MY FIRST JOB
If you have just finished school or university, you're probably ready to find your first serious job, but with limited work experience and practical skills, it's hard to get an interview, let alone win the job. It is frustrating.
Even if you haven't yet finished school, now is the time to prepare yourself to avoid that frustration in future.
For this reason, the My First Job™ programme has been designed to help you. It works by helping identify your collection of life skills so that you are clearer about your short and long term career path and presenting yourself in a professional and value-adding way so that potential employees will be more seriously interested in you and improve your career conditions.
Being new in the world of serious employment, it's typical to be uncertain of the first job you will achieve. Many young people are limited in their career options because of a lack of value-adding skills and experience and settle for the first job in which they are selected.
However, it may be unfulfilling if it doesn't add value you YOU.
Maybe you have a qualification in a certain field, but if your first job ends up being in a different field to your studies, qualifications and career aspirations, you're going to be unhappy. You work hard for low money and end up unsatisfied and still without a pathway to you true career choice.
Even in your first job, you want to gain some real career value so that you can eventually make progress and be successful at more senior roles in your chosen field.
So what is the best way to start out on the right foot and gain useful knowledge and experience so that you can use it as a stepping stone to the future?
How can young people prepare themselves to make a good impression and be selected for roles that they are interested in? Is there a way you can get a great first job even without much experience?
The answer is yes.
Do you have some experience in fast food restaurants such as McDonalds, KFC etc. or did you spend time helping young kids with their sporting activities or helping friends or family renovate a house?
There are many areas in which we gain valuable life and career skills that can serve as an indicator of reliability, leadership, organisation and management skills, high integrity, certain abilities etc. and to use them in applying for entry level jobs.
If you have additional/stronger skills, then applying for higher roles than typical entry level becomes a possibility.
The starting point is to determine who you are and what you want to achieve in your future professional life.
After that, the objective is to present all the value-adding data that connects to your ultimate first job in the strongest possible way. This includes preparing strong answers for an interview.
My First job™ is a great tool and programme to build your mindset and confidence in the right direction and help young people get a great start in their professional life.
If you interested in starting early with reaching career success, it's time to take action.
START YOUR CAREER OFF IN 🏁 A WINNING POSITION 🏁
Everybody has to start somewhere, right? Well, why start at the bottom when you don't need to?
You may be looking for your first serious job, but that doesn't mean you need to compete with all the other people in the same situation. Start your career in pole position by determining the career path you want to take now and look to not only get your foot in the door, but your whole leg, body and head!
Being young doesn't automatically mean being low value. The My first Job™ programme was designed to help build a strong set of skills and values to get your career off on a strong start by determining what you are interested in and capable of and extracting your data to help you better connect your first job to your career of choice later. It's a great idea to embrace the concept of developing yourself as a specialist early so that you begin to be seen as a professional and can more easily attract headhunter and employer interest and enjoy better conditions and a higher salary.
So, what if I don't really know what I want to do as a career?
Don't worry. The My First Job™ programme includes the process of helping you work out what you want from life with your career.
I am looking forward to the opportunity to help you get a great start in your career.
Designer and creator of My Ultimate Job™