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Sack Looming In Nigerian Banks - 5 Things To Do Now If You Work In A Bank by Google63(m): 9:15am On Mar 01, 2015
As the Nigerian economy continues to suffer due to the fall in the value of Naira, there are rumors of mass retrenchment in many different sectors, but most notably in the banking sector. Our news site recently curated a news; Nigerian Banks to Begin Massive Sacking of Workers. This is a cause of concern for many families whose source of livelihood are attached to bankers. Though this development may be inescapable, its effect can be mitigated.

Nigerian bankers are pretty well trained once they get the job and are exposed to many key business skills that they can utilize in all areas of the economy. Therefore the average banker need not be overwhelmed with the anxiety of a possible sack, rather it should be seen as an opportunity for career transition.

Here are our suggestions on what you should do to prepare yourself if you find yourself on the wrong end of the axle.

1. Prepare your CV

It’s time to dust your credentials and update your CV. Include the most recent experience and outstanding results you’ve recorded on the banking job. Make sure the CV is in line with current day CV writing techniques and when writing your CV, avoid the things that make most CVs end up in the dustbin.

2. Identify your cross over skills

Identify the skills you can easily apply in other areas. Your banking job must have improved your sales and marketing skills, as well as administrative skills. Include them in your CV and find opportunities where those skills are needed. Many companies need highly experienced administrative and sales officers. Your banking job has already made you a candidate of preference for such jobs.

3. Take all career development courses on offer

It’s time to improve your skills. You may need extra certification for a smooth career transition and most importantly to also get updated about recent developments in areas of prospect. By doing this, you will be putting yourself ahead of several others who may also find themselves in your shoes.

4. Treat your customers really well as they will be part of your network

One of the benefits banking job offers is the opportunity it presents for you to meet new people and network. The bank is a place you can really meet business owners and other prospective employers. If you know how to network well, then you can use it to your best advantage in this era of sack.

The social media is also a place you can harness for job networking. Jobs come easily these days through the social media. You may need to find out how you can use the social media to find your next career move.

5. Save some money

Begin to reduce your personal expenses and save more for the rainy day. This would help to withstand the shock of a possible sack as you’ll still have some cash to spend for some couple of weeks before you get another offer. If you have a substantial amount of money saved, you may consider starting your own business.
Source:http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/sack-looming-in-nigerian-banks-5-things-to-do-now-if-you-work-in-a-bank.108418/

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Re: Sack Looming In Nigerian Banks - 5 Things To Do Now If You Work In A Bank by Nobody: 9:55am On Mar 01, 2015
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Love you to sambisa and back.

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Re: Sack Looming In Nigerian Banks - 5 Things To Do Now If You Work In A Bank by NeilOssai(m): 10:11am On Mar 01, 2015
No 6. Get a "FAT" loan from the bank. They wont sack u. grin

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Re: Sack Looming In Nigerian Banks - 5 Things To Do Now If You Work In A Bank by ednut1(m): 10:13am On Mar 01, 2015
saving mode activated. dis 2015 na die

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Re: Sack Looming In Nigerian Banks - 5 Things To Do Now If You Work In A Bank by yomalex(m): 10:51am On Mar 01, 2015
dust CV again? You better reduce your expenses and start a small side business.

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Re: Sack Looming In Nigerian Banks - 5 Things To Do Now If You Work In A Bank by Nobody: 11:08am On Mar 01, 2015
Nigerian bankers are like pencil in the hands of their GM.
God will help them.
Note: the downfall of a man is not the end of his life.

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Re: Sack Looming In Nigerian Banks - 5 Things To Do Now If You Work In A Bank by prelinctus: 11:14am On Mar 01, 2015
Op, this is not a very good advice. Considering the current economic downturn and massive unemployment, you still want peple to be thinking about job hunting? You shuld be talking of how to enter into business. Let one's destiny lie in one's hands, and not in the hands of some employer.

