|How to find a job|
Kamran Rizvi, Navitus
Which organization should you join? Who will hire you? Should your focus be on the social sector or the private sector? These might be the questions you are asking at the moment! To start with, I would urge you to find a job on merit alone. I know 'sifarish' is the routine way people find jobs in Pakistan. But please do not fall into this trap. Your degree and contacts may get you into a job, but it is your attitude and competence that will keep you there! I would pose the job search questions another way. Who should I work for? And why?
To answer these questions, you need to prepare yourself, by getting to know yourself better. Who are you? What makes you unique? Why should a company select you from a choice of 50 others? What are your key strengths? What are your weaknesses? What are your goals for personal development? Why do you live? What is your mission in life? Do you have a personal vision and have you set goals for the next five years? What motivates you? What has been your personal best leadership experience in school, college and career so far? Can you work well with people? Are you a team player? What proof, in the form of concrete examples, can you offer from your past experiences, that support your credentials as a potential manager and leader.
When offered the opportunity, ask intelligent questions. Your questions reveal your personality and character. Try to learn about the organization, its history, its culture, it’s customers, its priorities and it's past business performance. Try also to learn about the challenges the company is facing at present. See if you can contribute to the organization's profitability and growth in any way.
If asked about what package you would like, simply state that you would like to be compensated on the basis of value you add to the company. Leave the decision to the company. If you find their offer is ridiculous, it may be an indicator, that the company is not fair - or that they are testing you to see how you respond! Never look discouraged.
Remember that Allah is 'Raaziq' and not the employer. People who seek Allah's pleasure in all that they do, never starve. He provides for all His people. Have faith that you will get a job. But you must make consistent and make high quality efforts.