missed by most people because they dress in overall and look like work
Its not unusual to find most university graduates worrying about their
career and future. Its possible
as they dont have the self-believe and the confidence on their future. Career
hunt is, actually, not something that begun after graduation day.
Self-management practitioners suggest that career hunt should be started ten
years before we can really reach the right career. The suggestion indicates the
power of preparation. In most cases, undergraduates are very weak in this
preparation thing. They only aim for a single target at the end of their study
period, a degree.
After graduation, students can only whine about the small
number of job opportunities, or even the unavailable employment. Then, they will
blame the major they took and even their parents for making them took the wrong
major. In my opinion, its all non-sense. Lets get real and introspect our
selves. Here is the simplest hint
to begin: never think of applying for a
job before we even know which job we really want or suit us best. Hundreds,
even thousands of vacancies are opened every day. However, not a single one is
reachable if we ourselves dont know which one we really want.
It is time for job seekers and dream chasers to rely not only
on luck to pursue the career that they want. It is time to be conscious on the
career we have passion for and live up to our potentials. Pursuing career is no
longer merely following the trend and living on someone elses dream. Hunting
career is living on our own dreams and desires. Succes today is more about
fulfilling the dream to have the job we have passion for, rather than having
high-salaried job that does not fit our desires.
Millions of people have proven that success
comes from hard work and strong will for their dream and passion. They dont
just stop and follow where life lead them. They create their own career path.
workshop is to help you finding your passion for your career hunt.
the voyage of pursuing career and progressing in corporate ladder, we will meet
lot of obstacles. These obstacles are often missed out of our attention and
could grow to be problems in our career if we dont deal with it accordingly.
Bellow are several pitfalls that become obstacles:
Not having a clear vision or
direction about the desired career.
Those who dont have
goals will think that every place could be the target. Hence, he/she will never
know what he/she
desired or liked to do. That person will only follow the flow and depend their
life on good fortune. This kind of person is highly potential to become mediocre
worker or wanderer.
Not having life values.
In order to enter the
physical and mental challenges of the work world, life values are essential as
the leader of manner and mind . Self-value would be a very valuable director.
Without it, one would easily become meaningless in the eyes of recruiter or
company. Person without self-value has large potential to become a(n) yes-man,
indecisive person, concealed-enemy, and other peoples victim.
Our work motives
could be a dangerous stumbling block. For our everything that we do, we have
motives goal, purpose, or target. Whether it is to seek for wealth,
knowledge, experience, improve skills, security, or any others. Wrong motives
will put our career in danger. For when we consider reward is more important
than performance, we will always do our job on the question What is in it for
me? Another example of work motives is a drive for high position, or better
known as ambition. All these can be our down falling traps, if not handled and
The lack of
experience and knowledge, added by the influence of our surroundings, could lead
us to the misperception often made about the career world, e.g.:
Im a Bachelor, so my salary should be.
I am a secretary. My
friend works for company X as a secretary and her salary is., so I should
be paid as high .
Show me the money first, and Ill show you my performance.
If the working environment is inconvenient, just quit.
Company management should provide all facilities to make employees
short, to be a step ahead in a career hunt, start creating your vision, living
on your values, adjusting your
motives, and try not to bother yourself with illusion.
That is, if you want to have a satisfying career, not merely becoming a
The first question we have to answer in our career hunt is: what is our major
interest? What do we enjoy best and wish to do for the rest of our life? What
gives us the reason to get up in the morning with excitement and enthusiasm?
What could make us work tireless? What could make us withstand obstacles and
trouble? What could provide us with the satisfaction in doing it? In a single
word, all that is called PASSION.
Passion is the base of all the success in this modern world.
Without passion, there are no innovation in any field. Without passion, working
will be a terrible burden that gives heavy pressure. Without passion, we will
not be working at all, but forced to work.Find your passion and everything in
your vision about your dream career will fall into place. Everything will
automatically come to your way once you know what to do.
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