Are you really “Ready” for a New Job?

Employment readiness is defined as being able to locate, obtain, and keep a job. Being employment ready includes ensuring you can effectively achieve changeovers and upskill to new professions as required. Before you can apply for a job or a promotion, you must ensure that you have the right skills and qualifications to fit the essential criteria.

Consider the following simple seven (7) stage process:

  1. Select a Training or Educational Facility – Find a university, trade school or preparation program that will help plan for your occupation and profession that you have decided to work towards.
  2. Investigate Potential Jobs and Businesses – Look into professions in your area of choice. Decide if the employment potential, remuneration and work conditions are suitable for you. Finally narrow down the emphasis to one or two explicit opportunities in the elected occupational field.
  3. Find a career path – If you are just starting university or making an occupation change, you should outline a career path to support you in accomplishing your career objectives.
  4. Evaluate Your Interests- Consider what you appreciate, enjoy and what you are best at doing. Take career ability tests to determine if you have the kind of character and values that are needed to meet your job goal. Understand your ‘thinking’ preference – a great tool to do this is Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI), a system to analyse and describe thinking preferences in people. Understand your personality by considering using assessment tools such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Learning Orientation Questionnaire, DISC assessment, and others.
  5. Set a Career Goal – Research the kind of preparation, abilities and education required to reach the set goal. Plan a clear process map on how you will achieve your career outline.
  6. Attend Classes- Finish your training, up skilling or degree. While at school, take the opportunity to practice and become better by applying and taking part-time jobs or internships in the career that most interests and benefits you.
  7. Begin the job hunt – Prior to graduation time, plan your CV and get the best career guidance as possible. Talking to a counsellor or maybe an experienced friend or acquaintance for help with CV tips, potential jobs in your interested field and interview advice and procedures.

The above can also be applied to changing employment or pursuing a promotion from within your current organisation.

If you are seeking for support to conduct the Hermann Brain Dominance (HBDI) system in your organisation, Julie Hillier, Senior HR and OD consultant at Perdaman Global Services is a Herrmann Certified Practitioner with the skills and understanding required to interpret the HBDI Individual, Team and Pair Profiles and help you apply the Whole Brain Technology® in your respective organisations with benefits for individual, team & organisational communication, problem solving, strategic thinking, change management and conflict resolution.

The Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI) is a system to measure and describe thinking preferences in people, developed by William “Ned” Herrmann.

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