How to Deal with Foreign Labor Competition – The current pandemic period makes us struggle a lot to survive. Many workers are not used and even ignored. There is a lot of competition in the workforce. The following are some tips to compete with foreign workers
1. Hone Skills
With the MEA, you can spur yourself to be able to compete with foreign workers. Improve the abilities you have, you will become more skilled in the world of work later. In addition, of course, qualified human resources in the country will emerge and are ready to compete. Not only hard skills, but you also have to hone soft skills. Especially leadership skills, because someone who is talented in leading is always needed anywhere. Because a leader tends to care about the progress of the group or organization.
2. Prepare Mentally Strong
Change your perspective and mentality to be more stable in facing the MEA. People who have a half-hearted mentality are those who can only blame the government and the policies made. The AEC aims to improve the market economy and Indonesian human resources, but how can this be achieved if economic actors and their citizens do not support the MEA? In order to have competence that is not inferior to foreigners, the thing you need to do is to think a little openly by looking at things from different points of view. So that you avoid prejudice and bad thinking patterns.
3. Learn a Foreign Language
This is very important as your provision when applying for a job later. By learning a foreign language will help you in terms of communication, hone cognitive skills, increase your selling point, and so on. Of course, your foreign language skills must also be balanced with good public speaking skills. Try to keep learning and not be afraid to establish communication with foreign people.
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4. Don’t think out of the box, but there is no box
In order to compete with other countries, develop your academic abilities, soft skills, and other skills that you should take into account. Being ordinary is boring, Thinking outside the box or more commonly known as think out of the box means that you can think sharp, critically, and creatively. But in order to develop your abilities, think like there is no box, in other words, there are no limits in your work. By not putting aside sensitivity and skill, you can freely develop your creativity without limits.
5. Expand the Communication Network
Expand your relationship by making more acquaintances, joining communities and organizations (on and off campus), and building good relationships with professionals. The wider the communication network you build, the better. And of course, the greater your opportunity to develop your business and career.