Are you a recent graduate struggling to secure a job? Have you spent years looking for a job and still have not been called for an interview? Are you facing fears of joining the corporate world? PROWEB gives you a chance to learn more of the corporate world, how to handle interviews and how to adapt to the workplace. Other youths have done it, be part of the web that’s bringing professionalism to the workplace. Below is one of the youths who have benefited from the PROWEB/ Zimbabwe: Works program.
Gamuchirai Nyamakura graduated from the University of Zimbabwe with a BSc Honors Degree in Agriculture (Animal Science) in October 2015. A whole year passed by, Gamuchirai could not secure a job due to economic hardships in the country and little career guidance. She then learnt about the PROWEB Youths Equipped for Life Project under the Zimbabwe: Works where she attended a Capacity Building Training in Employability and Life Skills in 2016. These sessions equipped her with relevant professional skills for the work place which include work conduct, CV and cover letter writing , grooming and etiquette, presentation skills, assertiveness and goal setting. The desired outcome for PROWEB is to transform the lives of young women through different capacity enhancement trainings to develop the skills necessary for an active and stable professional life , giving guidance on getting a job and offering internship placements.
After the training workshops, Gamuchirai was referred by PROWEB to three interviews within the private sector companies for internship. The first two interviews managed to boost her confidence such that when she was sent to the third interview at Profeeds she performed exceptionally well and was hired as a graduate trainee. Gamuchirai now works at the Profeeds Centre in Banket, selling the company’s products and offering technical advice to farmers. She acknowledges the relevance of the skills that she acquired during the trainings and she believes that this has provided her with a necessary platform to perform her best at Profeeds.
PROWEB is inviting all young women to be part of this exciting initiative. Come with us and make a difference.