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7 Major Reasons Why Nigerian Fresh Graduate Find It Hard To Get A Job by kinibigdeal(m): 12:00am On Mar 13, 2017
Anyone who has searched for a job fresh out of college knows how difficult it is to get that first job. Sending out hundreds of resumes, only to get a few interviews in the end --if you’re lucky! -- and eventually a job, if you’re very lucky. Worse, the job may not require the skills accumulated in the varsities. The reasons but not limited to are-

1. Little or no work experience.
Many fresh graduates make the grave mistake of assuming that their degree alone will qualify them for a job. They spend their university years just getting by, partying, and essentially, wasting their time. The result is they get stuck ; they have no job experience, yet all the jobs out there require it if you want to apply. So they can’t get a job because they have no experience and in order to get a job, they need a job for work experience, but they can’t get a job without work experience and the cycle viciously continues.

2. No skills
You have to be good at something (aka skills) in order to contribute something of value to a company. People with computer skills (or at the very least computer proficient) will always be in high demand. Learning these types of technological skills will always be in your best interest because companies leverage technology in their offices in order to be more efficient, and if you can integrate well with that, you’ve got something good going for you.

3. Lack of networking

Many people get jobs through referrals. Statistics show the majority of people get their jobs this way. The reason why word of mouth is so effective is because it cuts through all the worry of whether or not this person can do the job. If somebody has been working for a company for some time, then that employee knows what it takes to succeed, and if that employee knows somebody who can do it, it’s an easy fit. The employer will trust the employee referring the new candidate and the new candidate will most likely get the job. There’s just one catch though. You have to be “worthy” of being referred. Remember that the reputation of the person referring you is one the line. If you do a bad job, you make them look worse. So have a fine reputation of being a hard worker, someone who learns easily, etc. so people will be happy to refer you.

4. No preparation on the resume and cover letter.

Your resume and cover letter act as your first impression. You can’t charm them with your presence or your smile. Your writing does it all for you. So spend some time to make it look and sound good. When describing yourself or your work history, use action words. It makes a big difference. Go to google and type in “resume action words” and you should get a ton of sites which you can use as a reference when crafting your resume. Get a proofreader to look over your resume and cover letter. Make your cover letter and resume stand out. Be detailed and descriptive.

5. No interview skills

So you’ve got past the resume stage and now you’re at the interview. Think it’s a breeze? Think again. They WILL ask the hard hitting questions. Why should we hire you? What do you bring to the table? Tell me about yourself (that throws off a lot of people) What’s your greatest weakness (obviously reframe this question when you answer), etc. There are a ton of resources online you can tap into in order to prepare. Use our trusty friend Google. You must prepare. Have all your answers ready to go when the question is asked. Be prepared to give examples of things you’ve listed on your resume.

6. No follow up

So you sent the resume and cover letter, but didn’t hear anything back? Follow up. It can’t hurt. It can only help. Shoot an email or a phone call and ask what’s going on. Chances are, they may have not received it or forgotten about it. It also shows your tenacity and separates you from the rest of the people who don’t follow up. Don’t just assume that they don’t want you and wallow in your self pity. Take action and make it happen.

7. A lack of people skills

One of the greatest myths regarding getting a job is that you just have to have the skills and knowledge. That may be true for some jobs, but the other major thing that employers are looking for is social skills. Will you integrate well with the staff? Will you mesh with co- workers? Are you a positive person? Are you easy to get along with?, etc.

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Re: 7 Major Reasons Why Nigerian Fresh Graduate Find It Hard To Get A Job by BiafranBushBoy: 12:21am On Mar 13, 2017
Op... Nice post... arrange your posts well.

To add to your point... lack of skill is one of the main reason while a lot of us are not getting employed.

Having a skill puts you in a place of position.

I have listed some of the hot skills here http://topwritersden.com/top-5-skills-in-nigeria-in-2017/

If you need to learn most of them for free... there are free tutoring site here http://topwritersden.com/top-4-free-websites-acquire-skills-online/

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Re: 7 Major Reasons Why Nigerian Fresh Graduate Find It Hard To Get A Job by arsenic33(m): 12:51am On Mar 13, 2017
Point of correction. The headline should have been "7 major reasons why SOME nigerian fresh graduates........"

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Re: 7 Major Reasons Why Nigerian Fresh Graduate Find It Hard To Get A Job by Nobody: 1:02am On Mar 13, 2017
buh y can't day (employer) give us d experience wen day knw where knew in d labor market....
in btw d siwes way we do no b part of experience.....

