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How I Managed Till I Got My Dream Job by Equado(m): 3:57pm On Dec 17, 2015
This writeup has been on my mind for sometime but due to the nature of my job,I have been extremely busy. This writeup might be helpful to some of the unemployed youths who are currently jumping from one interview to another, or those who are wondering what next after school.
I graduated from the university about 3years ago, and as a normal Nigerian graduate, I sat at home submitting cvs from one company to another, hoping ill one day get my dream job. I submitted cvs day in, day out and gradually days turned to weeks and weeks turned to months. I gained weight and before I knew it,I felt myself rapidly aging, was looking far older than I was. The agenda for the day where the same, eat, games, sleep, eat, TV/games, sleep.If I needed money for anything I asked my mum, it was truly a nightmare, my mum took full advantage, in making me do menial house-chores which I so hated. Something has to change I thought.
I decided to go out and do anything I can to make money, so I started home lessons for my aunts children, she paid me 5k for two hours lesson, three times a week. I wrote an application to teach in one "dead" private school at a place far from me, I knew I would never be turned down due to my educational qualifications.So I landed my first ever job post school days, I was to teach 6 subjects(mathematics,geography,agric,biology,chemistry and physics) both for ss1 and ss2. It was a stressful job and the pay was just 16k, the transport from the school to where I stay was 4k per-month. Teaching at that school was soooo stressful, writing lesson notes for all those subjects, marking students notes and teaching. It was very stressful but I did the job diligently, My director recommended me to a man who was looking for a lesson teacher for his son, he paid 20k for 3hours a day, four times a week lesson. I was no longer depending on my mum for financial support and hence i stopped the house-chores I so hated grin .
Fast forward, I was one day preparing the js3 class for there upcoming junior waec one evening when i noticed a woman who looked very rich observing me from the window. She was inside her car passing by and heard me teaching and it caught her attention. She sent her security man to collect my number, was expecting her call but she never called. One month later, I received a call and it was her, she wanted me doing home lesson for her children, they where 3 in number. After much negotiations she opted to pay 80k for the 3 of them, at this time all my earnings combined was about 116k. I stopped doing lessons for my aunts children, was just focused on my two lessons and the school where I was teaching.
Fast forward, the woman I worked for was a talkative and I liked talking myself, each time am teaching her children and shes around, we talk about everything. She grew to like me, and in no short time it was like we've known ourselves for a long time. Her husband is a contractor to a big oil company and he wanted starting an oil servicing firm for his wife, due to the discussions me and his wife usually have, I got to know. She told me about the project and how they already have everything in place, just looking for the right personnel's. She needed a manager who would run the place, she told me about it and subtly asked me if I was interested since I read a course similar to what she wants. I quickly agreed, despite my lack of experience she made me the manager of the soon to start establishment.
It was all a dream, as the manager I was entitled to my own personal car, which she gave me from her and her husbands fleet of cars and my salary structure is now over 400k. We started the company, she brought in more experienced people but all of them are to call me "SIR''. I became boss to car owners, " Big Men" and during the 6months have been working there now have shook hands to highly important personalities. The first interview we conducted, I saw graduates trooping in, just to get this job, made me realize how far I have come in a short while, only because I decided to leave the house and get busy instead of jumping from one interview to another.
The company has done really well in this few months, our second recruitment exercise is tomorrow and its like have been here all my life. In reality March this year, I didn't envisage Ill be here so soon. Morals of this, to those graduates out there still waiting for big organizations to start recruiting,before leaving the house, please get out there and do anything, no matter how menial it might be, while doing it be diligent , cause you might never know when its your turn to break-free of the yoke that's unemployment .
cc lalasticlala

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Re: How I Managed Till I Got My Dream Job by ginstinct(m): 4:06pm On Dec 17, 2015
Congratulations bro...what a rare privilege. Please Remember to be nice to job seekers.

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Re: How I Managed Till I Got My Dream Job by PRISTINEMUSCLES: 4:41pm On Dec 17, 2015
Somebody shout halleluyah. God is indeed great.
Moral of the story: always keep yourself busy and productive and never remain idle because an idle mind and hands are most definitely the devil's working tools.

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Re: How I Managed Till I Got My Dream Job by adelcole(m): 4:44pm On Dec 17, 2015
Diligence pays jare!

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Re: How I Managed Till I Got My Dream Job by looseweight: 5:15pm On Dec 17, 2015
Nice testimony...


