Finding Your Voice

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Finding Your Voice

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For a graduating student, the job search is about finding a solid foundation for your career. Your first job should develop your skills, give you mild financial sufficiency. You will also have to bring something to the table.

In the current Ethiopian job market (a non-physical space where employers and job seekers look for each other), jobs are scarce and there is an abundance of young workforce. That’s a reality you have to face once you’ve stepped out of the schooling system. Your degree is secondary (still relevant). What will help you get noticed is you.

To be clear, we’re not saying that your degree doesn’t matter. We’re just saying that your first job doesn’t necessarily have to be directly related to your degree. What employers look for in your first few    jobs is how well you can perform everyday task and how well you adapt to an office environment. Hence, they don’t expect you to have a long list of lifetime accomplishments so don’t worry too much about not having experience. Focus on highlighting what you can do.

To help you do that, have you considered framing your journey like you would a story. This will help you understand the basic concepts from a more relaxed standpoint and give you an edge from the competition. Framing your job search strategy this way, also refreshes you in the eyes of your employer. Because at the end of the day, you are selling yourself, how you’ve grown, where you’ve been and what you can do. If done right, that is something every employer would want to hear