Crash-Landing into being Jobless Over Faking Work-Experience
In this competitive job market, it is obvious that you will feel the urge to be desperate to get a job. But oftentimes, people don’t possess the skill required and apply for jobs with limited knowledge. Some job seekers sometimes exaggerate their skills to secure a job. But this false claim may ruin the entire impression of a company towards its newly appointed candidate and even may nullify his or her appointment. Individuals who amplify their skills or lie in their resume will have to tell lies over lies and always get caught in the vicious cycle of self-duping as well as their organisation. This poorly deteriorates one’s confidence and curbs one’s chance to learn and grow more.
Problems of Faking Resumes
There will be several problems after an individual successfully secured a job position with the help of falsified academic and professional experience. No matter how smart a person is, his or her capacity will be tested well right after joining. Soon the employee will face problems like inability to complete a specified task, stain on reputation, recruiter’s lack of trust, and sometimes they may have to face some sort of punishment like termination from his or her role. Also faking experience whether job or academic is a crime and one may face problems due to that.
Significance of Being Acquainted with Relevant Tech Skills While Applying for a Particular Role
Intelligent individuals know the consequences of faking resumes. That is why they take time to upskill with relevant knowledge and even obtain valid certificates from authorised institutions. For example, you need to have proper skills to work in a cryptocurrency firm. You need to know about blockchain technology and other relevant technical skills. Hence, before you apply for a job role in your desired organisation, must ensure that you have the required skills.
Irrelevance of I&T Skill Structure and Growth of Comb Skill Structure for Graduates and Experienced Professionals
You may have technical and various other IT skills but lack the major skills which are crucial for your desired job roles. In that case, even if you are the most eligible candidate, and even got selected, climbing the ladder of success will be hard like a rock. So, first, you need to know which skill you exactly need to possess and if you lack the skill, start learning it from experts.
The majority of the time, there is a scarcity of truly skilled individuals as many of the candidates have comb skills. A comb-skilled individual knows several things but lacks expertise in one field which is very crucial for some industries. If your organisation demands you to be deeply knowledgeable in one subject, you need to master your skills in it only and avoid being the jack of all trades.
How Can Employed Professionals Ensure that Their Skills Are Relevant to Industry 4.0?
As we are thriving in the world of rapid industrialization which is ever-expanding to its new iterations. The new age industrial revolution also known as Industry 4.0 aims to provide high-interconnectivity, machine learning, IoT, and smart manufacturing. If you want to get noticed by recruiters in this fast-moving industrial advancement, you must make yourself comfortable with some relevant skills.
Before you start developing your skills for industry 4.0, you need to have a clear idea of how this new-age industry is working. Some of the distinctive characteristics of Industry 4.0 are interoperability, end-to-end engineering, vertical and horizontal integration, etc.
The fourth industrial revolution is being driven by technological developments like artificial intelligence, big data, virtual reality, blockchains, artificial intelligence, and more. Thus, some level of technological proficiency will be required from every employee. More fundamentally, everyone has to be able to understand how new technology could affect their organisation, job roles, and productivity. Other than these technical skills, you need some other crucial skills to stay ahead in the competition. These are:
- Leadership Skills
Employees in industry 4.0 will need qualities associated with leadership, such as motivating others and guiding them to utilise their full potential. To accomplish the desired outcomes for your organisation, you must be able to recognize talent and use it in the most effective way possible.
- Interpersonal & Communication Skills
Interpersonal comprehension and communication will be essential skills throughout the fourth industrial revolution. This indicates that you should work on your good communication skills so that you can effectively transmit your messages to others by using suitable words, body language, and voice tones.
- Critical Thinking
A critical thinker can come up with original thoughts and solutions, decipher complex problems using logic and reasoning, and evaluate arguments. To increase labour productivity, bridging the collaboration between humans and robots will require individuals with high analytical thinking skills.
Creativity is one of the top skills needed in today’s industry 4.0. Since there are no guidelines for how creativity should grow, it is hard to master or acquire. In the workplace, creativity is essential since it encourages creative ideas. Even if you don’t think of yourself as creative, you can learn to be.
- Active Learning
You must actively learn and grow in the era of the future of employment. You should have a growth mindset and be aware of your capacity to learn new skills. This will help you increase your likelihood of success in your working field. In addition, you will also learn to take ownership of your deeds, own up to your errors, and rectify it with fresh knowledge.
The crux of the article is to make you aware of which practise you should adopt and which malpractice you need to avoid at any cost. Presenting yourself with the skills that you do not possess will not only land you into big trouble but also mar your corporate reputation. Once you lose your reputation, there will be a hard time gaining the trust of the recruiters in you and your capability. Hence, try to be honest and acknowledge what you don’t know. Recruiters appreciate this confrontation and there will be scope for you to acquire the skill at your pace.
About Mr. Harsh Suresh Bharwani, CEO and MD of Jetking Infotrain
He spearheads the International Business, Dedicated Services and Employability initiatives at Jetking. In the past decade Harsh has trained over 40,000 students on success, confidence, social skills, leadership, business, health, and finance. With 17 years of solid experience behind him, he is a Certified NLP Trainer & Certified Business Coach. Over the years, he has donned various hats and has excelled in various departments of business. Accounting, Counselling and sales, HR management, channel management, International operations, placement and marketing are some of the areas he has worked on during his journey with Jetking. In addition to being a par excellence leader, his is known for his innovation, empathy, understanding, connect with employees and multi-tasking, and the views expressed in this article are his own