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How To Secure A Job Fast In Nigeria by noadvertjobs: 1:19pm On Aug 22, 2015
It hurts to see able bodied young graduates ready and willing to work even at less pay but still no job for them to engage themselves and startup a decent life.

It hurts to see Nigerian graduates sit idly at home after spending between 4 - 5 years in the higher institution, with an additional one year compulsory service to the nation, and at the end of it all, there is no job for these youths to earn a living after spending so much on school fees, handouts, textbooks, extra moral classes, etc.


The dream of every youth is to secure a decent job after graduation, but this dream usually becomes a mirage after passing out from NYSC programme, as many graduates undergo series of job tests and interviews to no avail, it hurts.

In the process, some give up their high dream of securing a job and venture into entrepreneurship with little or no adequate startup capital, which usually end up in a bad way after a year or two.

I am not here to whine about the government's inability to provide enabling environment that will drive in more foreign investors and encourage local firms, which will in turn create jobs for the youths, but I am here to give some solutions that will help any reader of this article secure a job faster.

Please do note that I am not a Human Resources expert, neither am I working with any company's HR department to avoid people sending me Private Messages for job assistance, I can only help inform you of latest job opportunities based on information I get from my friends who are HR experts and professionals, plus the ones I got reliably online.

Haven made that clear, let's move on.

If you are a Nigerian graduate and you want to secure job fast, try the tips below:

1. Start your job hunting early:

Don't wait to start sending out your CV and application (solicited and unsolicited) after your passing out parade, start early; at least a month to your passing out from NYSC.


2. Don't rely on one job advert website:

Do you know that no one website publishes all the job opportunities available in the country?

Administrators of these job advert websites are also humans, so don't rely on one website because they do always omit some jobs either because they were unaware or didn't get the information on time.

Again, some websites maybe expert in publishing latest jobs for engineering graduates, while another maybe a specialists in hospitality jobs.

So to put yourself at a good chance, have at least 5 reliable job advert website bookmarked on your phone and laptop browser which you must visit once in a day.

Its not too much task to do because I am sure most job seekers in Nigeria today don't miss any Linda Ikeji blog post which hardly add value to their life, but instead increases their anger and frustration with life as they read about different celebrities flexing life while they beg to get a 50k per month job to start life.


3. Follow job and career related Twitter handles:

Don't just follow entertainment celebrities on Twitter, try and follow career and Human Resources experts on Twitter, also follow official company twitter handles.

I once got a firsthand job vacancy info via a company Twitter handle last year, and one of my fans secured that job and wrote me to say thank you.


4. Make sure your CV speaks well:

Many recruitment experts have discussed this very topic, so I am not going to over flog issues, just try and give your CV to someone with recruitment experience to review for you.


5. Have a good Linkedin profile:

Even though most Nigerian employers hardly hire through linkedin, don't ignore the possibilities of securing a job through linkedin.

At least, one of my fans did got a job with Jagal Group last year via linkedin.



6. Tell people about your employment status:

Fortunately or unfortunately, some youth graduates in their effort not to appear jobless and broke, do lie about their employment status.

Some go as far as bragging about having a very lucrative job whereas they maybe jobless or underemployed.

Don't tell people you work with Chevron when actually you work with Ayodele Chicken Farms Otta, the implication is that they will assume you have a good job and won't inform you when there's a job opening that may suit your qualification.

Be honest in life, if you are unemployed, tell your friends and family members and always remind them that you're still job-hunting.

Being unemployed is not a crime, everyone in life must have been unemployed at some point.

Buhari once cried for loosing the presidential election and probably thought he will never be the president again, but today he is the CinC.


7. Don't rely on anybody:

While you tell family and friends about your unemployment status, please don't put all your hope of securing a job on one uncle working with Shell, Mobil, NNPC, etc, believe in yourself that's why you are a graduate.

Do you know how many help-me-secure-a-job mails I receive on daily basis (please I am not mocking those people sending me such mails, God knows I do wish I could help them all)? It always weigh me down because I usually wish I could give all of them good jobs, but then I can't, neither can Aliko Dangote nor President Buhari.

Why it is not advisable to rely on someone for job is because that person may have more than 10 persons relying on him for job, so who will he give, who will he ignore?

Just pray to God to send your helpers, that's all you should do.

