What are my options when I do not get a job after graduation?

Dear All,

Often, I receive questions from users asking me for suggestion and solution when they do not get a job even after completing their studies. While everyone aim to get a good job right after completing their studies, most of them will find it difficult to find a job. The reason could vary from one to many. I have compiled few important aspects and tips that will help those who are facing this dilemma. Let me explain "What to do if you do not get job after completing your studies?"

Every student aspires to get a job as soon as they graduate from college. You spend four years in high school, and another four to five years in college and get a degree, which qualify you to work in a job you have always dreamed about.

The truth is, landing your dream job is not as easy as it seems. You may have a college degree but that alone will not fully guarantee you an employment. Thousands of fresh graduates are out looking for a job, and competition can be tough. 

The reality is that not only will you be competing with your classmates and other fresh graduates, but you will also come head to head with laid off workers and other unemployed people out there. If you are worried about not getting a job after you have completed your studies, let me give you few tips that will help you cope and perhaps even get you employed.

Coping Tips

In spite of a seemingly bleak future that awaits you, there are few good options that you can explore to deal with being unemployed.

  • Look for unpaid internships. Although you will not get any income from such internships, they will nevertheless help you hone your skills and give you the experience you need to become a more valuable candidate for job openings in your field of expertise.
  • Start your own business. A lot of job seekers have become entrepreneurs and business owners, and some have even become quite successful. Opening up a business requires a capital and a solid business plan so before take this route make sure you meet both the requirements.
  • Change your career direction. Perhaps the job market for your specific major is already quite saturated; in this case, it would be wiser to seek alternative options where you will stand a better chance of getting a job.

Tips to Help You Get a Job

Finding employment can be easy for some, however for most job seekers, it turns out as a difficult task. If you have spent months applying from one company to another unsuccessfully, here are some tips:

  • Stay positive. Being unemployed months after your graduation can dampen anyone’s spirit but you must strive to stay positive. Do not lose hope and do not give up.
  • Improve your skills. You are more likely to land a job if you possess important job skills. Make sure your qualifications, skills, talents, and achievements are properly highlighted in your resume.
  • Assess yourself. Ask yourself, “What could be the reason why I’m still unable to get a job until now?”
        Is it because I lack confidence?
        Is it because I do not possess good interpersonal skills?
        Find out the answers and endeavor to correct them.
  • Consider relocating. The economic downturn has certainly caused a lot of companies to seize hiring and even retrench their employees. If this is the reason why you are having a hard time getting a job, consider the possibility of moving to another city, state, or even country where there is still a sufficient demand for job seekers with your qualification, skills, and background.

Hopefully, the tips I have provided above will help you to get a job soon. I wish you the best of luck!. Feel free to contact me if you have any career related questions.

I have added few of the unedited user questions seeking solution to a situation where they could not find a job even after completing their studies.  

If you have any question related to your career and you either have no answer or finding it difficult to make the right decision then please free to get in touch with me.


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  • Oct 4th, 2011

Hi Chandra, My name is Anil Chandel I am working in BPO sector. I have completed my MBA From sikkim manipal university9(correspondence) with finance specialization in may 2011. But I want to move my finance field so what should I do. Now a days I m searching job in finance. Please tell me what should I do plz suggest me.


  • Oct 4th, 2011

Hi, I have completed B.E. in 2010 n still searching good job. need some suggestion how to step up n up to what extend eLitmus or AMCAT can help in seeking job?


  • Oct 4th, 2011

Hello mam I am Bunty I have completed b.tech in electrical with 66% but still now I am jobless please help me


  • Oct 4th, 2011

I am 2011 pass out I completed my coaching in testing but I am unable to find any job


  • Oct 4th, 2011

Just completed MCA not getting a job what i do to get a job


  • Oct 4th, 2011

I am B.E.(Computer Science & Emgg.) pass out .My B.E. % is Less then 55 % . I am not Getting interview calls from company I am not interested for P.G. ,What to do to get job in software? plz help me!


