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Job Seekers, Take A cue From Lionel Messi by Nobody: 10:51pm On Jan 30, 2016
Lionel Messi have over the past decade proved himself. To some he is the BEST, to some he is just good, to many he is a god, to me he is the best thing to happen to sport.

There is a whole lot to learn from this legend, and the applications of this lessons extends way beyond football and sport.

Find below 5 worthy queues Job Seekers should take from Lionel Messi.

1. Be Fast

As a job seeker you compete, physically, mentally and otherwise. Not with yourself, but with several other hopefuls. Saying you fight to land a Job in Nigeria is putting it mildly, wrestle is the word to use. You are competing with over a million people.

Speed is vital when you need to score a goal. It is more vital when you have to score a job.

Be the first to know, be the first to apply. BE FAST!

2. Be calculative

Okay, I believe that it’s been established that football isn’t the most psychologically demanding sport. It however comes with its own challenges. Calculation is a vital part of the game. How to hit the ball, how not to. When to run, when to fall, when to shout, when to dive.

Football is a game and so is Looking for a Job, you want to play it well. You have to!

As a job seeker, you have to be calculative enough to know when to apply. When not to. How to apply, how not to. You have to perceive what the recruiter wants, you have to know what to include in the CV and what to remove.

You have to know what the interviewer wants to hear, you have to know what to wear and what not to.

BE CALCULATIVE!

3. Get in the right team

Messi is today by statistics the best player ever to play the game. 5 Balon D’or awards is far from a joke. He didn’t achieve this by himself. He got help from each and every one of his team member. I like to think Barcelona have done more for Messi than Messi has for Barca.

The people you move with determine how far you get in life. It is common sense.

So like Messi, be sure you are in the right team. If you are, well done. If you are not, I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news.


4. Strive to keep getting better

Let me take you a little back to 2005, the year Messi came into lime-light. That year at the FIFA World U-20 competition, he was voted the Best player at the World U-20 cup.

He went ahead to be named the world Best young player that year. He was in the following year named the Word’s third best player. After which he went ahead to nick the FIFA best player of the Year award a record four (4) times in a row.

Messi didn’t get better one time. He continued year in year out to try surpass what he did in the previous.

That you are a Job seeker is enough prove you are not yet there. You can get there. You have to.

You only have to take every avenue to becoming better more serious, and yes you can and should create those avenue more often.
STRIVE TO GET BETTER!

5. Don’t take a bad game too serious.

Disappointments are like bad games, as a player you can’t do without them. They always come.

Allowing them get you worried is worse than cancer.

A bad interview, a layoff, a bad Job Test score, bad CGPA… etc. are all forms of disappointments. Don’t take them too serious. When you do, you start doubting if you are good enough. You start doubting if you will ever get a Job, you start hurting your self-esteem, you start hurting your confidence. You start wearing out. You start growing older.

As a Job seeker, you need to learn to laugh at your mistakes, learn from them, and forget they ever happened.

DON’T TAKE A BAD GAME TOO SERIOUS!


Remember, applying for a job is more of an art. You have to learn it, know it, and master it.

By Yinusa Taiwo
https://taiwolusol./2016/01/30/job-seekers-take-a-queue-from-lionel-messi/

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Re: Job Seekers, Take A cue From Lionel Messi by ambassadorgozie(m): 11:38pm On Jan 30, 2016
U nailed it bro..





I Love and applying ronaldo persistent spirit..




Man utd pls sack van gaal!

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Re: Job Seekers, Take A cue From Lionel Messi by Xtaceeey: 11:54pm On Jan 30, 2016
Lol

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Re: Job Seekers, Take A cue From Lionel Messi by Donald3d(m): 11:55pm On Jan 30, 2016
Dont be like C ronaldo ooo, he is not a team player *winks*

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Re: Job Seekers, Take A cue From Lionel Messi by izutex007(m): 12:05am On Jan 31, 2016
The points u raise are ver valid. Skimmed tru the post tho

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Re: Job Seekers, Take A cue From Lionel Messi by Nobody: 5:07am On Jan 31, 2016
izutex007:
The points u raise are ver valid. Skimmed tru the post tho

