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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.


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.

Full Stanza of NYSC Anthem

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Kopa posted Jul 24 '20 at 7:51 pm

Good day to everyone,

We be sharing on another NYSC Essay opportunity you can take part in even during this Lockdown of PPA

FRSC/KRSD Annual Essay Competition 2020



KRSD Trust Fund is now accepting entries for the 2020 FRSC/KRSD Annual Essay Competition for Youth Corpers. The essay topic for this year’s competition is:

"COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: its implications on Road Safety in Nigeria"

Submission Deadline: 31st July 2020

Judging Criteria

All essays will be evaluated by a panel of experts from the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) according to the criteria and point system outlined below:


How well does the essay reflect a thorough understanding of the topic?


Does the essay follow a logical and easily understood progression?


Were diverse resources and ideas used to develop the topic?
Conclusions: Do the conclusions follow logically from the argument? Are the conclusions compelling?

Submission Specification

  • All essay should be submitted in Microsoft Word using comic sans (14) font with double spacing.
  • The essay should not be more than 1,500 words.

How to apply

Don't propone acting on it, if you want to apply start doing it now, remember the deadline is in 6 days. If you need help you can reach out to our online community Here or any you are see this on

Kopa posted Jul 20 '20 at 10:12 pm

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

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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.


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?

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.

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.

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.

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

Cc E Thanks.

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This is how to make extra cash as Corp member or student

Freelance eBook Writer – Work from home

Are you looking for a job or a side-hustle that allows you to work from the comfort of your home?

We are looking for two content and creative writers to join our team of freelance writers.

You will be required to write eBooks, proposals, website articles, and social media posts as needed.

Ideal candidates are students or NYSC Corp members, but this opportunity is open to the general public.

The payment rate is N2/word. That is, for a 7,500-word eBook, you will be paid N15,000. Bear in mind that this role affords you a lot of flexibility so you can do other things.


  1. You will have the flexibility and freedom to work from your own home and to determine your working hours; however, you will be given a deadline for each project.

  2. You will get paid based on the number of projects you complete. So, there is no cap on how much you can earn.


  1. Must be a Creative Writer with good writing skill and a strong desire to write
  2. Must be computer literate – familiar with MSWord and Internet research
  3. Capacity to work with minimal supervision.


  1. Formulating texts per prescribed editorial and formatting guidelines.
  2. Ensuring that texts are properly researched.
  3. Maintaining originality in your work. No plagiarized content.
  4. Proofreading your assignments to detect and correct errors.
  5. Submitting completed works via the requisite channels before specified deadlines.

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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


  1. Victoria's Secret declared bankruptcy.
  2. Zara closed 1,200 stores.
  3. La Chapelle withdrew 4391 stores.
  4. Chanel is discontinued.
  5. Hermes is discontinued.
  6. Patek Philippe discontinued production.
  7. Rolex discontinued production.
  8. The world's luxury industry has crumpled.
  9. Nike has a total of $23 billion US dollars preparing for the second stage of layoffs.
  10. Gold's gym filed for bankruptcy
  11. The founder of AirBnb said that because of pandemic, 12 years of efforts were destroyed in 6 weeks.
  12. Even Starbucks also announced to permanently close their 400 stores.
  13. 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

  1. Biggest Car Rental company (Hertz) filed for bankruptcy - they also own Thrifty and Dollar
  2. Biggest Trucking company (Comcar) filed for bankruptcy - they have 4000 trucks
  3. Oldest retail company (JC Penny) filed for bankruptcy - to be acquired by Amazon for pennies
  4. Biggest investor in the world (Warren Buffet) lost $50B in the last 2 months
  5. Biggest investment company in the world (BlackRock) is signalling disaster in the world economy - they manage over $7 Trillion
  6. Biggest mall in America (Mall of America) stopped paying mortgage payments
  7. Most reputable airline in the world (Emirates) laying off 30% of its employees
  8. US Treasury printing trillions to try to keep the economy on life support
  9. Estimated no. of retail stores closing in 2020 - 12,000 to 15,000. The following are big retailers that have announced closing:

  10. J. Crew

  11. Gap
  12. Victoria's Secret
  13. Bath & Body Works
  14. Forever 21
  15. Sears
  16. Walgreens
  17. GameStop
  18. Pier 1 Imports
  19. Nordstrom
  20. Papyrus
  21. Chico's
  22. Destination Maternity
  23. Modell's
  24. A.C. Moore
  25. Macy's
  26. Bose
  27. Art Van Furniture
  28. Olympia Sports
  29. K Mart
  30. 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


A member of the House of Representatives, Zakariya Dauda Nyampa, has advocated for fresh graduates to be enlisted into the army.

