Universitas Airlangga Official Website

UNAIR alumnus shares tips for a successful diplomat career

UNAIR NEWS – The diverse available career options align with the challenges in the digital era. In their confusion about career paths, job seekers usually find a gap between industry needs and their capabilities.

For this reason, the International Law Students Association (ILSA) chapter of Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) invited a diplomat of the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mohamad Iqbal J Rachman, to share his story. One of the proud alumni of the UNAIR Faculty of Law (FH) shared tips based on his experience in pursuing a career.

Make a career plan

The first step that Iqbal suggests is to determine a dream job. With a dream, motivation and enthusiasm will continue to grow.

“But don’t forget, also make a backup plan if you can’t achieve your ultimate dream,” he said in the webinar on Sunday, July 7, 2023.

Utilizing networking is also Iqbal’s smart way of learning about career and life. “We don’t have to learn from our failures, but we can also learn from the failures of others. The best practice they did until they were in that position,” he said.

Have relevant skills

Achieving the dream career requires extra energy, such as getting a certification or achievement that makes an individual closer to a dream career. Iqbal explained that every job requires different abilities. Thus, job seekers must be able to place the right resume according to the career being applied for.

“Don’t be afraid to invest in yourself. Because, in the end, the abilities we have from certification or courses will bring us closer to the path to the career we designed earlier. So that apart from dreaming, we also have to take real steps to make it happen,” explained the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs diplomat.

Iqbal emphasized that the participants should take advantage of the subconscious mind by believing and realizing the dreams that had been planned. “Manifesting is important, as motivation and support from within oneself to make dreams come true,” he said. (*)

Author: Stefanny Elly

Editor : Binti Q. Masruroh