Published On: Mon, Mar 7th, 2016

Some points before uploading the resume

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People spend a lot of time and energy in getting higher degrees but when they don’t get the related job it causes frustration and affects the future. A research study has also stated that getting a job less than your skill level can be rigorously punishing because of the perception that someone who does this is less dedicated or less competent.
To create ends meet in the short term, a lot of workers may accept part-time pots and seek work from temporary agencies or get jobs below their skill level.
The research study illustrated that a few of that kind of employment conditions could be penalizing when applying for jobs in the future.

David Pedulla from The University of Texas’s population research centre in the US, stated that “We’ve learned a lot about how unemployment affects workers’ future employment opportunities,” Pedulla further continued that “Even though millions of workers are employed in part-time positions — through temporary agencies and at jobs below their skill level — less attention has been paid to how these types of employment situations influence workers’ future hiring outcomes,”
Researchers organized a survey of 903 hiring selectors in the US on their perceptions of candidates with every sort of employment history and the probability that they would suggest someone be interviewed, provided his or her job history.
The consequences pointed to those men in part-time posts were penalized for emerging less dedicated and men employed below their skill level were also penalized for emerging less dedicated and less capable. Women employed below their skill level were penalized for emerging less capable, but not less dedicated.
Pedulla further added that “Men who are in part-time positions, as well as men and women who are in jobs below their skill level, face real challenges in the labour market — challenges that deserve broader discussion and additional attention,”

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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.

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