- A young Nigerian man has shared his success story on social media on how he went from a failure to getting a better job
- Chinedu Junior Ihekwoaba stunned people as he narrated how he politely turned down a bank job he had interviewed for despite securing it
- Chinedu who runs a copywriting academy said he wasn't having the best outfit for the bank job interview but wasn't surprised to be called up for the role
A Nigerian man, Chinedu Junior Ihekwoaba, has advised people never to throw away what life throws at them as he narrated his grass to grace story.
The young man shared on LinkedIn that back in 2017, he felt like a failure as things weren't moving fine but all that has changed as he now has an international job.
How he rejected a bank job
Nigerian man pulls a Terry G in bank as he angrily demands a refund of his money in video while ringing a bell
He started his story by sharing how he turned down a juicy bank job.
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Recalling the events of that fateful day, the 'writerpreneur' said he felt defeated immediately he got to the venue for the bank job interview.
According to him, this is because he was not having the best outfit.
"Immediately I stepped in, I felt defeated already.
"You know why; I wasn't having the best outfit.
"My shoes were filled with dust like a man that works in the quarry.
"My socks, hmmm! A story for another day.
"I sat down quietly waiting for my turn, he wrote."
While noting the male recruiter (one of the two interviewers) mocked his outfit, Chinedu described the interview as his best as he axed all questions thrown at him.
Chinedu also praised the interviewers for the successful interview as he thought that they made it easier for him.
He would eventually be called up for the role but said he turned it down after already securing a remote copywriting job with an American company.
Social media reacts
Katrina M. said:
"This was a good read for me today Chinedu Junior Ihekwoaba, and 100 percent yes to how amazing our life can change in a second. More power to you! and indeed you are blessed to be in a good position now, Cheers!"
Adebayo Adegun (The Impacter) wrote:
"Oh! I remember this day!
"A warrior does not give up what he loves, he finds the love in what he does. You have unfailingly shown passion and love for writing from Day 1 we spoke. Today, I celebrate your growth process. Well done."
Ozioma Udeagwu (Okey-Kalu) stated:
"I want to see the coat you wore to the interview . And the shoe and socks. You sef eh, you no go kill person for here.
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"Nice one, bro, your post just made my day."
Mary-Rose Ilaya thought:
"Yes Chinedu Junior Ihekwoaba . No matter what we must keep hope alive, because our breakthrough is just around the corner.
"I read a post yesterday on youtube, that said most people, who gave up on themselves and consider themselves as failures, never know how close they were to a breakthrough before they gave up. They stopped believing.
"So dear fam, let's keep hope alive, and keep on believing, so someday soon, we will be able to share our testimonies like the Odogwu of Copywriting."
Man quits bank job to go into shoemaking full-time
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a young man had quit his bank job to become a full-time shoemaker.
With a committed and hardworking team, he ventured into the field in 2010, subcontracting work to local artisans.
As demand for his shoes grew, he quit his banking job in 2011 to focus on his flourishing shoe manufacturing brand.
Besides producing shoes, his company also makes wrist beads known as Empowerment Beads.