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Re: 7 Major Reasons Why Nigerian Fresh Graduate Find It Hard To Get A Job by leoshouse(m): 5:06am On Mar 13, 2017
kinibigdeal:
Anyone who has searched for a job fresh out of college knows how difficult it is to get that first job. Sending out hundreds of resumes, only to get a few interviews in the end --if you’re lucky! -- and eventually a job, if you’re very lucky. Worse, the job may not require the skills accumulated in the varsities. The reasons but not limited to are-

1. Little or no work experience.
Many fresh graduates make the grave mistake of assuming that their degree alone will qualify them for a job. They spend their university years just getting by, partying, and essentially, wasting their time. The result is they get stuck ; they have no job experience, yet all the jobs out there require it if you want to apply. So they can’t get a job because they have no experience and in order to get a job, they need a job for work experience, but they can’t get a job without work experience and the cycle viciously continues.

2. No skills
You have to be good at something (aka skills) in order to contribute something of value to a company. People with computer skills (or at the very least computer proficient) will always be in high demand. Learning these types of technological skills will always be in your best interest because companies leverage technology in their offices in order to be more efficient, and if you can integrate well with that, you’ve got something good going for you.

3. Lack of networking

Many people get jobs through referrals. Statistics show the majority of people get their jobs this way. The reason why word of mouth is so effective is because it cuts through all the worry of whether or not this person can do the job. If somebody has been working for a company for some time, then that employee knows what it takes to succeed, and if that employee knows somebody who can do it, it’s an easy fit. The employer will trust the employee referring the new candidate and the new candidate will most likely get the job. There’s just one catch though. You have to be “worthy” of being referred. Remember that the reputation of the person referring you is one the line. If you do a bad job, you make them look worse. So have a fine reputation of being a hard worker, someone who learns easily, etc. so people will be happy to refer you.

4. No preparation on the resume and cover letter.

Your resume and cover letter act as your first impression. You can’t charm them with your presence or your smile. Your writing does it all for you. So spend some time to make it look and sound good. When describing yourself or your work history, use action words. It makes a big difference. Go to google and type in “resume action words” and you should get a ton of sites which you can use as a reference when crafting your resume. Get a proofreader to look over your resume and cover letter. Make your cover letter and resume stand out. Be detailed and descriptive.
5. No interview skills

So you’ve got past the resume stage and now you’re at the interview. Think it’s a breeze? Think again. They WILL ask the hard hitting questions. Why should we hire you? What do you bring to the table? Tell me about yourself (that throws off a lot of people) What’s your greatest weakness (obviously reframe this question when you answer), etc. There are a ton of resources online you can tap into in order to prepare. Use our trusty friend Google. You must prepare. Have all your answers ready to go when the question is asked. Be prepared to give examples of things you’ve listed on your resume.

6. No follow up

So you sent the resume and cover letter, but didn’t hear anything back? Follow up. It can’t hurt. It can only help. Shoot an email or a phone call and ask what’s going on. Chances are, they may have not received it or forgotten about it. It also shows your tenacity and separates you from the rest of the people who don’t follow up. Don’t just assume that they don’t want you and wallow in your self pity. Take action and make it happen.

7. A lack of people skills

One of the greatest myths regarding getting a job is that you just have to have the skills and knowledge. That may be true for some jobs, but the other major thing that employers are looking for is social skills. Will you integrate well with the staff? Will you mesh with co- workers? Are you a positive person? Are you easy to get along with?, etc.
Sorry mahn, wrong reasons! Before I give my reasons, do you mean fresh graduate before NYSC or after?
Re: 7 Major Reasons Why Nigerian Fresh Graduate Find It Hard To Get A Job by Benjom(m): 6:42am On Mar 13, 2017
It's important to always plan ahead. For fresh graduates, this ought to reflect on their CV, Cover Letter and Interview preparations.

Here are some CV Samples to serve as guide: www..com/cv-samples/

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Re: 7 Major Reasons Why Nigerian Fresh Graduate Find It Hard To Get A Job by nmreports: 7:55am On Mar 13, 2017
Benjom:
It's important to always plan ahead. For fresh graduates, this ought to reflect on their CV, Cover Letter and Interview preparations.

I agree.
Here is a CV format for a Graduate Trainee Job Application:
http://www.hrtechnique.com/2017/03/example-of-graduate-trainee-cv-resume.html
Re: 7 Major Reasons Why Nigerian Fresh Graduate Find It Hard To Get A Job by kinibigdeal(m): 8:24am On Mar 13, 2017
Thank boss, it was actually typed with my phone. The arrangement wasnt that easy

BiafranBushBoy:
Op... Nice post... arrange your posts well.

To add to your point... lack of skill is one of the main reason while a lot of us are not getting employed.

Having a skill puts you in a place of position.

I have listed some of the hot skills here http://topwritersden.com/top-5-skills-in-nigeria-in-2017/

If you need to learn most of them for free... there are free tutoring site here http://topwritersden.com/top-4-free-websites-acquire-skills-online/
Re: 7 Major Reasons Why Nigerian Fresh Graduate Find It Hard To Get A Job by Nobody: 4:31pm On Mar 13, 2017
No special skill is a major reason
Re: 7 Major Reasons Why Nigerian Fresh Graduate Find It Hard To Get A Job by Curvinus(m): 4:31pm On Mar 13, 2017
No jobs. that's all.

