ARTICLE: JOB

ARTICLE: JOB

Job is an economic role for which a person is paid.

According to Wikipedia, job is a person’s role in the society. More specifically, a job is an activity, often regular and often performed in exchange for payment(” for a living “).

Now ask yourself this question, WHY DO I NEED A JOB?

Many people need for different reasons like, •Helping others(some great souls only work to help others like people working in NGO),

•Serving the Nation(army work selflessly to protect the nation,some IAS,IPS officer works for the upliftment of society)

To earn

Now its not about getting a Job, its about getting a good one depending on how you define “good”.

It also depends on whether or not your current job offers you a path to increasing your earning capacity as your needs change and inflation grinds away at the value of your pay, while also giving you some form of job / career security. “Good” now may not be so good in ten years time.

Flipping it round the other way:
A crappy job with a horrible manager and no future will limit your career options, slowly suck the life out of you, turn you bitter and angry, while setting you up for one hell of a midlife crisis.

Both good jobs and crappy jobs exist in all areas, regardless of their minimum qualification requirements.

If you like where you and the people you work with, that’s great.
Just remember those people will move on and their replacements may be toxic.
New management may come in and destroy everything you love about your job and your employer. (Been there, done that! Did not enjoy the ride.)

Whether you stay or get a degree and another job, always keep working towards where you need to be financially five years from now and never stop improving your skills / options for the future.

Since we want to help others, serve the nation, earn. Why is it still hard to find a job?

•There isn’t enough jobs to go around. Nobody wants to admit that simple truth. Everyone wants to believe a fantasy version of life right now. But the truth is, there is far more demand for jobs that simply cannot be supplied. Even simple jobs are hard to get now.

•The crisis around jobs is particularly acute this time not just because 205 million people worldwide are officially unemployed, nor because the quality of available jobs are frequently perceived to be declining, especially the routine middle-grade white-collar jobs workers in the developed countries, nor is it just because skilled and talented people who are in short supply earn multiples of the average salary.  The problem in today’s post-crisis world is that policymakers and practitioners around the world are no longer sure how to create jobs, and just as and perhaps even more important, how to create good jobs.

And how can these be reduced;

1. Education and training.
The aim is to give the long-term unemployed new skills which enable them to find jobs in developing industries, e.g. retrain unemployed steel workers to have basic I.T. skills which help them find work in the service sector. – However, despite providing education and training schemes, the unemployed may be unable or unwilling to learn new skills. At best it will take several years to reduce unemployment.
2. Employment subsidies.
Firms could be given tax breaks or subsidies for taking on long-term unemployed. This helps give them new confidence and on the job training. However, it will be quite expensive, and it may encourage firms to just replace current workers with the long-term unemployment to benefit from the tax breaks.
3. Improve labour market flexibility.
It is argued that higher structural rates of unemployment in Europe is due to restrictive labour markets which discourage firms from employing workers in the first place. For example, abolishing maximum working weeks and making it easier to hire and fire workers may encourage more job creation. However, increased labour market flexibility could cause a rise in temporary employment and greater job insecurity.
4. Stricter benefit requirements.
Governments could take a more pro-active role in making the unemployed accept a job or risk losing benefits. After a certain period, the government could guarantee a public sector job (e.g. cleaning streets). This could significantly reduce unemployment. However, it may mean the government end up employing thousands of people in unproductive tasks which is very expensive. Also, if you make it difficult to claim benefits, you may reduce the claimant count, but not the International Labour force survey. See: measures of unemployment
5. Improved geographical mobility.
Often unemployed is more concentrated in certain regions. To overcome this geographical unemployment, the government could give tax breaks to firms who set up in depressed areas. Alternatively, they can provide financial assistance to unemployed workers who move to areas with high employment. (e.g. help with renting in London)

6.Teach Students Practical Skills

Some of the ways to reduce unemployment are to teach students practical skills that will prepare them to be self-employed, instead of seeking for paid jobs, provide funds for small scale enterprises via soft loans.

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