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What’s next after NYSC?

A big Congratulations to the recently passed out Youth corpers. Smooth or not, you have served your fatherland the best way you can, Your khaki wearing days are over, no more CDS, no more PPA and there is no more payment of 19,800 to your accounts monthly.

Now that your service year is over, what is Next?

It is time to make things happen for you. If you are still contemplating what to do, here are some tips to help you begin well in this new phase of life.

Have a good- written Cv

By now, you are expected to have well- written curriculum vitae. Also, you should have started circulating them. Remember that, a good CV is more likely to lead to a job interview.

Do your research properly

You can learn a lot about a company just from visiting their website and doing some research. Your CV will be more relevant if for instance, you can use value statements to match yourself to the company’s mission statement and goals. In the long run, this will help you have the background you need if you make it to the interview stage.

Get yourself a hobby

Make the most of this period and take up something which will set you apart. Start a small business now. Be an entrepreneur and let that business be your hobby.

Sell yourself, not the title of your degree

When you start applying for jobs, there’s a good chance your degree won’t have that much relevance to the position you’re applying for. This doesn’t mean you’re unsuitable. Look past the title of your degree and think about what skills you have acquired along the way.

Keep building your network

Do not underestimate the power of networking. Search through your friends and family, family friends and friends of friends. You may not have seen them for years, you may never even have met them. That shouldn’t matter. Get your name out there!

Understand that money isn’t everything

You should understand that it’s not always about money. To get into your desired field or dream job, you’ll probably need to gain some experience. This could be entry level or even unpaid. Weigh your options carefully before choosing one job over another or worse still quitting your job. You should be prepared to start from the bottom.

Live within your means

learn to manage whatever money you are paid. It is for a limited period of time. If you live above your means, you will get into trouble. At this point, you’ll probably be used to having limited funds since you got stipends during your service year.

Be computer literate

You ‘must’ have the ability to use computers and related technology efficiently, with a range of skills. You have to evolve.
Remember: it’s never too late.

Once again, Congratulations!

Source: The Nation

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