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Career / Re: Relocating Abroad by 1forall: 8:22am On Sep 13, 2013
Career / Re: Movies All Entrepreneurs Should Watch by 1forall: 1:19pm On Sep 12, 2013
Add to that list:

The Men Who Built America

The mini series shines a spotlight on the influential builders, dreamers and believers whose feats transformed the United States, a nation decaying from the inside after the Civil War, into the greatest economic and technological superpower the world had ever seen. The Men Who Built America is the story of a nation at the crossroads and of the people who catapulted it to prosperity (from www.imdb.com).


Literature / Re: There And Back On Time (Nairaland Best Story of all Time) by 1forall: 8:29am On Sep 12, 2013
Madawaki01: So,na middle of d night u dey read now?

In a different time zone buddy. What were you doing reading at that time? cheesy
Career / Re: Java Or Oracle DBA Or Oracle Developer by 1forall: 7:04pm On Sep 11, 2013
Nothing is impossible pal as long as you know what you want and you're determined to get it.
Career / Re: Benefits Of Working As A Cabin Attendant In A Nigerian Airline by 1forall: 6:59pm On Sep 11, 2013
How about paying a visit to a few airline websites to start with, who knows what you may find? Do a little research pal.
Career / Re: 10 Common Salary Negotiation Mistakes by 1forall: 6:54pm On Sep 11, 2013
I sincerely want to know why dis guy hasn't been banned and his post hidden sad

It doesn't help when you keep quoting it him grin
Career / Re: Benefits Of Working As A Cabin Attendant In A Nigerian Airline by 1forall: 1:23pm On Sep 11, 2013
The best way to find out the requirements is to look for such vacancies on airlines' websites and see what they ask for. What you mean by benefits is not quite clear, but if you like very frequent travel and hotel accomodatiion you might consider cabin attendant work as beneficial.

Someone I know calls the role that of a 'waiter/waitress in the air' but it's actually a bit more than that because in addition to delivering customer service, they undergo safety trainings too. However the sky is the limit cheesy in that field, and career progression is not really great. Once you've moved to the senior cabin attendant/purser position, there really are no further options.
Career / Re: Java Or Oracle DBA Or Oracle Developer by 1forall: 8:21am On Sep 11, 2013
^ Thanks for that comment.

DBA is quite different from software development so the OP can help us to be helpful by telling us why he's considering these 3 areas. OP what are your own thoughts?

As technology is very dynamic, and as you can't plan to be static, you would need to be flexible in your approach to skills development. You could learn Java and then find yourself in an environment that requires some Oracle skill so be ready to learn whatever it takes.

Java however would give the broadest foundation and probably is best to start with.
Career / Re: Career Opportunity! by 1forall: 6:49am On Sep 11, 2013
This is rather vague, you would need to provide more detail about this employer or it may get taken off. Contact blocked in the meantime as we await you to fix this. Thanks.
Certification And Training Adverts / Re: It Career Day by 1forall: 10:22pm On Sep 10, 2013
OP you mean 2013?
Career / Re: 3 Reasons We Quit Our Dreams!! by 1forall: 9:56pm On Sep 10, 2013
We're waiting for the other two..
Sports / Re: Nigeria Vs Malawi - FIFA WCQ: (2 - 0) On 7th September 2013 by 1forall: 5:13pm On Sep 07, 2013
Business go boom gaan for Calabar tonight cheesy

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Career / Re: National Association Of Unemployed Graduates (NAUG)To hold 1st Meeting In Lagos by 1forall: 8:11pm On Sep 06, 2013
Just called you now no pickup..
Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Nigerian Navy (DSSC) 2013/2014 by 1forall: 8:27am On Sep 06, 2013
Okay we know you're both happy to find your kinsman on the forum but if everyone spoke their native language here then the forum would be meaningless, so let's keep it in English please fellas.


Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Job Library 2013 by 1forall: 10:05pm On Sep 05, 2013


Travel / Re: Should I Quit My Job For Masters In The Us? by 1forall: 8:32am On Sep 05, 2013
^ Great point of view there.

2good: The average Nigerian is backward in reasoning and very much uncivil in the public including the educated ones that is why the whole country is messed up.

Haha spot on cheesy

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Career / Re: National Association Of Unemployed Graduates (NAUG)To hold 1st Meeting In Lagos by 1forall: 1:30pm On Sep 03, 2013
rman: Service delivery is still very poor in Nigeria, graduates from various disciplines are supposed to come in and run things better.

