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I Studied Economics (graduated With 2:1) And I Need A Job by tecnolad(m): 2:31am On Jan 13
I've sent out my CV a million times without a message from any firm; I've walked into several organizations and they all told me how they didn't need a worker at the moment.

I am 25 years old, with a Bsc./Ed in economics; I have completed my compulsory one-year National Service, and I have a larger-than-life IT knowledge.

I work pretty well on my own (with little or no supervision), and I perform brilliantly in a team.

I need a job, and I'd be glad if I got one.

Contact: 07063593897
Re: I Studied Economics (graduated With 2:1) And I Need A Job by LionDeLeo: 4:45am On Jan 13
With Education in your certificate, why not apply for teaching in one of these big private schools I keep hearing about that they pay teachers over 400k? angry

I have been advising my siblings to consider studying education courses because that seems to be one of the areas you rarely find unemployed graduates. All parents want their children to be educated and all these politicians/business tycoons/etc invest heavily in their children education. They don't joke with that and those investments ultimately go to the educators in whichever form.

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Re: I Studied Economics (graduated With 2:1) And I Need A Job by EdoBoy90(m): 6:24am On Jan 13
2.1 is not a guaranteed of jobs in Nigerian labour market today.

Do you know why? We are very many. The day i wrote NN test, 2.1 and First class in Abuja center only was more 300 applicants, just my state only. So we have 36 states and FTC Abuja that participated in the test.

Perform brilliantly in a team yet you have no work experience.

Lastly, pray to God because most jobs now experience is attached to them.

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Re: I Studied Economics (graduated With 2:1) And I Need A Job by Andy2274: 8:42am On Jan 13
LionDeLeo:
With Education in your certificate, why not apply for teaching in one of these big private schools I keep hearing about that they pay teachers over 400k? angry

I have been advising my siblings to consider studying education courses because that seems to be one of the areas you rarely find unemployed graduates. All parents want their children to be educated and all these politicians/business tycoons/etc invest heavily in their children education. They don't joke with that and those investments ultimately go to the educators in whichever form.
. On point!
Re: I Studied Economics (graduated With 2:1) And I Need A Job by tecnolad(m): 8:57am On Jan 13
LionDeLeo:
With Education in your certificate, why not apply for teaching in one of these big private schools I keep hearing about that they pay teachers over 400k? angry

I have been advising my siblings to consider studying education courses because that seems to be one of the areas you rarely find unemployed graduates. All parents want their children to be educated and all these politicians/business tycoons/etc invest heavily in their children education. They don't joke with that and those investments ultimately go to the educators in whichever form.

Could you please give me examples of these private schools? Thanks
Re: I Studied Economics (graduated With 2:1) And I Need A Job by tecnolad(m): 9:03am On Jan 13
EdoBoy90:
2.1 is not a guaranteed of jobs in Nigerian labour market today.

Do you know why? We are very many. The day i wrote NN test, 2.1 and First class in Abuja center only was more 300 applicants, just my state only. So we have 36 states and FTC Abuja that participated in the test.

Perform brilliantly in a team yet you have no work experience.

Lastly, pray to God because most jobs now experience is attached to them.

I have done many virtual jobs that are IT-related, and I did well. I didn't add that because it's not related to the course I studied.

Now that we have to many competent people chasing few available jobs, and with some little experience required, I can only pray to God like you've advised. Thanks bro.

I tried gaining experience by working jobs that are related to my field (even if I didn't get paid), but I got told "sorry," too. cry
Re: I Studied Economics (graduated With 2:1) And I Need A Job by EdoBoy90(m): 10:07am On Jan 13
tecnolad:


I have done many virtual jobs that are IT-related, and I did well. I didn't add that because it's not related to the course I studied.

Now that we have to many competent people chasing few available jobs, and with some little experience required, I can only pray to God like you've advised. Thanks bro.

I tried gaining experience by working jobs that are related to my field (even if I didn't get paid), but I got told "sorry," too. cry
.

Always add it is part of experience. Even if it is 2 months or 3 months, add it ok.

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Re: I Studied Economics (graduated With 2:1) And I Need A Job by onlyme07(m): 11:13am On Jan 13
Op,the reason behind your predicament is that a host of these HRs don't know the difference between Bsc edu and Bsc. They term it education so,henceforth,use Bsc Econs in your CV for coys and Bsc edu for teaching jobs. As per the private Uni,google will provide the list and it will be advisable you submit your CV in schls around your area. Best of luck bro.

