Gone are the days when college graduates could expect large corporations to come to them with amazing offers simply because of their degrees. Today’s new job seekers must be more aggressive in order to discover and vie for the best opportunities, and be proactive about standing out (in a good way!) in the competitive job market. Here are some often-overlooked job search strategies that can potentially help new graduates find and land great first jobs.
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Given the choice between time and money, some people would choose the latter. After all, if you have enough money, you can certainly make the time to enjoy it. There are a few select individuals who happen to have both and one of them can teach you how to do the same.
It is shocking how the people responsible for fixing broken power lines get up every morning, knowing that each day could be their last. With rolling blackouts and downed power lines plaguing the country, there is an ever-present fear of death due to electrocution, falling from great heights, carbon monoxide poisoning and even explosions. Some technicians get injured because they are careless, says one Principle Engineer working at the Kiambere Power Station. He explains that though precautions are often taken, accidents are bound to happen on the job every once in a while.
In all CVs and resumes that you write, ensure you include a cover letter which summarizes your application and briefly outlines why you are best suited for the position. It should be something that the employer goes through to give them an overview of who you are. If your cover letter is not impressive then some employers might not even get to your CV.
Companies usually hire fresh graduates as interns. These internship positions usually become permanent positions if you work hard and prove that you are a valuable addition to their ranks. While doing your internship it is encouraged that if any positions open up within the organization you express interest if it aligns with you career plans. Always strive to do your best, absorb new knowledge so as to add to your work experience if suppose you decided to later on move to another employer. And don’t ignore an internship even if it does not pay. As long as its within your career path, take it for the experience.
Typically, good manners in business are a non factor to many Kenya youth. From my experience, I have found that many young people do not know the right way to address people, the appropriate time to call, or the correct way to phrase requests.
It is through my experiences that I base this piece. The list is not exhaustive, but it’s a good starting point for young people looking for some pointers.
Unemployment. That’s every graduate’s nightmare. After racking up a significant amount of debt in the form of a HELB loan, most graduates fear they will end up securing positions in organisations fondly referred in the streets to as NGOs. Such organisations have nothing to do with charity rather in full they are known as ‘Nothing Going On’.
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The base of the corporate pyramid is usually crowded with competition heating up as you rise through mid-level management and gets really lonely at the top. Only the best rise to the very top. We usually admire and look up to the success stories in the business world. How do you rise from an intern to a CEO? There are no secrets; Hard work, focus, ambition, loyalty and people skills have a way of rewarding the faithful. Here are five ordinary CEO’s who rose from interns to CEO by walking the talk.
If you’re a college student, you’ve probably found yourself between a rock and a hard place when it comes to work: You’re not yet qualified for a job in your field, but you may need more than just your brand-new college degree to land a job — you might also need experience in your field. In addition to internships, there are plenty of positions, both paid and unpaid, that can make you more employable after graduation.
It’s interview season–the time when new teachers graduate teacher prep programs all over the nation and start looking for jobs. People retire, move on, and vacancies fill the air. Experienced educators and educational leaders switch schools. We all want the best people teaching our kids, but when hundreds of applicants flood the system for a …
The oft-given advice to "do what you love" might be of particular relevance to education professionals, many of whom commit to years of study and multiple degrees to secure jobs that may not always guarantee a healthy paycheck. But the education sector includes a broad variety of occupations paying anywhere from just over $25,000 annually to well into the $100,000s.
For many people, a job is a means to an end usually with no satisfaction. I have seen people who earn a lot of money but are not happy with their jobs and those who don’t earn a lot of money excited to be at work. A lot of times it isn’t convenient for those who are unhappy to change their careers because of financial obligations (rent or mortgage payments, car or college loans, insurance, etc). Sometimes being an adult and earning a paycheck isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.
Few career fields are projected to grow faster than medicine in coming years. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that 14 of the 30 largest growth occupations between 2012 and 2022 will be in healthcare. It isn’t hard to see why: a larger share of Americans are projected to be insured under the Affordable Care Act and our population is aging. Therefore a growing share of people are likely to be seeking out medical care and prescriptions in the years to come.
There’s a reason many of us laughed at the recent satirical Onion article about a guy with a bachelor’s degree in communications who instantly landed a six-figure job after college: It doesn’t typically happen. You often need more than a bachelor’s degree to get a job after graduation.
But this isn’t about needing a master’s degree. It’s more about what you do while you’re earning your bachelor’s degree.
Here are three ways to build up your resume while you’re earning your bachelor’s degree.
Sadly, this isn’t an email I receive just once in a while. I have found more and more people think that this is an appropriate way to contact a professional when they want to learn more about the product, and in my case, studying abroad in North America. While I find it unimpressive and less than professional to receive this type of message, I can’t help but wonder if students are actually emailing colleges and universities using this format.
According to Kenyan Entrepreneur, a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering is the 3rd highest-paying degree in the world. What does that mean to you?
Look around, there’s at least an electronic device. Whether you are working with a manufacturing company, a medical specialist, a journalist or even a public transport driver, electrical engineers are involved at nearly every step from design to implementation for the electronic devices and systems you use daily. We can almost say that electrical engineering contributes, on some level, to nearly everything we do.
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