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What Can A Fresh Graduate Do To Earn A Living?

Hi every body.I'm fresh to the ranks of the educated unemployed.I just finished from OOU barely 24 hours ago and I have been thinking,what's next?And that has been scary for me to ponder.With the horrible economic problems of the county,even older graduates still do not have a job.NYSC is a matter of another 12 months at least,so what does one do in the interim?Does anybody know how to get one of those Customer Care job?Or what can a graduate that does not yet have his cert do to kill poverty?And did I mention that I have a lot of people counting on me?Any thoughts,any body?I'm not lazy for damn sure, what is there to do

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@ Poster

Join the Police Force and contribute your quota in National developemnt

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Congrats fresh graduate! I was once one. But do we all have to start by looking for Job? My brother, my people perish for lack of truth, so the Bible says, but it still holds true today.

If you schooled in Nigeria, which I suppose you did, you can't claim ignorance of headlines like these:

SHELL to lay off 20% of it's staff.

FG to sack 33,000 workers.

Sokoto State Government sacks 2000 workers.

51,000 railway workers sacked without benefits.

Over 30 million Nigerians Unemployed.

500,000 workers penciled down for retrenchment nationwide.

CBN sacks 600 workers.

Access Bank to sack all Polytechnic graduates (whether you have a first class or not!) plus all their University graduates with less than 2,1.

Nigerian Airways to sack 1000 of it's 2,300 employees.

13,000 dock (Nigerian Ports Authority) workers to be sacked.

In essence, by working for someone else (at least full time) you allow your happiness and future to rest in the hands of other people, including that of your wife, children and dependants. You leave your future blank and unstable, and you lose the present and future benefits you will receive from a successful personally owned and easy to run business.

My brother, there are so many young Nigerians out there that are doing so well without paid jobs. Life is much more than that.

Check out this link: http://successfulentrepreneursnetwork.blogspot.com

As unserious as I am with this network see the attached doc for my earnings, doing nothing.

Something good is actually coming out of Nigeria.

Attached herein is a copy of my recent earnings.

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Congrat fresh grad!

I think the best home buz U can do is the forex trading. U sit in your bed room while the money is coming in, but omo, dont go to forex lossers for a training o, else, else , uhm,

U can check this out www.ramzyinvestment.com. and thatz wot I do for a living.

Take care,

Kolly Jay

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Idea plenty for this forum oh!

Ride on Guys!

We shall all Succeed in our different pursuits and endeavours!

This generation shall be the BEST generation Naija has ever Got!

Well done brothers and Sisters!

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Poster,

to get a fish you need to prepare your net to get honey you need to accept to be stung there is no easy money you need to find out so that people can discover what you are i am seeing some good suggestion above can Help you . today world is D# from yesterday world Information and Technology is deep advanced get in the game it can help

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Nairaland has realy helped most nigerians to develop their skills, Especially me,

I dont make money from reading post but i make what can fetch me money,

Thanks for nairaland,

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since pure water now sells for 10naira, i think it wld be lucrative!

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@Poster,

haa after drinking beer at belle abi?lol

also finished same week, Computer science, home is boring now

need place for IT

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MY BROTHER. I HAVE A JOBS FOR FRESH GRADUATE AS A MARKETING COLSUTANT WITH AFRO GOLD PAGE, LEKKI. WITH OFFICES IN CANADA, AND AMERICA EMAIL ME IMMEDIAYELY. ceoeljohn@yahoo.com

YOU CAN EARN UP TO 60K-1MILLION NAIRA ON A MONTHLY BASIS DEPENDING ON YOUR MARKETING STRATEGIES. I WISH YOU LUCK. YOU CAN ALSO CHECK ON THE WEBSITE WWW.AFROGOLDPAGES.COM

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thank you my friend!

u see we are all multi-trillion-dollar supercomputer-robots (at least that is how i see nigerian graduates) but i must say that a vast majority of us are infected with viruses which undermine our cerebral efficiency and capacity. one of them is PRIDE the other is what i call "FRIVOLOUS ECSTASIASIS" alongside "FANTASY SYNDROMIASIS".

now to answer your question, Q: how do you make money (the hard, old fashioned way)?