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Re: I Studied Economics (graduated With 2:1) And I Need A Job by jaychubi: 12:35pm On Jan 13
tecnolad:
I've sent out my CV a million times without a message from any firm; I've walked into several organizations and they all told me how they didn't need a worker at the moment.

I am 25 years old, with a Bsc./Ed in economics; I have completed my compulsory one-year National Service, and I have a larger-than-life IT knowledge.

I work pretty well on my own (with little or no supervision), and I perform brilliantly in a team.

I need a job, and I'd be glad if I got one.

Contact: 07063593897

Education Economics is different from pure Economics, u are basically a teacher n u shld easily get a job in a private sec sch to teach Economics

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Re: I Studied Economics (graduated With 2:1) And I Need A Job by Nobody: 2:38pm On Jan 13
jaychubi:


Education Economics is different from pure Economics, u are basically a teacher n u shld easily get a job in a private sec sch to teach Economics

So what is pure economics? you just spat poo outa your mouth. tongue

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Re: I Studied Economics (graduated With 2:1) And I Need A Job by onlyme07(m): 3:19pm On Jan 13
hostine316:


So what is pure economics? you just spat poo outa your mouth. tongue
Help me ask him oo. Op,you can see an HR up there. Only few people understand the difference.

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Re: I Studied Economics (graduated With 2:1) And I Need A Job by edoman2016: 3:34pm On Jan 13
hostine316:


So what is pure economics? you just spat poo outa your mouth. tongue
The difference is pure Economics is a degree under faculty of social sciences whereas education Economics is a degree under faculty of education. Graduate of Economics education undertakes teaching practice in university whereas Pure Economics graduates do not. The difference is huge.

That's why cut off marks of pure economics is very higher than economics education. Graduate of Economics education are trained to become an economics teacher while graduate of pure Economics are trained for management positions in organisations.

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Re: I Studied Economics (graduated With 2:1) And I Need A Job by abdoullerh: 3:49pm On Jan 13
Bsc economics or BEd, first class or pass degree you'll get a job when the time is right. The problem is obviously you don't have connections. And getting a job with no connection in Nigeria could be the hardest thing ever. Have a little patience God will surely do your own.

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Re: I Studied Economics (graduated With 2:1) And I Need A Job by dozieinspired(m): 7:22pm On Jan 13
Why not try bank jobs for entry level
Re: I Studied Economics (graduated With 2:1) And I Need A Job by onlyme07(m): 8:28pm On Jan 13
edoman2016:

The difference is pure Economics is a degree under faculty of social sciences whereas education Economics is a degree under faculty of education. Graduate of Economics education undertakes teaching practice in university whereas Pure Economics graduates do not. The difference is huge.

That's why cut off marks of pure economics is very higher than economics education. Graduate of Economics education are trained to become an economics teacher while graduate of pure Economics are trained for management positions in organisations.

You're wrong bro. You are one of those who look down on Bsc edu holders but let me tell you,they are better off because of their double honours. They have gone through the pratical and theoretical aspect of the course.

Jamb cut off depends on the schl,it's not because of the education aspect at all. Not sure you have checked the curriculum before giving your disparity.

If graduates of edu are trained teachers why do bsc holders teach without education background? Bro,try as much as possible to delete that notion that all holders of Bsc edu holders are teachers. They are trained teachers which makes them better off than single hons. holders.

Do you know 3rd class Bsc and Bsc edu holders must take PDE or PGDE before they can enrol for Masters programme.? PDE and PGDE are education programmes,you get it now?
NB: I graduated with single hons

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Re: I Studied Economics (graduated With 2:1) And I Need A Job by castro316(m): 8:54pm On Jan 13
You graduated 2:1 in economics and you have not started your business let alone owning a company. Why do people do such courses and end up working for another person. If I were you I had rather looked for how to add value to services and make my own. Be my own boss. Call me if you need advice. I studied engineering by the way and I love economics
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Re: I Studied Economics (graduated With 2:1) And I Need A Job by edoman2016: 9:24pm On Jan 13
onlyme07:


You're wrong bro. You are one of those who look down on Bsc edu holders but let me tell you,they are better off because of their double honours. They have gone through the pratical and theoretical aspect of the course.

Jamb cut off depends on the schl,it's not because of the education aspect at all. Not sure you have checked the curriculum before giving your disparity.

