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10 Benefits Of Choosing A Career Accelerator

10 Benefits Of Choosing A Career Accelerator

The distance between your potential and the professional world can be covered by a career accelerator. As skilled and confident as you may be about your ability to get a job, choosing to get some help in your job quest is something that can greatly benefit you. 

HiCounselor is the preferred career accelerator for tech grads. So we know what we bring to the table and how it can assist our clients professionally. We’ve listed some reasons why you might benefit from choosing a career accelerator. If you need help with your career path or job search, contact us to find out how we can help. 

1. More Job Opportunities

Students have some ideas of the fields open to them after their education. However, not all of them are aware of the wide range of job options. Career accelerator firms can help students understand the larger scope and the kinds of jobs available. This gives each student a greater set of options they can explore.

2. Helpful Preparation

When you work with a career accelerator, you are given guidance on what to expect during the interview stages and once you have a job. At HiCounselor, you’re even given interview preparation so you can put your best foot forward right from the start. All this prep work makes you aware of all the steps you need to take to get to your goals. 

3. Smoother Transition

Students go through project work and mock interviews at college, which are great but aren’t a substitute for real-world experience. You’re still within the confines of an educational system, which is a safer zone. A career accelerator preps you for the corporate world by providing more relevant training and mentoring. This makes starting your new job an easier process.  

4. Larger Network

Even if you’re an extreme extrovert with a long list of contacts, it will not compare to the number and kind of contacts that a career accelerator firm will have. It’s part of their job to hunt for jobs so there’s a large network of professionals that they’re connected to. They also build contacts with companies directly, which is hard for individuals to do. 

5. Resume Builders

The corporate world is a competitive market and if your resume is outdated, you won’t be able to get a foot in the door. Career accelerators help you optimize your resume so it gets through the automated sorting process as well as impresses the human in whose hands it ends up. Without this optimization, your resume might never get past the bot. 

6. Job Fairs

Career accelerators like HiCounselor hold virtual job fairs for students where you get to interact with well-known companies who are looking to fill vacancies. You get a brief introduction, get to ask any questions, and even get help with the application and recruitment processes. These are very helpful for students looking to get jobs as soon as possible.

7. Job Changes

You have probably heard that those who switch jobs earn more because you get a higher pay with every switch. Sometimes, of course, you have to leave a job for other reasons, like relocation, boredom, office politics, etc. Not only can a career accelerator help you find your first job, they can also help you switch jobs whenever you need the change. 

8. Career Change

There are times when a new calling beckons and you find yourself wanting to switch your entire field. Even if you’ve worked for years in your field, you might not have any contacts in the new career path you’ve chosen. Once again, a career accelerator will have the necessary contacts and will be able to prepare you for the new role you hope to take on. 

9. Greater Reliability

Since career accelerators guide and prep their clients for jobs, many companies prefer to hire candidates that come through such a firm. These candidates are usually easier to mentor and more efficient from the get-go. So, working with a career accelerator might increase your odds of getting hired as well as help you impress your teammates and boss.

10. Fast Track to Success

Ultimately, you can get a job without the help of a career accelerator if you have the necessary qualifications. However, it’s likely to be a slower and more laborious process. Many job vacancies are filled through contacts while others have set criteria that are hard for a company outsider to figure out. That doesn’t mean it won’t happen, but you’ll have a longer wait time.

There are other reasons why a career accelerator might be just what you need to move your career forward. If you’d like to know more, get in touch with HiCounselor and talk to one of our experts. One of the biggest perks of hiring us is that we only take payment once you have a job! You can read our reviews to know what previous clients have to say about us. 

HiCounselor has forged technical advances to transform the hiring landscape for job seekers and recruiters alike. Our career accelerator program provides job seekers with coaching and mentorship from industry leaders employed at FAANG companies while recruiters ally with HiCounselor to empower their hiring strategy and hone in on the best candidates. Learn more about HiCounselor here and reach out to us on LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.