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I'm Scared About My Future, Career Wise by KennedyF: 10:07pm On Jun 07
Hello everyone,
Bear with me pls, this might be a long read and I apologise in advance for any grammatical error.

Recently I've had a lot of thinking about my life after school, how I can finally support my family after I graduate this year, I am the first son and the first child in my mom's extended family, so I have a lot of people looking up to me, and we only have one source of income in my family which is my dad, and recently he developed a health condition which affects his eyesight, and that is making his work nearly impossible.
The problem now that I'm facing is that I literally don't know what I want to do after school, normally I've had this notion that I will cross that bridge when I reach there, but now the bridge is so close and I have no idea of how to cross, to make things worse, I saw my result this semester and I failed two courses which will make me to come back for an extension, it makes me sad whenever I think about it, cos my dad will have to continue his risky job (thats even riskier cos of his eyesight) for a year or so
Sad part is that I can't even think of any side job that might be profiting me while in school or any work that I can do without a certificate, my friends aren't giving me anything useful, I wanted to learn graphics design, I'm passionate about editing photo and videos, I also wanted to learn animation back when I was in secondary school, but my parents killed that dream telling me to go for a professional course, back then they were still thinking school is the only answer to being successful, now I regret allowing them to let that passion die.
Right now I need you guys advice if you have any concerning my situation, or if you've being in a similar situation like mine, I need to know how you made it out successfully

I will accept your criticism, advice and whatever piece of info you can share with me

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Re: I'm Scared About My Future, Career Wise by KennedyF: 10:10pm On Jun 07
TLDR version; I am a graduating student with extension that can't see any plan for his future and with a lot of expectation on his shoulder, with a dad struggling in his job
I need help...

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Re: I'm Scared About My Future, Career Wise by SportsHD: 10:16pm On Jun 07
KennedyF:
l, I wanted to learn graphics design, I'm passionate about editing photo and videos, I also wanted to learn animation back when I was in secondary school,
Please if it's not too late, you can spare some time and learn filmmaking or pure animation. The field is very lucrative and always in demand.

To all the youngins out here, ffuck what your parents think, they won't be there when you're stuck career wise. They want the best for you but, don't let them dictate your career to you.
I also wanted to become a programmer, but I was discouraged. Now, I'm working part time as an post production associate at an ad coy.
I learnt filmmaking all by myself even tho I read computer science in school.
Though I like my job, but I'd be happier doing what I've always wanted to do.

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Re: I'm Scared About My Future, Career Wise by KennedyF: 10:20pm On Jun 07
SportsHD:

Please if it's not too late, you can spare some time and learn filmmaking or pure animation. The field is very lucrative and always in demand.

To all the youngins out here, ffuck what your parents think, they won't be there when you're stuck career wise. They want the best for you but, don't let them dictate your career to you.
I also wanted to become a programmer, but I was discouraged. Now, I'm working part time as an post production associate at an ad coy.
I learnt filmmaking all by myself even tho I read computer science in school.
Though I like my job, but I'd be happier doing what I've always wanted to do.
How can I go about learning the pure animation, what will it cost me, and how long will I spend learning that?

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Re: I'm Scared About My Future, Career Wise by Juliusmomoh(f): 10:25pm On Jun 07
Am confused...
Are u scared you will not find a good job after school ? Or you are scared maybe your dad whould not be able to foot your school bill again ?

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Re: I'm Scared About My Future, Career Wise by Juliusmomoh(f): 10:39pm On Jun 07
KennedyF:

How can I go about learning the pure animation, what will it cost me, and how long will I spend learning that?
To be candy about this...
Looking at your present condition, to learn pure animation is very expensive. Go for graphic design and my GOD heal your dad

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Re: I'm Scared About My Future, Career Wise by SportsHD: 10:49pm On Jun 07
KennedyF:

How can I go about learning the pure animation, what will it cost me, and how long will I spend learning that?
You can google search for animation schools in your state. It could be a lil bit expensive though. Depending on the place. The duration varies, some have 3 months program or 6 or even a year.
It depends on your pocket and how much you want to learn.

Or you could just learn the basics, like a one or three months program then learn more through tutorials on YouTube.

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Re: I'm Scared About My Future, Career Wise by KennedyF: 10:56pm On Jun 07
Juliusmomoh:
Am confused...
Are u scared you will not find a good job after school ? Or you are scared maybe your dad whould not be able to foot your school bill again ?
The latter, but I also want my dad to stop working as soon as possible, I'm scared that I am prolonging that

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Re: I'm Scared About My Future, Career Wise by Juliusmomoh(f): 11:21pm On Jun 07
KennedyF:

The latter, but I also want my dad to stop working as soon as possible, I'm scared that I am prolonging that
Now i get your point. And if i can read you clear, you said " BUT I ALSO WANT MY DAD TO STOP WORKING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE" One thing u have to learn in life is ' DON'T ALLOW FAMILY PROBLEM TURN YOU INTO A MERE CAJOL '
I hope u can see how it's affecting your education already ? .... If your dad stop working, wetin una go chop? ...... Anyway let wait for elder's in the house

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Re: I'm Scared About My Future, Career Wise by KennedyF: 11:34pm On Jun 07
Juliusmomoh:

Now i get your point. And if i can read you clear, you said " BUT I ALSO WANT MY DAD TO STOP WORKING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE" One thing u have to learn in life is ' DON'T ALLOW FAMILY PROBLEM TURN YOU INTO A MERE CAJOL '
I hope u can see how it's affecting your education already ? .... If your dad stop working, wetin una go chop? ...... Anyway let wait for elder's in the house
I think u misunderstood me, I want to reduce/cut off the responsibilities on my dad's shoulder, I want to share the burden, I don't want him to stop work and leave the family helpless, that man have tried abeg

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Re: I'm Scared About My Future, Career Wise by Juliusmomoh(f): 11:41pm On Jun 07
KennedyF:

I think u misunderstood me, I want to reduce/cut off the responsibilities on my dad's shoulder, I want to share the burden, I don't want him to stop work and leave the family helpless, that man have tried abeg
Eyaaa sorry if u think i misunderstood you. How can u reduce the respossibily if u don't have any meanifuly skill?

