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Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by MVLOX(m): 3:20pm On Feb 27
I just dey Waka pass
Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by kennynelcon(m): 3:23pm On Feb 27
I doubt
Rather you might be underemployed, not unemployed

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Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by sexdoll: 3:24pm On Feb 27
OGHENAOGIE:
as if to start business easy and if Na evroone De cut out to run business

Nothing in life is easy.

You become what you are trained to become.

Your useless school system keeps on churning out graduates who know little or nothing about entrepreneurship and financial intelligence which is the bedrock of starting companies and creating more and more employment.

The result is what so many of our youths are experiencing today in terms of massive unemployment in the land.

If only your school system will reverse that and start encouraging our undergraduates to be more focused on creating more companies through creativity rather than just focusing on where and whom to work for after graduation, you will see an inspiring change in the status quo.
Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by Emasel(m): 3:27pm On Feb 27
Kentrasso:
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

My sister it happens o, even First Class graduates are increasing daily. Lecturing job that was guaranteed for them is no longer sure. They have to hustle just like other graduates, though some select openings are still reserved for them like MTN Graduate Trainee Program
Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by HopeAlive16(f): 3:28pm On Feb 27
Mitsurugi:
They are plenty in Lagos grin
They are everywhere... but it's not funny.
Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by OGHENAOGIE(m): 3:29pm On Feb 27
sexdoll:


Nothing in life is easy.

You become what you are trained to become.

Your useless school system keeps on churning out graduates who know little or nothing about entrepreneurship and financial intelligence which is the bedrock of starting companies and creating more and more employment.

The result is what so many of our youths are experiencing today in terms of massive unemployment in the land.

If only your school system will reverse that and start encouraging our undergraduates to be more focused on creating more companies through creativity rather than just focusing on where and whom to work for after graduation, you will see an inspiring change in the status quo.
still everyone ll not be boss at least one need to start somewhere...moreover d environs is not very much conducive even if we have a few ones who are relatively doing well....
Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by VictorEkwere: 3:31pm On Feb 27
JARUSHUB:
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”. Are u in this Nigeria what is first class compare to millions jobless masters degree holders

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/

Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by sexdoll: 3:35pm On Feb 27
OGHENAOGIE:
still everyone ll not be boss at least one need to start somewhere...moreover d environs is not very much conducive even if we have a few ones who are relatively doing well....

Yes.

Everyone cannot be bosses.

But the question is:

How many graduates do you know personally who are aspiring to be bosses rather than employees?

Including you yourself?

How are you aspiring to put the knowledge you may have acquired into something that can earn you some money?
Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by harmyd007: 3:41pm On Feb 27
OGHENAOGIE:
dos who can defend hw many jobs dem don get
I got a job immediately after my project defense. God’s not dead
Work hard and believe
Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by ameh99: 3:52pm On Feb 27
I dey come make I watch Bbn finish before I comment grin

Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by chrispapi11(m): 3:59pm On Feb 27
Hahahahaaa, Diz one loud gan ooo.. grin grin grin grin grin


carzola:
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
Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by infj: 3:59pm On Feb 27
I don’t expect anyone that worked his way to having First Class not to be able to defend it anywhere.



What about those that read to pass only?
Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by lobell1: 4:04pm On Feb 27
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Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by miketayo(m): 4:31pm On Feb 27
in this country easily.. but with ur first class u should be able to create Job for urself
Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by Ugosample(m): 4:33pm On Feb 27
dust88:
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

Tribalism is in the blood of many Africans undecided

It's what our parents taught us

Ethnic chauvinism

Rubbish mentality
Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by Nobody: 4:53pm On Feb 27
JARUSHUB:
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/


When there are numerous research begging to be undertaken and organizations ready to fund them, schools lacking quality lecturers, any first class without a job is either greedy or not really "first class".

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Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by blackgold2018(m): 5:06pm On Feb 27
Depending on the course of study and school. You can never be jobless with a first class degree on chemical,mechanical and petroleum engineering.
Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by Mitsurugi(m): 5:22pm On Feb 27
HopeAlive16:

They are everywhere... but it's not funny.

It's funny because they believe the biggest lie that your degree is the alpha and omega. I can authoritatively tell you that I'm a lawyer with a 2'1 but I'm making more money from writing and directing movies skills I harnessed outside the classroom. wink
Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by Emmaesty(f): 5:40pm On Feb 27
Internship Opportunity for fresh graduates!

