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Top 5 Skills In Nigeria That Gets You Hired In 2017 by BiafranBushBoy: 8:33am On Feb 21, 2017
It is no longer news that racking up skills is one of the surest ways to get jobs this 2017 in Nigeria. If you have read my letter “http://topwritersden.com/open-letter-of-a-working-graduate-to-his-jobless-past/”, you would have a clue of the message I am trying to pass across. For every advertised job in Nigeria, there are thousands of job seekers that apply for the specific vacancy which only the talented would get[in most cases]. Unfortunately, there are lots of skills to learn; but not all of them can get you hired easily.These top 5 skills in Nigeria according to opinion is based on a number of job searches that are related to them. In this article, I will list out the top 5 skills in Nigeria below.

1) IT SKILLS

This is among the top 5 skills in Nigeria, and it wouldn’t come as a surprise to many, but the surprise here is that not every IT skill is actually a hot skill in Nigeria. There are some IT skills that are considered drab skills; it means are not always needed and no much vacancy advert from them. So the hot skills under the IT sector include;

Programming: Your ability to write codes using various programming languages like Python, C#, Java and a host of them to create wonderful exciting pieces of stuff like websites and computer software. This is one of the leading IT skills in 2017 because of its complexity, thereby creating a huge gap in the supply level of programmers. Once you acquire this skill, you can either work as a tutor or get picked up by a top level firm.

Graphics Design: Your ability to create exciting designs will easily help you locate jobs in so many firms. Most firms are no longer willing to outsource this service out, making them employ graphics designers in numbers. Having this skill can either allow you work from home, work as a tutor in an IT school or work for an organization that needs your services.

Digital Marketing: The competition among firms has forced them to take most of their marketing campaigns online. Due to this new development, they are being forced to hire digital Marketers who will lead them through this campaign. Having this skill as a Job seeker guarantees you a job no doubt. Even without guarantee, your chances of getting something doing are on the high side.

Other Notable IT skills include;

Computer Engineering
Website Design/Development


2) Marketing Skills

Due to the competition for a larger customer base, it has made the marketing job to be ranked among the top 5 skills in Nigeria right now in th job market.

NOTE: I won’t advise you to work as a marketing slave to some firms.

According to research, about 40% of daily job adverts has something to do with marketing. Getting this skill is something you would really love to have as an ace in your chambers. Your ability to show the recruiter that you can sell, and bring businesses to the company is a really something that most firms need now. It also opens up your chances of getting that job. The opinion that marketers work only on a commission basis is totally false. Marketing executives and Business Development officers earn cool and super amounts depending on your ability.

3) Communication/Presentation skills

This is among the top 5 skills that can earn you a job. You must be someone who is outspoken and can be able to deliver messages precisely and clearly. A lot of consultancies, broadcasting, and advertising firms are on the lookout for people with such abilities. You can either write a detailed letter of introduction about yourself and what you can do, forward it to broadcasting houses and other related firms. Make sure your press them for feedback and most importantly, don’t ever give up.


4) Writing/Editing and Proofreading Skills
Due to the increase of blog and websites, a lot of firms are employing those who can create super contents for them on daily basis. Even most of us with full-time jobs are taking up such jobs as a side hustle. I believe that once you possess this skill, you can be able to gain employment for yourself with ease. For every blog and website you see, there is a content creator for them all. All you need do is to write a sales pitch to the owner of the site and wait for feedback. You can learn how to write a sales pitch “http://topwritersden.com/how-to-write-a-good-sales-pitch-letter/

5) Customer service skills

If you can show a firm that you can help convert leads to customers, convert buying customers to long-term customers, then there are jobs waiting for you to possess. This difference between this skill and others is that you must have a certificate to back up your claims. There are lots of firms that offer certification training for customer service jobs, but only a few are genuine. You can do well to make an overall research about them and choose the one that is best for you.

Remember, to have a skill you wish to build your career into; or the ones that can be combined in other to complement each other. Add other ideas using the comment section.

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Re: Top 5 Skills In Nigeria That Gets You Hired In 2017 by eph12(m): 9:01am On Feb 21, 2017
This is correct. Learn the secrets of marketing and say goodbye to unemployment for life.
Re: Top 5 Skills In Nigeria That Gets You Hired In 2017 by Nobody: 9:39am On Feb 21, 2017
Driving skills

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Re: Top 5 Skills In Nigeria That Gets You Hired In 2017 by Nobody: 9:57am On Feb 21, 2017
excel and spreadsheet expert skills will help. Does any one know were I can get such in owerri or Aba. any professional institution?
Re: Top 5 Skills In Nigeria That Gets You Hired In 2017 by BiafranBushBoy: 10:38am On Feb 21, 2017
epobot:
excel and spreadsheet expert skills will help. Does any one know were I can get such in owerri or Aba. any professional institution?

I think there are lots of IT firms around your location?

Just ask around. One more tip.... Expensive doesn't mean quality wink

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Re: Top 5 Skills In Nigeria That Gets You Hired In 2017 by BiafranBushBoy: 10:39am On Feb 21, 2017
Jadonjack:
Driving skills

Perfect!
Re: Top 5 Skills In Nigeria That Gets You Hired In 2017 by ShitHead(m): 10:59am On Feb 21, 2017
The ultimate one is Yahoo Yahoo skill. THINK.