Nyampa who represents representing Michika/Madagali constituency of Adamawa state, said the military service should replace the mandatory one-year National Youth Services Corps (NYSC).

He said graduates who do not have the interest to serve as military personnel should be allowed to venture into other endeavours after the mandatory one-year training and service in the Nigerian army.

What do you think about this guys.


Fast and Ready posted Jun 25 '20 at 7:47 am

Imagine the development in NYSC from the early 70's, things that make me think;

This is how the first Passing out Parade looks like.
Knowing that NYSC started a year before.

I can't imagine the people's training, drilling.
As even the soldiers seem to match funnily

I can't also imagine the kind of opportunity this graduate will have
Looking at how few then are, maybe automatic employment

The Uniform seem to me, not same all through, in colour
especially the pants

I wonder what is people's ages might be looking at there faces
Hardly will there be pcm in there 20's in this set

NYSC First POP 1974.mp4

At the end it is wonderful to look back in history and have a glimpse in development that have happened in the scheme of the national youth service corps

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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,


Kopa posted Jun 15 '20 at 9:22 pm

As NYSC Registration closes tomorrow's at least according to plan (which still comes with alot of questions and issues)

Let us answer the first question
Is all Registration Errors worth correcting?
Ans: No, mistakes like kit size, date of graduation of primary school should not be taken with seriousness.

But there are mistakes that you don't want to be in your database, this are what we will be discussing and how to fix them, some of which might be an error prior to registration

First thing is to figure out whose mistake is it, JAMB, WAEC/NECO, OR YOUR INSTITUTION.

Below are some of those questions and the answers to them:

> How do I Correct Spelling Mistake in my Name

The following procedures are to be followed:

1. Login into your Dashboard using your username and password

2. Click on Apply for Name Correction: Fill the required fields

3. Click on Place Request to submit and wait for approval

NB: Please note that NYSC does not approve addition or removal of names. Contact your Institution to officially write NYSC for such request.

> How do I Correct Wrong Date of Birth

The following procedures are to be followed:

1. Get 19 or 20 digits WAEC verification pin from any First Bank branch

2. Login to your dashboard and click on the link to Date of Birth

3. Enter WAEC Verification PIN, select WAEC Type, Year of exam and enter your Examination Number; and

4. Click on Verify button


> How do I Correct Wrong Course of Study

The following procedures are to be followed:

1. Login to your dashboard and click on the link for Correction of Course of Study;

2. Select Course of Study; and


Note: This approval is strictly done by your Institution’s Student Affairs Officer (SAO).

> How do I Correct Wrong Class of Study Degree

The following procedures are to be followed:

1. Login to your dashboard and click on the link for Correction of Course of Study;

2. Select Class of Degree; and


Note: This approval is strictly done by your Institution’s Student Affairs Officer (SAO).

> How do I Correct Wrong Qualification

The following procedures are to be followed:

1. Login to your dashboard and click on the link for Correction of Course of Study;

2. Select Qualification; and


Note: This approval is strictly done by your Institution’s Student Affairs Officer (SAO).

Source: NYSC website
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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.

Warm regards,

Your Name]

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.

2. Check-In

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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This is the list of questions that every ex corp member must be able to have answer to before any interview.

Ask yourself and have the answers in you;

Remember he who fails to plan, plans to fail.

Do your homework/research of the people and organization before going for the meeting;