  • Oct 4th, 2011

I have completed MCA in 2010 .but I can not find job so pls tell me how to get the job easily.... I am very nerves ... I gave 20 interview but I am not success

Vamsi Krishna

  • Oct 4th, 2011

Hi Chandra, I done with my Btech(2010) in computer science.I have learn't IBM Websphere MQ and IBM Connect Direct. Being fresher i am not finding jobs on above skills. So can u advice me on what to do further.Hope to hear from you at the earliest.
Thanks & Regards,
Vamsi Krishna


  • Oct 4th, 2011

I m an engineering student of final year of Information Technology branch i want to know that what should I do to get jobs as soon as possible as I complete my engg how can I approach the software companies please help me


  • Oct 4th, 2011

My name is siva and i am a BE CSE 2010 passout .I have also done dotnet course and not getting any nice job in IT field.can u just tell what to do mam.It will be more useful


  • Jul 18th, 2012

I got the Job But i m not satisfied with my Job because of Low salary package 10000 Rs. /Month & 2 years Bond aggrement .No saving from the Earning.
I am feeling uncomfortable here,What should i do?????? either continue or Leave it out
Please suggest me


  • Oct 26th, 2013

i completed MCA in 2012 with 7.75points. Now i am an unemployee. It is so difficult to digest. what can i do?


  • Nov 1st, 2013

i completed B.Tech EEE with 67.01% in 2011 still i was not got any job what can i do isthere any electrical certificatyion courses
please suggest me


  • Mar 3rd, 2014

hi sir, i completed MCA 2010 i have work experience 2.5 years in microfocus cobol. due to some disturbances i left that job. after that i tried for government sector for 6 months. i realized now its waste of time. and also the working experience is not supporting to my career now what will i do? is there any options for my better career? please suggest me


  • Jun 7th, 2014

hello iam BCA with76.01% marks from MU in 2008 after that ihave 6year gap now this time i want to join job .is this possible can i get a good job .please reply me the best what should i do its urgent to get a job


  • Jun 11th, 2014

Hello Mam,I am a B.tech(2012) passout in Information Technology.I have tried everything to get a good job.As I didnt get job in my field, I tried several different fields but not satisfied for even one.Now I loose all my confidence.Its been two years I completed my graduation but still moving here and there.seems no way out.What should I do to get a good proper job.


  • Jul 28th, 2014

Hi, I am BE(CSE) graduate in computer science and I passed out in 2013. Currently I am working as a technical support engineer in an IT company. I am planning to change to development field by doing java course. Many people say it is too late to aply now as I am 2013 batch. So, please let me know if it is still possible to change my career stream. Thank you.


  • Aug 11th, 2014

my boss gave me below average rating with pip what should i do, is there any other career i can work apart from test ?

ravi patidar

  • Aug 16th, 2014

i have done my B.E. in 2012 in electronics & communication & i didnt find job which is match my profile so what i do for find profile related job


  • Sep 1st, 2014

My name is sravya and i am a BE CSE 2013 passout .I have also done oracle course and not getting any nice job in IT field.can u just tell what to do mam.It will be more useful for me.


  • Mar 5th, 2015

Don loose ur hopes. try to improve ur skills and put fake experience and try. be confident.All is well


  • Mar 7th, 2015

I am doing btech it 3rd year.i do know what to study for getting jobs.will u please guide what course i want to do?


  • Mar 24th, 2015

Hi Sir,
Myself sivaraju "What are my options when I do not get a job after graduation?"

I fully read yours Answer for above question. Its really good and gave some confident sir.

Now I have one question, sir? Actually, Im done my UG 2012 B. tech (ECE) having 6.9 percentages and having 1 year 10 months Working as junior system and networking administrator in an Application development company.

Now I plan to Change my domain to developing filed and plan do with developing cures in the Bangalore CMC academy (dot net course).

