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|My Experience Searching For A Job (no Jokes) by Robertkenny(m): 9:18am On Jun 03|
Looking way back in the year 2014, immediately when I finished my NYSC service, I was eager to look for a promising company that is organized and has a good service as well. Less I forget I studied accounting in Edo University Iyamho, before moving to Lagos to serve and plan for my future.
Back to my story.
I shared my c.v to some of my highly connected friends to help out in securing a job for me, which I waited for several months with no positive feedback from anyone of them. I was forced to connect with an HR company to get the best job, which I paid 10k for registration with an agreement of getting 10% off my salary for the first 6 months of my resume in office. They said the money will be used to check, monitor and secure my activities in the office including but not limited to health and any other problem I come across in the company. Sounds protective you will say!!
Of course I agreed, paid and signed the agreement form that was giving to me with a big smile on my face, I submitted my documents having believe of working in a big company. It’s over 3 months with no positive feedback call or text from the HR Company. All this while I have being staying at home doing nothing, rather been asked by my neighbors if there is NEPA light since morning.
I gave myself an extra 1 week before visiting to know the state of my job hunt. On getting to their office I was told the person in charge of my job search case is not on sit, is either I come back next time or wait for some minutes for his arrival. I had to wait knowing fully well there is nothing for me to do at home, I took a sitting position and sat for some minutes, I was bored so I took a nap, about an hour later I requested for the person in charge of my job hunt, immediately someone stepped in and introduced himself as Mr. Vincent “Infarct I just finished sharing some copies of your document to 8 companies that are actively seeking to recruit new workers, which I assure you will bring forth a good result, you don’t have to worry yourself coming over to check I will personally give you a call”. I was happy to hear this, so I requested for his mobile number in case of any question from my end, which he gave me without any second thought. Feeling excited I head home hoping to get the best job within few weeks or month.
Now it over 2 months after my visit with the HR company, I remembered collecting Mr. Vincent mobile number so I quickly gave him a call and immediately introduced myself and asked for my job search result, then he started saying things I don’t understand “Mr. Sunday I was about to call you now the Lord sees my heart, we’ve tried all the company within our reach, but they’re not actively employing for now. Don’t worry there are other company locations outside our reach which we have connections to other agencies that will effectively get you your dream job, I only need you to send me 10k to be able connect with other agencies around”. That right there got me angry I had to hang up the call to avoid insulting an elderly man. With the pain in me I had to take a walk round the street, thinking of what next to do if I don’t get a job soon.
This is really getting serious there are lots of thought going on in my heard right now that I cannot pick out the exact one. Walked straight to the field where many of our community youths come together to play and have fun. I sat alone on a bench far from the goalpost trying to figure out the right thing to do, after some minutes right there I made a stupid decision that I believe would work.
I stood up and held my thought strong believing it will work out fine, so I went back home took some money, went straight to the closest market bought two black polo round neck then went to a printer shop to print on the cloths. This was what I wrote on them “Am a graduate and I’m in need of a pleasant job”. Funny you say? But I did it.
Early in the morning am always at the bus-stop with my cloth on, waiting to take a bus that will lead me to a populated company location where I will start walking round in search of any office job opportunity. I did this for over 3 months without any good result, I thought of giving up this plan but I just spent 5k buying and printing on my cloths.
Then I tried the second week of my fourth month of searching for a job, on my way to an unknown location, an elderly woman well-dressed stopped me and asked, if what was written on my cloth was just for fun or am I really in search of a job? As a sharp guy I quickly answered her, I am in need of a job and I got lots of experience in accounting plus am a graduate. After long chat, she gave me her business card for an interview in her work place very early next week Monday, with a great smile on my face I said “Thank you ma” and she walked passed me.
Got to the company very early in the morning like she said, then I was directly interviewed by unknown men, they were four in number and very intelligent in asking questions. To cut the long story short, within 3 working days I was called to start work on Monday for the position of financial secretary with a monthly salary of 120k.
Guess what!! The woman that stopped me and gave me her business card is the current and forever the CEO of GoldStripe Company Limited.
Thank you Bogger for sharing my story.
How was your Job search like? Kindly share your story.
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|Re: My Experience Searching For A Job (no Jokes) by ecomalchemist(m): 9:37am On Jun 03|
Big congratulations to you my man.
In Nigeria, graduates who are worthy both in character and in learning are roaming all over the streets with no jobs, but hoodlums, illiterates, political thugs, mentally unstable people who were used to cause unrest during the election time are recruited into the police force by politicians. This is what we will continue to get in return.
If you are yet to get a job, you might want to read this.. .....
Let me give you a brotherly advice, and I hope you work on it...
First of all I counsel people and I have done that on nairaland for a while... I have met great and good guys...
I dropped a story about my experience teaching in two schools as a corper and would not mind partnering with schools in abuja, but some accused me of looking for teaching job... Never ever mind what people say...
Back to the matter...
As a graduate, teaching and earning 15k, e no bad... But once you have a good (android) phone, go to any car stand of your choice around your area... Listen well, any good car stand and ask to see the manager... Tell him you want to help him market his cars and get good buyers... 90% of car stand managers will sign u on... Tel him you will be paid a small commission after sales...
Pick up your phone, snap as many cars as your phone memory can take, open a dedicated twitter ac, IG ac, Facebook ac, WhatsApp ac, ac etc... Take out time to post this cars, make sure you have the actual prices of this cars... You can add as much as #250k on it... Bring down the negotiations to as low as making #50k if need be just so I can sell. Set your monthly target... I assure you, if you get I client in a month, u make around #100,000k once you start growing, you can get as much as 5-10 client from all over the country and that hits you over #1m for just helping others sell their cars, Note all you invested was your time, energy, phone and data... No big financial capital...
Do not restrict yourself to cars, go for industrial machines as well, caterpillars, mikano gens, any thing, then you look for those big companies that need them and try to call their attention to it or market it to them... You may not sell in 3 months but when you manage to get a client to buy just 1 caterpillars, my brother you will instantly forget that u suffered before...
A friend of mine was marketing a silo for a local wielder, he received a call all the way from kebbi state, the purchase was made in Ilorin, he made #1.8 mil from buyers and #400k from seller... He still got a referral from that deal. Wake up bro...
Within a month or two, come and pay (tite).
I drive uber/bolt in abuja, market cars, sell commodities such as beans, maize, wheat,
ginger,onions, name it... In bags and tonnes
And I make nothing less than half a mil monthly...We all blessed my nigga !
Reach me privately if you are interested in gadget importation and sales from US.
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|Re: My Experience Searching For A Job (no Jokes) by Prodigee: 9:37am On Jun 03|
They say job search is a job on it's own!
|Re: My Experience Searching For A Job (no Jokes) by ecomalchemist(m): 9:37am On Jun 03|
|Re: My Experience Searching For A Job (no Jokes) by thatsleepboy1: 9:38am On Jun 03|
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
If you are a stammerer who speaks the Nigerian Pidgin, never tell your woman “YOUR TOE IS BIG”
Your motivation is too notch and I'll follow your style soon.
|Re: My Experience Searching For A Job (no Jokes) by d1tto(m): 9:38am On Jun 03|
And yet the politicians think the way to solve the problem of unemployment, insecurity, etc. In our country is to change the name to UAR. Ndi ara.
|Re: My Experience Searching For A Job (no Jokes) by LostMyZeal(m): 9:40am On Jun 03|
|Re: My Experience Searching For A Job (no Jokes) by Ojemedad: 9:42am On Jun 03|
After NYSC in 2015, I served in lagos search all through lagos no job, hunger won finish me, no friend, no food , no money, sometimes I go a week with eating only bread and water, yes I am not exaggerating things. Even brick layer jobs I will need to be part of their association.
I get to meet so many MSC holders applying for a job as low as 35k then.
It got to a point I said to myself I have to go back home like the prodigal son, lagos is not for everyone.
Got back to my state, with help of friends and family, I started something and to God be the Glory I am doing well, 1000× better I was in Lagos searching for white collar job.
This life anybody that tells you everyone cannot be rich is a daytime witch, everyone in Nigeria can live above the poverty line, live a decent life but some few keep hoarding what is meant for others.
I suffered most in lagos, I see pepper, red pepper. If things are not working for you in lagos please leave lagos. There are other places more conducive you can start life and you will prosper.
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|Re: My Experience Searching For A Job (no Jokes) by osuofia2(m): 9:42am On Jun 03|
BUHARI WILL MAKE THINGS BETTER FOR EVERYONE, JUST LITTLE PATIENCE
|Re: My Experience Searching For A Job (no Jokes) by elhafeez(m): 9:42am On Jun 03|
Congratulations, na person wen give up, 4uk up.
|Re: My Experience Searching For A Job (no Jokes) by Sheriman(m): 9:42am On Jun 03|
Hmmmm, in this our United African Republic things are just getting tougher and tighter
|Re: My Experience Searching For A Job (no Jokes) by Mindlog: 9:42am On Jun 03|
Searching for a job is a full-time job.
|Re: My Experience Searching For A Job (no Jokes) by Ogbeni111(m): 9:42am On Jun 03|
As a professional HRM to be... I'll say you're blessed�
|Re: My Experience Searching For A Job (no Jokes) by heniford2: 9:43am On Jun 03|
Superstory no dey ever finish
|Re: My Experience Searching For A Job (no Jokes) by igwe44(m): 9:43am On Jun 03|
I came to Abuja December 2018 without Knowing anyone, I paid for a selfcon 150k without having a job, January 2019 I got a teaching job of 20k, I tought for 6month before I got another job in an hotel with salary of 50k, work for almost one year before Corona virus came and we where ask to go, stayed at home for 7month. Got another job last year October in an hospital with salary of 110k. God has been faithful to me, just trust in God, it might not be easy but don't give up, keep believing and one day your story will change. Am still trusting God for more bigger jobs. No job is too small, start from somewhere, one day your time will come and always put your hope and faith in God never put your hope in men.
