Majority of students graduated from universities face with unemployment problem. You just can’t find work after four, or even five years of hard work, sleepless nights, dozens of read books and articles. It’s not fair. People survived in this difficult period of their life often loose hopes for a brilliant career and do not work in their field. Unfortunately there are several issues causing it. The biggest matter among the others is our national mentality (if you understand what I mean). It is set that the 30. 00 students are going to graduate from Azerbaijani universities this summer knowing just one thing, it’s that the party is over. Statistics shows that only one in three graduates is seeking for job. And they’re caught in different employer’s tricks like unpaid internships (they must be paid at least the miser salary in our republic according to the laws), bright headlines about “ an unforgettable experience and a guaranteed job ” etc. But what about the others? What do they do after graduating?
So I have various versions on this topic. Let’s observe the main ones: 1) Student’s parents are wealthy enough and this fact lets them to provide their children with money. Children from these families are very naughty, lazy and idle. 2) Students after graduating are engaged in illegal work which is not included in the list of organizations viewed in the official report of the State Statistics Committee. And the reason is a devil-may-care attitude to education and knowledge gained in universities.
May be they are sweepers, sellers running across the streets with newspapers, cigarettes, napkins, fizzy drinks etc. , cab drivers, singers or dancers at pubs and clubs, or they’re shouting bus’s route at the bus stops? Is it a right job for an educated man? It’s a pity that the biggest part of people engaged in these types of job doesn’t realize that they deserve a better life, deceiving their selves with ordinary stories like “ I found my university career service uninspiring or unhelpful and made it through the door ”.
The least part is regretting their mistakes made in the past and thinking that it’s already too late… But it is not! They always have a chance to get the second education (but it’s not easy a bit), they can turn to governmental work organizations. Graduates don’t have to waste their time! They must distribute their own CVs among certain labor organizations (for example, if you graduated economic university, try to pay attention to banks, ministries and courts of auditors etc. with the aim to get a job that will solve your employment problems. Eventually you will find something to do! And some advice to graduates: don’t pay attention to jobseekers offering an unpaid internship (because you’ll not happy to work for nothing), ignore bright headlines of leaflets on the walls, doing more education isn’t an answer if you desperately need money, offer to help but don’t beg an employer for experience, emphasize your potential abilities in CV (if you won’t, it sounds like you have nothing to offer (which isn’t true).
Instead, underline what you do have. Employers will hire you if they think you can help them – not because you need experience. And never offer to work for free. It looks as if you don’t value your own contribution), remember that different industries require different approaches and that nobody wants to hire a robot. And, certainly, all the experience you have gained is good experience!