“I love my job. I love the pay!
I love it more and more each day.
I love my boss, he is the best!
I love his boss and all the rest.”
October 16 is International Boss’s Day. This is still a relatively new celebratory day in South Africa but it is starting to gain momentum in the corporate world.
The first question I have to ask is – do you HEART or HATE your boss?
Is your boss somebody you want to honour this year?
Or, would you rather make a voodoo doll out of your boss?
If you feel you need a NEW BOSS, then chances are high that you need a NEW JOB!
Finding a new job can be really tough. Statistically speaking, South Africa’s official unemployment rate is at 25.6%.* * (As published by the South African government http://www.statssa.gov.za/keyindicators/keyindicators.asp).
This means that at least a quarter of the country is unemployed! But, don’t despair – there are things that you can do to improve your chances of getting a job:
- Get relevant job skills by volunteering or applying for an internship;
- Network with everybody that you know and spread the word that you are looking for a job;
- Do as much research as you can about the industry you want to go into and the kind of job that you would like;
- Get the knowledge that you need in order to be qualified to do the job by registering for study courses.
College SA can help you get the knowledge that you need. Need to study something specific such as Technical Financial Accounting? College SA will have the course for you. Need to study something more general such as Time Management?
College SA will be your educational partner that will support you every step of the way with your studies.
Start taking the necessary steps today to get a new boss and a new job. Don’t be stuck doing something that you hate for somebody that you hate. Imagine yourself jumping out of bed in the morning with excitement because you can’t wait to get to work. Imagine a better future for yourself. It can be done!
Don’t dream it … be it (quote from the Rocky Horror Picture Show).
ps: I love my job and my boss!