First we need to understand who we are and what we want ? For that we need to understand work and life. Following questions will lead us to in that direction and we need to ask these questions ourselves
Ask yourself Who am I?
One of the most basic question which can open big doors of our life. Seems very simple question but it is hard. More you understand yourself , better you understand the world.
Here we just consider interests, skills, values and qualities. We should also ask ourselves :
What am I good at?
What do I like to do in my spare time?
What have I achieved already?
What things am I passionate about?
What are my Skill interests?
More you know about your Skill interest , more you will happy with such work. But most Fresher do not go deeply in their own skill interest at early and consider it as final one which can make your decision wrong. So better go deep down and work hard on your skill interest and find most details of it. Don’t just follow your friends interest or Grand-father’s interest or someone who recently got good pay. Find about yourself !
What are my values?
Values are much more important in any job and most fresher candidates just focus on domain knowledge , while after joining they can’t adjust with personal and organization values . Results into early give up.
Here , following questions can help to find your personal values and working conditions .
Hours : at What your time and how many hours you would like to work ?
Job security or risk : Job Security is very much considered during selection of job in INDIA but need to understand that job security and job satisfaction is different thing. So understand your priority. And bottom line is more you have skills and expertise , risk will be lesser.
Back-Office or Field-Work : Do you like work on desk or like work on field ? Think about it. Presently students choose more indoor jobs while after joining they can’t hold in office whole day with same work and give up. So find out your choice of work environment.
Working with Team : To work with team is not always easy when you are new to the environment , it takes a time naturally and if you can’t give enough time to yourself or to team, it will be stressful. So decide would you like to work alone or in team, If yes then which kind of ?
Work Variety : Today many youngsters have a problem of getting bored easily. This can be happen at job as well. Try to find your preference , How easily you can switch to other work or you like follow a routine.
Dangerous and Difficult work : Not everyone can ready to take risk of repairing electrical pole. or not everyone enjoying wild photography . Do you think such difficult work motivates you. If yes than take your best shot.
Personal and Cultural values : INDIA is multicultural and that is why personal & cultural values makes huge impact on final decision of professional and personal life. For Example in one state liquor is allowed while in another state it is not which might be not acceptable to you or family during relocation.
Where am I?
Before making career decision we need to understand where we are ? and where to go . We need to understand our personal situations. Following factors should be considered.
Family expectations – Look at your parents or family opinion about what career you should choose, or what course you should study or what they can afford to help you.
Career readiness – What is next plan ? Diploma to Degree or Degree to Master . If going for master, Go ahead without looking back
Challenges – Finance or Family situation might be bottleneck to study further or Need to try new location.
Where do I want to be?
In many interviews you will see this question of where do you want to be ? More clear answers shows your vision clarity about your own future. Few related questions might help you to find answer. Ask yourself
Do you want a job that earns lot of money?
Do you want a job that will give free time for other professional activities?
Do you like giving advice or having people come to you for help?
Once you finalize your skills and ideas about yourself, you should share your thoughts and get more details about it. More you find , more insights you will get about your decision.
Try to share your decision with family , friends or teachers or Specially Industry experts.
If you are doing part-time internship or volunteer work , ask to teammates about your skills and possible future.
Find Your Skills
Why it is important to find about your skills ? Because it helps you find best fit job and related concerns such as.
Helps to search skill relevant job
Helps to highlight specific skills in CV
Helps to plan your training
Types of Skills
At Job you will use a different skills. These skills are:
Most common and universal skills which mostly required at job , comes under employability skills . Such as
Communication Skills, Business Etiquettes, Team Work , Positive Attitude, Problem Solving, Leadership , Self-Management & Learning Skills
If you would like to improve it further you may join our Job Ready Programs .
A transferable skill which you can transfer it from one job to another. For Example , able use sales or accounting software in one company to another company with help of basics .
Specialist skills is a specific job. For Example
Recruitment in HR
SAP program for SCM module
If you are looking to develop your specialist Skills , Ask our Experts to help you.
Most Wanted Skills
Following are some of most wanted skills by most employer and by improving following skills you can find best job. By Training you can sharpen your wanted skills .
