An unemployed? here are things you shouldn’t do while living your parents
The rate of unemployment among Nigeria youths is quite alarming despite the government’s promises to flatten unemployment’s curve before the end of the year.
It is fair to say that your inability to find a paid job is partially not your fault but that doesn’t stop you from making things happen for yourself.
However, your behavior and attitude during your ‘jobless’ period determines how serious and eager you want to turn things around for good. This is why it is extremely important you are careful with the way you behave or relate with neighbors during this trying time of your life.
As part of our desire to help you avoid unnecessary insults and criticism from neighbors or parents as a result of your present status, we have compiled a list of the things you should do and what you shouldn’t do, especially if you are living with your parents.
1. Don’t Be Gluttonous
You should be mindful of the quantity of food you consume on a daily basis. Ensure you don’t eat too much of food in order to avoid being insulted by your parent or younger siblings.
You should know that you are old enough to put food on the table for your parent or family supposing everything turned out as planned. So, don’t consume most of the little food your parent struggles to provide.
2. Don’t Live A Wayward Life
Your inability to get a paid job at the moment shouldn’t serve as an excuse for wayward lifestyle just as many youth often resort to drinking and other immoralities.
As much as your present situation can be emotionally derailing, you should be strong enough not to give-in to immoral behaviors.
3. Draw inspiration from books and journals
One of the obvious ways to be inspired and motivated despite the unimpressive situation is by reading motivational and inspiring books.
Free devotional books, motivational write-ups and soul-lifting stories are all available online for your consumption. Read them and be motivated as you continue to search for the job you so much desire.
Meanwhile, below are some of the best inspirational books for everyone who is in search of a job:
What Color Is Your Parachute by Richard N. Bolles
- The 2-Hour Job Search by Steve Dalton
- The pathfinder by Nicholas Lore
- Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz
- How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie
4. Don’t stop looking for job
Keep looking for any available opening irrespective of how far you’ve gone in your search for a paid job.
Dress corporately, take your CV along with you and dash to look for vacant offices. Don’t give up until you eventually get your target.
The more you go out searching for job, the more you gain the respect of your parents who see and appreciate your never-say-never spirit.
5. Try not to be a burden to your parent
Understandably, you have no source of income that will cater for your personal needs but you shouldn’t expect your parent to provide all that you need.
You should learn to manage what you have for now and do not ask your parents for too many materials irrespective of their financial status – either rich or poor.
6. Find something doing
Being without an office job doesn’t mean you can’t be productive with your life. You should be engaged in profitable activities, such as buying and selling of goods, learning of new skills etc, while you patiently await offers from offices or organizations.CBN pounds to naira exchange rate
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