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Re: I'm Scared About My Future, Career Wise by Skillsnigeria: 10:22am On Jun 08
It is well, you can check my signature/profile to learn any skills/handwork of your choice at the comfort of your home

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Re: I'm Scared About My Future, Career Wise by updatechange(m): 2:21pm On Jun 08
Bro invest your little money, while you can... Start selling pure water and cold mineral, there's demand for it now and the comeback is cool, you can make N1200 every day on minerals alone plus 800 on pure water making 2000 every day that's 60,000 per month and 15k per week.
Use your head, if you learn graphics design now how long will it take you to start getting in 2k 3k per jobs maybe once or few times a week considering the financial aspect? Them full nairaland here.. undecided

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Re: I'm Scared About My Future, Career Wise by azraeljaheel: 4:47pm On Jun 08
Why is it that before you guys write your epistle you will first apologize for grammatical errors...

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Re: I'm Scared About My Future, Career Wise by Dukeolumidemans(m): 4:47pm On Jun 08
Bro I was once in ur shoes. But I noticed early that u don't need to wait for the future. U dream it exactly how u want it and create one for urself.
U need the following:
1. Self confidence.
2. Self motivation
3. A mentor
4. A target of what who u want to be in life
5. Have a plan and follow it
6. U need discipline, focus. zeal to succeed and never look back.
7. Focus on a few like-minded friends.
8. Leave women now and make money. They will come in numbers when u blow up.
9. Chase profitability (being ur own boss) and not salary (job).

Note: It's not about ur religion, sex, tribe or age, u can succeed legitemately just like me and so many others who came from the slum. Never give up!!!

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Re: I'm Scared About My Future, Career Wise by stano2(m): 4:47pm On Jun 08
E no easy my guy, just look for a skill and join body.
Move close to people who are focused in making money and getting the right info on money making.
I wish you all the best

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Re: I'm Scared About My Future, Career Wise by stano2(m): 4:47pm On Jun 08
Had
Re: I'm Scared About My Future, Career Wise by MajorOvakporaye(f): 4:47pm On Jun 08
Nigeria hard

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Re: I'm Scared About My Future, Career Wise by samuel19222(m): 4:48pm On Jun 08
Juliusmalema:



Buy a good phone and start doing yahoo.

Thank you.



Forget about NIGERIA and FUTURE.


you think say yahoo sef Dey easy, shey Na sleepless night we go talk or money for sub abi na tools own nko and steady nursing of your potential client, my guy yahoo sef get as e be

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Re: I'm Scared About My Future, Career Wise by osuofia2(m): 4:48pm On Jun 08
You are not scared but worried, you have to have faith in God and the government of Buhari. he is doing everything possible to make sure every Nigerians have a secure future.
God bless Nijeria

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Re: I'm Scared About My Future, Career Wise by McOluOmo: 4:48pm On Jun 08
Life isn't easy @all
If you are in Abuja please connect with Berekete family program, they have what they called BEREKETE ACADEMY God will help you, Goodluck eeh!!

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Re: I'm Scared About My Future, Career Wise by Kizzygentle: 4:48pm On Jun 08
Honestly its a very sorry situation that an undergraduate who is about to graduate would have such thought. That is how bad this country is. I was in a similar situation too and every blessed day i wake up to the fact that i am graduating soon, my heart skips honestly.. Truth is as far as its in this country, we wake up to having hope but i believe things can turn around one day.. Best advice i can give you is try to make friends who are well connected to an extent , no matter the skill you learn, you need friends to help whatever you gonna do to grow.. I regret not making reasonable friends then but i believe GOD will make a way for you one way or the other..

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Re: I'm Scared About My Future, Career Wise by rawtouch: 4:48pm On Jun 08
Re: I'm Scared About My Future, Career Wise by kenbee(m): 4:48pm On Jun 08
Me too
Re: I'm Scared About My Future, Career Wise by oluseyiforjesus(m): 4:49pm On Jun 08
Phil 4 vs 13
Bro the future is a mystery to all,just work hard n if u can travel out of Nigeria...........
The future is bright......
Re: I'm Scared About My Future, Career Wise by kennynelcon(m): 4:49pm On Jun 08
Have faith in Lord Jesus Christ, ask for His Direction.
Jesus Christ will NEVER Fail you.
You can send me a mail
Thank You

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Re: I'm Scared About My Future, Career Wise by Passage: 4:49pm On Jun 08
We are all scared.

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Re: I'm Scared About My Future, Career Wise by Amalekki: 4:49pm On Jun 08
Billions of people across the world are in your shoes. In fact, you are better off than most.
Don't live your life in the future! You won't be able to stop.

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