Diverse studies have shown that human beings cannot afford to be self sufficient. That is why it is important to improve oneself continually. Self improvement is the technical effort taken by a job seeker to build capacity and momentum towards a good self image. This approach must be taken continuously by a job seeker in order to achieve the best results.
Being educated is a plus but there are other aspects of learning pertaining to the self image of every individual in the society. A large percentage of Nigerians place much value on education compared to self improvement but it is important to know that there is more to going through primary, secondary and tertiary institutions and receiving the certificate of character and learning. Education is also a key to career success but it is limited to a certain extent. For instance, engineering discipline requires five or six years of vigorous learning, assignments and projects related to that discipline only. After fulfilling this requirement, such person receives the certificate of gaining knowledge in engineering, such is the case of other disciplines. Moreover, it is wise for a beginner on the job search horizon to improve continuously- this is the key to a successful life.
It is good to know that learning never ends. Being a graduate is not the greatest achievement in the world but a conscious effort to improve yourself is the best gift ever. Take note of this- a mathematics graduate selling shoes and bags; how will such person succeed in business with the fact that she studied mathematics not business administration nor marketing. Every job seeker should understand from here that self improvement will offer you what education cannot offer you.
Before you can improve your career, you have to take conscious efforts to improve yourself because what you learn and the values added will speak in your career. An average hawker may not imagine to change the status quo of their method of sales but a job seeker must find ways to improve in every aspect in order to be the best.
Let's take a look at this inference:
Electricity was discovered by some scientists back in the 17th and 18th century. However, in recent times, there have been improvement in the production and use of electricity as a result of continuous experiment and results gotten by researchers in that field. They exerted technicality in achieving excellence and giving out the best to the society. This is to make every job seeker understand that self improvement boosts your Achiever's mentality.
Trust you have gotten a better understanding of the term "self improvement"? Okay, let us take a look at the importance of continuous self improvement for a job seeker:
• TO CHANGE STATUS QUO
A conscious effort to work on the self enables a job seeker to build capacity and momentum. This makes a job seeker to change status quo in the area of thinking, skills and other areas pertaining to the self image.
• TO WALK CONFIDENTLY IN THE SOCIETY
Whatever you learnt in school will not make you achieve this but your improved self image will make you walk with your head held high in the society. This does not equal pride, it equals self confidence.
• TO LEVEL UP WITH PROFESSIONALS
Professionals do not necessarily need your certificate, they believe in your values and skills.
• TO IMPACT THE NEXT GENERATION
An half baked job seeker cannot tell the next generation what they need to know about job application, interviews and the likes. This means that every job seeker should improve continuously.
Therefore, self improvement will equip you to aim higher and to do the unachievable in order to reach the peak of your career.