How To Get A Job Within 6 Months of Completing NYSC (Part 2 – The Mindset of Over-preparation)

This article continues How To Get A Job Within 6 Months of Completing NYSC (Part 1). If you have not read part 1, read it here to properly understand this next part.


Have you ever prepared so well for a competition, exam or any type of test that you knew it would be harder for you to lose that it would be for you to win?

Welcome to the Mindset of Over-preparation.

When you prepare better than everyone else you’re competing with, you get disproportionate results. This Mindset is the core of this entire process.

Last week, this series paused where I talked about allowing desperation to get a job bring my some of my friends over, instead of me killing myself trying to offer unsolicited help.

We will continue from December 2013, when I applied for my present job.

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How To Get A Job Within 6 Months of Completing NYSC (Part 1 – The Process)

Have you recently completed NYSC?

Are you looking for a job?

Has your job search become a thing of desperation because your NYSC savings are finishing and you’re fast becoming broke?

Are your parents/relatives making you uncomfortable because you haven’t gotten a job?

Welcome to my life in November 2013.

The story I’m about to tell you is personal. I battled with myself on whether to tell it or not. It’s a story on how all this changed for me, and what you can do if you are facing such a situation.

But first, let’s start from the beginning.

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The Mathematical Reason Why You Should Never Give Up


How do your know your goal in life will come to reality?

I’ll answer that question soon. But first, let’s talk about the book I read this weekend.

The Drunkard’s Walk by Leonard Mlodinow


This book is the single best book on Probability & Statistics I have ever read. It discusses every major and often used theory in Probability & Statistics from how the originator came about the theory to its day-to-day applications.

Everything from basic probability to Standard Deviation to Coefficient of Correlation and everything between was explained in plain, simple and entertaining language.

Amongst other lessons, I found in the book a logical reason for persistence in whatever goal you set for yourself to achieve.

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