Profession and Business
Our current educational system focuses on preparing today's youth to get good jobs by de-
veloping scholastic skills. Their lives will revolve around their wages, or their income column. And after developing scholastic skills,they go on to higher levels of schooling to enhance their professional abilities. They study to become engineers, scientists, cooks, police officers, artists, writers and so on. These professional skills allow them to enter the workforce and work for money.
There is a big difference between your profession and your business. Often I ask people, What is your business?And they will say. Oh I'm a banker. Then I ask them if they own the bank? And they usually respond. No. I work there
In that instance, they have confused their profession with their business. Their profession may be a banker, but they still need their own business. A problem with school is that you often become what you study. So if you study, say, cooking, you become a chef. If you study the law, you become an
attorney, and a study of auto mechanics makes you a mechanic. The mistake in becoming what you study is that too many people forget to mind their own business. They spend their lives minding someone else's business and making that person rich.
In order to make a good impression during a job interview, you need to prepare yourself
for the interview. You must arrive in plenty of time for the interview,so that you give yourself a little
time to relax before the interview begins.
The impression you make as you walk into the room is very important. Try to find out if the
company or organization has rules about dress. Then try to dress according to their regulations.
You also need to plan what you are going to say. In some interviews you will have to do a lot of talking, and in others you will only have to answer a few questions about your education and experience. You need to have answers ready about yourself, your schoolwork, your strong points, your reasons for applying for the job, and the salary you expect.
You will also be allowed to ask some questions of your own. The questions you ask will show the interviewer that you have given careful thought to the position. You can ask questions like these. What duties will I have to do in the job? Will I be allowed to join a health insurance program? Does the company provide opportunities for further education?