Survival In A Competitive World As a Fresh Graduate

Iwill give you an honest assessment out of my 18+ years experience in recruitment and management.

Most companies recruit attitude and then train the skills on the job, it's no
longer about degree's & papers only. Companies are looking for people who are innovative and are ready to take initiative without being reminded, people who are solution driven and can think out of the box. Good recruiters can detect this during interviews from how your CV looks, what you have done during and after your university days.

Our current university products are mostly lazy, cannot take initiative, all they think of is earning big salaries and working for big companies simply because they have papers. I have even seen people rushing to arm themselves with Masters e.g. MBA's so that they can bargain higher salaries and earn more yet they cannot deliver anything. Do your own
research and you will confirm that most of our so called graduates cannot even express themselves in both oral and written, their writing skill is highly wanting with too much SMS style colloquia.

I can give you numerous examples of mid level college products I have personally recruited who have outshone the so called graduates, no wonder nowadays graduates are offered much less than they think they are worth.

By the way university education is supposed to equip graduates to become EMPLOYERS not EMPLOYEES.

By Dennis Gaucho.

Well if somebody wants that big starting salary with zero experience why, I think i'l start my own business where Iam my own boss. Where I sweat daily to ensure unrivaled success. This way I'l be my own HR manager & pay myself a handsome weekly salary of sh.500,000 for having sleepless nights. I would not be under pressure to demand for a pay rise every time inflation goes up but rather be willing to sacrifice which involves paying an arm & a leg to achieve my objectives and goals.

On the other hand, graduates ought to really be of value to employers. They need to be fruitful, innovative & hardworking. Good salaries do not come on a silver platter, especially nowadays given that academic institutions supply more graduates than is demanded.

By Rowland

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  1. U hav such a thing 4 writing...n the content? Its great n informative

  2. Thanks. You can always get informative articles here, be free to check for new content.