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3 tech skills you should learn, even if you're not pursuing a career in tech
Being tech-savvy is no longer unique or reserved for specific people in specific roles. As an employee, regardless of your profession - you should be comfortable in using computers and technology in your everyday life. Being able to list basic tech and computer skills on your CV will make you even more attractive to potential employers.
tech skills
6/22/2018 6:00 AMDevelop your careerBridget Maoko5/31/2018 12:00 PM
tech-savvy, Coding, Data Analytics, Search engines, tech skills

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Being tech-savvy is no longer unique or reserved for specific people in specific roles. As an employee, regardless of your profession - you should be comfortable in using computers and technology in your everyday life. Being able to list basic tech and computer skills on your CV will make you even more attractive to potential employers.

Here are 3 tech skills we think you should learn:


Coding
Technology is no longer just for geeks. Every career and industry is becoming more tech-centric. In fact, all aspects of our lives are becoming more reliant on technology, making it pivotal to understand its basics, hence coding.

Code.org  says that coding is a literacy that is essential for understanding our increasingly computational world and that learning it makes humanity more productive, leading to an overall increase in economic productivity - which tends to result in higher standards of living. 

Technology is not a fad and there is no time like now to prepare for the future, and coding is your entry point to getting in there.

Data Analytics
Big data and data analytics have become major buzzwords because of the Internet of Things (IoT) playing a key role in most companies. Organisations will (if they do not already) expect most of their employees to have data analytics skills, some universities are even starting to offer IoT related courses. But you do not need a degree to understand Big Data Analytics and the Internet of Things.

A simple online course to become adept with IoT- analysis skills will suffice. The ability to analyse data and make informed recommendations to drive effective decision-making will turn you into an indispensable member of any team. So give yourself the edge and learn how to mine data now!

Search engines
Search engines are complex computer programs and are the main way in which we find secondary information on the web. According to Tech Republic, using a search engine is more than typing in the address, putting a couple of keywords into the text box, clicking search, and choosing the first result.

Search engines are not limited to text. You can search for graphics, sound, video and many other types of files. You first need to understand what you want to search for and use a search engine that is likely to yield the best results. For example: if you are searching for a job, then use a job search engine. If you are searching for an image, then use a visual search engine. Harness their power to your benefit.

There are plenty of tech skills you can learn, go ahead and learn them as they will future-proof your career.

Communicate Recruitment is a specialist recruitment company with a nationwide footprint. Visit our website to learn more about us and how we can Connect you to Great Careers in Engineering, Finance, IT, Freight and Contracting.

Unconventional career advice
Have you ever looked back in your life and thought to yourself: why did I waste so much time worrying? Did I make the wrong career move? Why is my career not peeking? Well maybe it’s because you were young and did not know any better or no one ever really told you, so here’s advice that will make you feel better about your life and career choices as a young person.
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6/15/2018 6:00 AMDevelop your careerBridget Maoko5/25/2018 11:00 AM
career,  advice, job,

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Let's be honest, there's no shortage of career advice or advice about anything on the internet. You might even argue that you are awfully bombarded and you need a break from taking advice on the internet. But you're reading this so maybe this article will help. Have you ever looked back in your life and thought to yourself: why did I waste so much time worrying? Did I make the wrong career move? Why is my career not peeking? Why did I rush myself? Well maybe it's because you were young and did not know any better or no one ever really told you. So here's advice that will make you feel better about your life and career choices as a young person.

You are not your job!
There is no arguing that we have placed great emphasis on defining ourselves through our work. This is known as 'work-role-centrality' meaning your job is central to who you are. But truth is, you are more than your job and defining yourself with your role overlooks many parts of your identity. This is not to say your job is not important – it is. That's why you've worked so hard to get it and are working even harder to keep it but in the words of Chuck Palahniuk: 'you are not your job, you are not how much money you have in the bank, you are not the car you drive, you are not the contents of your wallet.' Realise you are more!

There is no right time. Just do it!
There is never going to be a right time or right moment to speak, share an idea, or take a chance on something. If you feel strongly about it gather your courage and just do it. This may sound easier said than done but take a chance on life. Be daring! Say yes to that promotion, only the hiring manager can say no. 

Ask stupid questions
It is often said that we must not take life too seriously, well, the same can be said about our careers. Do not take it too seriously. Understand that the growth of your career will not be linear, so do not be afraid to ask even the silliest of questions. Seek knowledge, be inquisitive. You will thank yourself once you have that gratifying answer!

