Getting a Job is a Job: A No-Nonsense Practical Guide to Getting Your Desired Job is the most useful guide you’ll have for learning everything you need to identify the perfect job…and get hired!
About The BookThis is the most straightforward, practical, and makes-perfect-sense guide on the market today, addressing everything from career choice to discovering your true workplace value, to landing that perfect job.
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“Having gone through the contents of the book, I found that Mr. Osemwegie has indeed exposed the secrets
needed by many to get a good and desired job. And this is why I want to commend him for coming up with a
book of this nature. The publication of the book is a timely intervention to enlighten and educate job seekers
on those simple but crucial details that they must be equipped with to get a job. This is perhaps the best
of time to let our graduates know that getting a good job goes beyond having a good certificate. From my
experience as an educationist, I have discovered that many job seekers notwithstanding the quality of the
certificates fail to pay attention to simple details. Many of them need to know simple but basic information
that can give them an edge and increase their chances of being selected as best applicants for the job.”
- Her Excellency, Princess Sarah Sosan
Deputy Governor (2003-2011), Lagos state
“This book by Aruosa Osemwegie is a concise, highly readable and useful tutorial for the fresh job seeker.
I recommend it as a practical guide to securing that dream job …”
– Tayo Aderinokun
Managing Director, Guaranty Trust Bank plc, Nigeria
“Getting a Job is a Job is a user-friendly essential guide, providing truly helpful and important insights and
recommendations about how to get a job. The book is a quality contribution to a topic that has not had sufficient
serious attention in Nigeria, despite the undoubted importance – and consequences – of (not) getting a job. It
gives an informed, insider view of the topic and is full of good examples. It will surely meet the needs of both
neophytes and experienced candidates in the job market.”
- Dr. Ifedapo Adeleye, SPHR
Lecturer, Human Resources Management & Head of Research at Lagos Business School.
Aruosa’s book, “Getting a Job is a Job” is a truly outstanding, highly practical and extremely relevant book that can
propel any individual forward in their job search and career development aspirations if they are wise enough to act
on the wealth of information offered throughout the book. The book is far more than a book on how to get a job as it
provides perception expanding information on how to thrive in the place of work as well. The ideas presented in
this book, fully embraced can take any individual to the next level in their career aspiration…i am fully persuaded
that this book will make a lot of difference in the lives of graduates that are smart enough to embrace the idea that
Getting A Job Is “TRULY” A Job.
- Bolaji Olagunju
Lead Consultant, Workforce Management centre, Founder Institute of Workforce Development Nigeria
"This book comes at a time most needed, to an environment riddled with double digit unemployment rates, a drastic
drop in the quality of the average Nigerian graduate and a serious dearth in career education communicated to our
University Graduates – it truly is a no nonsense guide to getting your desired job in Nigeria’s current reality and
details in concrete terms, the rudiments of navigating the job market – This is a book that every final year
University student and fresh graduate must have.
- Kayode Olufemi-Ayoola(Executive Coach)
Co-Partner & Founder, Executive Toolkit: Peak Performance Coaches
Founder and Coordinator, Daystar CareerPlus
"Many books have been written about job hunting, this is in a class of its own. It's practical,
suitable for the Nigerian environment and loaded with the insight that can only come from experience.
I recommend for anyone who really wants a job"
- Deolu Akinyemi
Human Resources expert and Entrepreneur
Managing Director, Generis Solutions
Getting a Job is a Job is a descriptive book on how an individual can practically and attractively present oneself in the
Labour Market for the most suitable job available. The book which is written by an HR practitioner is divided into two
main parts and ten chapters, each focusing on a key aspect of job search and attraction…Overall, it is commendable
that the author has described extensively the impact of individual value (i.e. self worth) on talent attraction
and retention efforts in the vibrant Nigerian labour. Job seekers would find the book a valuable toolkit
- Musa Rabiu
Registrar/CEO; Chartered Institute Personal Management of Nigeria
“Getting a job is indeed a serious business, particularly given the competition for the few job opportunities
by the ever growing army of job seekers today! Fortunately Aruosa’s very practical, incisive, and easy to read
book is an excellent companion for job seekers intent on creating the right impression to win the job of their dream.
