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7 Things You Should Do While Waiting For That Dream Job by Abduletudaye(m): 5:05pm On Jul 04, 2015
Securing a job in Nigeria has been indeed a herculean task. Its either you know someone that's gonna help you clinch that job or you wait for divine intervention.

Many graduates even after NYSC have to run pillar to post to make ends meet. Sometimes i tend to blame the government for not providing adequate jobs but then again, the government isn't going to do everything for its citizens.

I have heard lots of people say, 'Go into business'. This is actually a good step towards entrepreneurship but a reasonable mind will know that business is not for everyone. Many wanna start businesses but have no capital. Many have capital and don't wanna go into business. Most have these capital and refuse to loan because of lack of trust.

Anyway, without digressing too much here are ten things you should consider doing before the dream job comes.

1. Learn A Trade:

To some people, especially those who went to private universities, it might be a bit hard to learn a trade. I don't really mean like selling milo and milk by the road side but i mean learning things like tailoring, shoe making, carpentry. Etc. Its kinda hard for me mentioning all these but it is what it is. We must learn to swallow our pride and be independent.


2. Computer Training:

We are in the jet age and learning a thing or two from the world of computer would do as a little good. Also, it would as serve as a skill acquired. Imagine yourself learning computer hardware and software for a stretch of about 7-8months. That's knowledge and knowledge is power.


3. Help Mum Out:

Yes this might sound funny and not even add anything to your cv but look at the spiritual aspect of it. You are helping mum with all that stress and in return, she will only pray for you. In fact, she will pray that you get a job quick because considering all the time, money and energy spent in school, she knows you deserve better. It helps.


4. Meet New people:

You never might no who would be willing to lend a helping hand. So there is need to create a wide prospect of new individuals in your life because the more the link, the better your chances of securing a job.


5. Get A Masters Degree:

Some people may not be financially buoyant to get a degree but that's life for you. But, i would urge any of you who has the financial vigor, to go for a higher degree as this increases your chances in securing a job. If many people without masters degree applies for a certain job position and you have a masters, that gives you an edge, over them.

6. Do you have a talent:

The truth is, many people are not even destined to land that dream job. This is simply because many have talents that will pay much more than the dream job.
So are you good in acting, singing, comedy, walking on needles, floating in air...lol. Anyway, whatever talent is it, work on it because it might be your breakthrough story.

7. Go for counseling:

You might not just know what you want or what you need to do. This is a case whereby you need a senior figure to put you on the right track so that one wont derail. Seek for guidance, have a heart to heart talk so you will be able to discover that hidden ability you have. Most importantly, so you will able to know the things you really want in life.

8. Add yours....

I hope we all land that dream job soon... cool

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Re: 7 Things You Should Do While Waiting For That Dream Job by INTROVERT(f): 5:07pm On Jul 04, 2015
No 5 is key

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Re: 7 Things You Should Do While Waiting For That Dream Job by Nobody: 5:15pm On Jul 04, 2015
Become an entrepreneur. Start up your own business. Be creative. Look for something that will fetch you money while you wait for that dream job.

It's not imperative that you become employed before you start making money.

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Re: 7 Things You Should Do While Waiting For That Dream Job by Polithiefcian(m): 5:15pm On Jul 04, 2015
INTROVERT:
No 5 is key


angry

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Re: 7 Things You Should Do While Waiting For That Dream Job by mayorchelsea(m): 5:55pm On Jul 04, 2015
I could be wrong though but a MSc. does not guarantee employment because there are not much jobs out there but one could still enrol for it rather than roam the streets or remain idle out of "no job".

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Re: 7 Things You Should Do While Waiting For That Dream Job by Oriafo123: 6:03pm On Jul 04, 2015
INTROVERT:
No 5 is key
says who? Truth b told, there are so many masters degree holders even phd sef dat do not have jobs. We should stop searching for jobs and wasting money on cerificates instead we should create opportunities for ourselves. God bless u

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Re: 7 Things You Should Do While Waiting For That Dream Job by INTROVERT(f): 6:25pm On Jul 04, 2015
Oriafo123:
says who? Truth b told, there are so many masters degree holders even phd sef dat do not have jobs. We should stop searching for jobs and wasting money on cerificates instead we should create opportunities for ourselves. God bless u


That's true but victory loves preparation and those that are prepared will gain.

