The unemployment struggle is not a tale in Nigeria. It’s real and has underscored the value of education. In this post, we shall look at the reasons why you should accept a N30k job offer after your one year mandatory National Service (NYSC).
Despite the high rate of unemployment in the country, some graduates still ignorantly reject job offers because of low pay not knowing the end of NYSC programme is the beginning of a struggle for persons who do not have Abraham as father.
According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the youth unemployment rate in Nigeria increased in the third quarter of 2017 by 33.10%. This percentage represents the highest ever in the country.
Despite this figure, tertiary institutions keep producing thousands of graduates yearly, and then push them to National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). NYSC will temporarily engage and then discharge them to labour market. So, when these young graduates enter the labour market, they face the harsh reality of unemployment.
While some are lucky to get jobs immediately after their National service, many others have no choice other than to endlessly search for job. While searching for a job, another thousands of graduates churned out from tertiary institutions will join them.
One thing you should avoid as a graduate is to return home to your parents to feed and cloth you after your service year. Please, never let the pride of your Certificate make you to reject a job offer because the salary is small.
For example, do not because you are a graduate reject a job that promises to pay you N30,000 or less.
Why you should accept N30k job offer after your NYSC
If you check very well, you see that most of the companies that pay N150,000 and above require years of experience.
There is nothing wrong to think an amount is too small for you as a fresher, but starting with N30,000 or less isn’t a bad idea considering the rising unemployment rate in the country.
If the company that offers you N30,000 is based in Lagos, you might think the pay is too small considering the house rent, transportation cost and other miscellaneous expenses.
However, that job could be the stepping stone you need to launch your career. You can gain years of working experiences needed for high-paying jobs. Work experience will be good enough to launch you to a greater height.
As a fresher, your main target should not be the amount they will pay you. Let your target be the working experience you will gain, which will catapult you to your dreamed job.