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Dear Graduates, What Are Your Future Plans? by Dpredictor(m): 2:16pm On Aug 17, 2017
What the plans for the future? let ask again. Do you remember the question “Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years” that you felt Human Resource Managers ask just to destabilize us during job interviews? Please listen, it isn’t just that.

I understand that 5 years is too small in this country to make any meaningful impact in the life of any graduate.

I understand that 5 years in this country could mean working for 10 different organizations – no time to settle and carve out a career path.

I know that 5 years might mean searching for a job for four years, only to use the remaining one year to start building up savings. I.e. if they even allow us last in the job without a sack or retrenchment letter on our desk.

I understand all these, but my question still stands; “what are your plans for the future”



Before you start mentioning “buying a new house, riding an expensive car, marrying the princess of England and others,” I want you to understand that plans are totally different from visions, aspirations and projections.

I might not have the liberty of explaining all these in details just for you, but you can go ahead to make some research and note down the difference between all of them.

Let me come down a little bit for those who might have gotten lost along the line. My question is “What are you doing or thinking of doing that will give you the freedom to ride an expensive car, marry a beautiful wife, travel around the world in style, and finally become a big name in your town or country”

Vision is the end product of the plans that are being put in place. Plans are the means to achieve your visions.

Dear graduate, you remember as a kid when they told us that “our beautiful future lies in our hands?”

I never understood the meaning till now, till I ended up telling my From Jobless Graduate to Plenty Job Offers . I am pretty sure that most of us don’t either. In simple terms, they meant that “our future is only dependent on what we create and how we create it”. This simply means that right now, our future is still blank, waiting for us to create it before walking into it.

Let me not digress further; you are probably done with your university education without a job, still in the university, or a young working graduate. The question still remains “What are the plans for your future?”

The odds might be against you now; but what are you doing to make sure that sooner or later that the odds favor you.

The future is in your hands!

What plans are you making to succeed? What skills are you acquiring to become the next big thing? What are the sacrifices you are putting in place to make sure that you have a bountiful harvest?

Several times I see young people without skills take up low paying jobs, making a ‘sacrifice’ of living within their means monthly as they pray for something better to come their way. The painful truth is that saving your monthly stipends will get you nowhere. You need extra sources of income – only rendering services through a skill acquired can give you that liberty.

What skills do you have? What skills are you acquiring? What plans are you making for your future?

I know you love your current job so much, or maybe you don’t. If there are no concrete plans for the future, the advancements in life are going to hit you and sweep you off like a tornado.

Now you know all these, what plans are you making to succeed?


Source: http://topwritersden.com/plans-for-the-future-dear-graduates/

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Re: Dear Graduates, What Are Your Future Plans? by Tenifayo23: 3:46pm On Aug 17, 2017
Great topic. Am sure gona learn one or few things here

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Re: Dear Graduates, What Are Your Future Plans? by RIPEnglish: 4:27pm On Aug 17, 2017
I will liked to builded good school hostels in the school of village. Also i will liked to did some agriculturing business & finally to also buyed many taxi cabs & leased it out to people so i can be collected money delivering every day single. God help me.

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Re: Dear Graduates, What Are Your Future Plans? by 9jvirgin(m): 4:27pm On Aug 17, 2017
It is difficult to plan for the future in Nigeria, the uncertainty surrounding the economy makes it worse.

Set your hope in the Lord.

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Re: Dear Graduates, What Are Your Future Plans? by Realkenny(m): 4:28pm On Aug 17, 2017
Future Plan is To Start Yahoo ASAP.

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Re: Dear Graduates, What Are Your Future Plans? by rozayx5(m): 4:28pm On Aug 17, 2017
cheesy cheesy

98% of Nigerian Graduates and Undergrads are dreaming of Chevron/mobil


e dey do them like film upon graduation ( when you realize connections carry 99% of jobs)


if you dont acquire any serious modern day skills OYO

even if you dont know what to do , buy cheap cryptocurrencies as many as you can, just do some study on those with potential, pack them

in a year or two , they can be worth as high as 10-20M naira

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Re: Dear Graduates, What Are Your Future Plans? by logadims: 4:28pm On Aug 17, 2017
let me pray for both Graduates and Undergraduates: IN the midst of Job scarcity, You shall be favored. Your future is Bright.. For undergraduates; You shall not look for job, but jobs will look for you. and for everyone looking looking for a better job, you shall get it, in Jesus name, Amen. if you believe Like!!!!!!

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Re: Dear Graduates, What Are Your Future Plans? by Orestino(m): 4:28pm On Aug 17, 2017
Well I'm still an undergraduate... Let me just book this space cool

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Re: Dear Graduates, What Are Your Future Plans? by ShitHead(m): 4:29pm On Aug 17, 2017
To buy a laptop...sit at home with a fast wifi and be self employed.

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Re: Dear Graduates, What Are Your Future Plans? by hemartins(m): 4:29pm On Aug 17, 2017
I made a mistake not getting enough experience before graduation.
Now I'm spending time gathering experience so I can be valuable . Hope one day it pays off.

