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Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by JARUSHUB: 8:32am On Feb 26
Can a First Class graduate be jobless?

Well, yes.

First Class is not an automatic guarantee of job. It will at best get you invite for job tests and/or interviews, it hardly helps you beyond that. If you are not able to defend it or impress your interviewer or do well in the job tests, your class of degree will not help you.

It can however be an advantage and a disadvantage.

An advantage in that it can give you some air of confidence and boost your performance in job interviews. “I have no alternative than to impress”.

A disadvantage in that you are likely to be drilled more than the non-first class graduates in interviews because the expectation will be so high, and any slip will be broadcast.

Joblessness is also time-relative. For how long are we talking about? Not having job within 6 months of finishing youth service (NYSC), irrespective of class of degree, to me, is not a problem. Recruitment process takes months, jobs are not thrown at anybody like that.

I don’t expect anyone that worked his way to having First Class not to be able to defend it anywhere. But, like any other thing, there will always be exceptions.

http://www.jarushub.com/can-you-hold-a-first-class-degree-and-be-jobless/

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Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by livebynite: 8:35am On Feb 26
If this useless government opened garri processing plants for every fresh graduate there would.not be a problem of employment angry

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Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by debanj326: 8:12pm On Feb 26
YES
Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by AishaBuhari: 3:00pm On Feb 27
See question

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Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by Mitsurugi(m): 3:00pm On Feb 27
They are plenty in Lagos grin

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Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by LustreChris(m): 3:01pm On Feb 27
Yes... Brb
Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by Premiumwriter: 3:01pm On Feb 27
B4 nkor

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Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by Jamiubond009(m): 3:01pm On Feb 27
grin first class unemployed
Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by AK6464(m): 3:01pm On Feb 27
You never hear of African remote abi?

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Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by sexdoll: 3:03pm On Feb 27
In Nigeria, YES.

So many graduates are trained to be employees thus they lack the technical know how and/or experience to start their own business.

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Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by Skepticus: 3:03pm On Feb 27
grin

In this frigging hell hole? bleeping Yeah!!!!

They call it "First-Class unemployed and broke"

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Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by Ajalekoko76(m): 3:03pm On Feb 27
Capital YES in 9ja.
Ur course could be a factor.

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Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by NLbully(m): 3:03pm On Feb 27
See question is OP a Nigerian at all undecided
Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by etugba(m): 3:04pm On Feb 27
Very Posible in Nigeria.. Unless we dont have cows , monkeys and snakes again
Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by Litblogger: 3:04pm On Feb 27
E get wetin person no dey see for this country?
Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by harmyd007: 3:05pm On Feb 27
OP has said it all, if you are able to defend it, you wouldn’t have a problem
Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by Ayodejioak(m): 3:05pm On Feb 27
The first problem here is using the yard stick of education to judge success.

They are two parallel lines that WILL never meet.

Education was designed only to put you in the position of formal opportunity

And not necessarily give you one.

This is where your personal wisdom come to play....

Don't be surprised when you see so-called first class grad. Messing up big time.

Especially now when they get to avert writing JAMB and get to private universities provided the money is there!!

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Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by etugba(m): 3:05pm On Feb 27
NLbully:
See question is OP a Nigerian at all undecided
i guess he's the monkey with first class degree in running away with funds
Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by OGHENAOGIE(m): 3:06pm On Feb 27
livebynite:
If this useless government opened garri processing plants for every fresh graduate there would.not be a problem of employment angry
make them create the enabling environment ist....infrastructures all round...proper regulatory bodies, constitutional restructuring such that d country run bottom up wer d fed govt face critical issues of immigration defense,
Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by OGHENAOGIE(m): 3:07pm On Feb 27
sexdoll:
In Nigeria, YES.

So many graduates are trained to be employees thus they lack the technical know how to start their own business.
as if to start business easy and if Na evroone De cut out to run business

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Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by dust88: 3:07pm On Feb 27
May God save us youths to see beyond tribalism, it has blinded us. Any day nigerian youths start to see them selves as a generation fighting for the same goal, thats when this whole sad situation of joblessness among us will end. #standupnigerianyouths

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Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by OGHENAOGIE(m): 3:08pm On Feb 27
harmyd007:
OP has said it all, if you are able to defend it, you wouldn’t have a problem
dos who can defend hw many jobs dem don get
Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by Yinxies(f): 3:09pm On Feb 27
In Nigeria, yes!
Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by sammirano: 3:09pm On Feb 27
it is possible but very rare. in my over 10 years experience of writing resume for people i may have come across 3 or so first class, that's to tell you something.
few exceptions will be village people and personal problems
Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by omoolorire: 3:10pm On Feb 27
Atimes someone will wonder how life look like in terms of opportunity
Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by Kentrasso(f): 3:13pm On Feb 27
The only way it can happen is if you don’t know how to use the internet. Lol. There are opportunities guaranteed for first class graduates including scholarships and grants. First class graduates are in high demand

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Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by koolg: 3:14pm On Feb 27
Impossible

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Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by koolg: 3:15pm On Feb 27
Impossible

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Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by Jaytecq(m): 3:15pm On Feb 27
i don't think so.

but he/she can be poor

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Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by Achillesdam500(m): 3:18pm On Feb 27
I have no comments to make
Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by carzola(m): 3:19pm On Feb 27
I graduated with a second class upper
Now am working for a G-boy that
Never wrote jamb.

So shut the fucvk up and ask
Useful questions like how you
Can use your empty head to get
Common sense

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Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by bigplayerz(m): 3:19pm On Feb 27
YES! YES!! YES!!! Eni to mo WAY lo mo IWE....@ OP forget 1st class......It helped when NIGERIANS had integrity.

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