However, one will actually note that every phenomenon has some its special conditions. Here, it is meant that the problem of a job search is particular in every country - from African to the West European one. At all, there hardly exists a generally agreed definition of the “job search” word-combination. Still, in general, this describes a process when people try to act so that they will be employed in the near future. This action starts if either an individual is dissatisfied with the current workplace or when he is unemployed. From now on, let us get to the point of our today’s theme.
Before any person is employed, a considerable quantity of procedures are to be made. The first thing an employer does is having a glance at curriculum vitae. You may have asked yourself, “Why looking through and not examining thoroughly?” For any employer, your résumé must seem to be as a sales brochure. According to Cordant Recruitment (n.d.), “Every employer wants to get a good return on their money and recruiting a new employee costs time and money, you have to demonstrate on your CV that you will fit into a company’s culture and simply blend in with the harmony of a company’s working environment.”
Before you write this kind of formal paper, it is clear you must think about what to write down exactly. For instance, how good you are in this or that situation, your work experience in any other structure, and so on so forth.
Short- and Long-Term Goals
1) To gain experience and to get promoted at your work;
2) To advance the career with studying;
3) To become a very good computer user;
4) The goal will indissolubly depend on where a firm goes.
As you can comprehend, each of the issues apart from the second one give us to understand that, usually, the goals of a company and an employee are closely allied with each other. Moreover, this gives the clear feeling of logical interrelation; it is always right when a company is looking for a collaborator who fills the company’s needs with ease and a high performance level. Recently, I got to know that my chosen organization is going to engage an investment analyst. I have also a dream to once start my own financial company. If I obtain enough knowledge from this one, it will be that easy to create the best conditions for the one of mine.
Me as an Employee
The company is currently seeking for a young up-to-twenty-years-old specialist in the field of finance. By the way, as we all know, finance is certainly that branch of science that incites earth dwellers to persistent development along with a motion as processes of distinct kinds emerge. This firm has the aspects of the benchmark one. Thus, it needs a person who will definitely gain an understanding of the market macroeconomic behavior.
Unfortunately (and, on the contrary, luckily for me), the aforementioned organization has taken final leave of one intelligent employee who had taken up a post of financier earlier. Now, low-level indicators of competent financiers may be observed. This happened due to the fact that my country has reduced the amount of money expenditures for the loss of economic specialties in institutes of higher education.
The company has considered this issue and has pondered over this situation as thoroughly as it just could. In the long run, it has decided that the student with the most immense progress in studies has to be invited for the interview. Any kind of work experience is cordially welcome; still it is not obligatory. The staff is going to be rejuvenated, so pre-pension people will be gradually replaced with young people. This may signify that one of the company’s long-term goals is to learn to entrust the youth to grapple with tasks of any complexity. The oral interview along with online-testing at the IFC’s venue will be provided.
According to Blake (2016), “Employers look for employees who are honest. This means that in your next interview, if you are asked if you have any weaknesses, do not say no because you will be rejected immediately!” These words as if encourage us to always remember that if a person has some his positive sides, the absence of the negative ones is totally impossible. I tend to think that if a person who can be probably employed in the near future is capable of lying, cheating, or stealing must not be let to enter the employer’s work environment.
Soon, I will obtain a Bachelor degree. I am the person who is able to combine my weaknesses and strengths so that I will stay a reliable employee in my employer’s opinion. Frankly speaking, the two greatest negative sides I sometimes possess are nervousness from time to time and too much focus on work. My main strengths are the next ones:
1) Flexibility. I am ready to play the managers’ ways. There is no essential and breathtaking difference for me concerning where, when, and how to work. My long-term target here is to do everything possible to meet both individual and business goals.
2) Good analytic and planning skills. I feel the desire to become a financial specialist in the company, so it is my top-priority task to maintain the aforementioned skills properly.
3) Self-confidence. I do think that persistence had always been appreciated highly. Any company worldwide need a workforce that will be able to continue perfecting the whole working process in spite of different mistakes.
These are my strengths and weaknesses I will talk about while being interviewed. I hardly think either an employer or any department’s manager will listen to your best characteristics for a long period of time. It is important to be short-spoken.
As Albert Einstein suggested (n.d.), “The only source of knowledge is experience.” You know, I totally agree with his statement. That is why, I would like to work for this company, because, firstly, it is a chance to try my hands in the financial sphere of a well-known company here and abroad. Secondly, I will start perceiving what timeliness and responsibility appears to be. Thirdly, it seems to be an awesome opportunity as to exchange of experience and to obtain new skills in your major.
