Find a job in Somalia and Somaliland…..
Following a thorough search, we were surprised to find that most job seekers in Somaliland and Somalia fail in the first hurdle of their own job search.
Around 86% of the people surveyed felt that the current employment market is unfair, yet only 11% spend more than 1 hour a day on job searching, and less than 2% spend more than 2 hours on their search.
Furthermore, less than 4% spend time on understanding what employers in their interested field “want” and over 95% use the same CV and covering letter on all jobs.
To add, CV’s are created between 2-3 hours on average and more than 63% do not use a covering letter, and a whopping 94% do not follow up on jobs they have applied for.
We understand that the preparation that goes into applying for jobs is exhausting, but, it is necessary to boost your confidence and help you stand out from the crowd.
As the old saying goes, “criticise yourself first before you complain or condemn”.
Believe it or not, interviews don’t start in the beginning of the formal interview. The interview period starts before you apply and lasts until you get a hiring decision.
Anything you do (or not do) within that time period can play into whether you’re offered the job–or not.
So, what do you need to do?
- Create a killer plan to land the job you want
- Identify the job you want
- Make an activity plan of how you will find the job you want
- Identify the “wants” of the employer
- Spend on average 3-5 on a CV and a covering letter
- CV should not be more than 2 pages
- Covering letter should not be longer than 1 page
- How your skillset meets the employers wants should be clearly highlighted on your CV and covering letter.
*Note:For more information on how to make a CV and a covering letter, please visit:
- Spend 3-8 hours a day on searching for jobs
- Finding a job is a good practice on how hard you need to work when you are employed. So, make sure you spend time on every job you are applying for.
- Read each job description carefully and make sure your application is aligned with the process and requirements.
- Follow up on all job applications you have not receive a response from.
*Note: Think employers hate when you follow up about a job application? Wrong.
This simple activity could help differentiate you from others.
- Be ready for job interviews
- Prepare well and read on the employer’s history, services and market.
- Prepare for questions and answers.
- Ask questions back.
- Follow up
- Follow up on all contact with employers
- Ask employers about how your application is doing
- If unsuccessful, ask for feedback
If you’re part of the 90% who are just sitting and waiting, you’re making a big mistake. Be proactive, go above and beyond and you’ll be closer to scoring that interview and landing that big job.
Lastly, find a “temporary job” in the interim so you can increase your bank account and confidence whilst you are on the search for your DREAM job!
Good luck and keep out for more valuable information.
Musti Madar is the founder of Myshaqo, SMGT and Life-mapp. He is a serial entrepreneur with over 15 years’ corporate experience. Follow him on LinkedIn here