Our client, an internet service provider is in need of fresh graduates to intern with them in areas of customer service and Network Operations.

Location: Victoria Island.
Requirements
Fresh graduate, experience is not important

Must graduate with second class upper (For *Network* *operations*, candidates should be graduates from *computer* related disciplines and/or *engineering*)

Living close to Lagos Island.
Allowance is 30k per month.

Interested and qualified candidates should apply through this link:
http:///2FgaoOv
Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by agarawu23(m): 5:46pm On Feb 27
Mitsurugi:
They are plenty in Lagos grin
in the whole state sef
Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by frank950(m): 6:07pm On Feb 27
Kentrasso:
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


help me with some�
Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by JastSiryin(m): 7:20pm On Feb 27
carzola:
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
lol no mind am bros. See the useless question wey him dey ask
Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by Richkinwe: 7:30pm On Feb 27
Emmaesty:
Internship Opportunity for fresh graduates!

Our client, an internet service provider is in need of fresh graduates to intern with them in areas of customer service and Network Operations.

Location: Victoria Island.
Requirements
Fresh graduate, experience is not important

Must graduate with second class upper (For *Network* *operations*, candidates should be graduates from *computer* related disciplines and/or *engineering*)

Living close to Lagos Island.
Allowance is 30k per month.

Interested and qualified candidates should apply through this link:
http:///2FgaoOv
Please I'm interested, but the link isn't going through. Kindly repost the link or mail me via richkinwe@gmail.com
Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by emmasege: 7:32pm On Feb 27
My response:

You can hold a PhD and be jobless. How much less a first class (first) degree?
Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by HopeAlive16(f): 8:14pm On Feb 27
Mitsurugi:


It's funny because they believe the biggest lie that your degree is the alpha and omega. I can authoritatively tell you that I'm a lawyer with a 2'1 but I'm making more money from writing and directing movies skills I harnessed outside the classroom. wink
No dear, that's not true...not how I would put it anyway. I'm a Banking and finance graduate with a 2.1 as well, but I knew the challenges even before I graduate but that never discouraged me or a mentor I had then in class who graduated with a First Class from my set. Today he is self employed, a biz he started even before he graduated. We talked about the future then and he advised me to get skilled or explore an interest. My point is, there are many who understand the economy but still give there best to come out good coz it's in them(Born Scholars). I would advise every undergraduate to get skilled or explore smth that strikes their interest outside their Education but don't relent on proving who you are(if you are a First Class material ..let them know it's 6 Yards) coz the fact remains Everybody's journey is different.

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Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by vicben27(m): 9:16pm On Feb 27
Who first class epp! ? in nigeria no body gives a Bleep wether ur degree is from heaven. our dear country is soo soo messed up! in the times past you can buy urself a nice job! but now if you aint related to any senator or minister geting a job become a night mare! God go help Us all
Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by Emmaesty(f): 9:41pm On Feb 27
Richkinwe:
Please I'm interested, but the link isn't going through. Kindly repost the link or mail me via richkinwe@gmail.com
http://b I t . ly/ 2FgaoOv
Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by OGHENAOGIE(m): 10:48pm On Feb 27
harmyd007:

I got a job immediately after my project defense. God’s not dead
Work hard and believe
go and sleep. so dos who no get didn't work hard abi...
Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by OGHENAOGIE(m): 10:54pm On Feb 27
sexdoll:


Yes.

Everyone cannot be bosses.

But the question is:

How many graduates do you know personally who are aspiring to be bosses rather than employees?

Including you yourself?

How are you aspiring to put the knowledge you may have acquired into something that can earn you some money?
so u think many are not aspiring abi na sure to be boss easy Na we im dos wey Dier papa get money go school abroad go still come back get top job for govt private sector...somtimes one need to work and get xperienc to put up somtin dst can employ others...yes pple are springing up tins but few are successful
Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by Engrmustyboss(m): 11:44pm On Feb 27
Lol Capital Yes!!
Re: Can You Hold A First Class Degree And Be Jobless? by harmyd007: 6:06am On Feb 28
OGHENAOGIE:
go and sleep. so dos who no get didn't work hard abi...
Please maintain your lane and mind your business

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