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Re: 7 Things You Should Do While Waiting For That Dream Job by techmart(m): 6:33pm On Jul 04, 2015
I think one should try being an entrepreneur. well the truth still remains, not everyobe will succed in this. But theres no crime in trying something new.

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Re: 7 Things You Should Do While Waiting For That Dream Job by obinna2nv(m): 7:08pm On Jul 04, 2015
OK... Let me quickly go buy Maggi for Mum..

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Re: 7 Things You Should Do While Waiting For That Dream Job by lionduke(m): 8:04pm On Jul 04, 2015
Work as a volunteer to help humanity.

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Re: 7 Things You Should Do While Waiting For That Dream Job by nollyway(m): 8:41pm On Jul 04, 2015
wink
Re: 7 Things You Should Do While Waiting For That Dream Job by pansophist(m): 8:42pm On Jul 04, 2015
Number 6 is so true. Develop yourself in anything you are good at, it might turn out to be your source of livelihood.

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Re: 7 Things You Should Do While Waiting For That Dream Job by Undilutedfact: 8:42pm On Jul 04, 2015
Good one

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Re: 7 Things You Should Do While Waiting For That Dream Job by Nobody: 8:42pm On Jul 04, 2015
Internship, where one work just for the experience should not be left out cool

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Re: 7 Things You Should Do While Waiting For That Dream Job by Aare2050(m): 8:42pm On Jul 04, 2015
ok
*in mama peace voice*
continue, god we see us, all this point you are sharing, they will answer. what of 419 or yahoo did u mention any? therez god o,

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Re: 7 Things You Should Do While Waiting For That Dream Job by Nobody: 8:43pm On Jul 04, 2015
Nice one.
Re: 7 Things You Should Do While Waiting For That Dream Job by OgidiOlu3(m): 8:44pm On Jul 04, 2015
Learn a new language

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Re: 7 Things You Should Do While Waiting For That Dream Job by Tekecoms1(m): 8:44pm On Jul 04, 2015
Helping mum has helped me all the way.

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Re: 7 Things You Should Do While Waiting For That Dream Job by whytepawn1(m): 8:44pm On Jul 04, 2015
INTROVERT:
No 5 is key
Key to what?. stop reasoning like a toddler.
Re: 7 Things You Should Do While Waiting For That Dream Job by alawi5k: 8:44pm On Jul 04, 2015
1(learn a trade) is the key. Such as

(A)Cosmetic/Make Up line
(B) Men & Women's wear
(C) Phone/ accessories etc

Effect:You will be reluctant to look for job when one Igbo guy decides to supply goods on credit to you.

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Re: 7 Things You Should Do While Waiting For That Dream Job by GJames(m): 8:45pm On Jul 04, 2015
Read newspaper 24/7
Re: 7 Things You Should Do While Waiting For That Dream Job by Nobody: 8:45pm On Jul 04, 2015
8. Familiarize yourself with different test formats being contrived by recruiters— Dragnet, GMAT, SHL, etc. It' s very much essential.

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Re: 7 Things You Should Do While Waiting For That Dream Job by Nobody: 8:45pm On Jul 04, 2015
Close to 70% of our fresh graduate dont know wht ”Capslock” is, I strongly recommend computer training .

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Re: 7 Things You Should Do While Waiting For That Dream Job by msmon(m): 8:45pm On Jul 04, 2015
@Op, you have almost exhaust every possible option. I will however add that following;
1. Do volunteering job.
2. Organise tutorial for student.
3. Attend seminars regularly
4. Prayer is key. be prayerful.


Some1 said obtaining masters degree is key but u r wrong.

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Re: 7 Things You Should Do While Waiting For That Dream Job by Nobody: 8:45pm On Jul 04, 2015
1:Get certified.

