To All Serving Corps: Please ensure you enrol in atleast one of the on-going professional courses with any Certified Chartered Institute around.
As our school courses are mainly academic, these courses broaden your knowledge and understanding in the professional field especially to those that may likely work in an organization where the knowledge is a requirement and it is a plus for you to have the certification.
For those in sciences and other areas of study needs management studies, and for those in management and other areas too needs computer knowledge vice versa.
For most of us with less work experience, these courses are expected from us and will serve as a big tweak to our resumes. As a graduate, taking three of these courses can earn you as much as nine (9) certifications which would definately differentiate you from someone who hasn't. The more courses you take, the lesser the price per course!
This is the best time to participate as you have lesswork load upon your shoulders. Also after your service year, you may not be opportuned to have the time and all it takes to enrol. As a Corps member, the courses are relatively cheap compared to the price of working class. Have a successful service year!
Like we started this series, because our data as Corp members matters and we must know how it is been used.
Especially since in the past it has been missed used by our loved schemes before
First thing the came to mind is to read carefully, because in this digital age, we are not reading anymore nor taking our time to understand or ask questions but only want to tick "I agree" and move on
.... Research, Statistics and Promotional activities
Is NYSC now Facebook or Google, and why promotions for a data I must give you, even Facebook and Google is optional.
And why should there third party processors have access to my data, can't it all be managed in house?
And my last thought is, nice that they gives access to withdraw consent of data, but why? (don't forget this data includes Serving corp members and Ex corp members)
Maybe because they want to start selling the data or running promotions with it Why I am asking this, like I said earlier is that many will not see this and will not be able to withdraw there data usage, because I am sure this usage warning is not for NYSC normal mobilization and the likes usage, if so they will not have been giving out withdrawal form
At the moment, if you click do not agree, you will be logged out and if you log in, you will be re asked again. No form whatever. It makes me think; Is it by force? Why should anyone especially ex corp members want to accept this? Is NYSC looking for other sources of revenue?
DON'T ACT AS IF YOU DON'T CARE, THAT WILL BE A GREAT IGNORANCE AS OUR DATA USAGE IS IMPORTANT AND THE NEW CURRENCY THIS AFFECT SERVING AND ALL THE EX CORP MEMBERS
Let us start discussing an important series, that many don't bother about.
NYSC and my Data
In this introduction, I will show you a sample of missed use of corpers data with the management. We are in an ICT era where our digital print, records and information is very powerful and important. Can you just imagine how much NYSC know about you as a registered corp member
Your next of kin details,
and even academic records.
Imagine all that exposed to the wrong hand. That is a whole lot of data point on each graduate in the country to be sincere that is so much.
In this series, we want to know what is done by the scheme. like you must know NYSC ICT does not operate the collection of data alone, as they partner and work with alot of companies specifically about 4 (four) of them with Sidmach the lead of them, if you not read our report of this
Example of such data misuse
In the sample above, not only was the name right but the mobile number even the state of deployment, even as though this CM is a relocated member, this is only one but several sample some who have the corp members first and last name even with state code number.
Question then simply question how much do this perpetrators know? Definitively so much if not even corp member data
Out of numerous of such target scam, i am sure some will fall victim, even as data usage has not started been take so serious in our country. Stay tune on our channel even as we look into what laws are guiding NYSC on this and many more interesting things.
Since the establishment of NYSC in May 1973, the scheme has only be completely disrupted once.
This post will not go deep into the education sector and how it has been affected or will recover. Let us start by saying. This present disruption has we all know is not intentional and infact some countries has declared second lockdown which for us we don't hope for such
In this post we hightlight three major fears and what corp member or prospective corp member can do;
Let us see the massive effect of NYSC paused calendar;
No calendar; This calendar year has been quite unpredictable in many if not every sector, as even the tertiary education sector that feed the scheme as been paused
What you can do; If you are a corp member this is a good avenue to up your digital skills with the time and money coming in, the right education that you couldn't get in school should be the target. Moreover as the world after NYSC is more competitive than ever before now. You need to really stand out
Gap of batch and Vacancy; The time wasted already by the pandemic will create vacancy that will never be filled or regulated till another 2 years cycle. This will affect the amount of pressure on the scheme
What you can do; If you are a prospective corp member this might be a time not to go to NYSC so that you can have a better experience of the scheme, the worse is for some nearby batches who are not finding things to do already. The workforce vacancy will be more, and alot of pressure to measure up will be mounted. This will not allow adequate timing as NYSC might want to go for 2 (two) more round if given the opportunity
Election; This is my last fear to mention a few of the present condition of NYSC like I started with, I sincerely hope this will not worsting, NYSC has always been a game against time. With Nigeria not having enough corp member in service i hope there wouldn't be pressure on corp member during any coming election. With Nigeria depending on them for electioneering process
What you can do; I will not give my last advise of waiting to the next year, because that concern more of PCM, but election is corpers responsibility. One thing i will say is always been able to measure the cost of the experience and be careful. As the offer for electoral officiers might be more juicy especially to entice more working force. Note it will still be your choice and choose well
Note: All what is written here are only my thought, observation and opinion and it is written so that you will read and evaluate it. Let us meet and here what you think on our group on Telegram
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Today let us see what the NYSC Act says about calling up of members?
