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Top 5 Barriers To Employment by PatrickOkunima(m): 5:59am On Nov 25, 2019
Unemployment is a huge problem in Nigeria of today. There just seem not to be enough jobs for the teeming population of graduates and job seekers. It has become the proverbial “many are called few are chosen” thing. There are many graduates that apply for jobs almost every day yet they wonder why they don’t get invited for interviews or aptitude tests. The fact is their countless job applications might have been turned down due to one or more of the following reasons. So what are these obstacles and how can you avoid them as a job seeker?

1. Applying for every available job

To some job seekers, it’s all about quantity. They believe that your chances of getting an invite increases with the number of CVs you send. They tend to care less whether or not they are qualified or eligible for such positions. It’s more of the “try your luck” thing. Interestingly they are surprised that they are not getting invited for interviews and tests.

2. Defeatist mindset

One of the common excuses among Nigerian job seekers who fail in their job search is “you will never get a job until you know somebody”. While it is true that in Nigeria of today who you know matters, I sincerely believe that it is over exaggerated. The average company still offers merit-based employment. No serious company would want to populate her workforce with mediocre. Not everyone on the company’s payroll is a member of the MD’s family or his/her relative. When a candidate fails in his/her efforts to get a job by merit they turn around and lay the blame on their lack of connection.

3. Lack of good networking skills

Life is all about networking. Networking is one of the most easiest and effective way to get a good job in Nigeria. You would be surprised at the number of vacancies that are not advertised in the public media. How do such companies recruit staff? By referral and word of mouth of course. The good thing here is that the usual crowd that is a common occurrence in the publicized job adverts is non-existent here. So if you do not know how to effectively network, your chances of lingering long in the job market is very high.

4. Reluctance to volunteer or intern

The mindset of the average job seeker is they see job opportunity as a way to make big money. They would most likely turn down an opportunity to volunteer or intern if they are very sure that there will not be any financial reward in it for them. What they however fail to realize is that most companies would prefer a candidate that have volunteered or interned to one without any experience at all. Volunteering is one quick and easy way to gain the much needed work experience that most job seekers are not considering.

5. Inability to make a positive impression during interviews

This is about the major reason why most job seekers do not land the job. You have just a few minutes to make a lasting impression on the minds of your interviewers. Inability to do this will lead to the infamous but common response “you’ll hear from us later” which they never do. Employers are more interested in where and how you can add value to their organization and not everything that you’ve done. Consider an interview as a movie trailer and not a season film.

https://patrickokunima.com/top-5-barriers-to-employment/

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Re: Top 5 Barriers To Employment by Finnese001: 7:37am On Nov 25, 2019
I concur with number 2

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Re: Top 5 Barriers To Employment by Concatenate: 7:38am On Nov 25, 2019
6. Inability to fast and pray steadfastly

We all need a job to survive. Without it, we feel worried because we cannot provide our basic needs. It is important to put your trust in God.
In times like these when the world is becoming so difficult to live in, all we can do is pray.

Also, we know that children of God are highly favored, so why worry? Put your trust in God and not man.
Jesus Christ who died for me. I bow before you begging for your guidance in my job interview. I pray for your protection and covering over me with your blood.

Lord, when I walk through that door, they will see your light shining in me.
Jesus Christ who died for me. I bow before you begging for your guidance in my job interview. I pray for your protection and covering over me with your blood.

Lord, when I walk through that door, they will see your light shining in me.

Check my signature for a few solutions to your unemployment problems

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Re: Top 5 Barriers To Employment by Dchaer(m): 7:39am On Nov 25, 2019
God help job seekers without you know who
Re: Top 5 Barriers To Employment by Umarzy(m): 7:39am On Nov 25, 2019
Okay
Re: Top 5 Barriers To Employment by Nvc078: 7:40am On Nov 25, 2019
Lack of man know man
Re: Top 5 Barriers To Employment by ngwababe(f): 7:41am On Nov 25, 2019
Okay
Re: Top 5 Barriers To Employment by nauto: 7:46am On Nov 25, 2019
Corruption

cool
Re: Top 5 Barriers To Employment by illitrate(m): 7:47am On Nov 25, 2019
Village people sad

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Re: Top 5 Barriers To Employment by babyfaceafrica: 7:48am On Nov 25, 2019
what about village people?
Re: Top 5 Barriers To Employment by Lilimax(f): 7:51am On Nov 25, 2019
Concatenate:


Check my signature for a few solutions to your unemployment problems
Inability to fast and pray steadfastly

We all need a job to survive. Without it, we feel worried because we cannot provide our basic needs. It is important to put your trust in God.
In times like these when the world is becoming so difficult to live in, all we can do is pray.