If graduates of edu are trained teachers why do bsc holders teach without education background? Bro,try as much as possible to delete that notion that all holders of Bsc edu holders are teachers. They are trained teachers which makes them better off than single hons. holders.

Do you know 3rd class Bsc and Bsc edu holders must take PDE or PGDE before they can enrol for Masters programme.? PDE and PGDE are education programmes,you get it now?
NB: I graduated with single hons
What are you saying? I graduated from department of Economics at OAU in 2011. I have worked in several multinational companies before I started my business. I am telling you the difference between Pure Economics and Economics education based on reality and industry experience. You are saying trash.

Do Pure Economics do teaching practice in university like Education Economics do? As at 2007, cut off mark for Pure Economics at OAU was 275 whereas Economics education was 205. What I posted earlier is the fact and I am not ready for argument. Good day.

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Re: I Studied Economics (graduated With 2:1) And I Need A Job by tballeyy(m): 10:02pm On Jan 13
Can u work as a mortuary attendant?
Re: I Studied Economics (graduated With 2:1) And I Need A Job by abdoullerh: 11:32pm On Jan 13
That is the problem with Nigerians everybody want to become a boss. It can never work like that. By now you should know that entrepreneurship is a God given talent, not everybody is entrepreneurial. And if everybody is a boss who would work for the boss?
castro316:
You graduated 2:1 in economics and you have not started your business let alone owning a company. Why do people do such courses and end up working for another person. If I were you I had rather looked for how to add value to services and make my own. Be my own boss. Call me if you need advice. I studied engineering by the way and I love economics
zero.eight.zero.nine.two.four.three.one.eight.nine.three
Re: I Studied Economics (graduated With 2:1) And I Need A Job by biosepeter1(m): 2:07am On Jan 14
boss difference dey...I too graduated with bsc ed in econs(2.1) To close the bridge go and do Msc... I did Msc econs and top it with some professional courses(Ican) in order to clear the difference . When I go lookin for job I show my Msc cert and it's covers it.. no body cares to no ur bsc course.. even if dey want to.. the Msc covers it.. speaking from experience . some HR can be funny when it come to selection.. Jus know this an econs pure wil be selected over u with same two one anytime any day..

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Re: I Studied Economics (graduated With 2:1) And I Need A Job by fecta: 4:20am On Jan 14
Eyah, you never tey seff na, cheesy cheesy
After a year what will be putting food on your table, wont be the economics you studied.
But wait ooo, NIGERIANS no get sense, use your Economic knowledge to start a job na, shocked shocked
its only in Nigeria that someone will study Botany, carry CV and go and be looking for job in TOTAL.
Anyways #TEAMENTERPRENEUR : cool
Re: I Studied Economics (graduated With 2:1) And I Need A Job by chalsixtus(m): 9:19am On Jan 14
edoman2016:

What are you saying? I graduated from department of Economics at OAU in 2011. I have worked in several multinational companies before I started my business. I am telling you the difference between Pure Economics and Economics education based on reality and industry experience. You are saying trash.

Do Pure Economics do teaching practice in university like Education Economics do? As at 2007, cut off mark for Pure Economics at OAU was 275 whereas Economics education was 205. What I posted earlier is the fact and I am not ready for argument. Good day.

You are still not saying anything
Re: I Studied Economics (graduated With 2:1) And I Need A Job by LionDeLeo: 9:29am On Jan 14
chalsixtus:


You are still not saying anything
He has said something very reasonable.

You can't compare a graduate of a field with an education graduate in same field. Even the course contents aren't same.

The course content of education is reasonably of how that subject should be thought at lower levels and of course a bit advanced knowledge of what he will teach.

A graduate of the field on the other hand is saddled with the task of understanding more advanced knowledge of the field and its various dynamics for practical applications.

For instance, relevant qualifications of Economics experts are eligible to lecture in Economics department as well as Economic education but converse can never be said of Economics Education experts.

