Are YOU ready to get Hired?
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Most Often than not a number of university students don’t have proper focus on career planning. They don’t know after completing the graduation what s/he will do? The majority want a job, what kind of job, in what discipline/specialization or in what industry- this is not a big deal for them. They just need a job to start a career but the thing is that after a certain period, there is no job satisfaction, s/he re-invents her/himself that s/he is not fit for the career, whether s/he would be the right person for other careers. Before looking for a job, they need to analyze their career path, focusing on their passion.
So, dear students at first, YOU have to know, why are YOU looking for a job? And then ask yourself, what do YOU want in a life?
You will never reach your destination if you don’t know where to go…
Critical success factors:
- The right attitude and frame of mind: Your focus determines your reality
- You have to want it
- You have to be prepared to promote yourself
- You have to imagine yourself at the interview
- You have to see yourself in that job
- Your documents : Have ready your documents you worked so hard for
- Your Résumé
- Your Certificates
- Your Transcripts
To prepare your résumé you have to know the difference between résumé & curriculum-vitae. A résumé is a one or two page summary of your skills, experience and education. While a résumé is brief and concise – no more than a page or two, curriculum vitae is a longer (at least two page) and more detailed synopsis. You should follow the standard rules & techniques about résumé writing techniques about résumé writing through online career portal/job portal such as skill.jobs, bdjobs.com etc. to prepare your résumé world standard.
The 3 C’s of what employers are looking for from your résumé
- Level of Knowledge: – Obtained through academic achievement, acquired through reading and experiential learning.
- Skills: – Your proven ability to perform in your task.
- Experience – What you might have done to help you fit quickly into the role.
- Team player – a person who has a strong sense of comradeship.
- Pleasant personality, understand the team’s beliefs, values and norms.
- Drive and energy – quickly gets adjusted into the team.
- Will defend what the team stands for collectively.
- Dependable & Reliable.
- Organized, plan work and desire to achieve.
- Ability to see things through and get it accomplished.
- Ability to meet deadlines, time management (self discipline).
- Ensures quality (fitness for purpose) output.
- Self-managing and motivated.
- Works with minimum supervision.
- Your Job Hunting Methods:
There are many ways to find a job.
- you can ask your relatives, friends
- Look through the newspapers,
- go to employment agencies
- cold calling, mailing, emailing
- Preparing Yourself Physically:
The first impressions at an interview really do count!
- Good personal hygiene- start now
- Get some “interview” clothes
- Practice talking about yourself in front of a mirror
Typical 1st question “ Tell me about yourself” This is a 3 to 5 minute presentation of who you are.
Do a dressed rehearsal – know what works for you and what don’t
Tips: ask a friend to help, to give comments and be honest.
- Attending the interview:
Well Done! You have got yourself an interview!
Job Interview eventually involves a conversation between an employer and a candidate to in order to learn more about each other for the purpose of filling a position within an organization.
You and the interviewer each have a need:
- you want a job
- the interviewer wants to find the right person to fill the job.
- Through an interview both parties start to form impressions of whether a “fit” exists between your qualifications/personality and the organization/position.
Only 15% of the managers indicated that there are no suitable job openings for fresh graduates. Top 3 reasons:-
- Poor command of English (55%)
- Poor character, attitude or personality (37%)
- Asking for unrealistic salaries and benefits (33%)
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- Getting and keeping the job :
A degree may get you a job, but does not guarantee of a successful career
- KEEP learning. KEEP learning. KEEP learning
- Read, Read ,Read!
- Broaden your mind, surf the net, blog, travel…
- Acquire multiple skills:
- IT skills – keep abreast of latest technology * basic requirement: Microsoft office (word, PowerPoint)
- Language skills – pick up a 3rd language
- Business skills – Problem solving, strategic thinking, negotiation
- People skills- networking, know the people in your industry and get people to know you.
- Branding skills – develop a brand for yourself
So if you are ready to get hired, remember…
- The right attitude and frame of mind
- Your documents
- Your job hunting methods
- Preparing yourself physically
- Attending the interview
- And … If you didn’t get that job, it’s OK – try again
Right attitude and mind shaping for a job that will ensure the enjoyable and wealthy career. Knowledge, Skills and Attitude are the 3 (three) key factors to be successful in any career. YOU should get yourself ready in such a way that the job should follow YOU……
Reference: Street SMART Guide, JSBD
Writer: Md. Shumsud Doha, Asst. Director-CDC, Daffodil International University