Saran Higher College of Humanities and Technology named after Abai Kunanbayev

Career and employment

    Everyone is faced with job search, starting from young teenagers without experience who want to earn extra money for pocket expenses, and ending with people with more experience who, for one reason or another, left their previous job. This topic will always be relevant!
    Job search as a driver, programmer, accountant, shift worker, young specialist. Looking for a job for an applicant is often accompanied by stress, wasted nerves and, often, disappointment. Undoubtedly, after a dozen interviews and subsequent refusals from the employer in the style of "We will definitely call you back" or "Sorry, but you are not suitable for us", a person simply gives up and becomes depressed.    

How to find a job

Point 1. Resume

    On the question of how to look for a job, first of all you need to make a resume correctly. It is necessary to approach the preparation of a resume with great responsibility, because this will be your face in the eyes of the employer, and this is the first thing he will receive from you. The resume should be short and concise. Many people get either the opposite – it is very stretched with a lot of unnecessary information, or very small in content.        
     Take the time to analyze other people's resumes in your field, since the Internet is full of them, think about what you could describe original, which your job search competitors do not have. Be sure to specify the desired salary amount – this will be the estimate that you set for yourself in the eyes of the employer. An interesting and well-written resume will set you apart from the mass of applicants, and the employer will definitely pay attention to you. Even an obvious spelling mistake can lower your rating.

Point 2. Resources and time to search

    There are several job search directions for college graduates. One of them is the college employment council. The college has information about the need for personnel in certain organizations where interesting options are found. The college administration provides employment assistance, organizes training seminars, employment lessons in order to inform students and graduates about the situation on the labor market and employment mechanisms. Practically, in all regions there are government agencies dealing with the employment of the population (Employment Department, Care Center, etc.) that organize meetings and round tables with employers. Taking part in the round table, you can ask a couple of questions during the break. If you don't know where to start, ask about the founders of the company and its product range. The more time you spend around people who are already working, the better you will understand what else you can improve in your behavior. In addition, at such meetings, students are invited to fill out questionnaires, resumes, and job applications from participating companies.

    A number of newspapers and magazines regularly publish vacancies, including for young professionals and students. Many newspapers have a section dedicated to building a career. It clarifies the intricacies of working in various companies. Sometimes it is useful to find out who is who in the market and choose the company you want to work for.

    You can not only find vacancies on the sites, but also leave your resume, having the opportunity to find a job not only in your region. You can also find descriptions of job descriptions of a particular specialist.
    The websites of the employer companies contain the latest lists of vacancies and internship application forms. You can also send your resume and cover letter by e-mail (why you want to work in this particular company in this position).
    Relatives, acquaintances and classmates. Having determined for yourself what kind of job you are looking for, explain it to everyone around you. The more people who help you, the better. Periodically ask about vacancies from friends and classmates.
    State employment centers. Here you can use the information bank of vacancies. Get an individual consultation, take a professional test. State employment centers provide services free of charge.
    Recruitment agencies. Most recruitment agencies are interested in recruiting middle and senior level specialists. At the same time, with over a year of work experience and completed higher education, you become attractive to other recruitment agencies.
    It should be remembered that there are two main types of recruitment agencies:
Recruitment agencies (recruitment agencies). They carry out orders for the search and selection of personnel paid by the client and the employer companies. Such an agency does not undertake obligations for the employment of applicants.
    Employment agencies. In one form or another, they charge applicants who have applied to the agency for employment assistance. And employer companies are offered free recruitment services.

Point 3. Interviews

    If you are often invited for an interview, this is a good step towards success! This means that you were able to interest the employer and, most likely, you have a good resume. When communicating with company employees, whether they are HR managers, department heads or managers themselves, do not show uncertainty and fear. Believe me, the employer has already conducted many interviews, knows the psychology of people and will definitely feel unjustified fear and insecurity.

    Be tactful, speak correctly, and use professional terms. You should also understand that your personal qualities or skills that are not relevant to your work are not so important to the employer, even if you are asked about it. Most likely, the director of the company will not be interested in the fact that you helped your grandmother cross the road yesterday, or along with accounting skills, you know how to sell goods well. It will look like this in the eyes of the employer: if you are such a good salesman, then work as a sales manager – why did you come to us for the position of accountant?

What should I say? 


1. Introduce yourself and tell us about yourself.
2. Tell us about your achievements and participation in conferences (Olympiads), etc. Be sure to emphasize the effectiveness, but only if you have taken a worthy place. If not, tell me what benefit this event has brought to you personally.
3. Tell us more about your internship and work experience. What duties have you performed and what have you learned? You can add personal competencies to your story.
4. Tell us about the social work at the university and what benefits it brings you.
5. Tell us about your additional education and what qualifications you were awarded upon graduation, or what certificate you received.
6. Tell us about your skills in foreign languages and computer programs. You can supplement your story with professional competencies.
7. Briefly list your hobbies and interests to show that you are a versatile person and devote time to your interests.
8. In the story about plans to continue education, specify for what purpose you plan to continue it, perhaps indicate a connection with an already acquired specialty or with a future job (activity).
9. In the story about future employment plans, you can express wishes for future work, as well as tell what contribution you could make to the development of the enterprise I would like to contribute by proving myself as a highly qualified specialist in my professional field.
10. Finish your speech with a bright motto that would characterize your life principle.

What is better not to say !


  1. I do not know... this answer is definitely not in your favor. Even if you really don't know something, try to look for possible options, think about it, try to find a way out of the situation. Reformulate the question, starting with the phrase "Did I understand correctly that ..." — and at this time reflect on the answer. 

  2. It's on my resume. At the interview, the employer wants to see how you talk and have a discussion. Therefore, such an answer is unlikely to make it clear what kind of person you are.

  3. I have no questions. This usually means that a person is not very interested in what is happening, since he does not have any questions. 

  4. Tell me what your company does, otherwise I didn't have time to Google Here. The applicant himself admits that he did not prepare for the interview at all and is hardly interested in the vacancy.

  5. I hate my current job!  Showing negativity towards your previous job will show that you can also hate the new one. Employers are wary of job seekers who scold their former bosses during interviews. 

  6. When will I have a vacation? And the salary increase? It is unprofessional to immediately demand a vacation or a salary increase, given that you have not even been hired yet and have not passed the probation period. If you are really very interested in this aspect, you can ask more gently, for example: how do your employees form a vacation? is the salary indexed? 

  7. I don't care what I do, as long as the salary is not lower than the previous one An employer most likely needs a person who is aware of their skills, abilities and desires. Such a phrase betrays an incompetent employee who cannot clearly say what he knows how to do.

  8. I really need this job! Such phrases seem to border on despair. There is no need to talk about any professional qualities and requirements in such a situation.

Remember: to get a job offer, you need to be friendly, self-confident, look neat, and have a balanced and integral assessment of your own qualities at an interview. Employers value high motivation and those applicants who can demonstrate it.