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Day: April 12, 2019

Workplace Misconceptions of Fresh Job Seekers

Fresh job seekers nowadays are seeking perfection in the companies that they want to join in. Who doesn’t want career exposure, good salary, and great benefits? However, they should be realistic in finding the companies that will help them jumpstart their careers. They should break their misconceptions in finding the career they want.    

Usually, most of fresh job seekers have an ideal mindset that once they enter the corporate world, they can land the position they want, like a manager, supervisor, or someone who leads a team. They tend to think that they can get their desired salary, position, and their dream company in a snap of a finger. They thought that they can get it all once they graduated from college, but reality hits them when they don’t get selected on their first job interview. We listed down common misconceptions that can impact our fresh job seekers, and how to break these ideals.   

1. You can land on the career you want on the first try  

Initial interview is the key for job seekers to get their desired career. They should be realistic on the position they want to have. They should be able to attain the qualifications needed. Some think that they can choose and get their desired position in just one try, but in reality, some get it for the first time, some don’t. It will all boil down on how they handle their first job interview, and if the position they applied for are aligned with the degree they took.

2. You can get the job because you have a good scholastic records 

According to Forbes “When it comes to the workforce, skills that you bring to the table matter more than your GPA.” Job seekers want lots of things whenever they are looking for a stable career. Who doesn’t want good salary and benefits, right? At the end of the day, it will depend on their experience prior to the career they are applying for.

3.You can use the company to better your skills and then move on to the next

Some just take advantage of the company to showcase their skills and be familiarized with the operations, so that in the future, they can use it as an edge in applying to the next company. Interviewers are seeking the commitment of the person who is applying to their vacancy. If the interviewer asked you why you want to join the company, it should be because you are seeking your long term goals with them.  Remember that it’s always a give-and-take scenario.  

4. You can get a managerial position in an instant  

There are candidates who want to be in managerial position, but they just graduated from college. In the corporate perspective, you need to gain experience, have lots of training to undergo, and of course, excellent performance in your roles and responsibilities.     

5. You can choose your boss  

Once the candidates get the position they applied for, sometimes, the other challenge have to face is their leader. It’s either they easily have a harmonious working relationship with them, or they don’t connect at all. The truth of the matter is, regardless of the kind of leader that one has, it takes patience and perseverance, and actually knowing your work and personal values that will make you fulfilled in the career path that you chose..

Fresh job seekers should break these misconceptions for them to start up, and land the career they want to pursue. They can strategize their career by being specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and has time bound in plotting their future.

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