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CAN YOU comfortably operate a computer, type and format documents in office word, do little computation on excel, deal with data in access, prepare a professional power point presentation, etc?
CAN YOU type a memo, prepare letters for your boss, check and sort inventory, initiate/handle purchase orders, negotiate business relationships, meet to resolve transaction issues, draft proposals, analyze business or policy options, read through and understand business mission statements, goals and visions, relate properly and professionally with other workers in an office setting?
CAN YOU send, forward and receive emails, answer office calls, sort files, handle office information, etc.?
CAN YOU comfortably operate a photocopy machine, can you replace pins in a stapler, how many office machines do you know or can use?
CAN YOU take instructions from your leader, boss, etc to tighten or loosen a bolt from a crane, vehicle, etc as an Engineering Graduate, etc.?
HERE’S THE THING!!!
Find something “you can do” outside your CV/resume. There’s only a little atom of “employability” in most of our degrees. It’s not the employers faults per say.
Employment is not rocket science. Most of the things average salaried employees do on a daily basis are simple tasks you can develop through training, skill acquisitions, learning, mentorship.
Underlying question is: “outside having a certificate as a college/polytechnic/university graduate, what can you offer an employer?”
Once you figure this out, modify your resume to ‘anchor’ on those strengths and skills; your certificate becomes a bonus.
SHARE WITH SOMEONE WHO NEEDS A JOB.
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