Monday, August 8, 2016

Your job-search tips from Pokémon Go


A passive approach may kill you when swift technological changes hit your career or workplace. Instead of losing out, stay on top of the change to score a career win. Here are lessons from Pokemon Go to move ahead.

Get out and Go: Pokemon are found outdoors. So, you need to get up, step outside, hatch eggs and ad vance in the game. Similarly, your new job will never work out if you only sit at home and restrict your ef forts to the Internet or social media.

Get out in the real world, put in those miles daily to go and meet people at their workplaces. The more you do, higher the likelihood of finding Pokemon (potential opportunities).

Enjoy your play style: Do you enjoy hunting the rare Articunos or Moltres or prefer to focus on training your Jigglypuff and Swagger or simply want to stock up Pokedex by capturing as many Pokemon you can? Go ahead and enjoy your style of play . When looking for a job, figure out what you really want from your career. Focus on your preferences and you are likely to land the right job faster.

Go to PokeStops: PokeStops are places where you collect and replenish eggs, Poke Balls and other items.Once done, you cannot collect again until it refreshes. Similarly, to find jobs, go where the jobs are. Figure out which companies or sectors are hiring and meet professionals there.Be willing to travel to places where there are jobs that you seek.

Raise your CP: Each Pokemon has Combat Power (CP) on capture which indicates how well they will perform in a battle, Note that even two Pikachus captured at the same time may not have the same CP. You can improve CP by enhancing your experience. Similarly improve your hirability vis-a-vis your competition by increasing your experience by working on multiple projects, internships and assignments.

Meet the players: Strangers playing Pokemon often chat up at a PokeStop and share tips and information and then team up at gyms to battle opponents. In your job search reach out to professionals. Don't be shy in seeking information on jobs asking how to get connected to people who could help you and for point ers on what you could do better. At the same time, give back by sharing your ideas and knowledge.

Train at the Gym: Like you train your Pokemon at the Gym to sharpen its skills, you too need to train to get the right certifications to be job ready. However, to enter a Gym needs you to be at Level 5. Much like the real world where you need to clear all preliminary levels first before you can qualify for the training.

Use your incense: Activating an incense in the game releases a mysterious fragrance that attracts Pokemon to you for 30 minutes. It thus makes sense to invest your time to build your incense through a CV that highlights your achievements and transferable skills.

Also, craft your resume separately for each opportunity to keep your incense relevant.

Source : Economics Times


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