You may have already heard about the new job search tool which will be available to our users in the Graduateland Network from mid-August: Graduateland LIVE.
It’s an online chat tool that will allow you to have 1-on-1 conversations with recruiters online.
Graduateland LIVE works very similar to any chat tool you are probably using to communicate with your friends, your parents or your study group - only that it contains a couple of tweaks particularly fit for job searchers.
The vision is to make the whole application process faster and more transparent for you. And here is how:
#1 Let recruiters come to you
When you decide to apply for a job based solely on a job description, there is always a chance you are wasting your time because you may be lacking an essential requirement for the job (for example, certain language skills). So, there go 1 or 2 hours of your time that you’ll never get back.
On Graduateland LIVE, recruiters will seek you out as soon as they are looking specifically for candidates with your study background and they can start a conversation with you. No guesswork about the job is required on your part: You will know you are a relevant candidate because recruiters will tell you so.
#2 Get immediate feedback from companies
We know the most frustrating thing about applying for jobs is when you never hear back from companies at all. The worst part isn’t always the “No”, but having no idea what you could do differently.
Graduateland LIVE tells you immediately if you match an employer’s requirements. If you do, great - chat away! If you don’t, you will get a clear report about what you are lacking in terms of study background, language skills or your own job preferences - and you will get recommendations for jobs that may be a better fit for you.
#3 Get guidance from recruiters for your application
There are a ton of guides out there for the perfect job application. However, all companies and industries are different - and it’s nearly impossible to cover all the cases in a one-size-fits-all guide.
On Graduateland LIVE, you can ask recruiters directly what makes a good application for the concrete job you are interested in. Also, you already have a conversation to refer to when you send your application - so it doesn’t feel any more like you are throwing your application into a black hole.
#4 Showcase your soft skills
Our CVs are only a part of who we are as people (thank God!). So called soft skills such as communication skills, problem-solving, negotiation or intercultural skills are just as important factors for companies when hiring graduates.
Graduateland LIVE allows you to show your personality to recruiters early on. The chat function is for private conversations, where you know who you are talking to and what they would like you to elaborate on.
#5 Find an opportunity to work abroad
Chances are you have a network in your home country that will enable you to get a job after graduation. But what about that “wanderlust” of yours? Do you just put it on a shelf, simply because you don’t have the same network in your dream destination as you have at home?
Graduateland LIVE lets you chat with recruiters all across Europe - no matter where you are located. All you need is your laptop, tablet or smartphone and you are good to go.
What you can do now already
Graduateland LIVE will launch in mid-August. To make sure you get all these benefits out of it, you will need an updated profile - which is just a click away.