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How To Increase Your Chance Of Getting Desired Job After Graduation by adeememman(m): 1:07pm On Oct 15, 2015
This article is composed based on experience and mistakes. It’s meant to be an eye opener for undergraduates and young people who are at the point of starting their career path. There are things you can do to avoid job hunt/unemployment after graduation.

Many years back, all your need is a certificate and you will definitely get a job, now fast forward to few years back, with a good grade like first class, second class upper (2.1) or even second class lower(2.2), you will still get a job. But I discovered that this present age is different. The competition is so high that these companies only buy what you can sell and not your certificate. This means you have to upgrade your performance and ability to be the best candidate. In this article, I will be talking briefly on some things you need to do even while in the university that will boost your career later after school.

Here are my tips to help you secure your dream job after graduation;

1. Work in a similar organization even while in the University (Internship): When you finally graduate and start job hunt, employers will be more interested in candidates that have an experience on the job than a newbie. You can gather this experience from school. Even if the job does not perfectly fit your choice, as long as it is related to your career, go for it. Also, you shouldn’t focus on money right now but the experience. And do any work assigned to you diligently. It will help you build the skills you need for your dream job.

2. Acquaint yourself with your lecturers and professors: These people have been on the field for some years and definitely know what the job entails. They can be your guide and can even recommend you to people who might be of help in the future. Be good to them and respect them like your parents.

3. Be attentive and serious in class: Know that your education is the most important thing now, so don’t take it with levity. Participate in all class activities and do your assignments yourself. This will make you to be in good standing.

4. Ask for help when there is need: Its normal that you inquire about all the courses you will be doing, get relevant books and notes even before the beginning of the semester so as to acquaint yourself with the course. Seek knowledge from classmates and friends who have better understanding about the course.

5. Go for Industrial attachment: At this stage, you are seeking knowledge and not money. Don’t let money be the deciding factor when seeking industrial placement. Rather choose a place where you will get the desired knowledge. The knowledge will earn you a good pay in the next two years or thereabout when you are out of school.

6. Always remember your purpose in school: University life is complex, you have total control of your activities, no parent to stop you from partying. You can even decide not to be in class. But always ask yourself for the type of future you are building for yourself. I believe this will check you.

7.Seek connections (Have a business card): Yes, I know you are still in the university. This card will contain your name, contact information and interests. Each time you meet someone that is a professional in your field, you can give it to him/her. It will make you look official and organized.

8.Be responsible: All reputable organizations are looking for strong leaders who will be diligent in their duties and take responsibilities. While in school, join good clubs and train yourself in leadership roles. Be innovative and write as many informative articles as you can. Be a mentor to someone thereby you can influence a life positively.

9.Be flexible: Be open-minded when applying for your first job. It’s possible you may not land your dream job at the first shot but working in a related field will earn you more experience and occupy you before the real deal.

10. Learn extra skills you were not taught in school: I think the subject is explanatory enough. Develop your writing skills and be more professional.

11. Utilize membership with professional organizations: Even while working in a related field, you can join the professional bodies of your career path. Your interaction with the members will help one way or the other in achieving your goal.
12. Let professionals examine your Resume: This will give them the chance to help you amend it to a good taste from their wealth of experience.

13. Research about potential employers: Once offered an interview, make sure you learn about the company’s values. This will give you a huge advantage during the interview.

This article is dedicated to all job seekers/hunter out there. I pray you will laugh at last.


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Re: How To Increase Your Chance Of Getting Desired Job After Graduation by KOLZY(m): 1:12pm On Oct 15, 2015
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Re: How To Increase Your Chance Of Getting Desired Job After Graduation by tolexy007(m): 1:23pm On Oct 15, 2015
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Re: How To Increase Your Chance Of Getting Desired Job After Graduation by Charmerbeautylooks(f): 1:23pm On Oct 15, 2015
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Re: How To Increase Your Chance Of Getting Desired Job After Graduation by braine(m): 1:24pm On Oct 15, 2015
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Re: How To Increase Your Chance Of Getting Desired Job After Graduation by 69MissedCalls(m): 1:25pm On Oct 15, 2015
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Re: How To Increase Your Chance Of Getting Desired Job After Graduation by Nobody: 1:26pm On Oct 15, 2015
(1) PRAYER
(2) CHARITY TO RELEVANT CHANNELS
(3) CONNECTION WITH TOP PERSONNEL

It's all about getting a platform to showcase what you are made, once you by chance get any opportunity, UTILIZE IT

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Re: How To Increase Your Chance Of Getting Desired Job After Graduation by viktor01(m): 1:27pm On Oct 15, 2015
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Re: How To Increase Your Chance Of Getting Desired Job After Graduation by onihaxy: 1:28pm On Oct 15, 2015
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Re: How To Increase Your Chance Of Getting Desired Job After Graduation by ITSaWRAPPP: 1:28pm On Oct 15, 2015
cool tips.