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Re: Dear Graduates, What Are Your Future Plans? by Essentials1(m): 4:29pm On Aug 17, 2017
Dpredictor / BiafraBushBoy

I just ran your site through alexa and I see that you are at 2m web rank... Well, that is interesting... Your posts make sense, but I don't really know what your website is all about...

I see your website talking about employment, graduates and some facts about life, but the name is called topwritersden which makes me think that it is a website that brings writers together, but the posts state otherwise...

I don't know what your reason for blogging is, where you see your blog in the next 2 years or what you hope to achieve with your blog. But I think it is time you really focus on creating an impact with your blog and best of all making real money from it...

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Re: Dear Graduates, What Are Your Future Plans? by Treasure1919(f): 4:29pm On Aug 17, 2017
Getting a job
Re: Dear Graduates, What Are Your Future Plans? by Odunharry(m): 4:29pm On Aug 17, 2017
Eleyi deep
Re: Dear Graduates, What Are Your Future Plans? by Ladyjumong(f): 4:29pm On Aug 17, 2017
Oh nice one, dats encouraging
Re: Dear Graduates, What Are Your Future Plans? by Welcomme: 4:29pm On Aug 17, 2017
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Re: Dear Graduates, What Are Your Future Plans? by 4lorunsho(m): 4:30pm On Aug 17, 2017
hmmmmm, hallelujah
Re: Dear Graduates, What Are Your Future Plans? by hAlexandro(m): 4:30pm On Aug 17, 2017
smiley wink smiley wanna enter politics asap

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Re: Dear Graduates, What Are Your Future Plans? by Nobody: 4:30pm On Aug 17, 2017
Graduates have no future unless the population is put in check and we start manufacturing every product we consume in this country and stop excessive importation.

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Re: Dear Graduates, What Are Your Future Plans? by Jointhemiltons2(m): 4:30pm On Aug 17, 2017
Most people hv no plans for the future cos dey take life as it comes and dahs bad why odas hv their future well planned and executed by their rich parents

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Re: Dear Graduates, What Are Your Future Plans? by IffaCatchYouEhn(m): 4:31pm On Aug 17, 2017
Owning a religious basedstrip CLUBgrin

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Re: Dear Graduates, What Are Your Future Plans? by Elnino4ladies: 4:31pm On Aug 17, 2017
To become a yahoo boy

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Re: Dear Graduates, What Are Your Future Plans? by Chinyeresandra(f): 4:31pm On Aug 17, 2017
I plan to register for a professional course and possibly enhance ny hairdressing career.

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Re: Dear Graduates, What Are Your Future Plans? by burqueenx(f): 4:31pm On Aug 17, 2017
cool

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Re: Dear Graduates, What Are Your Future Plans? by Ask4bigneyo(m): 4:32pm On Aug 17, 2017
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Re: Dear Graduates, What Are Your Future Plans? by Dopeyomi(m): 4:33pm On Aug 17, 2017
To start up a low capital business like online printing business and probably starch and iron business..
Re: Dear Graduates, What Are Your Future Plans? by Nobody: 4:33pm On Aug 17, 2017
cheesy use my fineboy catch otedola pikin, give her belle and then marry her. and I become a billionaire... well I still dey stage 1... well I already followed her on instagram and she sending me pics of her Dubai holiday ... its working as planned

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Re: Dear Graduates, What Are Your Future Plans? by iihtlagos: 4:34pm On Aug 17, 2017
IT skills are high in demand!!

Why don't you acquire one now and get ready for the technology future??

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Re: Dear Graduates, What Are Your Future Plans? by Essentials1(m): 4:37pm On Aug 17, 2017
Chinyeresandra:
I plan to register for a professional course and possibly enhance ny hairdressing career.

Seriously, there are like One billion hairdressers in Nigeria at the moment, what makes you think having a career in their will make you resourceful, becuase it just seems that you want to join the crowd.

From what you said I can say that you are one of those people who don't like Maths, Chemistry or Physics, so it would really be hard for you to really do what I am about to tell you. So I don't want to bother

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Re: Dear Graduates, What Are Your Future Plans? by burqueenx(f): 4:37pm On Aug 17, 2017
doctorkush:
cheesy use my fineboy catch otedola pikin, give her belle and then marry her. and I become a billionaire...

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Re: Dear Graduates, What Are Your Future Plans? by maklelemakukula(m): 4:38pm On Aug 17, 2017
RIPEnglish:
I will liked to builded good school hostels in the school of village. Also i will liked to did some agriculturing business & finally to also buyed many taxi cabs & leased it out to people so i can be collected money delivering every day single. God help me.
the other day you wrote "handsom lady".Guess what, Its actually correct.
if you must kill English, abeg kill it well.

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Re: Dear Graduates, What Are Your Future Plans? by Essentials1(m): 4:39pm On Aug 17, 2017
Dopeyomi:
To start up a low capital business like online printing business and probably starch and iron business..


And what is that expected to yeild, there are over 1 million Nigerians that are into the printing business at the moment.. the market which was once large is now small.. so how will you fight the competition when it comes to pricing and customers... Why not bring something unique rather than joining the crowd

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