|Re: My Experience Searching For A Job (no Jokes) by XullySwt(f): 9:43am On Jun 03|
Congrats, I tap into ur blessings
|Re: My Experience Searching For A Job (no Jokes) by Samjuwon009: 9:44am On Jun 03|
Never give up
|Re: My Experience Searching For A Job (no Jokes) by rita25(f): 9:44am On Jun 03|
IN NIGERIA YOU MUST DO SOMETHING CRAZY TO GET A GOOD REWARD................CONGRATS PLS DASH THE SHIRT TO THE NEXT APPLICANT....IT MAY HELP THEM AS IT HELPED YOU
|Re: My Experience Searching For A Job (no Jokes) by seborrhic: 9:44am On Jun 03|
Robertkenny:rooster and bull story.
|Re: My Experience Searching For A Job (no Jokes) by OCTAVO: 9:46am On Jun 03|
|Re: My Experience Searching For A Job (no Jokes) by udoakwa(m): 9:46am On Jun 03|
It is what it is, I'm tired of submitting C.V right now I'm depressed, i graduated since 2017 yet no job...son of man wakes up every morning feeling sad but God won't shame me
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|Re: My Experience Searching For A Job (no Jokes) by SalafRider(m): 9:48am On Jun 03|
Alhamdulillah, I am happy for you bro and my prayers are with those still hunting on daily basis. Don't give up, you will surely get the best offer sooner than you expected inshaAllah...
|Re: My Experience Searching For A Job (no Jokes) by Yemmyteespeed007(m): 9:48am On Jun 03|
Nice strategy for the strong hearted.
|Re: My Experience Searching For A Job (no Jokes) by faithfull18(f): 9:59am On Jun 03|
udoakwa:Don't give up.
|Re: My Experience Searching For A Job (no Jokes) by Dicko1(m): 10:12am On Jun 03|
That was great,God by your side your determination and effort paid off.follow your mind in whatever good thing you believe it is possible.when when it gets tougher,never quit because good result is by the corner.
That was a great testimony.
Me too waited for so long ,inshort I was connected to a man from my state sometime 2011 through a sympathizer.the man asked me to come to Lagos after he had an agreement with the sympathizer to help me,I managed to look for transport to go to Lagos after calling the man ,as he said I should let him know when I get to Ojota.
On getting there in the afternoon.
I started calling him and he refuse to pick my call again ,I began to walk like a nomadic man .I called till evening ooo ,I had a second thought may be his was very busy ,then I decide to wait a little,to cut the story short ,I had to look for where to put my head in the night ,and the next day I started calling but he never picked.when it was clear to me that he was not ready to pick again.and I had no much on me ,I had to enter Soole to ibadan from ibadan to ondo looking for cheap vehicles.
When my sympathizer called him,he said did he force me to come before.very absurb statement coming from him.the woman just prayed for me and said God will reward me with a better job.after then I waited for years again trying different means .
different insult and embarrassment,a business woman I once work for said to me that don't you know 20k is your lord.and I was working for her like jerky.
When she latter heard of me doing well,she said she knew the guy is worth more than what he was doing then ,that he has big nature even when working under her
But glory to God now,I am earning Six digits in a federal job.
And still growing
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|Re: My Experience Searching For A Job (no Jokes) by niyisky: 10:16am On Jun 03|
I read stories like this every day on the cyberspace and I say to myself, "do this people really understand what is going on in Nigeria"
Truth is, jobs are scarce and will continue to be scarce because of population explosion. For crying out loud Nigeria's population is something else.
A job meant for just five persons will receive five thousand applications, so the competition is high.
The government is handicapped because they can never employ even just 10% of our population.
My advice is simple. Start something small on your own and nurture it.
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|Re: My Experience Searching For A Job (no Jokes) by remigiusizunna(m): 10:16am On Jun 03|
udoakwa:Since 2017 ?
That's to early to complain (I ain't saying you deserve to be jobless) my my elder bro who graduated in 2011 still has no job .
Nigeria is a failed country
|Re: My Experience Searching For A Job (no Jokes) by solsticey2k3(m): 10:17am On Jun 03|
I actually read the whole story.
|Re: My Experience Searching For A Job (no Jokes) by kaziblake(f): 10:22am On Jun 03|
Thank God for your life
|Re: My Experience Searching For A Job (no Jokes) by Johnne32(m): 10:24am On Jun 03|
Wow, your story is quite amazing. Thank God you were able to finally secure one that pays.
|Re: My Experience Searching For A Job (no Jokes) by Yusy0041: 10:25am On Jun 03|
Wow �. Its true for the say that the pacient dog eats the fattest bone
|Re: My Experience Searching For A Job (no Jokes) by funbiano: 10:25am On Jun 03|
Congrats bro.Nigerians are smarter.You got to do something crazy to far in in Nigeria.
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