Any Job Is Not Better. The data compiled from the research firm statistica.com provides youth unemployment was hovering around 26% from 2010 until the end of 2017. At the beginning of 2017, the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics(KNBS) placed the figure at approximately 20%, and the number of jobless Kenyans who were actively looking for jobs was more than 1.4 million and is growing. The figure excludes more than five million people who have decided to give up on the job altogether. Over seven million Kenyans are currently unemployed.
Any Job Is Not Better
The bottom line is that the job market is crowded, and it is not possible to afford to be picky, and that’s the case. So, you may decide to take whatever you can and hang on until something better comes along. This kind of grim data makes this decision appear like an ideal idea But is it?
For a case study, I can vouch for that choosing a job is a bad mistake, as it is a naive and frequently misguided concept. Your first job can play a crucial role in your professional development because it offers you the opportunity to fill any leftover gaps from research studies. This can happen quite a bit. Being a recent graduate, you also have the chance to build networks (very crucial) and interact and learn from the top minds in your area. Even if the pay isn’t enough to cover your expenses, knowing that you’re leaving an impression in the industry is an incentive in and of itself.
In the end, you’ll get promoted to the top place or be offered a position in another place that recognizes your value. Let’s discuss this man who is wasting his days away at an awful job that’s a waste of time. When an opportunity comes knocking at the door, the applicant realizes that his skills have been stripped down over the years. If you can’t write code or program on a computer anymore, and you aren’t aware of the latest trends in the industry which have since been accepted.
If the company is curious, they’ll hire an intern as technically; you’ve got an uphill climb to make. The result could be different if you’ve been absent for a long period. The gap needs to be explained in some way. Employers aren’t to blame to think that they’ve reduced the feared lethal bite into an untoothed bite. Simply put, your capabilities will be questioned, and you’ll therefore not be considered as a primary option.
You can say goodbye and begin a new route in a brand new field in the worst-case scenario. Sometimes, this is the case, and we know many who can confirm that. In most cases, it transforms you into a miserable career snob working in a position you find difficult and in a stressful work setting, facing the uncertainty of your future.
While I am aware of the job market’s turmoil as unsettling, I am not convinced that everything counts.
How to spot Dead-end jobs.
Poor salary/late pay
An opportunity open to any candidate is always bad for the employee. The money you’re entitled to as a wage isn’t ever guaranteed until the end of each month. The salary is paid on the 2nd of each month or delayed for months. If you’re in a place where everything is paid for, it isn’t easy to live in.
Aucune formalized contract
A job that isn’t good has no legally binding contract. Employers are looking to keep things tidy and easy. This means that you don’t have any job security for the employee. It’s possible to be heading towards “early retirement” any day or any moment if you work in a job that gives you at the top of your game, often a source for psychological and mental torture.
Undefined nature of the work
Employers may exploit an employer’s “other duties as assigned” clause to make you the master of all trades and a master of nothing. The duties you’re assigned aren’t related to your job description or the post you’re currently holding. You’re currently the receptionist; next week, you’ll be the driver, the errand boy and the mascot, salesman, the receptionist, and so on, all within a short period. Get rid of that miserable “job.”
Work hours are long and irregular. hours
The job that requires your entire time effectively eliminates the opportunity to look around. Additionally, you could have to work irregular hours without receiving fair compensation for your work.
Unhealthy for self-esteem
The ability to trust is essential for delivering. If you’re unsure about your actions, you may fall short of previously achievable targets. Indeed, filling the void of a subordinate position does not make you a snob or a snitch for top employees. In a hostile work environment that doesn’t pay attention, you’re not acknowledged, and your job is deemed unimportant. You may soon find yourself convinced that you’re not a valuable man.
However, I’d like to emphasize that it is normal to learn something at each job. But it’s ineffective if you can’t develop it or apply it elsewhere. In the ideal scenario, your first job should serve as a way to do an even better job shortly. This only happens if the position you are applying for is compatible with your professional. Opportunities in the hospitality sector could hinder the career prospects of, for instance, a telecommunications student in the long term.
I’m not suggesting individuals avoid putting their feet in their pajamas; I would advise graduates to follow the less glamorous path of volunteering or taking on an internship after another as you are creating relationships and leaving a remarkable record wherever you travel. In an era of scarce job opportunities, the referrals/connections you make will come in handy in landing a permanent job. Consider other possibilities, like online jobs, where many individuals are earning decent incomes.