As a Life Coach, this topic may sound a bit unusual coming from someone dealing with topics like self-awareness, productivity, relationships, work-life balance confusions and emotions
But this topic has been on my mind since a long time, also because besides being a Coach, I also wear a hat of a Mentor, especially for young, inexperienced fresh mind in need of guidance, mostly in career and sometimes also outside of it.
I also choose this topic, based on my own personal experience of helping hundreds of women especially who are homemakers, and holds a completely wrong notion about jobs, work from home, and KSA.
In what I had experienced, every time I had a new customer, seeking my assistance through coaching, I ended up learning, almost a same story every time, some wanted coaching to get a job and some to regain what they had lost
In short, most of these homemakers were easily duped in lieu of work, job and pay and many even ended up paying their saved money to get a paid job!
In order to save many such being exploited further, this write up is my little contribution to assist as many people as possible.
So, Read on.
Jobs are an integral part of our life, our existence in both the monetary and economical sense completely depend on it, government bodies work hard in designing policies so that we have more and more job being created and the problem of unemployment is kept at the lowest percentage. While there is no doubt that we all need a Job, either to earn or keep us engage and sometimes both.
But what we all seldom pay attention to is, just as we all need a decent job, there are few key factors that need to be understood, that impacts our ability to find or get into one (job)
We also need to remember, that right from the cosmic realities, climate to our currency everything is undergoing a change, and jobs are not left behind in this metamorphosis.
The methods of getting a job done have now undergone a complete change.
Work from home which 8 years ago could have been someone’s wishful thought is now a reality and a new normal.
With the 4th Industrial revolution on its way, jobs and work from home perhaps may again undergo a sea change, but very little can be predicted about it, for now, so let leave it at that.
And move on to study and bust a few myths about Jobs and the new emerging Work from Home option.
#Myth 1: Any skill can do any job
Answer: Jobs are always based on 3 key components (KSA )
KSA stands for Knowledge Skill and Ability
KSA = Competence
Knowledge – Facts and Information we hold about something
Skill – expertise to do something
Ability – means to do something
We get a job on our respective KSA, without which, regardless of what we think of ourselves we could be completely irrelevant if we apply to jobs of which we hold no KSA
#Myth 2: I have completed my graduation and now I’m entitled to a Job which is my birthright
Answer: We get hired based on the Correct Approach adapted
What is the Correct Approach?
1.Create a smart resume
2.Tap in the right job channels
4.Reach out to Referrals
5.Work on Interviewing Skills
6. Get Hired
We get hired based on our efforts and activities, directed in the correct approach
and not by mere holding a qualification
#Myth 3: Work from Home Job; Any skill can get a job that can be done from home
Answer: Work from home jobs also work on the same principle of hiring people on KSA
Knowledge, Skills, and abilities in some cases also including relevant experience
KSA equally applies to WFH and a regular job done at the office , there are no exceptions
#Myth 4: I’m entitled to a good pay, regardless of my KSA
Answer: Jobs are priced based on compensable factors, which include Hardship
( working in tough environments) besides Knowledge skill and abilities, and a collection of all the compensable factors determine the price of the job
One has to hold the relevant compensable factors to be eligible for a very high pay
Understand the job’s compensable factor before applying for the role or seeking a raise
#Myth 5: It is easy to get hired with many years of experience in Middle Management or Higher above
Answer: Despite the best of skills, the demand for Higher level positions is confined to relevance and few limited seats only example; we need only one CEO or one VP HR, but can still have 3 Manager HR, so the higher you go the number of job/role numbers shrink and the competition becomes more and tougher narrowing it down more and more on relevant work experience
A mere Number of years of experience does not count towards the KSA
#Myth 6: WFH -Work from home jobs means, freedom, flexibility, and quick money
Answer: Work from home requires equal effort as you deliver while being at a workspace or office outside your home, yes, it may offer flexibility, but does not mean one can deliver less and be able to make quick money.
WFH and jobs done at a office space , both seek performance and delivery
#Myth 7: Any job can be done from anywhere
Answer: With technological advancement that has drastically shrunk the way we communicate and connect, making it simple and possible to connect and work, however, t does not mean we can just go about and do anything.
The principle of KSA and Feasibility still applies to many jobs, those existing and also those that are evolving.
Evaluate your KSA and reconcile it with the job applied for
Conclusion: This is not a final list nor an exhaustive list of myths that needed demystifying, but can be considered
the most common ones which need attention and awareness
so that the vulnerable unaware common man stands stronger and knowledgeable enough before the ever-changing dynamics of the job world
As a Life Coach today, where I help people in solving problems of Life, staying happy in a job, sustaining a job, managing a good job but with a cranky boss, are also some of the areas where I had assisted and coached people with the right approach that one needs to adapt when one gets caught up between the devil and the deep sea.
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Finally, do write back, sharing your thoughts, feelings, and experiences with me about the job world or outside of it.
Until next time ……………..