Being a college student is tough for some people and easy going for others. The first criterion for a student is getting a good college for graduation. Getting into a prestigious college might be hard but continuing the course for several years is way harder. It had been researched that a huge number of students fail to complete their graduation as compared to students who actually survive their graduation tenure. A lot of reasons lead to these situations, may be due to bad financial condition, or lack of focus, or because of some health issues. According to most people these college dropouts may be considered as failures and that they won’t have a bright future. But now the scenario has changed and it’s no longer like that.
In the olden times, most businessmen wanted the applicants to be bonafide college graduates. But nowadays, due to growing unemployment in many countries, the landscape of Commerce has changed and now the dropout students are also given chances to excel.
There are many famous personalities who being college dropouts are still the most popular personalities. One of these leading lights who didn’t require a college degree to succeed include, the Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Bill gates of Microsoft, and Steve Jobs the founder of Apple Inc. Despite lacking their territory education, these Business tycoons managed to work hard against all odds and emerged to become one of the great personalities in the modern society.
So here you will get to know what exactly you should do when sitting in for a Job Interview also when you are a college dropout.
There can be a lot of reasons for dropping out. But whatever it is one should be upfront about whatever the reason was. Although not many of the recruiters would ask about the reasons for dropouts, rather they will be interested in judging your abilities and skills. Here is how you can smoothly get through an interview:-
State if any financial reasons:
A lot people cannot afford the expense of college education and there should be no shame in accepting it. Being honest would show your integrity and this is how you will send a good vibe to interviewers.
Give reference about family problems or commitments:
You can definitely share your problems due to which you ended your education. It might be some commitment to family or because of the illness of your loved one. You can very honestly explain the interviewer about your responsibilities towards your family.
Highlight your skills and past experiences:
If you think you are low on credentials you can shift their focus on your skills. You can also get your focus on experiences in other companies if any. Also make sure to highlight your capabilities in your Performa.
Do not avoid questions:
You might make recruiters suspicious about your capabilities to pursue a career, if you avoid there questions. Therefore listen to their questions calmly and answer them without getting anxious.
Do your homework:
One should be prepared for all the questions the interviewers might put in. you can also take advices from your friends and family who have faced such situations and questions before.
You need to remember one thing before going for an interview that if you do not get selected because you do not hold a degree. Then you need not worry because several opportunities would come your way and you will soon find a suitable job for yourself. You just need to stay calm and work on your skills and abilities.