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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EMPLOYMENT – By Ojo Oyeyemi J.
Employment nowadays has become a mirage and perpetual problem for all and sundry. Everyone wants to be in a high-rise building fitted with air conditioners. An average student thinks and dreams of a seamless future after schooling. This lofty dream is a right mental attitude everyone should have, but the realities of life are far-fetched. Facing the huge task of employment is mind-sapping after years of learning. The bitter truth is, we cannot all be in a confined room but we definitely need an office to actualize our goals. Though, the grass always seems greener on the other side of the field. The good news is, in the midst of social and economic hindrances are embedded fibres of opportunities. There is place for the brains and someplace for the brawn. Here are some of the things you need to know about employment.
YOU NEED TO ASSESS YOUR UNIQUE POTENTIAL OR TALENTS
The first thing to do is to examine yourself. Everyone has pronounced attributes or qualities that stand them out. We are made with loads of gifts if we can only identify them. Knowing what stands you out is the beginning of a successful career. Humans are blessed with great potential. Some enjoy and speak with ease, some speak an uncommon language, some write without blinking, some have a beautiful voice, some are creative, some enjoy the company of others, some have a huge build, everyone has something special. Identify your potential!
GOOD JOBS ARE TRULY SCARCE
Real and befitting jobs are hard to come by. It takes resolute effort with right people to get a good job. Most available jobs demand unrealistic and exaggerated requirements than expected. In every sector that offers employment, employees are usually squeezed for maximal returns. Casualization has been the bottleneck of genuine employment. Nonetheless, special skills are often embraced. People with needed skills stand the chance of making a breakthrough. Having some skills is very vital, mental or physical skills.
YOU NEED TO DEVELOP PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS
Despite insufficiency and lack of employment, there are limitless opportunities if you can develop your problem-solving skills. People need services and products that can meet their immediate and timely needs. Most people in the society need their problems to be solved. Problems are opportunities in disguise. From places to places, there are several problems awaiting solutions which can generate income for people. Spot a problem for your service or product today!
SELF-EMPLOYMENT CAN BE A NIGHTMARE, BUT IT’S WORTH THE WHILE
Self-employment is as good as everything, but it takes courage and tenacity to stay afloat the hurdles of setting up a business. The first task is making a realistic proposal or blueprint for the business which requires, in some cases, professional advice or support. Getting the capital is another hurdle for putting up the business. It takes unrelenting commitment to get the right capital for a business. Besides these, lack of patronage is another challenge every entrepreneur is bound to face. It is often difficult to get clients or customers to patronize a business most especially at the early stage. Generating a steady and regular income from a business can be an intermittent or prolonged snag. Sustaining a business is a serious task in a hostile and draining environment. In all this, setting up a business has great benefits and future prospects.
MOST PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO BE A MARKETER
One of most available jobs for most job seekers is marketing. Every low or top class establishment needs people that can help them showcase or market their products or services. This job seems difficult to so many job seekers, but it can be the right way to a successful career. Setting up a marketing outfit which most companies need can be gold in the mire. Marketing is a supporting spring of any business.
WE CAN’T ALL BE IN THE OFFICE
A lot of fresh graduates aspire to work in an office, probably doing clerical or regimented duties. It often does not work out for many. There are opportunities on the other side of the coin. White-collar jobs are difficult to get, blue-collar work is also beneficial when the skills are properly acquired. It is important to acquire the right skills and education that can be productive and yield desired benefits. Learning a trade can bring immeasurable advantage.
By Ojo Oyeyemi J.
Employment nowadays has become a mirage…