Who can be called up?
And failure to accept the national calling?
Any person who fails to report for service in the service corps as directed in the Call-up Letter and/or refuses to make himself available for service in the service corps shall be prosecuted in line with the provisions of Section 13 sub-section 19(a)and (b) of the NYSC Act, Cap. N84, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004
Also, any person who is not eligible to participate in the service corps or has been duly issued with a Certificate of National Service or Certificate of Exemption but so participates or attempts to so participate shall be prosecuted in line with Section 13 sub-section 2(a) and (b) of the NYSC Act, Cap, N84, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004
When will NYSC Resume?; Answered, even with screenshot
The national youth scheme NYSC management has been holding on the opinion that they are waiting to receive approval/go ahead from the presidential task force (PTF) to begin resumption of its activities.
Even as some workplaces have started resuming the chain of command are already giving the nodding of NYSC full activities soon.
As you may know this activities we begin with the continuous of the orientation course, which was suspended in which the relocated members have been told to resume to their new state camp.
See the screenshot below from the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media
This Year National Youth Service Corps Members (NYSC) has been but experienced a great disrupt in the way it has ever been done.
What scheme having the longest registration ever for a stream. Spanning from February to Now
The question is now will this continue or stop?
Today let us see three(3) possible scenarios that can happen
Another unpronounced One week extension. I this might likely happen because NYSC activities are yet to obviously be resuming anytime soon
Put an end to the registration: what is the essence of registration if people are no longer using it, I think with the number of new registration and no new institutional mobilization the registration should come to an end for good.
Lack of updates: this likewise should not surprise anyone as by September. It can still be there for registration to end a day prior without actually really closing it.
In conclusion, all this suggestions above are based on my opinion and experience with the scheme in the past. Neither of the prediction might occur and feel free to say what you think about this lact of activities on
Getting Access to NYSC Loan is gone through the NYSC secretariat by a non governmental organisation called NYSC foundation
We will talk more about this foundation below in a recent reference by NYSC.
Let us talk more on NYSC Loan
As a Corp member you aremust have created an NYSC separate bank accounts. Meaning getting access to loan can also be through commercial banks just that this might be scare and some of this kind of loans are collateral free
The main channel for NYSC loans is officially through NYSC Foundation.
Let us see a little about the foundation
" A non-governmental organization, NYSC Foundation has called on Nigerian youths to brace up and embrace leadership roles for greater societal impact.
The foundation also indicated its readiness to partner with government to ensuring the training and retraining for key leadership positions.
In a statement in Abuja, the Executive Secretary, NYSC Foundation, Barr. Ventim Bako, said NYSC Foundation which he described as a non-profit organisation founded in 1999 by ex-corps members in collaboration with the management of NYSC Scheme supports graduate to be self independent and reliant.
He said, “On this special occasion of 2020 International Youth Day themed “Youth Engagement for Global Action”, it affords the NYSC foundation the gratifying opportunity to celebrate with the youth all over the world and to charge them to stand up and be counted.
“It highlights the importance and value of young people’s contributions and draws lessons on how their representation and engagement in formal institutional politics and governance can be significantly enhanced. This underscores that meaningful youth engagement ensures that young people are equal and valuable partners, not only beneficiaries.
“As an alumni and umbrella body that unifies all ex-corps and serving corps members, the interest and representation of the youth comes first and it’s our ultimate priority. In view of this foregoing, the Foundation is planning to launch a project tagged “Youth First” which is expected to put the youth at the fore front and give young people a place at the table.
“The Foundation want to use this opportunity to commend the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development for approving the N75 billion Youth Investment Fund. This is a welcome development and the first of its kind. We congratulate the Hon. Minister for achieving this great feat. This Foundation is very much willing to partner with the Ministry in the implementation of this Scheme and would appreciate the inclusion of the Foundation as one of the participating bodies for the Youth Investment Fund.
“NYSC Foundation also want to use this occasion to appeal to the Federal Government of Nigeria to consider reopening of NYSC Orientation camps for new corps members for proper training and national orientation before deploying them to places of primary assignment but provided all the protocols on covid-19 are put in place by the NYSC Management.” "
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When Corp member saw Special Announcement they might be happy, and thinking something very positive But this;
A video posted 7 hours earlier have make NYSC (National Youth Service Corp) to officially comment, this could even led to a more popularity
The video was posted by a corp member name Sanusi Emmanuel Abiodun which was a serving corp member in Imo state as stated by him and must have been confirmed the scheme post
Early comment might for NYSC to disassociate herself from the video which calls for a revolution of things
This is the Sanusi Emmanuel Abiodun video that make NYSC to be Afraid wait and watch the video
Some have said this action is as a result of NYSC Batch A been half baked in camp. But I see it as when you have a lot of free time, you just have to do something plus it looks planned and organised toward the sowore campaign.
