Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Job seeking in Accra?

Look no further! It seems in the past 36 hours I've managed to turn myself into a recruitment consultant, and quite a succesful one as well! It started with my cousin needing a person with very specific qualifications for a part-time job, the details of which almost exactly fitted what a friend had said she was looking for in a job. So I set the two of them up for a fruitful meeting yesterday.

Earlier today, another cousin (I have many, many!) needed someone for a project and of course there was a friend I knew would be available and competent to do the job. A few minutes later, a friend needed to help his friend cover a legal position I'd had to turn down a few months ago as it would get in the way of my biggest project. I made two calls and voila! I sorted out my classmate with a potential dream job in a field he wanted more expertise in.

Cartoon borrowed from Gordon Institute of Business Studies

OK, so no papers have been signed, no employment agreements finalised but I have made three employers and three potential employees very happy. It feels a bit like being Santa Claus, only getting good jobs and good workers is probably more rewarding to the people than using the crap we're sometimes given as presents at Christmas!

Oh no. I take back the last statement. After all I don't want to be present-less next Christmas...

13 comments:

Nana Yaw Asiedu said...

Maya, can you match me with an employer for my 'secret' passion (which you know?)

posekyere said...

Gee, Maya!
I told you that you will be riding high in 2009!
With such a spirit of resourcefulnes, you are on your way towards becoming the most successful recruitment agency in the land.
Good for you!

Maya said...

Nana Yaw! I will try my best, seeing as I am on a roll, surely something perfect will come up for you too.

Fingers crossed...

Maya said...

Posekyere, thank you! With all these random legal, team building and recruitment consultancy jobs popping up, by the end of the year I might just call myself an all-round guru!

novisi said...

wow...
Maya, you've hit the jackpot... reading resume for $500??? i can help with the bio info sections... and i would love it if you give me all the $500 for just that so i can get you a most beautiful gift at x'mas...

@Nana i love that 'secret' passion idea! once Maya gives me the job, i'd book you for the next appmnt! but remember to fast first!

Maya said...

Novisi, unfortunately for now it's been pro bono, but once the dollars start rolling in I'll be happy to share...as long as the workload is split as well!

Oluniyi David Ajao said...

Can I send my CV? :-)
Keep up the good work.

Maya said...

Oluniyi,

With all the potential clients out there, I think it's time I consider my consultation fee and get started... :)

becky said...

Hi Maya, I came across your post in a search for a part time job to enable me take an IT course. I'm very desperate because the course will be starting soon and I can't join if I have a full-time job but i need to keep doing something to be able to pay my fees. Pls help me if you hear of any part time job.

Thank you

Beclain Data Servies said...

Hi Maya, I came across your post in a search for a part time job to enable me take an IT course. I'm very desperate because the course will be starting soon and I can't join if I have a full-time job but i need to keep doing something to be able to pay my fees. Pls help me if you hear of any part time job.

Thank you

Maya Mame said...

Hi Becky,
sorry, since I'm not in the country it's difficult for me to do my usual networking, but I'll try posting on it get your plea out there.

Beclain Data Servies said...

Thank you.

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