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Unemployment - Why A Fool Is Always Successful In Job Hunting Than A Wise Man by kinibigdeal(m): 12:20am On Mar 14, 2017
Our regular dictionary explains a fool as ''someone who acts unwisely or imprudently; a silly person'' while same dictionary explains a wise man as someone ''with experience, knowledge, and a good judgement''.

Before i elucidate further, take a look at the following statistics in order to have a clearer picture of where am heading to. A research was carried out by ''Jobstreet journal'' to determine the core reasons why ''Fresh graduates are finding it hard to get a job'' the respondents employed for the research were majorly ''employers of labour''. The findings from the research reveals that 68% of the employers agrees that ''UNREALISTIC SALARIES AND BENEFITS, BEING TOO CHOOSY ON JOBS'' were the two major reasons why fresh graduate couldnt get a job.
http://www.jobstreet.com.my/career-resources/employers-fresh-graduates-unrealistic-expectations/

What then is my points regarding the topic?

I will classify 90% of unemployed graduate in the category of a ''wise man'' while the remaining 10% are the fools. Why? Because a fool will rather dine with a pig to get fed while a wise man will rather go hungry than to dine with a pig. I'm not saying there are jobs in Nigeria but i'm saying many of the unemployement situation in Nigeria are ''Self afflicted'' How? Recalling the findings of the ''Jobstreet journals'' you will discover that many of our fresh graduate are being too choosy on jobs.
Everyone wants to work with Dangote, NLNG, Telecomms etc to boost ego's but no one is ready to start with ''Kabiru's Incorporated''. That's the problem! Everyone want to start with fat salary, impress their peers on instagram, Nairaland and show fleets of current ride's on facebook but no one is ready to sacrifice. Am not saying is a crime to be ambitious, but am asking if such ambition can work in a ''rotting system''? See i started my first job as a 'Fool' with a pay of 25k while many of my colleagues were mocking me and waiting to submit ''applications' in the next job adverts in Dangote. Yea, the mocking is for real when your monthly transport fare is around 15k and you are earning 25k, of what benefit is the remaining 10k? But to me, my aim was beyond the firm! I wanted to build a platform, i wanted to gain experience, i wanted to build a ''referral''. Ofcourse it did work! It was from the low paying firm that i connect to a better paying firm. Today, i may not be earning as large as the guy's in the oil sector but am 'confortable'' while those that mocked me then are still jobless after 5years with no experience. Who will employed them? The truth is, no firm is ready to train any fresh graduate any longer because of the present state of the economy. So be a fool!

Conclusions

The best ways to fight unemployment in Nigeria is to seek ''experience'' where ever possible and forget your own ''intuition of wisdom''. How do you get the experience? Start from somewhere even if the pay is not encouraging, focus on developing yourself, use the influence of the coy to 'Network yourself, sell yourself'' and most importantly, make sure you build yourself to a level where the low paying coy cant do without you, they will be forced to review your earning. A fool will rather go for a job of 15k while a wise man will insist on a job of 1m (while staying inexperienced), at the end, a fool would have gathered enough experience to remain ''distinguished'' and employable while the wiseman will remain inexperience and keep blaming ''employers'' for seeking for experience. How can you study marketing and be scared of ''Marketing' position at Chukwudi incorporatd''? How will you know your strength and weakness irrespective of the salary? How will you study insurance and you cant apply at ''Hassan's Assurance'' because of the low pay? You can only help yourself before the government helps you. I know is not easy but we have to keep trying

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Re: Unemployment - Why A Fool Is Always Successful In Job Hunting Than A Wise Man by hotspec(m): 1:18am On Mar 14, 2017
Good point u made only dt i doubt if ds will.get to FP since its not Tonto Dike, MMM or Suleman. I started with 15k/ month as salary in 2010, which was barely enough as my T-fare. 2011, I got a 50k job based on a year experience i have gotten. Thank God today I earn close to X10 of what I started with in2010. What paid off what d experience i gathered over those periods.

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Re: Unemployment - Why A Fool Is Always Successful In Job Hunting Than A Wise Man by Nobody: 3:04am On Mar 14, 2017
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Re: Unemployment - Why A Fool Is Always Successful In Job Hunting Than A Wise Man by Sharming95(m): 3:57am On Mar 14, 2017
i still refuse 2 b a Fool......

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Re: Unemployment - Why A Fool Is Always Successful In Job Hunting Than A Wise Man by dhantey324(m): 6:48am On Mar 14, 2017
Entrepreneurship is still d way forward. But if d good job comes, no wahala.

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Re: Unemployment - Why A Fool Is Always Successful In Job Hunting Than A Wise Man by Ayodejioak(m): 7:30am On Mar 14, 2017
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Re: Unemployment - Why A Fool Is Always Successful In Job Hunting Than A Wise Man by NkayTiana(f): 7:30am On Mar 14, 2017
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Re: Unemployment - Why A Fool Is Always Successful In Job Hunting Than A Wise Man by nmreports: 7:31am On Mar 14, 2017
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You are job hunting and you are thinking of what you should do differently?.

