What You Don’t Need For Job Search|#2 Exclusion Mentality| S1 E7
- By Assandoh
Another interesting thing is the mentality of exclusion. “I studied this so I don’t do that.” Your education or course of study is not there to limit you but rather widen your scope. You should not define your potentials in the yardstick of your course of study. Before formal education came, people worked. Think of the countless number of people who had no formal education yet working and making it in life.
I am not even talking about the likes of Despite’s but the young men and women in the market and on the street who have no formal education yet making ends meet. It will interests you to know that, most of the firms doing well today were not started by experts in that field but by ordinary men who knew just enough about the field. If not, the best CEO’s in the world today, would have only been our professors.
Personally, I am a trained health worker but I make ends meet from writing and conference speaking, a career I have no formal education. Being a science students in high school and trained as a Registered Nurse did not limit my writing career, rather offered me the opportunity to explore into other areas.
Let’s also understand that education does not give us a rise above certain job offers. Never exclude yourself from a job offer only because you’re better of or your certificate is better of than that. There is nothing wrong with a graduate teacher taking up a job offer to teach in a basic school. Even if it offers you nothing at all, it gives you the experience to apply to your dream jobs.
Also, in the job search market, there is no difference between small and big firms. All firms are your potential employers and thus, it’s not prudent to exclude any of them from your list. As a Business Administration graduate, even a micro-finance with only one branch can be your potential employer. Never judge the employability of a firm by its size.
The writer is a Nurse, a Blogger and a Health and Career Coach. He has been a resource person at countless number of conferences and students platforms both on health and career developments. For Health or Career Counselling and Speaking Engagements, contacts (+233) 0505167698