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5 Things You Can Do To Get A Good Job With A 2.2 Or 3rd Class by krestup: 1:46pm On Jul 20, 2016
Having studied Nigeria’s university system thoroughly, I dare say that grades don’t truly represent students’ IQs. The thing is, really intelligent people sometimes end up with Lower Credit/Second Class Lower and Third Class Honours in Nigeria because of the dysfunctional structure of university education. And the sad thing is, nobody cares about your struggles through school; employers merely care about your grades. So, if you finished with any of the honours mentioned earlier, the harsh reality is that you have a big challenge staring you in the face. This big challenge of course is getting a good job – the very type you dreamt of in school. But then all hope is not lost yet because I’ll tell you 5 ways to get a good job with poor grades. Let’s do this!

Source: Career.com.ng

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Re: 5 Things You Can Do To Get A Good Job With A 2.2 Or 3rd Class by krestup: 1:46pm On Jul 20, 2016
1. Perfect your skill:

The truth is, many HR personnel are quickly realizing that grade does not solve problems but skills do. Yes, you are employed in companies to solve problems. Much as many of these HR personnel have realized this, a lot more still believes in “the class thing.” Now, you could secure a juicy job with the former category of companies if you become a practical problem solver. To achieve this, go beyond those boring theories you learnt in school and acquire practical skills. Perfect your skill in web development, programming, engineering designs, writing articles, accounting, etc.

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Re: 5 Things You Can Do To Get A Good Job With A 2.2 Or 3rd Class by chocolateme(f): 1:47pm On Jul 20, 2016
Cool
Re: 5 Things You Can Do To Get A Good Job With A 2.2 Or 3rd Class by krestup: 1:49pm On Jul 20, 2016
2. Networking:

Let’s face it; most companies have gone beyond allowing job seekers drop their CVs in person (or hard copies) as they prefer the use of the Internet to advertise openings. If you finished with a not-so-good grade, you may want to avoid online job application for your job search. Meet people in social gatherings, cinemas, beaches, malls, etc. and drop a copy of your CV with them. Ensure you network and talk people into assisting you get a job. Trying online application may not favour you because most HR personnel would often prefer applicants with better grades over you.

Also Read ==> How to Use The Power of Networking for Career Success

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Re: 5 Things You Can Do To Get A Good Job With A 2.2 Or 3rd Class by Chidubem34: 1:50pm On Jul 20, 2016
Good brother
Re: 5 Things You Can Do To Get A Good Job With A 2.2 Or 3rd Class by krestup: 1:55pm On Jul 20, 2016
3. Learn to write an impressive CV.

Good CVs imprint on the minds of your prospective employers what impact you could make if given a chance in their company. Mind you, good CVs don’t give good jobs per se; they merely get you an interview. So, you should learn to write a good CV to get a chance to impress a potential employer during an interview session. Writing a good CV and later blowing the mind of your employer in an interview.



Also Read ==> How to write a good CV

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Re: 5 Things You Can Do To Get A Good Job With A 2.2 Or 3rd Class by krestup: 1:59pm On Jul 20, 2016
4. Go for additional professional courses.

Stop wallowing in self-pity, and stop pondering over what you could have done differently to finish top of your class! You don’t need those! Accept the situation as it is and go for additional professional courses or higher degree programmes to stand out. Go for courses in Project Management, Customer Care, HRM, HSE, Oil and Gas, Accounting, ICT, etc. These short courses may not be related to your area of specialization, but by doing them you are increasing your chances of securing a job. When these are attached to your CV, an employer would invariably seek your audience because you’ve taken big steps to add value to yourself. The impression you leave with him/her is that you’ve cut the cost of retraining you.

Also Read ==> Why Professional Courses are Important

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Re: 5 Things You Can Do To Get A Good Job With A 2.2 Or 3rd Class by krestup: 2:05pm On Jul 20, 2016
5. Take a smaller job to get experience.

The truth is, grades matter just immediately after your national youth service (NYSC) in Nigeria. When you’ve worked for a smaller company for a long time, after this stage, you’ll gain experiences that will help you solve the problems of bigger companies. So, be patient and take a smaller job to get that experience. This way, you’re qualified for juicy jobs meant for people with 3 to 7 years’ working experience. Therefore, taking a smaller job to get experience is one of the 5 ways to get a good job with poor grades in Nigeria

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Re: 5 Things You Can Do To Get A Good Job With A 2.2 Or 3rd Class by theEYe21(f): 2:19pm On Jul 20, 2016
Have lots of work experience whether volunteering or paid job

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Re: 5 Things You Can Do To Get A Good Job With A 2.2 Or 3rd Class by moststylish(m): 2:30pm On Jul 20, 2016
Where will the money come from to get those certifications.....

