[:en]Digital Commandeor Success Story: Nepal created 10 career helpers to aid confused youths to guide them to their fitting education[:]

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“Digital CommanDEOR” aims to raise the professionalization of youth work at global level by supporting youth organizations to improve the dissemination and exploitation of project results (DEOR) methods they use, build up their online identity in order to be more accessible for their target groups, better promote their projects and foster cooperation and exchanges between Programme and Partner countries involved. The project develops structured actions towards increasing professionalization of the youth workers and providing youth organizations with practical instruments for increasing quality of DEOR methods. To achieve this, the project foresees three different youth workers’ mobility activities, number of local activities and elaboration of an Open Educational Resource and manual on DEOR that would allow fellow organizations also building capacity in the field of their external communication strategies and continuing exchange of best practices among peers.

Career Disha Nepal was blessed to get in the training program. We were able to observe and see the progressive ideas, their practices and outreach from several youths from 8 different countries. CDN gained satisfactory enlightenment on several aspects of marketing, communication and the entrepreneurial enthusiasms. Peer and groups works flourished the outcome during the training program with inspirational feelings for our future activities in CDN.

Right after the training, the enthusiastic Nepali team held their first digital marketing and development training to their internal team. The method of group work, innovative training method with gamification created several plans for marketing activities that lead the training as a huge success. CDN saw this as an opportunity to explore their new found techniques and experience in the real life. With the expertise of CDN in the field of education and career counseling fuelled by the excitement from Portugal, we were able to organize, hold and finally create 10 career helpers from 5 major organizations. These career helpers are Nepal’s only trained helpers who will be the first person for the confused youths to go to for reliable and effective information for both career and education. The helpers too are equipped with skills for holding workshops and assessment to help any confused youth find their way into an education that fits them.

Career Disha Nepal participated in the International Training Course from 11-18 March 2018 in Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal together with VHS Bhaktapur hosted by Geoclub-Associação Juvenil – Rua da Boavista, s/n, 4435-354 Rio Tinto, Portugal. This training was organized under ERASMUS+ framework of the Capacity Building in the Field of Youth project “Digital CommanDEOR”. The project is funded by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) (https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/homepage_en). Applicant organization of this project is Association for European Cooperation, Development and Communication – Heimeulenstraat 49, 2328 Hoogstraten, Belgium and VHS Bhaktapur; mother organization of Career Disha Nepal is partner organization in the project “Digital CommanDEOR”. Career Disha Nepal is thankful to VHS Bhaktapur in creating the opportunity for CDN team to get involved in the project.

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Digital Commandeor Success Story: Nepal created 10 career helpers to aid confused youths to guide them to their fitting education

“Digital CommanDEOR” aims to raise the professionalization of youth work at global level by supporting youth organizations to improve the dissemination and exploitation of project results (DEOR) methods they use, build up their online identity in order to be more accessible for their target groups, better promote their projects and foster cooperation and exchanges between Programme and Partner countries involved. The project develops structured actions towards increasing professionalization of the youth workers and providing youth organizations with practical instruments for increasing quality of DEOR methods. To achieve this, the project foresees three different youth workers’ mobility activities, number of local activities and elaboration of an Open Educational Resource and manual on DEOR that would allow fellow organizations also building capacity in the field of their external communication strategies and continuing exchange of best practices among peers.

Career Disha Nepal was blessed to get in the training program. We were able to observe and see the progressive ideas, their practices and outreach from several youths from 8 different countries. CDN gained satisfactory enlightenment on several aspects of marketing, communication and the entrepreneurial enthusiasms. Peer and groups works flourished the outcome during the training program with inspirational feelings for our future activities in CDN.

Right after the training, the enthusiastic Nepali team held their first digital marketing and development training to their internal team. The method of group work, innovative training method with gamification created several plans for marketing activities that lead the training as a huge success. CDN saw this as an opportunity to explore their new found techniques and experience in the real life. With the expertise of CDN in the field of education and career counseling fuelled by the excitement from Portugal, we were able to organize, hold and finally create 10 career helpers from 5 major organizations. These career helpers are Nepal’s only trained helpers who will be the first person for the confused youths to go to for reliable and effective information for both career and education. The helpers too are equipped with skills for holding workshops and assessment to help any confused youth find their way into an education that fits them.

