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Saturday, June 10, 2006

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EIGHT WEEKS MORE
(SUBTLE PRESSURES AND EMPLOYMENT ISSUES)
For the past week I’ve been kind of tense, especially since after the last clearance, when it dawned on me that this was the second to the last clearance i would do, before passing out from the NYSC . One more clearance and it would be all over. No more Clearance, no more CD meetings (Which i barely attended), no more General CD, no more having to deal with power crazy NYSC officials and My all time favourite no more queues. In less than eight weeks, it will be all over.
As the days pass, I’ve been feeling a little more tense. It's like there's something in the air. It 's subtle but its there. Employment issues, and therefore many questions. After Youth Service, what next? How do I go about getting a job (the big job in VI no less)? Now there lies the source of my tension.
Eight weeks more and we’ll be collecting our last allawi from Government and we’ll be going into the labour market. I must admit, after almost one year of collecting that allawi I’m kind of used to it and I know most of us will miss it when it's all over.
It's all we talk about now, my corper friends and I. Which company is hiring, which one is accepting resumes blah blah...
We applied to Nigerian breweries, and my tracking code was 46,270 yep that’s forty-six thousand two hundred and seventy. My friend's was 58,100 that’s fifty- eight thousand one hundred and we began to wonder if the tracking code was an indication of the number of people that were applying to Nigerian breweries at the time, then what were our chances.
Eight more weeks and it will be all over. I’m scared, happy, excited and curious all at the same time. I’m scared of what lies ahead but at the same time I’m excited and curious to know what the future will bring. I’m thankful to God for seeing me through this NYSC (I believe he already has). And for all that I’ve been privileged to learn and to discover, for the grace to find myself, for the opportunity to add value to myself as an individual and to my career, for the people I’ve had the opportunity to meet and for so many other things. For all these things and more, I’m happy
But I’m still scared and I wonder Will all my dreams come true?
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EIGHT WEEKS MORE
(SUBTLE PRESSURES AND EMPLOYMENT ISSUES)
For the past week I’ve been kind of tense, especially since after the last clearance, when it dawned on me that this was the second to the last clearance i would do, before passing out from the NYSC . One more clearance and it would be all over. No more Clearance, no more CD meetings (Which i barely attended), no more General CD, no more having to deal with power crazy NYSC officials and My all time favourite no more queues. In less than eight weeks, it will be all over.
As the days pass, I’ve been feeling a little more tense. It's like there's something in the air. It 's subtle but its there. Employment issues, and therefore many questions. After Youth Service, what next? How do I go about getting a job (the big job in VI no less)? Now there lies the source of my tension.
Eight weeks more and we’ll be collecting our last allawi from Government and we’ll be going into the labour market. I must admit, after almost one year of collecting that allawi I’m kind of used to it and I know most of us will miss it when it's all over.
It's all we talk about now, my corper friends and I. Which company is hiring, which one is accepting resumes blah blah...
We applied to Nigerian breweries, and my tracking code was 46,270 yep that’s forty-six thousand two hundred and seventy. My friend's was 58,100 that’s fifty- eight thousand one hundred and we began to wonder if the tracking code was an indication of the number of people that were applying to Nigerian breweries at the time, then what were our chances.
Eight more weeks and it will be all over. I’m scared, happy, excited and curious all at the same time. I’m scared of what lies ahead but at the same time I’m excited and curious to know what the future will bring. I’m thankful to God for seeing me through this NYSC (I believe he already has). And for all that I’ve been privileged to learn and to discover, for the grace to find myself, for the opportunity to add value to myself as an individual and to my career, for the people I’ve had the opportunity to meet and for so many other things. For all these things and more, I’m happy
But I’m still scared and I wonder Will all my dreams come true?

22 comments:

Belle said... Best Blogger Tips

**sigh**... i can completely relate to your apprehensiveness. I felt the same way when I realized I was graduating, and wasn't sure what the next step will be.
You'll be amazed by how things work out though. God willing the job you get will be exactly what you want, and a job that you will love and enjoy.

Biodun said... Best Blogger Tips

Hope u get a great gig very soon in Jesus name...n yep I feel u on d NYSC being almost over, my sis is also serving n she sure cant wait 4 it 2 b over!

christabelle said... Best Blogger Tips

well dear, welcome to the labour world in advance! nt to worry anyway keep dreaming, they hv a way of coming true.

Adunni said... Best Blogger Tips

@ Belle thank you my heart really thanks you. the word really is aprehension i was searching for it but i just couldn't find the words for it. Thanks girl.
@biodun and christabelle Thank you very much.

