Effective Job Search for young graduates, African BBC reporter, Ancillar Nombewu advices

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Reporter at BBC World News and Founder of Rallinca Media, a PR and marketing firm, Mrs Ancillar Nombewu, has advised young people to prepare presentable resume’ and be readily available to meet opportunities in the job  market. The public speaker cum content creator shared how worrisome it is to find out that most graduates are not cut for the job market.

According to her, one of her goals is to employ 3000 people by the time she 40 as she has over a decade to do that.

‘’Right now I only employ 7 people, seems so far and such a difficult thing to do but this book by my papa Chris Bishop reminds me how possible it is. It also teaches me some great lesson and gives me tips on how to do it,’’ she revealed through her social media post. 

She went on to mention that the job market is so tough and it takes a good CV to get one the face time they need to sell themselves more. “I want to see a world where more and more young people are employable so I will use my small experience to share my thoughts as an employer so that, if you are looking for a job, you can stand a chance,” she further explained.

Sharing here personal experience she has narrated that she got her first job at Forbes Africa after the Founding Editor of Forbes Africa saw her stories in a community newspaper. After a short meeting with him, he asked his secretary to ‘’give her a deal that she cannot refuse, and that was how she got a job at Forbes Africa as a business journalist.

She finally advised young people to state what their skills are, check typos and grammar (especially when applying for a PR job), and correct any bad layout with no structure in their CVs.

Outside of her work as a journalist Ancillar is a United Nations Refugee Ambassador, and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper. In 2016, she won the CNN/MultiChoice Young Journalist of the Year Award. 

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