In our previous article, we descussed about states in Nigeria with highest number of employment opportunities where you can based you job search to ease job searching stress.
Today we are going to discuss some important job searching advice for fresh graduates In Nigeria.
Becoming a graduate comes with great joy and with a great feeling of fulfilment.
Now you are done with the hassle of life, from attending classes, from the libraries, you have attended virtually all the seminars both physical and online meeting. Now comes your reward, to have all what your desired and the only way to go about it, is to be gainfully employed.
We all knew the arduous task involved in securing a job in this part of the country, but in this article, we are going discuss 5 Job searching advice for fresh graduates In Nigeria. It will be of immense help to you if followed diligently.
Believe me, your curiosity has finally paid off, only if you stick with this article. You can equally share with your friends and family members
Below are some Job Searching Advice for fresh graduates In Nigeria which has been proven to be effective in the past and I believe yours won’t be an exception.
1). Plan ahead.
It is advisable to make a list of the likable industries, companies that you wish to dive in during your studentship, it would help you to start envisioning yourself there, always remember what you can think you can be. Ouch! Did I just sound like a motivational speaker, what I originally meant there is that, it would enable to equip yourself physically and mentally to go for the opportunity.
You can recall the popular saying; if you fail to plan then you have planned to fail.
2). Optimise your online search
There are countless jobs opportunity waiting for you online, in their millions spread across all jobs searching platform. As many as they are, don’t be surprised it’s easier for you not to lay your hands on them. What do i really meant by that? I can imagine you asking me. I will share my first time experience with you in the library.
That very day, I could remembered storming the library in good spirit. I was completely blown away by the coordination of books in the library. I picked up a seat and get set to do my assignment. Despite the coordination, I was surprised I could not locate the books for hours only for a senior student to help locate the books within 20 minutes.
Now you can fully understand what we mean by optimizing your online presence, platforms like LinkedIn, Indeed, Angelist, Seek etc all have different search algorithm which you must be familiar with, in order to make the most used of each platform.
3). Don’t use generic CV formats
It is advisable to make your CV (curriculum vitae) stand out from the rest. The Curriculum vitae may just be quickly scanned, so there will be a need for yours to make your employer stay glued and have a thorough look at your curriculum vitae.
4). Follow up with companies
It’s always advisable to always check out on companies official website, in order for you to be fully armed to be appointed for the job, always remember early birds catches the worm.
You must learn how to write a follow up with your application either through a well written email or through a phone call. You must be careful for your follow up calls not to become disturbances.
5). Build you as a brand.
The best investment is you. So you may have to learn a related skills in order for you to be considered above others applicants.
With the above advices, I’m sure you’ve had a different approach to your job searching strategies.
As an experienced applicant, which other Job Searching advice do you have for fresh graduates in Nigeria?