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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by brandnprinting: 5:19pm On Aug 05, 2020
babyfaceafrica:
life bo be competition, yes some set at 40 but others start at 40..have you heard about the KFC founder?.... Life no balance

Dont compare starting a business at 40 to programming @ 40. Dem no be the same. His focus at that age is which business he can start. If his business focus is on programming then he can hire as many programmers he wants.
Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by Yaks02(m): 5:40pm On Aug 05, 2020
FellaG:
Hi all, moderator pls help me push to fp. I need good advise like badly.

I joined the banking system about a decade ago. Young and naive. I got carried away by thier flashy suits and top tech phones.
The moment I entered I realized all these was a scam. Those suits you see are being paid for, installmentally for 3months. The phones in 6 months etc Bankers are one of the least paid professions today considering the amount of time they put Into thier work (7am to even 10pm) and the level of risk they are subjected to. The sad thing about working for a Nigerian bank is once u leave, u realize that you can't use the skill elsewhere. You are technically back to square one.

This is my case. I spent the last decade of my life working in a financial institution as a teller. Quite wastful considering the fact that I know nothing other than counting money for customers. I worked for 7days in a week. 10yrs passed In a flash. No time to even get additional qualifications.

Before joining, my friends adviced me against it, but coming from a humble background the need to get independent fast was more appealing. Why I stayed so long is a topic for another day (have you heard of employment fraud) anyway,
I left last week and I can say I am happy I finally got a chance and time to learn any new trending knowledge and I am prepared to start afresh. I will be 35 this year. With a background in construction mgt I thought of copywritting, digital marketing etc but I love to learn technical stuff.. Pls advise if any. I know IT related careers will sell here and abroad.

I've thought of programming, cloud tech, data tech etc.

Please I need your advice, which path should I follow now that at the age of 40 I will regain all the time I lost in the banking field.

I can get an MSc but I want a high income paying skill that the likes of the oil majors wouldn't mind employing even at my age or if I am to be self employed I can be distinctive in that area.

Niaralanders, pls help a brother



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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by Omobaby111: 6:09pm On Aug 05, 2020
Hello Nairalanders, I lost my job during this pandemic and I desperately need a new one. The company is still owing me 3months salary. I am really frustrated. I am not asking for money please I just need a Job. I studied Finance, graduated with second class Upper. I have over 3 years experience in Customer Service. I can do any admin officer or customer service job. I am fast in learning, please just give me a chance.

Thank you

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by showafrica(m): 6:47pm On Aug 05, 2020
brandnprinting:


Some people here are urging him on. I am not discouraging anybody but for somebody at that age and being a family man it is better he find another job or start a business then he can then study programming a side hustle.

But programming as the main hustle no dey easy o. I am talking from experience.

@35 to 40, programming is not a good idea he should turn all his experiences to business. I thought bankers has easy access to loan..why him no collect 2m put am for MBA. Payback by 6months and resign.
Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by Ashibelieve: 11:36pm On Aug 05, 2020
Oga I understand but permit mecto say you were mentally lazy. I worked in the bank and in 4years I moved from teller to E-channels because i went out of my way to send mails to the head of department profering solutions.

Alot of peoplw like you go to the bank becsuse you see the flashy suits like you rightly said, even in heaven you must work and worship God forget the gold.

Today i work else where and im using my skills and ideas to grow where I am and im happy for it.

As a teller I was going to school running a second degree in ICT, i met alot of people there who were too relaxed on the salary.

Wake up, your branch has problems start solving them and you will see your mind come alive again to do great things.

FellaG:
Hi all, moderator pls help me push to fp. I need good advise like badly.

I joined the banking system about a decade ago. Young and naive. I got carried away by thier flashy suits and top tech phones.
The moment I entered I realized all these was a scam. Those suits you see are being paid for, installmentally for 3months. The phones in 6 months etc Bankers are one of the least paid professions today considering the amount of time they put Into thier work (7am to even 10pm) and the level of risk they are subjected to. The sad thing about working for a Nigerian bank is once u leave, u realize that you can't use the skill elsewhere. You are technically back to square one.

This is my case. I spent the last decade of my life working in a financial institution as a teller. Quite wastful considering the fact that I know nothing other than counting money for customers. I worked for 7days in a week. 10yrs passed In a flash. No time to even get additional qualifications.

Before joining, my friends adviced me against it, but coming from a humble background the need to get independent fast was more appealing. Why I stayed so long is a topic for another day (have you heard of employment fraud) anyway,
I left last week and I can say I am happy I finally got a chance and time to learn any new trending knowledge and I am prepared to start afresh. I will be 35 this year. With a background in construction mgt I thought of copywritting, digital marketing etc but I love to learn technical stuff.. Pls advise if any. I know IT related careers will sell here and abroad.

I've thought of programming, cloud tech, data tech etc.

Please I need your advice, which path should I follow now that at the age of 40 I will regain all the time I lost in the banking field.

I can get an MSc but I want a high income paying skill that the likes of the oil majors wouldn't mind employing even at my age or if I am to be self employed I can be distinctive in that area.

Niaralanders, pls help a brother
Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by oshakab: 8:04am On Aug 06, 2020
Emmycool85:
Invest your time in IT my man...Be a guru in whatever specialty you choose. Below are a few examples of good
paying IT certificates. If you are good at what you do, you don't have to leave Nigeria to work in the field, trust me. Personally, I would go for AWS....

Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect (GCP)
AWS Certified Solutions Architect—Associate.
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)


Please can we have a chat. Chuksdsilent@gmail.com
Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by FellaG: 8:34am On Aug 06, 2020
Ashibelieve:
Oga I understand but permit mecto say you were mentally lazy. I worked in the bank and in 4years I moved from teller to E-channels because i went out of my way to send mails to the head of department profering solutions.

Alot of peoplw like you go to the bank becsuse you see the flashy suits like you rightly said, even in heaven you must work and worship God forget the gold.

Today i work else where and im using my skills and ideas to grow where I am and im happy for it.

As a teller I was going to school running a second degree in ICT, i met alot of people there who were too relaxed on the salary.

Wake up, your branch has problems start solving them and you will see your mind come alive again to do great things.

Didnt u read where the op said he left banking?that he felt he followed a wrong career path. He is in business now ands wants a different career skill
Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by krisjnr007: 8:50am On Aug 06, 2020
Unfortunately, I am one those that bank job almost ruined their life/discipline. I studied computer science and engineering and was very good in C, C++, qbasic programming language as the time I left school. My final year project topic was on website design, which I beautifuly executed. However, I got appointment as an executive assistant with one of the high paying Nigerian banks as at time, but little did I know I was heading to doom till I was coerced to resign because dwindling economy.

Today I am seriously learning programming from almost the scratch because, neither C, C++ nor Qbasic is a recognized language in programming in today's world. Things have changed, but I did not change with it.

For those who may still ask, CAN I TAKE A BSNK JOB?. The answer is neither YES nor NO. It all depends on the individual. Remember, some people studied accounting, banking, marketing or all those banking related discipline, so if they don't work in bank, where else would they work. So to these types, bank job could be their heaven.

My interest is on those guys that studied Engineering, Law, science courses etc. If the bank emoploys you as ordinary teller, cashier, funds transfer, marketer and you did not study bank related discipline, just be aware you are heading to doom.

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by OJURONGBE1(m): 11:16am On Aug 06, 2020
krisjnr007:
Unfortunately, I am one those that bank job almost ruined their life/discipline. I studied computer science and engineering and was very good in C, C++, qbasic programming language as the time I left school. My final year project topic was on website design, which I beautifuly executed. However, I got appointment as an executive assistant with one of the high paying Nigerian banks as at time, but little did I know I was heading to doom till I was coerced to resign because dwindling economy.

Today I am seriously learning programming from almost the scratch because, neither C, C++ nor Qbasic is a recognized language in programming in today's world. Things have changed, but I did not change with it.

For those who may still ask, CAN I TAKE A BSNK JOB?. The answer is neither YES nor NO. It all depends on the individual. Remember, some people studied accounting, banking, marketing or all those banking related discipline, so if they don't work in bank, where else would they work. So to these types, bank job could be their heaven.

My interest is on those guys that studied Engineering, Law, science courses etc. If the bank emoploys you as ordinary teller, cashier, funds transfer, marketer and you did not study bank related discipline, just be aware you are heading to doom.

If you know the rate of unemployment in this country, you'll not offer this advise.
There are graduates who have been at home for over 4years despite their good grades, yet nothing is forthcoming. If you see the thousands of applications some of these banks receive for their contract jobs, you'll be shocked.
People with good degrees in chemical, Marine, & mechanical engineering takes up contract jobs in oil & gas industries too.
I don't know what the fuss about Bank jobs are :Wema bank wey be old generation bank dey pay their confirmed executive assistant over 2.3million naira annually regardless of the department you are in (Marketing/ Branch Operations/product management/Financial performance/Tax & Audit/ Credit/Media&Publicity/IT) etc.
You guys should stop badmouthing bank jobs.

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by Jumoke222: 1:43pm On Aug 07, 2020
Yes, I agreed with you. IT jobs are very lucrative this day. I came across this website and it helps me a lot. You can as well check it up

https://jobs.delon.ng/search-page/?job-title=&cat-id=1975&job-location=




FellaG:

Thanks.. OK I will keep u posted
Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by Magic1: 6:11am On Aug 08, 2020
pocohantas:


I will never understand that part. The other one is “bankers are useless outside the bank”.

Is a doctor useful outside the hospital? Or is a lawyer useful outside legal duties? Except they work in a designated unit in another sector. This is where some “bankers“ have an edge. Why would anyone be useful outside the bank because they can count money or fill account opening forms?

Someone said a HR is not a “banker“, but a HR can have opportunities to function in HR units across sectors. Same way a core staff can jump from one bank to another. The ones with meaningful experience or skills enter some private organizations to assume supervisory roles. Ex-bankers should stop demonizing the industry that gave majority of them hope and money to buy their first set of good-looking clothes and cars.grin


God bless you left and right.
Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by TheCork(m): 11:18pm On Aug 10, 2020
JoyNHope:


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I wish you the best.

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Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by mamatwiny(f): 7:48am On Aug 12, 2020
FellaG:
My brothers and sisters, I still need your inputs. Mention of any trending skill will be appreciated

You maybe interested

Re: Do Not Accept A Banking Job - I Refused To Listen by mamatwiny(f): 7:53am On Aug 12, 2020
Emmycool85:
Invest your time in IT my man...Be a guru in whatever specialty you choose. Below are a few examples of good paying IT certificates. If you are good at what you do, you don't have to leave Nigeria to work in the field, trust me. Personally, I would go for AWS....

Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect (GCP)
AWS Certified Solutions Architect—Associate.
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)


Very nice one.
Aws is selling. But naija doesn't really have much of these opportunities as developed countries.

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