After completing the course is there any problem to get job in developing field because

my colleague or advice its not possible to Change domain and try to understand continue your career in this same field like that....!!!

Im facing lot of problems in my career can you please give me any suggestion and guidance for me and Im very thankful for you whether send any acknowledgement For this mail.


  • May 7th, 2015

Hello mam,iam just completed civil engg.suggest me a course to get a job in software field


  • Jun 17th, 2015

i have done my B.Tech. in 2011 in electronics & communication & i didnt find job which is match my profile so what i do for find profile related job, already 4years left i didnot take any correct decisions please help.


  • Jul 1st, 2015

Mam I have completed BE in EEE 2013 passout. After that I complete Java (Oracle certification), SQL but I did not get right job for me. Now I am doing manual testing, QTP in one institute. Please tell me I am going in correct way? Still I have no experience


  • Jul 31st, 2015

Hello Sir/Mam.... I completed B.Tech (ECE) in Hyderabad 2014 but now I am planning to do my M.Sc in counselling Chennai Please suggest me the right path to get into M.Sc counselling ...


  • Aug 8th, 2015

Sir I need your help. I am doing B.Com correspondence from Mumbai University. I know that by doing only B.Com I will not get a job. so I want to do a computer course. so please suggest me a good course and a good institute from which i will get a good job. I want to work in a MNC so please suggest me a good course.

sourabh soni

  • Aug 23rd, 2015

Hello friend I am Sourabh Soni. I have done engineering in electronics and communication in 2010 pass out with 59 % and then after I have been working in call center for 6 months and after that I searched job but I didn't get it. so I have decided to join come course then I did cDAC from Mumbai Kharger 1 years diploma course in 2014 but after completed diploma I did not get job again in both field. Having more gap in education till now I don't have any job. I don't know what would I do. I am very frustrated. Right know I am also searching job and recently I have joined again call center. Please help me give me some good suggestion.


  • Sep 3rd, 2015

I completed my B.Tech in CSE with 67%. I am 2013 passout. Now am searching for a testing job. Please help me is there any other paths to get job?


  • Sep 6th, 2015

We (my brother and me) are honest and able to hone our skill to best if we get the chance but from extremely poor family. My brother has completed B.Tech(IT) from U.P technical university Lucknow in 2011 with 60% marks only. We had only mean resources and hardly manage his fee selling our un-movebles at our village; thus could not provide him enough resource. Thus he could not secure a job. He is under extreme stress but he does not reveal it to us. Can he get a job? Please help.


  • Sep 15th, 2015

Mam I have completed my B.E MECHATRONICS Engineering in 2015 and came out with the percentage of 85. Now I searching for job but I am in a complete dilemma.. being a Mechatronics graduate what are all the sectors can I search for? How should I get a job?


  • Sep 28th, 2015

My PG is going to complete (I am pursuing M.Tech) its around completion of 4th Semester still I am job less what should I do get job in IT companies. My Aggregate is 7.9 but still I do not have any job on which lang. I should prepare my self to get job in IT industries?


  • Oct 15th, 2015

I completed my B.Tech., 6 years back. I did not get any job after my graduation..If I look for a job now, in which field can I get the job, as I am not a fresher I know I will not get the job in software so in which field do I have the chances of getting a job.

shital zurule

  • Nov 8th, 2015

I completed my graduation in Electronics stream (2015, 60.84%) as well as diploma in Electronics and Telecommunication still I am jobless please sir suggest me.

Vasanth Kumar.B.C

  • Nov 17th, 2015

I completed me B.E in ECE and now I don't know what to do and I m not all interested in Software field, I am literally confused and my mind is not constant sometime I feel this is good and after sometime I feel this is not. Please help me out I badly need some advice.


  • Nov 23rd, 2015

I had completed my B.Tech this Year. I am not get any idea how to get a job and which course is better to take like Java, C? Please can you suggest me which course having more importance?


