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Re: 10 Years After Graduation: What Are Your Experiences In The Labour Market? by aikyg(m): 3:58pm On Sep 08, 2020
I turn down job offers. The exodus of highly skilled and experienced professionals to Canada, US and Australia has reduced the number of of people like us in the country. Companies are now competing the few that are here, because other option is to hire Indians and Chinese professionals; which is more expensive. I guess, after ten years, the job offers start rolling.

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Re: 10 Years After Graduation: What Are Your Experiences In The Labour Market? by donprinyo(m): 3:58pm On Sep 08, 2020
Don't waste 4years or more in Nigerian school just acquire your ond and move into the labor market. Do lots of oil and gas certifications under technical services. Nobody gives a shit a VT ur BSc or Beng or Hnd.

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Re: 10 Years After Graduation: What Are Your Experiences In The Labour Market? by AntiWailer: 3:59pm On Sep 08, 2020
Just a bit over 10 years.

It's been good

My secret is God first then upgrading myself and investing in knowledge.

I increase my capacity to earn. It was in geometric in proportion over the 10 years.

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Re: 10 Years After Graduation: What Are Your Experiences In The Labour Market? by tensazangetsu20(m): 3:59pm On Sep 08, 2020
Adex2442:



Pls how did u learn it.. Is there a skul or u learnt through online
I taught myself with online courses.

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Re: 10 Years After Graduation: What Are Your Experiences In The Labour Market? by Adex2442: 3:59pm On Sep 08, 2020
cooltola:



For programming language I would say it depends. If you are between 13 to 18 and want to get into programming. I would advice you to learn C and C++.

If you are above 18, JavaScript and PHP. I believe those above 18 would be looking to get into the labour market and those two languages have the most jobs out there. Cost implication. Well just data. You are gonna spend on data a lot and then you need a lot of time at least 4 to 5 hours a day.

Tensazangetsu20


Can it be learned online? And if yes, after learning online can I work with it?
Re: 10 Years After Graduation: What Are Your Experiences In The Labour Market? by Nobody: 3:59pm On Sep 08, 2020
I went the way of self-employment, labour market seem to be for those without vision. grin

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Re: 10 Years After Graduation: What Are Your Experiences In The Labour Market? by Adex2442: 4:00pm On Sep 08, 2020
aikyg:
I turn down job offers.

Lol Hahahaha pls I Need one
Re: 10 Years After Graduation: What Are Your Experiences In The Labour Market? by Ernestforyou: 4:00pm On Sep 08, 2020
If you are not from a well to do family or well connected,its better you go learn Trade,business or handwork and gather enough experience and money before proceeding to any higher institution in Nigeria ,except you have intention of going abroad.
Nigerian certificate is more or less like a tissue paper,used and disposed in the rest room.Most importantly.pray to God for Grace!!

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Re: 10 Years After Graduation: What Are Your Experiences In The Labour Market? by PapaNnamdi: 4:00pm On Sep 08, 2020
not up to 10yrs though, this should be my 6th year after nysc



I got my first job in 2015,
there and then I realized immediately that working isn't really for me,
I hated dressing corporate, that was the first problem I had at the job,

I always hated going to work,

work wey I suffer get


to too it all, my boss was now harassing me sexually,
omo naso I vex one-day after a heated argument carry my bag and stormed home,



I remember at night I was just thinking if na spirit enter my life,

anyhow that week gave birth to a business idea in me that changed my life,


I am presently a graphics designer, web developer and junior programmer,

my business is not really in need of my skills, but I just learnt it anyway cos I have alot of free time,


see enh, work no be for everybody


na once u de know,

and once u knw,

find ur calling,

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Re: 10 Years After Graduation: What Are Your Experiences In The Labour Market? by Whizdorm001(m): 4:00pm On Sep 08, 2020
Sirfemisky:
.
You are 30 years.
Stop lying

Sometimes it's better to stay quiet if you've got nothing good to say

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Re: 10 Years After Graduation: What Are Your Experiences In The Labour Market? by adahgold(m): 4:00pm On Sep 08, 2020
No job till now.
Re: 10 Years After Graduation: What Are Your Experiences In The Labour Market? by Uae01Dirham: 4:01pm On Sep 08, 2020
always grinding

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Re: 10 Years After Graduation: What Are Your Experiences In The Labour Market? by tunbebes(f): 4:01pm On Sep 08, 2020
Thanks for sharing your experience. I studied estate mgt, a mum and wife. I'm way above 18☺. A friend told me I can do Web programming/coding and work from home. She said there are companies overseas that will employ me once I'm good at it. I'm ready to go for it but I want to ask if it's true I can work nd be paid in dollars or pounds from home?

