When it comes to platforms on which young Nigerians can find job opportunities across various fields, one website that readily comes to mind is Ngcareers.com. Ngcareers has been in existence since 2010, making it a pioneer job search platform in Nigeria. Presently, the website is an established catalogue of varied categories of job offers made available on a day-to-day basis. It is not only increasing the prospects of job opportunities for Nigerians around the country but also giving employers a chance to find competent individuals to their job roles.
Two Brothers; One Goal Of Democratizing Employment
Ngcareers was founded by two brothers, Andrew Eze and Paul Eze, who saw how powerful the internet could be at disseminating information and decided to leverage it. While in university, Andrew started a regular blog with the aim of collating information on job openings and dispensing it to the general public. It didn’t take long for his brother, Paul, to join him, and seeing the prospects of Ngcareers being a success, they registered the company under the Corporate Affairs Commission in 2010. At first, the brothers had to juggle school and their new venture; this proved daunting and thus affected the growth of Ngcareers. However, in 2012, when they were done with school, they were able to tend to the website and soon it was up and running.
In 2014, Ngcareers announced that it had teamed up with Mobofree, a social marketplace with over 3 million registered users and about 2 million page views on a daily basis. According to the founders of Ngcareers, this unconventional collaboration between a job listing platform and a social marketplace would further serve to boost the growth of Ngcareers by giving more Nigerians access to the plethora of job offers available on the site and in essence positively impact its job ads and provide value to employers.
As at 2014, Ngcareers had over 200,000 registered users and over 2000 employers seeking job candidates. These numbers have definitely increased manyfold since then.
The Pioneer Job Search Platform Going A Step Further To Give Nigerians a Chance At Employment
A job site is not complete until it provides job seekers with accurate data on the companies they are applying to. This is what Ngcarees has succeeded in implementing. One of the features it has available on its site is Company Reviews. This is avails users firsthand anonymous reviews of companies by their current and past employees. Ngcareers also has a comprehensive list of resources to guide job seekers looking to enhance their portfolios.
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