Advice on how to Get a Job
You have received an email from a graduating student, the son or daughter of an acquaintance. This young person wants advice: How does he or she get a job like yours?
The student asks, “What do I have to do? What is the most important advice you can give me? Was there an element of luck in your career choice, and your success? If so, can you explain to me what it was?”
Compose the two or three paragraph reply. Be clear, concise, logical and effective. You are free to advise the student to either pursue your career, or to avoid it.
Following your reply, explain exactly you think it is effective. As before, you should make full use of the module sources, providing citations and references as necessary.
Your analysis of your own letter, like your analyses of your classmates’ letters, should be complete, concise, logical, relevant, positive and constructive. Be sure to use proper English.
Discussion 4 Expectations
Respond to the request in an informed, rigorous and professional manner. Your response should demonstrate an application of the concepts as well as a reflection of your personal experience. Since Module 4 is a cumulative Module, you may draw upon concepts from any of the preceding Modules.
Discussion General Expectations
Advice on how to Get a Job
The first step is the determination of one’s career goals and vision. After graduation, it is critical to determine whether to find employment, become an entrepreneur, go back to school for further studies, or take time to off to relax. If you seek employment, then it is essential to come up with specific goals on the choice of a career. The goals need to be realistic, measurable, attainable, and be time bound. Once this is done, networking comes into play (Chou, 2013). Find the right contacts that could link you to successful individuals in your line of career.
The most important advice relates on being patient. Once this virtue is earned, then you will not have to desperately wait for a good employment to start working. You can start as a volunteer in any organization (Bahr & Wall, 2004). Moreover, you must be willing to work without initially paying a lot of attention to the salary, but more focus needs to be on earning an experience.
Very few people succeed because of luck. Fortunately, I am one of such people. In my previous job, I was one of the youngest professions ever to find such a job. During the interview, only two of us were left in the elimination process out of twenty individuals. Both of us were equally qualified and had the right motive and determination for the work. We were called into the interview room for a joint interview. One of the interviewers in the panel asked us to show them our handkerchiefs. I took mine out and placed it on the table and luckily the other interviewee did not have their handkerchief. I was lucky and got the job.
Bahr, C., & Wall, G. (2004). It’s more than money, it’s your life (1st ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Chou, W. (2013). Fast-tracking your career (1st ed.). Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley.