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Thinking of Pursuing a Career in Agriculture? Take a Look at These Tips First

Competition in the employment sector has always been fierce, and things have only worsened because of the pandemic. Getting jobs has become increasingly difficult. Now, people don’t just need to possess the necessary domain skills, but also additional good-to-have capabilities that make them stand out.

Even human resource professionals search for a healthy mix of expertise and natural talent. And regardless of which field we talk about, familiarity with technology has become a standard requirement. Even in an area as traditionally man-driven as agriculture!

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Unsplash | Agriculture as a profession has evolved a lot over the years

Agriculture, as a profession, has seen a tremendous transformation. With the introduction of technology, aspirants are now needed to possess both, in-depth domain knowledge (which can often involve getting their hands dirty) and command on the usage of machines in the process.

So in this entire hoopla, if you’re interested in landing a great job in agriculture, there are a few things you should keep in mind.

Read Job Description carefully, always

Search for job offers in this field, especially international ones, and take your time to compare the requirements and the offered salary. This will give you a good impression of your capabilities, your limits, and your market value.

Additionally, with all the information you have, you will become more confident while negotiating your salary during a job interview, as your discussion will be backed by logical evidence, market demands, and your knowledge, without a shred of exaggeration.


Unsplash | When applying for a job in agriculture, make sure you know your worth and are getting paid according to market standards

Your CV is the only way for people to recognize you

If you’ve done your research about the opportunities in the field, you know what the market is looking for. Now start writing your CV to show HRs what they want to see. List your actual accomplishments and years of experience in agriculture rather than what you were supposed to do or what you dreamt about or anything that may not be relevant.

If your current experience isn’t significant, you can always highlight your previous experience and the accomplishments you made there. In this way, you’ll make employers admire you. Getting to know your activity, enthusiasm, and passion for what you do will push them to prefer you over other candidates.

And here’s something extra – What to do when you want to avoid the pitfall of the potentially pointless job interviews?

The solution to this may be simple. List everything the HR might want to know in your email, especially the expected salary. With this, you will ensure that the person communicating with you has primarily agreed to this number and wants to discuss further.

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Unsplash | Make sure your CV highlights your expertise, enthusiasm, and passion for what you do

Wrapping It Up

Searching for a job and then finally bagging it is stressful most of the times, but with a little cleverness and professionalism, you can guarantee a great position and great pay for yourself.

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