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My cousin has been out of school for 3 years now and is yet to find a job. There is no company she hasnt gone to and she knows piratically every recruiting forum online. She is getting frustrated by the day. Are there still jobs in Nigeria

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@poster several factors are responsible.

The fact is that there are still jobs.

The questions are:

1) With what class of degree did she gradute? i.e 3:1,2:2,2:1,1:1

2) At what age did she graduate?

3) What did she study?

4) Has she prepared her self to take the various test?

5) Has she ever reached the interview stage of any recruitment?

If she graduated with a 2:2 or below, and is currently above 26-27 yrs old and did not study a course that sharpened her mathematical and analytical ability she will find it difficult.

Way forward: For the fact that she graduated 3yrs ago she should be nearing late 20's now(If not even 30). She should learn some enterpreneural skills and get self employed.

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i know i might be seriously bashed here but here is my two cents.if she has the tenacity and self confidence i think she could give network marketing a shot.

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pls ask her to send her cv to info@bigleapsolutions.net

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Sure, sure. Me sef stl dey find and i no loss faith cos man gats get where man gats get na. God dey.

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@poster

It all depends on (1)what type of job you are qualified for and (2)what type of job you are looking for.

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In my honest opinion, if you get out of school and cant find a job, i suggest you learn a skill. There are loads of skills one can learn; photography, make-up, tailoring, web design, graphic design, interior decoration, video editing to name a few.

Tell your cousin to get his/her hustle up, don't wait for end of the month salary.

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yeah!!!

think what you can do for your self

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Diamonds are found in the dirt. What my cousin rakes in from his hair dressing

saloons in ABJ, he claims he never made such all through his years in the banking

industry.

His MBA is peacefully resting in his box after almost 2years of job

searching, with a wife and 3kids to feed.

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YES.

PRAY AND GOD WILL DIRECT U AND GET D NEEDED CONNECTIONS DATS WHY

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Much as I must admit there are not many jobs now as there were between 2005-2008, I believe there are still jobs out there.

The period 2005-2008 witnessed mass absorption of graduates by banks in particular and many other companies through mass expansion drive at the period.

The economic meltdown coupled with the not necessarily unnecessary Sanusi tsunami shrank the labour market. With banks, the highest absorber of formal labour, being the worst hit, it told heavily on the labour market.

However, other than companies in the financial services sector, which unfortunately absorb more, many other companies were not affected by the employment cut. My company, for example, in fact, employ more in recent time than before. Ditto for many other non-bank companies. But the challenge is the scale is not as high as in banks that recruit in hundreds.

Having pushed for a number of guys to no avail in recent time, I cannot but agree that jobs are no longer as available as there used to be a couple of years back. In fact, for the first time in over 4 years of connecting people(very qualified people pls) with a very high level contact in a multinational consulting firm few days ago, I got a rare response that 'We have slowed down on recruitment a bit.' If this company used to recruit almost on daily basis says it's slowing down, then that means the situation is serious.

Other questions that may be relevant are: how qualified is your cousin? what class of degree/course does he have/do? How good is he? With right qualifications and proven ability, some people still get jobs in teh face of this situation.

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I want to appreciate the kind contributions being made by NLs

With such spirit of cohesion and brotherliness there's still a ray of hope for our Nation

I sympathize with your sister

NEVER , NEVER GIVE UP

YOUR BREAKTHROUGH IS ON THE WAY

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I wish I knew how to sew! Honest advice- U'd get tired of a 9-5 job in a hurry. You're a graduate, do ur sewing with an educated twist if u learn fashion designing. White collar jobs are overrated. Some of my friends that started their own thing are now millionaires while one is still doing the 9-5 or sorry 5-9 (5am to 9pm) thingy. It may be rough at the start but I tell u if u've got quality doing the stuff u'd go places. Sofisticat is a multi-millionaire sewing clothes! Don't waste ur time looking for a 5-9. With determination, passion and God's grace u'd go places. After all Ralph Lauren, Hilfiger, T.M. Lewin, Hughes and Curtis etc na clothes dem dey sew- bottomline. Godspeed sister, go start sumthin!

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Poster, i feel you. The situation is terrible. Please advise her to start looking inward for hidden talents she can convert to paid for skill. Our world is moving back to self employment. Our educational system makes people dependent on white collar jobs rather than being independent economically. Your sister is competing with thousands of existing unemployed graduates, new NYSC discharge, retrenched bank workers with multiple qualification and several years experience. Imagine a position for a marketer requiring Second class upper (2.1), with a salary of N25,000.00 monthly. I wish your sister God's favor.