Take your time to go through it when you can wink

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Re: Job Seekers, Take A cue From Lionel Messi by Nobody: 9:05am On Jan 31, 2016
All these Barcelona People...

if you want a Job in 2016 I'ld suggest you be like a Pepe or Sergio Ramos...Head-butt any employer that does not give you the Job, Stamp on them with your studs Afterall 'the Kingdom of God of God suffereth violence and the violent take it by force'

Remember The worst that could happen is a Red card

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Re: Job Seekers, Take A cue From Lionel Messi by Nobody: 9:11am On Jan 31, 2016
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Re: Job Seekers, Take A cue From Lionel Messi by demolinka(m): 9:34am On Jan 31, 2016
Cue, bro.

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Re: Job Seekers, Take A cue From Lionel Messi by Kelklein(m): 11:09am On Jan 31, 2016
all are so on point


but I want to disagree a little with number two

It doesn't apply with Nigerian Jobs

Here you don't have that luxury of choice like you mentioned...u simply apply for all the applicables..who knows!

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Re: Job Seekers, Take A cue From Lionel Messi by Rapsowdee01(m): 3:07pm On Jan 31, 2016
Awesome !!! But the ''queue'' is it correct ??..
Thinking it should be CUE... Cos the Queue is an arrangement of people on a line.
Re: Job Seekers, Take A cue From Lionel Messi by LaurelP(m): 3:13pm On Jan 31, 2016
I always tell jobseekers.
In Nigeria, you don't just stop at emailing your CV and sitting down waiting for an interview call. You might wait till thy kingdom comes.

Go out everyday, walk into companies and talk to the staff. Don't just drop your Cv and go home, have a heart to heart talk with them, ask relevant questions, tell them what you can do and even have an interview before they call you.

The problem is we all want to work in a big company with big office and AC inside, spend the whole day on a computer and close by 5pm. The question is where will u see these kind of jobs, just a few about 5% are lucky to get these kind of jobs immediately after graduation.

That doesnt mean someone cannot work in a small scale company at least for the mean time.

If you live in Lagos and you are jobless for 3,4, to 6 months, please check yourself there is something wrong with you. Either you feel too big or you are too dull or both. There are millions of smallscale businesses in Lagos and they employ workers almost on daily basis. They wont come to your house and beg you, u must go to them.

Desperate times call for desperate measures and we are in a desperate time in the country right now. As a job seeker, u must be ready to start from the scratch. Some jobs you will do might be menial, but keep in mind that you are there for just a moment. Keep applying to your dream jobs but for now, look for sth no matter how small and engage yourself.

Many of us worked in over 10 companies before finally landing that dream job. Some we even did without getting paid, but we keep moving on, hustling and applying.
The worst thing that can happen to me as a person is begging someone for money. I hate it with passion. I would rather do menial jobs than beg anybody, thats me. Its not pride, its just the way I am.

Lalasticlala, davide470

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Re: Job Seekers, Take A cue From Lionel Messi by Nobody: 3:37pm On Jan 31, 2016
Rapsowdee01:
Awesome !!! But the ''queue'' is it correct ??..
Thinking it should be CUE... Cos the Queue is an arrangement of people on a line.

Thanks wink
Re: Job Seekers, Take A cue From Lionel Messi by ANTONINEUTRON(m): 3:53pm On Jan 31, 2016
@DonUJay;
Funny
@Matter
True talk, OP brain is flowing with milk nd honey..
Re: Job Seekers, Take A cue From Lionel Messi by stepo707: 4:15pm On Jan 31, 2016
Nice analogy op
Re: Job Seekers, Take A cue From Lionel Messi by Nobody: 6:14pm On Jan 31, 2016
Nice Satire.
Re: Job Seekers, Take A cue From Lionel Messi by costandi(m): 6:14pm On Jan 31, 2016
DMeanMan:

DON’T TAKE A BAD GAME TOO SERIOUS!
Remember, applying for a job is more of an art. You have to learn it, know it, and master it.

This one got me cracked up!

Nigger wants us to be professional job hunters.

