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Your Year End Reflections – Positioning yourself for your dream job in 2020

Do you know how to position yourself for your dream job even before you graduate? Then this post is for you.

Nigeria is one of the most populated nations in the world with a population of about 200 million. This population provides her with a strong workforce which can through paid work increase the economic potentials of Nigeria. Unfortunately, the population of Nigeria and the abundance of graduates who can become productive has not led to direct productivity for the African country.

Recruitment exercises into various government agencies in the past have seen the death of several during the recruitment process. It was an eyesore for instance to watch videos of the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) recruitment where young people were attempting to scale the wall of the parastatal to access the locked venue of the test.

The desperation of many youths as regards employment is understandable as it also determines the quality of life and ability to survive of an individual. Employment is attached to dignity and Nigeria has a lot of youths who since leaving the University have found no direction in life.

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Some of these graduates are unemployable. Truly, the condition of Nigeria also indicates that due to the poor quality of education, many graduates are produced who cannot be employed. However, this is not the fault of the graduates themselves but a result of the system where public education is now in shambles. The condition of underemployment is also severe in Nigeria with terrible wage rates for much work and the concern of several Nigerians has been how to improve their standard of living while managing paltry sums as salaries.

There is truly a national condition wherein frustration is emerging and beyond the calls on social media for better governance, the Nigerian youth is also confronted by a situation where he cannot find employment and cannot also raise capital towards a Dream. The population of Nigeria provides a workforce that power industry and with practical investments, the unemployed population would be a blessing and not a curse. The lack of employment makes up a serious concern in Nigeria.


As a young graduate myself presently employed in one of the world’s leading investment banks, I understand that the condition in Nigeria is still too unpleasant and many graduates in Nigeria have become unable to achieve full potential. For this reason, I have come up with an online course, The Employable Graduate which gives a detailed approach to landing your dream job before graduation.

From healing small-minded thinking to getting valuable work experience regardless of what level you’re in or your graduating class of grade, I cover extensively everything you need to know, and that you may not necessarily be taught in school.

This course launches in March 2020 – register here to hear it first! when we go live.

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