- A Nigerian youth has taken to Twitter to give unemployed youths a piece of his mind
- The young man advised youths to consider working in any company of trekkable distance for free instead of being idle
- While many agreed with him, his advise didn't sit well with a few others
A young man has got social media users talking following his two cents to Nigerian youths within the working class bracket.
The Nigerian taking to Twitter advised job seekers that there is something else they can do instead of staying idle at home.
In a post that has now gained well over 7,000 reactions, the young man identified as Danny Walter recommended that those currently unemployed should go work for free.
According to him, this will help one garner the required work experience recruiters or employers usually require just as he opined that if one is hardworking he may get paid employment after he had worked for free.
He, however, said when choosing firms to offer free services, job seekers should choose one of trekkable distance and maintained that it is much better than doing nothing at home.
The post by @DannyWalta and seen by Legit.ng reads:
"If you’re currently unemployed, go and Work for Free. No it’s not a typo.Most Jobs require you have a certain years of experience, instead of staying at home doing nothing, go to big firms and offer to work for Free.
"It will increase your chances of getting a good Job. If you’re hardworking, they might consider and pay you the following month but the aim is that you get the experience. It’s a good look on your CV.
"You’re doing nothing at home btw so In 6 months you’d still be broke and Inexperienced. Try it out!"
Social media users have since taken different sides to the advice.
A user @MistaFrank_ disagreed saying:
"That particular tip doesn't work here in Nigeria bro. Cos u'll just end up working for the firm for 30 yrs without getting paid any shishi all in the name of building CV & getting the experience Unamused face. Most Nigerian employers are just users. Maybe u've not had the experience before."
Another user @OlotuEmmanuel agreed and also added that:
"You can also learn a tech skill online and find a tech company that you can intern with (it’s difficult to turn down an unpaid internship proposal).
"Do this for 3 months with commitment, find mentors on LinkedIn and watch your career take off. Oh, my two cents."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported how social media got buzzing after a young man who learned to code with his uncle's phone, because he couldn't afford a phone or laptop, got a tech job.
The Nigerian man had taken to Twitter to share his success story with users on the app.
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