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|Creative Ways To Get A Job by NaijaPosh(f): 9:27am On Oct 27, 2011|
In an economy where the competition is tighter than ever, it is important that you take on geurrilla tactics to stand out from the rest.
|Re: Creative Ways To Get A Job by Acidosis(m): 9:51pm On Feb 02, 2012|
The language most people understand is CONNECTION
|Re: Creative Ways To Get A Job by lifestyle1(m): 9:56pm On Feb 02, 2012|
Must I look for Job ? can't I create Jobs ?
|Re: Creative Ways To Get A Job by 2great: 10:13pm On Feb 02, 2012|
Good post! You sure have helped someone here.God bless
|Re: Creative Ways To Get A Job by strangest(m): 10:18pm On Feb 02, 2012|
Spiritual connection and human connection , that's for this area o
|Re: Creative Ways To Get A Job by maclatunji: 10:20pm On Feb 02, 2012|
Chika Awuzie is one shrewd lady. There are some nice tips there. My own advice is for you to have a parallel plan for yourself. If you are looking to work in the private sector, the companies you want to get a job with are profit-oriented, so why not be profit-oriented yourself? The better you become at making a profit for yourself, the more attractive you become for prospective employers.
Always seek to create value and not how to make quick money. Creating value takes a longer time than just 'earning your daily bread'' but over time it pays massively.
When you are still working on that concept or idea that you know is sound but has not yet reached maturity and fears plus doubts arise, know that the foundation of a skyscraper cannot be the same as that of a bungalow. In the end, you will most probably tower above most of the rest with a smile and silent nod of satisfaction that says- Glory be to God, I made it!
|Re: Creative Ways To Get A Job by Nobody: 10:22pm On Feb 02, 2012|
Nice post. It certainly helps to be proactive, innovative, and persistent - especially in desperate times such as when one is searching for a job. Even though nothing is more important than connection in Nigeria when one is looking for a job/contract, creativity and persistence can produce unbelievable results with luck on your side. One thing people fail to realize is that 'connection' isn't always about who your parents, uncles, aunties, pastors, and neighbours know: it's also about who you make an impression on along the line.
|Re: Creative Ways To Get A Job by victorazy(m): 10:23pm On Feb 02, 2012|
Must I look for Job ? can't I create Jobs ?
Well said. I never search for work but work search for me.
|Re: Creative Ways To Get A Job by Emmzalon: 10:36pm On Feb 02, 2012|
Nice one! Neva knew creativity should be enhanced wen it cums to job application, bt above all lemme deliver an addition: JOBS SHLD BE DONE WIDOUT AN EXPECTANCE OF SALARY,DO UR JOB AS IF U DNT GET PAYED AT ALL,WID DAT NOTION;BREAKTHROUGH IS NEAR!
|Re: Creative Ways To Get A Job by bigfat05: 10:38pm On Feb 02, 2012|
|Re: Creative Ways To Get A Job by Akwasi(m): 10:40pm On Feb 02, 2012|
Read this thread http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-849228.0.html
|Re: Creative Ways To Get A Job by bigfat05: 10:42pm On Feb 02, 2012|
please write about how a unilag graduate /or uni- ben graduate job seeker can be creative in getting a job in Nigeria
|Re: Creative Ways To Get A Job by Naijacareerist: 10:45pm On Feb 02, 2012|
Yes, creativity is very important these days. I work as an HR professional at a research institution and you will be surprised how many applicants we get for one job. Some jobs get thousands of applicants. Realistically your resume will not look any different then the next one. It also is easier for managers to pay attention to a resume they get in front of their face rather then shifting though hundreds of emails. If you want tips about how to make your resume stand out you can go to my transcript that was on twitter today #HireNaijaChat http://tweetreach.com/reports/2431648
Also if you have questions I am more than happy to answer
|Re: Creative Ways To Get A Job by Naijacareerist: 10:48pm On Feb 02, 2012|
FYI my name is no longer naijaposh it has now changed to Naijacareerist
|Re: Creative Ways To Get A Job by Lucy001(f): 11:22pm On Feb 02, 2012|
Nice write no doubt, but in today's society, as a fresh graduate one needs to think of creating a job for his/her self, reasons are that the job are not just there for its teaming populatn.
|Re: Creative Ways To Get A Job by gocnig(m): 11:27pm On Feb 02, 2012|
life_style:u are right man, dats our tinkn, and am already doin it.
|Re: Creative Ways To Get A Job by Naijacareerist: 11:31pm On Feb 02, 2012|
Well there are jobs but the issue is the graduates do not have the skills that employers are looking for. Already they are projecting that 60% of the jobs will require 20% of the skills that are available. Schools need to have better prepping programs for students to prepare for positions as well as career development in order to be present yourself in interviews.
