Getting a dream job or employment after graduation or NYSC has and will remain a huge problem to Nigerian youth.
It is true that there is limited job to go round in Nigeria, but there is definitely chance and space for everyone interested, at least others are still getting jobs.
The difference between the employed and the unemployed is all in knowing what to do, where to be and who to meet in helping you get your dream job in Nigeria.
Traits you need to get your dream job/employment in Nigeria
Motivation: This is the first attribute you need, you need to be motivated out of nothing and push for more.
Determination: You also need to be determined and be so certain that you are getting the job ahead of others.
Experience: This is important, try to lay hands on any job you can do now as the experience will come in handy in your job search.
Top 20 Unconventional Ways to get your dream job/employment in Nigeria
This unconventional ways will get you a dream job in Nigeria, just apply the information as it suits you best.
- FAMILY MEMBERS
Always try to inform your family members about your job search, give them your CV or resume always try to call them frequently.
What are friends for? If not to get each other’s back. Talk to them and send your CV and credentials. Tell them you are still searching for job, this will increase your chance of getting your dream job.
- CHURCH / MOSQUE
You may get help at your place of worship, be it a church or a mosque. Give them your CV and inform them of your job search, you may even get to visit some at home who may prove very helpful.
- VILLAGE / TOWN ASSOCIATION
Look for where you town’s people or kinsmen hold their periodic meetings, make them understand your unemployed status.
Give the interested ones your CV and hope that they be of help.
- EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES
They simply connect you to companies having vacancies. They are medium for fast employment. So go ahead and have a discuss with them
- CORPORATE WEBSITE
Most multinational and big companies now place vacancies on their site. If you have a company in mind, check the career / vacancies section of their website for vacant position or jobs.
- NEWSPAPER / MAGAZINE
Some companies now place vacancies in the newspaper and magazines. Newspapers like vanguard, guardian, sun, punch, this day.
You can also ask your vendor for job magazine.
- JOB POSTERS
Get up and get out there to check around town for job posters you to find the one that suits you the most.
Do not be shy to walk around town.
- DIRECT CONTACT
You can actually walk straight to the manager or human resource department to ask for job. If there is no present vacancy, you can drop your CV and get there number for follow up.
You have to be bold and presentable to pull this off.
- WEBSITE CONNECTION
There are tons of website to get your dream job, just search according to your specifications. You can start with the following sites:
- EMPLOYMENT BOOK
Do not neglect any employment book, as they may just contain relevant information that can lead to getting your dream job.
- EDUCATIONAL CONTACT
If you are still schooling, try to obtain a better grade as your school may retain you for a lecturing job.
Some institution come to school to offer job to the best student.
- DIVINE INTERVENTION
If you have a religion, pray to your God or your higher deity for intervention. Jobs are not for the strong, skilled or intelligent but opportunity abounds for any that that God favors.
- NATIONAL DIRECTORATE OF EMPLOYMENT (NDE)
Approach the NDE office in your state of residence and ask how you can be employed in there employment programme for Nigerians.
- FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION (FCSC)
If you are a graduate with NYSC certificate. Obtain the job form from the office of the commissioner in your state of origin for FCSC.
They will contact you if there is opening inasmuch as your registration is complete.
- NATIONAL POVERTY ERADICATION PROGRAMMES (NAPEP)
NAPEP is there to basically eradicate poverty and unemployment in Nigeria. You can embrace some of their programs too.
- TRAINING / WORKSHOP / SEMINAR / CONFERENCE
Most seminar and workshop are organized by prospective employers who have link and connection with firms in Nigeria and abroad.
Attend diligently and connect to your dream job.
- NATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE CORPS (NYSC)
Try to be in your best behavior and character, while exhibiting top skills in your place of primary assignment.
At the end of your service year, they may choose to retain you, I will advise that you stay.
You will get necessary skill and experience and it is good to start small.
- EMPLOYMENT INSTITUTION
There are employment institution which train job seekers and staff of organization towards securing job placement. Ensure you register with one.
- ELITE CONNECTIONS
This are well to do people in the society. They serve as referee and their backing is enough to get you through.
They can be helpful in getting your dream job.
The list is not exhaustive and I want you to know that there are more but you can start with this ones.
Getting your dream job must be easier now as you I believe that you are more enlightened than when you came across this article at first.
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