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How to find social impact beyond your job title

By | Career Path, Explore Career Path, Featured, Work-Life Balance

A meaningful life is about how you impact other people’s lives, and how much your engagement in life satisfies your needs and benefits your society. It’s no wonder that most people usually search for jobs that have a meaning beyond their job titles.

Even when you work in a corporate, whose priorities might not be changing people lives to the better, you can always find your way to have a social impact through what you do in your day-to-day job. Along your journey to find, create, or cherish the social impact of your daily tasks; you may find it useful to get some help to deepen the meaning of your career mission.

Work Intentionally

If you are working in a business or NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) that has a social impact, you don’t have to exert an effort in finding the meaning behind what you do. Though, you might need to look into what you feel towards your daily tasks. Dig deeper into your “why”, make a list of the things that connect your very personal values to your organization/company values and mission. Match your values with what your organization/company does, so that you know that every single task you do at work, no matter how mundane it is, is helping you achieve your mission at the end.

Example: NGO

If you work an accountant in an animal welfare NGO, your job might not be direct with animals or their issues. In fact, your work is related to budgets, financial analysis, numbers, excel sheets, and revenues. Finding meaning for your job is not about your tasks but in the mission of the entity that you work for.

The numbers and accounting themselves might have no apparent social impact, but your work makes the organization healthy enough to operate and achieve its mission.

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Job: Accountant
Organization: NGO whose work is all about animal welfare
Personal Values: Helping the less privileged
Organization Mission: Helping weak animals (among other values)

Count your blessings

The social impact of your job might not be that clear, especially if it is not an NGO sector organization, If you dig deeper into your company mission, you will find the social impact beyond your job title.

Even all-for-profit businesses have a social impact, through their services. Helping customers have better service, creating convenient solutions to social problems, and producing better products; all are social impacts.

Examples:

  • Careem is helping thousands of people find a convenient, safe mean of transportation.
  • WUZZUF is helping hundreds of thousands of professionals find jobs.
  • P&G creates a countless number of products making their customers’ life much more comfortable.
  • IKEA provides simple easy to assemble furniture.
  • Forasna helps hundreds of thousands of blue-collar technicians find jobs efficiently.

All are apart from all of these companies CSR programs or projects.

You don’t have to create a NEW impact to feel that your job is meaningful and fulfilling socially. You can first search thoroughly at your current position; how through your career you are impacting other people’s lives. After all, it doesn’t have to be a huge impact, it just has to be meaningful to you.

Social Impact your way

If you are reading this section and you still didn’t find the social impact beyond your job title, you have to work it!

You don’t have to work for NGOs to have a social impact. Click To Tweet

Maybe you see your career not helping anyone but you –no shame in that by the way. Perhaps your job can help you have free time, so you can have the spare time and effort to create social impact. Here are some inspirations & ideas you can use, and they are not organization/business dependant:

  • Be a mentor: If you have the expertise, help an intern or a junior with potential and share your life-long career lessons with them.
  • Share your knowledge: Give sessions, conduct hands-on workshops, and share your knowledge with others in your field.
  • Volunteer: It doesn’t have to be a charity to volunteer. Lend a hand to a co-worker or participate in organizing a social or business activity that is out of your job description.
  • Give constructive feedback to your colleagues and subordinates.
  • Guest-blog: Share your career experience through articles and blog posts on your social media accounts or one of the business blogs. And hey, you are welcome to write here.

Last Words

There is no shame in having a job that – in the end, doesn’t have a broad social impact. If you feel like you need to find a social-impact job or shift your career to a more socially attending fields, you can follow Non-Profit Organization job posts on WUZZUF. Just make sure you update your profile, so your application can get a higher chance.

There is always a room to find and create social impact out of your career. It’s a strong motivator that pushes helpers to go forward in life.

This is how companies pick candidates on WUZZUF by WUZZUF

This is how companies pick candidates on WUZZUF

By | Career Advice, Find a Job, Internship, Job Search, Uncategorized

Not only is job hunting tricky, challenging, and time-consuming, it can also involve plenty of anxiety. The minute you hit that Apply button, the guessing game begins: Will companies like me or not? Do I have enough experience? Is this the right career move?

Panicking then is understandable, but understanding how companies pick candidates to hire can help empower you to make better choices. That’s why we’ll show you what employers see on WUZZUF.

Matching Score

Companies check the WUZZUF Matching Score.

Employers on WUZZUF manage applications through a candidate inbox that ranks applicants according to their Matching Score.

Employers, not WUZZUF’s staff, screen applications. After the employer posts a job, they find an inbox full of applicants, all waiting to get hired. But what differentiates between one candidate and another on WUZZUF is their Matching Score. Candidates are ranked according to their Matching Score, and therefore the ones with the highest scores are placed at the top of the list and have the highest chances of having their applications viewed.

If your applications are not getting viewed, you can find out the possible reasons and what you can do to increase your chances.