|Re: Creative Ways To Get A Job by Naijacareerist: 11:33pm On Feb 02, 2012|
Here is the correct link to the first post made http://naijacareerist.com/2011/10/25/jobs-are-not-handouts/
|Re: Creative Ways To Get A Job by sniperwolf(m): 12:14am On Feb 03, 2012|
Send Naija employer THANK YOU LETTER?
|Re: Creative Ways To Get A Job by Naijacareerist: 12:16am On Feb 03, 2012|
yes because it is unexpected. Most people will be shocked by it and no one will look down on a thank you note, and make you be remembered among the employer
|Re: Creative Ways To Get A Job by unphilaz(m): 5:56am On Feb 03, 2012|
appreciate this view
|Re: Creative Ways To Get A Job by unphilaz(m): 6:04am On Feb 03, 2012|
@maclatunji like your view
Always seek to create value and
not how to make quick money.
Creating value takes a longer time
than just 'earning your daily bread''
but over time it pays massively.
|Re: Creative Ways To Get A Job by exalt2009: 8:08am On Feb 03, 2012|
Pls i will love to knw how to apply for intenship with a company, how can one knw some company or private body that needed for intenship applicant
|Re: Creative Ways To Get A Job by ProfJYK(m): 8:47am On Feb 03, 2012|
nice write up, it sure pays to stand out by being creative but I think d mood of d recipient at the time plays a role and Lagosians/Nigerians r always cranky might not appreciate your creativity.
my own experience; I noticed most interviewers flip over my cover letter and go straight to d CV attached behind. I have been asked "y r u giving me a LoveLetter when what I need is ur CV" I was once called "sabinus", and in one situation, the cover letter was crumpled and used to show me his rainbow shot.
|Re: Creative Ways To Get A Job by slimshady1(m): 8:59am On Feb 03, 2012|
thanx a MILLION. Qtite educative nd motivational. Lukin 4ward 2 ma dream job in chevron in d future. Cheers
|Re: Creative Ways To Get A Job by AjanleKoko: 9:24am On Feb 03, 2012|
This is really nice.
|Re: Creative Ways To Get A Job by maclatunji: 9:32am On Feb 03, 2012|
It is very important to note that the OP's story cannot be adopted as it is for the Nigerian environment because most people who are in a position to screen job applicants are either feeling insecure about their position or very arrogant. However, the concepts of creativity, self-development, focusing on your goals that the article contains can be adapted to fit our situation. You have to be able to think differently- I read somewhere that it takes at least 10 years to be truly successful at anything. If this is true, then a fresh graduate needs to be humble and strategic in his/her reasoning, so as not to experience serious disappointment in the future.
Some jobs offer good salary, others have offer great opportunities for self-development, entrepreneurship offers you the opportunity to make your own path in life instead of others doing so for you. Whatever you decide to do, have a clear objective, work hard at achieving it and make modifications where necessary- eventually you should be fine with some patience and perseverance.
|Re: Creative Ways To Get A Job by AjanleKoko: 9:46am On Feb 03, 2012|
Still doesn't mean that one should not learn from this testimonial.
The truth is, everybody in Nigeria tries to target the same places - oil companies, banks, telcos, and the like. With all the attention focused on these guys, it is inevitable that they would be arrogant and spiteful to applicants.
I like that the lady volunteered for a nonpaying position. I would like to see Nigerians do more of that. Rather, you find IT students searching for a position that will pay them. I always wonder, if you can pay 300k at NIIT for Oracle training, why can't you just go and volunteer for a job where you can learn about Oracle hands-on, and ask not to be paid?
We certainly need to change our orientation.
|Re: Creative Ways To Get A Job by maclatunji: 9:47am On Feb 03, 2012|
This is the kind of thinking that prevents people from achieving their true potential. Your success as a professional is not tied to a particular company. Somebody started Chevron as a business, what makes you think that you cannot start a company that will be bigger than Chevron.
Even if you get to work at Chevron, I can assure you that you will not achieve much with this your mindset. If you have a creative mindset, you will stand-out within the organisation because your superiors would like you to generate new ideas to drive the business forward instead of you waiting to be given instructions on what to do and after that how to do it.
Mark Zuckerberg could have happily continued his education at Harvard and dream of working as a Google employee but he saw the need for people to socialize online in a way that Google did not recognise and filled that niche. Today he runs the greatest threat to the survival and continued growth of Google as a company which of course is Facebook.
The key factor in Zuckerberg's success was/is his thinking.
|Re: Creative Ways To Get A Job by segunjowo(m): 10:06am On Feb 03, 2012|
|Re: Creative Ways To Get A Job by mikerob116(m): 10:07am On Feb 03, 2012|
Great piece here.
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