Post NYSC is a very sensitive period for ex-corp members; it is a period where most people have to make tough decisions. Although some people already have jobs even before they finished NYSC, they may still be making a huge mistake on either taking the job or not; this is because they may settle for the job without the aim of improving themselves. (i.e. they make themselves believe the salary is okay and that going for masters, and other courses will be challenging for them).
Some people already registered for their master’s degree program home and abroad before the end of NYSC. Most already got admission into the institutions where they applied. What about others who have nothing? People who cannot make decisions, people who can make decisions but have no money to start up something, or individuals who have started something but are still stagnant?
This stage -the post-NYSC stage- determines a lot in this age – whether to be prosperous or not, it all depends on you.
The most important thing is not getting just any job immediately, like some people think, (they settle for less and end with it). The most important aspect is developing you to meet up with the need of the world, the evolution of this century, the kind of brains required for the jobs available.
After NYSC, some ex-corp member goes home without developing themselves in their field/ other areas, waiting for a job like there won’t be an interview. Seriously? It ‘s not a good idea! This period is when you read, explore and become a jack of all trades. It is when you apply for any job applicable.
Don’t be choosy about jobs in this period and age; it is the worse mistake you will ever make as most organizations now set age limits during recruitment. A lady told me she can never apply for a police job. When I asked her why- she replied she just does not like it. Little did she know that she can apply for the job, maybe get connections to a better place, go for her master’s program and take care of herself.
The only thing you can do is apply then keep looking out for that dream job you desire, and make sure you don’t lose focus. Develop yourself in all areas and always have a plan.
While you are looking for a job, find something doing like small scale businesses, develop your talent and skills, and make an impact in people’s lives through teaching/tutorials. You can even be a lesson teacher for some children in your area, and you will be paid for it.
Most importantly, for people who can strive to be an entrepreneur. You can start a small scale business, then on a large scale. Be the employer of individuals. There are thousands of businesses one can do once there is enough money. The problem is some have the money but no ideas, some have ideas but no money.