The provision of FEB alumni who graduated in September 2020 has taken place, organized by the Career Development Laboratory and the FEB Unsoed Alumni Center on Thursday, September 10, 2020. The event starts at 09.00 WIB to 12.00 WIB via Zoom and YouTube live streaming. This webinar has the theme “Next Chapter After College”. The theme was chosen to equip alumni for the June and September 2020 period who will soon enter the world of work. It is hoped that this provision can provide guidance and insight to equip alumni who will enter the world of work so that they can compete in the world of work.
The event which was moderated by Dr. Dwita Darmawati, S.E., M.Si, C.P.C started with remarks from the chairman of the committee by Karina Odia Julialevi, S.E., M.Sc., Ak., CA., followed by remarks and the opening of the event by Bambang Warsito, S.T. as the representative of the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Unsoed.
In his remarks, the representative of the Dean of FEB said that insight into the world of work is very important for fresh graduates because there are still many students who do not have a picture in choosing their career. In entering the world of work, there are many things that must be prepared, especially in facing the company recruitment process.
The speaker at this event was Neva Prajna Paramitha, S.Psi. M.Psi., A psychologist who is the founder and CEO of Paramitha APC. He is a young psychologist who graduated from Gajah Mada University who already has a lot of experience in his field. Then the second speaker, Handoko, S.E., M.M., alumni of Management in 1991, is currently pursuing a career as an employee at Bank Indonesia.
Before the material started, two short multiple choice polls were held for the participants where participants could choose several options from the available options regarding their desired career plan. The results of the first poll showed that the majority of interests and passions were the main considerations in making choices. Then the results of the second poll showed that almost all of the participants chose to work in government agencies, ministries, or BUMN.
Handoko, S.E., M.M. convey his experience in building a career. He is a Jakarta boy who later studied at Jenderal Soedirman University majoring in Management. When he was in college, he was an active and outstanding student because he was ranked first at the graduation ceremony. According to him, fresh graduates like to see the wilderness after graduating and will enter the world of work. Therefore, he conveyed several strategies in the competitive world of work. The first strategy is undergraduate knowledge and character. A scholar must master the knowledge that he has accumulated during college, in addition to characters such as how to be polite, look attractive, and have a good attitude so that the recruiter will get a good impression when recruiting. The second strategy is information on recruitment of prospective employees. This is related to information about the world of work. He said that it is very important to expand the network of friends and relationships as many as college friends, lecturers, interns, and others. Use these relationships to find information about the world of work, although currently there is a lot of information that can be accessed anywhere and anytime, networks and relationships are still important to create opportunities. Then the last strategy is the education of prospective employees, including employee development programs.
He said that from one company to another, their needs differ, therefore it is very necessary to seek information about the job to be applied so that they do not stop in the middle of a job. In addition, he also stated that of all employment opportunities, 95% were in the informal sector while only 5% for the formal sector. Working in the informal sector does not always have a low salary, in fact, many of them earn more than formal sector employees. There are things that need to be considered when applying for a job, namely GPA. However, he advised that not all graduates with high GPA and smart people would be recruited immediately. Because based on his experience, the obstacle that smart children do not pass the selection is that there are inadequate IQ tests. He gave tips so as not to be less competitive with smart people, namely by studying the test books that will be carried out and not using the overnight speeding system because it will affect body health and concentration during the test. Then another thing that needs to be considered is personal appearance, especially during interviews. Because during the interview there is a hello effect or the first impression when seeing someone.