Destiny

Do you believe in destiny? -whisper the nature.

I am afraid it’s not that simple. I believe in regularities. Things that was meant to be, it’s not because if it is meant to be since the day you are born, rather it is because you work for it, and you earn it.

If you give your 50%, you get 50%. If you give your best, you get your best. There is no such thing as luck, you did not seize a chance by luck, either you are capable of it or you stay ready to take any possible opportunities. You stay ready of things that about to come.

So, really, stop saying, “it is his destined”. “he’s/she’s lucky”. You earn it, take the pride!

Menangkap Kesempatan untuk Bekerja di Ibukota

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Kesempatan bekerja tetap di Indonesia terbilang susah-susah gampang, khususnya pekerjaan dengan kompensasi yang relatif bagus. Akses informasi akan kesempatan pekerjaan ini sudah terbuka luas di internet dengan berbagai website atau organisasi penyedia informasi lowongan pekerjaan. Akan tetapi, untuk dapat lolos seleksi ke tahap kerja selanjutnya seperti wawancara adalah salah satu kesempatan yang tidak mudah di raih.

Hal seperti ini terjadi di berbagai tempat, apalagi di Ibukota Indonesia, Jakarta. Kesempatan pekerjaan di Jakarta sebetulnya sangatlah tinggi mengingat kebutuhannya sebagai sebagai kota industri. Industri seperti manufaktur, dagang, jasa keuangan, jasa hotel & lodging, telekomunikasi, agrobisnis, dan lain-lain. Head-office perusahaan-perusahaan swasta besar dan Badan Usaha Milik Negara (BUMN) ada di Jakarta. Di sektor pemerintahan, Kementerian/Lembaga Negara umumnya memberikan kompensasi untuk staf/karyawan yang baru diterima relatif lebih baik dibanding pemerintah daerah tingkat I dan II. Maka tak heran kebutuhannya untuk tenaga kerja tiap tahunnya juga pasti besar dalam skala.

Menurut BPS per Agustus 2014, di Indonesia ada 9,5% (688,880 orang) dari total pengaggur yang merupakan alumni perguruan tinggi. Setiap tahunnya, lulusan S1 perguruan tinggi (fresh graduates) berbondong-bondong melamar pekerjaan. Tidak hanya bersaing dengan rekan-rekan angkatan kerjanya, tetapi juga dengan angkatan kerja senior (lulus kampus lebih dulu) yang belum mendapatkan pekerjaan. Kondisi yang tidak berimbang ini mengakibatkan tidak terserapnya semua angkatan kerja. Faktanya, untuk dapat diterima bekerja itu bukanlah usaha dalam satu-dua malam, melainkan usaha yang sudah dipupuk bertahun-tahun.

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Grade A is very important. (Sumber gambar: http://www.money.cnn.com)

Pertama, untuk dapat bekerja sesuai dengan pekerjaan yang diimpikan, unggul di satu keahlian adalah wajib hukumnya. Ukuran unggul dalam keahlian yaitu angka Indeks Prestasi Kumulatif (IPK) yang tinggi. IPK adalah satu-satunya tolak ukur kongnitif tingkat penguasaan pengetahuan dan keahlian seseorang atas jurusan/bidang yang ia geluti/lulusi. Dengan memiliki IPK diatas rata-rata (cumlaude), maka seorang lulusan baru memiliki keistimewaan untuk melamar pekerjaan di tempat kerja yang bagus, yang umumnya mensyaratkan IPK rekrutmen diatas 3.5 atau cumlaude. Ibarat nonton bola, IPK adalah tiket untuk dapat duduk di bangku VIP (very important person).

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Middle Income Class Society – A Brief Summary

Indonesia has strong advantage naturally. We have one of the longest sea lines in Asia, with numerous of floras beneath the sea. Up to the hill, we have best of mines, harvest, gold, and other natural resource waiting to be discover. Yet, we are the 4th largest population of individual in the world, imagining if these people get to work, produce something with their expertise, open up new business with their skills at entrepreneurship, Indonesia is better place to live than today.

One must noted that of all 245 million people surveyed live in Indonesia, we need to take a close look of those who actually productive. 18-60 years old people.

Middle Income Class Behavior

Behavioral of what so-called middle income class society has rapidly grow for few past decades. Academics and researcher have further analyze that middle income class society is a productive engine in one country to boost its economic growth. If you have one smartphone, a bike, books and other stationaries, you go to college, and if the leisure time you go to certain cafe or restaurant hang out with friends, you are probably one  of the individual classified among Middle Income Class Society. Look at the graph below:

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This is a statistic shown how Indonesia actually has huge potential to excel its economic growth. Rate of growth of our middle income class society is 30% in 5 years as of today (2014) is 150 million people, more than 60% of total population in Indonesia. So if we use the same rate of growth, the expected middle income class society in 202 is 200 million people, which is 75%-80% of the population.

This is why world leaders and readers called Indonesia as emerging countries with huge potential of market and acceleration. Windows of oppurtunity. If we can invite MNCs, organizations to build up their business and employ million of jobs for our society. Higher rate of employment means higher individual income, higher individual income meaning higher total income per capita. We  are very possible to grow at very best of 7-8% annually. This rate of growth is expected if we expect Indonesia as one of successful country in terms of employment creation and individual income. Of course, toward better place to live.

Smarthphone Users Grow as Middle Class Grow

E-marketer has recently published one of it’s best information of smartphone users in Indonesia.

Smartphone Users in Indonesia

Smartphone users in recently used as one of indicator to analyze the behavior of middle income class society. Smartphones are well connected to internet and world wide web. Rising of smartphone users means better access to worldwide opportunities such as jobs, lifestyle, and efficiency in life, and information of course.

We expect of growing smartphone users, information would be borderless and government has the form certain environment of openess to access. Not just in big cities, but also in regional areas, even remote areas. Lacking of information has become one of the problem of creating inclusive growth in Indonesia across regional integration.