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4 Great Places To Look For A Job by PatrickOkunima(m): 6:27am On Nov 09, 2019
“There are no jobs”! “Jobs are scarce”! These are some of the words on the lips of many people out there. They are not far from the reality on ground. Jobs are actually becoming scarce due to population pressure. However, saying that there are no jobs is an overstatement.

As population increases, people’s needs increase. And the means to meet them also increase, leading to creation of one job or the other. However, the conventional means of securing a job has changed over the years. Employees used to go to schools to look for prospective graduates to hire for one service or the other. This act has literally disappeared over time.

Now, people stay at home for years without securing a job. Some have fallen into depression due to unemployment. Which prompt the questions, “are there jobs?”, “if yes, where are the jobs?”

To answer these questions correctly, you need to understand the dynamics of the society. The society has changed over the years, so has the modus operandi. Technologies and services have changed greatly, the society we domicile. To answer the first question, yes there are jobs. If not, the entire society would have been thrown into chaos. In the next few points I will make, I will be showing you where the jobs are. Where to locate the jobs of your dreams.

Where are the jobs?

1. Media: Employers pay billions every year to media houses to publish their openings on their platforms. The question then is why will they do that? Because the society has changed. In order to reach the persons with the required skills the information has to go deep into the fabrics of the society, reaching all and sundry. The employers want the best, and they are willing to pay whatever it costs to get it. The question is, are you willing to connect with them on such platform at any cost?

2. Internet: Social isolation has made people to be physically alienated from one another. It is becoming more and more difficult to know what your next door neighbor is doing or offering without the internet. People now spend more time interacting online than offline. Billions of jobs are posted on the internet every year. You could even work and earn money without seeing your employer.

3. Professionals: “The secrets of the lord are with his prophets”, says the holy book. The secrets of employers are with some professionals (like CV writers, recruitment agencies etc). Sometimes they have information about an opening that is yet to be announced. When you use their services, you are bound to get these privileged information.

4. Some Key Individuals: Many people are given slots by organizations to bring certain number(s) of persons for recruitment. You will do well to recognize these people. Some are even closer to you than you imagined. You may start by looking at the village head(s), religious leader(s), top ranking employees in an organization, grass-root political leaders and so on.

https://patrickokunima.com/4-great-places-to-look-for-a-job/

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Re: 4 Great Places To Look For A Job by skinnyzsam(m): 6:53am On Nov 09, 2019
Not a lie, Nah so I get one contact wey say them give am slot for FMN make I call am to know how far, till today Baba no take call no put your mind on those individuals o they're promise breakers

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Re: 4 Great Places To Look For A Job by AmericanDad: 6:53am On Nov 09, 2019
P.orn industry! Se.x sells!! I know somewhere in Lekki they offer 150k per se.x scene for females and 30k per scene for males cheesy

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Re: 4 Great Places To Look For A Job by ceeroh(m): 6:54am On Nov 09, 2019
In as much as jobs are truly scarce, how many graduates are employable? I have witnessed first hand the problems involved in filling just a role. You will search and search, interview until your mouth bends to one side. Yet, you can't get a suitable candidate. Most of them don't know nada. They just carry papers around (certificates) while they're empty upstairs.

They'll gather different certifications but can't handle a simple office task, very clumsy, disorganized and always absent minded.

All in all, we should try to develop ourselves all-round so when the opportunity comes, we would be ready to prove ourselves.

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Re: 4 Great Places To Look For A Job by ursullalinda(f): 6:54am On Nov 09, 2019
The most effective is connection .....just sabi someone and you are there without sweat.....even when not qualified for the Job.

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Re: 4 Great Places To Look For A Job by Fryzi(m): 6:55am On Nov 09, 2019
If u like garner all the skills for dis life. If u no sabi person wey know person, wey know another somebody wey sabi people wey get influence. Just forget it. Sometimes I read on here some comments about venturing into a business line than work under someone. U still need money to go into business.. U have to work for someone so as to achieve ur goal. Nigeria overflow of milk and honey, but wicked people sit on top, tap it and stuff enough for their generation unborn.

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Re: 4 Great Places To Look For A Job by seunlayi(m): 6:55am On Nov 09, 2019

No 5: Look inward, their is a boss in you, discover yourself, if you can work for someone you can be the boss to yourself and others.
Simply discover the entrepreneura ideas in yourself and start something productive right away



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Re: 4 Great Places To Look For A Job by Intelligentdude(m): 6:55am On Nov 09, 2019
Great Points OP.

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Re: 4 Great Places To Look For A Job by segebase(m): 6:56am On Nov 09, 2019
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Re: 4 Great Places To Look For A Job by skinnyzsam(m): 6:56am On Nov 09, 2019
AmericanDad:
P.orn industry! Se.x sells!! I know somewhere in Lekki they offer 150k per se.x scene for females and 30k per scene for males cheesy


Give me the link

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Re: 4 Great Places To Look For A Job by udoka55555(m): 6:56am On Nov 09, 2019
You can't lie more than this

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Re: 4 Great Places To Look For A Job by Munzy14(m): 6:57am On Nov 09, 2019
very correct at OP... kudos!

Re: 4 Great Places To Look For A Job by TollaniHub: 6:57am On Nov 09, 2019
Nice one OP, to me Agriculture is where you can get the best job
Re: 4 Great Places To Look For A Job by wallisdon: 6:58am On Nov 09, 2019
Your number 4 is the bomb. You need a very strong connection to get a good job in Nigeria.Hence,the only available job you can get in our Nigeria is a job who's salary is less than 40k.

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Re: 4 Great Places To Look For A Job by Fryzi(m): 7:04am On Nov 09, 2019
wallisdon:
Your number 4 is the bomb. You need a very strong connection to get a good job in Nigeria.Hence,the only available job you can get in our Nigeria is a job who's salary is less than 40k.
That is if u come across one

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Re: 4 Great Places To Look For A Job by mascot345: 7:07am On Nov 09, 2019
Nice write up. All the works I got were from directors. The last one is paying me 320k every month. No 4 is correct.

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Re: 4 Great Places To Look For A Job by chinchonglee(m): 7:11am On Nov 09, 2019
Mtchewww!
Re: 4 Great Places To Look For A Job by chinchonglee(m): 7:16am On Nov 09, 2019
ceeroh:
In as much as jobs are truly scarce, how many graduates are employable? I have witnessed first hand the problems involved in filling just a role. You will search and search, interview until your mouth bends to one side. Yet, you can't get a suitable candidate. Most of them don't know nada. They just carry papers around (certificates) while they're empty upstairs.

They'll gather different certifications but can't handle a simple office task, very clumsy, disorganized and always absent minded.

All in all, we should try to develop ourselves all-round so when the opportunity comes, we would be ready to prove ourselves.

U jst decided to post rubbish dis morning

Dey shuld develop themselves on a role they havent gotten Shuld dey develop theoretically??

Some Nigerian employers re jst so demanding and foolish.

Dey expect u to come up with the best CV as if u go school go learn CV writing.

Dey will advertise a post for GRADUATE TRAINEE/ ENTRY LEVEL yet dey will demand at least 2 years experience in dat post.

Mehn fvck Nigeria jare!

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Re: 4 Great Places To Look For A Job by Brighte(m): 7:18am On Nov 09, 2019
Last last we go dey alright.
Re: 4 Great Places To Look For A Job by Ajibade123(m): 7:20am On Nov 09, 2019
The bees place to look for job is the farm.... farming is very important

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Re: 4 Great Places To Look For A Job by ceeroh(m): 7:26am On Nov 09, 2019
chinchonglee:

U jst decided to post rubbish dis morning

Dey shuld develop themselves on a role they havent gotten Shuld dey develop theoretically??

Some Nigerian employers re jst so demanding and foolish.

Dey expect u to come up with the best CV as if u go school go learn CV writing.

Dey will advertise a post for GRADUATE TRAINEE/ ENTRY LEVEL yet dey will demand at least 2 years experience in dat post.

Mehn fvck Nigeria jare!

Don't get me wrong. 'Develop' in the context I used it wasn't necessarily a working experience. What I meant was that they should be able to defend their degrees and all their certifications like I mentioned earlier. I kid you not bro, I've seen someone who claims to be an Accountant (Chartered) and could not use any accounting software. Habaa nah! Is that fair? And he was almost getting the job, that was his only undoing.

The guy graduated a while back but has been working at a departmental store as a cashier or so. He didn't bother to even add to his skills. I found it hard to believe a so-called Chartered accountant couldn't use any software. But people don't believe these things when you tell them.