Positive Attitude : Attitude is key to most of your routine. How you look at problem and solutions ? Positive attitude helps you to see things differently and improve your actions. So most employer wanted it.
Problem Solving : In today’s time we are habitual to want things faster and we find ready-made solutions on the internet. But that is not the case in our real life, many problems needs hard-work and great efforts. if you look closely many successful entrepreneurs are great problem solvers. Think about it .
Communication Skills : For example Animals might be knowing more than us but can’t express. We can express so we can find better solutions by helping each other. Same way in organization, If we can’t communicate effectively we can miss the opportunity.
Learning : Willingness to learn is asked by most employer. Employer is ready to teach any skills which required to do the job , but they can’t if would not like to learn. In today’s time – this is really a bottleneck to many young people because candidate think that they know this and I will not do this because I have done graduation in this particular area. But in reality everything is connected to each other in organization. So if you know production process , you can hire better people as HR executive.
Teamwork : Organization is made by people , So better team makes better organization. Just think in your home , no one helps each other nor talk with each other. What could be happen ? Sure you know the answer , so employer wants very good team players.
Personal Values : Any skills can be thought but not personal values. This comes with environment around you with long journey from childhood to adulthood. Personal values are most demand by employer more than domain knowledge in many cases. For Example how you define your friend ? you will surprise – he/she will be in list of your most trusted people. Same way organization need such from each other and it is continuous process .
Flexibility : New system comes in place and you are not ready to accept it . Now that system is important to future of company. What company will do , if you deny to work on that system. Simply , you will lose the job. Point is flexibility helps you to learn new things and that is why it is wanted employer skills.
New Most wanted
Basics of Computer, Internet , English
Getting Skills in College
During College you can get many skills and it is best time to learn as well. Now we need to understand that many skills which are really necessary at JOB can be developed at our regular life and you can use it anywhere.In other words these skills are transferable to work to work . Following examples can help you to understand it.
Daily Home Activities
Evaluate food , furniture & other routine cost
Understand maintenance of home and bike expenses
Plan holidays and weekends effectively
These activities helps you to develop
Voluntary or community work Activities
Take part in Event at College or old people house
Take part in environment event
These activities helps you to develop
Planning & decision making
Sports & Hobbies
These activities helps you to develop
Training courses during the college makes you ahead in race, So invest in training courses . If you think after college we will do if needed. It cost you job search time which is more than the professional training.
Left College without Degree
To complete the college and degree is not easy for some cases but don’t worry. There are lot of options to answer the situation and following are the options .
Learn while you Earn
During job you can learn and get degree in distance education. Such learning can also help you to get promotion and career change. In today’s time we also have online learning options, So it is very easy to learn anytime – anywhere.
Small term certificate courses around your interest and job can help you to boost your career further. With online courses or evening classes you can do the certificate courses. For Example : Certified Recruitment Executive courses helps you to start career in Recruitment , HR
Start being Self-Employed
Starting Business or being self-employed does not need any qualification in many cases, So just go ahead if you think .
Work Life Balance
Here we understand about work-life balance
What is work-life balance?
It is all about right balance between work life and personal life. If your work life is taking much time from you than it might be you will not be able to give time to your child may be. Same way too much time to personal life also affect the work life as well.
For Example your team mate is continuously on personal call to family at office. How you feel ? So maintain that line
How to check Work-life balance ?
Try these few questions to yourself and your situation. Look if any abnormal founded
What is your working hours ?
What is your sleeping hours ?
Are you giving right time to your loved ones ?
Are your habits of eat , sleep or routine seriously affected by work life or personal life ?
Are you spending too much time for office work after office hours ?
Why balance is important ?
More work-life balance brings better physical & mental health as well as better relationships at work life & personal life. Both role can be affect each other in stress.
What to do if balance is affected ?
Identify root of the problem . For example too much time at office or taking long hours of reporting like that
Find more about your productivity , What is your average time of doing work and what is best bench mark ? Can you do work faster with quality ?
Understand are you doing work by habits or by situation. Are you work to look yourself busy or you have too much work ?
Get organized & Disciplined in personal & professional life