UNAIR NEWS – The Covid-19 pandemic has not stopped UNAIR Center for Career Development, Entrepreneurship and Alumni Affairs (PPKKHA) to hold a webinar series of Airlangga Online Career Fair 2020. Held via zoom and streamed on YouTube on Thursday, October 1, 2020, Human Capital Director PT. Pegadaian Moh. Edi Isdwiarto shared tips for ‘Successful Career in Corporations’.
In the State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN) which has 15.4 million customers, Edi said that his work environment cannot be separated from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. “Finally, almost all levels in Pegadaian, from cleaning service to my manager, have to adapt and be friendly with digitalization,” said the former marketing director of Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia.
According to Edi, there were five changes that occurred in the work environment of PT. Perseroan, including shifting employee duties, changing leadership and management mindset, a culture of transparency, trust and openness, individual wellbeing, and work digitalization. There are also tough challenges on capacity building, accelerating technology and digital adaptation.
Edi then revealed that there are three important points that job seekers must pay attention to in order to adapt and survive in this work situation. The first step is to identify which aspects can be controlled in difficult situations. “Second, never give up and be ready to rise from mistakes or failures. Finally, workers must pay attention to their health, not only mental but also physical, ”he explained.
Meanwhile, the characteristics and attitudes that workers must have in the era of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 were summarized by Edi in several basic points, namely problem solving skills, creativity, critical thinking, human resource management, coordination skills, and cognitive flexibility. When applying these capabilities, Edi believes that job opportunities will always be open and present for those who want to have a career in the corporate realm, especially PT. Pegadaian.
In the webinar attended by more than 300 participants, Prof. Dr. Elly Munadziroh drg., MS. as Head of PPKKHA also delivered a speech. Prof. Elly hopes that UNAIR job fair webinar can be a warehouse of knowledge and information for UNAIR graduates and job seekers amid an uncertain pandemic situation.
Author: Intang Arifia
Editor: Khefti Al Mawalia