" I'm job hunting, but it's not going well. I've been sending out resumes for months. I've filled out 42 online job applications and I've only had two interviews. What am I doing wrong? "
CDC is in the people business because we’re passionate about people. Our Career Advisors have served in senior capacities in the fields of human resource, consulting, education and counselling, in local companies and multinationals.
While uniquely-talented in their own right, all our Career Advisors have two things in common – we’re proudly Malaysian and we bring extensive experience in career transition onboard. This ensures our range of career transition solutions are designed to achieve the greatest impact in professional reinvention, while maintaining the high standards of service that corporations have come to expect of us.
CDC Malaysia is the national gold standard for career transition consulting and support services. No other organization in the country has the same breadth and depth of experience in this specific field.
Always remember that to succeed during job search, preparation is key. Doing so will help you strategize your moves and help you look better in the eyes of hirers. Think of it like how students prepare for an exam by studying, or how athletes train before entering a competition. This four things should not be missed by candidates who are currently looking for jobs.
There’s a lot of talk about “finding your passion” in modern self-help literature. Having a job that keeps you excited and motivated definitely keeps one’s morale and productivity buoyant. That said, there’s a difference between a passion that’s merely a hobby and one that contributes to society, and it’s the latter that you should be striving to make a career out of.
However, contrary to general perception, passion in itself isn’t the secret solution to our career woes. Nor will it ensure a happily ever after. It’s an important value to maintain in one’s life but it needs to be fuelled by the right perspective and approach, not to mention hard work and effort, to keep alive. That said, how do you find a career you’ll be passionate about?
Here are 6 simple and actionable steps to guide you on your search: