Because of the increasing high rate of unemployment in the country, getting a good job in Nigeria is not very easy. Here we will show you the fastest ways to get a job in Nigeria.
Many people who graduated from the tertiary institutions in the past five years are still jobless up till today. Things are so bad to a point that many university graduates settled for N30,000 job per month.
Although there’s no job in Nigeria, some people still get jobs every day, but this category of people are those that know how.
You will probably laugh when I show you. But I want you to take time and think over it. Believe me, I know some many people who got their dreamed jobs through that means.
5 Fastest ways to Get a Job in Nigeria
1. Offer to work for free
How does this sound? Strange, right? But it’s the fastest ways to get a job in Nigeria. Since Nigerians like free things, you can use it as a trick to get employers, it has landed many to their dreamed jobs.
So, if you know of any company you need a job, submit your curriculum vitae (CV) and cover letter to the HR through their receptionist. Stating clearly on your cover letter that you want to work for free in their company.
After some days, if they don’t invite you, go to the company to meet the person in charge of the job, maybe the Human Resource Manager (HRM), and express your willingness to work for free in their company. If they accept you to work for free, you will probably end up being paid like other staff in the company.
Even if they don’t pay you at last, at least you would gain work experience that will catapult you to a higher level.
Tip: If they take you to work for free, work hard more than anyone else.
Your hard work would make them find you useful, that is going to likely results to paid employment. I know a friend who tried it, and he is now working with the company as a full-time staff and he is being paid regularly like other staff in the company.
2. Use Church cover
Belonging to a church can help you get a fast job in Nigeria. Just join any top church around you and use their testimony time to get job connection.
During their testimony time, testify about how God blessed you with good health despite being jobless for several years.
For example; you can say something like;
“I thank God for keeping me alive although I don’t have a job yet after several years of being a graduate. I believe God will use someone in this church to give me a job this year.
“Once I get a job, I will forever serve him in this church and I will pay my tithes and take care of our pastor.”
When you say this, you would be amazed how big men in the church will help find you a job.
Another way is to meet the pastor, and tell him you need a job, I’m sure he would connect you to the right members in the church that can help.
3. Join Church Department
Once you join a church, find a department to join as well. There are usually different departments in a church.
They will appreciate your hard work and will like to know you more. Make sure you tell them all the truth about yourself.
If you don’t eat, tell them you hardly eat, there is no need to sugar coat your situation. They will help you if they can.
4. Meet Job Agents
This is one the fastest ways to get a job in Nigeria with little stress. There are job agents everywhere and they are likely around you.
The only difference between you and those guys are the fact that they possess powerful networks to different jobs.
They know a lot of firms and employers. Most of the times they are the ones recruiting for the firms. You will pay job agents if they help you get a job depending on the agreement.
Discover job agents around you, meet and negotiate with them instead of submitting CV online and offline.
5. Advertise yourself
Drop the shame and do what is needed. You can get a cardboard sheet, then write that you need a job, add your contact and qualifications. Then paste it in strategic places in the street. Another way is to use social media.
I have seen people advertising their qualifications on Facebook, Nairaland and other social platforms. And it worked for them.