Wednesday February 10 2016

What every job seeker, fresh graduate should know

By John Kennedy Coobirombo

The job market is bigger than many people think. Part-time work often leads to full-time work and a temporary position can lead to full-time position that is what those looking for employment should keep in mind.

Have you considered applying for jobs in various sectors that you have not thought of before, jobs outside your region or perhaps in another country? It pays to be flexible and adaptable.

Employers often view people who are willing to move very positively. It shows you are strongly motivated for the job and willing to work in a new place for a while. You can derive experience from such jobs which could be vital later in life.

When searching for a job, find a range of fields and jobs you could imagine working in. Think through all the skills and knowledge you have accumulated, for example, through hobbies and interests in your free time. These could also present work opportunities.

Many major employers use social media (Facebook) to market vacant positions, especially when the use of such media forms part of the duties. It might take time to find your dream job but don’t give up. You cannot always expect to get a job that matches your training and education 100 per cent. Remember that all jobs provide work experience and employers value varied experience highly.
John Kennedy Coobirombo.