LinkedIn and Google is your friend for this


  1. Tell me about yourself?
  2. Explain how you would be an asset to this organization
  3. Why should we hire you?
  4. What experience do you have in this field?
  5. Why do you think you would do well at this job?
  6. What is your greatest strength?
  7. Tell me about your dream job.
  8. Describe your work ethic.
  9. What is your philosophy towards work?
  10. What are you looking for in a job?
  11. If you were hiring a person for this job, what would you look for?
  12. What have you done to improve your knowledge in the last year?
  13. Why do you want to work for this organization?
  14. How long would you expect to work for us if hired?
  15. How would you know you were successful on this job?
  16. Do you consider yourself successful?
  17. What do you know about this organization?
  18. What motivates you to do your best on the job?
  19. Why do you want to leave your current job?
  20. If you had enough money to retire right now, would you?
  21. Have you ever been asked to leave a position?
  22. Tell me about a suggestion you have made
  23. What do co-workers say about you?
  24. What irritates you about co-workers?
  25. What is more important to you: the money or the work?
  26. What would your previous supervisor say your strongest point is?
  27. Tell me about a problem you had with a supervisor
  28. What has disappointed you about a job?
  29. Tell me about your ability to work under pressure.
  30. Do your skills match this job or another job more closely?
  31. Are you a team player?
  32. Are you willing to work overtime?
  33. Are you applying for other jobs?
  34. Would you be willing to relocate if required?
  35. Are you willing to put the interests of the organization ahead of your own?
  36. Describe your management style.
  37. What have you learned from mistakes on the job?
  38. What kind of salary do you need?
  39. Do you have any blind spots?
  40. Do you think you are overqualified for this position?
  41. How do you propose to compensate for your lack of experience?
  42. Do you know anyone who works for us?
  43. What qualities do you look for in a boss?
  44. What kind of person would you refuse to work with?
  45. Tell me about a time when you helped resolve a dispute between others.
  46. What position do you prefer on a team working on a project?
  47. Have you ever had to fire anyone?
  48. How did you feel about that?
  49. What has been your biggest professional disappointment?
  50. Tell me about the most fun you have had on the job.


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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


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.

Nigeria we serve


Like we once said in this corpers house that there are gender issues during the closure of the last opening

Read more about that

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.

Registration Extension

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 Don't forget you can create a topic too on this online corperslodge for every Corp Members to see

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Kopa posted Jun 9 '20 at 9:25 am

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:
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



* 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.

Source: NYSC doc


Today we want to talk about NYSC Leave
Especially Terminal Leave

Is Terminal Leave part of NYSC?
What are the types of NYSC leave available?
When am I qualified for a leave?

Let us start by talking about all NYSC Leave during service year

Corps members are entitled to the mainly Six (6) type of leave throughout the service year.

  1. Casual Leave/Camp Rest Leave: usually two weeks after camp activities and securing your PPA, corpers take them to get their stuff and themselves ready

  2. Convocation Leave: are most 1-Week during your graduation week, that is if you didn't have it before your service year, you still need approval for this at least to the LG level

  3. Medical Leave You can check that here

  4. Marriage Leave: at most for 14 Daysa. A member who desires to get married during the service year shall be allowed to perform the marriage ceremony in any place of his/her choice.b. Any member who wishes to apply for leave for the purpose of sub-paragraph (a) above shall do so, not later than, four weeks before the date of the proposed marriage

  5. Maternity Leave during the service yeara. A married or an unmarried pregnant member shall be entitled to twelve weeks maternity leave. During this period of leave, she will be paid full monthly allowance.b. She will not, however, be entitled to the annual leave of 21days (terminal leave).

  6. Terminal Leave:

This is the area we want to dwell on, it is a leave just like any of the leave mentioned above.

Let sink that in for a while,

That means like other leave for example medical leave, or convocation leave during the leave you are still expecting to get paid, and you don't stop been a Corp member because you take a break for your convocation.

Therefore, Terminal leave which often start close to the end of your service year, don't mean you are not a Corp member.

Infact Corps members are entitled to 3-Weeks terminal leave at the end of service year. Many time after collecting certificate

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Today let us talk about NYSC certificate collection and if it is mistaken, stolen, missed or not seen by any mean. Let us be answering

Can I get a new NYSC certificate?
How can I go about replacing NYSC certificate?


Modalities for the collection of Certificate of National Service
Certificate of National Service is issued to State Secretariats at the Directorate headquarters through the State Certification Officers thrice a year for delivery to deserving Corps members.

Only Corps members duly discharged from National Service and Certificated on presentation of letters of clearance from employers, CDS Inspectors and I.D card are issued with Certificates.

Those who benefited from WAP loan facility are issued theirs on full repayment of the loans.

Corps members with pending disciplinary case(s) are not certificated until he/she is cleared.

In the case of loss of Certificate of Exemption, the following steps are to be taken.

  1. Police Extract/Report

  2. Court Affidavit

  3. Letter of Introduction from where the Ex-Corps member is discharged i.e. State of Service

  4. Where available, a copy of the lost Certificate

It is the policy of the Scheme not to reprint lost or burnt Certificates. Letters of Confirmation are issued instead.