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Re: 4 Great Places To Look For A Job by LoudlyMouthed: 7:27am On Nov 09, 2019
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Re: 4 Great Places To Look For A Job by LoudlyMouthed: 7:29am On Nov 09, 2019
Vacancy for wot set?

Re: 4 Great Places To Look For A Job by aycorporat(m): 7:47am On Nov 09, 2019
Hmmmm
I remember those days when Nigerian Breweries called for a test. We we're almost 5,000 on the queue at Mobolaji Bank Anthony way. You needed to see the mobile policemen and the bouncers used for the screening. We wrote the test and I was among the few selected for interview.

I woke up in the morning as early as 4am to be at the interview centre from Ajah, infact uncle had to help in taking me there despite the fact that he was to go to his own office by 6am.

I got there 5am. The interview they said will start by 8am didn't start and early coming was one of the criteria.

Suddenly! Two ladies came in by 9.30. The supervisor smiled at them and asked if they lost their way. They smiled back that yes. They were told to sit down

Interview started and simple mathematical questions expected of a sales rep were asked. We submitted. After 10 minutes, the supervisor came back to call the names of the successful candidates. Guess the first two people on the list? THE LATE COMER GIRLS!

Since then I knew jobs is a man know man thing.

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Re: 4 Great Places To Look For A Job by ehinmowo: 7:51am On Nov 09, 2019
ceeroh:
In as much as jobs are truly scarce, how many graduates are employable? I have witnessed first hand the problems involved in filling just a role. You will search and search, interview until your mouth bends to one side. Yet, you can't get a suitable candidate. Most of them don't know nada. They just carry papers around (certificates) while they're empty upstairs.

They'll gather different certifications but can't handle a simple office task, very clumsy, disorganized and always absent minded.

All in all, we should try to develop ourselves all-round so when the opportunity comes, we would be ready to prove ourselves.



It's obvious that you don't really understand your job as HR. Perhaps, you not HR at all. It's is outright stupidity on anybody to say a Nigerian graduate cannot comprehend (not those that went to Ghana and Benin though).

Most times people apply for fields that are different from their course of study. They obviously need some adjustment period or training, even if they have been working before. Switching from one company to another in the same industry, requires some adjustments, let alone switch to another industry.

I have heard this stupidity been spoken by even the so called politicians.

I could remember my first TV interview. I was stuttering. Meanwhile, I am VERY Sound. I can bet anything that some of those people you are calling dull will beat you hands down on head-to-head level.

If We put the searchlight on you now and calculate your labour efficiency, we could be shocked.

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Re: 4 Great Places To Look For A Job by ceeroh(m): 8:03am On Nov 09, 2019
ehinmowo:



It's obvious that you don't really understand your job as HR. Perhaps, you not HR at all. It's is outright stupidity on anybody to say a Nigerian graduate cannot comprehend (not those that went to Ghana and Benin though).

Most times people apply for fields that are different from their course of study. They obviously need some adjustment period or training, even if they have been working before. Switching from one company to another in the same industry, requires some adjustments, let alone switch to another industry.

I have heard this stupidity been spoken by even the so called politicians.

I could remember my first TV interview. I was stuttering. Meanwhile, I am VERY Sound. I can bet anything that some of those people you are calling dull will beat you hands down on head-to-head level.

If We put the searchlight on you now and calculate your labour efficiency, we could be shocked.

Lol.. My labour efficiency is zero. Satisfied now? grin

You don't have to take it personal though. I did not generalize, take note. Did I say all graduates?
I know it takes time to adjust in a new industry, but there are basic things one should know how to do, basic things you stated in your resume shouldn't become rocket science overnight. That's what I was trying to say.

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Re: 4 Great Places To Look For A Job by Petmax: 8:12am On Nov 09, 2019
Where are the jobs?

... I sell cheap and affordable data for all network

Re: 4 Great Places To Look For A Job by qanda: 8:21am On Nov 09, 2019
Ok
Re: 4 Great Places To Look For A Job by Isnow: 8:44am On Nov 09, 2019
one with God is majority
Re: 4 Great Places To Look For A Job by onwuakpachris(m): 8:48am On Nov 09, 2019
d greatest place u can find a job is in ur brain..that's if u still have one....better street hustle 4 naija pays more than all those neo_slavery engagements u people call jobs in this country...drop ur cert..enter street go hustle...naija is such a big market.. js market ur product well nd make ur dough....shalom

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