4 Steps to Build Your Profile [K.A.L.E. Method]

By Vivian Ho Zi Kuan

 

It’s that time of the year again – fresh graduates out and shining time!

But, do you know what you have to shine out? 🤔
What do you have in your profile that makes you stand out from the others to move your favorite employers to hire you during this challenging time?

That is why it is utterly crucial to build your profile, be it personal or professional, so that the viewers of your profile would understand more aspects of your life that determine you, like your values, talents, actions and reputation.


If you are clueless about where to start for your profile-building journey, we have 4 tips for you to build your profile. We called them the K.A.L.E. method. Swipe down to find out why. 

(1) Know Yourself 🙆‍♀️

What exactly do you know when you say you “know yourself”? 

Who you are, matters – especially as it relates to your career. In fact, the things you have done, the places you have gone, your family, friends, and the community you live in; all matter.

Knowing what’s important to you is central to your career journey. To develop career ideas and explore your next steps, you need to better understand your interests, values, style, and skills and how they relate to the meaningful work and the life you want to lead.

Tools to understand yourself better

  • Explore & TryIf you’re not busy trying, you’ll never figure it out. Life is meant to be an experience. Not something you optimize for its max so that you could turn on the autopilot mode for the next 10 years.You’ll figure out what you want by trying out different things, by simple problem solving, and by the process of elimination — not a formula. The best thing about this is that you’ll look back on those decisions you actually made, and realise that they were what made the adventure possible. Those adventures are the ones that make you feel fulfilled, overjoyed, maybe uncomfortable, or even sad at times… but that’s what a journey is meant to be.To understand yourself better, you may look into this FREE DOWNLOAD E-guide

    ∇ DOWNLOAD ∇

    Personality Test Career Guide

  • Study about your generationCurrently, there are five different generations in the workplace: Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y/Millennials, and Generation Z. The Current University students are mostly made of GenZ.You can get an interesting glimpse into the future by understanding today’s generation trends. Generations serve as helpful hints (not boxes) on how to be best to communicate, sell, lead, and work with one another, for now, and in the futureYou may have a look at the FREE DOWNLOAD E-guide.

∇ DOWNLOAD NOW ∇

Gen Z Career Guide

 

(2) Ask for Opportunities 🔓

According to a 2017 survey conducted by the National Association of College and Employers, over 75% of employers look for job applicants with hands-on skills in teamwork, problem-solving, and communication.

Colleges have tons of skill-building opportunities to help students launch successful careers—if you know where to look! Whether you have a specific career path in mind or are still looking for your passion, you can always try real-world programs and work opportunities during your university time. 

If Opportunities Doesn’t Knock, Build a Door
– Milton Berle –

Explore your opportunities here: 

✅  If you are looking for Community & Industry Opportunities: Monsta Xperience

  If you are looking for Work Opportunities: Monsta Work 

 

(3) Learn from Mistakes 🔍

The most important life lessons we will ever learn will be from the bad decisions we make. Time and experience can be excellent teachers when you actually learn a lesson from your poor decisions. Experience comes from our way of living, understanding and the adjustments we make.

Everything we are exposed to in life presents us with another valuable lesson. Not only can you learn from your own experiences, but also the experiences of the people you surround yourself with. Sometimes this can serve as the most meaningful lesson since it allows you to observe behaviors from an objective standpoint.

Growth starts as soon as you recognize your mistake and how to prevent it from happening again. Everyone makes mistakes in life and it is totally normal, but how you learn from them is how you develop your future judgment. The only way to prevent making a mistake the second time is to learn. If you don’t, you will be making that same error again and again until you are forced to learn.

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” 

– Albert Einstein

 

(4) Expand your K.E.N

If you are new to our platform, this might be the first time you have heard of Mr. K.E.N. If you are our long-time friends, you must have known “him” from top to bottom. Scroll away to find out who is that important “guy” in our lives: 

K – Knowledge

Learning is essential to our existence. Just like food nourishes our bodies, information and continued learning nourishes our minds. Lifelong learning is an indispensable preparation tool for every career and organisation. Today, continuous learning forms a necessary part in acquiring critical thinking skills and discovering new ways of relating to people from different cultures. To live a life without continuous learning is unthinkable. Continuous learning opens your mind and changes your attitude by building on what you already know. The more you learn, the better you’ll get at seeing more sides of the same situation – helping you understand more deeply.

“There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an exam and finish with education. The whole of film, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning”

3 Simple Ways To Engage In Lifelong Learning

  1. Read widely and often
  2. Keep a list of things you want to explore
    Before you jump right into an area, spend some time researching topics and keeping notes. Once you have developed a list then you can decide what the best option to follow for you is.
  3. Make it a priority!
    Don’t just keep saying ‘one day.’ Make today that day. If you wait for it to find you, you will limit the amount of information you know plus your ability to attain this knowledge over the long-term. Learn how to maintain your discipline from our founder: https://www.facebook.com/1666789176875822/videos/209370913809719

E – Experience
Gaining more experience not only will get to know yourself far better and overcome any deep-set fears you might have about trying things that are unknown, but you will also stimulate your creativity and begin to see the whole world in a new light.  No one can live life without learning something. What you learn and experience can often determine your success or failure in life. Effortful learning combined with real life on the job experience is a winning formula for success. Your choices and your experiences help create the person that you are.

N – Network The purpose of networking is to form relationships with those who’ll help get you to where you want to go, and the earlier you start building up your network, the better. That’s why it’s important to start networking in college — before you’re even ready to enter the workforce. A good network can provide job leads, possibilities for advancement and opportunities for personal improvement.

Watch Zhi Ee Chan, Founder & CEO of Monsta Asia shared 5 IMPORTANT RULES on 

How to Talk to Successful People” on FB Live https://www.facebook.com/1666789176875822/videos/249824379383508

 


CONCLUSION

Now you understand why it is called K.A.L.E. method, don’t you? By Knowing yourself, Asking for opportunities, Learning from mistakes and Expanding your knowledge, experience and network,  you’d eventually find your personal brand and voice that differentiate yourself from your peers. By standing out among a bunch of people, you get more opportunities and grow exponentially by making the right life decision. 

Remember that it takes time to get fruitful results. Enjoy the process, learn new things and update your profiles periodically.  

 

Leave a Reply