Chapter 9: Career planning (9.3 Getting the Job (Job Interview ( One foot…
Chapter 9: Career planning
You plan or just go with the flow
Identify your personal qualities, skills and interests.
Career planning guidelines
Identify strengths and interest
Future market demands
Identify the industry you wish to enter
List top organizations in the industry
Identify requirements and criteria needed
Focus on your strengths and work on them
9.2 Job searching
Job search trend has changed from a simple network and newspaper advertisement to a completely different level of job searching strategy.
Ways to find job openings
Internet job boards
University career centre
9.3 Getting the Job
Background check on the organization which you are interested in.
The norms and culture practiced
The career path offered to its current employees
Covering letter and a resume or CV
One foot in and one foot out.
A get-to-know session between both parties.
Evaluation session therefore need to know what to evaluate.
-Abilities, competencies, teamwork behaviour, norms, culture
-Rewards, career path, extra-mile behaviour
Candidates need to show plus points
Careful with the body language
1st impression – dress professionally
Jewellery – less is more
Main reasons candidates fail at interview
Do not show up on time
Lack of preparation
Unable to give positive vibes
Fail to control facial expression
Do not show appreciation to previous employer
Fail to dress professionally
Too transparent and show weaknesses
It is a chance to maximize the possibility of getting the job by sending a thank-you note or an email to the panel of interviewers.
Recap on what has been discussed during the interview.
It shows your keen interest.
Send it within a week.
9.4 Starting a new Job
The first days allows you to create a permanent impression that people in the organization will have of you and your capabilities.
Making the first impression
Learning the ropes
Displaying positive attitude
9.5 Switching Jobs
Things to evaluate on the cost and effect of the new job.
Willing to face new challenges?
Is the new company stable in terms of funds and business?
How stable is your position?
Is there a guarantee on opportunities for advancement?
Before you leave
Check on the following:
Outstanding incomplete assignment ,
do an official handover
Assist in training your successor
Leave or any bills outstanding
Leave in style and do it professionally
Meet up with all your colleagues and managers to say goodbye.
Thank them for all the support as well and guidance given during your tenure in the office.