Monday, April 20, 2009

Any job should do ...Flexibility will impress future employers, Gan tells youth who raise discrimination concerns

Just take any job

I quote from

For example, an impressive c.v. should show how the candidate had carefully chosen each role, had gained good experience in it, and had then used this experience to progress to his next, higher value-added role. The c.v. should show how the candidate consistently secured jobs with the most reputable companies in each field. The job history should demonstrate that the candidate really has the kind of skills, strengths and interests that he claims to have.

In contrast, a poor, "patchwork" c.v. would show a candidate moving from job to job, without any obvious strategy or plan. After all, he's there just for the sake of having a job, not because he's genuinely interested in it. And his jobs don't build on each other in a helpful way. One year he's a MacDonalds waiter; next year he's a primary school relief teacher; after that he joins the SAF; two years later, he's selling insurance.

Gan calls this "flexibility". But sorry, such a c.v. is not impressive to me at all. It is merely what happens when you take the"any job should do" attitude to your own career.

If you take on any job, you at least are doing something productive during the job search period. You are earning some money, even if it's not giving you relevant experience.

If you choose to look for better jobs, you'll be looking for a longer period of time given the current bad economic climate.

So why not hold a part time job during the job search?

Note that you do not have to include your unimpressive (if it is) part time job if you don't want to.

Also note the termination rules for the part time job before you sign anything. It's good to give days advance notice to your current employer should you want to quit. Professional etiquette.

- Any job should do ...Flexibility will impress future employers, Gan tells youth who raise discrimination concerns
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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Bus firms fined over poor service

Bus Operators Fined $100

News source: Bus firms fined over poor service

Online response: PTC fines on transport companies are meaningless

I'm don't like the idea of giving out fines for punishments. The authorities should ask the CEOs to spend a few days doing community service. Or better yet, make them take their own public transport to work!

That will show them.

Also, driving related offenders should be punished by the suspension of driving license. No fines required. Money is cheap. Time is not.