“Preparing yourself for the career world is something you must do. This is due to the growing industry, increasingly tighter competition, and smarter client,” explained Herni Surhatini that is SVP HR PT. Elang Mahkota Teknologi (EMTEK) in ‘From Campus to Corporate’ Seminar on Friday (4/11) at the UGM Central Library Seminar Room. Self preparation is not only important for the career world, but also in entrepreneurship. With self preparation, Job seekers are not only focused merely on the income, but also have more understanding the job goal and able to love the jobs they’ll be doing.
One way of self preparation is to understand mindset to be successful. The first things that have to be a habit is punctuality, discipline, and harwork. Then you have to be competent not only in knowledge but also in the supporting skills. The last point that is no less important in successful people’s mindset is to have positive attitude and to always be optimistic.
Not only presented Herni as the speaker, the seminar became complete with interview and CV tips by Erika Swarandani that is a Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition EMTEK. Aside from that, Dino Martin, who is the CEO of karir.com was also presented to give an illustration of the career world and its competition. Even though there are a lot of job seekers and companies that are hiring, there are also a lot of industry that is having difficulties in finding the required human resources. Therefore, it is important to understand your potential and to prepare it before entering the career world to achieve success.
“I’d rather lose my youth, than to lose my future. It is never too late to self prepare and to pursue career in the field we are passionate in,” said Herni to motivate the participants.
Not only preparing your mental and skills, another thing that is not to be missed to be prepared is social media. Almost everyone use social media. Therefore, companies usually don’t forget to check social media that is owned by the job applicant to take a look at the prospective employee’s life. This can be obtained not only by what you’ve written or shared, but also from your social media friend circle. [Eva]