Whatever you think about the video let us talk on Telegram, (a secure platform) search or click @nyscgroup to join others or just drop your comment below
With NYSC fully running, Government 33k Allawee is not enough, with COVID 19 no extra was now coming in from PPA and there is even nothing to do. That is while we compile what you can do or plan/train for into your service year.
Alot of PPA will/might not even pay corpers after resumption as they will want to settle themselves or main staffs first. so this business can be of help as they require no full time, little money and no certificate
Here comes the question, How to generate extra cash as a corp member?
10 CORPERS SIDE HUSTLE BUSINESS DURING SERVICE YEAR
1. Online Tutoring
This is one of the easiest businesses you can start, Even during this pandemic . You can first start it on WhatsApp, Facebook then extend it to a webinar. There may be a bit competitive in some locality and where that exists, you must try to show some level of expertise. Many parents will be more willing to pay for children home tutoring especially with the WAEC date set.
2. Social Media Manager
Covid 19 has lead alot of business to start embarrassing digital presence and solution for their daily operation, therefore lies a huge opportunity in this space. For corpers, you don't really need to take any class for this as many of it you will figure it out and you can easy learn on the job. This may include copywriting, ad setup and content creation
3. Personal Branding/Influencer
Just like the second point just that this can take a long time before you start making money from it, but on the long run worth it and it is something you can do during your service year, by exploring area, vloging about your travels. Blogging about your new environment and many more
4. Electronic Repairs
During this pandemic the use of internet enabled devices has surged up, as NYSC 2020 batch A corp member, this is a skills that you can use to make some extra money among other corpers, CDS group and even among the hosting community
5. Game TV or life fitness centre
Another way to make some extra bulks in a fun way is to setup a TV station in your area, especially if it is World Cup era. If not alot of people watch weekend games regular league and champions league. (Don't forget to tell your audience to come with their nose mask, if you are planning this). And if you are the game type, you can open a game and fit centre. There are different games you can start like; PS station, table tennis, weight lift, chess game in addition to personal fitness exercise room. This is usually lucrative if you are posted to the city for your primary assignment.
We talked a little about this early but it is alot on its own and can even include other online business like affiliate marketing apart from ad revenue. This is what you can do in your spare time or at leisure, in as much as there is availability of internet connection and you have your own laptop or phone.
This include doing simple digital task for someone else or company all online. As a corp member looking to make extra cash, this is a good area of focus. Has you can be paid in dollars by during this task which usually involves your skills. Platform that offer this include upwork, fiverr, freelancer and even some Nigerian Site
8. Graphic Design
We are now going slightly technical, this skills can be forced to make you money every time, you can design for your PPA. If you are so creative you can even draw your boss and he/she will pay if he/she values art work. But most importantly you can make money from teaching others in your CDS or if you are serving in a school your pupil, or you can design certificate and many more for CDS groups.
9. SEO expert
Like i said we are going a bit technical but you know the more your skills is hard to find the more the pay, so another side hustle for corp member especially with pandemic and increase in small business website is to consult for business to make their keyword searchable and ranking well.
10. Web/App Developer
Lastly but to be honest if your PPA is a good school some parent can pay you more than your entire 12 month allowance to teach their kids this skill. You can also build a project for your PPA or LGA in which when the value is so felt you will surly be rewarded financially or otherwise
Other Business as corp member incudes;
Beads knitting and selling
Cloth designing and tailoring
Nose mask making
This businesses here will best suit female corp member but I have male corp member making money as hairstylist and especially shoe making
Trade is also another common business for NYSC corp member. I just the not include on the main list because the pandemic have make a lot of corper at their home. But most corp members posted to North buy product there and send to east for selling.
