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Can You Accept N15,000/month With A 2.1 Degree?

When I finished my first degree, I graduated with a 2.1 (2nd class upper)

yet, I had a very difficult time securing a worthy job.

At the end of the day, I got a teaching job with a monthly N15k,

Now tell me, if you were in my shoes, will you take a job like that

considering that you don't have any other income source?

I need comments please?

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Am new here

Pls can anybody in d house help me out? on dis Telecom Job of a thing cos them ve send me mail so many time i hve answer all, still them ve not call me up for Interview

thank

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i kno man need 2 start 4rm smwhr but check tdis out ITS TOO POOR. Its unfair i've been roaming around, haunting 4 job as a graduate 4 almost a year now, but i feel beta cuz i hv time 2 reason lyk a human being.

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Its hard to understand, but na the cold truth u deh experience. This job will def be a stepping stone for u my bro. One thing that I've notice is that lot of companies pay for experience rather than your degree. That was why I decided to leave a job that was paying 30k for another paying 12k because the the one paying the least money is where I'll get the expereince that can go with my line of study. Give your best at your current job and you will be rewarded accordingly.

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I also finished with a 2-1 from a reputable university (i have gathered good marketing, leadership and administrative skills plus great computer skills,)and as yet have got no 'job'. I picked up a marketing job though that pays me only 10k transport allowance per month plus commision on any sales i can land. this kinda job keeps me away from being idle at home, gives me the opportunity to read and develop my self for the 'big job'. and who knows? it just may be that narrow canal that will lead lead me into the big ocean of success (if success is measured by the size of one's paycheck). A moving target is hard to aim, a stagnant one is hard to miss. Be wise, get busy improving yourself, make your ways right and believe that with God all things are possible.

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What do u expect.anyway,i would advice that you take the job for now then look at for better jobs.believe me, there are jobs out there.It is well!

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My brother,

Nigeria and things are hard,its very difficult to think sometimes cos of situations,and people would tell u different things,but to be honest there is a Yoruba adage that says,when it faces u face it,when it turns its back turn ur back but when u are alone think about it and take a decision,i started up with a job that paid 12k a month after 3 months i was in dept of like 45k,i could cope then GOD smiled on me i got a bigger job of 35k,it wasnt easy as i had so much debt to pay but with desire and prayers i got a much better offer tru someone i met at the 35k job who felt i was doing to much for 35k,my brother i earn little less than 200k a month now and all this happened within less than 16 months and u know the funniest thing i have a 3rd class but it didnt bother me as i was determined that i was going to be where i wanted, what is ur end plan? The beginn is not the end, follow ur heart, but for me u must have a beginn,

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Half Bread is better than Buns, If u have a 2.1 worth experience then u can opt out ok!

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My broda ,i wil advic u 2 accept d offer and move on wit lif.only wat u hav 2 du is dat u hav 2 c ur problem as a means of opportunity of sucess.

If u can make urself self employd wit anythin,den go on wit it[color=#000099][/color]

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Great responses and advice. But, trad carefully by asking God to take control. If it is His will for you to take the job, it will depend on if you have the talent and convinced that it is God's specific will for you now. How do you know a job with this ridiculous offer will not destroy your self esteem and worth?

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@POSTER

ACCEPT D JOB, I TOOK UP D SAME TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT YEARS BACK FOR N3000.00 I USED TO TREK TO D SCHOOL.IT WAS NEAR MY HOUSE, WHILE THERE I GOT TO HEAR OF ANOTHER SCHOOL PAYING HIGHER, TILL

I WAS ABLE TO GET TO MY LINE OF PROFESSION TODAY.

LOOKING BACK NOW I GIVE GOD D GLORY.

A BIRD IN HAND IS D ONLY BIRD( ITS NO LONGER BETTER THAN D BIRD IN D BUSH.

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i think you should consider yourself lucky even with that amount.i am a graduate of mass communication at the O.O.U. it's close to two years now and still on the promise of 'your result will be out soon'.i got tired and after series of interview that ends with sorry 'we cant employ you without your result' i got a temporary staff job in the Lagos State Secretariat with N10,000 at the end of the month. so, life continues.

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Half bread is better than none, take up the offer it is well.

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find a skilled work and do pls all these jobs will fail or may be u get a good business which people needs.

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Take the job for now. teaching gives one ample time for self development which will further position you for a better job. wish you all the best.

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15,000 naira. uhmnnnn. honestly it's very hard. not with the kind of value i've added to myself while in skool. all i will tell u is to take it but dt shd never be ur limit in life. keep serving God and trusting him. Him alone has the key to greatness in life. cheers

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Did you graduate to be a teacher, did you chose the course you read by youself, is teaching your profession? I thought why different persons chose different courses is because different person have different tallent and different likens. If you become a teacher, is it going to help you build your career in the area of your interest or are your changing your career? But wait ooh! what is career? I graduated as a computer scientist and i love  to do networking but had no job in the networking firm but i have to wait with my faith strong to do something of my interest not even the money i will earn per month. Finally i god one in december and now a staff in ICT company. Initially, I had opportunity to work as a marketer in an insurance company but rejected it. It is not what I wanted, I would not be happy doing it. So have faith and work hard to get what you want. It is not imposible neither is it not obtainable.

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Seun please take this post off, it is just free ad for his site. NIGERIANS

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I'll advise you take it. Enough experiences narrated here already.

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my broda accept the job because yours is betta i got a job as a graduate and was paid 5k a month

Take the job mate!!!