Pls help your fellow nairaland members by posting vacancies if your company here. Helping one nairalander per recruitment is bad though....
Thank you and may God sustain your job for you.

IAMLOOSEWEIGHT

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Re: How I Managed Till I Got My Dream Job by OZAOEKPE(f): 5:15pm On Dec 17, 2015
PRAISE GOD, I TAP FROM YOUR BLESSING

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Re: How I Managed Till I Got My Dream Job by LesbianBoy(m): 5:16pm On Dec 17, 2015
Chai
Re: How I Managed Till I Got My Dream Job by Damscrob(m): 5:16pm On Dec 17, 2015
Congrats...

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Re: How I Managed Till I Got My Dream Job by bisdam9086(m): 5:16pm On Dec 17, 2015
Good one........

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Re: How I Managed Till I Got My Dream Job by calliope(f): 5:17pm On Dec 17, 2015
Before the end of this year!
Wit faith and gratitude..
Some one wud get their dream job..
If u believe wink
Complement of the season nairalanders tongue

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Re: How I Managed Till I Got My Dream Job by Style007(m): 5:17pm On Dec 17, 2015
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Re: How I Managed Till I Got My Dream Job by magicminister: 5:18pm On Dec 17, 2015
I enjoyed your story.

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Re: How I Managed Till I Got My Dream Job by vicostyles(m): 5:18pm On Dec 17, 2015
Equado:
This writeup has been on my mind for sometime but due to the nature of my job,I have been extremely busy. This writeup might be helpful to some of the unemployed youths who are currently jumping from one interview to another, or those who are wondering what next after school.
I graduated from the university about 3years ago, and as a normal Nigerian graduate, I sat at home submitting cvs from one company to another, hoping ill one day get my dream job. I submitted cvs day in, day out and gradually days turned to weeks and weeks turned to months. I gained weight and before I knew it,I felt myself rapidly aging, was looking far older than I was. The agenda for the day where the same, eat, games, sleep, eat, TV/games, sleep.If I needed money for anything I asked my mum, it was truly a nightmare, my mum took full advantage, in making me do menial house-chores which I so hated. Something has to change I thought.
I decided to go out and do anything I can to make money, so I started home lessons for my aunts children, she paid me 5k for two hours lesson, three times a week. I wrote an application to teach in one "dead" private school at a place far from me, I knew I would never be turned down due to my educational qualifications.So I landed my first ever job post school days, I was to teach 6 subjects(mathematics,geography,agric,biology,chemistry and physics) both for ss1 and ss2. It was a stressful job and the pay was just 16k, the transport from the school to where I stay was 4k per-month. Teaching at that school was soooo stressful, writing lesson notes for all those subjects, marking students notes and teaching. It was very stressful but I did the job diligently, My director recommended me to a man who was looking for a lesson teacher for his son, he paid 20k for 3hours a day, four times a week lesson. I was no longer depending on my mum for financial support and hence i stopped the house-chores I so hated grin .
Fast forward, I was one day preparing the js3 class for there upcoming junior waec one evening when i noticed a woman who looked very rich observing me from the window. She was inside her car passing by and heard me teaching and it caught her attention. She sent her security man to collect my number, was expecting her call but she never called. One month later, I received a call and it was her, she wanted me doing home lesson for her children, they where 3 in number. After much negotiations she opted to pay 80k for the 3 of them, at this time all my earnings combined was about 116k. I stopped doing lessons for my aunts children, was just focused on my two lessons and the school where I was teaching.
Fast forward, the woman I worked for was a talkative and I liked talking myself, each time am teaching her children and shes around, we talk about everything. She grew to like me, and in no short time it was like we've known ourselves for a long time. Her husband is a contractor to a big oil company and he wanted starting an oil servicing firm for his wife, due to the discussions me and his wife usually have, I got to know. She told me about the project and how they already have everything in place, just looking for the right personnel's. She needed a manager who would run the place, she told me about it and subtly asked me if I was interested since I read a course similar to what she wants. I quickly agreed, despite my lack of experience she made me the manager of the soon to start establishment.
It was all a dream, as the manager I was entitled to my own personal car, which she gave me from her and her husbands fleet of cars and my salary structure is now over 400k. We started the company, she brought in more experienced people but all of them are to call me "SIR''. I became boss to car owners, " Big Men" and during the 6months have been working there now have shook hands to highly important personalities. The first interview we conducted, I saw graduates trooping in, just to get this job, made me realize how far I have come in a short while, only because I decided to leave the house and get busy instead of jumping from one interview to another.
The company has done really well in this few months, our second recruitment exercise is tomorrow and its like have been here all my life. In reality March this year, I didn't envisage Ill be here so soon. Morals of this, to those graduates out there still waiting for big organizations to start recruiting,before leaving the house, please get out there and do anything, no matter how menial it might be, while doing it be diligent , cause you might never know when its your turn to break-free of the yoke that's unemployment .
cc lalasticlala

