Job Hunters' Kit, Journal

3 Things You Should Not Ignore if You Want to Avoid Headache at Your New Place of Work

The desire of every employee is to do their job (I would like to exempt some government workers from this πŸ™„), find favour in the sight of their employers (and colleagues) and get paid (on time) at the end of the month. Sometimes, it's smooth but most times you find it difficult to find a… Continue reading 3 Things You Should Not Ignore if You Want to Avoid Headache at Your New Place of Work

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Salary: Dead on Arrival!

By Sunday, I would have been working for a month. Sigh. The first two weeks were slow. One day felt like two days and so two weeks seemed like a whole month. The third week, however, ran like a cheetah and before I knew it, it was Monday of the fourth week. What this means… Continue reading Salary: Dead on Arrival!

Job Hunters' Kit, Journal

How I Landed a Temporary Teaching Job (Part 2)

Read part one of this post here Even though I had absolutely messed up the interview process, the following day I received a call from them. Talk about a miracle! Again, they had sent me a message (which I did not receive) and the second stage of the interview (which I had qualified for, surprise-surprise)… Continue reading How I Landed a Temporary Teaching Job (Part 2)

Job Hunters' Kit, Journal

How I Landed a Temporary Teaching Job

Yes o! Say hi to the latest teacher in town! So, on the 31st Of July, I received a call for an interview for a teaching position in a private school. Apparently, they had sent me a text on one of the numbers on my CV, but being that that particular number was not in… Continue reading How I Landed a Temporary Teaching Job

Graduates' RantBook

When You Have Long-Leg That You Cannot Use

So, since I passed out from NYSC in April and came back home, the person that seems to feel the pain of my unemployment (I think even more than I do) is my mother. Mostly because na she dey suffer am pass. You see, she takes it upon herself to help me financially, sometimes even… Continue reading When You Have Long-Leg That You Cannot Use

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The Relationship Between Bullying and Depression

On Thursday, I called my little sister, Butterfly, to my room. She had been too quiet for the past three days, moving around with a sullen face, practically dragging her slim, perfect body around, smiling at things she would ordinarily laugh at. I asked her if she was OK. She said yes. I asked if… Continue reading The Relationship Between Bullying and Depression

Job Hunters' Kit

My First Interview Ever: Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned

It was sometime in November last year and I had just resumed serving in Nasarawa. I got a call from a neighbour back at home saying that his friend had just got called to work as a content developer for an agro-based NGO in Abuja. Because she was very busy at the time, she turned… Continue reading My First Interview Ever: Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned

Graduates' RantBook

Now That I Am A Former Corper: Adjusting Into The Graduate Life

Since I came back home, things have changed. You know, I always had it in mind that things would change when I finished school, but I never thought it would be this... Overwhelming. As a jobless human, they have given me new roles at home and my worries have evolved into a journey of uncertainty.… Continue reading Now That I Am A Former Corper: Adjusting Into The Graduate Life

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Help! How Do I Talk About Sex With My Teenage Sister?

You guys, I need your help! I have this younger sister that I am 7 years older than. She is the one I spoke about here and here. Most times, we are cool. Now that I'm a full time unemployed graduate and am always home, I'm like her daily diary where she offloads interesting events… Continue reading Help! How Do I Talk About Sex With My Teenage Sister?

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I Attended a Wedding on Saturday: The Rainy One

I attended a wedding on Saturday. The groom is from this very wealthy family around here but for some reason, they decided the wedding would take place in their village. We arrived the very grand mini-mansion that was their house in the village right about the time that the rain which had been drizzling all… Continue reading I Attended a Wedding on Saturday: The Rainy One

Corpers' Lodge

How My NYSC Passing Out Really Went Down

Hello people. Its been awhile hasn't it? I am so sorry that I have not been able to update you guys on how everything happened on the day I passed out. Life has been so hazy lately and I've not been myself, even though I try so hard to make it look like everything is… Continue reading How My NYSC Passing Out Really Went Down

Corpers' Lodge

Reflections of an about-to-be Former Corper: Receiving My Last Allawee

The time is 5:57am. Today is the D-day. And yesterday , I received my last alert from the Federal Government of Nigeria. A total sum of #41,100 comprising allawee for both April and May. Sigh... My people, when this alert came in, I was not excited about it, just as news of my passing out… Continue reading Reflections of an about-to-be Former Corper: Receiving My Last Allawee

Corpers' Lodge, Journal

I am Passing Out Next Week

I'm really passing out next week. It was supposed to be 23rd but for some reason it's coming earlier. I'm like, when did I start sef? How did one year fly so fast? Two days ago, I was at Keffi for the finale of the Job Awareness and Creation (JAC) week that began on 28th… Continue reading I am Passing Out Next Week