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This article here will help increase your chances of you getting a job after schools.
It’s a mad house in these Labour market streets; this can help you find your place.
One of your biggest concerns is whether or not your current degree will get you a job after school.
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Just for standard (scare tactics) procedure, We will give you some statistics. According to the National Bureau of Statistics, at least 25% of young people are unemployed. That’s like 1 in every 4 young people are unemployed.
Of the remaining employed ones, most of them are probably underemployed (jobs beneath their qualifications). It’s a tough world out here, and no one can say this too much.
But there is one thing that has helped a bunch of people get jobs quicker than others; Student Internships.
Now, just in case you don’t know what that is, a student internship is one of those jobs you get while you’re on ASUU strike or when you’re on holidays.
You’re probably doing this for extra cash, but you’re also getting training that might come in handy later.
Just for an instance, Let’s say you are a Philosophy student, and you decide to take an internship at your school’s radio station, or anyone at that. You’ll probably stand as much chance as a Mass Communication student of zero experience, or maybe more.
Let’s face it, classroom education is no match for real world experience.
Here is what you should do.
When you’re not in session, look for a job. Work at a restaurant and you’re getting easy HR and customer care experience. Work at a Media company and you’re learning new media practices that even your lecturers aren’t giving you in school.
Work at an engineering firm, and you’ll be seeing real machinery and equipment that you could only see in your textbooks.
Fun fact: I learned how to drive cranes and forklifts because I interned at an engineering company as a student.
It might feel like you should be out doing more fun stuff. But when everyone starts dancing to the labour market, you just might get the last laugh.
How You Can Get An Internships in Nigeria.
Find companies you like. Send your credentials to their company emails address. Explain to them why you like their company and why you would like to work with them. Even if they did not reply Keep trying.