How should a fresher find jobs?

by Manshu on July 22, 2010

in Articles

I am getting an increasing number of emails from freshers who are looking to find jobs on OneMint, and since that is obviously not possible – I am going to write about the steps a fresher should take to find jobs.

I know that this is not relevant for most of our community members here, but if you have some advice for freshers, please leave a comment below.

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Are there enough jobs for freshers?

I think this is the question that looms large for all freshers who are not placed from the campus. If you don’t get placed right out of campus, then things are going to be a bit harder for you, but that doesn’t mean it is the end of the world. I think back to my own placement days and think of all the needless drama that unfolded in those few days.

The important thing to remember is that it is only a matter of time that you get a job. It can be a bit depressing at times, but keep your chin high and keep looking. Though things can may look gloomy now, in a career that will span for tens of years – a few months here and there won’t matter much.

Now that we have that out of the way, let’s look at what you should do in order to find a job.

What is the first thing a fresher should do to find a job?

The first thing is to make a resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) for yourself. You will need a resume to approach people who are in a position to give you a job. This has to be the first thing you do. There are several sample fresher resumes online, and you can model your own on any of these.

There is no point in contacting recruiters if you can’t leave your resume with them. If you don’t have one, then write one now.

Contact all friends and relatives

Finding your first job can be intimidating, and you want all the help you can get. Place calls to all your friends and relatives who could help you out. Send them your resumes and ask for help.

If you know people who are working for big companies, send your resume and ask them to upload it on their company job portal, and keep their eye open for walk – in interviews, and other company emails about jobs that match your educational background.

Get a decent email id

It is time to get a real email id now. You will need to email several recruiters, companies, friends and such, and you don’t want your potential recruiter to see that you thought the word freak would look cool as part of your email address.

Upload your resume on several job portals

Sending emails to random site owners will not help freshers (or anyone for that matter) in landing a job much, but creating an account on a job portal can go very far.

There are several popular sites that help you find jobs in India, and you should create an account in all of those. Here are some popular Indian job sites.

Times Jobs

Monster India


NCR Job Portal: This is a newer website, whose founder reached out to me.

Apply jobs through these portals

Once you create the account, the next step is to search for jobs related to your educational background. Put in a few keyword variations and apply for the jobs that appear in the results. Persevere at this, keep applying for jobs and actively check your email for replies. When you get a reply, respond promptly and don’t forget to attach your resumes and answer all the questions they ask in their email.

Keep an eye out for walk in interviews

Companies conduct walk in interviews for freshers, and although these can get crowded, it is a good place to hunt for jobs and increases your employment chances.


It can get a little daunting to finish your education and find yourself without a job, but remember that this situation is only temporary, and eventually you will find something which will be a good stepping stone for your career. Follow these tips, and all the best!

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{ 38 comments… read them below or add one }

Anuroop July 23, 2010 at 10:07 pm

Even though it takes time to get jobs in IT as a fresher.My suggestion to IT freshers to go for a course like .net,java or mainframe after completing the last semester exams.This will really help to get good training in one technology,meet lot of programmers(juniors and seniors),prepare for interview.I also suggest to study daily until u get the job.Last thing which i would like to mention is Not to wait for companies to give you training on technologies,companies always prefer who knows the subject already.Even though u dont get job from college placement,i would say u can get job in 6 months if you are proactive and do some course.Please always begin with an end in mind.

I hope Manshu will agree.

Good Luck in your job search and Have a Good Day.



Manshu July 24, 2010 at 8:32 am

I agree with you completely Anuroop, it makes sense to study while you have time on your hands, and take the initiative and get trained as well. Getting trained on a specific technology will help freshers get an edge over other guys who don’t undergo that kind of training.

Thanks for the great comment!


Squamble July 23, 2010 at 11:53 pm

You can also try out for jobs !


Manshu July 24, 2010 at 8:28 am

Are there a reasonable percentage of fresher jobs on your boards Chirag?


Squamble July 25, 2010 at 10:22 am

A few of them are yes.
Start up jobs. Will create a separate category soon for “Freshers Jobs” soon!


Manshu July 25, 2010 at 2:41 pm

Let me know when you are done; I’d like to link back to it.


neetu April 8, 2012 at 12:41 am

i am searching a good job too.please help me out I am 2011 passout just getting tensed.


Manshu April 9, 2012 at 3:30 am

Try creating a profile in sites like and and search there – best of luck!


Stephen July 25, 2010 at 8:03 pm

I always urge high school seniors who are looking at colleges to consider the university’s career center– a strong career center can make finding a job much easier.

