Welcome to the world of job hunting in Nigeria. This is the time when you need very good Make up because if your powder wears off easily, you should get a better brand.
It’s not like any elegantly confident woman likes walking around looking for a job but the stay confident, you have to find your dream job that fits into your career plans.
Trust me, it can be tough but it’s a process we all have to go through, except your family member owns a company that has an automatic position for you.
The first thing you need to know when finding your dream job is where you can find job vacancies. Today, people always think that job vacancies exist only on the internet, No!
Vacancies are advertised in many places. You can use the following resources to find jobs, checking them regularly for updates will take you one step closer to your dream job.
The resources include careers fairs, workshops, internet, newspapers, professional associations, recruitment agencies, sector-specific websites, social media, trade journals and online forums.
Now while searching through these resources, you will find different opportunities like graduate schemes, internships, Contract position, part-time position, etc.
Be proactive – some opportunities may not be advertised. That is why applying speculatively shows prospective employers your initiative.
Don’t neglect networking because many times, job vacancies are hidden, so failing to network leads to missed opportunities. Family, friends and colleagues should be your starting point, but you can build a broad network of useful contacts through careers fairs, open days and workshops.
Contacts can provide job leads, introduce you to employers with a job vacancy, and offer advice and information.
Simple conversations can lead to work experience and job opportunities, so don’t be afraid to approach people directly. Proactively contact prospective employers for openings before they reach job websites, pre-emptively tailoring your CV and cover letter. Keep in contact, perhaps even asking whether they can recommend you to anyone else if full-time work isn’t available. Referral increases your chances of being interviewed and getting a job.
Use Social Media: Students and graduates are increasingly being contacted by recruiters thanks to their social media presence, so use LinkedIn and Twitter to your advantage.
Use a consistent username and image. Join relevant LinkedIn groups to get involved in discussions, and keep adding contacts to grow your network. Employers can stumble on your anywhere.
Package your social media in such a way that prospective employers will definitely be wowed.