Upon noticing any error on your Certificate, return it immediately to the State Certification Officer for possible correction where the error is traceable to NYSC. Certificates are produced based on what the Ex-Corps member penned on the format during the orientation exercise.

In case you are to proceed to NYSC NDHQ for collection of corrected Certificate, the following are required of you:

  1. Letter of Introduction from the NYSC State Secretariat addressed to the Director-General.

  2. Handwritten application.

  3. Valid I.D Card

NOTE: Certificate of National Service is not issued by proxy.

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Today we will be answering two major questions which is

When is next NYSC 2020 batch or stream going?
And what is the official plans of NYSC during this POP?

We start by releasing an argument why we believe and know that NYSC will never have increased the period for Batch B 2019. .

And NYSC have finally proof that they can't allow extend month. And have finally released his official memo on the state of how the POP will be taken place. Has we have been expecting NYSC to talk officially on this for a while and many have crafted out their plans of how they think how it might go.

Therefore for reminders sake we are started with questions 2;

And here is a quote from the DG of NYSC

"It is imperative to state that Corps Members who at present are not in their States of service need not violate the ban on inter-state journeys which is still in force.

However, as soon as the ban is lifted and it is safe to travel, they are expected to go to their respective States of service to collect their CNS."

As expected the parade was cancelled and the collection of certificates extended for 10 days.

But an essential question passing out members ask is

How do we get to our families and home state

But that have been simply answered by the post, NYSC like we said before is shutdowns and like in previous content of the Director-General. They will approach things like other agencies.

And will not be giving out Travel Pass has some have supposed.
At this point I say this also indirectly answer the first question. As just as stated NYSC will not do anything especially mobilization and camping until this is fully down.

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Fast and Ready posted May 21 '20 at 10:25 am

Every Thing You Need to Know About CDS

Let us start by what it really is?

CDS simply means Community Development Service, This is one of the four Cardinal Programs of the National Youth Corps Service in which Corps Members contribute positively to the development of their host communities throughout the National Service Period.

Objectives Of CDS

As one of the cardinal programs of the NYSC, Community Development Service was considered among other benefits to:

  1. Impact and improve positively on the rural community life.
  2. Expose body members to various traditions and customs of the host communities
  3. Provide a forum for body members to experiment with the subject of the subject. members
  4. Harness the enormous talents and skills of the body members in rural areas
  5. Develop the spirit of entrepreneurship in the body members
  6. Explore the challenges which rural development poses and inculcates in the Nigerian Youth the ideals and capacities for leadership, endurance, selflessness, community service, national service, patriotism and creativity.
  7. Instill in corps members of the tradition of the dignity of labor and productivity.
  8. Complementary activities of government at all levels in the stride towards national development.
  9. Providing complementary service in our national development activities, by ensuring that our under-privileged population is taught basic techniques for self-help through the appropriate technology concept being promoted by NYSC.

Classification of CDS

NYSC CDS is classified into two main categories:
A National Youth Service Corps year starts with a 3 weeks orientation course and it is compulsory for all Nigeria graduates mobilised for national service. The course lasts for three (3) weeks and is designed to achieve the following objectives:

  1. Group Community Development Service (CDS Group)
  2. Personal / Individual Community Development Service (Personal / Individual CDS)

Group Community Development Service (CDS Group):

Body members must use one day per week for CDS group activities. They are not expected to attend tasks at their main duty stations (PPA) on CD days. These days are dedicated to the execution of projects and programs that will improve the living conditions of their host communities. However, these days vary depending on the state of the federation and sometimes it varies depending from CDS to CDS.
The location of this meeting is often at the Local Government Secretariat, this can also vary depending on the type of cds and the decision of member, this is while some corpers like to stay near their LGA. This meeting is also often supervised or reported to by an official of NYSC in that LGA.

The ultimate goal is to find and be in a good CDS group that will develop you

we talk next about all the types of cds group if you want to see know what personal cds is here

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Questions have been coming in for a while that
What is the fate of those who are yet to complete their camping?
When is stream 2 Batch A going to be called up?
When is another mobilization taken place?

The Director-General of NYSC in this interview clarity some of that

Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, Ibrahim Shuaibu, has said that there are no plans to mobilise recent graduates in the country for the compulsory scheme due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Shuaibu in an interview with Economic Confidential said only Batch A, Stream 1, who were asked to leave camp due to COVID-19 would be asked to complete orientation.

