Friday, April 19

Plight of a Job Seeker: Diary of Lagos Job Seekers

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False Job Alert


Lagos state is full of hustlers, they will do just anything to make money including inviting you for a non-existing interviews. This can be the plight of job seekers in Lagos State at times.

As a job-seeker, you make use of every avenue possible to seek for jobs, including the internet and by internet I mean ranging from Google to Jiji.

They put up job adverts; you apply and await a response.

Such was the plight of a friend of mine who was a victim of these hustlers; after applying for a job via an online platform, he received a text message summoning him for an interview in Lagos State.

Moreover, after completing NYSC, who wouldn’t jump at an offer for a job interview in Lagos (except those who plan to be self employed).

However, after journeying all the way from his state to Lagos State, here is what happened?

The Interview Day

Finally, its was time for the interview; they were all gathered together in a place and after hours of preaching (like the one in church isn’t enough), in addition to this, the interviewers demanded for a sum of money (about fifteen thousand naira) for a training.

‘if that kind of money was hanging free somewhere, then why the interview’?

In conclusion, it was a total waste of time, money and energy. Below are samples of messages these guys send (I’ve lost count of how many of these messages I’ve received in the past one month, including from jobs I don’t remember ever applying for).

Beware of these


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No company name whatsoever!!

Ever had a similar or entirely different experience in the process of searching for a job? Would really love to hear the story, kindly drop comments in the comments section.

This will be all on Naija Muse today, hope to bring you more soon.


About Author

I’m Alara Karis, a writer and blogger who simply loves living each day at a time. Some call me a nerd, some call me a professor. But if you ask me, I’ll simply say I’m an artist who enjoys painting the world in words.


  1. Nigerians and their desperation to make it at all cost. It’s indeed sad. This has never happened to me before but it has happen to a number of people I know and I always feel very bad for them…

    Spending money they don’t even have on a job they can never get.


  2. That’s why I always tell people to copy the address on the interview invite and paste it on google. If it’s legit, it will show a company’s name and all, or something substantial. If it isn’t, you will see it pronounced as scam as over

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