WHAT YOU NEED FOR SUCCESS
There are some factors that will likely affect your overall success in any of the above business idea. These factors include; • The locality/state where you are posted for NYSC • Your business orientation • Passion • Dedication • Hard work • Capital • Skills
So, try as much as to factor in these factors when thinking of business to do during NYSC. As I have already said, you don’t to wait until you pass out from NYSC before you start up a business. That one year NYSC period is the best time to start a side hustle and small. As a corp member you are favored as you will receive a lot of support from the community
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As part of any organization, association, community or family their are some basic culture and value are communicated to all the member in an Anthem, so also the Nigerian National Scheme NYSC
Here are some basics things fundamentally expected for all Nigeria university to know about NYSC
Basic Terms and Explanation
Allowee:- Allowance paid every month from the Government. All Corpers nationwide receive N19,800 from the federal government. In most states, corpers also receive a state allowee (amount can vary from state to state). AI:- Area Inspector. Official in change of corp members in a given area. Same as LGI Book of Life:- It is a real, huge book signed in camp by all corpers. CD:- Community Development by an individual, couple or group. Also called CDS. Clearance:- AN activity you must to do every month end to show that you are still alive and present. You also submit a letter from your employer to get paid. CLO:- Corps Liaison Officer. The “head corper” of your Local Government Area Ghost Corper:- A corper that does everything (including collect money), but nobody has ever seen them. LG:- Local Government. You’ll meet your CD group here once a week. LGI:- Local Government Inspector. The official rep in your LG. Same as AI(see definition above). LGA:- Local Government Area. Mami Market:- A collection of shops in camp where corpers can find everything they need from bukka to tailors and cobblers. Some camps even have shawarma and arcade games. Call it the chillaxing spot for corpers, camp officials and soldiers. NYSC:- National Youth Service Corps……..that’s what you’re doing!. OBS:- Orientation Broadcasting Station. It is the station inside the orientation camp to give information to pple inside the camp and to make the camp more lively too. Otondo:- Friendly word for new Corper but some say it actually means Mumu. PCM:- Prospective Corp Members. Recent graduates who are just about to start NYSC. Platoon:- In camp corpers are split into groups called platoons. Platoon Commander:- A corper placed in charge of a Platoon. POP:- (Passing Out Parade) the end of your NYSC year. (Best day everrrrr!!!) Posting Letter:- This letter tells you where you have originally been posted. PPA:- Place of Primary Assignment. PV:- Payment Voucher. RSM:- An RSM serves as a general overseer to all the platoons. Platoon commandants report directly to RSM while RSM reports directly to captain. SAED:- Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development. A program set up by government to provide skills to corpers enabling them to start businesses after service. “You are wrong”:- Used in camp by soldiers if you’re in the wrong place or doing the wrong thing. ZI:- Zonal Inspector. Person in change of corp members in a given zone.
NYSC FULL ANTHEM STANZAS LYRICS
The audio of this full NYSC stanza is attached below you can follow the lyrics through
Stanza 1 Youths obey the clarion call Let us lift our nation high Under the sun or in the rain With dedication and selflessness Nigeria is ours, Nigeria we serve.
Stanza 2 Members, take the great salute Put the Nation first in all With service and humility NYSC for the noble youths Make Nigeria a great nation.
Stanza 3 Far and near we come to serve And to build our fatherland With oneness and loyalty NYSC for unity Hail Nigeria, our great nation.
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Incase you start forgetting NYSC terms you are number 23.
Useful N.Y.S.C Terms And Definitions You Should Always Remember
Terms & Definitions
1. Allowee:- This is the one I know many has not forgotten It is the allowance paid every month from the Government. All Corpers nationwide receive ₦30,000 from the federal government. In most states, corpers also receive a state allowee (amount can vary from state to state). 2. AI:- Area Inspector. Official in change of corp members in a given area. Same as LGI 3. Book of Life:- Relocated Batch A member should note this, It is a real, huge book signed in camp by all corpers, it recognised you been certified to collect a certificate in that state 4. CD:- Community Development I know some Corper have never experienced this, by an individual, couple or group. Also called CDS, it is the form of giving back to the society. 5. CD card:- An official NYSC card you attach a passport pic to, that is signed by your LGI at the end of your Cd day. It differ between state and LGA to another some even Thumbprint for CDS to know how important it is to the scheme, and many don't want corpers who don't attend CDS to do clearance which is important to get allawee 6. Clearance:- AN activity you must to do every month end to show that you are still alive and present. You also submit a letter from your employer to get paid. 7. CLO:- Corps Liaison Officer. The “head corper” of your Local Government Area 8. Ghost Corper:- I hope you wouldn't be this, thou presently every everyone is, it is a corper that does everything (including collect money), but nobody has ever seen them. 9. LG:- Local Government. Or LGA. This is corper's first home and where most CDS meet your CD group here once a week. 10. LGI:- Local Government Inspector. The official rep in your LG. Same as AI(see definition above). 11. Mami Market:- You should still remember this lovely term that symbolises easy and escape from drill for those who do escape. It is a collection of shops in camp where corpers can find everything they need from bukka to tailors and cobblers. Some camps even have shawarma and arcade games. Call it the chillaxing spot for corpers, camp officials and soldiers. 12. NYSC:- National Youth Service Corps At least if you will forget everything not this. That’s what you’re doing!. 13. OBS:- Orientation Broadcasting Station. It is the station inside the orientation camp to give information to pple inside the camp and to make the camp more lively too. 14. PCM:- Prospective Corp Members. Recent graduates who are just about to start NYSC. Majorly define by a graduate who is yet to be swear in by NYSC 15. Platoon:- This is a military term use in camp to denote, corpers been splited into groups called platoons. 16. Platoon Commander:- A corper placed in charge of a Platoon. 17. Posting Letter:- This letter tells you where you have originally been posted. This is issued after camp completion 18. PPA:- Place of Primary Assignment. This is your duty post, where you are issued clearance every month. I know some doesn't know what it means to work for clearance basically yet 19. RSM:- An RSM serves as a general overseer to all the platoons. Platoon commandants report directly to RSM while RSM reports directly to captain. 20. SAED:- Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development. A program set up by government to provide skills to corpers enabling them to start businesses after service. 21. “You are wrong”:- Used in camp by soldiers if you’re in the wrong place or doing the wrong thing. 22. ZI:- Zonal Inspector. Person in change of corp members in a given zone. 23. Otondo:- Friendly word for new Corper but some say it actually means Mumu. To forget this terms will make you one if you are still in service 24. POP:- (Passing Out Parade) That is the end of your NYSC year. The last parade and dropping of service
What is job-hopping and How it can affect career success
Job-hopping is simply the practice of moving from job to job or in my words jumping around from one offer to another
It might look reasonable with a surface look but can you imagine going to different universities before graduating a course or better still having changing course of study every session.
