5 Ways Nigerian Job Seekers Outsmart Employers

In Nigeria today, job search is becoming a nightmare especially for those above 30 yrs & applicants have also devised different means of circumventing this situation: Here are 5 Ways Nigerian Job Seekers Outsmart Employers.

5 Ways Job Seekers Outsmart Employers by

1. Age Falsification

Most adverts call for age range below 30yrs, even federal and state government programs are pegged @30 & 35yrs. What do they expect those above 35 to be doing. You loose your job in your 30’s & it becomes a nightmare to get another place.

These days, employers are even calling for OND holders, leaving out BSc & Msc holders. For these reasons, those above 30years are forced to reduce their age, some by as much as 10years, & rewrite WAEC, and enrol for an OND program so as to brighten their chances of being employed, or @ least have an internship..

2. Identity Theft

Working with other people’s credential is also common. After a long search for jobs, & your qualifications isn’t helping, people are forced to ‘adopt’ someone else’s name and credentials so as to get employed. Recently, i heard of a man who rose to the top of a govt agency with his late friend’s credentials, until the friend’s family discovered & exposed him…

3. Certificate Forgery

Claiming to have undergone a training you never did all in the bid of improving your chances of getting your dream job.

4. False ‘years of experience’

Some people have increased the years of their previous job experience so as to brighten their chances of being employed. You work for a year plus & increase it to 5yrs experience on your cv. Some even go as far as adding non-existent job experiences on their cv. Only a few organisations verify such claims, & to the applicant, it may be the very reason you didn’t get that interview invite.

5. Applying with a fake Address

A person living in Ajegunle city or Ikorodu, upgrading to a place like Lekki on their cv’ Just so as to create the impression that he’s from wealth. Now considering the fact that Nobody wants to employ a pauper, Why won’t the employer consider such a person for the position? ……& employers hardly verify such claims!

Written and compiled by ikorodureporta, an individual with a passion for reporting… you can connect with him here

Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

Subscribe to receive email updates

With a subscription profile, you automatically receive updates without having to return to the website and check for changes

Just In

The Virginia Killing Act of 1669: the Law That Made It Legal to Kill a Slave

The Virginia casual killing act of 1669 declared that, should a slave be killed as a result of extreme punishment, the master should not face charges for the murder.

The Creation Story of the Akamba People of Kenya

In the beginning, Mulungu the creator is said to have formed a man and a woman in heaven before placing them on a rock in on earth, where it is said that their footprints, as well as the footprints of their animals, can still be seen today.

Bussa’s Rebellion of 1816, the Largest Slave Revolt in Barbadian History

The largest slave rebellion in Barbadian history took place during the Bussa uprising in April 1816. The rebellion takes its name from the African-born...

Top 10 Longest Serving Presidents in Africa, 2022

Equatorial Guinea's president Teodoro Obiang is the longest serving president in Africa and the world. He is closely followed by Cameroons President Paul Biya.

Cornelius Frederiks: the Namibian Captain Who Was Locked Up in a Concentration Camp for Fighting Against German Colonialists

Cornelius Frederiks was a Namibian freedom fighter who actively fought a guerrilla-style war against German colonialists during the Herero-Nama war of 1904.

More Articles Like This