How can a student find a job in Ukraine? Useful tips from Vira Savchenko, CEO of BDO in Ukraine
In today’s world, it is often difficult for students in Ukraine to find a job. It is especially difficult for those who are just starting their career path and do not have significant practical experience. Given these circumstances, developing a clear plan and strategy to successfully find a job and acquire professional skills is crucial.
First of all, as the labor market is constantly changing, you need to use advanced approaches and tools to achieve your goals. Vira Savchenko, CEO of BDO in Ukraine, offers several useful tips that will help students not only find a job, but also figure out where they fit in the professional world.
- Choosing a first job: First of all, students should focus more on looking for a job that offers them practical experience. This could be internships or even volunteer positions in a field related to their professional interests. The key is that this job can help you develop relevant skills and ensure your professional development.
- Additional qualifications and certificates: Considering the situation in Ukrainian universities, where due to various circumstances (pandemic, martial law) the quality of education can be heterogeneous, students should consider additional self-education. These can be online courses on international platforms such as Coursera,EdX, or specialized platforms such as Prometheus. A variety of resources offers free or discounted courses that can be a great addition to your university’s general education.
- Professional LinkedIn Profile: The importance of having a LinkedIn profile cannot be overstated. It is not only a platform for job search, but also a place for networking, sharing ideas and being noticed by the potential employers. Create a professional profile that clearly outlines your skills, experience, education and certifications. Actively use LinkedIn to build professional connections.
- Mastering Artificial Intelligence: The world is changing rapidly and knowledge of artificial intelligence is becoming increasingly important. Many jobs today already require basic AI skills. Use available resources, such as courses on GPT and other AI tools, to improve your chances at the job market.
- Practical uses of AI: Artificial intelligence can be used not only for professional growth but also for productivity. For example, students can use AI to draft reports, prepare presentations, or analyze large amounts of information.
- Basic Skills and Knowledge: Last but not least, don’t forget the basic skills. Proficiency in English, knowledge of Excel and other Microsoft Office programs are critical for most professions.
- Career planning and further education: Don’t stop at what you have achieved in education. Constantly think about your career and plan to get higher qualifications. This can be, for example, obtaining professional certificates that are recognized at the international level.
Being successful in a job search is not only about possessing the necessary skills, but also about the ability to sell yourself properly and use all available resources for self-development. We wish all the students success in their job search and invite them to an internship at our company BDO in Ukraine, where we offer both practical experience and active training and support young professionals in their professional development.
Contact us at [email protected] and we will support you in revealing your talent and building a future full of new opportunities and achievements.
The material has been prepared at the request of ACCA