He said, “We don’t know when we are going to start mobilising our corps members. You know our training is also structured like that of the military and paramilitary. You can see that the Nigerian Navy recently suspended its training for its freshly recruited cadets.

“So, the moment the coast is clear, we are going to key into the way others will conduct their exercise, so that our corps members can be called back soonest.”

To some this might be a good news as they can continue whatever meanful thing thing they are doing while to others it is not as they have stopped things they are doing and expecting mobilization.

Whatever way you find yourself, you still need to be uptodate with mobilization, camping and other related new. and stay up-to-date

Kopa posted May 18 '20 at 12:29 pm

It is common to be confused when there is an emergency and one can suddenly become bereft of ideas, what to do, where to go, who to call become very important question when you find your self caught up in crossfire of violence,the following people can be called for help:

  • The Divisional Police Officer(DPO)
  • The Traditional Ruler in the area
  • The commanding officer of the nearest army formation
  • State security service operatives in the area
  • Civil Defence corps officers in the area
  • NYSC Local Government Officer
  • NYSC Zonal Inspector
  • NYSC state coordinator
  • NYSC Director –General.

This is why it is important for you to obtain and jealously keep the phone numbers of these officials.

On this platform we shared several communication line with you. You can check
DG phone number and email

NYSC State Secretariat contactHere

NYSC Distress LineHere

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Some researchers take responsibility of independent reviewer for many academic journals. Also, at the postgraduate level of some institutions, some Lecturers are saddled with the responsibilities of taking records of postgraduate researches before presentations, while copies of postgraduate researches are usually distributed to other Lecturers to read and make remarks before making a presentation. The following should be considered by a reviewer whenever an Editor-in-Chief of a journal sent a manuscript to be reviewed, or be considered by Lecturers that are to make remarks on the postgraduate dissertation or thesis:
a)Making suggestions of alternative reviewers to the Editor in case they cannot review the manuscript for whatsoever reasons;
b)The reviewer must not pass on the assigned manuscript to another reviewer;
c)The identity of the reviewer should be anonymous to the authors;
d)The manuscript to be reviewed must be treated as a confidential document;
e)A reviewer must not convert the manuscript to their work or making use of the manuscript in whatsoever form;
f)Manuscripts are meant to be reviewed critically and constructively, not destructively;
g)A reviewer should prepare comprehensive comments about the manuscript for improving the work when sent back to the author;
h)The reviewer should provide all necessary information on the manuscript reviewed within the set timeframe;
i)Providing recommendations to the editor regarding the adequacy and suitability of the manuscript for publication;
j)Revealing to the Editor any potential conflicts of interest from authors or the content of the manuscript;
k)Identifying any traces of research misdemeanors;
l)The reviewer must not communicate directly with authors; among others.
In conclusion, a reviewer is supposed to find out the following essentials that should be present in a manuscript: Originality; Novelty; Scientific underpinnings; Contribution to the literature, knowledge, and practice; Ethical characteristics; Article structure in-line with guidelines; Adequacy of referencing the citations; Grammatical structure (spellings, punctuations); and Devoid of plagiarism and other academic frauds.

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Kopa posted May 9 '20 at 11:57 pm

Good evening to everyone, trust you have a great day

We will be sharing 12 Security Tip NYSC expect every Corp Members to Note and Observe especially to New Corp member

As NYSC , CDS or Template is important so also is NYSC Safety, I mean Corp Members Safety is very important. Let us start by talking about the first one; NYSC Primary Place of Assignment Safety Tip

The primary assignment is the real platform actualizing the objectives of the scheme. This is where you spend more then 90 per cent of your service life in an environment with which you are largely unfamiliar; though in a strange terrain you have a national duty to perform which mandates you to interact with a diverse spectrum of people of different languages, cultures and customs.
Your success will thus depend on your ability to forge a cordial relationship with your new people. You must also be security conscious and stay alive. Here are some tips that can help you succeed and stay alive.
1. When reporting for your primary assignment, be attentive at reception or induction activities put together by the host communities. Such platforms present valuable information on the customs, structures, places, special landmarks, taboos etc of the host people. People and generally sensitive and passionate about their culture and you need to understand, appreciate and respect the way of life of your host. Be careful not to undermine or underestimate what the host community has passion for.
2. While ensuring that you relate generally, endeavour to identify and interact with key personalities in the community. This is a process of integrating yourself into the hearts of the community.
3. In group (where possible) or individually, the corps member(s)should visit and pay homage to the Traditional ruler, local government chairman, district police officer, commanding officers of military formation, police commissioners, directors and operatives of the state security services, heads of civil defence corps units etc. These are key players in the security of the community who should know, not only that corps members are around but what they do, where they live and how they operate.
4. Endeavour to have the phone numbers of these key players in the security subsector and maintain regular contacts with them.
5. Identify and locate key youth organizations in the community and engage in constructive, non-partisan and development-focused interaction with them. It must be realized that youths are the ones mostly employed to foment crises. But a meaningful engagement with them has the potential of opening their eyes to more beneficial ways of deploying their youthful act and energies. More importantly, it creates a bonding between the corps members and the youths of the community; a closeness that will work for the protection of the corps members in the time of trouble.
6. I group, where feasible, corps members should organized communal projects with the youths as a mentoring mechanism to positively inspire them. Such foray will create fellowship and bonding between corps members and the youths. As a consequence of this constructive relationship, the corps members are likely to be identified with and be protected rather than victimized in the time of emergency.
7. It is good for you to have a smattering or a complementary knowledge of the local language. At least it is possible for you to know how to greet and pay compliments in the local tongue. Language is a potent instrument for endearing two different people to each other. Greeting your landlord in his own language tends to make you sound less like a stranger. Apart from Positive implications for security, understanding the local language enhance the ability of the corps members to perform his duties in the community.

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This post is a response to increase interest on our Telegram ex Corp members community,

Let us start with design

Essence of design
Good design convey experience and can represent the core tenets of an organization and what that organization does. Professional logo designers will perform industry and client research, brainstorm ideas, and create sketches with their client while following principles of good logo design.

The aim of a Designer
When a designer first takes on a new logo project, he spends a lot of time trying to understand both the organization and its audience. We'll get to the process of learning what a logo needs to "say" later, but first, let's talk about what makes a great logo in the first place.
A great designer is able to capture an organization's mission and personality into a single, simple image, especially when they aren't a part of the organization themselves? Read on to find out.

Steps of making a great design
We will highlight 9 steps every PCM, Corps Members and Ex Corp members need to follow to start making great design. Let us note our focus here is on Logo design

Step 1 Start With Your Story
Step 2 Brainstorm Words That Describe Your Brand
Step 3 Sketch Ideas Based on These Words
Step 4 Test Your Top Sketches With Your Buyer Persona
Step 5 Refine Your Chosen Sketch
Step 6 Develop Your Logo's Layout on a Design Platform
Step 7 Pick Versatile Color Options
Step 8 Choose a Font
Step 9 Ensure Scalability

Making a memorable Logo design

Even though logos is often just small images, logos carry a whole lot of meaning -- and designing one comes with a whole lot of responsibility, too. Logos are usually the most recognizable representation of a company or organization. And with more information available to the average consumer today, logos also have to quickly and effectively communicate on behalf of their brand.

To tackle such a complex challenge, many brands choose to hire outside help. But for those of us who are brand new to the logo design process, working with freelancers to design a logo can be a challenge in itself.

This skills can help PCM with extra cash on campus, help CM with logo design for their CDS, and ex Corp members can be a professional in which they can be a freelancer or a chief design architect for an organisation

Principles of a great Logo design
This a principle you can start using to make your first Logo and design work. Most logo designers follow some iteration of these 5(five) principles of great logo design:

Simplicity: Is the design simple and clean enough to be flexible and easily recognizable? Is it not too busy, distracting, or confusing?

Memorability: Is it quickly recognizable? Will people only have to spend a second or two thinking about it to get it?

Timelessness: Will it still be a great logo in 10, 20, or even 50 years?

Versatility: Does it scale to different sizes without losing quality? Will it work across various media and within different contexts?

Appropriateness: Does it resonate with the desired audience?

Professional Graphic Designer believes these five principles are great for keeping designers from going too crazy when designing a new logo.

You have the tendency to be afraid or. excited about the prospect of designing stuff that looks cool and uses cool, new styles, But when you're designing a logo, you're ultimately solving for a problem. You're trying to convey something simply that gets across the core tenets of an organization and what that organization does. Keeping these five things in mind prevents you from getting carried away with the flash of what you're doing. It keeps you honest.

Casestudy of great Logo
We will only take a look at one to make this course short, there are several great iconic Logos out there you can look at, but let us talk a look at;

Evernote Casestudy
Evernote's logo is a great example of a logo that follows all five of these principles. It's an elephant, which is a reference to the well-known saying, "An elephant never forgets." The elephant's folded ear cleverly resembles the popular document icon.


