Friday, June 3, 2011
I’m on the hunt for a job. My snobbish side keeps peering out and I won’t click on anything that has “administrator” or “clerk” in the title. Quite frankly, I want a job that acknowledges my qualifications and skills, pays accordingly and wait for it… provides spiritual satisfaction. If you had forgotten, this blog is titled Middle Class Concerns.
My alter- ego doesn’t understand why I haven’t been head hunted by magazines, newspapers, international organisations and think tanks with the prospect of being promoted to Director in the next 2 to 3 years.
Those online resume applications are chewing up my soul. They take 30- 40 minutes to fill up and most of my experiences don’t fit into the categories provided. I have to select Political Science even though I studied International Relations. I have to select NGO even though I work for an NPO, which leads to an assortment of unrelated subcategories like “social work” and “welfare”.
Then there’s the experience dilemma. Most positions require a minimum of 3 years relevant experience. I have only been out of university for a year, so when exactly was I supposed to get the experience. Needless to say, one of the reasons I’m applying for the job is to gain necessary experience.
So I’m putting it out to the universe: There are many challenges experienced in several African states such as the development of necessary policy making, leadership and organisational skills. I would like a permanent job that incorporates research and social development. I am willing and able to relocate anywhere on the African continent, particularly Zimbabwe, Kenya, Ghana or Nigeria. I speak fluent English, type 43 words per minute and am a published writer on the ISS website, have experience as a rapporteur and conference planner.
My personal goals are to promote African led ideas, diversity, independent thinking and recognition of the youth. I have a great deal to contribute in the area of human development because I am willing, able and eager to learn and there is no better opportunity to be part of the transformation needed. My studies and work experience thus far have equipped me with a broad understanding of Africa’s challenges and have stirred a need to find solutions and be part of a more just society.
So… pick me.
Posted by Phakamani at 1:32 AM