By J. B. Fagoyinbo
UST holds job fair – Manila
Your immediate goal is usually to obtain a job interview with a prospective employer which may lead to securing an employment. You’ll typically first look for job vacancies or employment opportunities.
I’ve witnessed various job markets. There were times when people were getting multiple offers sometimes with little effort on their part. I’ve also seen slow markets or, in the case of the last few years, exceptionally difficult ones, where even experienced, well-educated people couldn’t find or keep jobs. Many people blame these up-and-down job markets on the economy or other external forces. I’ll give a discussion of possible steps that you can take to secure a job; irrespective of the job market. For you, the unemployment rate is 0 per cent or 100 per cent: you either have a job or you don’t. You either want the job you have or you don’t.
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