Always brush your brain up with GMAT, and other job aptitude test handbooks and online materials.

Don't stop reading, not until you have secured your dream job at least.


8. Make friends of like-minds:

If you want to succeed in life, chose the right friends because friends shape our future more than siblings.

If your goal is to secure a job, stop mingling with motor park boys or students.

Instead make friends with working class people and fellow unemployed graduates for job opportunity tip off.


9. Your looks matters:

If you are a very pretty lady searching for a job, please you must be careful with how you dress to avoid distracting the HR personnel's attention, which may hurt your chances of securing the job.

Don't dress in a way the HR personnel will form a misconceived belief that all you can offer is your physical beauty.

If you are very tall as a lady going for an interview, don't wear a highheel shoe, find a moderate heel.

Don't fake your accent during interview, don't use all those eye lashes and heavy makeup.

Dress moderate.


10. Send unsolicited applications:

Don't only wait for companies to advertise, always research about companies in your field of study and send well constructed unsolicited application with your well-edited CV attached to it.

I personally have gotten 3 job offers in the past through unsolicited applications, so you too can try it.


11. Don't wait for big pay jobs only:

Many young graduates out of their greed have turned down jobs of small pay while waiting and praying for big pay jobs in big corporations while their mates are taking up smaller pay jobs to secure work experience and move up faster than they ever thought.

In case you don't know, not many companies nowadays wants to hire young graduates without relevant work experience because all organisation are looking for ways to cut cost and maximise profit, and training and re-training young graduates to fit into the job role isn't always an easy or cost-effective venture for companies.

So when next you get a job offer of 40k per month, don't reject it if it will allow you get experience in your field....believe me, from that job, you will get a bigger offer with time.

I have many friends, relatives and fans who have moved up from their 30k per month jobs to 100k, 150k, 200k, 300k, 500k, etc jobs in less than 4 years.

I will drop you guys here for today, see you again some other time.

I wish you all God's divine favour in your search for job and better life.


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Re: How To Secure A Job Fast In Nigeria by dejt4u(m): 1:30pm On Aug 22, 2015
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12. Pray to God for grace

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Re: How To Secure A Job Fast In Nigeria by noadvertjobs: 1:34pm On Aug 22, 2015
dejt4u:
12. Pray to God for good luck
Ya,that's very true. I did mentioned that in point 7; read again, and thanks for the contribution.

Talie2kiss:
frank beep me, i lost ur contact. judy
Okay.

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Re: How To Secure A Job Fast In Nigeria by raayah(f): 1:47pm On Aug 22, 2015
I think it comes down to good luck, exceptional results in your studies or handwork and CONNECTION.

Very good list!

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Re: How To Secure A Job Fast In Nigeria by noadvertjobs: 1:54pm On Aug 22, 2015
raayah:
I think it comes down to good luck, exceptional results in your studies or handwork and CONNECTION.

Very good list!
Yes, those things you mentioned does help in placing a job applicant at a higher advantage, but most times, securing a job goes beyond having good grades because I know many graduates with good grades still struggling to get a job or something out of life.
Re: How To Secure A Job Fast In Nigeria by raayah(f): 2:06pm On Aug 22, 2015
noadvertjobs:
Yes, those things you mentioned does help in placing a job applicant at a higher advantage, but most times, securing a job goes beyond having good grades because I know many graduates with good grades still struggling to get a job or something out of life.

For me its quite the opposite, most of the students with better grades in my class all got jobs and internships faster.
Re: How To Secure A Job Fast In Nigeria by LaurelP(m): 2:06pm On Aug 22, 2015
I think LiknkedIn is overrated.
My advice to jobseekers is to put more effort in physical Networking, CV upgrade and build interviewing skills.

Nice post though!

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Re: How To Secure A Job Fast In Nigeria by raayah(f): 2:16pm On Aug 22, 2015
LaurelP:
I think LiknkedIn is overrated.
My advice to jobseekers is to put more effort in physical Networking, CV upgrade and build interviewing skills.

Nice post though!

I don't know if its over-rated but i don't like linkedIn at all too!

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Re: How To Secure A Job Fast In Nigeria by ukeme200(m): 2:40pm On Aug 22, 2015
Nice post. @Op, God bless you. On behalf of 2million, I donate all NL to ur ministry.... grin grin tongue

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Re: How To Secure A Job Fast In Nigeria by tobybasten(m): 2:49pm On Aug 22, 2015
Nice post, I think getting prepared during the NYSC scheme is key! Like 3months. Have a well prepared CV, send it out to organisation that you can fit in to.
God is wonderful, no one can do anything without him



Best of luck
Re: How To Secure A Job Fast In Nigeria by Nobody: 3:34pm On Aug 22, 2015
Pray for GRACE,God's GRACE

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Re: How To Secure A Job Fast In Nigeria by ayomutu(m): 4:27pm On Aug 22, 2015
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Re: How To Secure A Job Fast In Nigeria by admax(m): 4:28pm On Aug 22, 2015
13. Do a Professional course in your field of study.

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Re: How To Secure A Job Fast In Nigeria by ucheo3: 4:28pm On Aug 22, 2015
Know God, Man and Book

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Re: How To Secure A Job Fast In Nigeria by lekjons(m): 4:29pm On Aug 22, 2015
i bet my balls some people did more than what u wrote here, still no job... The problem is not how they search, but how many vacancies are there?

e.g. 20vacancie, 500 applicants, so even if they all follow ur advice will it change the fact that the applicants are more than the vacancies available?

if u ask me, i think securing a job in Nigeria of today is based on your grades and presentation(combined together) anything aside from that must simply be connection or luck.

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Re: How To Secure A Job Fast In Nigeria by ascholani09(m): 4:30pm On Aug 22, 2015
Eleyi gidi Gaan O. Dis is strong..
Nice 1


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Re: How To Secure A Job Fast In Nigeria by Pheals(f): 4:31pm On Aug 22, 2015
Well its need nice but nigeria youths be like

make i read this post finish and gat up seeing job alert..to start job tomorrow.
No more patience dog waiting for meat not fattest bone
Re: How To Secure A Job Fast In Nigeria by chymystique(f): 4:32pm On Aug 22, 2015
Very apt and on-point content OP!
Another important tip is Prayer

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Re: How To Secure A Job Fast In Nigeria by ladyF(f): 4:32pm On Aug 22, 2015
Educating...

Its [size=20pt]LadyF[/size] again grin grin grin
Re: How To Secure A Job Fast In Nigeria by bigv(m): 4:32pm On Aug 22, 2015
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Re: How To Secure A Job Fast In Nigeria by bigv(m): 4:33pm On Aug 22, 2015
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ladyF:
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Re: How To Secure A Job Fast In Nigeria by efilefun(m): 4:33pm On Aug 22, 2015
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Re: How To Secure A Job Fast In Nigeria by marycool18(f): 4:33pm On Aug 22, 2015
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Re: How To Secure A Job Fast In Nigeria by spark4daz(f): 4:33pm On Aug 22, 2015
Easiest ways to get a job as an Engineer

1. Know ur area of specialization like u know ur name because in engineering nobody cares abt ur 1st class, 2nd class or 3rd class.

2. Create a job ursef n stop waiting for job interview and luck.

Thanks.
I remain my humble self.

SOMA
Re: How To Secure A Job Fast In Nigeria by allanphash7(m): 4:35pm On Aug 22, 2015
I hope introvert and Lady F are reading this

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Re: How To Secure A Job Fast In Nigeria by AmakaDNB(f): 4:35pm On Aug 22, 2015
OK
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Re: How To Secure A Job Fast In Nigeria by Adesiji77: 4:36pm On Aug 22, 2015
Ok
Re: How To Secure A Job Fast In Nigeria by buoye1(m): 4:40pm On Aug 22, 2015
OP you are right but the uttermost thing you need is God's favour and grace!


Cikena

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Re: How To Secure A Job Fast In Nigeria by Nobody: 4:40pm On Aug 22, 2015
dejt4u:
12. Pray to God for good luck
There is nothing like luck ....when you find people in certin position , they worked hard at sometime and prayed for grace not luck.

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Re: How To Secure A Job Fast In Nigeria by Nobody: 4:41pm On Aug 22, 2015
Ok
Re: How To Secure A Job Fast In Nigeria by Dazzlinggem(f): 4:42pm On Aug 22, 2015
Nice one, my first time of commenting here, usually read comments an zoom of.

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