You also need to explore your existing network/contacts as your network determines your net-worth

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Re: How To Increase Your Chance Of Getting Desired Job After Graduation by ZYZZA: 1:28pm On Oct 15, 2015
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Re: How To Increase Your Chance Of Getting Desired Job After Graduation by stano2(m): 1:28pm On Oct 15, 2015
Nice tips
Re: How To Increase Your Chance Of Getting Desired Job After Graduation by Nobody: 1:28pm On Oct 15, 2015
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Re: How To Increase Your Chance Of Getting Desired Job After Graduation by samseen02(m): 1:29pm On Oct 15, 2015
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Re: How To Increase Your Chance Of Getting Desired Job After Graduation by nurex01(m): 1:29pm On Oct 15, 2015
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Re: How To Increase Your Chance Of Getting Desired Job After Graduation by Dandeson1(m): 1:29pm On Oct 15, 2015
.pray to God in the night..... find connection during the day

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Re: How To Increase Your Chance Of Getting Desired Job After Graduation by ibkgab001: 1:29pm On Oct 15, 2015
No job no life

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Re: How To Increase Your Chance Of Getting Desired Job After Graduation by abdullkabar(m): 1:30pm On Oct 15, 2015
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Re: How To Increase Your Chance Of Getting Desired Job After Graduation by donigspain(m): 1:31pm On Oct 15, 2015
[b]MY ADVICE:
- Think positive: Never cloud your mind with negative thoughts about the job market. There are jobs.

- Learn a skill: employers recruit because they want to fill a skill-gap and not necessarily because you have 1st Class or 2nd Class Upper. I'm not talking about the generic "I'm a Team Player, Analytical, Work under pressure" kinda skill. Be very good in MS Office, Corel Draw, Photoshop, Graphics Design, Web Development, Wordpress, Industry-specific software, photography, video editing, computer troubleshooting, networking and repairs, Social Media Management, Copyrighting, Content Development etc. These skills don't lack jobs. Besides, we get full employment and still work as entrepreneurs.

- Be creative with your job search methods: Use role and industry-based keywords to search specific jobs on jobsites. Not all jobs are listed on the frontpage of jobsites. Build a skill based CV / LinkedIn profile.

- Start Small: Sacrifice one year to garner experience. Intern whether paid or unpaid. Garner experience! Once you do that, money flows. Trust me.

- Rebrand: drop bad accent, slang & unserious fashion. Have a professionally admirable personal brand.

- Finally, be on the good side of natural/metaphysical laws governing the universe.

SEE YOU AT THE TOP[/b]

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Re: How To Increase Your Chance Of Getting Desired Job After Graduation by seangy4konji: 1:32pm On Oct 15, 2015
Suffering an smiling.
Re: How To Increase Your Chance Of Getting Desired Job After Graduation by Nobody: 1:32pm On Oct 15, 2015
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Re: How To Increase Your Chance Of Getting Desired Job After Graduation by francoray(m): 1:32pm On Oct 15, 2015
That's good! Thanks
Re: How To Increase Your Chance Of Getting Desired Job After Graduation by Rich4god(m): 1:36pm On Oct 15, 2015
Just came to read comment....

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Re: How To Increase Your Chance Of Getting Desired Job After Graduation by Dandeson1(m): 1:39pm On Oct 15, 2015
ZYZZA:
Am waiting for buhari one million job and 5K per month simple

FOOL.. how many jobs did Jonathan create in 6yrs or PDP in 15yrs+...

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Re: How To Increase Your Chance Of Getting Desired Job After Graduation by saintTim(m): 1:40pm On Oct 15, 2015
Get a skill or more or open a small business first before u graduate,
Re: How To Increase Your Chance Of Getting Desired Job After Graduation by doctortope(m): 1:40pm On Oct 15, 2015
Informative
Re: How To Increase Your Chance Of Getting Desired Job After Graduation by kelvyn7: 1:45pm On Oct 15, 2015
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Re: How To Increase Your Chance Of Getting Desired Job After Graduation by chynergy1(m): 1:46pm On Oct 15, 2015
no. 10 is on point.
some others are old songs

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