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10 Things A Graduate Should Do While Waiting For A Good Job Offer by ideology(m): 11:01am On Feb 01
The road to career fulfillment as a graduate is different for many. We may have big dreams, but things may not pan out the way we want them. For those who find themselves on the receiving end of reality, no hope is lost.
Waiting for the job we desire does not mean we have to wait idly… There are always things we can do to maximize the time we have on our hands.

In the light of this, I have decided to share ten things you can do while waiting for that dream job.

Teaching
Much respect to the teaching profession, but this is one job that is readily available anywhere. There are many schools around Nigeria just starting out and looking for teachers.

Most times the pay is low for these schools. Take a stroll around your area and apply for teaching roles. Of course, teaching is a lucrative profession when you’ve got some experience and can deliver the goods. If you have good level of experience you can apply to standard ones such as Corona Schools, Chrisland Schools, Turkish School
Home lessons/Tutorials
Are you good with children? Do you enjoy impacting knowledge then home lessons are perfect for you? I know someone who makes over N100, 000 monthly from home lessons. However, trust me when I say he is good at what he does. It has its own set of peculiar challenges but can be a lucrative side job. If you can’t get kids from rich homes, try applying on Tuteria.com prepclass.com.ng

You can teach online too on Homeworks.ng and NigeriaTrainingCourses.com

Freelancing
There’s a lot of money on the internet. Freelancing is one way to tap into this gold stream. So if you’re good at writing (I mean excellent), then you may end up taking freelancing as a career itself.

Why? Because it pays and pays well. Same applies to graphic designers, web developers, programmers. Your skill is a money-spinner if you’re a genius at it.

Register on Freelancer, Fiverr, Elance, upwork, Belance, Nairalance, Pushnaira, Freeciti, Contentmart, vrtsk, even on Nairaland and earn some money from home

Learn a skill
The world today is more about what you can do with what you know. Many people know things; few people can actually do them. Instead of doing nothing, learn a new skill. Baking, sewing, writing, welding, graphics/web design, etc. Just learn something new related to your career path.

Blogging
If you’re into social media, then you can start a blog. Choose a niche and generate useful content for it. Blog for fun, write short stories, open an online diary. You never know, that blog could be a plus on your CV the day you apply for a Content Strategist or Digital Marketing role at a firm.

Click here and own a blog today for just 350/month


Take an online course
Similar to learning a skill. Take online courses when you can. It is your duty to educate and re-educate yourself. There are free courses online some of which come with valid certificates. IFP MOOC is one of them.

Also, check out Educations Macaranta Udemy, Lynda, Coursera, Alison Shaw Academy Sijison Training, Sijison Educational, Nigeria Training Courses, Nigeria Training Network and CodeAcademy for more.

Join the family business
Often times, some of us have a ‘family business.’ This can be a provision store, a restaurant or a construction firm. You can join in this business to learn a thing or two. Valuable life and career lessons can come from there too. Don’t forget we have business families on online forums like Quora and Nairaland, join one today.

Study past questions
For a recent NYSC leaver, it’s not out of place to finish every past job question you come across. Practice them until you can solve them in your sleep. Being good at these tests increases your chance of getting to the next stage and getting the job.

You can practice online too, on Learning Indicator Indiabix, SHL SHL direct

Be active in church
Of course am smart, but my secret of success has always been God. Be active in God’s Courts. Not just in church but also in any group you find yourself (like a book club). This does not mean it you stop doing so when you get what you want. It’s more about being useful wherever you find yourself. Better to spend that extra time being a blessing than spectating.

Volunteer
People often ask where they can see volunteer opportunities. I say they have to search harder. For example, the sickle cell foundation has a volunteer program open to the public. While writing this post, I also saw that of Foodbank. There are other causes around if you look well enough.

In conclusion, avoid being idle while waiting for the next job invitation. You to make good use of the time available while keeping one eye on your goal. In the famous words of Dick Dastardly,” Don’t just stand there, Do something.”

Culled from http://www.ideologieshub.com.ng/10-things-a-graduate-should-do-while-waiting-for-a-good-job-offer/

Am sure you enjoyed this post, like, comment and share with friends, thank you.

