Everyone has a place in the labour market.Nevertheless, sometimes, specially when we face difficulties in our way, we perceive our place is hard to find.
These guidelines are mainly aimed at recently graduated students who look for their first job.I have named these rules as "Viking" as they remind me of the attitude of these brave Scandinavians.
The rules include both personal and professional aspects, and short & long term actions. Naturally, these rules apply equally to men and women.
A) Get to know yourself
B) Understand what the market needs
C) Invest continuously in training
D) Act as a Viking
E) Last, but not least, enjoy the journey.
A new book has been published about the famous Swedish writer, Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002), who gained worldwide recognition for her infant books and specially for creating the character of Pipi Longstocking. You can purchase it at Amazon - Astrid Lindgren: The Woman Behind Pippi Longstocking. As Nicci Gerrard describes in the Book review, she had an eventful life. When she was 18, she was a single mother working in Stockholm far away from his son Lars. She had some difficult years. Then she became a very successfull writer and her tax bill one year was above 100% of her income.