Career Disha Nepal participated in the International Training Course from 11-18 March 2018 in Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal together with VHS Bhaktapur hosted by Geoclub-Associação Juvenil – Rua da Boavista, s/n, 4435-354 Rio Tinto, Portugal. This training was organized under ERASMUS+ framework of the Capacity Building in the Field of Youth project “Digital CommanDEOR”. The project is funded by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) (https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/homepage_en). Applicant organization of this project is Association for European Cooperation, Development and Communication – Heimeulenstraat 49, 2328 Hoogstraten, Belgium and VHS Bhaktapur; mother organization of Career Disha Nepal is partner organization in the project “Digital CommanDEOR”. Career Disha Nepal is thankful to VHS Bhaktapur in creating the opportunity for CDN team to get involved in the project

[:en]CDN job and education database for in-depth information about Nepali Jobs and education[:]

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We surveyed 20 youth residing in Bhaktapur to know that Level of clarity for youths’ on career and education. Among them, 73.33 percent of sample respondent responded that they know nothing, very confused, some form of clarity, comfortable clarity while 26.67 percentages of youth responded that they were crystal clear about their career.  According to the survey, we understood that the majority were somehow confused about their education. But the most shocking finding was that the half of the respondents who said that they were crystal clear about their career informed us the wrong education for their selected careers.

According to the Government of Nepal, each year approximately 4 lakhs youths enter the labour market. The question arises, how many of them know enough information about the Education and labour market of Nepal to take informative choices for their future?

Here is a good news for those who recently entered into the labour market, who are still confused about their education and career and who need more info for their selected career choices.  Our informative job and education database could be helpful for you to develop your career from the scratch!

How can CDN’s job and education database be helpful for you?

Job and education database provides all needed information about specific jobs that are available in Nepali labour market. This informative database helps you to answer the dozen of questions related to job and education of Nepal, like

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[fruitful_tab title=”1. Will I know about the available job and education in Nepal?”] Definitely, before entering the labour market, one should know the available option where one can choose the suitable career according to the individuals interest, personalities and values. You might be surprised to know that, in Nepal, there are more than 320 jobs one can do. You might find so many jobs that you have never known before. Maybe your dream job is hidden somewhere in the list. [/fruitful_tab][fruitful_tab title=”2. Will I know the job demand for the specific career in CDN Job and education database?”] Yes, this is a wonderful feature of the job and education database. You will not only see the required skills, education, personality but you can easily see the respective job perspective for today and future as well. You can see the job demand in the labor market of your choice. How cool is that! :D. [/fruitful_tab]
[fruitful_tab title=”3. Will I know the required skills and responsibilities for the specific jobs?”] Yes! From this database, you will know the specific job’s skills and responsibilities. From this feature, you can match your existing skills for specific jobs and Go For IT! [/fruitful_tab]
[fruitful_tab title=”4. Will I know the possible employer for the specific career?”] Sure! Most of us are unknown about the job providers. But, now you can see the possible employer for the specific career. However, specific companies and organization information is not available. We are working towards that too! [/fruitful_tab]
[fruitful_tab title=”5. Will I get the job after visiting CDN job and education database?”] No!

The job and education database helps you to pick the right education for your chosen career according to your abilities, skills, personality, and family economic background.[/fruitful_tab]
[fruitful_tab title=”6. Will I know the education pathway for the chosen career?”] Of course, in job and education database it is clearly mentioned the related education for the chosen career. You will know which education is required for the chosen career and more. Most of the youth tend to choose the wrong education knowingly and unknowingly for their career. But the CDN job and education database will help you to choose the right education for the chosen career. Along with academic options, more than 80% of the jobs have a secondary option too. [/fruitful_tab]
[fruitful_tab title=”7. Will I know the educational institute for the specific career?”] Yes! This is one of the exciting features of CDN job and education database. Think once, how many college and university have you visited physically to know the detail information about your education? Hardly 3 or 4! Right! But here you go, CDN job and education database, you can select the district wise available colleges and universities for your chosen subject. From this educational portal, you can find detailed information about your chosen subject provider college and university. Along with it, you will know the fee structure, scholarship opportunities, and all the essential information that is required to be admitted into the respected college and university. [/fruitful_tab]
[fruitful_tab title=”8. I am not good at academic study. How will the database help me?”] Not all careers need academic proficiency! Obviously, there are myriad of jobs which you can get through training provided by the different institutions. Through training, you will reach your career in a short period of time, as training usually take shorter than the academic degree. Also, you will know the institutions which provide training in related field/sector, according to your location! [/fruitful_tab]
[fruitful_tab title=”9. Is my chance of getting scholarship more if I check the database?”] Yes! After visiting the job and education database, you will see the scholarship opportunities provided by all colleges and universities. If you apply for more college and university for the scholarship your chances of selecting would be high. [/fruitful_tab]
[fruitful_tab title=”10.Can CDN job and education database help me with my application process?”] No! Job and education database will guide you to know jobs context in detail but not the application process. Sorry! [/fruitful_tab]
[fruitful_tab title=”11.How accurate is the database?”] We updated the information according to the interview with college and university belonging, jobs expert and by doing online and offline research every 6 months. So surf with caution. We do put the institute’s phone number, so you can confirm with them. [/fruitful_tab]
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[:en]“3 Steps to Write an Effective and Professional Cover Letter”[:]

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Are you really struggling with how to start and what to write in the cover letter and maybe don’t know why should you write one. This article will help you to write a concise and clear cover letter to boost your chances to be selected in job application which would give you chance to get to an interview!