Not only is the logo simple, memorable, and appropriate for its audience, its physical and digital attributes work perfectly across different media variations and usages. "There is not one application I have seen where the logo fails to fit perfectly, all the way from the 16px favicon, the browser extension icons in both colour and mono, the iOS icons, Macintosh dock icon, and so on," writes Graham Smith, a freelance designer of logos and brand identities. Plus, elephants will never go out of style.

But it took six weeks of concepting to come up with the simple elephant logo. Here are other initial ideas that were produced before the elephant was chosen.

Image Credit: Graham Smith

Once the elephant was chosen, it went through another series of iterations before the final design was chosen. The whole process took six weeks, and it's become one of the most compelling logos today.

The folks at both Evernote were able to come up with logos that keep the cornerstones of logo design top-of-mind. Now, let's delve a little more into the design process itself.

Process of making a great Logo
IF you diligently go through this course you will be able to make good quality design and especially logos like a Pro

The process might varies from designer to designer, some professional agrees to this process. Here's how them does it.

Step 1: Research the field/industry.
Before a designer like Tyler even thinks about putting pen to paper, he has to do his research. "Researching the field or industry helps designers get a sense of the environment the logo's going to live in," said Tyler. This is especially true for designers who haven't done prior work in that field or industry. "You need to know the trends and what's appropriate."

The appropriate look and feel of a real estate logo, for example, is going to be different than those of a restaurant or band logo. "You've got to see what's out there," he says. "Which conventions are worth keeping? From there, you can start thinking about how to differentiate the new logo will from the tons of pre-existing ones."

How different the new logo will be from the others depends on the context. In some cases, the logo shouldn't be radically different because you don't want to put people off. For example, in the health services industry, customers are looking for a certain level of comfort and familiarity; but in the concert industry, you might want to go with something more innovative and crazy. It varies wildly from field to field.

Step 2: Get to know the client.
Once the designer has a solid, objective understanding of the field or industry, it's time to get the best possible understand of what the client does and who their target audience is.

There are two parts of this step, says Tyler. First, there's the information you're trying to glean from them: what they do, what they think about themselves, and who they sell to. Then, there's the translation process. "If your client is a construction company but they talk a lot about how they're really family-based, the challenge is translating that ephemeral idea into something concrete. How do you capture the essence of that company?"

When this part of the process is done right, it involves a lot of back and forth, asking questions, and pushing the client to articulate and deeply explain their value proposition. For newer companies, these discussions can actually be really eye opening. "A lot of companies aren't aware of how they're different -- especially smaller companies. These logo design discussions can even help them think more about what differentiates themselves from their competitors."

Step 3: Sketch, present, and iterate on initial ideas.
"I usually try to present the client with between two and three possibilities," says Tyler. "Any more than that and you might find yourself doing revisions on all of your ideas, which sets you up with a lot more work and them up with a much higher bill."

For example, when Tyler designed the logo for Inbound Marketing Week 2015, here are the initial ideas and explorations he presented:

Step 4: Revise.
Sometimes, this step is only one little tweak. Other times, it's a series of longer revisions. Tyler says he usually specifies in the original contract how many revisions he's willing to do, which forces the client to be more thoughtful about each revision request. "Sometimes, clients ask you to start over from scratch," he says. "You can avoid this by doing your due diligence when creating the original contract."

Here is the final revision for Inbound Marketing Week's logo, along with secondary versions used on the website, lanyards, signs, and other various paraphernalia.

Step 5: Organize the final deliverable.
Once the logo's finished, Tyler will sort out with his client which file formats and other iterations they need that the logo might live on. For example a restaurant might need menus, signage, and t-shirts designed.

Designing a logo from scratch is a difficult creative process that takes a lot of research, knowledge of a business and its audience, and a deep consideration for the principles of logo design. But if you partner with the right designers and have a solid process in place, you should end up with something your company loves (and people can understand).

I hope this answers address the questions of how to design a logo, if u still find any difficulty, you can share on the life after NYSC platform


New have been spreading about NYSC 2019 Passing Out Strategies.

No much confirmations have been talked about but the spread of the Passing Out Starting this 28th of this Month can not lack total validity.

