Are you a graduate looking for a job or a student who desires to know what to do to avoid unemployment? Then How to Get a Job, a book by Leap Africa published in 2013 is a must read for you.

This book starts with guiding principles for preparing for the workforce. It clearly outlines the significance of self-awareness (knowing the type of job you would enjoy) and acquiring soft and technical skills through internship and volunteer jobs for a successful job search and employment. It also provides a detailed guide to successful networking, techniques of creating a compelling curriculum vitae (CV) and cover letter that is compatible with the company’s expectations. Aside from its rich guidance on how to get paid employment, the book also contains tools for career development.

My favorite part is the chapter that makes available profiles of successful applicants for the readers to consider the challenges the applicants encountered before getting employed and the strategies for their successful employment. The book is a must read for every student and most especially graduates having difficulty in seeking paid employment. It is a practical guide to finding career fulfillment. I recommend this book to every Nigerian youth looking for clarity on their career direction. The book is available at Leap Africa Limited located at 13, Omorinre Johnson Street, off Admiralty way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

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