Wanna be inspired, motivated, visit ideologieshub.com.ng daily

#HappyNewMonth

I Love you all

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Re: 10 Things A Graduate Should Do While Waiting For A Good Job Offer by ideology(m): 11:09am On Feb 01
Hi Janeyinspires,

I think you will like this wink wink wink

Re: 10 Things A Graduate Should Do While Waiting For A Good Job Offer by casttlebarbz(m): 11:27am On Feb 01
thanks

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Re: 10 Things A Graduate Should Do While Waiting For A Good Job Offer by Pinkieblue(f): 12:26pm On Feb 01
Cornerstone insurance plc, is seeking to recruit energetic, strong-willed and focused individuals to join it's team of professionals in line with its growth and expansion plan.

Our organization was established to conduct insurance business in a customer focused manner.

Job title: Financial planner/Marketing Executive

Location: Abuja

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should send their cv to bucherecruitment@gmail.com

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Re: 10 Things A Graduate Should Do While Waiting For A Good Job Offer by gale2626: 2:05pm On Feb 01
this is a very resourceful content but I was disappointed that most websites mentioned don't carry there full website URL addresses
Re: 10 Things A Graduate Should Do While Waiting For A Good Job Offer by yungbillionaire(m): 2:31pm On Feb 01
dis is very resourceful...nice one op...i am actually in dis category and ryt now i have gotten involed with a new and very professional skill( tower erection and maintenance)...mehn dia r opportunities everywia...i came out from school with a pretty good result but life is about good human relationships, experiences and skills which i believe can only be gotten with humility and proper character....so for evryone reading dis, never forget to remain humble for even God Himself resists d proud and exalts d humble....stay blessed.

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Re: 10 Things A Graduate Should Do While Waiting For A Good Job Offer by freeman105: 3:27pm On Feb 01
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Re: 10 Things A Graduate Should Do While Waiting For A Good Job Offer by SnowJay92(m): 3:50pm On Feb 01
yungbillionaire:
dis is very resourceful...nice one op...i am actually in dis category and ryt now i have gotten involed with a new and very professional skill( tower erection and maintenance)...mehn dia r opportunities everywia...i came out from school with a pretty good result but life is about good human relationships, experiences and skills which i believe can only be gotten with humility and proper character....so for evryone reading dis, never forget to remain humble for even God Himself resists d proud and exalts d humble....stay blessed.

Good advice. What kind of tower are you talking about?
Re: 10 Things A Graduate Should Do While Waiting For A Good Job Offer by gudnex22(m): 4:54pm On Feb 01
ok, but else where!!!

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Re: 10 Things A Graduate Should Do While Waiting For A Good Job Offer by okochaik: 4:55pm On Feb 01

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Re: 10 Things A Graduate Should Do While Waiting For A Good Job Offer by gudnex22(m): 4:55pm On Feb 01
Good but the must important thing now

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Re: 10 Things A Graduate Should Do While Waiting For A Good Job Offer by babyfaceafrica: 4:55pm On Feb 01
Lol
Re: 10 Things A Graduate Should Do While Waiting For A Good Job Offer by Damilare5882(m): 4:56pm On Feb 01
Youths ..let's form a poilitcal party as against 2019 and take this country back from all these hungry fools and make it better #enoughisenough

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Re: 10 Things A Graduate Should Do While Waiting For A Good Job Offer by ideology(m): 5:01pm On Feb 01
You are welcome
casttlebarbz:
thanks
Re: 10 Things A Graduate Should Do While Waiting For A Good Job Offer by Bryan12(m): 5:03pm On Feb 01
#OsoAhia
My Igbo brothers can relate to this grin

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Re: 10 Things A Graduate Should Do While Waiting For A Good Job Offer by Acidosis(m): 5:03pm On Feb 01
Business/Entrepreneurship is not meant for those searching for jobs.