The Matching Score is a smart matchmaking tool that evaluates your suitability for the job you applied for. It’s based on two criteria: Job Requirements and Candidate Interest.

The Job Requirements feature evaluates how relevant your skills and experience are to the requirements of the job you’re applying for, while the Candidate Interest feature assesses how much you care about getting the job.

For example, if you’re a software developer with 10 years of experience and a minimum salary of 10,000 EGP and you apply for the position of a software engineer where the employer specifies that they need someone with 10+ years of industry experience and they’re willing to offer 15,000 EGP, you’ll have a pretty high Matching Score.

How can you get the best Matching Score?

The WUZZUF Matching Score includes companies' Job Requirements and Candidate Interest.

The Matching Score is calculated based on matching Job Requirements and Candidate Interest.

It’s all about relevance. The key here is to accurately fill out the information in your WUZZUF profile and apply for jobs that you’re actually qualified for and genuinely want. The more relevant the job you’re applying for to the skills, experience, and Job Preferences you listed in your profile, the higher your Matching Score.

The more relevant the job you're applying for to the skills, experience, and Job Preferences you listed in your profile, the higher your Matching Score.Click To Tweet

 

Screening Questions and Profile

Companies on WUZZUF list Screening Questions.

Answering Screening Questions well shows the company that you care enough to stand out.

If your Matching Score is high enough to grab the employer’s attention, they’ll probably open your profile. That’s when they’ll see your answers to their Screening Questions. These are the questions the employer adds to the application to evaluate whether or not you’re right for the job.

Many candidates on WUZZUF tend to overlook these questions, but answering them well is quite important. Not only are these questions the first thing employers see when they click on your profile, but also they increase your Matching Score and give you the opportunity to differentiate yourself from the hundreds of other applicants that want the same job.

Answering Screening Questions well gives you the opportunity to differentiate yourself from other applicants.Click To Tweet

 

Remember that employers are busy. Our research shows that employers on WUZZUF only spend an average of 7 seconds looking at an application. This is your chance to impress them. So don’t waste it. Make sure your answers are excellent to make the employer interested enough to keep reading.

After seeing your answers to their Screening Questions, the employer finally gets the chance to see your profile. We need to point out here that employers on WUZZUF see your profile first, not your uploaded CV.

So what information you add to your WUZZUF profile and how detailed it is matter a lot. You have to complete your profile to warrant a high Profile Meter, which increases your Matching Score. In addition, you have to make sure you mention the most relevant skills, experience, and Job Preferences in your profile, which also increases your Matching Score.

Companies’ Actions

A high Profile Meter helps candidates have their WUZZUF applications viewed more.

Candidates who have a Profile Meter higher than 70% have better chances of having the employer take an action on their applications.

After employers on WUZZUF reach a decision regarding your application, they are presented with one of two options: They either shortlist your application or reject it.

However, sometimes employers view your application but take no action at all. Other times they shortlist your application without contacting you or they reject it without listing a reason. We understand how frustrating this can be, but employers can, unfortunately, be quite neglectful at times, in addition to the fact that they sometimes misunderstand and therefore misuse the actions on WUZZUF.

This is why we’re working on both enhancing the employer’s actions on WUZZUF and communicating the significance of these functions more efficiently to the employers who use our platform.

Whether it has been viewed, not viewed, shortlisted, or rejected, the status of your application appears in the Track Applications page, which you can access from your Dashboard.

It’s important to understand here that being shortlisted doesn’t mean you got the job. However, it does mean the employer is likely to use the Unlock feature.

Unlocking a profile

Companies on WUZZUF have to Unlock profiles to call candidates.

What is unlocking a profile, you ask? It’s simply a tool that allows the employer to access your contact information. Before unlocking your profile, the employer cannot contact you in any way. Also, employers can only see the CV you uploaded after they unlock your profile.

When this happens, Contacts Accessed appears as an action in your Track Applications page. That’s how you know the employer has unlocked your profile.

 

Candidates can see companies' actions on their applications on WUZZUF.

You can find out which action the employer has taken on your application in the Track Applications page.

 

Here, it’s important to note that if an employer has shortlisted your application or even unlocked your profile, it doesn’t mean they’ll immediately call you or that you got the job. However, it does mean you have a shot at landing an interview.

If the employer has unlocked your profile, you’ve now left the world of uncertainty and entered the realm of possibility.

Possibilities are endless, so just remember to do your part.

Let’s walk through the most important things you need to keep in mind:

  • Make sure you complete your profile and consistently update it to maintain a high Profile Meter and Matching Score.
  • Make sure the Job Preferences you list on your profile accurately represent what you genuinely want in your career right now.
  • Apply for jobs that are relevant to your skills, career level, and experience.
  • Have the best answers to the employer’s Screening Questions.
  • Consider acquiring WUZZUF Badges so that you can prove your self-assessed skills to the employer because they help increase your Matching Score.

Did the reality meet your expectations? Tell us what you thought companies saw on WUZZUF in the comments below.

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