Hello everyone, how has been this past week? Happy Sunday. Oh my! We are in the new year 2019 already. Happy new year 2019. Some years ago, some job advertisements were placed in some national newspapers in Nigeria. Most people did not apply. Some applied. After a while some people were interviewed and given the jobs. Those who did not apply thought it was for the connected hence no point wasting time and effort in applying. How did the people who applied and got the job do it? The answer is that they applied! They responded to the job adverts. If you will get the dream job, you must apply to companied that are not advertising too. Submit your CV to them. Give your CV to family and friends plus all acquaintances. You never can tell who knows who! They can link you with their contacts. But first they must know what you studied, your aspirations and what you graduated with. These days you may need to check company websites and go to careers. Check job and career sections on nairaland.com, newkokoro.com and other job search engines together with WhatsApp job chat groups.
The people who got the jobs knew it was advertised and then applied for it. We are posting job opportunities here day in day out. But watch it. The jobs, career opportunities will not just jump at you. You have to take one important step. That step is to APPLY. APPLY. APPLY. APPLY. APPLY. APPLY. APPLY. APPLY. APPLY. You must apply for the jobs or career opportunities that you seek or that is been advertised. If you have good certificates but you did not apply that means you are not interested. It’s only those who are interested that will be evaluated and given the offer of a place.
One major difference between those who get the job and those who don’t is that the people that get the job APPLY for the job opportunities. Apply before the deadlines given. Winners apply for as many job offers as possible. They apply every week. They make Tuesday and Thursday guardian their good friends. The check it every week and respond to the adverts. Some companies hide their identities by using “The Advertiser”. Applicants who respond to uncountable offers get many offers. They may get 2 or 3 interviews in a week. The more the interview the better the chances. Interviewing is an avenue for one to sharpen his/her verbal skills. The issue with some is that they apply to 2 or 3 adverts and then keep waiting and then they get disappointed when the result of the first, second and third come out negative. The application process itself is a skill sharpening process. You are a “guguru” (amateur) when you are yet applying. The moment you get one offer you suddenly become a “guru” (expert). The difference between a guru and a guguru is the process of applying and perfecting the application until it gets the attention and interest of assessors to the point that you win an offer of a place.
The application process for jobs are quite uneasy at times. You have to give it a lot of time and attention. Patience is also required in most application processes. Get what they ask or request. Don’t assume it’s not needed. If you are not sure ask questions. The advertiser or company will always respond to your questions without hesitation. They also are out to ensure the best hands get the job and will be happy to respond to your questions. Don’t assume that you can’t make it, please keep applying until you get your dream job. You will WIN!