From class teacher to a professional accountant
I want to sincerely thank you guys for the honest assessment and guidance I got in helping me get a job.
For the benefit of others here is my story:
I graduated from Uniben in 2010 with a 2nd class lower in accounting. After endless search for a good job I settled for a teacher role in a secondary school here at Egbeda. This year I decided I was going to do my masters’ programme after the end of the academic session for 2014/15. I had already gotten the form and was making plans on returning to Benin in July.
One chance of faith…I received a whattsapp message with a link, I opened it it was to a guy who I finally got to know as one of the employme team. I made a trial and contacted them, they invited me for interview. What they told me opened my eyes “Osa you are on a good career path but your are simply unemployable” I told them I was preparing for my masters and one of them said; “even if you have a PhD no company will engage you, you can only end up with a lecturer job” that word is still on my mind tomorrow, besides my father is a lecturer.
On their guidance and support, I registered for a certification course, started attending career based seminars and training were I networked and met a couple of alumnis of Uniben and some Edo people in the accounting field. I always went with my CV as they adviced me to, from one of such seminar I got a probatory job with an accounting/auditing firm on Marina Lagos. i am also currently preparing for my ACCA exams hopefully my work ethics and conduct will help me get the job full time and fingers crossed I pass my exams. If I don’t, I still have you people at Employme to fall back at but then the experience and contacts working in Marina meeting big clients and customers will make me remain in the industry.
This is how my life got a lift from teaching to being in the professional circle much thanks to the Employme group.