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Re: Top 5 Skills In Nigeria That Gets You Hired In 2017 by seunny4lif(m): 10:59am On Feb 21, 2017
Just learn how to fight well and you will earn yourself a nice busstop in Lagos
NURTW grin grin grin

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Re: Top 5 Skills In Nigeria That Gets You Hired In 2017 by rawpadgin(m): 11:00am On Feb 21, 2017
good one!

this is kinda thread that should be making front page not BBN, Tonto dike & snakes


am thinking of shooting advert videos & sell it to the company i made it for

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Re: Top 5 Skills In Nigeria That Gets You Hired In 2017 by Nobody: 11:00am On Feb 21, 2017
Being able to know someone that knows someone that knows someone in a top position

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Re: Top 5 Skills In Nigeria That Gets You Hired In 2017 by officialJP(m): 11:01am On Feb 21, 2017
scamming skills grin
Re: Top 5 Skills In Nigeria That Gets You Hired In 2017 by corporateDan(m): 11:02am On Feb 21, 2017
undecided what else
Re: Top 5 Skills In Nigeria That Gets You Hired In 2017 by tofolo(m): 11:04am On Feb 21, 2017
also try and know someone who knows someone, that knows someone somewhere. shocked

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Re: Top 5 Skills In Nigeria That Gets You Hired In 2017 by Agimor(m): 11:04am On Feb 21, 2017
Op how about being witty? What job would it land me cool
Re: Top 5 Skills In Nigeria That Gets You Hired In 2017 by ritababe(f): 11:05am On Feb 21, 2017
MMM lipsrsealed
Re: Top 5 Skills In Nigeria That Gets You Hired In 2017 by Nobody: 11:08am On Feb 21, 2017
ShitHead:
The ultimate one is Yahoo Yahoo skill. THINK.
sad

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Re: Top 5 Skills In Nigeria That Gets You Hired In 2017 by MrGreenMavro: 11:09am On Feb 21, 2017
cheesy

so no recession skills dere?

Recession Skills: ability to adjust ur resources, lifestyle, income to cope with Hyper-inflation and still look health and comfortable
Re: Top 5 Skills In Nigeria That Gets You Hired In 2017 by koolet: 11:11am On Feb 21, 2017
What if you are not a graduate... Pls
Re: Top 5 Skills In Nigeria That Gets You Hired In 2017 by celestialAgent(m): 11:12am On Feb 21, 2017
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Re: Top 5 Skills In Nigeria That Gets You Hired In 2017 by Oluwolex2000(m): 11:14am On Feb 21, 2017
Visit

Horatis.com


Web design | Branding | online advert | Graphics Design

Re: Top 5 Skills In Nigeria That Gets You Hired In 2017 by VcStunner(m): 11:14am On Feb 21, 2017
I beg clients to listen for 2secs and they end up begging me for more time... that's all.
















I need a new and challenging stuff.

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Re: Top 5 Skills In Nigeria That Gets You Hired In 2017 by Nobody: 11:14am On Feb 21, 2017
Proudly IT student

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Re: Top 5 Skills In Nigeria That Gets You Hired In 2017 by bomboyi(m): 11:15am On Feb 21, 2017
Which of the skills will make me rich like Dangote, Bill Gates and DT
Re: Top 5 Skills In Nigeria That Gets You Hired In 2017 by izzy4shizzy(m): 11:15am On Feb 21, 2017
Someone who can lie constructively

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Re: Top 5 Skills In Nigeria That Gets You Hired In 2017 by Ikigia: 11:16am On Feb 21, 2017
Well-done, + data Analysis under the IT

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Re: Top 5 Skills In Nigeria That Gets You Hired In 2017 by izzy4shizzy(m): 11:16am On Feb 21, 2017
Someone who can lie constructively..
Re: Top 5 Skills In Nigeria That Gets You Hired In 2017 by tutorago: 11:23am On Feb 21, 2017
@OP,

You left out tutoring/teaching skills....




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Re: Top 5 Skills In Nigeria That Gets You Hired In 2017 by bhouze(m): 11:34am On Feb 21, 2017
@ OP you just listed all my skills here and yet i am underemployed just because i don't know anyone in position, although i know someone who is more powerful than all those in position, i believe that He will act at the right time and that is Jehovah God.

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Re: Top 5 Skills In Nigeria That Gets You Hired In 2017 by BiafranBushBoy: 11:37am On Feb 21, 2017
bhouze:
@ OP you just listed all my skills here and yet i am underemployed just because i don't know anyone in position, although i know someone who is more powerful than all those in position, i believe that He will act at the right time and that is Jehovah God.

You don't sit and wait for it to come.

Subscribe to my blog... my next update about getting that job might not be featured here.

Thanks so much.

God is watching over you. smiley
Re: Top 5 Skills In Nigeria That Gets You Hired In 2017 by do4luv14(m): 11:38am On Feb 21, 2017
epobot:
excel and spreadsheet expert skills will help. Does any one know were I can get such in owerri or Aba. any professional institution?
you cn start by doing practical, if you Av a laptop, jst look for excel software to install, den practice well, or dis is online free training, bit Av forgotten. The site name , cos I register and they Av been, position topic and new topics on excel and spreadsheet,

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Re: Top 5 Skills In Nigeria That Gets You Hired In 2017 by bhouze(m): 11:38am On Feb 21, 2017
GreenMavro:
cheesy

so no recession skills dere?

Recession Skills: ability to adjust ur resources, lifestyle, income to cope with Hyper-inflation and still look health and comfortable
Ability to defend the government that the economy is booming even if people are dying on a daily basis of hunger

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Re: Top 5 Skills In Nigeria That Gets You Hired In 2017 by bhouze(m): 11:41am On Feb 21, 2017
BiafranBushBoy:


You don't sit and wait for it to come.

Subscribe to my blog... my next update about getting that job might not be featured here.

Thanks so much.

God is watching over you. smiley
Trust me i am not the type that just sit and hope, i take actions but i just believe that when the time comes i will be up there and my hustling will not be in vain. Thanks though

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