I would really like the idea of serving within this company. It turns out to be a multinational one which is called The International Finance Corporation (IFC). Of course, I am not invited to work in its headquarters. That would have sound suspiciously and oddly, if a man around twenty years old will be employed in the sanctum sanctorum. Still, even such a circumstance as to work under the name of such an organization is something concrete. Moreover, the IFC is a private sector arm of the Group of the World Bank. It works from Western Europe to Latin America. I will be really glad to spectate in what a way my work impacts the lives of those who live in the developing world.
If a business comes to my outside interests, I will say that I am a person who likes to be always busy. I adore leading a healthy way of life, going in for sports, reading classical literature, going on travels, and learning foreign languages. I am fond of Russian, Polish, Spanish, and Romanian languages. This means, I have something to strive for, and, as I am very flexible man, I will unreservedly accept any offer considering my work in Russia, Poland, Spain, and Romania respectively. Additionally, as I am a fluent speaker of these four ones, I will have an opportunity as to take part in some negotiations off the country I work in. I forgot to mention that every time I sit in front of my laptop I try to learn something new from it. Consequently, I am capable of bringing much knowledge and abilities to the job. I also adore complex financial models. By the way, the company tries to enter new markets concerning its different branches, while Africa is interesting for the headquarters in any plan. Due to the fact it is more than just financially healthy, the company is able to, as if, devour its feeble competitors. According to the IFC’s annual report (2015), it “Invested nearly $18 billion, including more than $7 billion mobilized from other investors.” Now, the quantity of countries it operates in composes the one-hundred-eighty-four figure.
Employment for Graduates
As Clarke said (2010), “All human plans [are] subject to ruthless revision by Nature, or Fate, or whatever one preferred to call the powers behind the Universe.” It seems necessary to mention that it is hard enough to predict something for even the near future. This is because circumstances are not always the same and have such a trend as to alter from time to time.
Still, if we talk about the future employment potential of graduates in the sphere of finance, one will absolutely note that the question is fairly ambiguous. Firstly, it emerges a great competition amid graduates and those who already work for a company. This must be a positive side of the problem. Still, as any other phenomenon, employment provides us with, perhaps, its greatest negative side, i.e. the personnel oversaturation. Many people are to apply to the job centers to find a work that will assist to maintain his or her minimal needs.
At the same time, big companies always possesses some workplaces for such occasions exactly. They start receiving a greater revenue due to this fact. In addition, it is hardly a secret for anyone that high-quality organizations send their scouts to the universities to conditionally select possible future employees. Later on, while having an interview, a student will probably receive the offer to work on entry-level position. Going into details, an entry-level job is an appointment for the newly arrived personnel that does not have enough experience and qualification. In other words, it is the first post after a person is being hired.
Advertisements for Entry-Level positions
Entry-level positions sometimes appear to be a unique chance for students to catch hold of a worthy job. Surely, there are many methods how to hire a good young employee; however, I would like to highlight the best ones, in my humble opinion.
1) The opportunity of promotion is obligatory. In such a way, students will have enough time and situations to learn new and to bring it further and further.
2) The presence of worthy salary along with an unsteady schedule. This makes the combining of both studies and work easier.
3) Young people are more flexible comparing to the mature workers. As they have less experience, it is easier to direct their actions at the right course. Moreover, an individual approach will be provided at the very beginning. Thus, a high-quality relations will be built.
According to Weinmann (n.d.), “It's easy to hire those with abundant experience, but today's 20-somethings are eager to work, and ready to get hired.” I must confess that, if anyone were me, they will love to work for the IFC as is provides a high-level exposure at the state level: very few companies have such one.
Cordant Recruitment. (n.d.). What an Employer Looks For In a Curriculum Vitae. Cordant Career Tools. Retrieved from
Blake, B. (2016). Sample Strength and Weaknesses of an Employee. The Mirror. Retrieved from
Einstein, A. (n.d.). Experience Quotes. Brainy Quotes. Retrieved from
IFC. (2015). IFC ANNUAL REPORT 2015. Retrieved from http://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/CORP_EXT_Content/IFC_External_Corporate_Site/ Annual+Report/2015+Online+Report/
Clarke, A.C. (2010). Odyssey Two. GoodReads: Quotes about Unpredictability. Retrieved from
Weinmann, K. (2011). Why You Have To Hire Young Workers, And How To Do It. American Express. Retrieved from
(Please, do not forget to delete this P.S. I do not manage to change any reference apart from the one that is about annual report of Nestle – each of the untouched ones appears to be a simple quotes or general information. Still, as I can see, you used 2014 annual report as well