So back in March when we were all quarantined, we decided to do something fun and yet adds value to anyone who’s worklife was put on pause that taught us 5 employment issues keeping very skilled people from getting hired! Today, Ghadir, our recruitment consultant decide to pass her experience with us.
Back in Ramadan, we initiated Mockup Interviews with our hottest, most experienced recruitment consultants and HR managers to help people improve their interview skills at home. We even collected a huge number of resumes to review and gave tips and tricks to improve their CVs for better chances on landing future opportunities.
What are the 5 employment issues you face every day? for instance, if you’re very good technically, why aren’t you getting hired easily? Ghadir will answer all those questions and more.
What did Ghadir Discover during her interviews?
5 employment issues Ghadir discovered during her mockup interviews in Ramadan, and here are the answers to every issue and how if you’re in that shoe to overcome it
- People are scared to till the truth
- There are many skilled people out there but they just can’t express themselves
- Freshmen don’t know how to pass an interview, what to say to the HR?
- Gray collar people don’t know what to do in retirement age?
- Jumpers can’t find stability, companies are no more accepting them!
Don’t be afraid to show the real you
“It’s not what you say it’s how you say it”Ghadir from Recruitment
Ghadir reveals to us that a huge amount of job seekers are put in a tough situation whenever asked about their career history or decisions they took or might take in the future. Her answer and advice to all those people is that “Don’t overthink what the HR will think of you, as long as you’re polite in your speech, all answers will be valid. It’s just the interviewer’s way of getting to know you better, that’s all”
What matters the most is your technical skill, and if you lie about that and it went unnoticed in the interview, it’ll surely come up later in your job.” and we don’t want that happening, right?
How to sell yourself better in interviews?
“One of the 5 employment issues I saw is there are many skilled people out there but they just can’t express themselves”Ghadir from Recruitment
3 out of 5 people Ghadir interviewed had a very good skill technically, but they just couldn’t express and sell themselves right. Lack of social, communication skills could sell you very short in every day life, not just as a work-life matter. Here’s how you could improve and solve those 5 employment issues in early age:
Gain more interpersonal skills to avoid these employment issues
- Read more about public speaking, do it often and put yourself in situations where you have to communicate
- Interview yourself, record a daily 5 minutes video of yourself and observe your mistakes for the next day
- Break the ice of having all attention on you, learn how to love being watched and listened to. You deserve it.
- Make as many interviews as you can, think of it as friendship-making rather than a business interview, it’s not court. Be friendly, laugh, and remember we’re all humans, we are flawed, learn to flaunt your mistakes and laugh at yourself… People will take this as confidence and will fall in love with you more often!
One of the Major 5 employment issues: Retirement Age
What should I do after I reach retirement age?
“My worklife has ended, after a lifetime of experience and success. I’m retired with a pack of skills”A retired man in his 50’s
Ghadir was enraged to hear those desperate words from the mouth of who used to be a very successful employee but has came to retirement age and has nothing to pack him up expect his skills and years of employment. There are so many grey collar opportunities out there and here are a few tips how to regain control of your career after retirement.
- Think big. Don’t crowd yourself inside corporates employment, how about opening your own business?
- Have you tried Freelancer, Upwork, or Fiver…etc to offer services only you can do better than anyone else?
- You have a lifetime of experience, why not start a video series passing your experience to others? Don’t you think this will open up a huge scope of attention to your personality, skills and experience and get you bigger opportunities? A huge corporate might offer you a contract to train freshmen!
- Become a mentor. There’s a lot of corporates out there that are looking for mentors to hire
- Or you could participate in outdoor events and give speeches, pass your experience, give career advice and learn to be followed and listened to!
Jumpers are facing employement issues
Ok. This is a common issue I was once facing, but I knew what I was doing, I knew what I wanted and I couldn’t find it anywhere. Let’s talk more about this…
As an HR, Ghadir didn’t like the mentality of jumpers, in her opinion, you have to give yourself and your position/company time before you decide to jump to a new place. For several reasons:
- It makes your CV looks bad. You’re untrusted as a loyal employee who’d survive the work stresses.
- You didn’t give yourself space to learn and gain experience from one place, so how should we believe that your career developed over the years?
- It raises suspiciousness around your judgment and decision-making skills.
She thinks employees do this for the below reasons:
- Management isues
- Environment issues
- Better options
There’s more into it, but to cut it short, I’m, yes, “jumping” to my point of view. An employee’s point of view, why do we jump from one place to another quickly?
- Better opportunities/offers
- companies introduce themselves as somthing, turns as something else completely.
- Family-run businesses are the worst.
- Yes, management issues and differences of mentalities can make you leave your job to an even worse one.
- Micro-management issues
- Transportation issues…etc
There’s always a hidden reason to every story, but in the end, jumping isn’t the best thing to do, it affects your career. So if you’re having issues in your current job, you’re still starting your career and can’t wait to find stability (jumping wouldn’t help and you’ll regret it)
Try to wait until you finish your contract, or complete almost a year after thinking of moving to another place or consider other offers. It’s provides more stability to your resume and your life altogether.