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Thelma please help me ask blog readers these questions. 


Has anybody got a job through Linked In, especially in Nigeria. People always say to update my Linked In profile since I'm looking for a job and I've already done so, but I want to know if anybody has actually got a job through Linked In. 
My second question is what business can someone start in Nigeria with little or no capital? Please Thelma I need answers. 

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  1. LinkedIn works perfectly. Recruiters have approached me via it severally but I'm not ready to leave where I am yet. And recruiters contact you if your CV is well presented and detailed.
    As for business to start, I don't know. Best of luck...

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  2. I agree with Queen Spicy on the LinkedIn view. I have had a couple of chases from recruiters via that medium.

    As for starting a business with little or no capital, did you learn any vocation? Some vocations require very little start-up capital. Meanwhile, there are a lot of buying-and-selling kind of business you can start with minimal capital. You may check this site out for some ideas: http://www.notopoverty.com/10-businesses-that-you-can-start-with-little-or-no-capital/

    Wish you all the best.

    -F

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  3. Yeah Linkedin works very well although i didn't get my job from there. There are more serious minded people there. In other news aunty T i don taya for my job, my passion in journalism but i am stock in a HR firm just wasting away as far as i am concerned. I need another job ASAP before i loose my mind. Help a sister.

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    1. Start an in house journal. If you have one, write articles for publication. If you can afford it, go on a media course. Digital media, social media or communicating on social media. That way, you can work in internal communications or PR. It'll make you a HR person who's also a journalist. Invest in yourself and learn new things.

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  4. I think LinkedIn does work. I've heard several testimonies and several other people who have been contacted by recruiters.I was recently contacted by one, and even though I haven't heard from them, it left me convinced that people do actually get job offers via LinkedIn. So, yea, keep an updated profile.
    However, if you are entry level/no experience, I doubt you will be contacted via LinkedIn, I think it works more for individuals who have (some form of) experience, that way the recruiters can easily see/tell from your profile that you fit the profile of the individual they are searching for.

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  5. Yes it works, berra use a nice picture of U, decent too. Worked for me. CEO.

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  6. Yes I have been approached severally via linked in. Remember to also use a very nice and decent picture. Most of the contacts were attracted to my picture first. LOL. CEO

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  7. While working for one of the gsm operators years ago, i was approached by an agent via linked in for an expatriate contract position in Bahrain. I left and took up the offer and it was delicious. So yes, linked in works.

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  8. Yes it does work, my current job is through linkedin while i had been approached severally from recruiters afterword but not just ready to quit my current job just yet.

    As per business, there are various opportunities in Nigeria, just try and flow with what you are passionate about.

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