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Re: Job Seekers, Take A cue From Lionel Messi by PAnaceA7(m): 6:15pm On Jan 31, 2016
If I want to take a cue from Ronaldo nko.. tongue tongue

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Re: Job Seekers, Take A cue From Lionel Messi by cutetopsey(f): 6:17pm On Jan 31, 2016
On point! @ OP

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Re: Job Seekers, Take A cue From Lionel Messi by SIRKOL(m): 6:17pm On Jan 31, 2016
but sincerely there are tangible lessons to learn from thie post. Well fone op
Re: Job Seekers, Take A cue From Lionel Messi by holuwerpelume: 6:17pm On Jan 31, 2016
#gbam...nothing buh d truth...thumbs up
Re: Job Seekers, Take A cue From Lionel Messi by hadura29(m): 6:18pm On Jan 31, 2016
LaurelP:
I always tell jobseekers.
In Nigeria, you don't just stop at emailing your CV and sitting down waiting for an interview call. You might wait till thy kingdom comes.

Go out everyday, walk into companies and talk to the staff. Don't just drop your Cv and go home, have a heart to heart talk with them, ask relevant questions, tell them what you can do and even have an interview before they call you.

The problem is we all want to work in a big company with big office and AC inside, spend the whole day on a computer and close by 5pm. The question is where will u see these kind of jobs, just a few about 5% are lucky to get these kind of jobs immediately after graduation.

That doesnt mean someone cannot work in a small scale company at least for the mean time.

If you live in Lagos and you are jobless for 3,4, to 6 months, please check yourself there is something wrong with you. Either you feel too big or you are too dull or both. There are millions of smallscale businesses in Lagos and they employ workers almost on daily basis. They wont come to your house and beg you, u must go to them.

Desperate times call for desperate measures and we are in a desperate time in the country right now. As a job seeker, u must be ready to start from the scratch. Some jobs you will do might be menial, but keep in mind that you are there for just a moment. Keep applying to your dream jobs but for now, look for sth no matter how small and engage yourself.

Many of us worked in over 10 companies before finally landing that dream job. Some we even did without getting paid, but we keep moving on, hustling and applying.
The worst thing that can happen to me as a person is begging someone for money. I hate it with passion. I would rather do menial jobs than beg anybody, thats me. Its not pride, its just the way I am.

Lalasticlala, davide470

God bless bro.. You nailed it..

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Re: Job Seekers, Take A cue From Lionel Messi by shumuel(m): 6:28pm On Jan 31, 2016
undecided
Re: Job Seekers, Take A cue From Lionel Messi by dejavubobo1(m): 6:28pm On Jan 31, 2016
so ronaldo can't be mentored in ya illustration.. Be attractive, Have a style
Re: Job Seekers, Take A cue From Lionel Messi by MosquitoLaps(m): 6:29pm On Jan 31, 2016
Space booked. grin
Re: Job Seekers, Take A cue From Lionel Messi by vault(m): 6:30pm On Jan 31, 2016
good points bro...... guess I'll start following king leo's foot steps grin
Re: Job Seekers, Take A cue From Lionel Messi by adedam007(m): 6:30pm On Jan 31, 2016
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Re: Job Seekers, Take A cue From Lionel Messi by xage(m): 6:35pm On Jan 31, 2016
This is not only well thought out, but also delivered in the most understandable version

Thumbup at @op
Re: Job Seekers, Take A cue From Lionel Messi by CivilzedTyger(m): 6:43pm On Jan 31, 2016
But Messi can't play the PK well so I ain't taking a cue from no azz. I take cue from the Quran that alone will suffice God's willing cheesy

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Re: Job Seekers, Take A cue From Lionel Messi by Electronzeez(m): 6:51pm On Jan 31, 2016
And I like messi like kilode grin.
Forca barca!
Re: Job Seekers, Take A cue From Lionel Messi by pato405(m): 6:53pm On Jan 31, 2016
OP,

...But have you forgotten that sometimes, It's also a factor of 'TIME & CHANCE'?


some call it luck, others call it favour. You might just by chance find yourself where an employer desperately needs someone with your skills, and viola - you start even without applying. I once got a job by gate-crashing. My application letter was written after I started the job, - just for documentation purposes.

In Messi's case, DONT want to believe there are NO better players than Messi across the globe, they prolly NEVER had the chance to be picked into a national team or play on such platforms.

Remember. "the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all" (Ecc 9 v 11)

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