Aunty Bella is our agony aunt column on BellaNaija. We launched this column in the early days of BN and periodically feature issues sent in by BN readers. We hope the BN family can offer insightful advice.
Hi Aunty Bella,
I’m not one that shares my personal problems on social media but I’m doing this as a last resort.
I am 28-years-old, educated, focused and hardworking but can’t get work.
Back in 2015 I resisted the temptation of overstaying my visa and returned back to Nigeria from the UK where I went for studies.
Before my return, as with most graduates the only thing on my mind was to get a job and hopefully start building a career. Even though I knew how tough things were in Nigeria, I returned with high hopes thinking I would have an edge with my foreign certificate and exposure. I was so horribly wrong!
With a 2:1 in Agriculture (Soil Science), Masters in Soil/Environmental Science and certifications in TV presenting which happens to be my other passion, all I can settle for right now is a job where my salary can barely cater for my monthly bills.
I may have obtained my Masters abroad but I’m by no means from a rich background so I don’t have all the connections.
I have been applying for jobs and have even worked for free but haven’t been lucky to land a decent full time job. Besides Environmental/Soil science and media, I am happy to do anything that stimulates me especially if it is communications related.
I get it when people advocate entrepreneurship, but I don’t have that spirit if I’m being honest, at least not now in my life. I’m happy with a monthly take home.
Dear BN family, I don’t know what else to do.
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