Fundamentals of Job Search
It is the desires of everybody to get a good job of his dream. Individuals who have passed through the four walls of education have the burning desire to get a good job and settle down to the emerging responsibilities.
However this dream, in most cases is short leaved by the monster called unemployment. Every year NYSC pour out an average of 100,000 graduates into the labour market, thereby complicating the chances of one getting a job.
This monster can be tamed by mastering the fundamentals of job search. Today, an alarming number of youths hovers the lengths and breathe of our cities in search of job. Surprisingly, those employed are still searching for job. This is so either because they are underemployed or have found themselves in a wrong career part. For instance there is no way an accountant doing marketing job would not keep looking for job to practice his profession.
No matter the class you belong above, there are basically some fundamentals one must not neglect in his journey towards a good job.
These fundamentals can be grouped under three headings namely:-
- Search for Vacancies
- Applying for a job
- Attending Interview.
Search for Vacancies
This is the first step in job search. Prior to searching for vacancies the following raw materials must be in place.
- Academic qualification. (PhD, MBA, B .Eng, HND, NCE, SSCE etc.)
- Skills for the dream job (Strengths)
- Determination (self motivation or assurance.)
Over 1000 jobs are publish daily despite the fact that people are unemployed, these jobs will not come knocking at your door; you have to go in search of them.
Information about job listing could be obtained from Friends, Newspaper, Internet, Facebook, Town union meetings, Alumni, Churches, TV, etc.
Every job published have a basic requirement. These includes, age limit, Years of experience, Basic skills required etc. Carefully go through the requirement to see if you are qualified. If not discard and keep searching. Don't be tired of searching; if possible make it a commitment to search for jobs daily. Concentrate your job search on your qualification, field of specialisation and your basic skills. E.g. an Engineer should not go after accounting jobs.