  • Nov 24th, 2015

I am pursuing B.Tech 4th year... I am writing my 4-1 exams now. I have a doubt that I may fail in one subject. I have placements in 4-2. If I get a backlog in 4-1 I l not be eligible to attend the placements. I am tensed whether I will get a job or not.


  • Nov 25th, 2015

Hi Chandra, I gone through your coping tips.It was good and inspiring to the job seekers. Mine is also the same condition. I earned my BE graduation in 2013 ECE branch but I am still struggling to get a job. I have done CCNA course and currently studying A+ and N+ course. But I have lost my hope and I am feeling that I may not get hired. Please give some tips.


  • Dec 17th, 2015

Mam, I completed my Post Graduation in 2011 in Computer Science Engineering. I worked as a lecturer for 1 and a 1/2 years. Now I want to work in IT field. Will I get a job. Could you please tell me mam.


  • Dec 23rd, 2015

I completed my post graduation in MBA finance in 2013 and now I am looking for job opportunities, Will I get job?


  • Jan 12th, 2016

I completed BE civil Engineer In 2013 but still I m not getting a job in civil Engineer field, so please tell me is civil Engineer job will get me and which position is good for female in civil engineer job?


  • Jan 15th, 2016

Really I don't know what to do for good job? I have completed my graduation in BBS 2009.


  • Feb 4th, 2016

I did MBA finance and last four years I am working in BPO environment. If I learn JAVA shall I get job in IT sector. Please advice and what action I have to take if I want to get job through learning Java.


  • Feb 10th, 2016

I did my BTech past 10 months back in the stream of Mechanical Engineering. I worked as a CAD designer for 3 months. Now I want to change my career to software field for that I am learning some programming languages. So now can I get job quickly in software field in spite of my passed out year i.e; 2015?


  • Feb 15th, 2016

I am ECE 2013 past out till I have 15 arrears? Can I get job?

Aarush agarwal

  • Mar 24th, 2016

I have done my B.Tech in Computer Science from 2015 batch (70.6%). But still I did not get any technical job. And I have vary less % in 10th class (only 50%). So I am not eligible for many companies. Please can you suggest me which course having more importance?


  • Apr 8th, 2016

I am Priyanka pursuing final year, and having 7.6 CGPA upto my 7th semester. I need your guidance for my career. I wish to know what are all the other jobs I can get easily? Other than engineering jobs like IT jobs... other than my electronics jobs. I wish to work differently despite my degree. So, kindly reply me for my question. As, I my economic background is too week, I am in a need to go for a job as soon as completing my degree and I am going to complete my degree within 18 days. Kindly guide me.
Thank you.


  • Jun 3rd, 2016

Hello Chandra,

I have completed my EEE graduation in 2011 and just after that got married, as settled in Singapore but couldn't get job in the field till now.

Please suggest me after 5yr if I wanted to start all over again is it possible and if yes please guide me.

Thank you


  • Jun 23rd, 2016

I have done my B.tech (ECE) in 2012 with 69.96% and after that I have got married and now I want to do job but I have no experiance. Is there any chance to get a job after 4 yr of my graduation please guide me I really need expert help. Thank you


  • Jun 24th, 2016

I completed diploma (69.86%) and B.Tech (63%) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and I have a NCC "A","B","C" certificates. In "C" certificate B grade and I have NSS volunteer certificates with state leval certificates also. Any possibility to get a job?

Vinoth Kumar K

  • Jul 7th, 2016

My name is Vinoth Kumar I am working in BPO sector. I have completed my B.Com and I am doing ICAI From with finance and cost specialization in. But I want to move my finance field so what should I do. Now a days I m searching job in finance. Please tell me what should I do plz suggest me.


  • Jul 12th, 2016

I want to get a job? How to get and how to improve my knowledge, Please tell?