Some of the things this association can ask for may inlcude:

1) The need for absolute transparency in recruitment processes in Nigeria. Both government and private organizations. That way, the unemployed will know those that got the few available jobs are better qualified not these connection mantra everyone now believes in. A few organizations are still transparent though.

2) Banks should be compelled to give loans at no interest rate to graduates with workable business plan or ideas with a flexible repayment plan.

3) The need for the University curriculum to be tailored towards what the society needs. Yes, we are graduates already but one major problem is company's still retrain in most cases and that's why most people don't even know how to improve upon what is being done. Because we don't even know what we are doing.

4)Also, we can ask for the government to compel professionals in areas where we are interested in developing a career to provided mentoring for those that have shown enough fundamental knowledge in areas where they have secured their degree.

These and many more can be part of the objectives.

But, if you have all gathered to seek sympathy or ask for jobs just because you are graduates, it is a very wrong idea and the association will end up being used for political reasons.

Best of luck to those that understand where I'm coming from

Great post, its a bright head you've got on your shoulders.

I just hope the group executives realize the need to have a team to develop the strategy that'll guide the actions of the group.
Travel / Re: Should I Quit My Job For Masters In The Us? by 1forall: 9:03pm On Sep 02, 2013
My submission: Go to the US.

However, be honest and answer to yourself this: What is your motive for wanting to study in the US? Only you can answer that question.

If you see it as a prelude to emigration in the main, then plan for Canada where foreign student immigration is clearly encouraged by the government.

Anyway, whatever turns out, the major determinant of what happens is YOU. What do you really want to do? You ought to know what you really want for yourself to be able to make plans to achieve it.

That said; in my view, there 3 main possible outcomes if you go to the US. One is that you return to your current job with a MSc. If you handle the people aspect of your current job well enough before and after you go, maybe you'll get more responsibility, or a promotion, or a raise immediately you return; or if you're required to prove yourself, after a while. That won't be too bad a result considering you would have gained the international exposure which I presume you want.

Another possible outcome is that you stay back in the US after your course and have to struggle to find your own footing in career and financial terms. You can persist till you eventually break through, or give up and return to create the first scenario under probably less favorable circumstances.

The third is that you get yourself a good job in good time and start a professional life in the US.

I'd like to believe you would be interested in giving professional life in the US a shot so would advise from that position. An easy mistake for a (foreigner) student to make is to not plan adequately for life after school. Don't fall into that category of foreign students.

Also, a potential challenge is your adaptability. Are you prepared to adjust to the different way of living? Will you react to the adjustment positively or negatively?

Another thing I ought to point out is the generic nature of the course you're proposing to study. It's one issues with many of these 'commercial' MSc courses. Yes it sounds good but it's a bit too broad to present you as an absolute necessity to an employer. If you want to take that chance with jobs, fine, but if not please look for something more specific that will equip you with in-demand skills. Software development is in growing demand (ignore the pessimists), big data is on the rise and cloud explosion is about to begin - you have options! Consider this very important.

However, underpinning all of these is your immigration status. Without the right to work, all the above about working in the US is USELESS. So, you have to give good thought to getting papers. The US is soon going to pass a new immigration law to favor immigrant professionals in Science, Technology Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) fields, thus you might be able to get work authorization under the STEM scheme. However you need to research the requirements so you know what to plan for, and you should start that as soon as possible. Marriage is also an option if that floats your boat.

There are quite a lot of variables as you can see, and charting a way forward should take you back to the first question which you should answer to yourself honestly:

What is your motive for wanting to study in the US?

Good luck!


Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Rivers State Teachers Recruitment 2012 by 1forall: 8:29am On Sep 02, 2013
okoval2: Will it be okay to apply for maternity leave later this month? Just wondering because am almost due

Find out the leave policy and speak to your manager/supervisor about it. They're the ones who can approve your mat leave. Do come back and let us know how things go.
Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Rivers State Teachers Recruitment 2012 by 1forall: 8:27am On Sep 02, 2013
Fiafiad: At this period in time, u should be very careful with what u do. U should have it in mind that u are on probation and that ur appointment has not been confirmed.

Should she not plan for her delivery because she's on probation? Its not her fault the recruitment process took took forever to conclude.


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