After school or college,
Work on your communication skills. Good communication is the key to convincing your recruiter of your grit. One cannot stop working on improving their communication skills. Learn to communicate directly and with clarity.
Identify your unique attributes.
Globalize. It is undisputed that we live in a vastly expanding global world. Having the knowledge of cultures and systems beyond yours is essential, as is the acceptance and tolerance towards ideas that do not resonate with your own. Graduates must prove themselves to be citizens of the world.
Work with a mentor. A mentor to guide you through the application and recruitment process can be very helpful. A mentor can be a senior, a college counsellor, or even an online guide.