Know when it is not for you and that's okay too.
While you work your way up in your career do not be afraid to do different things. This will allow you to find out what you like and do not like. As you switch jobs and tasks in-between you may discover that maybe you don't like numbers as much as you thought and prefer helping people or being in the field instead of the office for 8 hours. This discovery will help shape your career into something more meaningful to you and your overall life.

Communicate Recruitment is a specialist recruitment company with a nationwide footprint. Visit our website today to learn how we can help you advance your career.

So you just graduated, how much are you expecting to earn?
Getting a degree in South Africa is hard but earning a living is even harder. The reality is, you can have a degree and still end up unemployed or worse severely underpaid.
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6/1/2018 6:00 AMDevelop your careerBridget Maoko5/21/2018 10:00 AM
career, degree, job, graduate, salary, south africa

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Getting a degree in South Africa is hard but earning a living is even harder. The reality is, you can have a degree and still end up unemployed or worse severely underpaid. But what are the causes that lead graduates to being underpaid after securing their hard earned degrees? 

Let's find out:

It could be your tertiary institution of choice 


Yep, it's true! Not all tertiary institutions are created equal and your potential employer may judge you on that. Students from different institutions get different starting salaries. MyBroadband did a qualifications and salary survey and which revealed that graduates from the University of the Witwatersrand earn the highest average starting salaries, followed by graduates from the University of Cape Town, Rhodes University, and the University of Pretoria.
So maybe your tertiary institution of choice is to blame?  

Well, not everyone thinks so, including MD of Communicate Recruitment, Werner Saayman. He reckons this is not all accurate – although it is true, some universities do have a good reputation for degrees in certain faculties, for example UKZN for Accountants, Tuks for Doctors et al. He has personally never paid a premium for a graduate based on their university of study.

Here's an average of what graduate get paid depending on the tertiary institution they went to

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It could be your qualification
Data from Analytico, a data and earnings consultancy firm, shows that Engineering and Information Technology graduates can expect higher salaries than those from other fields. For example the average starting salary for a person with an Engineering or IT degree is R19,180 and a meagre R6,612 for Humanities graduates.

But not everyone who has an Engineering degree will get this much. Remember David Lekomanyane who graduated with a Bachelor of Technology degree in Mining Engineering at the University of Johannesburg in 2015, he earning R2,000 because he did not have experience? It's a catch-22 faced for many graduates.

Here's an average of what graduates are paid depending on their qualification:

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Expectations problems
There is an incompatibility between qualifications and labour market skills required. (MacGregor, 2007) argues that there could be a problem regarding the expectations of companies and what graduates bring on the table and we all know that a company will not pay you any more than what they think you are worth.

However, our MD - Werner Saayman thinks that the challenge for most graduates is in applying the knowledge gained in tertiary at the workplace. A white paper from the University of North-West confirms this. It reckons most graduates are not prepared for the workplace regardless of having a tertiary qualification.

What you should do
A young South African who gets and keeps their first job for 12 months or more, has an 85% chance of being employed for the rest of their lives, this is according to the Development Bank of South Africa. So stick with that internship programme until the end and give it your best shot.

You need not change your career just because others seem to be making more money than you are. The last think you want is to waste 30 years in a career that you have no interest in just to earn a high salary that will eventually overprice you out of the market in relation to your peers.

Communicate Recruitment Connects Great People with Great Careers in Engineering, Finance, IT, Freight and Contracting throughout South Africa. Visit our website to find out how we can assistant you in finding your next job opportunity.

How to register your CV on our website
As a specialist recruitment company, our primary goal is to introduce you to great career opportunities, but this will not happen if your CV is not registered with us. Uploading your CV on our website is an important part of the application process. 
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5/14/2018 11:00 AMDevelop your careerBridget Maoko5/14/2018 11:00 AM
specialist recruitment company, opportunities, CV upload, register

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As a specialist recruitment company, our primary goal is to introduce you
to great career opportunities, but this will not happen if your CV is not
registered with us.
Uploading your CV on our website is an important part of the application process.
When your CV is uploaded on our website, our highly qualified consultants can make
use of your  qualifications and experience to find you a job that matches your
skills, maximising your chances of new job opportunities.

Here are 5 easy steps on how to register your CV on our website:



STEP 1. GO TO HTTPS://WWW.COMMUNICATE.CO.ZA/

 




STEP 2.  GO TO REGISTER YOUR CV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 







STEP 3. ENTER YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS AND A NEW PASSWORD
THEN CLICK REGISTER

STEP 4. BUILD YOUR PROFILE
It is important to provide as accurate and up to date information as possible.
Populate all your details here about your current job, how much you earn and highest qualification.

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STEP 5. UPLOAD YOUR CV AND CLICK ON THE SUBMIT BUTTON








Congratulations, you have successfully registered your CV on our website.
After step 5 you will get an email confirmation of your registration on our website prompting
you to reset your password. This will allow you to log in; in future should you want to edit your details.

How to reset your forgotten password?
Go to our website: www.communicate.co.za
Click on register your CV  and click on forgot password.
Enter your email address and click on the request password change button.
You will then get an email with instructions to change your password.

Is there a limit to the size of your CV?
Yes. Your file should not exceed more than 2MB

Which file type's do we accept?
Doc, Docx and PDF

Communicate Recruitment is a specialist recruitment company with over 3 decades of experience.
We connect great people in the IT, Finance, Engineering, Freight and Contracting 
throughout Africa and South Africa on a permanent or part-time basis.

Why you should care about career adaptability
Career adaptability refers to a person's willingness and ability to adapt to changing work environments. Career adaptability can be learnt and practiced. It is not specific to age, culture or demographic.
Why you should care about career adaptability
3/23/2018 6:00 AMDevelop your careerBridget Maoko3/15/2018 12:00 AM
Adaptability, career adaptable, job market, business

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If a business decides to change its core function and transition into something else, where would that leave you as an employee? Will you be able to transition as well or would you have to find another job?

If you say: I will be able to transition seamlessly into a new role – then you are career adaptable. If you say no, I will have to change jobs and continue doing what I was doing in a different company - then you are by default not career adaptable.


Let us break it down:

Career adaptability refers to a person's willingness and ability to adapt to changing work environments. Career adaptability can be learnt and practiced. It is not specific to age, culture or demographic. To become career adaptable, you need to be prepared to engage in an ongoing process of self-reflection; development of skills and understanding needed to cope with change.

The true value of it
Career adaptability comes with you being vested in the outcome of your career as a whole. For example, you should be more concerned in what you want to achieve in life as opposed to just getting a promotion in your current post. Think about this: can you picture your future without your job title being tied to it? 

What is required from you
Career adaptability requires a number of skills and personality traits that you can grow over time. One study has even written The 4 c's of career adaptability you can adopt which are:

  • Concern - you have to be concerned about your future and realise that it is important.
  • Control - understand that you are responsible for developing your career. Take ownership and control of your personal career.
  • Curiosity - display a sense of curiosity by exploring different career scenarios.
  • Confidence - be confident and strong enough to pursue your aspirations.

You need to embody all these elements and more in order to be able to adapt. You will further need to build a strong network, be a forward thinker and continuously learn new skills.

Why you should care about it
The job market is unpredictable therefore being flexible on your career path can lead to higher job satisfaction. Your ability to be open to new possibilities outside of your current field or scope of work will lead you to great heights.

Career adaptability is not only about skills, qualifications or experience but about being willing and capable of foreseeing how to approach new opportunities with optimism and confidence. The key is to focus on the life you want to build and not on any particular job title.

Communicate Recruitment is a specialist recruitment company with over 30 years of experience. Visit our website to find out how we can help you with your next career move.

Four reasons to love your job
We all deserve to enjoy what we do for a living, even if it is not our dream job. If you enjoy what you do - you will find it easier to make business connections and widen your network. Truth is: we owe it to our customers, suppliers, partners, family and most importantly, ourselves to enjoy what we do for a living, simply because we already spend most of our time at work.
Four reasons to love your job
2/15/2018 6:00 AMDevelop your careerBridget Maoko2/8/2018 10:00 AM
loving your job, work, dream job, why you should love your job. How to love your job

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We all deserve to enjoy what we do for a living, even if it is not our dream job. If you enjoy what you do - you will find it easier to make business connections and widen your network. Truth is: we owe it to our customers, suppliers, partners, family and most importantly, ourselves to enjoy what we do for a living, simply because we already spend most of our time at work.

If you say well; it is not my dream job and I feel a little indifferent about it, then this article is for you. Here are four reasons that will help you appreciate your job even more.

The South African economy 
The unemployment rate in South Africa is high. Inflation is high. Economic growth is slow, the list is endless, so the last thing you want to be is unemployed. Can you imagine how difficult it would be to fulfil some of your basic needs without a steady income?

Look at it this way; the income that your job gives you enables you to provide for your family and plan for other things. That is reason enough to appreciate your job and find joy in your day.

Happiness
When you are not happy at work, your 'unhappiness' will affect other areas of your life. This is because you cannot compartmentalise unhappiness (unhappy at work – happy at home.) Your negativity will affect all areas of your life. Research suggests that you do not have to love your job immediately to find happiness and fulfillment in it; therefore, it might take time.

Do away with expectations
Just because it is not your dream job does not mean it is not worth appreciating it. You do not have to be doing your 'life's purpose' to be doing meaningful work. The notion of 'follow your dreams, find your passion and do what you love' will, unfortunately, not apply to all of us. Relax from these expectations and focus on mastering and finding joy in your current job.

Make it work for you
Every job offers a reward of some sort. It could be emotional or monetary. Sometimes the benefits are in the lessons you learn. The validation from your boss, personal growth or that you are a favourite in the office thanks to your great personality.

There are tons of benefits that people overlook in their jobs simply because they have high expectation and are only interested in the monetary aspect of it. Take a step back and try looking at your job a little differently – it might turn out to be great. 

Communicate Recruitment is a specialist recruitment company with many years' experience. What really sets us apart, however, is our ability to balance career moves with perfect timing. We find great opportunities and connect them with exceptional people – at the exact right point in a career.  Visit our website today to learn how we can help you advance your career. 

Top future Engineering skills to watch out for
In the last 10 years, various Engineering skills have been identified as some of the top 10 scarce skills in the country. This includes the more familiar skills like Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering but more recently, there are also a few new skills slowly starting to emerge as the industry evolves and technology becomes vital. We look at some new skills to watch out for in the future.
Top future Engineering skills to watch out for
2/2/2018 6:00 AMDevelop your careerSandra Olivier1/31/2018 12:00 AM
engineering jobs, civil engineering, skills in engineering

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n the last 10 years, various Engineering skills have been identified as some of the top 10 scarce skills in the country. The National Scarce Skills list have indicated that at least 13 engineering related skills are sought after in the job market and this industry offers some of the highest employment potential in South Africa. This includes the more familiar skills like Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering but more recently, there are also a few new skills slowly starting to emerge as the industry evolves and technology becomes vital. We look at some new skills to watch out for in the future.

UAV Engineering
Drones or rather UAV's (unmanned aerial vehicles) are everywhere. High priced and low, they are the decade's new toy. If you have one, you make sure to show it off. If you don't, you really want one. Global companies are also exploring possibilities in UAV technology, from the expected tech brands like Amazon, to surprising corporations like McDonalds. Already many construction engineering projects are incorporating UAV's because of its ingenuity, practicality, and affordability. Once their versatility shows on the business' bottom line, UAV's will be active throughout the industry. Many companies are just starting to integrate this kind of technology but the demand is sure to increase in the future and Drone Engineers could open up a new career path for many.

Structural Engineering for the future
Architecture is a constantly evolving profession, and with it, city planners and structural engineers have to keep up. Today's engineers have their work cut out for them with recent pushes for urban sustainability and modern aesthetics. Construction more and more will be making use of advance materials. Carbon Fibre, Graphene, High Strength compacting concretes, intelligent cladding which can alter opacity to changes in sunlight, increase or decrease heat absorption from surfaces, will be the norm. It's a sector that's on the brink of massive development, and the job itself is set to evolve into something that encompasses so much more than the traditional concepts of structural design.

Sensor Programmer and system integrator
As more products get equipped with sensors, they become part of the significantly growing Internet of Things. Enabling all Internet-connected sensors to talk to each other is turning into an even bigger problem. With technology, your wearable fitness device can monitor your exercise and your fridge can order eggs when you're running low. The real problem occurs when your fitness device tells your refrigerator you worked out much more today and it doubles your order of protein drinks. That might not be a typical example, but the demand for engineers who can program and integrate sensors is on the rise.

The reality is that in this rapidly evolving, technologically driven job market engineering is thriving and job opportunities for the right candidates are ample.

This is good news if you are one of the few qualified and experienced in the Engineering industry, not so much, if you are looking for Engineering skills in your business. Either way, if you are a candidate or a client as a specialist engineering recruitment agency, we can assist. Our specialist engineering recruitment team has access to highly skilled engineering candidates and engineering jobs in civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, electronic, engineering sales, production and trade fields. Get connected with us today.


Updating your CV? Read this first!
Truth is, people have to start viewing their CVs as marketing tools to landing their dreams jobs and should treat them as such. A compelling CV should stand out from hundreds of job applicants applying for the same job ergo everything on there has to be tightly edited.
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1/12/2018 6:00 AMDevelop your careerBridget Maoko1/12/2018 5:00 AM
CV, career search, job search,
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Alec Brownstein bought Google ads against names of directors at his dream ad agencies. The PPC campaign had a message: "Hey, David Droga, Googling yourself is a lot of fun. Hiring me is fun, too." with a link to his website to let the creative directors contact him. This ingenious tactic landed him many interviews and a successful placement at one of his targeted companies.

Truth is, people have to start viewing their CVs as marketing tools to landing their dreams jobs and should treat them as such. A compelling CV should stand out from hundreds of job applicants applying for the same job ergo everything on there has to be tightly edited. There should be no room for inconsistencies and recounts of your life history, in fact, you only have so much room on your CV and need to make sure you use that space wisely.

Here is your guide to editing your current CV the right way:

Look back

Start by looking back at how your job or responsibilities have changed over the years, this includes those all-important but easy to overlook skills like a new language you might have learnt or new responsibilities that have been recently assigned to you. Analyse all of these things and highlight them in your current CV.

Make the top count
The top one-third of your resume is what a recruiter or hiring manager scans to determine if they will read the rest. Make yours an attention grabber.

Pay attention to format
Design matters, depending on the industry you are in. What you want is a balanced and clear look with just enough flair to stand out. For example, a PDF file extension ensures that recruiters can open it on any device and it will also maintain formatting, so you can be sure that employers are seeing your CV as you intended.

If designing an intricate CV using software like Adobe Photoshop and the likes is not your forte a simple step, such as adding hyperlinks that direct a prospective employer to any work you have done will make it easier for them to get to know you better or alternately use free templates.

Do your research first, have a look at CV templates suitable for your industry and profession then adopt one that is more 'you'. It could be that people in your industry have placed preference on video CVs over a snazzy template.

Get rid of the old stuff
Be ruthless in cutting down unnecessary details on your CV. In all honesty, it should be no more than 2 pages. When you add new information to your CV, something old must go. The older the job and the less relevant it is to your target position, regardless of the length of time you were in the post, the more likely it is you should cut it from your CV.  Be selective in the information you retain, sometimes a job and organisation title, with dates is enough.

Think digital
We're living in a digital age, and so your CV should show that you are fairly tech-savvy. These days, chances are slim that you will be sending your resume via post as most people advertise jobs online and job seekers usually email their CVs in. Think of the different ways employers can consume your information online and work within those lines.

Customise your CV to reflect relevant skills
One of the trickiest aspects of writing a resume is highlighting your skills. The goal is to match your skills together in a way that shows you can do the job. Look at the job description thoroughly; it will serve as a guide. Bear in mind that some roles put heavier emphasis on certain skills than others. It is important to customise your CV to reflect the skills that are key to the job you are applying for. 

Your resume is not just a representation of your past details but a promotional document. It should tell your potential employer about your career details, achievements, experience, relevant skills and highlight whilst explaining how you are qualified for the job. Contact us today to find out how we can help you position yourself better. Communicate Recruitment is a specialist recruitment company with over 3 decades of experience. We connect great people in the IT, Finance, Engineering, Supply Chain and Freight industries throughout Africa and South Africa on a permanent or part-time basis.

5 Factors to consider before changing jobs
Job searching can be stressful, but a well-prepared job seeker is likely to find the process a lot easier to deal with. If you are thinking about changing jobs.
5 Factors to consider before changing jobs
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11/10/2017 6:00 AMDevelop your careerBridget Maoko11/1/2017 3:00 PM
career, jobs, changing jobs

keyboardJob searching can be stressful, but a well-prepared job seeker is likely to find the process a lot easier to deal with. If you are thinking about changing jobs, here is what you need to think about first that could make your job search process smoother.

