Unemployment is the worst thing that any educated person can experience. The reason behind it is that after completing 14 or 16 years of education and bearing heavy dues of educational institutions people want to get a job. As early as possible so they can finally start making some money and justify their investment in education. Unfortunately, job markets all around the world have not fully recovered from the turmoil they had faced in 2008 and 2009. As a result, job options in both developed and developing countries are not too good. In fact, in a developing states like Pakistan things are even worse, as the economic condition of the country usually remains uneven. Due to this reason, educated people faces more problems in getting jobs in Pakistan and other developing countries.
However, this does not mean at all that one cannot find a job in Pakistan, as opportunities keep coming up from time to time, but it is also necessary that job seekers should also have those skills which an employer wants in his employee. Unfortunately, employers in Pakistan often found complaining that they have failed to find a candidate who possess critical skills for the job. This complaint highlights that apart from low job opportunities, unemployment is also increasing because most of the job seekers do not have those skills, which employers seek in a candidate. Therefore, sometimes it gets really tough for corporations and firms to fill a vacancy. Thus, it suggests that job seekers must identify and gain those specific skills, which most of the companies or owners need.
The best part about these skills is that most of the candidate already possess them, while others can learn or improve them through training. To identify these usual skills below we have compiled a list of skills that are sought after by majority of employees:
- Computer Knowledge
- Communication Skills
- Planning Skills
- Creativity/Problem Solving Skills
- Team Player
- Decisive Thinker
- Role Model
To qualify for any job it is important that a candidates must possess these skills. Besides them, candidates should also have a technical knowhow of his field. This will enable a job seeker top have an edge over other job applicants when competing for limited or key position. Majority of the job seekers get trapped at this point because usually they do not know how to gain such knowledge in short time. The answer to their problem are fast track training courses, which a candidate can receive from numerous institutions in Pakistan. Currently several institutions are offering various business, IT, entrepreneurship and other certifications, which can really help them seize a job.
One such platform is ninthd (9th D), a Lahore based initiative that offers international certifications in Urdu and English languages by leveraging technology. The international certifications of ninthd gives you an advantage over your job competitors because they are developed in association with top foreign institutes like UKCET and iCarnegie Global Learning, a subsidiary of Carnegie Melon University. More importantly, these fast track training programmes of ninthd are especially designed by keeping the requirements of local and international businesses and corporations, so trainees can meet their criterion.
It is anticipated that aforementioned advices will enable you to gain a job in short period of time.