6 simple things every unemployed graduate needs to do

Thursday, 28 July 2016

This is not some boring post about how to write your CV and cover letter, even though a CV is extremely important for anyone who needs a job.  
I’m writing this because it breaks my heart every time I see a graduate without a job and I really want to help. 
Although I may not be able to give you a job, these tips will help you make the best out of this period and prepare you for that dream job! 

Here we goooooo!

  • Stop waiting.
Look if all you do is sit at home, go for interviews (which I doubt you will do every day) and wait for the company to call you back, you are wasting your life. I believe in God o and I know there is nothing He cannot do, but please don’t go for one interview and then go back home to wait. Every minute of your life counts. Do something with it. Learn a trade, read a new book, volunteer at an event but do something. 

  • Improve yourself.
See, this world is moving at a fast pace. Very fast pace.  The information you have today will probably be obsolete tomorrow. You need to stay abreast of what is happening in your field. No company will hire you in the 21st century with 19th-century information and skills.

If you studied accounting and you don’t know about accounting software or you studied Mass communication and you have zero knowledge about social media you may need to look for another profession asap.

Stop wasting time on gossip blogs and wedding sites. Are you trying to plan a wedding or looking for a job? Get your priorities right. 

  • Be open to opportunities
I know someone who told me that she needed a job as a secretary and would be glad if I could help. I knew in my heart I that I didn’t know anyone who needed a secretary but then I just told her ok. A few weeks later I met someone who needed a sales person in her store and I told her about it, she refused blatantly and said she wanted to be a secretary, she even said someone, no two people had offered her a job as a teacher and she didn’t take it. Honestly, I was confused.

I wanted to tell her she wasn’t serious but I found a way to calm myself. 

Don’t reject opportunities just because it is not what you are originally looking for. You can accept a job that pays less while still applying for the job of your dreams. You can take up an offer to learn a new skill and make some money while at it.

  • Don’t be ashamed
I don’t think being unemployed is anything to be proud of. But I also know that it is a phase and it will pass. Don’t be ashamed to tell people that you are looking for a job. Be your own sales person. If you decide to become a hermit and keep to yourself, you just might miss something big. 

I am not saying you should go around telling people you don’t have a job but be expressive. Ask and you shall receive o. 

  • Maintain a positive attitude
This is hard. Especially when you have been trying for a while and nothing is working. There are times you will be depressed and discouraged. But you have to encourage yourself in the Lord.

       A merry heart does good, like medicine,But a broken spirit dries the bones.- Proverbs 17:22

Don’t lock yourself in a room and begin to see yourself as the most unfortunate person on earth, it won’t help you. See this extra time as a time to work on yourself, work on your relationships and become a better person. When you have that job you may not have all this free time anymore.

  • Pray
Did you think I wouldn’t put this? Lai lai. Prayer helps to keep your sanity especially when everything seems rough and vague. That serves as your safe place where you can go to and just pour out your heart, your fears, your hopes, and needs. Pray about this phase of your life and see God giving you a testimony very soon! 

With so much love,

Are you searching for a job, how have you kept yourself busy? I would love to hear from you.


  1. This is accurate. God bless you

  2. Pwetty Adedotun... Loving every article and every post on your blog...God bless yoy jorei.. Keep doinh what you doing... Love ya plenty..


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