It is also an excellent reference for all people interested in improving their knowledge and skills for winning at
- Emmanuel Imoagene
HR Director (West Africa), Cadbury Nigeria Plc.
This book is a valuable resource that greatly enhances a job seeker’s ability to get a job. It’s a reality check that
takes the applicant through critical self-examination and gives them the self-confidence to approach a tough business
world. The author focuses on changing the mindset of the job seeker from one of ignorance, fear or ‘entitlement’
to becoming a person of ‘value’. Unfortunately practical life skills are not taught in our universities and colleges
but this book goes a long way to close the gap. This book is a ‘must have’ for any serious minded person willing
to invest time and energy to ensure that they are well positioned to take advantage of career opportunities.
- Sola David-Borha
Chief Executive Officer,
Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc (A member of the Standard Bank Group)
Aruosa Osemwegie’s book “Getting a Job is a Job” is “Definitely A "Can't Put Down" read. I
ts principles are time tested and the worksheets allow the reader to immediately examine his motives
and strategies for success. It’s definitely a book that I recommend to anyone who believes they
have what it takes to succeed.
What are you waiting for? Get one… for as many people that you can!
- Fela Durotoye
Renowned Motivational speaker,
Best selling author, 17 Secrets of High Flying Students
Managing Director, Visible Impact, Nigeria
“I stumbled on a startling fact recently. I learnt that many job openings are being created monthly in Nigeria but
there are not enough qualified people who fit the requirements of the employers. This book, Getting a Job is a Job,
by Aruosa Osemwegie, will give anyone who is able to apply its witty tips and wisdom nuggets an unfair advantage in
any job placement offer. And if you plan to succeed on the job too, you should get a copy of this book and buy
for your friends as well”.
- Ayo Arowolo
National Bestselling author of Millionaires’ Capsules and Fire Your Share Analyst
Founding Managing Editor/CEO of Financial Standard Newspaper,
and founding CEO of The Investment Club Network (TICN).
The book is one that saddles the reader with the responsibility to take hold of destiny. It directs young people on how to chart a course for their
success and fulfillment; it also fully explains what to do to get what they want. Without courting mediocrity, the book exposes Nigerians to the fact
that the unemployment crisis is not a problem for any graduate who has discovered himself/herself, made a decision for excellence and is ready to
pay the price of a lifelong satisfying career. The book is tailored to meet the needs of every Nigerian graduate by first disabusing their minds of
the ‘no-jobs-out-there’ mindset. As the Executive Director of AGDC Employability & Enterprise Development GTE/LTD, a social enterprise
currently in partnership with national and international foundations such as International Youth Foundation & MTN Foundation to offer support to
graduates by tackling their unemployment and employability problems, I fully understand the importance of this book and therefore strongly
recommend it. This book is an excellent, step-by-step guide for individuals who strongly desire career success. It is an indispensable
career success tool for every undergraduate, fresh graduate and youth corper, people in between jobs and anyone seeking career excellence.
Read this book, write a plan, and work the plan. "See you at the very top!
Executive Director, AGDC “Afterschool Graduate Development Centre”.
Africa's Number One Career Center
"Getting a Job is a Job by Aruosa is a very insightful and an inspiring book for job seekers. Being one of its kind, it simulates real
job market requirements with realistic and inspiring approach and provides practical tools to readers. Combined with research
findings and accumulated experience, this book will be making a difference in today’s Nigeria, in job seekers’ career journey and
contributing to society’s long standing unemployment . . ." -
HR Director, Chief Human Resource Officer,
TAV Airports Group, Turkey
"This book is a must for anyone looking for career fulfillment. Whether or not you are currently looking for a job, Aruosa raises
some critical questions about how to achieve maximum professional satisfaction and self actualization. The earlier in life this
book is read, the better"
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, The ICLIF Leadership & Governance Centre,
former Global Chief Learning Officer Morgan Stanley and Coca-Cola, author of Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders