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I Got A Job - Here's My Testimony by phabulous88(m): 9:00am On Oct 01, 2015
Prior to August 2015, I never thought I'd loose my job because I am well educated and always met my KPIs. But then I lost my job and had to start looking for a new one. I joined an online job portal, did a lot of cold calling, attended series of interviews but nothing was forthcoming.

By mid August, I changed my strategy and started searching for firms online by using industry specific keywords. For example, I'll go to Google and type ' Associate Information Technology Consultancy South Africa Nigeria LinkedIn' and I'll get a list of LinkedIn profiles of professionals in the industry. I'll then peruse their LinkedIn profiles for the companies they are working for or for companies they have worked for. Thereafter, I'll visit the company's website for information on the kind of services they offer.

I was doing this one Saturday evening and found out that a company in VI was recruiting. I sent in my CV immediately but I wasn't satisfied. Fast forward to Monday morning, I drove to their office in VI and requested to meet the M.D. After about 6 hours of waiting, I was able to meet the M.D for about 2 minutes, and that 2 minutes changed my story. I was scheduled for a formal interview and before the ministerial list could get to the Senate president, I got a job offer.

I'll be resuming work on 5th October 2015 and I'm so so thankful to God for this opportunity. I pray that God will bless any Nairalander looking for a job with a job that brings fulfillment and happiness. Amen

Lessons learnt:
1) information is power - the Internet has loads of information that one can exploit, use the right keywords to get more information. Also, do a thorough research about the company you're applying to
2) Follow up - if I hadn't gone to their office and requested that I met with the M.D, I'll probably will still be searching for a job
3) Network - by spreading your tentacles in the right direction, you are more likely to get your dream job than those who do only online job portals. I did speak to trusted friends and got a couple of interview invites through their friend's friend's brother's cousin's fiancée grin
4) Keep developing yourself - I did a lot of research and learnt a couple of skills this period. No knowledge is a waste
5) Pray - Ah! I prayed o! But don't spend your whole day in the church, go out!

6) Save - I don't need to say much on this

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Re: I Got A Job - Here's My Testimony by Nobody: 9:01am On Oct 01, 2015
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Re: I Got A Job - Here's My Testimony by 48noble(m): 9:06am On Oct 01, 2015
Happy Independence day
Re: I Got A Job - Here's My Testimony by iyzeek(m): 9:09am On Oct 01, 2015
congrats
Re: I Got A Job - Here's My Testimony by Ask4bigneyo(m): 9:46am On Oct 01, 2015
Congrat OP... Lalasticlala ur independence food is here

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Re: I Got A Job - Here's My Testimony by Nobody: 11:15am On Oct 01, 2015
phabulous88:
Prior to August 2015, I never thought I'd loose my job because I am well educated and always met my KPIs. But then I lost my job and had to start looking for a new one. I joined an online job portal, did a lot of cold calling, attended series of interviews but nothing was forthcoming.
By mid August, I changed my strategy and started searching for firms online by using industry specific keywords. For example, I'll go to Google and type ' Associate Information Technology Consultancy South Africa Nigeria LinkedIn' and I'll get a list of LinkedIn profiles of professionals in the industry. I'll then peruse their LinkedIn profiles for the companies they are working for or for companies they have worked for. Thereafter, I'll visit the company's website for information on the kind of services they offer.
I was doing this one Saturday evening and found out that a company in VI was recruiting. I sent in my CV immediately but I wasn't satisfied. Fast forward to Monday morning, I drove to their office in VI and requested to meet the M.D. After about 6 hours of waiting, I was able to meet the M.D for about 2 minutes, and that 2 minutes changed my story. I was scheduled for a formal interview and before the ministerial list could get to the Senate president, I got a job offer.
I'll be resuming work on 5th October 2015 and I'm so so thankful to God for this opportunity. I pray that God will bless any Nairalander looking for a job with a job that brings fulfillment and happiness. Amen
Lessons learnt:
1) information is power - the Internet has loads of information that one can exploit, use the right keywords to get more information. Also, do a thorough research about the company you're applying to
2) Follow up - if I hadn't gone to their office and requested that I met with the M.D, I'll probably will still be searching for a job
3) Network - by spreading your tentacles in the right direction, you are more likely to get your dream job than those who do only online job portals. I did speak to trusted friends and got a couple of interview invites through their friend's friend's brother's cousin's fiancée grin
4) Keep developing yourself - I did a lot of research and learnt a couple of skills this period. No knowledge is a waste
5) Pray - Ah! I prayed o! But don't spend your whole day in the church, go out! You can visit this link for interesting prayers:
http://www.lords-prayer-words.com/topics/prayer_for_a_new_job.html
http://www.lords-prayer-words.com/topics/prayer_for_employment.html
6) Save - I don't need to say much on this

Congrats Op!
God bless you for highlighting the steps you took and the lessons learnt prior to achieving this sweet success....many will learn from your story.....
Wishing you more glorious testimonies as God wills.....
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE

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Re: I Got A Job - Here's My Testimony by Missmossy(f): 11:28am On Oct 01, 2015
Congrats smiley

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Re: I Got A Job - Here's My Testimony by ademiD(f): 12:07pm On Oct 01, 2015
congrats
Re: I Got A Job - Here's My Testimony by controlG(m): 12:27pm On Oct 01, 2015
Congratulations on the new job. Also do well to post new job openings you come across by chance or assignable causes.

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Re: I Got A Job - Here's My Testimony by obinna2nv(m): 1:14pm On Oct 01, 2015
Congrats Bros. Kudos to you, you didn't lie down and wallow in self pity. Or blame GEJ and/or PMB, you went out and made something happen!!

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Re: I Got A Job - Here's My Testimony by AmakaDNBStories(f): 1:27pm On Oct 01, 2015
grin Congrats OP
Re: I Got A Job - Here's My Testimony by menix(m): 1:30pm On Oct 01, 2015
Chisos!!!

And some dude have been home for 5yrs..

Nwanne Jehova is your body guard jawe..
Re: I Got A Job - Here's My Testimony by ifyalways(f): 1:30pm On Oct 01, 2015
It's pretty much obvious from the way you wrote.

Not those " xpcted,mke,8t,oda," and other nonsense text- style writing gang.

Congratulations

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Re: I Got A Job - Here's My Testimony by Souljaboi1: 1:30pm On Oct 01, 2015
Used same strategy but remuneration was always where we didn't agree.

Best wishes bro.
Re: I Got A Job - Here's My Testimony by kesprime(m): 1:30pm On Oct 01, 2015
Amen...thanks
Re: I Got A Job - Here's My Testimony by prettyjo(f): 1:31pm On Oct 01, 2015
let me read it first before I comment


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learnt something. congratulations @op
Re: I Got A Job - Here's My Testimony by Hardeybohwarley(m): 1:31pm On Oct 01, 2015
congrats pray u won't experience another loss of job again

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Re: I Got A Job - Here's My Testimony by Pidggin(f): 1:31pm On Oct 01, 2015
Congrats grin grin
Re: I Got A Job - Here's My Testimony by eluquenson(m): 1:32pm On Oct 01, 2015
Congratulations to you
Re: I Got A Job - Here's My Testimony by Xzbit91: 1:32pm On Oct 01, 2015
congrats OP
Re: I Got A Job - Here's My Testimony by 69MissedCalls(m): 1:32pm On Oct 01, 2015
na so life be. u just have to believe
Re: I Got A Job - Here's My Testimony by Nobody: 1:33pm On Oct 01, 2015
i think the lesson i learnt here is to

NEVER GIVE UP
Re: I Got A Job - Here's My Testimony by DICKtator: 1:33pm On Oct 01, 2015
grin grin grin grin
Re: I Got A Job - Here's My Testimony by menix(m): 1:35pm On Oct 01, 2015
Hardeybohwarley:
congrats pray u won't experience another loss of job again

Come u be soothsayer
Re: I Got A Job - Here's My Testimony by BTT(m): 1:35pm On Oct 01, 2015
God bless your hustle.
Re: I Got A Job - Here's My Testimony by kelvyn7: 1:36pm On Oct 01, 2015
Happy 4 you smiley


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Meanwhile,

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE TO ONE NIGERIA!

Re: I Got A Job - Here's My Testimony by Nobody: 1:37pm On Oct 01, 2015
Nice one OP, God crowned your effort at the right time.
Re: I Got A Job - Here's My Testimony by lastpage: 1:38pm On Oct 01, 2015
phabulous88:
Prior to August 2015, I never thought I'd loose my job because I am well educated and always met my KPIs. But then I lost my job and had to start looking for a new one. I joined an online job portal, did a lot of cold calling, attended series of interviews but nothing was forthcoming.

By mid August, I changed my strategy and started searching for firms online by using industry specific keywords. For example, I'll go to Google and type ' Associate Information Technology Consultancy South Africa Nigeria LinkedIn' and I'll get a list of LinkedIn profiles of professionals in the industry. I'll then peruse their LinkedIn profiles for the companies they are working for or for companies they have worked for. Thereafter, I'll visit the company's website for information on the kind of services they offer.

I was doing this one Saturday evening and found out that a company in VI was recruiting. I sent in my CV immediately but I wasn't satisfied. Fast forward to Monday morning, I drove to their office in VI and requested to meet the M.D. After about 6 hours of waiting, I was able to meet the M.D for about 2 minutes, and that 2 minutes changed my story. I was scheduled for a formal interview and before the ministerial list could get to the Senate president, I got a job offer.

I'll be resuming work on 5th October 2015 and I'm so so thankful to God for this opportunity. I pray that God will bless any Nairalander looking for a job with a job that brings fulfillment and happiness. Amen

Lessons learnt:
1) information is power - the Internet has loads of information that one can exploit, use the right keywords to get more information. Also, do a thorough research about the company you're applying to
2) Follow up - if I hadn't gone to their office and requested that I met with the M.D, I'll probably will still be searching for a job
3) Network - by spreading your tentacles in the right direction, you are more likely to get your dream job than those who do only online job portals. I did speak to trusted friends and got a couple of interview invites through their friend's friend's brother's cousin's fiancée grin
4) Keep developing yourself - I did a lot of research and learnt a couple of skills this period. No knowledge is a waste
5) Pray - Ah! I prayed o! But don't spend your whole day in the church, go out!

6) Save - I don't need to say much on this

Your English, composition and other salient points in your post is indicative that someone like you will not be out of job for too long! undecided undecided

Unlike those "silly kids" on Nairaland who cant even read a half-page article talk-less of writing one! grin
They will shout "summarise"! angry angry
The other group of indolent youths are those whose only pastimes are Naira-betting or "Political Otimkpu".
They can die for Saraki, like he is going to feed them next day.
shocked shocked

Big-Ups to you, keep your head level and put in your best.
God will guide you.




Lastpage!

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Re: I Got A Job - Here's My Testimony by Hardeybohwarley(m): 1:40pm On Oct 01, 2015
menix:

Come u be soothsayer
Nope just don't want to hear bad news

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