Beyond The Resume: Practical Skills Every Nigerian Graduate Needs

In order to get a job, you need to have a CV/Resume. Having a resume is a step in the direction of getting a job but is having a resume enough? No it isn’t.

The Nigerian job market is focused on the skill set of any candidate. Every company wants to know what you have to offer. The mentality of a Nigerian graduate is “I want to work for a company that pays well and has lots of benefits” have you ever stopped to think “what can I offer that company?”.

It’s not just enough to write skills in your CV, you have to take the steps to ensure that you possess those qualities. There are also some practical skills that you should possess as a graduate searching for a job in the Nigerian market. These skills set can set you apart from other candidates in the job market.

  1. Public Speaking skills

The world evolves consistently; the world has gradually become media based so much so that people find it hard to interact with each other. To be a successful employee you should be able to make presentations, you need to have the ability to discuss during meetings, reach conclusions objectively and represent your company if the need arises.

The only way you can do that is through public speaking. It is not just enough to be extroverted, you need to know how to deliver presentations in a very convincing way.

Any candidate that has these skills can become an asset to whatever company he/she works for. You can attend public speaking seminars and try to contribute.

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