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Share Your Career Transition Experience by Historicalee: 5:31pm On Jun 22, 2021
Hello Good People.

This thread is about sharing your career transition experience and how it has been so far the merits, demerits, unique instances and subsequent challenges.

Here are samples of what to tell:

Sample 1
My first degree was a Bsc in Physics, then i switched to HRM by doing a PGD in Human Resources Management, Msc in Human Resources Management and a CIPM. I work as a talent acquisition specialist.

Sample 2:
I read English but had to go back to read Law after 5 years of not getting a job. I went back at age 25 and graduated at 30.

Sample 3:
Dropped out from Microbiology to relocate to Germany to read Computer science, I have been a Software engineer ever since then.

TLDR: Give a career transition insight using a personal or real life experience.

Course: Business Administration
Job: Professional Makeup Artiste
Merit: It was pretty easy to learn and i was inspired by a friend who was already into it and making it big.
Demerit: Getting customers can be hard and you need to be ready to travel frequently.

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Re: Share Your Career Transition Experience by MadamVanessa(f): 5:33pm On Jun 22, 2021
You spent money, time and resources to study all these because of what?

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Re: Share Your Career Transition Experience by FatherCHRISTMAS(f): 5:36pm On Jun 22, 2021
MadamVanessa:
You spent money, time and resources to study all these because of what?

Self development

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Re: Share Your Career Transition Experience by maiquel: 5:40pm On Jun 22, 2021
Studying law but currently a currency trader. I enjoy both.
cheesy

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Re: Share Your Career Transition Experience by Historicalee: 5:49pm On Jun 22, 2021
MadamVanessa:
You spent money, time and resources to study all these because of what?

cheesy

I wish i did, although an academic enthusiast, those samples cited above are merely to guide the course of the thread.

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Re: Share Your Career Transition Experience by Historicalee: 5:50pm On Jun 22, 2021
maiquel:
Studying law but currently a currency trader. I enjoy both.
cheesy

Interesting. Did you practice law before transition?
Re: Share Your Career Transition Experience by maiquel: 6:06pm On Jun 22, 2021
Historicalee:


Interesting. Did you practice law before transition?
Not really...except for internship I did in my 4th year.

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Re: Share Your Career Transition Experience by Historicalee: 6:46pm On Jun 22, 2021
maiquel:

Not really...except for internship I did in my 4th year.

Nice Nice smiley

If there is any other advice that stood out for you, feel free to share cool
Re: Share Your Career Transition Experience by Historicalee: 8:44am On Jun 24, 2021
Good morning fellas

Why did you switch from your first degree? How has it been so far?
Re: Share Your Career Transition Experience by Hahjascho(m): 9:55pm On Jun 24, 2021
Front page content.
Lalasticlala.


Ode ; ode. Drop me jò..na here, I say na here.........keep the change.
Re: Share Your Career Transition Experience by Richdee1(m): 10:14pm On Jun 24, 2021
I studied Social Work, where can I find jobs or do internship?
Advice needed
Re: Share Your Career Transition Experience by Tenplet(m): 6:50am On Jun 25, 2021
Am a bigtime fashion designer ...i want to further my education ,but am having problem selecting the course I will study .ps.I did science..am eyeing courses with high employment rate .some one should suggest which I should go for

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Re: Share Your Career Transition Experience by Goldenheart(m): 9:39am On Jun 25, 2021
wink
Re: Share Your Career Transition Experience by lasheun: 9:39am On Jun 25, 2021
In summary.
It hasn't being easy but i thank God shocked
Re: Share Your Career Transition Experience by Nobody: 9:39am On Jun 25, 2021
I studied Elect-Elect (power & machine option) & now I am working as a Field Technician in Telecoms. Hopefully to work with TCN someday coz that's my dream.

I hope this thread gives hope to the hopeless. While you await your dream job, get a skill that can keep you going in this part of the world.

captainbangz:
Sir, an EEE student here. I am thinking about going for telecommunications and Electronics. What's has your experience been like in the telecom industry?. I have two uncles who work at TCN, why TCN?

Telecom/Electronics is diverse, with more of opportunities. I can say it works hand in hand with ICT.

I studied Elect-Elect because I really nursed interest in power (electricity). The likeness got kindled few times I felt electric shock as a boy (at JSS 1 or 2 then) & why the NEPA can't give people enough electricity knowing fully that importance of light in our day-to-day activities cannot be overemphasized. Unlike many then, I needed no one to tell me about Science, Art & Commercial classes coz I had made my finding about the class I would attend for my dream. My main interest lies in having practical knowledge in power generation. Poor me, admission stuff dealt so much with me & wasted some of the years, that I had to forgo Varsity for Polytechnic. On different occasions, I rejected courses like Dietetics, MicroB, Maths, Physics & Electronics that I was offered. Till now, my eyes are still on power generation. If possibly my fate doesn't want it, & I have a child who has interest in the same, I would spend my last card to get him/her there.

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Re: Share Your Career Transition Experience by lytech1(m): 9:39am On Jun 25, 2021
Four year in University studying business administration.

After two years of peanut salary, decide to go learn mechanic (truck)... I did that for three years.

Was able to combine the two skills and bring out something meaningful.

