Skills are the ability to do a job or task very well. Since white collar job is difficult to get in Nigeria, it’s necessary for every graduate to acquire at least a skill. In this post, we shall look at the top 10 skills to learn in Nigeria as a graduate. Also check out Top 7 Skills Employers Want in 2021 & 2022.
If you are a serving Corps member, ensure you acquire one or more of the skills listed below before your passing out parade (POP).
For those who have completed their NYSC, you can still learn those skills if you really want to survive the harsh economy, because job hunting could be an uphill task for fresh graduates.
Note: Don’t just learn skills, but learn one that can sustain you even when you don’t have a job. As for me, I learnt web designing and digital marketing skills, and they have been sustaining me since after my national service.
Skills will either give you advantages over fellow job seekers or place you in a better position in life. And you can learn more than one skills. See how to use keywords in your CV to get your dream job.
Top skills to learn in Nigeria as a Corps member
Below is the list of top skills you should learn as a graduate;
1. Fashion Designing
This is one of the most popular selling skill in Nigeria. Everyone needs clothing, and the fashion industry work everyday without season of dryness. There are always ceremonies such as wedding, burial, birthday, Christmas, etc. So, people either buy or sow to celebrate on these days.
2. Hair dressing and barbing
People always have haircut or plait hair to look good. It is not by choice but an obligation. Therefore, having this skill will always fetch you money.
People always take pictures to keep memory of events such as ceremonies, matriculation, wedding, birthday, etc. Photographers attend all of these events either invited or not. This make photographic skill a hot cake in Nigeria.
4. Web design
This is a very lucrative business in Nigeria. There are many businesses that need website to showcase their services/products. With this skill, you will be a hot cake in Nigeria.
5. Graphic Design
The service of graphic designers are needed on a daily basis by novelist, writers, bloggers, companies etc. All the adverts banners you see on the internet are the work of graphic designers.
This is a good opportunity to sharpen your culinary skills. This involves learning how to bake cake, chin-chin, meat-pie, fish-roll, and so on.
This is a wonderful skill that sell in Nigeria like crazy. As a writer, you can create a blog and be open to opportunity of making money. You can also write for different websites as a freelancer. I know many organizations that need good writers for serious business. Contact me (08109043177) if you can write very well.
8. Phone repairs
Do you know how many people that own phones in Nigeria? If you learn this skill, you will be sure of making money repairing those phones.
9. Shoe making
As long as people wear shoes, this skill will remain a hot cake in Nigeria.
Many job opportunities will pass you by if you don’t know how to drive. Please, acquire this skill, it is very important.
Use the comment section below to tell us which skills you think are the best in Nigeria.
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