I would like to share with you some common mistakes job seekers make when searching for a job which make their effort unproductive. I took the liberty to place in this article title the word “common” because that what it is when it comes to job search. From the famous quote by a French writer Voltaire “Common sense is not common”. The truth is that, if common sense was really common, then there will be no silly mistake being made by people on daily basis. Frankly speaking, we are all guilty of this in one way or the other, but with sound knowledge it will be easy to do the right thing. Job search also requires a common sense approach to avoid some of these mistake in other to be successful in your job search Job searching in Nigeria or any other country is known as a hectic process, trail with a lot of difficulties. It has being so difficult that even some undergraduate in school have made up their mind to join the labour market with the mindset of trial by chance, thinking that’s a norm in our society. In this article we will discuss the common mistake people make when searching for a job that has made them regular customers to the labor market.
Searching for a job is a job itself. Statistics show that as much as 60% of Nigerian youths are unemployed. According to the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the country’s unemployment rate has increased to 9.9 percent in the third quarter of 2015, representing a fourth consecutive rise in the unemployment rate since the third quarter of