Cc @tensazangetsu20

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Re: 10 Years After Graduation: What Are Your Experiences In The Labour Market? by faithful2911(m): 4:01pm On Sep 08, 2020
2 years after graduation i only applied to access bank, first bank, wema bank, Nigerian Army, NNPC and programming jobs.

I'm now running my own software company cool

Patronize my hustle abeg
Call this number on the website.
www.zeratech.com.ng

Cc. Crownedrookie GentRoyal

God bless.

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Re: 10 Years After Graduation: What Are Your Experiences In The Labour Market? by Vyzz: 4:01pm On Sep 08, 2020
tensazangetsu20:

For programming language I would say it depends. If you are between 13 to 18 and want to get into programming. I would advice you to learn C and C++.

If you are above 18, JavaScript and PHP. I believe those above 18 would be looking to get into the labour market and those two languages have the most jobs out there. Cost implication. Well just data. You are gonna spend on data a lot and then you need a lot of time at least 4 to 5 hours a day.



Are u very good at it...

And would u love to teach?
Re: 10 Years After Graduation: What Are Your Experiences In The Labour Market? by Whizdorm001(m): 4:02pm On Sep 08, 2020
Gokoyer0:
At 17, you will go far in life if you keep up this spirit and aspiration.

At this your age, just dive into IT and know your onions, then sky will be your starting point. Artificial intelligence is taking over the world at a light speed.

I am not an IT guy but this is the trend right now. Go and do your research to know what IT skills you really need.
Thanks

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Re: 10 Years After Graduation: What Are Your Experiences In The Labour Market? by tensazangetsu20(m): 4:03pm On Sep 08, 2020
Vyzz:




Are u very good at it...

And would u love to teach?
Is there anyone very good? Tech changes dynamically. JavaScript in 2013 isn't the same as today. The language had a very huge revamp in 2015 that changes how most things were written. Such revamps also happen with other languages.

Teaching it depends on the person though.

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Re: 10 Years After Graduation: What Are Your Experiences In The Labour Market? by TheChameleon: 4:03pm On Sep 08, 2020
124 applications

4 interviews....

I got the job on recommendation grin

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Re: 10 Years After Graduation: What Are Your Experiences In The Labour Market? by passiveincome01: 4:04pm On Sep 08, 2020
hmmmmm
Re: 10 Years After Graduation: What Are Your Experiences In The Labour Market? by Ejusni(m): 4:04pm On Sep 08, 2020
smartgenius:
2011-2012 - nysc
2012 - 2014- masters in Nigeria on Exxon Mobil scholarship.
2014- 2019- Manager at Nigerian Breweries plc
2019 to date- Canada Permanent Resident, manager at a top company, doing MBA and also doing PhD on full scholarship.
I graduated in Nov. 2010.
Resiliency is the word. Just keep pushing. Don't give up.

Sir, what course did you study? Also I'm sure you graduated with a good grade.

What advice will you give to a young student studying engineering in Nigeria? I want to succeed sir.

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Re: 10 Years After Graduation: What Are Your Experiences In The Labour Market? by Mizblack(f): 4:04pm On Sep 08, 2020
justbonny:
Haaaa.... Labour market?
Hmmmmmmmmm

I suffer ehn.... But God took glory at last. It wasn't easy. I didn't know anyone in Port Harcourt, but God has answered me a whole lot.



My brother, also don't know anyone in Port Harcourt, been here for over a year now, please help a sister out.

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Re: 10 Years After Graduation: What Are Your Experiences In The Labour Market? by Nobody: 4:05pm On Sep 08, 2020
tunbebes:
Thanks for sharing your experience. I studied estate mgt, a mum and wife. I'm way above 18☺. A friend told me I can do Web programming/coding and work from home. She said there are companies overseas that will employ me once I'm good at it. I'm ready to go for it but I want to ask if it's true I can work nd be paid in dollars or pounds from home?

Cc @
If you enter programming with such mindset to be an over-night millionaire then be ready for disappointments.

Those who excel in programming are those who see it with passion, with that same passion the patience will be there, don't go into programming because you heard there is money in it.
If the passion and patience is not there then please just reverse back.

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Re: 10 Years After Graduation: What Are Your Experiences In The Labour Market? by Adex2442: 4:05pm On Sep 08, 2020
tensazangetsu20:

I taught myself with online courses.

Have u been able to work with it??

Are u certified?
Re: 10 Years After Graduation: What Are Your Experiences In The Labour Market? by tensazangetsu20(m): 4:05pm On Sep 08, 2020
tunbebes:
Thanks for sharing your experience. I studied estate mgt, a mum and wife. I'm way above 18☺. A friend told me I can do Web programming/coding and work from home. She said there are companies overseas that will employ me once I'm good at it. I'm ready to go for it but I want to ask if it's true I can work nd be paid in dollars or pounds from home?

Cc @tensazangetsu20
You can work and be paid from home but it's gonna require a very huge investment on your own part. First of all you need to learn to code. This will take you around 6 months to at least get the front end part of web development right. Once you are proficient in the front-end you can start applying to jobs. Trust me you are gonna face a lot of rejections but the jobs are there. Let's say it takes 100 applications to land 10 interviews. You can send out 100 applications in one day if you are serious. There's also freelancing sites like Upwork but you need money to get started on Upwork or you would be frustrated and come to nairaland and shout it doesn't work.

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Re: 10 Years After Graduation: What Are Your Experiences In The Labour Market? by Adex2442: 4:06pm On Sep 08, 2020
tensazangetsu20:

I taught myself with online courses.
Re: 10 Years After Graduation: What Are Your Experiences In The Labour Market? by SmartPolician: 4:06pm On Sep 08, 2020
tunbebes:
Thanks for sharing your experience. I studied estate mgt, a mum and wife. I'm way above 18☺. A friend told me I can do Web programming/coding and work from home. She said there are companies overseas that will employ me once I'm good at it. I'm ready to go for it but I want to ask if it's true I can work nd be paid in dollars or pounds from home?


Yes, you can.

I am a living testimony.

I am a freelance digital marketer though and have never worked for a Nigerian company as a DM.

After learning, go online (Facebook, Twitter, etc) and join programmers' groups.

Employers often post openings from time to time. They may ask you to do a simple test to assess your competence.

If you pass, you will join the company.


Alternatively, you can sign up on freelance sites like Fiverr and Upwork. Those platforms are very competitive though.

Information Technology breaks geographic borders.

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Re: 10 Years After Graduation: What Are Your Experiences In The Labour Market? by osuulola(m): 4:06pm On Sep 08, 2020
Davidganna10:
Thanks bro for your prompt response where did you learn the skill?, I know of udemy and coursera I don't know whether those two are advisible when you put into consideration there financial requirements.

freecodecamp.org

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Re: 10 Years After Graduation: What Are Your Experiences In The Labour Market? by tunbebes(f): 4:06pm On Sep 08, 2020
Davidganna10:
Thanks bro for your prompt response where did you learn the skill?, I know of udemy and coursera I don't know whether those two are advisible when you put into consideration there financial requirements.



Switbai academy is cheaper.

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Re: 10 Years After Graduation: What Are Your Experiences In The Labour Market? by tensazangetsu20(m): 4:07pm On Sep 08, 2020
Adex2442:


Have u been able to work with it??

Are u certified?
I have gotten 3 job offers. I am not certified. I have a portfolio though and I seem to do well in coding tests. Still trying to crack the data structures and algorithms part though.

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Re: 10 Years After Graduation: What Are Your Experiences In The Labour Market? by Nobody: 4:07pm On Sep 08, 2020
6lackz:
Still on the matter, best thing is to acquire a skill and sell your service wink
''For how long na?.... i don hear like dis tire

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Re: 10 Years After Graduation: What Are Your Experiences In The Labour Market? by Emuf: 4:07pm On Sep 08, 2020
donprinyo:
Don't waste 4years or more in Nigerian school just acquire your ond and move into the labor market. Do lots of oil and gas certifications under technical services. Nobody gives a shit a VT ur BSc or Beng or Hnd.

I dont agree with you bro.

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Re: 10 Years After Graduation: What Are Your Experiences In The Labour Market? by RedBlood01: 4:08pm On Sep 08, 2020
Merimental:


Education in naija is scam grin
Because you are Olodo

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