Tho' i didn't read the story......I also follow say congratulations grin grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: How I Managed Till I Got My Dream Job by dridowu: 5:18pm On Dec 17, 2015
More success to everyone

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Re: How I Managed Till I Got My Dream Job by Ishopbest: 5:19pm On Dec 17, 2015
Happy for you
Re: How I Managed Till I Got My Dream Job by Nobody: 5:19pm On Dec 17, 2015
Great, quite flawless..I was reading the experience line by line like following Dasuki's charges on armsgate.

Good job...may I ask the following troublesome questions

- do you pay tithe?
- where do you worship ?
- do you plan to marry anytime soon?
- can you share your spending habits?

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Re: How I Managed Till I Got My Dream Job by jamex93(m): 5:20pm On Dec 17, 2015
congratulations
Re: How I Managed Till I Got My Dream Job by 2sex(m): 5:20pm On Dec 17, 2015
smiley
Re: How I Managed Till I Got My Dream Job by Nobody: 5:20pm On Dec 17, 2015
Name nd location of d company pls. Would like to apply. Btw, the two posters above me tho. No weapon fashioned against me shall prosper grin

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Re: How I Managed Till I Got My Dream Job by Redlabel: 5:21pm On Dec 17, 2015
So happy for the op
Re: How I Managed Till I Got My Dream Job by Mintayo(m): 5:21pm On Dec 17, 2015
One Word: Favour!
I tap into that! grin
Edited: Op, I wouldn't mind applying too o!

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Re: How I Managed Till I Got My Dream Job by DgRaNdShErifF(m): 5:22pm On Dec 17, 2015
To some it is called LUCK, to another it is called GRACE. Both are not a function of Diligence.

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Re: How I Managed Till I Got My Dream Job by exlink10(m): 5:22pm On Dec 17, 2015
Hi, I really thank God for his mercies over you. I say Amennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn to your favored life.


I couldn't help noticing that you said you guys are recruiting again tomorrow....


Am interested. I have ND & HND in computer science and i know alot about the discipline. I will appreciate if you can make it possible for me. I really don tire to look job bro. Even if space dey for ND certificate, i wouldn't mind.

Am not asking you to give me the job on a platter of gold, all am asking is for you to get me to the door and watch me get job.


Thanks so much and may God continue to bless and prosper you.
Re: How I Managed Till I Got My Dream Job by BTT(m): 5:23pm On Dec 17, 2015
Great

Shooo! Na your interview I dey come tomorrow so?

Ol boy, you kno na, we be fellow Nairalanders, you no fit shi for you paddy o. Na me go wear that green tie and plus yello glass frames. Easy entry na hin you go gee me o!

Na joke I dey o

May the LORD keep you, keep that awesome family and your business. Accept my congratulations bruv.

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Re: How I Managed Till I Got My Dream Job by pretydiva(f): 5:23pm On Dec 17, 2015
Congratulations op. I'm happy 4 u. I'm gonna share my testimony here on nairaland by God's grace

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Re: How I Managed Till I Got My Dream Job by amtaken(f): 5:23pm On Dec 17, 2015
Quite an impressive success story.


Am very happy for you.


Congratulations.

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Re: How I Managed Till I Got My Dream Job by Cornerstone001: 5:24pm On Dec 17, 2015
Happy for you
Re: How I Managed Till I Got My Dream Job by ratchy: 5:24pm On Dec 17, 2015
its the table the Lord has prepared for you, thank God you work hard to achieve it on time ........bro be nice to job seekers and give advice if necessary after the interview
Re: How I Managed Till I Got My Dream Job by Cheks01(f): 5:24pm On Dec 17, 2015
Grace of Almighty God. Congrats
Re: How I Managed Till I Got My Dream Job by iblawi(m): 5:24pm On Dec 17, 2015
Nice and encouraging story.
Re: How I Managed Till I Got My Dream Job by Nobody: 5:25pm On Dec 17, 2015
congratulations.Abeg whats the name of the company and how does one apply?Thanks

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