A cover letter is a single-page document you send with your CV (Curriculum Vitae). However, Cover letter is different from a CV. In a CV you have to include the overview of your academic qualification, skills and experiences you have gained till now. But in the Cover letter, you have to write specific and relevant skills and experience to relative to the given position.

In the cover letter, you must state clearly the position you are applying for and explain why your profile matches the position. To put it simply, it must answer the question ‘’Why you?’’. Sometimes, we cannot express ourselves through a CV. That’s why the cover letter is a great chance to express yourselves to illustrate your matching for the given position. Always keep in mind that a great cover letter is like a secret weapon for catching employer’s attention.

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[fruitful_tab title=” 1. Research First “] Before you start writing the cover letter research thoroughly about the respective company and respective vacant position.

Take some time to look into the role you are applying for and the company – and use this information to tailor your cover letter accordingly.

Here are a few key things you should find out before you start writing:

  • What does the company do?
  • Who are their competitors?
  • Who are their target audience?
  • What does the role involve?
  • What are the essential skills?

Once you’ve found answers to these questions, you’ll be able to make it clear in your cover letter how your skills and abilities match up with what the employer is looking for. [/fruitful_tab]
[fruitful_tab title=”2. What should a cover letter include?”] Always keep in mind that, cover letter should be only one page long and well formatted. As your CV is supposed to be short and sweet, your cover letter is the perfect way to elaborate on your achievements in the respective job. Here are some essential things to include making great cover letter.

  • Your personal details (e.g. name, address, phone number)
  • The employer’s/ hiring person name (if you have it)
  • Where you found the vacancy (through newspaper/online/somebody recommends )
  • Why you’re suitable for the job (the reason why you are dying to work there)
  • What you can do for the organization (what could be your contribution to uplift the organization)
  • Closing statements (including thanking the recruiter for their time) [/fruitful_tab][fruitful_tab title=”3. Writing the actual cover letter”] We already know the most essential things to write an incredible cover letter through the research. We have also pointed out what to include in the cover letter. Now you are already in the shape to write the incredible cover letter. Let’s start now to make one.
  • Recommendation

In the first paragraph, state the job by authoritative where you found the information. Mention how you heard about the job – friend, employee, newsletter, advertisement, etc. If you are responding to an advertisement, you can mention it here.

  • Find out the real reason, why you are the great fit for the role

Explain your qualifications for the job, your skills, talents, accomplishments and personality traits and show how the company will benefit from them. Consider using bullets to make these stands out. Indicate any related experience, educational background, or specialized training that might increase your employability.

  • Show them your passion

Tell them why the organization, location, or the type of work appeals to you. Use strong words, for example love rather than like to show your passion how much you really want to work there. Show them how much you enjoy doing such things.

  • End with request

The goal of a cover letter is to convince the person reading it to make the next move in the hiring process – with a phone call, interview. Request for an interview and provide your phone number and email address, or indicate when you will follow up. Mention the enclosed CV; give them a reason to read it in-depth. Request a time and a way for you to follow up. And, close the document by greets them. [/fruitful_tab]
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Finally your cover letter is ready.

 

Note to remember: do not send the email to employers by writing please find the attached CV and motivational letter for the vacant position without writing other text. If you do, your probability of getting the response from the employers would be decreased. Instead of doing this copy and paste your cover letter and enclose your attached CV and cover letter as well. 

Here are some websites which will help you to create your cover letter.

https://app.resumegenius.com/letter-v2/4002888

 https://www.livecareer.com/cover-letter-builder

https://smartcoverletter.com/

https://www.kickresume.com/cover-letters/

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[:en]CDN in ESC and ESCs Application Launched Program[:]

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CDN’s representative, COO, Hari Krishna Dahal participated in the Labour Market Information and employment Services (LIfE) Project’s Employment Service Center (ESC) Job Portal and Its Application launching program on August 24, 2018.

The Government of Nepal (GON) has taken important initiatives and established 14 Employment Service Centres (ESCs) under the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security (MoLESS) through the Department of Labour and Occupational Safety (DoLOS) in FY 2065/66 BS (2008/9 AD), as an effort to meet the pressing need of providing quality employment services and labour market information to job seekers, enterprises and concerned labour market actors. Now, MoLESS has taken new initiatives to expand ESCs to 753 local government structures.