You know it wouldn't be nice on the success, such also for early career man and women.
CAREER EFFECT OF JOB-HOPPING
What is the effect of one on the other? How long is too long for staying in a company? I must admit, the resumes that pass by my desk makes me conclude that job-hopping is far too common in many early career.
Job hoppers do it for various reasons. Not just better offer, sometime in rift and many other reasons. More often than not they may not know what they are getting into. Often times it is because they do not know what they want and hence are not ready for the challenges that lay ahead of them. Job-hopping can have great effect on career success especially for in an early career stage, with not much previous track record and achievements.
Consider this, what signals are you sending to your potential employer if you job-hop TOO OFTEN?
THE TWO-YEAR RULE I have a two-year rule that I tell my staff and potential employees. The two-year rule is this – you must be willing to commit mentally to spend at least two years in the company before you quit. The reason is this; you need to deal with the learning curve. If you job-hop too often, you learn nothing substantial.
For me, it takes you at least a year to know the ins and outs of the company. Then another year before you can eventually be truly productive in adding value to the company. To see the true results of your contribution to the company, for me it takes at least two years. So, if you are prone to job-hopping and career success is on your mind, then it is time to rethink.
TRAINING YOU Many well-established companies have training programs. They are willing to invest in fresh graduates and newbies. However, in order for them to make that decision they need to look at past track records. Ask yourself, if you are a manager – who are you more likely to invest training time and money on? Someone who is job-hopper and shows tendency to job-hop or someone who is stable?
Companies are more likely to invest in people who are stable. The reason is simple. They are able to contribute back into the company. Everybody wins. If you are constantly job-hopping, you send a signal that you are not ready to commit.
Companies like to invest in people who see their career goals align with their corporate goals. Job-hoppers usually cannot see their career path beyond the next year or better offer.
HOW TO REDUCE JOB-HOPPING One of the best ways to quit job-hopping is to truly know what you want. Once you know that, you will have singular focus in the pursuit of your career goals. Of course, it is understandable that as a fresh graduate or newbie at work it is tough to know that. You may be interested in some other industries.
If there are other fields that you are interested in then make a plan to find out about them. Start with the Internet, and then ask friends who may know people in those fields. Speak to them; ask them about the expectations of the company and the role of the position you are interested in.
You may not have all the answers but at least you get some idea. That would decrease the chances of you job-hopping. That is how you can right position yourself not to come to a point of doing what you don't love.
MAKE LEARNING A KEY OBJECTIVE NOT MONEY If you are new in the work force and have been job-hopping quite a bit, my advice to you is this - truly find out what you want. Once you know that, find a company that is willing to train or how they are willing to commit to their employees’ career in the long term. If they have structured training programs, join them.
Make learning the relevant skills and knowledge in that industry your key objective. The skills and knowledge that you learn will contribute to your career success in the long term. It is something that you can bring with you the rest of your life. Once you see the benefits of committing to a company who is willing to train you for more than two years, hopefully you won’t be job-hopping often anymore.
As We Conclude Always Leave Your Employer On Good Terms and Save Yourself Headaches Despite The Stage of The Company A Startup or Large Organisation
In Summary: Use an exit interview as a tool instead of a personal gripe session.
The exit interview is not a time to burn bridges with your old company. It has become a very common ritual and the idea behind it is to find out from departing staff members, when they no longer have to worry about protecting jobs, exactly what things the company can improve upon.
The interview is designed to be a tool for making a company more efficient and a better place to work. However, many employees who are leaving an organization use this as a time to vent frustrations they may have felt. They see it as a personal gripe session, and loose inhibitions, sometimes venting personal ad homonym attacks against co-workers, and especially against former supervisors and bosses. This is never a wise idea.
Dale Carnegie and other personal growth gurus have told business people for many years that it is never good to burn bridges and offend someone when you could just as easily avoid it. It comes down to the old saying, “you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.” Keep that saying in mind before the exit interview.
Remember that if you make personal attacks they will be seen as such by the people who read the interview report. If you have genuine suggestions for improvement, your case could be weakened by making personal attacks. You don’t really gain anything from attacking or bad mouthing the people you used to work with or work for anyway, and you may regret saying something in anger later on when you are thinking more clearly.