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please Bros take the job remain focused in prayers and dedication on your job no matter how little. i was in your shoes just 7 years back. Today, i command 380K a month profit with 6 employees on my pay roll. to God be the Glory

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If i live at home,

and it's close to my house,

and it's less stressful than the norm,

and i have no other option,

and it's my FIRST job,

then YES

IF not, then hell NO.

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Don't take the Job, Sit @ home, watch TV, drink garri and do some gbeborun and see how miserable life is without a Job even if is no paying well.

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Are u fooling us or what ? all dis btw yesterday and today ?

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it is beeter than none!TAKE THE JOB and do not stop applying for others! PLEASE any one with info on online free traning or certified courses.

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Kindly accept the job and make yourself happy with it remember a ladder to the top does not climb form the top but from down to the top also put your heart desire in the front of the LORD

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Its better to be on motion thatn to be stagnant.Just leaving your home everyday will open you to more information and the experience will also count no matter how little.I started with a job of 30k but earn over 200k presently due to experience and other factors.If u wait for a big job,u might just be wasting precious time.

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Quickly grab the opportunity to progress in life.

Short story: I have a friend that graduated in 2005 but could not secure a job.

In 2007, she was forced to drop her HND and use ND to work as a contract staff in first bank., though she kept applying. After 3 yrs of using ND, on 28th December, 2009, she got an offer from Central bank of Nigeria (CBN) as a senior supervisor. She will present her resignation letter tomorrow at First Bank and will resume training with CBN next week

I also have similar story but lets keep that for another time.[color=#990000][/color]

So its a stepping stone

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hafees, Thank you for your advise.

I already took the job, then as I was teaching, I developed

my skills and perfected my web design knowledge, put it

into action and created information products that I market

on the web.

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I work in a private school in Warri here and have a 2.1. Most people here earn between 20-60k a month. But most make over a 100k a month and You are free to go out and look for job. I would say I look @ the prospect of earning a 100k a month private teaching. With this banking jobs dont interest me. Besides I close early, walking distance from home have holidays and dont really work on weekends. I would only prefer to work in an oil company outside here.

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@klinBoy

Pls how can one apply for the online free courses?

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Well, if you want to go in to teaching career, you could just endure the salary.

I have similar experience with you. I graduated with a BSC in mathematics and i saw an advert to teach a secondary school. After the guy tested me and found out that i was competent, he gave me the job with a salary of 12,000 naira per month. I could have taken it but they had a lot of clauses besides it. I was to take nine classes. mathematics, physics and further maths for all the senior classes, I was discouraged. First of all, i didn't want teaching as a career, but just wanted to while away time.

Yours might be different, but just think about the best choice to make. You should be dropping your CV in good establishments. 2 1 is a very good grade. Cheers

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This is half infor ----what is yr discipline ?----- religion studies, marketing or what?

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take the job only on this condition

after work or while on the job you will have enough time to go out to put in applications at another place, attend interviews etc.

my point, dont take up the job if it will require you to be there from 9am to 5pm every weekday

you should be able to have some free weekdays you can use to search for something better

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I agree totally with Hafees comment. Human beings are easily contempted and the lackadaisical attitude of staying put on the job might ensue moreso teaching job especially in a private school takes one time . Pls take this job only on a short-time basis and pursue your dream till the end otherwise i'll advise you engage yourself on a small scale business for the time being.

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my guy, is not only you that is in such situation , jt try an understand the work notting will ever make you not to rise in future, is al abt time, patience and endourance.

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if you are less than 24 years old i WILL get you a job, i am conducting test this Wednesday for under 24s with 2.1

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That is the word."Never give up".If u don't give up u will definitely go up

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wonderful xperience.am encouraged

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Just take the Job first, and start looking for others. A bird at hand is better than hundred in the bush.

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Well, you know that a breas.t with the nippl.e already in the mouth is worth more than 5 millions breas.t still caged in the bra. Accept the job, keep busy and keep looking out.

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Well, you know that a bosom with the Tip already in the mouth is worth more than 5 millions bosoms still caged in the bra. Accept the job, keep busy and keep looking out.

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Topic. . . .

I wont. . .I will be better off driving my father around as i will prolly get 10x 15grand. . . .

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Bros, the first job that i got they started me with N19,550.Since then, i have worked with 3 firms and right now i am earning 200k plus.my advice to you is keep on struggling and never give up.

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Take it, such is usually a stepping stone to a greater height

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My brother if u are taking that teaching job put your mind to 2 things, 1: u might end up as a struggling teacher for the rest of your life , 2: u might get lucky and move on. Frankly it is not a must to get a job working for somebody, my advise is if you can do fone calls and sell recharge u will earn more than that monthly and have time to write applications and attend interviews. School will not give u time, a cousin of mine was fired because he wanted to do interview with shell and the propritress was angry.

Again if you can organise home lessons for kids/family friends you will end more than that, school go use u so tay u will have cancer of the throat and brain. some schools even lock teachers and student inside the compound so no going out until 2pm. Think of what you can do, meanwhile put ur cv on all the hr consultants company sites and sharpen ur interview skills. My 10 kobo advice .May God help you

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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a step. Accept the job and MOVE ON

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My brother dey say, at all at all, na him bad pass.

half bread is far better than chin chin. A bird at hand worths million in the bush.

Hold on to what you got at hand, keep hoping and praying for the best.

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On the brighter side it is good that younger Nigerians are getting wise to the fact that degree means jack; you need to get a marketable skill instead to make it in life. Bill Gates didn't go getting no 1st class uni degree,

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I have seen graduates getting paid minimum wage in UK and USA for your info and as temps !

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