By Nadir Ali Kolachi
Jan 03 - 16, 2000
I strongly believe that talent always works but it needs to be
furnished and to be kept up-to-date with modern activities
People should sharpen their skills with the following macro and micro
level things which have been identified as the most important factors for the success in
the job market.
General knowledge: Those who lacks general knowledge are naive in many
things. They cannot evaluate and perceive the literature, society, and culture of
different countries which helps in the development of personal thoughts.
It also helps to keep oneself up-to-date which develops confidence and
also help to find new things of modern era.
Field of specialization: This is an era of specialization, one should
be very much sound in his work. One should be master and genius in his subject.
Communication skills: The most important factor which is responsible
for the most of the jobs is an ability to communicate. These skills provide the fun to
deal with the people and win their hearts.
Good appearance: Communication Instructors suggest that Interviewer
takes fifteen to thirty seconds to evaluate fifty percent interview. People must try to
look good to leave best impression on the interviewer. The interviewee should be in proper
and current business dress
Polite and never emotional: The interviewee should be very much polite
and answer interviewer's questions unemotionally and try to make notes of the interview.
Good expression power, good voice and good language: You should develop
an ability to express the things properly. We must be both introvert and extrovert for
having good expression power.
Planning for career: People should plan their career. They should set
an specific target and be aplomb to achieve that target
Enthusiasm and interest: Working with full enthusiasm and interest is
the source of knowledge, satisfaction and promotion
Confidence and poise: People should be very much confident in doing
things. Confidence helps you to grow to reach the climax of your career.
Interest only in learning: You should not work only for money but
concentrate on learning tips of the job. If any reputable company offers you a job with
less money, go for that and start from the bottom to learn and get an experience .
No excuses: You should make no excuses of any thing which you do not
possess. Remember that there is no excuse in professionalism.
Tactful, courteous and mature: People should be tactful in handling
related things, courteous in dealing and mature to adjust with the environment
Active in social understanding: They should be well active in social
understanding to get an experience of different people
Confidence to look at interviewer's eyes: You should not evade from the
interviewer's eyes. You should focus on them and reply answers looking at interviewer's
Decision power: You should take proper decision at the right time which
can be most beneficial for your career advancement
Application and resume: Write an application and Resume in concise but
providing all necessary information and should be neat and clear
Want a job for long term: You should want a job for long term and get
an experience and learn things which can be helpful for your career
Sincerity with the company or industry: You should work with full
sincerity and honesty which will give more promotions and favours from the company.
All young graduates of the world are in great need to follow and
improve all aforesaid factors which are prime requisite to hone up their skills to compete
in the competitive job market.
The writer is Assistant Professor College of Management &
Information Technology, Karachi.