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I have failed to find a job

By Vision Reporter

Added 23rd September 2008 03:00 AM

I am a male aged 25. I graduated three years ago with a bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting) from Makerere University. Since then, I have not got a job. I read newspapers regularly and try to apply for jobs — all in vain. I have tried volunteer organisations but they also require experienc

I am a male aged 25. I graduated three years ago with a bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting) from Makerere University. Since then, I have not got a job. I read newspapers regularly and try to apply for jobs — all in vain. I have tried volunteer organisations but they also require experienc

I am a male aged 25. I graduated three years ago with a bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting) from Makerere University. Since then, I have not got a job. I read newspapers regularly and try to apply for jobs — all in vain. I have tried volunteer organisations but they also require experience. Now I feel betrayed and useless.

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THIS is not the best time to give up, especially now when you should be most productive. Fagil Mandy, an education expert and director of FEMCON, an education consultancy firm, says that instead of losing hope and feeling useless, examine your attitude towards work. Are you ready to do anything that comes your way? Are you thinking of getting an office job that will earn you lots of money very fast?

Mandy says that it will not be easy for you to get a big office job without experience. This, however, does not mean that you are useless. Instead, embrace whatever work is available, however small it may seem at the beginning. It is the small jobs that will lead you to the bigger ones, Mandy argues.

He also advises that you continue looking out for more volunteering opportunities. They will afford you much needed experience, keep you busy, increase your knowledge and skills, expose you to various networks and also enable your employers to know you better and perhaps consider hiring you. Above all, keep a positive attitude, for when everything else seems slow, it will keep you moving.

Compiled by Stephen Senkaaba
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