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Fresh graduate: Here is how to build a career in Nigeria

April 23, 2018

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Fresh graduate: Here is how to build a career in Nigeria

Congratulations to fresh graduates and Corpers who just passed out. You deserve some accolades, the first hurdle is off. The world is waiting for you to show forth and contribute your quota to its growth. I am sure you have seen that life is not as rosy as it was painted in the picture while you were studying. No more pocket money or feeding allowance. As terrifying as that sounds, you have got this. Let me bring you up to speed on what you need to do.

Develop a CV/ Cover letter employers cannot resist

If you will get a job in Nigeria especially in the corporate world, you need to have a CV. They are that piece of document that gets you at the front door of the employers. Your CV has to be well-written covering the following areas.

  • Your details
  • Personal statement
  • Work experience
  • Education
  • Skills
  • References

Here is how to write a good CV.

Go for internships

Internships are the new oil for most graduates. It is the closest thing to getting a full-time job. You get experience and also build relationships. Joining a company as an intern gives you the opportunity to work hands-on in a professional environment. When you’re working in a corporate environment you need to know every minute counts. Most importantly, internships serve as a CV builder.

Get additional skills

They say an idle man is the devil’s workshop”. if nothing is forthcoming learn a new skill. We are in a Knowlege based age, and only those with the right knowledge can survive. It is important that you choose skills based on your interests and career prospects. This will get you busy and out of the house at least.

 

 

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I am pursuing my greatest passion at YC: thinking and writing about interesting stuff. I am curious about young Nigerians across the globe, entrepreneurship and youth culture.