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Re: 5 Things You Can Do To Get A Good Job With A 2.2 Or 3rd Class by krestup: 2:46pm On Jul 20, 2016
This article does not in any way encourage undergraduates not to take their studies seriously, but its purpose is to give hope to those who have already finished with not-so-good grades and cannot get good jobs because of high unemployment rate. The 5 ways explained in this piece are very viable because research has shown over the years that they are. So, don’t despair – you have no business feeling bad about your grade after reading this! I’ve shown you the way out already; so, all you need do now is to do any of the useful tips that suit you. When you do, believe you me, you’ll have me to thank for it. Now, this is the time to get started!

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Re: 5 Things You Can Do To Get A Good Job With A 2.2 Or 3rd Class by LaurelP(m): 2:54pm On Jul 20, 2016
6. Perfect your Interviewing, communication and (basic) computer skills: Truth is, in the labour market you learn by experience and past mistakes. But you can greatly reduce the mistakes if you can quickly organize and update yourself prior to when the opportunity arrives.

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Re: 5 Things You Can Do To Get A Good Job With A 2.2 Or 3rd Class by MzPecs(f): 4:28pm On Jul 20, 2016
Wonderful piece I must say.. cool





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Re: 5 Things You Can Do To Get A Good Job With A 2.2 Or 3rd Class by Cherishing(f): 5:33pm On Jul 20, 2016
7.Ask for Gods Grace

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Re: 5 Things You Can Do To Get A Good Job With A 2.2 Or 3rd Class by emillionaire: 5:33pm On Jul 20, 2016
7 ALWAYS USE YOUR BRAIN NT NOT YOUR ,....

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Re: 5 Things You Can Do To Get A Good Job With A 2.2 Or 3rd Class by Bsc(m): 5:34pm On Jul 20, 2016
good
Re: 5 Things You Can Do To Get A Good Job With A 2.2 Or 3rd Class by Rick9(m): 5:36pm On Jul 20, 2016
Nice
Re: 5 Things You Can Do To Get A Good Job With A 2.2 Or 3rd Class by elmisti(m): 5:36pm On Jul 20, 2016
or get a dat loan........buh mehn, I gaz Dey prepare for dis hunting ooooo
Re: 5 Things You Can Do To Get A Good Job With A 2.2 Or 3rd Class by eghexs76: 5:36pm On Jul 20, 2016
Bros...leave that talk.
Even the 2:1 graduate needs to do all of these...gaskia

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Re: 5 Things You Can Do To Get A Good Job With A 2.2 Or 3rd Class by Odunharry(m): 5:39pm On Jul 20, 2016
Confirm.
Try as much as possible to distinguish yourself and dont add ur grade on your cv..

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Re: 5 Things You Can Do To Get A Good Job With A 2.2 Or 3rd Class by Femich18(m): 5:40pm On Jul 20, 2016
Nice one
Re: 5 Things You Can Do To Get A Good Job With A 2.2 Or 3rd Class by allansie(m): 5:43pm On Jul 20, 2016
I have seen a jobless 1st class individual and a 3rd class working in a multinational company...efritin is all abt who u know...I wil prefer 2 be a relative to tinubu,dangote,otedola,adenuga n alakija to having a 1st class in ANY course

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Re: 5 Things You Can Do To Get A Good Job With A 2.2 Or 3rd Class by ALAYORMII: 5:44pm On Jul 20, 2016
Great idea

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Re: 5 Things You Can Do To Get A Good Job With A 2.2 Or 3rd Class by signature2012(m): 5:44pm On Jul 20, 2016
Just know a top politician and your case is settled!

That is naija for you.

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Re: 5 Things You Can Do To Get A Good Job With A 2.2 Or 3rd Class by adehab: 5:45pm On Jul 20, 2016
All i know is they do better.

And more hard Working

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Re: 5 Things You Can Do To Get A Good Job With A 2.2 Or 3rd Class by adewumiopeyemi(m): 5:52pm On Jul 20, 2016
adewumiopeyemi was here cool cool cool cool cool
Re: 5 Things You Can Do To Get A Good Job With A 2.2 Or 3rd Class by pweeryambre: 5:52pm On Jul 20, 2016
Additional professional courses are not free. job seeker doesn't have money for this...

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Re: 5 Things You Can Do To Get A Good Job With A 2.2 Or 3rd Class by slimmax: 5:53pm On Jul 20, 2016
Hope still dey for we na
Re: 5 Things You Can Do To Get A Good Job With A 2.2 Or 3rd Class by Histrings08(m): 5:54pm On Jul 20, 2016
OK... Pls how do people go about the voluntary job ish ?
Re: 5 Things You Can Do To Get A Good Job With A 2.2 Or 3rd Class by sn019051: 6:02pm On Jul 20, 2016
Somebody commented where the money will come from for professional certifications. Send an email to: jobplacement@ibanigeria.org you will be enrolled for professional training courses for free, mock interview, CV upgrade and work placement all for free. You will not believe it, just try.

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Re: 5 Things You Can Do To Get A Good Job With A 2.2 Or 3rd Class by ikorodureporta: 6:06pm On Jul 20, 2016
Make i jst enta f.p....
Re: 5 Things You Can Do To Get A Good Job With A 2.2 Or 3rd Class by HDee(m): 6:07pm On Jul 20, 2016
wonderful Piece! cool

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