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How to land a job after Bcom?

by Team Goseeko

BCom (Bachelor of Commerce) is one of the popular undergraduate degree courses in the Commerce field. Students pursue BCom for the duration of 3 years wherein they are taught core subjects related to commerce and finance. In this article, we will discuss the ways how you can get a job after your BCom degree.

We have a separate blog which talks in detail about the BCom course, its eligibility criteria, and subjects taught during the course – blog link

Essential Job Skills

Following are the essential job skills that every BCom graduate must have:

1. Communication skills

Every BCom graduate will have to communicate with many people verbally, through emails or via phone. There may be many-a-times where you have to communicate with non-technical people, so you need to make sure you use jargon-free language with them. Good communication skills are essential for you and others to understand the information correctly and quickly. Often, poor communication skills lead to misunderstandings.

Interviewers observe the first thing in you is how well you communicate. Make sure you sound confident enough about yourself in an interview.

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2. Problem-solving skills

Organizations will hire problem solvers who can provide practical, economical and effective solutions. Also, the candidates must be expert while dealing with numbers. This is a field of commerce, finance, economics and banking, and it requires proper data management. Thus students must be able to understand and work with numerical data, graphical information and draw out conclusions from it.

3. Leadership skills

As a BCom graduate, students must possess excellent team management and leadership skills. Organizations want to hire great team players which, in future, can turn into great team leaders. Patience and Confidence are also two important qualities that a leader should have.

Good leaders are able to lead their team to meet the goal requirements within the allotted time frame. They effectively handle different personalities within the team and get everyone to work together and complete the task mentioned. Students can learn to develop leadership skills right from their college years. During the college project, they learn to work in a team, lead a team, develop soft skills and learn to take responsibilities on their project work. Such an experience will always be beneficial in finding a job in their later careers.

4. Basic IT skills

Along with commerce and finance knowledge, students should develop some basic IT skills. Today, the records and data are not handwritten. Every piece of information is written using various software, especially accounting software such as Tally, Quickbooks, SAP, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, etc. So, having basic knowledge about them will be quite handy.

basic IT skills

How to land a job after BCom?

Below are the 4 best things to do to land a job after BCom graduation:

1. Focused Job Search

During the final years of the degree, students should begin developing a professional-looking resume with all the important details mentioned. And also develop their soft skills and interview skills.

Students should always seek help from their respective college career centers and figure out ways to take part in campus placements. Often colleges have connections with companies. Not to just rely on college placements, students should also go online and search for various job opportunities. Narrow down your search as per job profiles, for example, search for terms such as –

Narrow down your search as per job profiles, for example, search for terms such as –

a) “Financial Analysts jobs”
b) “Accountant jobs”
c) “Financial Consultant jobs”
d) “Tax Consultant jobs.”


To know more about the best job profiles in BCom, you can check this article –

https://www.goseeko.com/blog/index.php/2021/06/03/top-10-jobs-in-bcom/

Also, students should search for jobs through online job providing portals such as LinkedIn, Naukri, Indeed, Shine and many others. Fill in all your educational details, search for your preferred job designations and apply them. Get experience in a bank, accounting firm or other organization.

2. Go for an internship program

Internship is a short period where the company provides work opportunities for potential interns. These interns are mostly college students. Internship offers a worthwhile opportunity for students to get to know about the real-world industry experience. Every student should take advantage of such opportunities.


You should check this and know the importance of internship for college students and how to find one.

https://www.goseeko.com/blog/index.php/2021/05/19/why-are-internships-important-for-college-students/

3. Enhance your career with certifications

Nowadays, completing graduation is not enough, students need to excel in their information through certification courses. Doing job oriented courses will broaden your scope making your career bright and successful. Following are a list of job oriented certification courses that BCom graduates must pursue to earn a high paid job opportunity:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CFA)
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
  • Certificate in Investment Banking (CIB)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Business Accounting and Taxation (BAT)
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Financial Risk Management (FRM)
  • Certificate in Financial Modelling (CIFM)
  • Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)
enhance your career

4. Enhance your career path

Confused about what you can do after BCom? Many candidates choose a master’s degree program after their graduation in BCom. Pursuing any of these Master’s degrees can be very rewarding and vary widely in quality and reputation. Some of these Master’s degree program are as follows:

  • Master of Commerce (MCom)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Chartered Accountancy (CA)
  • LLB (Legum Baccalaureus) (It’s a Bachelor of Law degree)
  • Masters in Management Studies (MMS)
  • PG Diploma in Banking

Government Sector Jobs after BCom

Below are the top government jobs in India that students can apply after their BCom degree:

1. IBPS PO (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection)

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts the national level exams for Probationary Officer (PO), Regional Rural Bank Recruitment (RRB), Clerks and Management positions. Many students apply for the exam every year. The candidates who are selected through the IBPS PO Exam work in private, public and foreign banks.

Check the official website for more info – https://www.ibps.in/

2. RBI Grade B Officer

Reserve Bank of India is the most reputed government institute in India. Getting a job in RBI is one of the top choices of every banking aspirant. RBI Grade B officer is an entry-level position for the management cadre. There are chances to become a Deputy Governor after you get promoted to RBI departmental exam.

For more info, visit the official website – https://opportunities.rbi.org.in/Scripts/Vacancies.aspx

3. SBI PO

The State Bank of India (SBI) conducts a national-level SBI PO examination to recruit Probationary Officers. Graduates from any field can apply for the position of SBI PO. Like IBPS PO, the job roles of an SBI PO include general banking, marketing, administrative tasks, cross-selling of other products, etc.

Official Website link – https://sbi.co.in/web/careers/probationary-officers

4. UPSC Civil Services Exam (IAS/IPS/IFS Officers)

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts a national-level competitive examination – UPSC CSE (Civil Services Examination) for the recruitment of IAS (Indian Administrative Service), IFS (Indian Foreign Service) and IPS (Indian Police Service) officers. The examination includes these three stages: Preliminary examination, Mains and Personality Test (Personal Interview).

There’s no doubt that the status and power of these jobs are enormous. The candidates who crack the exam will be called Civil Servants who are bureaucrats to deal with the decision making of the respective government.

Official website link – https://www.upsc.gov.in/

5. SSC CGL Exam

SSC CGL exam is conducted by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) and is one of the renowned exams in India. This exam is conducted for the position of an Inspector (CBEC), Income Tax Officer, Assistant Section Officer (CSS) and Assistant Enforcement Officer. The eligibility criteria for different posts vary.

Being a BCom graduate, you can apply for the position of Assistant Audit Officer, Statistical Investigator Grade-II, Compiler (if you studied Economics/ Mathematics/ Statistics in graduation), etc.

Official website – https://ssc.nic.in/

Conclusion:

This is the detailed list that talks about how one can get a job after graduation in BCom in India. BCom degree is best for those who wish to make their career in commerce, finance, accounting, banking and insurance. In India, there are plenty of opportunities in accounts, finance and finance-related fields. So the students pursuing BCom must follow the right education and proper guidance.

Here is where Goseeko comes into the picture. Goseeko is an online platform dedicated to providing the right study material for students seeking higher education like Bachelor of Commerce.

What makes Goseeko unique is that we provide specific topic-wise notes as per your university syllabus. There are subject matter experts creating video lectures to help students with exam preparations. We provide Study Notes, Video Lectures made by expert college professors, MCQ’s, Question Banks and more for your Commerce career.

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