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At Konnekt, all recruitment teams work with certain ethics and specialization in their areas. These are namely the Generalist Team who focus on many roles ranging from admin roles in all industries, to marketing, sales, and engineering positions; the Finance & Legal team who focus on roles such as lawyers, auditors, accountants and managers at banks or insurance companies, to name a few; and the IT team who focus on IT and Gaming roles such as those for developers, software engineers, business analysts and IT support.
Being recruitment specialists, it is important to us to not only satisfy our clients, but also our candidates. We want to place people in jobs that match their skills and knowledge, which will ultimately lead to their gratification.
Wanting the best for our candidates means that we want to push them to excel at what they do, starting from their very first step towards a career: education.
Every year, Konnekt teams up with various schools around Malta and Gozo to gradually introduce our youth to the working world. We hold mock interviews and career guidance days in collaboration with the University of Malta and it’s student organisations, and with other secondary schools. We encourage students, and adults alike, to proceed with their studies so as to expand their knowledge and ensure themselves a better position in the future. Though this is an investment on many levels for a candidate, it is a worthwhile investment in oneself.
Why Should I Continue Studying?
You learn what your passions & interests are; Acquiring knowledge and testing yourself on it, guides you in understanding where your talents lie and what you love doing. This could be obtained through finalizing your tertiary education, or by attending an evening course that will qualify you for a specific job. It is important for you to keep an open mind and not limit your opportunities. There are various positions available in all industries that you may not be aware of. Konnekt is trained in knowing about a variety of positions in the industries we specialize in, and what education is required for these positions. Upon meeting we generally highlight vacancies that candidates qualify for, while also potentially highlighting an opportunity you may not have thought of but that still matches your skills.
Your schedule won’t be as hectic; being a student is not as bad as you may think. Though it can get stressful, you have the freedom to allocate your own time to your work. Whether you are a full-time student, part-time or following a distance learning course, that option in itself allows you the freedom to fit your studies into your schedule.
It will give you knowledge and skills to quantify; knowledge gained on a specific industry will give you confidence to go to an interview, and eventually take up employment in that industry. It will also help beef up your CV and give you something to discuss with your potential employer at an interview. The more experience you have, both theoretical and working experience, the stronger of a candidate you are.
The higher your level of education, the more options you’ll have; although different industries have different requirements, generally a certain degree of education is required. Aside from the obvious jobs that require certification such as legal and finance positions, IT, marketing and engineering, other roles in which a certification is not mandatory may still require candidates to be fluent in at least one language, most commonly English. As a candidate for these roles, you would be expected to have skills that match the job requirements, and to be polished and presentable to these companies who may be your next employer.
The better your qualification, the more you’ll be able to progress in your career; furthering your studies is an investment in yourself and your future. The more knowledge, skills and experience you have in an industry, the greater your chances are of holding a more senior role within a relevant company. Working your way up means you need to constantly challenge yourself to improve, and be able to take on certain responsibilities.
It will refine your career plan; at Konnekt we strongly recommend having a realistic career plan to go by. Through the process of creating a career plan, you set your goals by combining all the aforementioned points, to decide where you want to be in the next five or so years time. A career plan can be created at any point during your life, and will most likely change in a few ways as you go along. Having a career plan means you know what your strengths and weaknesses are. It will keep you in check with doing what you love and taking the necessary steps to get there. It will also help you filter out job opportunities that may sound attractive, but that will not lead to you achieving your goals.