One of the biggest challenges university graduates in Ghana face is securing a good job after national service.
In helping fresh graduates and job seekers across Africa transit from university to the workplace with ease, Ikechukwu Godson Nwosu has coached and also written books that provide tips on how young people can secure their dream jobs.
Godson moved to Ghana seven years ago to study at Synergies Institute Ghana. After his education, he stayed in the country and built his brand as a Learning and Development consultant. He is currently the Lead Consultant and founder of Sixth Skills Consults.
“I equip young professionals with workplace readiness skills and essential skills for workplace productivity across Africa. I believe job search shouldn’t be as herculean as it is right now once job seekers have the right information,” he said.
Godson, who describes himself as an ambivert, started writing during his time in high school as a way of “escaping the noise around” him.
“It [writing] helps me express my emotions with ease. Also, I read a lot. One day, I told myself that the reason I’m able to get solutions from the books I read is that someone took it upon him/herself to write.”
“Books are also legacies that people leave behind when they’re gone. There are many people we know and have heard of today simply because they wrote. That discovery made me desire to write more. After writing in my journals, I took it a step further to writing on Facebook and WhatsApp status, then Instagram, LinkedIn and now to my book,” he explained.
He mostly writes about personal development, workplace readiness, workplace productivity, career growth and inspiration.
Godson has written two books so far: Thrive and The Job Seekers Guide which he is set to launch in October.
The Job Seekers Guide is a step-by-step guide for fresh graduates and job seekers across Africa, with necessary information and tips that will help job seekers land their dream jobs with ease.
“In the book, I share some of the common mistakes job seekers make and how they can avoid them,” he said. “I also share simple tips to make your CV and cover letter outstanding without the help of any professional CV writer.”
“The book also teaches them how to strategically position themselves both online and offline for opportunities. This book is the book you must read before you start the process of your job search journey to avoid becoming frustrated,” he added.
The Job Seekers Guide will be officially launched on October 9, 2021, at the YOTA Building, American House La-Bawaleshie Road, East Legon.
Godson further revealed that the next big thing he wants to do to help university graduates and job seekers is organising a career bootcamp dubbed ‘Career Nest Africa Bootcamp’ in 2022.
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