As we have explained before that NYSC cannot just extend the one year service because of the pandemic

The Passing Out Circular

How we Corp member travel

NYSC Travel Strategy;
This development has led many of the outgoing members of the Corps to a state of uncertainty as to how they are going to return to their various states of deployment, agreed to an inter-state lockdown that will begin across Nigeria on 4 May 2020.

In a statement issued by the NYSC headquarters in Maitama Abuja, it was reported that NYSC officials who are to conduct the Passing Out Parade exercise across the various states would be issued a passport (a document that enables them to travel between states during the lockdown) to be tendered at any military checkpoint upon request.

For the members of the Corps, the NYSC ID card, which serves as a means of identification, also serves as a passport which they may display at checkpoints in order to travel from one place to another during the lockdown with legitimate reasons for their movements.

All members of the Traveling Corps will always should travel with their NYSC ID card to prevent insult and the risk of being sent back. For those who may have lost their ID cards, a police report paper with a copy of your PPA letter may be used instead of your ID card.

The NYSC is doing its best to make the process smooth and quick while looking after the best interests of the members of the Corps across the world.

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Have you been unemployed for a while? Do you continue to send your CVs to various companies without getting called up for interviews?

Well, I present to you today, the basic things every recruiter looks forward to seeing in your CV.

Stay with me as I walk you through it all, as I know a thing or two from working with an HR firm early in my career!

1. Soft Skills

Beyond all your professional degrees, which obviously everyone applying for the position you are applying for will possess (some may even be more degree qualified than you), what else do you bringing to the table?

Are you internet savvy? How good are you Excel, and by extension, Microsoft skills? Are you a great communicator? Can you help analyse complex data?

What is that special something that you have in you, or, that comes easy to you, that can give you an edge and set you apart?

Then, list it/them conspicuously in your CV. Every recruiter wants to know!

2. Email Structure

You’re not a serious fellow if the email address used in sending your CV to recruiters is childish.

How do you expect a recruiter to take you serious when you send your CV via a or a

No one cares if that’s the email you have been using since 2005; get yourself a professional looking email. It won’t cost you anything.

A mixture of your name, surname and or middle name would do. Be smart.

3. Professional Certifications

Asides your university degree, every recruiter wants to see a conscious effort you take in bettering yourself with professional degrees in your chosen area of interest!

If like me, you’re in the digital sector, there are thousand and one online certifications in digital marketing by Hubspot Academy and Google you can bag and use in “fattening” your CV.

4. LinkedIn Profile

Permit me to say this: you are not serious if you don’t take time out t take care of your LinkedIn profile. Rightly tagged the Facebook for Professionals, LinkedIn is a platform you should seriously pay attention to.

After reading through your CV and email, very serious multinationals take time out to check you out on LinkedIn. Ensure it is properly optimized!

5. Online Footprint

For a candidate that catches their eye, every of the candidate they have an eye for.

The saying that the internet never forgets holds true. Even though what you do on your personal page is your personal business, but what serious company wants to employ someone who is fond of dragging companies on his/her TL or posting his/her nudes or known for putting hate and racist posts?

No one wants to deal with an unnecessary extra baggage.

6. CV Document Name and File type

Except otherwise stated by the recruiter, always save your CV with your full name e.g. Taye Paul Olubayo, Agbeniga Aderonke Esther and not Taye’s CV or Ronke’s CV new.

You must be intentional.

Also ensure that you convert your CV from whatever file format it was created into a pdf document.

It prevents it from being distorted when viewed (as you don’t know what version of operating system the recruiter uses in viewing CVs) and edited by an overzealous evil person from your village.

7. Achievements in Your Previous Place of Employment

For those who have been previously employed, it is important to state briefly your role(s) in your previous place of employment and your achievements.

In conclusion

If you use email signature it is unnecessary “sent from an iPhone” or any sort of annoying email signatures before you hit the send button.

Nobody gives a damn about the type of device you use in sending your emails.

For a recruiter, all these takes between 25 – 30seconds to take in, in some cases, shorter considering the volume of applications that they would be coming in. So, remember to keep it short and simple by sticking to only the important information, especially as it pertains text content on your CV.

Finally it is important to be part of a community if you are just finishing from NYSC or you been done for a while I recommend you stay up-to-date on this Telegram community Life after NYSC by



Why don't you add another skill to your archive. You do not want to be caught unawares after this lockdown. 🙅🏾‍♀️

My name is Raphael and I am a serving Corp member in Eket, Akwa-ibom State. A graduate of Computer Engineering in MOUAU UMUDIKE.

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