Going through school and getting a fair job is never enough for people who have bigger pictures that push them to strive for something more than just the ordinary, average life. In Nigeria, getting a good job isn’t the easiest thing, with more unemployed people than available jobs, but people still manage to land their
Going through school and getting a fair job is never enough for people who have bigger pictures that push them to strive for something more than just the ordinary, average life.
In Nigeria, getting a good job isn’t the easiest thing, with more unemployed people than available jobs, but people still manage to land their dream jobs every now and then.
There are conscious steps that should be taken towards landing the job of your dreams, here is how to go about landing your dream job in Nigeria.
- Know What You Want
It all starts by knowing exactly what you want, there’s always a better sense of pursuit when you have the map all laid in your head. By this, nobody’s talking about looking for something in line with what you did in school; unless that’s what you want of course. Just know exactly the sort of job you want and keep it in mind, being a little specific is one step of preparation.
- Get The Skill
You don’t just sit around and dream about a job if you don’t have plans to learn a skill that would make you wanted for the job in the first place. Learning a skill is a huge plus, it presents you as a professional in the job, especially when you have done a couple real projects with the skill that turned out successful. Skill makes up where talent or degree fails.
- Get An Internship
This is actually a very key step to getting your dream job, make a long list of the companies that do what you have in mind and apply for internship with them, be professional in your application. 6 out of every 10 companies would gladly offer you an internship if your skills are worth it. Most people that have tried this got retained after the Internship, its more about being highly productive and open to learning new things and putting them to work.
- Prepare Your CV
You want your CV to be filled with exactly what your interviewer wants, take your time to get the required skills, practice them in a couple of places and even take free jobs for start-ups, so you can have a credible CV to present. Professionalism is key, every step in your CV should be precise and with a professional outlook.
- Submit Your Application
This is where you should take your network seriously, contacts, family and friends who have any connection whatsoever in the kind of companies you are looking at, get email addresses of the companies and send in your application, ask if there are vacant positions and keep your contacts informed about your job search and readiness to start immediately.
Nothing is impossible to the one who is ready to take on the task, just get everything ready, so you are not found wanting when the job finally comes.
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