The KOICA funded ILO’s Labour Market Information and Employment Services(LIfE) Project supported to improve the quality of employment services through strengthened the client orientation and capacity building of employment services centers and their officials; improving the collection and dissemination of labour market information and skill indicators; and knowledge sharing under the ILO South-South cooperation Framework.

In this regard, LIfE project has been developed ESC job portal (www.jobkhoj.gov.np) and its applications (apps) for android and ios platform. In the job portal and apps, there are three modules: Job Seekers, Employers and ESC. The key function of ESC job portal and apps are:

  1. Job seekers can register to find jobs
  2. Employers can register and post vacancies to find relevant job seekers
  3. ESC can register both job seekers and employers and also facilitate to match the need of employers and job seekers

Special features of Job Portal and its Apps

  1. The job seekers can see available jobs based on category, type, salary range, skills required, education required and location
  2. The employers can see available job seekers based on category, gender, age group, skills, education and location
  3. The system itself inform jobseeker regarding relevant jobs available(based on skill, education) through auto-generated email
  4. The ESC job portal apps is easily available and accessible with wider coverage using mobile tools. It content is synchronized with the portal website and can be used with offline saving for selected modules to ESCs.

Special features for DoLOS and ESCs

  1. The super administrator of DoLOS and administrator ESCs can have information of total employers, job seekers, employment opportunities and ESCs can facilitate job matching, provide counseling to both jobseeker and employers using job portal data management system
  2. ESC can view the mapping of employers and search using filtering features
  3. ESC can view list of posted job using filtering feature
  4. ESC can generate reports using job category, posted date, fiscal year and others
  5. ESC can view job seekers status and use filtering features
  6. DoLOS and ESC can produce trend of employment opportunity and job seekers based on available job category, type, skills, qualification, district etc.

Job portal and its apps in Android and iOS can make changes within existing practices as well as shape of the future direction of matching jobseeker and employers’ needs and expectations.

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CDN in ESC and ESCs Application Launched Program

CDN’s representative, COO, Hari Krishna Dahal participated in the Labour Market Information and employment Services (LIfE) Project’s Employment Service Center (ESC) Job Portal and Its Application launching program on August 24, 2018.

The Government of Nepal (GON) has taken important initiatives and established 14 Employment Service Centres (ESCs) under the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security (MoLESS) through the Department of Labour and Occupational Safety (DoLOS) in FY 2065/66 BS (2008/9 AD), as an effort to meet the pressing need of providing quality employment services and labour market information to job seekers, enterprises and concerned labour market actors. Now, MoLESS has taken new initiatives to expand ESCs to 753 local government structures.

The KOICA funded ILO’s Labour Market Information and Employment Services(LIfE) Project supported to improve the quality of employment services through strengthened the client orientation and capacity building of employment services centers and their officials; improving the collection and dissemination of labour market information and skill indicators; and knowledge sharing under the ILO South-South cooperation Framework.

In this regard, LIfE project has been developed ESC job portal (www.jobkhoj.gov.np) and its applications (apps) for android and ios platform. In the job portal and apps, there are three modules: Job Seekers, Employers and ESC. The key function of ESC job portal and apps are:

  1. Job seekers can register to find jobs
  2. Employers can register and post vacancies to find relevant job seekers
  3. ESC can register both job seekers and employers and also facilitate to match the need of employers and job seekers

Special features of Job Portal and its Apps

  1. The job seekers can see available jobs based on category, type, salary range, skills required, education required and location
  2. The employers can see available job seekers based on category, gender, age group, skills, education and location
  3. The system itself inform jobseeker regarding relevant jobs available(based on skill, education) through auto-generated email
  4. The ESC job portal apps is easily available and accessible with wider coverage using mobile tools. It content is synchronized with the portal website and can be used with offline saving for selected modules to ESCs.

Special features for DoLOS and ESCs

  1. The super administrator of DoLOS and administrator ESCs can have information of total employers, job seekers, employment opportunities and ESCs can facilitate job matching, provide counseling to both jobseeker and employers using job portal data management system
  2. ESC can view the mapping of employers and search using filtering features
  3. ESC can view list of posted job using filtering feature
  4. ESC can generate reports using job category, posted date, fiscal year and others
  5. ESC can view job seekers status and use filtering features
  6. DoLOS and ESC can produce trend of employment opportunity and job seekers based on available job category, type, skills, qualification, district etc.

Job portal and its apps in Android and iOS can make changes within existing practices as well as shape of the future direction of matching jobseeker and employers’ needs and expectations.