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Re: 10 Things A Graduate Should Do While Waiting For A Good Job Offer by ideology(m): 5:03pm On Feb 01
Thanks for your observation if I hyperlink the URLs, Nairaland Spambots will detect it as spam and block me,

Kindly read the full article directly from my blog http://www.ideologieshub.com.ng/10-things-a-graduate-should-do-while-waiting-for-a-good-job-offer/

You will have the full URLs from there, kiss kiss kiss
gale2626:


this is a very resourceful content but I was disappointed that most websites mentioned don't carry there full website URL addresses
Re: 10 Things A Graduate Should Do While Waiting For A Good Job Offer by jericco1(m): 5:04pm On Feb 01
The hustle is real

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Re: 10 Things A Graduate Should Do While Waiting For A Good Job Offer by Josephamstrong1(m): 5:04pm On Feb 01
Home run bruv

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Re: 10 Things A Graduate Should Do While Waiting For A Good Job Offer by vickvilles(m): 5:05pm On Feb 01
Great post... Find something doing... Don't just hope and wait... Learn a skill, be loyal, gain the experience.. Before you know... You are making money on your own without those companies. #beyourownboss

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Re: 10 Things A Graduate Should Do While Waiting For A Good Job Offer by ideology(m): 5:05pm On Feb 01
hahahahha, maybe they should think of business and stop searching for jobs, God gave us the ability to create wealth not ability to look for jobs grin grin grin grin cheesy cheesy cheesy
Acidosis:
Business/Entrepreneurship is not meant for those searching for jobs.

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Re: 10 Things A Graduate Should Do While Waiting For A Good Job Offer by Phunkyposh(f): 5:06pm On Feb 01
nice.... Thanks so much OP

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Re: 10 Things A Graduate Should Do While Waiting For A Good Job Offer by ikorodureporta: 5:08pm On Feb 01
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Re: 10 Things A Graduate Should Do While Waiting For A Good Job Offer by ideology(m): 5:08pm On Feb 01
Cool bro, keep it up, He will crown your efforts with success smiley smiley smiley
yungbillionaire:
dis is very resourceful...nice one op...i am actually in dis category and ryt now i have gotten involed with a new and very professional skill( tower erection and maintenance)...mehn dia r opportunities everywia...i came out from school with a pretty good result but life is about good human relationships, experiences and skills which i believe can only be gotten with humility and proper character....so for evryone reading dis, never forget to remain humble for even God Himself resists d proud and exalts d humble....stay blessed.

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Re: 10 Things A Graduate Should Do While Waiting For A Good Job Offer by ideology(m): 5:09pm On Feb 01
My pleasure wink wink wink wink
Phunkyposh:
nice.... Thanks so much OP
Re: 10 Things A Graduate Should Do While Waiting For A Good Job Offer by Eddodoh(m): 5:10pm On Feb 01
No jobs and deciding which skill(s) to learn is another problem. I am fade up to be sincere.

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Re: 10 Things A Graduate Should Do While Waiting For A Good Job Offer by josh77(m): 5:12pm On Feb 01
Pls I need advice on Freelancing.
how can I start writing online and make money? I mean d steps to take and sites I need to register in

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Re: 10 Things A Graduate Should Do While Waiting For A Good Job Offer by ideology(m): 5:13pm On Feb 01
Just keep doing it
vickvilles:
Great post... Find something doing... Don't just hope and wait... Learn a skill, be loyal, gain the experience.. Before you know... You are making money on your own without those companies. #beyourownboss
Re: 10 Things A Graduate Should Do While Waiting For A Good Job Offer by Benjom(m): 5:14pm On Feb 01
Splendid ideas... many should run with them.


Meanwhile, have your CV intact. Need help with one?

www.exceptionalcv.com/cv-samples/

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Re: 10 Things A Graduate Should Do While Waiting For A Good Job Offer by ideology(m): 5:14pm On Feb 01
Try and learn about content marketing, visit the sites I listed and learn as a professional.

Then you would have moved to the next phase of making money
josh77:
Pls I need advice on Freelancing.
how can I start writing online and make money? I mean d steps to take and sites I need to register in

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Re: 10 Things A Graduate Should Do While Waiting For A Good Job Offer by fergieboy(m): 5:14pm On Feb 01
Smoking weed like one guy that made front page some days ago
Re: 10 Things A Graduate Should Do While Waiting For A Good Job Offer by ideology(m): 5:15pm On Feb 01
Hi bro, i have reviewed your CV before, if am right, email me lets talk info@ideologieshub.com.ng smiley
Eddodoh:
No jobs and deciding which skill(s) to learn is another problem. I am fade up to be sincere.

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