Use the interview as a constructive tool, with good intentions. The company you used to work for did, after all, provide you with a way of making a living for the time you spent with them. Granted, you provided services to them that they needed. And, they paid you a salary or wages. Hopefully it was a fair exchange. If you have honest concerns, then the interview can be constructive.
For example, one reporter for a local weekly newspaper stressed that the computers being used were old and out of date, and that the firewall software used was ineffective. The system had suffered attacks of computer viruses in the past, and it was obvious to the reporter that the managing editor was not computer literate enough to understand how to fix the problem. The reporter knew that the publisher and the business manager would both read the exit interview report, so she carefully and diplomatically worded her comments, showing that buying new computers and new software would save the newspaper money in the long run.
By wording it carefully during her exit interview she got her ideas across to the appropriate people, and they took her comments seriously because she had nothing to gain and nothing to lose, and seemed to be reporting this situation for the good of the newspaper and staff. In this manner the exit interview benefited everyone involved.
Be careful about kicking the door, it might come back to hurt you.
I have seen employees leave their employers and got re-hired again after a while, so close the door well so that you might enter through it again if need be
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I am not a fan of tell people this, before they can think. But they are fact and many are just full of complains.
If you have a job or your company is still operating, be very grateful
Victoria's Secret declared bankruptcy.
Zara closed 1,200 stores.
La Chapelle withdrew 4391 stores.
Chanel is discontinued.
Hermes is discontinued.
Patek Philippe discontinued production.
Rolex discontinued production.
The world's luxury industry has crumpled.
Nike has a total of $23 billion US dollars preparing for the second stage of layoffs.
Gold's gym filed for bankruptcy
The founder of AirBnb said that because of pandemic, 12 years of efforts were destroyed in 6 weeks.
Even Starbucks also announced to permanently close their 400 stores.
WeWork isn't in a great spot either
The list goes on & on
See the US economy landscape :
Nissan Motor Co. may close down in USA
Biggest Car Rental company (Hertz) filed for bankruptcy - they also own Thrifty and Dollar
Biggest Trucking company (Comcar) filed for bankruptcy - they have 4000 trucks
Oldest retail company (JC Penny) filed for bankruptcy - to be acquired by Amazon for pennies
Biggest investor in the world (Warren Buffet) lost $50B in the last 2 months
Biggest investment company in the world (BlackRock) is signalling disaster in the world economy - they manage over $7 Trillion
Biggest mall in America (Mall of America) stopped paying mortgage payments
Most reputable airline in the world (Emirates) laying off 30% of its employees
US Treasury printing trillions to try to keep the economy on life support
Estimated no. of retail stores closing in 2020 - 12,000 to 15,000. The following are big retailers that have announced closing:
Bath & Body Works
Pier 1 Imports
Art Van Furniture
Specialty Cafe & Bakery
and many many more
Unemployment claims reached an all-time high of 38+ million - unemployment is over 25% (out of 160 million of work force, close to 40 million are jobless). With no income, consumer demand is falling drastically and the economy will go into a free fall. This is just USA...
Under the weight of the new crown pandemic, many giants are facing the crisis of failure. 5 months of pandemic created a LOT of debt, and tens of thousands of companies went bankrupt. If you have a business & your company is still standing (even if on one leg), and there's pay cuts or minimal layoffs, please BE GRATEFUL and treat your company & customers well.
What Humanity is dealing with at this time is "an Existential threat that cannot be controlled". Spain celebrated their success with Covid-19, but they're back to local lockdown at Galicia. That's scary. The second half of 2020, is the challenge of corporate strength & relationship
2020 is about survival. Take care of yourself, your loved ones and your place of work. Be happy with what you have!
Be glad you have what you do, and look for ways to be more with that. You can be part of the community of other ex Corp members
We all know that the world is changing and digital systems is not the new norms, so as NYSC Batch A is preparing back to camp (according to NYSC DG) and stream 2 preparing for call up and even for ex corp members.
Video screening and interview is not a norm and certain ethic have to be followed to have a success in this.
This post is all about the must do in a video conference interview and standard one on one job interview.
If you have a video conference job interview, the same rules apply as a standard job interview. This includes:
1. Dress for success – Wear what you would for a normal job interview for a corp member khaki will not be bad. Either way make sure you are smart, presentable, business attire.
2. Be prepared for the interview – Learn a little about the company, the industry, have your interview answers ready to showcase how you can serve them, what you can do, and have suitable questions to ask.
3. Bring evidence of achievements/qualifications if you have it – If sales increased by 10% or efficiency increased by 5% and you have the documents to show this, have it with you. Also, have digital versions of this which you can share with the interview panel should you be asked.
For a video job interview, there are a few extra aspects to take on board, such as:
4. Practice looking at the camera – When we use Zoom and the like we naturally look at the person speaking. Try and practice looking at the camera as this will mimic eye contact that you would naturally do in a job interview.