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Re: I Studied Economics (graduated With 2:1) And I Need A Job by smithclito: 9:36am On Jan 14
2:1 my foot .... better add up r prayer and fasting period and try knowing people if u really want to get job as u beg for. best bet for u in this economy look into entrepreneurship. even if its transport. it pays .
Re: I Studied Economics (graduated With 2:1) And I Need A Job by chalsixtus(m): 9:37am On Jan 14
Someone is looking for a job you are here trying to make him feel less because he studied Bsc(Ed) Economics what is pure in the Economics? From Principles of microeconomics to comparative economic system he did them all except for the elective courses associated with social science faculty and you are still claiming pure , that pure economics just so you know is not even a professional course its more of an academic and research field with this I do not see how bsc(ed) shld feel less .
At op split you CV , create two CV for yourself one shld be education (teaching) oriented include your TRCN in that one plus your IT skills , on the other CV still state your Bsc(Ed) but do not mk it education oriented don't include your trcn to it.
You will get a job soon
Last last most pure economists are teaching in mushroom schools

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Re: I Studied Economics (graduated With 2:1) And I Need A Job by chalsixtus(m): 9:47am On Jan 14
LionDeLeo:

He has said something very reasonable.

You can't compare a graduate of a field with an education graduate in same field. Even the course contents aren't same.

The course content of education is reasonably of how that subject should be thought at lower levels and of course a bit advanced knowledge of what he will teach.


Who told you the course contents are not the same From principles of micro economkcs

A graduate of the field on the other hand is saddled with the task of understanding more advanced knowledge of the field and its various dynamics for practical applications.

For instance, relevant qualifications of Economics experts are eligible to lecture in Economics department as well as Economic education but converse can never be said of Economics Education experts.




Who told you the course contents are not the same ..

Micro&macro economics (principle)
Intermediate micro n macro
Econometric
Advanced Econometrics
Public sector economics
Economic planning
Environmental economics
Advanced Micro/Macro
Comparative economic system

They did it all and had the lectures together with those in social sciences in addition to their education courses with the same grading system no one was marked down because he isn't pure.


So I don't get your point

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Re: I Studied Economics (graduated With 2:1) And I Need A Job by jaychubi: 11:04am On Jan 14
onlyme07:


You're wrong bro. You are one of those who look down on Bsc edu holders but let me tell you,they are better off because of their double honours. They have gone through the pratical and theoretical aspect of the course.

Jamb cut off depends on the schl,it's not because of the education aspect at all. Not sure you have checked the curriculum before giving your disparity.

If graduates of edu are trained teachers why do bsc holders teach without education background? Bro,try as much as possible to delete that notion that all holders of Bsc edu holders are teachers. They are trained teachers which makes them better off than single hons. holders.

Do you know 3rd class Bsc and Bsc edu holders must take PDE or PGDE before they can enrol for Masters programme.? PDE and PGDE are education programmes,you get it now?
NB: I graduated with single hons

This is total nonsense I wonder hw u made 2:1 ofcourse with this ur position it's obvious u kw nothing. Education Economics is inferior to pure Economics as far as working for organizations apart from teaching is concerned. Ppl uninterested in teaching mostly read education Economics and not pure Economics BC of their poor UTME score. Let me not comment on the nonsense u said abt PGDE as I can see u r still a beginner. Better find ur way to where u belong "class room" n stop making fool of urself.

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Re: I Studied Economics (graduated With 2:1) And I Need A Job by onlyme07(m): 11:30am On Jan 14
jaychubi:


This is total nonsense I wonder hw u made 2:1 ofcourse with this ur position it's obvious u kw nothing. Education Economics is inferior to pure Economics as far as working for organizations apart from teaching is concerned. Ppl uninterested in teaching mostly read education Economics and not pure Economics BC of their poor UTME score. Let me not comment on the nonsense u said abt PGDE as I can see u r still a beginner. Better find ur way to where u belong "class room" n stop making fool of urself.
Shut up. What makes it inferior? What is pure abt economics ? So we have pure biology,agric,bus edu etc. ? That what was you were told while in schl that made you opt for single hons. Utme cut off is now used over board for the past 5yrs so,erase that sentiment. I stand to say,they are better off in all ramifications. I wish the govt can allow polythecnics to award B.tech for you to see how your Uni with 250 cut off has failed you because they will bring out your flaws. It is because the soaked head HR's have refused to widen their horizon that makes them look inferior. That's why they opt for Uni grads without practical knowledge of what they were taught to HND and Bsc edu holders. Someone has posted their curriculum up there,hope that helps. Talk abt the Pgde and let us learn or how will a 3rd class make up for Msc? Ode..!
Re: I Studied Economics (graduated With 2:1) And I Need A Job by edoman2016: 11:35am On Jan 14
chalsixtus:
Someone is looking for a job you are here trying to make him feel less because he studied Bsc(Ed) Economics what is pure in the Economics? From Principles of microeconomics to comparative economic system he did them all except for the elective courses associated with social science faculty and you are still claiming pure , that pure economics just so you know is not even a professional course its more of an academic and research field with this I do not see how bsc(ed) shld feel less .
At op split you CV , create two CV for yourself one shld be education (teaching) oriented include your TRCN in that one plus your IT skills , on the other CV still state your Bsc(Ed) but do not mk it education oriented don't include your trcn to it.
You will get a job soon
Last last most pure economists are teaching in mushroom schools
I am not belittling the course of the OP. I quoted a nairalander who asked about the difference between Bsc Economics and Bsc (Ed) Economics or else I won't be on this thread. With regards to Economics, it is a fantastic business course to study in the university. According to Forbes, the top Degrees that produce highest billionaires in the world are Engineering, Business Administration, Economics, Law and Computer science.