2:Go on an adventure.

3:Volunteer in a charitable cause.

4:Learn a new skill.


Meanwhile,
"No one owes you a job"
by Seun Osewa. cheesy

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Re: 7 Things You Should Do While Waiting For That Dream Job by JUBILEE2000: 8:46pm On Jul 04, 2015
INTROVERT:
No 5 is key
you again?
Re: 7 Things You Should Do While Waiting For That Dream Job by Nobody: 8:46pm On Jul 04, 2015
Accept any job where you can garner experience regardless of the pay...
Re: 7 Things You Should Do While Waiting For That Dream Job by geemeshin(m): 8:49pm On Jul 04, 2015
Beautiful tips
Re: 7 Things You Should Do While Waiting For That Dream Job by ednut1(m): 8:50pm On Jul 04, 2015
check job sites daily and practise test and interview questions. Masters would not gv u any edge sha
Re: 7 Things You Should Do While Waiting For That Dream Job by engrshakespeare: 8:50pm On Jul 04, 2015
Abduletudaye:
Securing a job in Nigeria has been indeed a herculean task. Its either you know someone that's gonna help you clinch that job or you wait for divine intervention.

Many graduates even after NYSC have to run pillar to post to make ends meet. Sometimes i tend to blame the government for not providing adequate jobs but then again, the government isn't going to do everything for its citizens.

I have heard lots of people say, 'Go into business'. This is actually a good step towards entrepreneurship but a reasonable mind will know that business is not for everyone. Many wanna start businesses but have no capital. Many have capital and don't wanna go into business. Most have these capital and refuse to loan because of lack of trust.

Anyway, without digressing too much here are ten things you should consider doing before the dream job comes.

1. Learn A Trade:

To some people, especially those who went to private universities, it might be a bit hard to learn a trade. I don't really mean like selling milo and milk by the road side but i mean learning things like tailoring, shoe making, carpentry. Etc. Its kinda hard for me mentioning all these but it is what it is. We must learn to swallow our pride and be independent.


2. Computer Training:

We are in the jet age and learning a thing or two from the world of computer would do as a little good. Also, it would as serve as a skill acquired. Imagine yourself learning computer hardware and software for a stretch of about 7-8months. That's knowledge and knowledge is power.


3. Help Mum Out:

Yes this might sound funny and not even add anything to your cv but look at the spiritual aspect of it. You are helping mum with all that stress and in return, she will only pray for you. In fact, she will pray that you get a job quick because considering all the time, money and energy spent in school, she knows you deserve better. It helps.


4. Meet New people:

You never might no who would be willing to lend a helping hand. So there is need to create a wide prospect of new individuals in your life because the more the link, the better your chances of securing a job.


5. Get A Masters Degree:

Some people may not be financially buoyant to get a degree but that's life for you. But, i would urge any of you who has the financial vigor, to go for a higher degree as this increases your chances in securing a job. If many people without masters degree applies for a certain job position and you have a masters, that gives you an edge, over them.

6. Do you have a talent:

The truth is, many people are not even destined to land that dream job. This is simply because many have talents that will pay much more than the dream job.
So are you good in acting, singing, comedy, walking on needles, floating in air...lol. Anyway, whatever talent is it, work on it because it might be your breakthrough story.

7. Go for counseling:

You might not just know what you want or what you need to do. This is a case whereby you need a senior figure to put you on the right track so that one wont derail. Seek for guidance, have a heart to heart talk so you will be able to discover that hidden ability you have. Most importantly, so you will able to know the things you really want in life.

8. Add yours....

I hope we all land that dream job soon... cool




Learn a foreign language. You can learn Chinese, I did.

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Re: 7 Things You Should Do While Waiting For That Dream Job by Nobody: 8:56pm On Jul 04, 2015
felt remorseful after reading no. 3, i haven't been helping her out much afterall...

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Re: 7 Things You Should Do While Waiting For That Dream Job by CharlieMaria(m): 8:57pm On Jul 04, 2015
Ok

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