As the chances of getting executive jobs by school leavers diminish, there is a need for extra skills to be able to meet the demand of employers.
A concerned Nigerian has penned down a compelling piece to boost the chances of progress of job applicants in the highly competitive Labour Market.
It is no longer news that racking up skills is one of the surest ways to get jobs this 2017 in Nigeria. If you have read my letter, you would have a clue of the message I am trying to pass across. For every advertised job in Nigeria, there are thousands of job seekers that apply for the specific vacancy which only the talented would get[in most cases.
Unfortunately, there are lots of skills to learn; but not all of them can get you hired easily.These top 5 skills in Nigeria according to opinion is based on a number of job searches that are related to them. In this article, I will list out the top 5 skills in Nigeria below.
Top 5 Skills in Nigeria That Will Get You Hired in 2017
1) IT SKILLS
This is among the top 5 skills in Nigeria, and it wouldn’t come as a surprise to many, but the surprise here is that not every IT skill is actually a hot skill in Nigeria. There are some IT skills that are considered drab skills; it means are not always needed and no much vacancy advert from them.
So the hot skills under the IT sector include;
- Programming: Your ability to write codes using various programming languages like Python, C#, Java and a host of them to create wonderful exciting pieces of stuff like websites and computer software. This is one of the leading IT skills in 2017 because of its complexity, thereby creating a huge gap in the supply level of programmers. Once you acquire this skill, you can either work as a tutor or get picked up by a top level firm.
- Graphics Design: Your ability to create exciting designs will easily help you locate jobs in so many firms. Most firms are no longer willing to outsource this service out, making them employ graphics designers in numbers. Having this skill can either allow you work from home, work as a tutor in an IT school or work for an organization that needs your services.
- Digital Marketing: The competition among firms has forced them to take most of their marketing campaigns online. Due to this new development, they are being forced to hire digital Marketers who will lead them through this campaign. Having this skill as a Job seeker guarantees you a job no doubt. Even without guarantee, your chances of getting something doing are on the high side.
Other Notable IT skills include;
- Computer Engineering
- Website Design/Development
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