Unemployment is not all that bad…sometimes it’s an opportunity to start your own business.


Samarjeet Chauhan September 17, 2010 at 5:16 am

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sk.khajamsthan September 29, 2011 at 6:50 pm

i can’t under stand how to search jobs


archana July 3, 2012 at 5:06 pm

try your best in ur skilled level


irwin October 6, 2011 at 4:03 pm

its frusrtrating when u are alone


Nitika February 12, 2012 at 9:28 pm

I have done BSC( Maths Hons.) from Hindu College, Delhi and have done CFA from ICFAI but yet not got any job for last 2 years. Can any one help me.


prabhu tej March 4, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Thanx for your valuable words sir…i was bit depressed with my performance in placements held in our campus…as i culdnt get through any of it…..your words certainly boosted me up and nw i will struggle untill i get succeded


Manshu March 4, 2012 at 8:43 pm

All the best – placements is not the end of the world, a lot of people get placed off campus and once you get the job it doesn’t matter where you got it from so don’t worry about that. Good luck.


Godwin June 6, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Hi, I am working as a project manager in a leading MNC. I can help you in getting job in IT industry. Please forward your resume to I will call you and guide you.


archana July 3, 2012 at 5:02 pm

pls provide corect email id


pranav.t June 12, 2012 at 7:59 pm

It is really a nice article and very morale boosting ..
I am fresher BE electrical engineering Mumbai university, already have done the steps given ..and still waiting for the opportunity ..
I just want to know is it better to approach firms directly with a hard copy of resume instead of online approach ..because the small scale industries dont even bother to update their website?
Anybody can help me out ?or anybody having same experience? awaiting for rply.


archana July 3, 2012 at 4:59 pm

straigth walk in is best in several circumstances


archana July 3, 2012 at 4:58 pm

i lost my ct and pwd of tcs.. im a student.. pls provide a solution for me


archana July 3, 2012 at 4:58 pm

hw can i reback it


Prad September 8, 2012 at 2:08 pm

U might have the login details in ur email id..check it


Nishant Sharma August 23, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Hello, i have done oracle 10g and right now preparing for OCE. I never gave any interview. And, i am very nervous. I just don’t know how to prepare and how to behave there. I have a good knowledge of sql and working on pl sql and admin 1&2.


Pratap Khushwah August 25, 2012 at 5:34 pm

I have completed B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering in 2012 from M.D.U,Rohtak and i am a fresher and looking for a job in automobile industry someone help me…..


anil kumar September 16, 2012 at 6:04 pm

I have completed from D.U but not regular and now i am doing a job in Shoppers stop as a Cash officer but i am not happy with that job so i am looking for a job in A/C


arati September 28, 2012 at 8:35 pm

I am currently a B.E student learning E&C discipline.Can i apply for the jobs externally in B.E itself for the reputed companies?


Manshu September 29, 2012 at 5:15 am

It will be harder, but yeah you can apply.


samip October 1, 2012 at 4:22 pm

i passed btech from nit kurukshetra with backlogs losing one more year.missed the golden opportunity of campus there chance for someone like me


rakesh ranjan October 15, 2012 at 12:34 am

mba(finance) i am looking for thejob please help me.


purna chandra parida October 17, 2012 at 5:22 pm

I have passed PG but I was working in a consultancy office in Delhi for the last 11 years in various incentive scheme like DEPB, DFIA, FPS, FMS, advance licence , EPCG licence from the Office of Jt, DGFT
I also have experience in store incharge in building construction work
with computer knoledge


Rajender Kumar October 20, 2012 at 8:06 pm

i am graduate and have done hardware and networking diploma…can anyone help me plsssssssss


ogbonna ifeoma November 18, 2012 at 8:30 pm

i am a BSC holder in economic looking for a job


SURESH KUMAR February 28, 2013 at 2:07 pm

i am completed my BE in electronics and communication branch. i looking for good job please help me…


RAJENDRA February 28, 2013 at 2:13 pm

i am rajendra i am completed my BE in ECE branch…
please help me to get a good job.


gershom May 3, 2013 at 11:34 am

i’ve tried all this since 1 year still no job, why dont someone give reference for a job


meenakshi May 6, 2013 at 2:54 pm

sir i have done my mba in finance and mkting and also completed my CFP,but still i am not gettimng appropriate job of my me plz


atul May 30, 2013 at 4:44 pm

today,no company recruits fresher . only campus and reference is done everywhere!!!! without refrence no job!!! this is india !!!!


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