Another thing you have to bear in mind is that, you don’t have to really get a well-paid job immediately after school. That shouldn’t be your priority or your primary focus for your job search. Though some may be fortunate to find themselves one, which may not be the case for most fresh graduates, it is unlikely to attain a permanent employment with “good pay” immediately after school.
If you continue to search for a well-paid job, you may remain jobless forever. It’s better to focus your energy on finding a job rather than finding a well-paid job.
Kwame, a very good friend of mine will always tell me anytime I set out for interview, “Assandoh, no amount is too small. Whatever they would want to offer you, don’t reject it, one day you will find yourself in a bigger institution.”
Job search is not always about finding your dream job. Sometimes, a job in a smaller firm may lead you to another, probably a bigger firm or your dream job. Pastor Kyei, the proprietor of a private basic school I had a one year teaching appointment with after my high school education will always tell us, “You people should see this place as a stepping stone into higher places.” We’d always thought he was speaking more of spiritual until I went for an interview for a teaching appointment in a nursing school. I was fresh from university and I had no post-university experience. In fact, it was the teaching I did in Pastor Kyei’s school that gave me a boost over the others.
There is something most employers don’t know, that I think it’s prudent I share with you. ‘They have something you need’ and that’s experience. They look for experience but they have the experience. The burden lies on you as a job seeker to tap into their experience and later sell it to them.
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