It’s no secret that lots of Nigerian citizens would gladly move to another country for good. For millions of Nigerians, the dream to leave Nigerian remains a dream, but every year, some lucky citizens succeed in moving permanently overseas. In case you have steady plans to leave Nigeria but don’t know what you will be doing in your new home country, here are some skills you can acquire to help you settle down in your new country.
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1. Car repair
In the US and many European countries, there is at least one car per family, and they occasionally need to be repaired. Learning car repair skills, especially something specific that deals with one complicated part of the vehicle composition, will help you always find a job even when times are tough.
2. Computer programming
You probably won’t be surprised to know that IT continues to be one of the most lucrative industries in the world. This industry is particularly welcoming to experienced professionals, but you can also go from zero to a respectable position in a short period of time if you work hard, pay attention to details, and learn from the best.
3. Hair styling
If you are moving to the US or Canada, chances are you are going to have a close connection to the local Nigerian or African diaspora. The women there will always need their hair styled, and this is where you can help them. Various protective styles, styling for natural hair, dye jobs, and much more are something you can even do from your own home when you move abroad.
4. Digital marketing
Digital marketing is one of the newest industries to have emerged in the past decade, and the best thing about it is that you don’t necessarily need to know classic marketing to succeed in its digital counterpart. Businesses these days want to increase their online presence, and with the necessary digital and social media marketing skills, you can help them achieve their goals as a freelancer or as a part of a major digital agency.
If you research Nigerian forum and discussion boards regarding the move to another country, you will always find advice to learn plumbing. Plumbing may be a difficult occupation and not the most prestigious job in the world, but people with good plumbing skills who are always working to become even better are never out of work no matter where they live.
This is another skill that will prove to be particularly useful if you are moving to an area with a large and active Nigerian diaspora. Every month, there will be several birthdays celebrated in the community, and if you establish yourself as the baker in your diaspora, you will never be out of orders. You need to learn how to make your bakes not only taste good, but also look good and match the customer’s expectations.
There are two types of people in the world: the ones that can work in sales and the ones that cannot. If you belong to the first group or have even already worked in sales, you are going to have a bright future in the country you are moving to. Big and small companies are always looking for ambitious, determined, and resilient salespersons who don’t take no for an answer and can increase the company’s profits.
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