TRAE said... Best Blogger Tips

eya! kpele, e go better. just stay positive and be ready to hustle. me i've been f*cking patient and can't wait to collect the baton foomr you. yes oh, isha allah i start my service in september...or is it august.

Ore said... Best Blogger Tips

Don't worry, Adunni! Everything will turn out well and you will get the job of your dreams, or the job that will take you there.

Soon we will be reading about you in City People as one of the "latest Big Babes on the island."

Nneka's World said... Best Blogger Tips

I know the feeling.

Felt the same way when i graduated.

Dont worry, you will be alright, all you need is a lot of patience and determination and the sky is your limit.

Goodluck and Welcome

Onada said... Best Blogger Tips

You'll get a fab job girl! dont worry. Arent you excited, NYSC is almost over!

Ebun said... Best Blogger Tips

'Dunni don't you dare worry about anything, just keep on dreaming and work towards that dream. It will be fulfilled.
PS: Dream Big, if you want to work in VI then work towards it.

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TaureanMinx said... Best Blogger Tips

Guardian on tuesday and thursday. Scan it weeeeelllll. They usually have opportunities. Also submit ur CV at Phillips consulting and Kpmg.

Pilgrimage to Self said... Best Blogger Tips

Adunni, congratulations on the completion of your service. Don't worry too much about the future, things always have a way of working themselves out.

I'm just curious to know why you seem to be limiting yourself to VI/Lagos?

After I finished my servicein Lagos, I thought I could never work anywhere else. But then a job interview popped up in Abuja and very reluctantly I decided to go for it and I got the job. After much debate, I accepted the offer. It turned out to be one of the best things I have ever done. Those two years in Abuja were fantastic and the best two years of my life. So think about working in other places as well. VI/Lagos is not the City with the big jobs.

Lots of luck! :-)

Tutsy said... Best Blogger Tips

Glad to hear u completed u NYSC, congratulations sweetheart. I am sooooo proud of u. Don't worry about snagging ur dream job, God has a purpose for his people, believe in him and he will bless u accordingly.

Here's me favorite qoute i tell poeple aspiring for great things
"Keep ur eyes on the stars, and one day u would become one!"

Lee said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow.. Thats good for you.. I know how you feel,I think everyone feels like that at one point in their life, but good thing is you are excited and looking forward to the next chapter in your life,that way you are prepared and filled with enthusiasm which is alwas the best way to go, compared to if you are filled with fears...
I'm at that stage also.. 8 weeks to the completion of my undergrad, after spending 5 long hardworking years earning 2 degrees.
Best Wishes and Congrats and you will just see the way things will work themselves out..

BTW: how was the NYSC experience??? still contemplating on taking it??

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Gbemi's Piece said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Adunni,

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Just wanted to leave you a word of encouragement and say that it will be well. Just keep looking and you will find the job of your dreams. People have left you with some good suggestions but I wanted to suggest that you check out the employment agencies like Vic Lawrence, Adecco, and Kimberly Ryan. You can submit your cv online for Kimberly Ryan at the following address:
http://kimberly-ryan.net/jobentry.asp

Goodluck and best wishes!

Bella Naija said... Best Blogger Tips

Good luck girl!
I am working on a 'find a job in naija' post on my blog....Just keep the faith and be focused...it will be well
http://bellanaija.blogspot.com/

Mona said... Best Blogger Tips

All the best I'm sure you'll be fine and congrats! :o)

Belle said... Best Blogger Tips

hmmm... was "8 weeks more" supposed to refer to the time before your next post?? LOL...!

NaijaBloke said... Best Blogger Tips

Adunni I feel u on the job issue.I just thank God that after my NYSC I did not have to start looking for a job,cos the company I served with retained me and I actually worked for them for another year before God said I have to leave the country o.

Just keep up hope and pray abt it,cos my sisters just finished serving too and 1 of them aint working yet and she is always complaining and guess who is footing the manicure and pedicure bill...thatz right ME o.So am sure my prayers for her is more than hers sef.

Take care

laspapi said... Best Blogger Tips

Adunniola,

thanx for stopping by my blog. This is a nice one you have here. I'll ask your permission to steal the idea of "50 things I bet you didn't know about me." It'll make me look inside, I think.

That thing about old buildings- I thought it was a trait I suffered by myself. I drive past some and I'm craning my neck wondering about its history and those who have come and gone through it.

All the best. If you're in Lagos by August 27, I'll invite you to the Muson Centre for my play, "the Inheritors", with Joke Silva.

Mona said... Best Blogger Tips

P.S. Check out the forum I currently have going on my blog for a week. xxx