5. Keep the background neutral – Try and position yourself where the camera shows only a blank wall. This will keep the focus of the interview panel on you.
6. Make extra sure you will not be disturbed – The last thing you want is to have to leave the interview to sort out an ‘emergency’.
Video conferencing is not the same as face to meetings or job interviews, but with a little preparation, you can make them easier to manage. More productive, and less disruptive.
Wishing luck in your interviews,
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Today we want to talk about the right way to follow up on a job interview let us start by answering these questions:
Can I follow up on a job interview?
This looks simple, like a yes or no question but it is more than that, because it actually depends on the circumstances.
Let us start like this;
You finish NYSC and you applied, you are called for interview but remember you might not be the only one called. Let go on with the positive story which we expect the circumstances to be
So you’ve finished the job interview for your dream job (or, at least a great job) and as far as you’re concerned, you nailed the job interview! It’s only a matter of time before they call you with an offer, right?
But after a couple of weeks pass without a peep, you start to get that sinking feeling… perhaps the job interview wasn’t the slam-dunk you hoped for. At this point, you may feel that the best decision is to cut your losses and move on. But before you put that job interview in the past, be sure to follow-up with the employer.
The job interview is only the beginning of the conversation. While you certainly don’t want to come off as annoying, you want to stay on the employer’s radar.
How to go about this followup?
Let us see 3 (three) way you can go about this. Here is the right way to follow-up on a job interview, without being a pest
1. Write a Thank You Note
After your job interview, the first follow-up should be a thank you note; preferably a handwritten letter sent through the mail, which is more likely to be read, but an email on time is better than nothing. You should always send a note to every person you interviewed with, no later than 24 hours after the interview. Keep these things in mind in your note:
Be brief, friendly, and conversational. You’ve already had the job interview, so let your gratitude and personality show a little bit.
NOTE: Restate your interest in the job and any relevant details on why you’re qualified.
Thank the potential employer for their time as job interviews can require employers to set aside a lot of time, often forcing them to push off work.
The thank you note is also an excellent opportunity to add any significant information you may have forgotten to say in the interview.
Example of this thank you note:
Hi [Interviewer Name],
Thank you so much for meeting with me today. After learning more about the position, I’m very excited for the opportunity to join your team and help [create world-class marketing campaigns, inspire prospective clients, increase revenue, etc.] for [Company Name].
I know my years of experience of working on [web development, copywriting, sales, etc.] would greatly benefit your company.
Please keep me posted on the status of the hiring process. I look forward to speaking with you soon.
Also note that
If you’re really ambitious and are feeling good about the job interview, you might even try to impress the employer and include an idea that could add value to their company in your follow-up.
For example, you could add a suggestion that looks like this in your follow-up and thank you email:
“Our discussion about [A, B, and C] gave me an idea. Has your team considered trying [X, Y, and Z]? I found it to be an effective process in my last job.”
Make it easy on them by reminding them why you deserve the job.
Sending a thank you note after an interview is the easy part of following up. Making contact again after a few weeks of silence can feel more difficult. You might worry that checking in will make you seem annoying, or worse, desperate. But not to worry! This follow-up is a regular and professional part of the process. If you approach your follow-up carefully, you can come off as a diligent and interested.
NOTE: Here are some tips to keep in mind when you follow up:
Don’t jump to the conclusion that you didn’t get the job. Sometimes the hiring process can take a while to settle, especially if the decision-makers have a lot on their plate.
Wait for the established timeframe and deadlines to pass. If you ended your job interview by asking about the next steps of the hiring process and when you should expect to hear back, then stick to that timeline. If that date has passed, then feel free to send a follow-up note by email to the employer.
Example of a check-in note
When sending a note after the discussed timeframe has passed, here is sample language of a post-interview check-in note:
“Hi Jane, I hope all’s well! You mentioned that you would be finalizing your decision for the IT position by this week. I’m eager to hear when you have an update. Please let me know if there’s anything I can provide to assist you in your decision-making process.”
3. Stay in Touch
Even if you don’t get the job, it might be useful to have this employer in your network. This can take some finesse. Rather than seeing your relationship with the employer as a failed job interview and lost opportunity, treat them as a valuable new colleague and contact.
Build a relationship. This means keeping the conversation going by periodically sending articles or information that might be relevant to them, congratulating them on recent accomplishments, and thanking them for their replies.
Do the research, and if appropriate, add the recruiter or employees you spoke with on LinkedIn.
Also, be sure to follow up and update your LinkedIn interests and be sure to follow their company page on LinkedIn.
But remember, don’t overdo it! Be cognizant of whether you’re being helpful or a nuisance and always be genuine.
The key is to remain professional, proactive, and useful, not pushy or over-eager.
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We have discuss on this platform what NYSC CDS is all about
Today we will see examine a 19B corp member unveiling her project and at the end you will be able to see how to go about yours too, with an example of a personal cds letter
"I WANTED TO REACH OUT IN THE LITTLE WAY I CAN’- CORPS MEMBER MERCY ISIAKA"
Corps member Isiaka Mercy Lovelyn (KB/19B/0111) from Kogi state has delivered a laudable nine personal projects in Zuru Local government, Kebbi State to map out her service year.
