The 7 traps that keep you unemployed

April 02, 2021 | by: David Kodjani

Unemployment is a major challenge every country in the world faces. According to the International Labor Office (ILO), the unemployed is a person aged 15 or over**unemployed during a given week; available to work within two weeks; who has made an active job search during the past four weeks or has found a job which begins within three months.**

Active steps include studying job advertisements, asking friends, family or entourage, contacting Pôle emploi, etc. But the ILO specifies that simply being registered with Pôle Emploi is not in itself an active search process.

We approached coach Cyrille Bakpah for details on his list of the 7 traps that keep you unemployed. Unsurprisingly, he went along the same lines as the ILO and made us understand that it is on this basis that unemployment rates are calculated. So this explains the fact that you can see official unemployment rates that are very low compared to reality.

For Cyrille, three points are needed before talking about unemployment:

  • The person must know how to do something
  • The person must be really looking for a job
  • The person is available to work

Unemployment is therefore the inability to spotlight the talents you have and the lack of focus on the talents you carry. It is therefore first necessary to work on oneself through personal development and work techniques.

We can only consider ourselves unemployed if we have skills, if we are actively looking for work, if we take a much more serious look at the talents that are in us.

It is only after that that we can start by generating income in order to be able to live decently and therefore no longer be a victim of unemployment.

Discover without further delay the 7 traps that keep you unemployed:

  1. Lack of self-confidence Lack of self

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Confidence is, according to Coach Cyrille Bakpah, the absence of a belief that you have in yourself regarding your ability to resolve challenges and achieve certain goals. When you do not believe in yourself, when you do not believe yourself capable of resolving challenges, it goes without saying that whatever the level of your skills, whatever your background you are going to have a hard time getting a job especially in a job market where demand is much lower than job supply.

  1. Lack of knowledge of your skills

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Finding work is selling your skills, but it will be difficult for you to sell something you don't know. If you do not know what you are capable of, it is naturally that you are unable to sell anything which makes this second point a vicious trap.

  1. The inability to establish one's professional positioning

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We are in a world where today it is a question of positioning oneself. For example, if you pronounce the name of Lionel Messi, you automatically know in which field he is. It is the same pattern in the world of work because in order to be able to find work, your positioning must be clear. Many are those who answer the question "What are you looking for in a job?" With "Anything I find." This attitude, according to our Coach Cyrille, does not help to find a job because "everything I find "is not the name of a profession and you have to clearly know what you are looking for to be able to find it. From the moment you do not know yourself, from the moment you have not positioned yourself in a given field, it is very likely that you will spread yourself thin and you will not find the job that you want. should.

  1. The deficit of investment on oneself

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The African is able to invest enormous sums in the obtaining of the diplomas but unable to really learn the things which will supplement these diplomas to make him competent on the job market. These things that complete a diploma called "soft skills" are creativity, the ability to speak in public, the sense of leadership, the sense of initiative…

Things that are unfortunately not taught in school and therefore can only be learned through books and training. The observation is that the young African is reluctant to invest in training or in books because for him the diploma alone is enough. The lack of investment in oneself is a trap which keeps people unemployed enormously.

  1. The refusal of the Start Small

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In life you have to walk to run, you have to take one step to take 10, you have to start at 500 to reach 500 miles. But the opposite is evident in African society where many young people expect everything to be offered to them at the very beginning. They expect a good job, a good salary forgetting that in the world of work, logic dictates that you are paid only part of what you bring. So when you are unable to bring a million a month to a business. The young person, new to the job market, must therefore integrate that he must start gradually and that it is this gradual march that will gradually lead him to grow in skills. It is thanks to this that he can claim better remuneration.

  1. The non-development of his talents

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For Cyrille Bakpah, unemployment should not exist because unemployment is a refusal to use his talent because yes each person has a potential or even several. And all talents are salable. Unemployment arises only because you ignore your talents and you necessarily want to fit into the fields where you necessarily have to study, forgetting about the job market the demand is more important than the supply. Race results, many young people are unable to find work in the formal circuit despite having talents that they can develop and ultimately make profitable.

  1. Stuck in the comfort zone

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Many people find themselves unemployed because they are unable to question their comfort zone, to stand up and say "I want to achieve such results, I am ready to do all of them. the sacrifices for ". Until you do this the results will not come and you will go around in circles.

Although this list of 7 traps is not exhaustive, Coach Cyrille Bakpah insisted that "when a person will focus on these 7 traps, when he will make sure to escape these 7 traps, it is impossible that this person remains unemployed "before pressing that" all the other traps that one can find are found in one way or another in the 7 traps that one has already dictated ".

The traps are in fact things that overlap and so we can summarize the list with 3 big traps which are the lack of self-confidence, the lack of investment in oneself and being stuck in the comfort zone - the no. talent development.

The number of traps is not important, however what is is the how to avoid falling victim to its traps.

  • A look at the Coach Cyrille Bakpah, initiator of this list

Cyrille Bakpah is an author, trainer, certified coach, consultant in professional personal growth and organizational development. Its mission is to contribute to awakening the development of the potential of men and organizations in order to make them builders of the best. Cyrille does not sell training and coaching to everyone, but rather the happiness of realizing their full potential and this is what motivates him and makes him and his team move forward.

They have a number of programs that are part of this dynamic of working on oneself, of realizing one's potential. Programs like AURA (to reveal the exceptional speaker in each person), Beta Live, Exponential and the Academy of As. These programs are thus tools which help each person to realize his potential.

You can follow him on networks like Facebook and Instagram.

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