Being an Optimistic Job seeker is being a good planner.

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Being an Optimistic Job seeker is being a good planner.

In this beautiful life we are living there are jobs out there for each one of us. God designed the world in such a way that there is a position specifically designed for you, no one else can perfectly fit in your position or even perform better in that particular position than you.

It is in this perception that we can beat the myths and fallacies in your job searching;

  • You must know someone in the company for you to work there.
  • The Job market is flooded in your field.
  • Nowadays getting a job is hard.
  • Nowadays you need more certificates to get that job.

My good brother and sister, these are just but obstacles we as human beings create in our minds. We limit ourselves to seeing beyond myths and instead of strategizing on our job search.

What do we do?

  • We get discouraged.
  • Some of us become desperate.
  • Some of us become exploited by scammers.
  • Some of us sit and relax in our comfort zones waiting to know someone who can link us to a Job.
  • Some of us end up in depressions and committing suicide.

Just to mention but a few how toxic these myths can be in our lives.

These prolong our destinies, and like one philosopher said “don’t wait for Friday to buy the bugger, plan on Monday, Tuesday and if possible Wednesday and surely you will feast on your bugger on Friday”.

What are we trying to say here?

We are simply saying, let’s beat the myths by planning for the jobs we want and desire. By doing so we will do justice to our souls. We can do proper planning by ensuring we have:

  1. The right skills in our finger tips
  2. We communicate with confidence.
  3. Our CV are designed to be the very best marketing tools. Learn more here what we can offer on this.
  4. Our online resume; LinkedIn is well crafted to attract recruiters attention and optimized to be able to appear at the fore front pages for specific keywords we want to be hired for.
  5. Finally, we must learn to set targets and timelines for our job search strategy.

With these and trusting in the giver and protector of our lives we will be beyond myths.

Let us avoid approaching job searching blindly, we must wake up and plan. Imagine waking up each day to your work place, a job you don’t like just because your friend referred you to the job when you were off guard. That is not life fulfillment neither life success.

We succeed when we do what we love doing each and every second we live. We become productive when we do what we whole heartedly love doing.

Let’s all plan for a fulfilling career path by approaching job search with optimism each day we rise to serve.

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Job design and the great significance it has to an organization

Job Satisfaction through proper job design
Job satisfaction

Job design is a core part of human capital management. It is the manual for what an employee is supposed to work in an organization. In summary, job design is the act of defining the responsibilities of the job, skills requirement, the relationship of that particular job with others in an organization with an aim of ensuring that the job holder satisfies the organizational, personal, social, and technological requirements for the position.

Why do we need to design jobs in the right way or what is the aim of job design?

  1.   The first goal of job design is job satisfaction when the job holder is not satisfied with what he or she does every day there is always a problem of high employee turnover. Proper job design is aimed at achieving job satisfaction to the maximum and hence reduce turnover.
  2.   Improve on quality, when job design is done in an excellent way the job holder will work toward minimizing the number of errors and mistakes. The end result of this is high-quality output for organization products and services.
  3.   Reduces employees problems within an organization. Among the problems, it helps to curb is employee absenteeism and conflicts between employees. Proper job design brings contention in whatever an employee does on a daily basis. When an employee is contented he or she will always be available to work and will never feel inferior when he or she compare their jobs with others.

According to Oldham and Hick Man, (1976) Jobs should be designed to meet five core characteristics.

Job characteristics
Job characteristics

The five characteristics of well-designed jobs are

Job autonomy

Job autonomy is the ability of an employee to be able to make an organization decision on their own. According to research jobs where employees are left to decide what to do and do it in the most appropriate way are more satisfying than jobs where people are every now and then being reminded on what to do.

Job identity

Job identity is the association of a particular task with the completion of the task by a specific employee. More satisfying jobs are the jobs which can be associated with an employee from the start to the end of the task. Example, an auditor who start from vouching and sampling of accounting documents to the presentation of the financial statements is more likely to be satisfied compared to the one who did sampling and vouching then left the presentation of financial statements to a different person within the audit team.

Job feedback

Job feedback entails the ability of an employee to be able to get a response from the organization on what they have been able to achieve within a specific period of time. The employees who receive frequent feedback on their customer satisfaction skills, the percentage of improvement in sales or just an appreciation for always going beyond their job description, these employees are likely to be more satisfied in their jobs than the employees who do not get feedback on what they achieved.