A:by producing goods using machineries to convert raw materials to finished goods (note that the higher the demand for these goods, the more chances are that you will amortize your investment sooner. Machineries are locally fabricable at ridiculous prices (< N30G) in your locality by a good welder (except your line of biz uses an electron microscope).

raw materials are a snap-almost free.

please use your supercomputer to evolve your skill and talent orientation and please, if you love yourself more than your shoes-format your hard drive and go learn a skill to manage your proposed biz.

do until end.

see ya!

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@zmovement

Sure, there are a gazillion needs to fill. Business wise, they are called market gaps. Problem is, where does a fresh grad

get funds for this "filling"?

@poster

I'm in the same situation with you - awaiting NYSC but I'm already working. Talk to people you know. Preach to EVERYONE how badly you need to keep busy and earn money and you'd be amazed at how much you can do without a certificate! Marketing jobs are usually the easiest to come by in cases like this. All you have to have is basic IQ and good communication skills.

On the other hand, you can do good by volunteering for a charity or learn a new language and most importantly read, read and did I say read?!

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step 1 :look within,

step 2 :get real patient,

step 3 :look around you (not beyond 20 km radius on your location),

step 4 :see any need(s) and

finally : fill the/those need(s).

that is all it takes to bust the poverty failsafe line.

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Good question. Most graduates today don't know what to do after graduation, REASON: they didn't prepare themselves for life after school. they neva cared to discover themselves.

SOLUTION:

1) discover ur talent and develop it. it will fetch u money

2) Learn something and be goog at it. As u know now the world is going IT, so a carrer in the computer world wouldn't be a bad idea.

3) Read personal development books, it gives u an edge over others especially during interviews.

4) Network i.e get to know people maybe in your church or club, I mean quality people, they may have one or two job 4 u. When meeting they don't appear to be a gold digger, have something meaning to give in return, maybe knowledge.

5) Start up a business. If u don't have capital, still go ahead and develop a business proposal. There's someone out there who will finance it, just take a closer look.

6) visit www.shell.com/careers, register as a graduate. It's their new way of recruiting people all over the world now. This opportunity is also available to students in higher institutions.

7) Read, read, read

Above listed items have been applied by me and they have worked. Am still in school, but I get lot's of offers b'cos of what I know.

N.B  am not 4rm a rich home, but I have developed a means to round my background.

For further advise u can reach me on this e-mail addres mayorken@fastermail.com

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Kneel Down and pray to God for a favorable job.

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Thank you everybody for sharing your thoughts.Seun,sorry I couldnt answer on time.I did Mass Communication.What do you think?I really think teaching should be handled by teaching proffessionals,not just people who need to survive.What would you be passing on to the children.I dont think I have teaching skills, Yeah,it's good to be self-employed,but there's this thing called Capital, Anyways,I really appreciate your comments.Please keep them coming.They are sure very helpful and Seun,hope yiu have time to respond.Thanks y'all,And,oh,does anybody know how to get a gsm company customer care job?

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1. Learn to develop websites

2. Go into Forex or better still ask mum and dad to buy you some stocks from a good company

3. Work in a cybercafe

4. Sign up a record label. lol

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I support that notion, I started with home computer training, and today, am one of respected names in the IT world and i also run many reputable sites.

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You could be a home tutor.Most concerned parents recognize that pupils and students these days need some kind of private classes. 3-4 one hr visits in a week could earn you 10-12k/mth for a family. 3 families, 36k/mth Circulate leaflets and say things that will inspire confidence by your prospective clients in you. Good luck.

Ohh. Apologies to last poster. Didnt look.

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u might try one of the private secondary schools,they pay really good and seeing as its a temporary thing and u will always have time to do your own thing cause of the closing time you can also develop useful contacts from parents which will help in getting a better job,theres other side business u can do like coaching the children of well of parents,the easiest way to get to the heart of an eminent person is through the children

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@ seun

pls i'm also in the same shoe here. i'm a grad. of O.A.U Ile-ife, chemistry dept. finished with a 2-1, but scheduled to serve by september,

pls seun help out.

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