Lazarus Mabaso, a UJ Student, attended this event and provided this review
It’s one thing coming into a meeting, thinking you know it all, where all your bases are covered. Then it’s another thing finding out your preparations were based on outdated opinions. Well that’s what happened to me.
The ‘Chill Out’ session held on the 4th of June 2009 was a proper introduction of what to expect from the Working Edge Club AFTER PERSONALLY APPLYING ALL ITS PRINCIPLES!’
I tell you…I’m completing any challenge I face with a totally different frame of mind.
At one point the session felt like a fierce boxing match: In the blue corner, weighing 0kg worth experience- My perception of how employment should be…how it will be. In the red corner- The New Working Age.
Unfortunately my perceptions of work got crushed in the first round, simply because of my lack of solid foundation.
In just a short space of time, I was shown errors made by some students, e.g.:
• Begging senior members at seminars for jobs.
• Sending the same CV with the same motivation letter continuously…and actually expecting a different result from someone. If it didn’t work the first 10 times, it probably won’t work again.
Rather have a different mindset when job-hunting, e.g.:
• Understand ‘WHY’ you’re doing what you’re doing.
• Learning should have a ‘PURPOSE’ to you.
• Think ‘BEYOND’ your field of study.
• Find multiple applications for what you do.
• Increase your performance, not just your potential.
Honestly I could go on, but you’ll have to attend the Working Edge Club seminars yourself to experience these lessons.
We all know that there’s unfair hurdles we need to overcome in life, especially in the working environment. The skills offered by WorkSucks and the Working Edge Club will certainly even the odds, if not give you an unfair advantage.
Like I said earlier, all this will occur ONLY IF YOU PUT IN THE NECESSARY EFFORT, PASSION AND YOU CAPITALISE ON OPPORTUNITIES (No back-stabbing or brown-nosing please (-: )
I’d like to thank Yusuf Mahomedy, Janine Paulse and Lebogang Qabaza. I don’t think that meeting would’ve been as insightful and exciting if neither of you were there. Thanks Guys
About Lazarus M.S. Mabaso
Lazarus M S Mabaso is a third year student at the University of Johannesburg. He is studying towards BCom Finance.
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