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Re: Sack Looming In Nigerian Banks - 5 Things To Do Now If You Work In A Bank by DuchessLily(f): 12:04pm On Mar 01, 2015
Lol...banks oh banks
Re: Sack Looming In Nigerian Banks - 5 Things To Do Now If You Work In A Bank by joystickextendr: 12:39pm On Mar 01, 2015
hmmm so tru
Re: Sack Looming In Nigerian Banks - 5 Things To Do Now If You Work In A Bank by ElFenomeno1: 12:41pm On Mar 01, 2015
NeilOssai:
No 6. Get a "FAT" loan from the bank. They wont sack u. grin
if they just dish out loans to every Di ck, Tom and Harry, you won't be wallowing in abject poverty.
THINK

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Re: Sack Looming In Nigerian Banks - 5 Things To Do Now If You Work In A Bank by XtraSmooth404: 12:46pm On Mar 01, 2015
...and some banks have been holding series of interviews since last month...
Issorai

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Re: Sack Looming In Nigerian Banks - 5 Things To Do Now If You Work In A Bank by sholay2011(m): 12:52pm On Mar 01, 2015
NeilOssai:
No 6. Get a "FAT" loan from the bank. They wont sack u. grin
Lol...that's clever.

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Re: Sack Looming In Nigerian Banks - 5 Things To Do Now If You Work In A Bank by Ishilove: 12:55pm On Mar 01, 2015
This is serious. They're gonna sack many and employ more casual labour who will be paid peanuts.

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Re: Sack Looming In Nigerian Banks - 5 Things To Do Now If You Work In A Bank by tempem: 12:56pm On Mar 01, 2015
Cv ready.
Re: Sack Looming In Nigerian Banks - 5 Things To Do Now If You Work In A Bank by EmoBoy(m): 12:57pm On Mar 01, 2015
These are common rules anybody in the labour force and market should abide by. You shouldn't wait till you're sacked before you start developing yourself.

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Re: Sack Looming In Nigerian Banks - 5 Things To Do Now If You Work In A Bank by countsparrow: 12:57pm On Mar 01, 2015
Okay
Re: Sack Looming In Nigerian Banks - 5 Things To Do Now If You Work In A Bank by UlqU3(m): 12:58pm On Mar 01, 2015
Sad country.

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Re: Sack Looming In Nigerian Banks - 5 Things To Do Now If You Work In A Bank by adepiero: 12:58pm On Mar 01, 2015
Now there is famine in the land. I hope every sane individual can see that once you have a bad head, the entire body is useless! GEJ is a bad head and his ill luck is affecting every strata of the economy. Its high time we do away with useless and clueless individuals.

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Re: Sack Looming In Nigerian Banks - 5 Things To Do Now If You Work In A Bank by tobechi74: 12:59pm On Mar 01, 2015
Resign before you are sacked

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Re: Sack Looming In Nigerian Banks - 5 Things To Do Now If You Work In A Bank by datguru: 12:59pm On Mar 01, 2015
My account officer ooo
Re: Sack Looming In Nigerian Banks - 5 Things To Do Now If You Work In A Bank by sosanova: 12:59pm On Mar 01, 2015
Five things to do
1) Go to the mountain and stay there a weekend
2) Fast n Pray without food n water for 100 days
3) keep praying this prayer point everyday that "every person planing my sack fall down and die"
4)Go to the bar beach, swim to about 2000 metres of the ocean from the beach side and take a spiritual bath
5) Come back and thank me later with all your 3 months salary as a thanksgiving offering or if u don't come back to thank me with a offering na double trouble u dey invite be dat oh
grin grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: Sack Looming In Nigerian Banks - 5 Things To Do Now If You Work In A Bank by kingthreat(m): 1:00pm On Mar 01, 2015
I wish victims of job sacks due to the economic downslide are more of GEJ supporters. Let them enjoy the fruits of who they supported..

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Re: Sack Looming In Nigerian Banks - 5 Things To Do Now If You Work In A Bank by yaksdavirus: 1:00pm On Mar 01, 2015
wow too bad

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Re: Sack Looming In Nigerian Banks - 5 Things To Do Now If You Work In A Bank by Maczeelly(m): 1:00pm On Mar 01, 2015
Pray


And



Watch
Re: Sack Looming In Nigerian Banks - 5 Things To Do Now If You Work In A Bank by fajesito(m): 1:00pm On Mar 01, 2015
I cover my loved ones and church members working in the bank with the blood of Jesus, no sack will be your portion in Jesus name. Even if the sack occurs, God will take you a higher ground in Jesus name

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Re: Sack Looming In Nigerian Banks - 5 Things To Do Now If You Work In A Bank by AJOT99(m): 1:00pm On Mar 01, 2015
Hmm....

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