1. Think about why you want to leave
Think about your reasons for changing jobs carefully. Scrutinise them. Why do you want to leave? How is this move going to benefit you and your career in the future? Is it related to your skills not being fully utilised or unruly colleagues? Are they worth you leaving your job? Is it money perhaps? Asking these questions will clarify your intentions of job searching. Maybe you do not need to job search but start your own small consultancy firm or you just need to be moved to a different office.

2. Assess yourself
Once you have decided that you really want a 'new job', the next logical step is to assess yourself. Do you know who you are? Do you understand what you like, what you can and cannot do? Your personality, strengths and plain interests? Assessing yourself will help you determine your value.

3. Value
Knowing what value you are to your current employer and of what value you will be to your next employer can be a game changer. Your current employer might have you focused on one task and not be using all your skills. Think long and hard about the value you will be bringing to your next employer and the value you currently hold that you might not be actively using.

4. Where are you going to job search?
Once you have decided that you are a worthy employee and you deserve better. Decide then, as to where you are going to search for this 'job.' Are you going to use your network, a recruitment company, job boards, or social media? You might want to subscribe to job alerts in your industry while you're at it.

5. Do not give them a reason to doubt you
Once you have decided on your platform. Clean up your profile. It's a given that your potential employer will be interested in more than what is just stated on your resume. They will google you and view your social media profiles, are they in good standing? Keep your profiles and resumes that are searchable by employers clean and professional.  

Do not make it hard for employers to find what they are looking for. Only include information that is relevant to the job you are applying for, take things like the format into consideration and make sure you highlight the value you can add. And when you are finally ready to job search, be sure to visit our website first. 

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4 things you should do before setting your goals
Goal setting is not as simple as deciding on what you would like to accomplish and working towards it. There is a lot to take into consideration before setting goals that most people take for granted, and that can be the difference between achieving your goals and labelling yourself as a failure.
4 things you should do before setting your goals
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11/3/2017 6:00 AMDevelop your careerBridget Maoko10/27/2017 11:00 AM
goal setting, career, planning

checklistGoal setting is not as simple as deciding on what you would like to accomplish and working towards it. There is a lot to take into consideration before setting goals that most people take for granted, and that can be the difference between achieving your goals and labelling yourself as a failure. We live in a society that is obsessed with goal setting. Motivational speakers, self-help gurus, and our bosses to mention a few always say: 'if you want to accomplish something set a goal and you will achieve it.'

But what happens if your goals are too specific or too broad and require excessive financial and emotional support than you can't give, or better yet what if that goal is outside of your capabilities and core competencies? You will fail, that is inevitable. Nevertheless, you can avoid all of this by asking yourself truthful and simple questions before entrenching your 'goals' in your brain.
Start here:


Is this goal mine?

Not that of your family, friends, or even your boss, but yours. When you set a goal that is purely yours; you will, by default practice what experts call the 'endowment effect' which happens when people take ownership of things and it becomes 'theirs' therefore integrating it (the goal) into their sense of identity. Your goal = your sense of identity.

Are you going to enjoy it?
It will be extremely futile to create a goal around something you do not enjoy. Your thoughts and your mental approach to your goals are what determines whether you reach your goal or not. So give yourself some time to think; maybe you do not need to 'set a goal' but hire someone to do it for you. I mean, how else are you going to achieve a goal you did not enjoy setting, where are you going to get the enthusiasm?  

Are you realistic?
It is easy to allow goals to outsize our capabilities. It is important to learn to distinguish between potentially feasible and impossible self-change goals in order to avoid overconfidence and false hopes leading to eventual failure and distress. Studies reckon when we first set our goals we are super optimistic and filled with hope and fail to identify 'possible blockers.' Do not be myopic when setting goals. Do not limit yourself either. Just be realistic, assess yourself first. Is this something you can do?

Do you have a tracking system?
Developing a clear and definite plan to achieve your goal is crucial but so is a definite tracking system! Your plan should include solutions and methods for assisting in maintaining your focus. Think of what you can incorporate into your plan to assist you in sustaining your momentum. How else will you know if you are close to attaining your goal or far off?

Communicate Recruitment is a specialist recruitment company with over 3 decades' of experience. Visit our website to learn more about us and how we can help you take your career to the next level. 


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