Recent grads: how to land your dream job despite the COVID crunch

Posted by Tilt Recruitment on October 29th, 2021

Recent grads: how to land your dream job despite the COVID crunch

Posted by Tilt Recruitment on October 29, 2021

Looking for your first job after graduating is always stressful – but the class of 2021 has it harder than most.

Over a quarter of companies have cut down on graduate recruitment because of COVID, according to a study by the Institute of Student Employers.

That’s one reason – of many – why 16-to-24-year-olds are facing a shocking 13.3% unemployment rate, nearly three times the national average.

But despite these worrying trends, job opportunities in tech are actually increasing. And you don’t need a degree in computer science to take advantage – whatever your educational background, you can learn the skills you need to start a career in tech.

What’s more, you can do it for free. There’s a wide range of free online learning platforms that offer a real grounding in tech skills, from Google Analytics Academy and Microsoft Virtual Academy to Udacity and EdX. You can even take a free online Introduction to Computer Science class from Harvard University.

One increasingly popular option is to study Salesforce. Demand for Salesforce skills is booming, with 4.2 billion new job opportunities in the field expected by 2024.

You can learn for free on Salesforce’s online platform Trailhead, which includes a real Salesforce developer environment where you can try things out, get a sense of whether it’s the right career for you, and build up the experience employers want. What’s more, it offers gamified learning with points and badges, and an online community where you can make friends with virtual classmates and find help if you get stuck.

Trailhead also has free classes on other topics like marketing strategy and data analysis, which is one of the hottest skillsets you can have right now. Whether it’s using Python, SQL or Excel, data analytics will be useful in almost any field you can think of.

If you’d like to talk to an expert about taking your first steps towards a tech career, get in touch today for a chat and discover some of the opportunities that are out there for you.

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