Job significance

The importance of the particular task an employee undertake and its valuable contribution to an organization is to determine employees satisfaction. Employees who feel their inputs in the organization are greatly contributing to the Return on Investment (ROI) are more satisfied compared to others who can’t be able to relate their contribution to ROI. According to research employees who feel their roles contribute to increasing organization values are more like to stay in an organization even if they are lowly paid

Job Skills variety

This means the number of skills that are applicable in completing a particular task. Employees who feel that quite a number of their skills are contributing to the organization overall goals in their job are likely to be more satisfied than employees who use one or two of their skills to get the job done.

A better understanding of the job design by human resources practitioner can be of great importance in driving organization excellence and achievement of the organization overall goal. Through the application of the core characteristics of the job, organizations can help reduce employees turnover, grievances and boredom in the workplace.

It is, therefore, our responsibilities as practitioners in human resources to apply the best practices of job design and create more satisfying tasks for clients and the organization we work for.


Life in China as a Teacher

With the current unemployment in the Great Britain, numerous individuals are searching for work out of the nation and are prepared to relocate. Some are thinking about teaching English abroad as a choice and most are considering China as an option for destination. In this article I need to pass on some data and a little counsel about being an English educator in China.


You should have a training testament in instructing English and this comes as a TEFL certification – Teaching English as an Unknown dialect. However, you are not going to find a decent line of work with only that; for these positions, you will require a degree, obviously in the event that you have been a Teacher, at that point it will be a lot simpler for you. Teaching oral English anyway doesn’t depend on clarifying syntax however it is prudent to know more than your students. In the event that students were to make an inquiry to which you can’t reply, you are going to look really inept! What’s more your understudies will cheerfully educate their instructors concerning your clear absence of learning.

TEFL – teaching English as an Unknown dialect.

There are numerous courses you can take to pick up a TEFL certificate and numerous online courses as well. Check here

Sorts of instructing positions available

In the event that you have a degree and teaching background, you’ll likely have the capacity to find a decent line of work in a university, College, middle school or kindergarten.

In the event that you have a degree yet don’t have teaching knowledge you can in any case discover a sensibly generously compensated activity yet you might be relied upon to show oral English. Chinese English instructors achieve an exclusive expectation in punctuation, presumably higher than most society in the UK; in this way it is improbable you will be approached to educate it. In addition, you have to speak Chinese so as to clarify the sentence structure administers obviously and it is difficult to do as such without speaking Chinese.


In china there are colleges and universities which are essentially a similar thing; senior center schools (understudies 15-18 years), junior center schools (understudies 12 – 15 years), grade schools (6 – 12) and kindergarten (matured 3 – 6, albeit a few kids begin a lot more youthful) and all will show English as a component of their educational modules. Some kindergarten in the huge urban communities will utilize local English instructors obviously these are casual classes and you ought to have a Chinese classroom colleague to support you.


Whatever school you instruct at in China, you’re going to profit. Also, you can have an agreeable life in light of the fact that for the most part the average cost for basic items is much lower. In the greater urban areas, somebody with a degree and a foundation in instructing can gain up to 25,000 rmb a month or more. Which at present is about £2,800. Anyway other encouraging occupations in the enormous urban communities begin at around 17000 rmb. On the off chance that you go to one of the littler urban areas you can hope to gain significantly less yet it relies upon what kind of school you instruct at. At a private English language school which shows predominantly prefer to educate amid ends of the week and nights, you will procure more than at center or junior school. Such a large number of understudies take additional classes at the end of the week or at night and their parents need to pay additional for this. At an expansive and effective exclusive English school in Guangzhou, the instructors get around 25000 rmb which is a decent pay in China.


Numerous schools will offer settlement as a component of the bundle and obviously convenience will shift significantly. You can locate a beautiful loft with two rooms, a lounge, lounge area, kitchen, television, DVD and PC, which can be paid by the school.Jetpack

Average cost for basic items in China

Like any nation, the average cost for basic items shifts enormously among city and common place territories. Pay rates are higher yet so too are living expenses in a major city. A straight forward supper based around rice or noodles will cost 5 rmb while an average feast for four individuals at a basic eatery will cost 60 – 100 rmb and at a costly eatery, 200 – 300 rmb. Taxi charges begin at 5 rmb for a significant long separation and all transport admissions in the city are 1 rmb.

Different contemplations

Web: The Chinese government entirely controls what individuals can see on the Web, particularly grown-up sites. However these destinations can be gotten to by means of VPN.

Sustenance: In the greater urban areas, you can feast on a wide assortment of western nourishment however hope to pay considerably more for this. In the event that you are a western inexpensive food fan, you’ll discover a greater number of outlets than you can shake a stick at in the greater urban communities however in the littler urban communities you won’t discover many. Huge urban communities will have markets like Walmart and Carrefour, in Zunyi there are two Walmart’s, which sell a little determination of western nourishments.

