Days are gone when job seekers are seen with brown envelopes and portfolios in the street in search of their dream jobs under the scorching sun.
Some travelled a long distance just to submit application letters while reasonably qualified job seekers missed international jobs for lack of international passport.
Today, advancement in technology; in the areas of internet, news portals and computer devices has turned the world to a global village.
Both local and international news can now be accessed online irrespective of location and distance anywhere, any time. And the genuineness of these online jobs are evident in the testimonies of those who are currently and gainfully employed through online job portals such as joblistnigeria, joblistghana and other credible sites.
According to a beneficiary of the JoblistNigeria portal, Mr. Ilile Odobe, who is currently on a lucrative job with Ofuowoicho Integrated Service Limited, Port Harcourt, the best thing that has happened to this generation is the advancement in technology.
“The best thing that I have witnessed in my generation is the opportunity the internet has provided for youths to tap. And this is as a result of advancement in technology.
“At first, I started following online news after my graduation from the university and my favourite and most visited news site was BuzzNigeria. I picked interest in BuzzNigeria through a friend who I always saw reading Nigerian breaking news from the site and sharing it with us even when I did not have a suitable mobile device for browsing.
One day, I read about a young man who got an international job through JoblistGhana and how he secured the job with BuzzNigeria and since then I picked interest in the job sites – JoblistNigeria and JoblistGhana until I saw a job opening, applied and got engaged.
How I wish the publishers of this news site and job portals know how they have wiped away my tears. There was no stress of travelling from Abuja where I lived then to Port Harcourt for submission of application letter. Everything was done successfully online.
Another online patron who identified himself as Moses Ofikwu, said one thing that has happened to the country was social media, which has engaged a majority of the teeming unemployed Nigerians.
He said the only reason crime rate has not reached an unprecedented level yet is because of the social media and the advancement in technology. Youths are now engaged in exploring the opportunities the technology age has offered and are now so committed that they hardly indulge in social vices when they could see there equals making cool money from online businesses.
According to Ofikwu, if not for these opportunities youths availed themselves online, the nation would have, by now, recording the highest crime rates in the world and everybody would have been in for it.
”If not, by now we would have been in for it. Some people are even into freelancing jobs that comfortably take care of their needs,” he said.