Also, we know that children of God are highly favored, so why worry? Put your trust in God and not man.
Jesus Christ who died for me. I bow before you begging for your guidance in my job interview. I pray for your protection and covering over me with your blood.

Lord, when I walk through that door, they will see your light shining in me.
Jesus Christ who died for me. I bow before you begging for your guidance in my job interview. I pray for your protection and covering over me with your blood.

Lord, when I walk through that door, they will see your light shining in me.

I gbadu this your comment smiley
We can't achieve much without God

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Re: Top 5 Barriers To Employment by trueking: 7:53am On Nov 25, 2019
No. 6 Buhari

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Re: Top 5 Barriers To Employment by Lilimax(f): 7:53am On Nov 25, 2019
babyfaceafrica:
what about village people?
There is nothing like that smiley
Re: Top 5 Barriers To Employment by babyfaceafrica: 7:55am On Nov 25, 2019
Lilimax:
There is nothing like that smiley
there is maam
Re: Top 5 Barriers To Employment by adewumiopeyemi(m): 7:55am On Nov 25, 2019
Ok
Re: Top 5 Barriers To Employment by adesegun121(m): 7:58am On Nov 25, 2019
Ok
Re: Top 5 Barriers To Employment by Equity15: 8:05am On Nov 25, 2019
insightful. man no man dey but, that's mostly in federal jobs.
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Re: Top 5 Barriers To Employment by seunlayi(m): 8:20am On Nov 25, 2019
6. Inability to discover oneself and display the hidden entrepreneura skills within
Re: Top 5 Barriers To Employment by biafranbaby(m): 8:28am On Nov 25, 2019
Blame the victim. As old as humanity and it still works.
Re: Top 5 Barriers To Employment by DennisEche(m): 10:50am On Nov 25, 2019
Lilimax:

There is nothing like that smiley
THERE IS O, DO NOT UNDER ESTIMATE VILLAGE PEOPLE,THEM FIT MAKE YOU MISS INTERVIEW, THEY FIT NO ALLOW HR SEE UR MAILS, THEY FIT TURN YOU TO STAMMERER IN FRONT OF INTERVIEWERS ETC
Re: Top 5 Barriers To Employment by TOPCRUISE(m): 11:02am On Nov 25, 2019
Those barriers are common in Nigeria. They are rarely identified on a country where things work for her people.

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Re: Top 5 Barriers To Employment by Harryase(m): 12:47pm On Nov 25, 2019
Quite helpful tips.
Re: Top 5 Barriers To Employment by riczy(m): 2:21pm On Nov 25, 2019
Almighty God remember me bestow ur favor on me in d next interview! I plead oh Lord
Re: Top 5 Barriers To Employment by webngnews: 6:20pm On Nov 25, 2019
Oh
Re: Top 5 Barriers To Employment by WongFeiHong(m): 8:14pm On Nov 25, 2019
Character is also a reason why people are not employed. When u have a bad character, change it. Bad character may he the reason to why we are not getting what we want.

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Re: Top 5 Barriers To Employment by hareskay(m): 11:01pm On Nov 25, 2019
@ op, I think the first three points contradict each other
Re: Top 5 Barriers To Employment by Wokenaija: 5:25am On Nov 26, 2019
PatrickOkunima:


https://patrickokunima.com/top-5-barriers-to-employment/

There are no jobs my brother, all this one na nonsense. In developed countries high school peeps get summer jobs and they really have no skill or interview skills or experience. but because there are jobs most people will tend to get one. Nigerian youths spend time trying to perfect being the best employee but still they end up frustrated . Abeg Fashi lipsrsealed

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