Tips on choosing an occupation
As someone starting out in their working life it is not so easy to come to a decision.
Is the job the right one for me? Am I the right person for the job?
It is very important to us that our staff feel at ease. In the company, in their team and in their private life.
The following tips are intended to provide you with some help in finding your dream job:
1. Know your strengths and weaknesses
Think about yourself and consider your talents and capabilities. What were my favourite subjects at school? What did I really dislike? What do I like doing in my free time and what are my hobbies? Would I prefer to be in contact with customers or work with my hands in production? These are just a few of the questions to help you think about yourself. The best thing is to obtain an objective opinion, for example from your parents, friends or teachers you trust. A careers service would also help you.
2. Know what you want from the company and your occupation or trade
The workplace is where you will spend a large part of your time from now on. It is therefore important that you feel comfortable there. In order to make sure of this you should be clear in your own mind in advance about what you expect from your future employer. You can use the job interview to gather information about the atmosphere and hierarchies in the company.
But before the interview you should devote a few moments thought to what is particularly important to you in the company: is it a good income, promotion opportunities or job security? Or are interpersonal factors such as working in a team more important?
But one thing is sure – it is not always possible to meet all expectations. Nevertheless, a large part of your expectations should be met so that you like your work and enjoy setting out for work every day.
3. Looking further afield
There are so many jobs for which formal training is required and so many study courses – especially today. Use the Internet and get to know what training or study courses suit you.
And there are also newspapers and exhibitions which will give you a general view of the jobs for which formal training is required a well as the study courses available.
4. Gather information and apply early
The earlier the better: The best thing to do is to take a good look during your school years at what suits you best. Work experience or internships can also help you to find the job which is right for you. Job and college fairs can also help you find the right direction.
It is really important that you find a job training course or a study course which interests you. Make a note of application deadlines or you might find that you can’t start until next year.