Am currently a successful spare part dealer

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Re: Share Your Career Transition Experience by tamonokare: 9:39am On Jun 25, 2021
I never change career.


But why are women so biased.

When David West killed prostitutes (women who slept with both married and single men for money) in Portharcourt, women came out to protest the killing and called men different unprintable names. Girls in general were not condemned or abused for being prostitutes.

Now, a little prostitute has killed a man and instead of condemning or shaming the prostitute for killing her customer just like they did in David West's case, they're condemning the man for patronising the prostitute as a married man. The focus now is on the marital status of the victim and not why he was killed. Some women, mostly married women, are even praying for other men who engage in extra marital affair to die like the victim.

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Re: Share Your Career Transition Experience by Laslaslala: 9:39am On Jun 25, 2021
It is really not an easy feat but DETERMINATION is the key
Re: Share Your Career Transition Experience by Skillsnigeria: 9:40am On Jun 25, 2021
Hmmm
Re: Share Your Career Transition Experience by Gmajor(m): 9:40am On Jun 25, 2021
MadamVanessa:
You spent money, time and resources to study all these because of what?

The key word is SAMPLE
Re: Share Your Career Transition Experience by Sebastine1994(m): 9:41am On Jun 25, 2021
investments.

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Re: Share Your Career Transition Experience by Kaycee54321(m): 9:41am On Jun 25, 2021
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Re: Share Your Career Transition Experience by Innoxxacs: 9:42am On Jun 25, 2021
maiquel:
Studying law but currently a currency trader. I enjoy both.
cheesy
you trade futures too?
Re: Share Your Career Transition Experience by Gmajor(m): 9:42am On Jun 25, 2021
lasheun:
In summary.
It hasn't being easy but i thank God shocked
Summary of what?
You haven't answered the answer to the question op posted
Re: Share Your Career Transition Experience by Seniorwriter(m): 9:42am On Jun 25, 2021
Just hear to read comments.....
I hope those comments will not be exclusive of the earning transition!

In another news if you have access to Internet + browsing gadgets and you ain't making a dime via online even if it's $5 daily then your not attaining financial freedom is your own undoing (FAULT) with all the thousands of ease2access earning ways available Online.

Proactivity Leads To Productivity!

@Seniorwriter
Re: Share Your Career Transition Experience by qanda: 9:42am On Jun 25, 2021
Re: Share Your Career Transition Experience by Engenius: 9:44am On Jun 25, 2021
Tenplet:
Am a bigtime fashion designer ...i want to further my education ,but am having problem selecting the course I will study .ps.I did science..am eyeing courses with high employment rate .some one should suggest which I should go for

You're a big time fashion designer and you still want to waste your time to study a course with high employment rate when you should work on developing yourself more and be an employer of others in your field.

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Re: Share Your Career Transition Experience by Mindlog: 9:44am On Jun 25, 2021
Mine was Accounting, went back to school to study Counselling Psychology because of my interest in mental health and presently working in a psychiatric hospital while pushing for a specialty in Clinical Child Psychology.

I love the field I work in as it is very exciting, some much to learn and the joy it invokes when I see patients/clients I work with are making progress is indescribable.

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Re: Share Your Career Transition Experience by abumeinben(m): 9:45am On Jun 25, 2021
Following.

Transition in progress.

Electrical Engineering to Computer Science

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Re: Share Your Career Transition Experience by jospepper(m): 9:48am On Jun 25, 2021
Hmm... Op, mine is not straight forward sha.

I read Textile Science and Technology,
After my service year in 2011, I went into offline training in skills like cosmetics products production

when my contract with the NGO ended in 2014, I set up a laundry shop and ran it till 2017

2018 I got a job as the Manager of a Globacom partner Agency

2020 COVID19 came, I was laid off

2020 August I got a Job as the City Manager with a new Chinese Phone brand in charge of Benue and Nasarawa States

2021 May I resigned from the company.

Right now I am running a POS business while looking for another job.

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Re: Share Your Career Transition Experience by obama30: 9:48am On Jun 25, 2021
Historicalee:
Hello Good People.

This thread is about sharing your career transition experience and how it has been so far the merits, demerits, unique instances and subsequent challenges.

Here are samples of what to tell:

Sample 1
My first degree was a Bsc in Physics, then i switched to HRM by doing a PGD in Human Resources Management, Msc in Human Resources Management and a CIPM. I work as a talent acquisition specialist.

Sample 2:
I read English but had to go back to read Law after 5 years of not getting a job. I went back at age 25 and graduated at 30.

Sample 3:
Dropped out from Microbiology to relocate to Germany to read Computer science, I have been a Software engineer ever since then.

TLDR: Give a career transition insight using a personal or real life experience.

Course: Business Administration
Job: Professional Makeup Artiste
Merit: It was pretty easy to learn and i was inspired by a friend who was already into it and making it big.
Demerit: Getting customers can be hard and you need to be ready to travel frequently.

I was an a business man and things got bad I start riding okada. After 4 years as okada rider leave Nigeria. After 15 years after living Nigeria. I return back and start business again. Today I own manufacturing industries in 4 countries, and also citizens of 4 developed countries where my 3 industries situated. Good part is that all my children's get Nigeria passport as third country citizen, I didn't allow them choose Nigeria as their first passport.

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