Happy,Happy New Week Everyone!
I hope you are all revved up for the week ahead?
Today’s Monday Inspirational Drive will be in two parts.
Its a true life testimony of a blogger,Miss Temi that I truly wanted to share with you all.
Its a perfect attestation to the fact that God has still got you.
Be at rest and go with this mindset for the new week.
You can findthe original article here–> http://temiville.wordpress.com/2013/10/08/life-as-a-job-hunter/
Life as a Job Hunter…
How’s it going? Hope you guys are
well. I’m doing well over here but
mehn life as a job hunter aint fun o!
Lol! At all at all. Well, truth is many of
my friends are still chilling, basking in
the euphoria of not having to read
Agaba or Ogbuanya again or any
other Law School text for that matter.
Most have left these shores in search
of well deserved breaks. A few eager
beavers already have jobs. I get
bored easily and I’m definitely done
with the thrill of being free. I AM
DONE!!! I am so bored!
My parents are not helping the
situation either. I remember during
NYSC in 2011, coming home late
because of work was neither out of
place nor alarming to my parents.
Now, if I get home at 8:00 pm, my dad
would have almost mobilised a search
party. I have now officially been given
a curfew! LOL! *shedding hot tears*
With respect to the actual job hunt, a
lot of people keep saying ‘Temi your
CV is great, you don’t have any
problem’ but I already have received
a NO from one oil company after the
2nd stage. It was a bit painful sha, I
won’t lie but I know if it is for me, I
will never miss it. So I have promptly
shelved it under the ‘Not my portion’
file. 80 percent of companies do not
even get back to you so you have no
feed back whatsoever! What of the
‘promisers’? Hmm. Most people don’t
intend to help. Those very few that
intend to probably don’t have the
ability so in thev end, it is all God’s
favour that opens doors.
Another issue I have been
experiencing is ageism. Although I
finished University more than 4 years
ago, Masters, NYSC and the 18 month
Law School programme have gulped
the years which means though I am
technically not an experienced hire,
I’m not exactly a fresh school leaver.
Most entry roles are for fresh school
leavers and they specify an age limit,
usually 25 which yours truly has said
bye to two years ago. I didn’t get
considered somewhere because of
that sole reason.
One lesson: Dear friends, experience counts far more than degrees. I pretty much have 3 degrees but the typical potential employer makes that look more like a barrier rather than an advantage. So guys, after Uni, please start work and
work for at least a year before
Masters. If I could turn back the hands
of time, I probably will not do
anything differently. I trust God that
all will be fine and I am hopeful.
Anyways! Enough of my tales. I’ll be
sure to let you know as soon as I get
my job. For now, I’ll keep praying,
applying, trusting God and meeting
my curfew at home.
Oh by the way, when I was moving
back home, I expected to be earning
at least N400,000.00 . It seems even
those that have been working for 8
years don’t earn that. Most people
laugh at you scornfully when you say
you expect that. It seems as though
even a N250,000 monthly pay is a
dream for most and the norm is
between N90,000 and N150,000.
I still maintain that you should know
your worth and keep praying. God will
open doors in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Ok,now pls click on the link below to get to the concluding part of this awesome testimony.
And no,nor be Nigerian film,just got to tell the tale as it is,trust me,you don’t want to miss this–> https://imperfectlyperfect92.wordpress.com/2013/11/11/