Stimulation: In the huge urban areas you will discover all the excitement you could seek after and obviously western bars selling western lagers and spirits yet hope to pay high costs for these. In littler urban areas like Zunyi, you’ll be fortunate to discover any.

Language: Don’t anticipate that everybody in Beijing or Shanghai should communicate in English in light of the fact that albeit each understudy in China will become familiar with some English, most won’t utilize it. They actually overlook it. Today English is the second language educated at schools. If you need to be autonomous, and you may well must be, you should attempt and become familiar with some Chinese. The national language is mandarin and is instructed in all schools.


Why China is attractive

China is slowly growing to be a superpower.  This is not news,we hear this day after another. Everyday other day China has invented this and China has discovered the other new technology.

Why China is attractive; Chinese lantern
Why China is attractive

There are new inventions each day.  We can’t leave China in the topic as it has been in the front line. Then the question comes in, what makes China great?

Here are some of the few things that make China attractive.

Low cost of living in China

Compared to other countries in Asia, the United Kingdom, and the USA, the cost of food, housing, transport in China is way cheaper. The low cost of production and distribution for goods and services in China makes this possible. The taxes on on food items is low making it affordable to all.

The Education system.

Ministry of education regulates this system of education. The Goverment funds the first 9 years called the compulsory years.

As many countries in the world target mostly the blue color jobs in their education system the focus in China education is more of technical training for white color jobs which prepare Chinese to be more of entrepreneurs than job seekers. This system of education has made China emerge top among the countries with many international students in the world.

Cultural diversity

Chinese people are accommodative and love interacting with other people. People are flying every now and then to China to help teach English as a second language. This ensures that Chinese are able to interact with each and everyone globally as English is one of the universal languages across different continents. China offer a variety of Chinese quisines.

Chinese spring rolls
Chinese spring rolls

China is religious country . There are different religions in China, Buddhism, Taoism, Christianity, Islamic, and others. This makes people feel at ease as they worship when in China.


China is one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world. Each day we are receiving news that China has launched this or the other. It has become a cashless economy as the country’s financial system are being done online through Alipay, Union pay, Tencent finance, Baofu among others. The country has also continued to advance in Space explorations,  robotic restaurants, high-speed trains, new phones. This makes China great.

China Space exploration
China Space exploration

Natural resources and other tourist attractions

Nature has provided China with beautiful flora and fauna. There are cute animals like the giant pandas which are a major attraction to China. Huang mountains and water bodies make China attractive for you to want to visit every moment you think of a tourist or an adventure destination in Asia.

The great wall of China is one of the great wonders of the world and we can’t forget, it is one of the great tourist attraction we have in China.


Other major things that make China great includes the Autumn festival and the dragon festival which are greatly celebrated in China.

When you think of a great adventure or a tourist destination in the Asian continent, China can’t escape your thought. The few we have shared here make China great, decide, purpose, travel to China and explore the beauty this country holds.

Quality Hire

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Quality hire as a HR metric with great benefits

Quality hire
Quality hire

The quality of hire is one among the best HR metrics an organization use to drive excellence in its operations. Quality is the ability of service or a product to conform to particular set standards.

Maybe you are already wondering how can an organization measure the quality of hire of an employee? Yes, the measure of the quality of hire can be hard to measure but there is no impossible in a world of possibilities. The quality of hire is measurable although it also varies across organizations. Different organizations use different approaches to measure the quality of hire.

In HR, quality of hire is the value employee brings to an organization that contributes to its long term success. It also entails ability of that employee’s to help others within the same organization in achieving the overall organization goal.

The following are the different approaches organizations use to measure the quality of hire. These are the indicators of quality of hire across the different organizations.

  1. The ability of an employee to complete tasks on time and deliver a service that satisfies the organization’s clients.
  2. Employee turnover and retention rates Where in an organization employees are leaving or resigning from the organization frequently, this is a clear indicator of low quality hires. When employee retention is high, quality hire is achieved.
  3. Hiring managers satisfaction on employees works, if the managers are happy with the work an employee submit every day for a number of days, the organization can deem to have a achieved Quality hire and vice versa.

Organization realize great benefits when they use this metric in the right way. To realize the benefits of Quality hire organization need to do everything right from, job design, job posting, resume screening, sourcing, recruitment, to employee induction. The organization need to state everything in black and white to make sure that Quality hire goals are achieved.