Last week, I began the Seekers Diary
to document my travails/trials/triumphs of my job search. Join me for the 2nd quarter;
You know how it's a crime to put on weight (grow fat) if you owe people money..you can't dare do the same when you're job searching. Either people in your present abode will shift the blame for the rapid food decline in the fridge from the maid to you or a prospective employer will think you're a tad too comfortable and give the job to a thinner person who looks like they could use some money to buy food. My 2nd quarter began with a resolution of me trying to keep fit. It didn't last..so, let's move to the koko of the matter already!!!
The 2nd quarter was all about approaching things differently..carefully.
After weeks of searching for my marks, I finally found my Communication
Skills missing marks. Beyond excitement. *whhop whhooop*
Then a lil birdie in the other department I had missing marks advised I
seek out the lecturer and demand a CAT(continuous assessment test) to
cover my missing grade.
I didn't quite get to do the demanding bit- the lecturer in charge was
an old guy, geriatric* with an almost arching back.
I called him 'baba' as I explained my problem, he was touched. Gave me a
test and a supervisor in tow. Dished out results within an hour.
Finally, MISSING MARKS found(scored perfect A's in
Re-applied for graduation.
My head was safe from my mothers pot!
JUNE was here. *Yaaay*
Birthday month(14th). I really needed a reason to celebrate by the 14th.Got a call from a Nigerian company about a research position.
Got yet another call from a jewelry client of mine. Hooked me up with an American professor who
bought 95% of my jewelry.
*Village Ululations* There's money in the bank oo!Daisy and Edward
throw me a surprise party!
Eish! Things are looking up, No?
Graduation slated for end month.
Call from my university department 1day before release of graduation
list. Problem with 1 of my units.
What?????!!! Not again. So, apparently I was 1 unit short on account of a
core unit that was inculcated into curriculum when twas revised. How is that my **** problem????!!!!
Eh??!!!! Long/short of it..no graduation.
Worst of all..had to come back and sit a unit exam to cover it.
I cut my head and sent it to my mothers along with a kilo of habanero
My head spurn for days on end after that piece of information.
I got myself together and registered for the fall semester of 2013 to
come for the unit.
Life moved on.
Remember the doctor from 1st quarter? Gave me paid errands to run for
him, research work etc for his firm. They were not many but they came
One late August day, I landed an opportunity on social media to attend a
leadership course in Nigeria. I needed the break more than the course. I
2nd Quarter Status;
Job status; Nil
Cash status; XXX
Dream status; Just a dream oo!
Look out for the 3rd quarter of seekers diary next week:-)