8 Steps to Landing Your First Job
Student Profile: Rosemond Boah
Whether you are straight out of college or just wrapping up your one year mandatory national service program, the foremost thing on your mind (obviously) is to land a great job. You’ve got big dreams and a bright future ahead of you. You’ve got bills to pay, a commitment to redeem and a family that looks up to you. Landing a job as quickly as possible is all you can think about. As always, we are with you in this and excited to help you successfully navigate this stage of your life.
For a start, we have put together eight steps that will up your chances of landing your first full-time job within the shortest possible time. While we cannot promise that it would be easy, we can assure you that it would be worth it.
Student Profile: Johnson Masagotin Singir
Rosemond is pursuing a degree in Mining Engineering at the University for Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa, Ghana. She is currently in her third year and ambitions to become a mining engineer and an entrepreneur.
Student Profile: Alexander Sekyi
Johnson Masagostin's father was paying for his degree with the proceeds from his farming income. But after a tragic crop loss, Johnson feared he would have to drop out of school due to lack of funds. With our help he is set to graduate with a chemistry degree and a job at the Ghana Water Company.
Student Profile: Binchakiya Abraham
After his second year, Alex was out of funds and searching for financing options that would allow him to continue his education. Initially he considered applying for a student loan from the Ghanaian government, but a trusted lecturer who recognized the shortcomings of the government program, suggested he apply to Brighter Investment…
Brighter Investment student: Moses Weibaseh Weyori
Upon gaining admission into the University of Development Studies to study applied biology, his father took loans from friends to send his son to the University. However, by the second year Abraham’s father had a stroke and could no longer work on his farm to support the family. It was at this point that a lecturer who was close to the family and understood their situation suggested that Abraham look into Brighter Investment…
Brighter Investment Student- Godslove Asare Boadu
My name is Moses Weibaseh Weyori. I am currently reading BSc in Minerals Engineering at the University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa-Ghana . I hope to become an indispensable personnel in the petroleum industry (energy) in order to contribute my quota towards mitigating challenges pertaining to energy globally, specifically in Africa. I am passionate about working in the petroleum industry. I can't wait to see myself there.
The Engineer: meet Bernard Amponsah-Poku
My name is Godslove Asare Boateng, I am currently studying Biochemistry at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. When I started my degree I planned on becoming a medical lawyer. Having studied more biotechnology, I am also considering a job in this field. It is hard to chose, I wish I could do both!
As part of our series on different careers in Ghana, we interviewed Bernard Amponsah- Poku, a successful mining engineer in Ghana. After working as a mining engineer in the fields of processing, mine design and equipment management at Rockshell International, Bernard went on to become the Mining Engineer Supervisor at African Mining Services- AMS. He is currently the Senior Mining Engineer at the African Mining Services.