  • Jul 14th, 2016

I have completed my B.Tech in electrical engineering in 2015 with 7.96 DGPA but still I am jobless everytime I failed to get a job please I suggest me what I wll do


  • Jul 15th, 2016

I am a BE Mechanical engineer, completed in 2016, I am in search of job, But I feel really difficult in finding a job in my core, and I dont have any kinda reference, people nowadays getting job only by reference, can you please suggest me some tips for getting a job. thank you in advance

rachi gautam

  • Aug 22nd, 2016

I have done BE (EC) in 2013 after that 1.5 yr I worked in consultancy since I am jobless so is it worth to do MS from USA or I should do something else in India?


  • Aug 24th, 2016

Hi, I am Btech Ece(2012) graduate and working in IT BPO sector from last 4 years.
Please suggest me what else I can do(Like Certification, Course).


  • Sep 16th, 2016

Hai. I am Bhuvana I Completed Diploma in Computer Science in 2016 Pass out I am Searching a job can you please suggest me what will i do...


  • Oct 12th, 2016

Hello Mam, I am a B.tech(2015) passed out in Computer science and Engineering. I have tried everything to get a good job. I got job in some companies but they are asking money, bond (after completion of bond period they return back money for me), first 6 months training the period in that they pay any salary, because of these issues I did not go. As I did not get job in my field, I tried several different fields but not satisfied for even one. Now I loose all my confidence. Its been one year I completed my graduation but still moving here and there. seems no way out. What should I do to get a good proper job. I done java course.


  • Oct 21st, 2016

I have completed B.Tech in 2014. But I cannot find job so please tell me how to get the job easily. I am very nervous. I gave 20 interview but I am not success


  • Nov 7th, 2016

Sir/ Madam,

I completed B.E in CS (2013 Passed Out), still m not getting Software engineer job, I have 2 years experience as a system admin, kindly help me to get job in Infosys, kindly inform me is their any training for S/W engineer.


  • Nov 7th, 2016

Hello sir/madam .. am Avinash and my qualification is graduation B.Com computers which I have completed in 2009 and later I kept business and now at present am not satisfied with that due to loss in business now I have to work to live in this competitive world. Sir my question is Am I still eligible to do the job? Do I still have a chance to use my graduation to get a job in any companies.. please help me and guide me what course should I do now?

Bhavya Sharma

  • Dec 1st, 2016

I think everyone is frustrated regarding job, but you have to make peace with the past. India is a big country with a large amount of young people so there are lots of competition going on. There are so many careers with which you can select one according to your knowledge or interest. I just want to say I was also one of them who has struggled a lot find jobs but if you will keep trying one day you will get selected. Some time you have knowledge of a particular subject, but your totally grades are poor. In that case only one thing will help you that is tech knowledge about your subject. There are so many jobs out there but these employers want their employees to be expert in every step. I have also struggled and finally I got job in PHP.


  • Jan 23rd, 2017

Hi Chandra, I passed my engineering in 2015, still I didn't got any job, I have been trying in Private and Public Sector but I have not received success, could you please help me with this, I don't want to pursue MBA, other than this could you please suggest me something because now I am hopeless.


  • Feb 21st, 2017

I am a 2013 passout, got a job in 2016 through reference but fired after 4 months, now learning Java and not able to secure a job.
Pressures are building,please let me know some different fields in Information Technology where I can get a job.

J Karthik

  • Feb 21st, 2017

I have completed my B.Tech in 2014 in CSE and stared preparation for Govt jobs till now but I have failed to get a job in Govt sector and I am planning to stop preparation for that and need to go on software side so any of you can say what will be the best course to be learned now so that it will be helpfull to buld my career Please give your valuable sugestions


  • Jun 13th, 2017

Hi Chandra, Please Suggest me . I have done My two Bachelar degree, BSc(Chemitsry) and BE (Computer) , I have 3.7 yrs of exp in java Development projects. But I dont feel I am good in java, I got frustrated while seeing the Companys Heavy Projects. Oftenly I frighten when they will trough me out. So Should i change my Skillset or should i prepare for Gvt Exam. But my Age is now 30+ yrs . Please suggest me.

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