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Re: 7 Major Reasons Why Nigerian Fresh Graduate Find It Hard To Get A Job by Nobody: 4:31pm On Mar 13, 2017
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Re: 7 Major Reasons Why Nigerian Fresh Graduate Find It Hard To Get A Job by Histrings08(m): 4:33pm On Mar 13, 2017
Pfft
Re: 7 Major Reasons Why Nigerian Fresh Graduate Find It Hard To Get A Job by Jarus(m): 4:33pm On Mar 13, 2017
I disagree ith numbers 1 And 6
Re: 7 Major Reasons Why Nigerian Fresh Graduate Find It Hard To Get A Job by BiafraBushBoy(m): 4:33pm On Mar 13, 2017
smiley
Re: 7 Major Reasons Why Nigerian Fresh Graduate Find It Hard To Get A Job by maberry(m): 4:34pm On Mar 13, 2017
No 8
No big man to make calls on your behalfundecided

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Re: 7 Major Reasons Why Nigerian Fresh Graduate Find It Hard To Get A Job by soldierdollar(m): 4:34pm On Mar 13, 2017
angry
Re: 7 Major Reasons Why Nigerian Fresh Graduate Find It Hard To Get A Job by SexyNairalander: 4:35pm On Mar 13, 2017
booked
Re: 7 Major Reasons Why Nigerian Fresh Graduate Find It Hard To Get A Job by wakes: 4:36pm On Mar 13, 2017
I worked while in school.
When I graduated, I continued working for myself!

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Re: 7 Major Reasons Why Nigerian Fresh Graduate Find It Hard To Get A Job by pansophist(m): 4:37pm On Mar 13, 2017
It's because education in Nigeria is merely symbolic as oppose to being educated.

Nigerian graduates are a disgraceful bunch, and I am not overstating it. A bunch of people who passed through a system of bribery, occultism, prostitution and structural underfundings. try to engage an average Nigerian graduate in an intellectual discourse and you will be shocked at the bile that comes out of their mouths and the ubiquitous intellectual bankruptcy found in them.

Their victimhood status of always blaming everything on the government mixed with an inherent obsession to feel entitled to a job just because they have a paper degree that they can't defend.

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Re: 7 Major Reasons Why Nigerian Fresh Graduate Find It Hard To Get A Job by Goldenheart(m): 4:37pm On Mar 13, 2017
Workshop wink

Re: 7 Major Reasons Why Nigerian Fresh Graduate Find It Hard To Get A Job by Opistorincos(m): 4:39pm On Mar 13, 2017
on point
Re: 7 Major Reasons Why Nigerian Fresh Graduate Find It Hard To Get A Job by emperorAY(m): 4:40pm On Mar 13, 2017
I actually don't believe in the EXperience tin,bt I think fresh graduate need to learn how to tackle d giant monster of interview and physical appearance

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Re: 7 Major Reasons Why Nigerian Fresh Graduate Find It Hard To Get A Job by Richie0974: 4:40pm On Mar 13, 2017
Is it in Nigeria you expect fresh graduates to have years of working experience?
Re: 7 Major Reasons Why Nigerian Fresh Graduate Find It Hard To Get A Job by Nobody: 4:40pm On Mar 13, 2017
True
Re: 7 Major Reasons Why Nigerian Fresh Graduate Find It Hard To Get A Job by teebaxy(m): 4:41pm On Mar 13, 2017
Rubbish,when some people are even getting job without all this things

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Re: 7 Major Reasons Why Nigerian Fresh Graduate Find It Hard To Get A Job by AntiWailer: 4:42pm On Mar 13, 2017
You see the feeling of an average Nigerian graduate with the way the comment on issues.

You will see lack of intelligence and no employer will waste money without productivity.
Re: 7 Major Reasons Why Nigerian Fresh Graduate Find It Hard To Get A Job by rozayx5(m): 4:47pm On Mar 13, 2017
graduates who know nothing more than their certificate

danger is that they are churning them out in the thousands every year, a time bomb indeed


undecided undecided

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Re: 7 Major Reasons Why Nigerian Fresh Graduate Find It Hard To Get A Job by Yinkatolu: 4:47pm On Mar 13, 2017
Same story
Re: 7 Major Reasons Why Nigerian Fresh Graduate Find It Hard To Get A Job by stoic6ix: 4:48pm On Mar 13, 2017
I sha must type something
whats do me gan?


Its Stoic6ix..
Re: 7 Major Reasons Why Nigerian Fresh Graduate Find It Hard To Get A Job by ndaman25: 4:50pm On Mar 13, 2017
True True
Re: 7 Major Reasons Why Nigerian Fresh Graduate Find It Hard To Get A Job by izzy4shizzy(m): 4:54pm On Mar 13, 2017
Most of them are scared to try shikena

FEAR na bastard

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