With regards to OP, I will advise you to set goals for yourself. Having a university degree is not enough, you need skills and professional qualifications to get a good job in Nigeria. After graduation, some of my course mate wrote CIPM and became human resource professional, some wrote ICAN and became chartered accountant, some wrote CIS and became a chartered stockbroker, some wrote CFA and became chartered financial analyst and so on. They are all doing well in their careers. My first job was as a sales trainee at Consolidated brewery PLC in Lagos(under Heineken international) but now I own a fruit juice manufacturing factory and became an entrepreneur.

Your degree in Economics education offer you versatility and flexibility. Acquire a professional certification and skills in a career of your interest and getting a job will be easier for you. Having 2.1 is not enough.

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Re: I Studied Economics (graduated With 2:1) And I Need A Job by onlyme07(m): 11:37am On Jan 14
edoman2016:

I am not belittling the course of the OP. I quoted a nairalander who asked about the difference between Bsc Economics and Bsc (Ed) Economics or else I won't be on this thread. With regards to Economics, it is a fantastic business course to study in the university. According to Forbes, the top Degrees that produce highest billionaires in the world are Engineering, Business Administration, Economics, Law and Computer science.

With regards to OP, I will advise you to set goals for yourself. Having a university degree is not enough, you need skills and professional qualifications to get a good job in Nigeria. After graduation, some of my course mate wrote CIPM and became human resource professional, some wrote ICAN and became chartered accountant, some wrote CIS and became a chartered stockbroker, some wrote CFA and became chartered financial analyst and so on. They are all doing well in their careers. My first job was as a sales trainee at Consolidated brewery PLC in Lagos(under Heineken international) but now I own a fruit juice manufacturing factory and became an entrepreneur.

Your degree in Economics education offers you versatility and flexibility. Acquire a professional certification and skills in a career of your interest and getting a job will be easier for you. Having 2.1 is enough.

This is a good advise and words of encouragement. We should do away with frivolous sentiments. Thank you.
Re: I Studied Economics (graduated With 2:1) And I Need A Job by chalsixtus(m): 1:55pm On Jan 14
edoman2016:

I am not belittling the course of the OP. I quoted a nairalander who asked about the difference between Bsc Economics and Bsc (Ed) Economics or else I won't be on this thread. With regards to Economics, it is a fantastic business course to study in the university. According to Forbes, the top Degrees that produce highest billionaires in the world are Engineering, Business Administration, Economics, Law and Computer science.

With regards to OP, I will advise you to set goals for yourself. Having a university degree is not enough, you need skills and professional qualifications to get a good job in Nigeria. After graduation, some of my course mate wrote CIPM and became human resource professional, some wrote ICAN and became chartered accountant, some wrote CIS and became a chartered stockbroker, some wrote CFA and became chartered financial analyst and so on. They are all doing well in their careers. My first job was as a sales trainee at Consolidated brewery PLC in Lagos(under Heineken international) but now I own a fruit juice manufacturing factory and became an entrepreneur.

Your degree in Economics education offer you versatility and flexibility. Acquire a professional certification and skills in a career of your interest and getting a job will be easier for you. Having 2.1 is not enough.


Thank you boss
Well said
Re: I Studied Economics (graduated With 2:1) And I Need A Job by kelzgie: 4:50pm On Jan 14
jaychubi:


Education Economics is different from pure Economics, u are basically a teacher n u shld easily get a job in a private sec sch to teach Economics
Haha.. Bro. Getting a job in a sensible private school is as difficult as getting a job in a conventional company.. No easy way thru that... So.. Keep searching.. Keep praying..

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