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I posted a topic titled How managers handle financial risk successfully in any business, there was a mistake when I spelled Manager. Please help me I will like Nairaland to publisher for readers.

Best Regards.

Chemchi

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who says you can not go for fashion designing? we have many graduates (i read somehwere about a chemical engineer- a lady too) who are fashion designers i belive it is all about paying your bills and settling other financials issues and not always depending on people.

what will you say about MOMO etc?

also be at the right place at the right time!

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I'll advice you to try Audit firms. They pay less but you gain more. It depends on what you want now, if you really want to build a career then i guess u need to sacrifice your today for tomorrow in order to aquire hands on experience and you will be a value added person. If you work in an account department of a company, you will be limited to a particular job but if you work in an audit firm and you raise through the ranks, you will be expose to other aspects of finance and accountancy. I tell you, you would have found your path in the financial world. Remember, you'll still need to write professional exams.

Best of luck.

As per poster,

What particular skill does your sister have? Is it a general skill or something unique? Jobs are really hard to come by these days of Banking Tsunami. She could start a small trade or learn to acquire a vocational skill. One thing is our problem as a graduate in Nigeria. The thing is "MY CERTIFCATE". How can i spend 5-7yrs in school and at the end i still have to go and leant a trade? Story Story Story?? Humm! you need to stand out before you can get a good job except you have a very long leg ,highly connected and heavily mouthed(O'lenupa). Imagin, if she has started learning something since last year by now she would have been able to feed herself and even employ at least someone. Its not too late for her to start now. The year is 1/2 way gone, TODAY is the day to start a new thing and before she knew it by December or so, something tangible would have been coming in. Thats my take, pls don't stone me to death nairalanders!!!!

Cheers.

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My advise is 4 we guys to be self reliance cos if we are waiting 4 our useless govt to provide more jobs we are just wasting our time.U just look for 50k and start selling smtin

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I obtained a National Diploma  in Accounting from Unijos and B.Sc Banking and Finance from Kogi State University. but currently i work in a consulting firm as an investigator (background check and certificate verification officer).  but the job has no career path please if any can help i need a job in a finance company or an accounting department were i can build a career and a future.

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my dear there are jobs out there but only with a strong connection. I know of an organisation that recruits almost everyday but strictly on connection. Wish u all d best of luck

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yes there are, sorry to say this but what she needs is hook-ups, that's the only way in.

Everyday people are getting fired, if she can just have the connection, then she golden,

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Yes, there are still jobs out there.

What we dont have aplenty are high paying jobs. We also do not have too many people qualified for jobs. We have "general applicants" with no special skills.

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diff btw naija and developed nations

in naija,u no go school,you are f**cked and if u go too,u are still f***ked,developed nations,u fit no go school and still make am honestly

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There are jobs. But good & honest people are hard to find.

I have a vacancy which is yet to be filled, if she is hard working and innovative. The job could be hers.

Business Development Officer.

- To develop innovative strategy to market org products

- Generate sales sales sales

- Competitive salary and an attractive bonus.

Interested applicants to send CV to careers@wallartpainting.com

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Job is Hard to get , Seems more of our National Anthem.

Try to fix her up for some petty trading for the time being.

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Bros (abi na sis),

It's not only in Nigeria that people go to college, study some degree,and end up looking for something else to do.

A job is not a right after college. Anybody who is able to get one is lucky at the end of the day.

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you guys are mad suggesting about going into fashion design. do you know how painful it is to go to college study hard graduate and don't get jobs only for you to go and apply for fashion design. poster what did she study, because as far as am consined if she studied something big she would get job easily

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^^

It's not that difficult to go and find a little money to learn fashion designing, or some other little trade.

It'll occupy her mind, and get her thinking in another direction entirely. Things are always tough in the beginning, but eventually things do work out.

Mind you, your comment about schools not teaching entrepreneurship is actually the root of the problem in Nigeria today.

Why are we expecting schools to teach entrepreneurship? Universities teach western education, teach you science and arts, and whatever you paid to study. Nobody teaches entrepreneurship, unless you happen to be in some sort of entrepreneurship studies course.

Why should you study physics and expect to be taught entrepreneurship? Or Biology? Or even Accounting?

Artisans don't attend much of school. But they go into entrepreneurship. I don't think it's a function of any school teaching or not teaching. It's just that by nature, people will look for the easiest way out. It's easier to find a job than to create one for yourself. Simple. Most people are driven into entrepreneurship by necessity.

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She should hang in there, try to find something to do. Learn a trade maybe, start a small business.

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i believe they are, but it's just so darn hard to get a good one without some kind of tight connection.

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