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Re: Unemployment - Why A Fool Is Always Successful In Job Hunting Than A Wise Man by Badgers14: 7:31am On Mar 14, 2017
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Re: Unemployment - Why A Fool Is Always Successful In Job Hunting Than A Wise Man by ednut1(m): 7:32am On Mar 14, 2017
d word fool is harsh na. if person papa spend 3m in school fees at a private uni. do u expect such person to accept 20k

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Re: Unemployment - Why A Fool Is Always Successful In Job Hunting Than A Wise Man by Goldenheart(m): 7:32am On Mar 14, 2017
So I ve been a fool shocked

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Re: Unemployment - Why A Fool Is Always Successful In Job Hunting Than A Wise Man by Destinylink(m): 7:32am On Mar 14, 2017
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Re: Unemployment - Why A Fool Is Always Successful In Job Hunting Than A Wise Man by kabayomi(m): 7:33am On Mar 14, 2017
Building career capital is the key and one of the great way is by getting the necessary experience. Trust me a lot of people are not even ready to walk to a firm and volunteer as an intern just to learn something.

Even in our unis, all these so called Engineering graduates without basic knowledge of Excel, Office, CAD, programming, soft skill, writing etc yet we complain daily.

Who will employ you when you have not put in the bare minimum??

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Re: Unemployment - Why A Fool Is Always Successful In Job Hunting Than A Wise Man by legenddimex(m): 7:33am On Mar 14, 2017
bcuz people like u thought he was a fool, but in d other word he is wiser than u
Re: Unemployment - Why A Fool Is Always Successful In Job Hunting Than A Wise Man by jonaifame22(m): 7:34am On Mar 14, 2017
#istandwithEntrepreneurship

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Re: Unemployment - Why A Fool Is Always Successful In Job Hunting Than A Wise Man by Astrogeotech: 7:35am On Mar 14, 2017
Hmmm
Re: Unemployment - Why A Fool Is Always Successful In Job Hunting Than A Wise Man by Flexherbal(m): 7:36am On Mar 14, 2017
Sharming95:
i still refuse 2 b a Fool......
Abi!

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Re: Unemployment - Why A Fool Is Always Successful In Job Hunting Than A Wise Man by Nobody: 7:37am On Mar 14, 2017
kinibigdeal:
Our regular dictionary explains a fool as ''someone who acts unwisely or imprudently; a silly person'' while same dictionary explains a wise man as someone ''with experience, knowledge, and a good judgement''.

Before i elucidate further, take a look at the following statistics in order to have a clearer picture of where am heading to. A research was carried out by ''Jobstreet journal'' to determine the core reasons why ''Fresh graduates are finding it hard to get a job'' the respondents employed for the research were majorly ''employers of labour''. The findings from the research reveals that 68% of the employers agrees that ''UNREALISTIC SALARIES AND BENEFITS, BEING TOO CHOOSY ON JOBS'' were the two major reasons why fresh graduate couldnt get a job.
http://www.jobstreet.com.my/career-resources/employers-fresh-graduates-unrealistic-expectations/

What then is my points regarding the topic?

I will classify 90% of unemployed graduate in the category of a ''wise man'' while the remaining 10% are the fools. Why? Because a fool will rather dine with a pig to get fed while a wise man will rather go hungry than to dine with a pig. I'm not saying there are jobs in Nigeria but i'm saying many of the unemployement situation in Nigeria are ''Self afflicted'' How? Recalling the findings of the ''Jobstreet journals'' you will discover that many of our fresh graduate are being too choosy on jobs.
Everyone wants to work with Dangote, NLNG, Telecomms etc to boost ego's but no one is ready to start with ''Kabiru's Incorporated''. That's the problem! Everyone want to start with fat salary, impress their peers on instagram, Nairaland and show fleets of current ride's on facebook but no one is ready to sacrifice. Am not saying is a crime to be ambitious, but am asking if such ambition can work in a ''rotting system''? See i started my first job as a 'Fool' with a pay of 25k while many of my colleagues were mocking me and waiting to submit ''applications' in the next job adverts in Dangote. Yea, the mocking is for real when your monthly transport fare is around 15k and you are earning 25k, of what benefit is the remaining 10k? But to me, my aim was beyond the firm! I wanted to build a platform, i wanted to gain experience, i wanted to build a ''referral''. Ofcourse it did work! It was from the low paying firm that i connect to a better paying firm. Today, i may not be earning as large as the guy's in the oil sector but am 'confortable'' while those that mocked me then are still jobless after 5years with no experience. Who will employed them? The truth is, no firm is ready to train any fresh graduate any longer because of the present state of the economy. So be a fool!

