This Sunday, between the hours of 3-6pm, we’ll be having the maiden edition of Recruitpath’s CVbank Career Fair. We’ll be having two visiting HR Leaders who’ll talk to us about things we can do to position ourselves for our dream jobs. For more details about this seminar, please visit, www.onlinecvbank.com. To register to come for this seminar for free pls Please send a mail with your: Name, e-mail address and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org or text to confirm your reservation to 08051252670 or 07036530201. Please note that Recruitpath offers no guarantee that you will get a Job!
Getting the First Job, Finding the next one!
The Number of graduates churned out of our higher institutions per annum is mind boggling. Even though I support the quest for education for all, we have enough graduates in Nigeria to hire 2-3 people per currently available job. This anormally makes it difficult for the average graduate to get good jobs, out straight from school with no experience, he gets to contest with graduates that settled for meagre paying jobs last year in the hope they’ll have developed experience for this year’s opportunities. The average fresh graduate is not spared from the sun or rain, getting a job, is a job itself.
For the average professional with less than 5yrs work experience, he/she probably took the job because it was better than having none at all. Like they say, “small is not so good, but it’s better than at all at all.” He/She is frurstrated and tired of the job, but jobsearch requires more time that his work will allow.
70% of this force are unemployable. From basic communication skills to the use basic computer software, to basic soft skills and work ethics, to more complex issues, these set of people are largely unfit for the workplace. Some of them did well in the school curriculum, but that curriculum wasn’t preparing them for the working place, it prepared them for masters. They find that things are not going to be so easy from NYSC, some serve where they can learn, the others where they remain oblivious of the shocking reality that lies ahead. On phonecalls, sms, email, transportation, and CV printing, the average serious jobsearcher spends about N4,000 per week (transport at N500 per day, CV printing and other docs at N500, phone credit and browsing credit at N200/day). Getting to the company, he needs to beat his way through – the gateman, security, reception, to get in to drop his CV. After he lands the test and interview, his spending become a little more focused, but then he might still not get the job, as he is not skilled and might bungle the interview process. Some graduates also meet with agencies that charge them an ammount to render untrackable service. Some companies even outrightly even ask them to get a scratch card and pay to apply for their jobs – Army, Police and others. It’s really a frustrating experience for the graduate. If only you had someone who could help.
Job change is a good thing for career growth at times, at other times we just get genuinely bored, and wish we could just move to another company. It involves a lot of dodging, sending emails from non official email addresses, e.t.c. It gets stressfull too, you don’t enjoy the job you are doing, you want out, but you have to wait, you can’t just go back home and do nothing! If only someone else can take this load off your stress.
Our Mission is to partner with individuals and organizations to succeed. The first thing we identify is what the real needs are, and what does success mean. The real need is that the graduate needs to become more competitive – hence requires training, empowerment and skills acquisition. The graduate also needs a chance, a chance to be evaluated, to have his/her CV in front of the decision maker, a chance to even meet the decision makers upclose and informally and hence reduce the nervousness of meeting HR. The average graduate also needs to spend less searching for jobs, and get financial assistance to get by during these times, needs to go for interviews and tests so at least something is happenning and needs to end the period of waiting with a good job! We have tried to address all these needs with recruitpath.
We provide seminars free and highly subsidized training. We help submit your CVs in several companies and let you know when we do. We provide an opportunity for you to spend once (N1500 vs 48,000/yr) and not have to spend again in a long while. We provide an opportunity for you to make stable income during the process and get the job of helping others. We offer coaching ahead of interviews for high performing applicants, ultimately creating a path to recruitment. We have no guarantees on jobs, but we help to the best of our ability. We also have an office and a human face and are open to our subscribers.
In our bid to partner for success, we indentified that the reall need is to be helped with the job search process, and with some training and empowerement needs. Young professionals also need some of the things that fresh graduates need, and the opportunity for income by the side is not so bad either.
We provide all that is available to fresh graduates above as well.
There are many scams out there, and bad people spoil the efforts of good people. Our encouragement in this, is our passion for people development and our genuine care for people’s succcess. Come join us, and share your testimony. Your success is our joy.