The projects sought to improve the standard of livelihood in the community while also improving the educational sector in the area. The projects included drilling a community borehole at Domo village in the Amanawa area of zuru local government. Donation of forty chairs and desks to Bahago Gomo Day secondary school Zuru. Renovation of the NYSC Zonal office, Zuru. Donation of forty pieces of school uniforms, one hundred exercise books, thirty pairs of sandals, and thirty pairs of socks.
Lovelyn further donated three sets of desktop computers to Mama Aziki Comprehensive School Senchi, Zuru. Donation of textbooks and writing materials to Rikoto Primary school, Zuru. She also hosted skill acquisition and entrepreneurship development, where she practically demonstrated cake baking, chin chin, donut, and liquid soap.
She opened a skill acquisition center in the local government and also held sensitization on the value of girl child education. When asked about why she embarked on these commendable projects, Isiaka Mercy said that her goal was to reach out to the community in the little way she could. She further stated that the only way she could repay the love that has been shown to her during her stay in the community is to reciprocate the same amount of love by providing for the community and leaving a positive mark that will stand the taste of time.
Commenting on the projects, the Local Government Inspector, Mr. Salihu Suleiman Wara said that the level of commitment from the corps member has left him stunned and proven the level of positive impact the NYSC scheme is having on young graduates.
Also speaking, the Zonal Inspector, Mr. Isiaka Usman Maru applauded the corps member and said she has redefined service to humanity. He encouraged her not to relent in her efforts to always leave a positive impact wherever she finds herself.
Maru called on other corps members to emulate the good deeds so that the efforts of the scheme towards national integration will not be defeated. He further encouraged those who benefitted from the projects to make judicious use of materials given to them.
While commissioning some of the projects, His Royal Highness the Emir of Zuru, Muhammad Sani Sami Gomo 11 hailed the level of patriotism, goodwill from the corps member. He encouraged her to continue with her show love and commitment to the society.
Emir Sani said that the NYSC scheme since its inception has produced good ambassadors that are patriotic and carry the Nigerian image with pride. He assured that the community will continue to show love to all corps members posted to them.
You can check out our corpers philanthropy out on this online lodge. You can likewise share yours here and remember there is a right way to go about this. CHECK OUT the personal format letter for NYSC CDS.
Like we once said in this corpers house that there are gender issues during the closure of the last opening
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This could be a sign that things have wanted to get started with NYSC gradually.
As the DG himself have to visit and submit is plans to PTF (Presidential Task Force) through the NCDC today.
This usually registration spanning about 4 months now have been extended to end Tuesday 16th June 2020.
As a week was added to allow those who are yet to register or facing issues to get registered. This will also give opportunity to those who want to correct anything on their dashboard from name arrangement to date of birth etc.
Stay up to date with NYSC information on our NYSC group on Telegram https://t.me/nyscgroup. Don't forget you can create a topic too on this online corperslodge for every Corp Members to see
Have you been asking the question of what to do as Corp members during this Lockdowns
answer that for you
But after all the learning this is an opportunity for Corp member to showcase what they have learnt especially for
NYSC Competition This does not come everytime but when it comes it is good to give a grab as this is an;
NYSC 2020 Batch A opportunity NYSC 19 Batch C opportunity
As the competition requires that only serving Corper till September 2020 can apply. Essay Topic: Entrepreneurial Development Key to Nigeria's Economic Growth and Development Submit to: email@example.com Deadline: 30th June 2020
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Let me start by saying, if you not be following our security tips that we been sharing during this time. That means you been miss out of our NYSC member channel
Today Security Tip is on corpers Rape Awareness
AS THE WORLD IS RECENTLY TALKING ABOUT RAPE WE DECIDED TO BRING YOUR WHAT NYSC THINKS ABOUT RAPE AWARENESS EVEN THOUGH THIS APPLIES MOSTLY TO FEMALE CORPS MEMBERS BUT THE TIP HERE CAN BE OF BENEFIT TO EVERYONE
WAYS TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM RAPE
* At a Party Do not accept drinks from anyone you don’t know or leave your drinks unattended to.
* Date Rape Drugs can be mixed into drinks in the blink of an eye, so be alert to what’s happening around you and be extremely cautious about what you eat and drink.
Be Armed not necessarily with a gun but other safety devices
* Be cautious when outdoors
Don’t walk aimlessly. Be confident.
Stay away from narrow alleys or dark streets.
Do not walk by yourself after dark
Do not get into an elevator alone with someone you do not know.
Always know exactly where you are in case you do find yourself in trouble and have to call someone for help.
* Safety at Home
The area outside your main entrance should be lit properly.
Ensure that your main door has a peephole so that you know who you are opening your door to.
Keep your curtains drawn and your doors locked always.