Conclusions

The best ways to fight unemployment in Nigeria is to seek ''experience'' where ever possible and forget your own ''intuition of wisdom''. How do you get the experience? Start from somewhere even if the pay is not encouraging, focus on developing yourself, use the influence of the coy to 'Network yourself, sell yourself'' and most importantly, make sure you build yourself to a level where the low paying coy cant do without you, they will be forced to review your earning. A fool will rather go for a job of 15k while a wise man will insist on a job of 1m (while staying inexperienced), at the end, a fool would have gathered enough experience to remain ''distinguished'' and employable while the wiseman will remain inexperience and keep blaming ''employers'' for seeking for experience. How can you study marketing and be scared of ''Marketing' position at Chukwudi incorporatd''? How will you know your strength and weakness irrespective of the salary? How will you study insurance and you cant apply at ''Hassan's Assurance'' because of the low pay? You can only help yourself before the government helps you. I know is not easy but we have to keep trying


I agree with you, God will bless your Spirit. I keep stressing these same points, is it the job you want or a boosted ego ?Most times i find out that people are confused

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Re: Unemployment - Why A Fool Is Always Successful In Job Hunting Than A Wise Man by Sebastine1994(m): 7:37am On Mar 14, 2017
This one is your cup of tea oh. The problem with you nigerians is that you want to deny everything even in the Face of daunting evidence. Forget this your preaching, the short of it is that there is no job. Why must you always make excuse to justify everything. So I should go and take up a job that pays 4000 a month, just because I want experience. My friend the short of your long tale is that people should get these experience from school. Why should you even work for someone if you are so smart

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Re: Unemployment - Why A Fool Is Always Successful In Job Hunting Than A Wise Man by Nobody: 7:38am On Mar 14, 2017
Those are strong words to use as a Topic Heading OP...

Kabiru Incorporated grin grin grin grin
Re: Unemployment - Why A Fool Is Always Successful In Job Hunting Than A Wise Man by khattab008: 7:38am On Mar 14, 2017
Nice write-up, it's best to keep an open mind about jobs.
Re: Unemployment - Why A Fool Is Always Successful In Job Hunting Than A Wise Man by 4oyrsExperience(m): 7:39am On Mar 14, 2017
Do you know any graduate with 1st Class,
2.1
or
2.2
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Geography,
Geology,
Geophysics,
Medicine,
Health Sciences,/Computer science,
Engineering Sciences,
Agriculture Sciences,
Geography Education,
Law,
Mass Communication,
Political Science or
any Arts course?

Can the person speak English fluently?

Can they write well?
Do they have computer skills?

OK
please greet them for me..

it is not easy sitting at home

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Re: Unemployment - Why A Fool Is Always Successful In Job Hunting Than A Wise Man by lordsharks(m): 7:39am On Mar 14, 2017
OP means job seekers should act as a fool
Re: Unemployment - Why A Fool Is Always Successful In Job Hunting Than A Wise Man by emmanuelike(m): 7:40am On Mar 14, 2017
ymee:
Good points, let me table my problem here who knows

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u get this skill Nd u no dey self employed??

u dey use ur data come nairaland?!

I wish I had 70% of this ur skill.

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Re: Unemployment - Why A Fool Is Always Successful In Job Hunting Than A Wise Man by LAFO: 7:41am On Mar 14, 2017
grin
grin

unclezuma:
Those are strong words to use as a Topic Heading OP...

Kabiru Incorporated grin grin grin grin
Re: Unemployment - Why A Fool Is Always Successful In Job Hunting Than A Wise Man by DESTINY41(m): 7:42am On Mar 14, 2017
Lrmme book my stay
Re: Unemployment - Why A Fool Is Always Successful In Job Hunting Than A Wise Man by Zdoh(m): 7:43am On Mar 14, 2017
A fool can never succeed in anything,stop fooling yourself.

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Re: Unemployment - Why A Fool Is Always Successful In Job Hunting Than A Wise Man by trustyG: 7:43am On Mar 14, 2017
In addition, self development and improvement is key. Companies want people that can add value to their business, BE AN ASSET!

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Re: Unemployment - Why A Fool Is Always Successful In Job Hunting Than A Wise Man by fuckerstard: 7:45am On Mar 14, 2017
I have been self employed since i dey school. I no even know why dem send me go school when they know say job no dey, i for don go learn marksmanship or something. School na waste of time and money I swear!

@OP you get sense,

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Re: Unemployment - Why A Fool Is Always Successful In Job Hunting Than A Wise Man by sakalisis(m): 7:47am On Mar 14, 2017
Re: Unemployment - Why A Fool Is Always Successful In Job Hunting Than A Wise Man by ogologoamu: 7:48am On Mar 14, 2017
ednut1:
d word fool is harsh na. if person papa spend 3m in school fees at a private uni. do u expect such person to accept 20k

The 3m spent by your papa wasn't at once, so don't expect to get a job that will fetch you that amount at once.

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