STRATEGIC APPROACH TO JOB SEARCH

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 WHAT IS A JOB

A   job is an opportunity to apply skill and acquire experience while earning income. In other words, a job is a meal ticket.

          Implication:

  • It provides opportunity to apply skills
  • It provides opportunity to acquire skills
  • It provides experience
  • It provides opportunity to earn income.

         WHY DO YOU NEED A JOB? A STRATEGIC QUESTION

  • To earn money- Highest paying job will be preferred
  • Any job will do- To meet basic needs
  • To apply skill and experience- Skill related job aligned to future prospect will be preferred

WHAT JOB OPTION?        

  1. Corporate organizations
    • Management options
  2. Government employment
    • Public servants
  3. Professional firms
    • Consultancy
  4. Self employment
    • Entrepreneurship

Strategic Approach to Job search

Do I have all the information needed?

  • What is my vision or purpose for a job/my life?
  • What are the core values consistent with my vision?
  • What is my strategic Excellence Position (SEP) i.e long-term outcome of my vision
  • Others include, Internet, Organization job board, advert agencies etc

Developing an action plan

  • Draw up an action plan
  • Set over-all Define strategies
  • goal/mission
  • Agree action items for each objectives

                                      JOB SEARCH

Top 10 skills required for graduate hires:

  • Commercial awareness
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Negotiation & persuasion
  • Problem solving
  • Leadership
  • Organization
  • Perseverance & motivation
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Confidence

Getting ready

  • Aptitude test skill
  • Good Curriculum vitae
  • Interview Techniques

The option of entrepreneurship

Who is an entrepreneur?

The entrepreneur is commonly seen as a business leader and innovator of new ideas and business processes“

An entrepreneur runs a small business and assumes all the risk and reward of a given business venture, idea, or good or service offered for sale.

Why Managerial Skills?

  • Technical Skills: This is the knowledge and proficiency in the trade
  • Human/interpersonal Skills: This is the ability to interact and motivate;
  • Conceptual Skills: Identify problems, Provides solutions and Aggregates ideas