide you several advantages. First, you skill yourself up into a high demand profile. Second, you are well prepared for the interview. Thirdly, your profile is most likely to match with their requirements.
It's not that best students are selected through interviews. But the best fit students in the requirements of the organization are selected. This exercise makes you the best fit and gives you enormous bargaining power. Give it a try.
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