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Woman says she applied to 76 jobs and received no responses to interview: ‘It’s all a scam’

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A global pandemic saw one of the worst job markets in recent history, and just two years later there are still millions of job openings in the US. However, that didn’t seem like the case when one woman – who had been laid off from her job – sent out 76 job applications and received no request for an interview.

Kayley, who goes by @kayleyalissa on TikTok, has struggled to find a job ever since she was laid off in May. In a TikTok video, which has more than 1.4m views, she explained that she has spent the last eight weeks sending out 76 applications to digital marketing and social media jobs.

“Y’all, I have been off work for nine weeks,” she said in the video. “I was laid off in May. My company downsised and eliminated my position. I was completely blindsided by that.”

“I took literally one week off to be sad about my life, and then I started putting in applications,” she continued. “In these last eight weeks since I’ve been putting applications, I’ve put in 76 applications. For local work, remote work, a lot of marketing, digital, social, where my strengths lie and where I know I’m very good at my job.”

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But out of all the applications, she has not had a single response for an interview. “76 applications and I have not had one interview,” Kayley said. “I’ve not had any interest whatsoever.”

“Y’all cannot tell me that companies are struggling – that they don’t have any workers – when you’re not hiring anyone. I don’t know what to do at this point. I have the most beautiful elaborate resume, I have a really detailed resume, I have a beautiful cover letter and it’s all a scam ”

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Kayley’s viral video prompted other social media users to share how they’ve struggled to find a job in this current market.

“Same. I’ve been out of work for almost a year. I’ve applied to 3 jobs daily since,” one person commented. “I finally have an interview on Tuesday!”

“I was laid off in July 2021,” shared someone else. “I applied to 300+ jobs, had 8 or so interviews, kept being the 2nd or 3rd choice…took me 6 months to get a job.”

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“I’ve been looking for A YEAR. Only a handful of interviews. I’m an educated IT professional,” a third person wrote.

“I’m in this same field and it’s brutal out here,” another user chimed in.

Others offered suggestions to Kayley as she navigates her job search. Some people recommended she send a follow-up email to the companies she applied to, or scale back her resume to make it look more professional.

Kayley took their advice and removed the colour, QR codes, and the photo of herself from her resume. “HR here. Remove photo, use the Harvard Resume format. Show quantifiable experience by showing the impact you made in each role,” said one helpful user.

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Joeboy releases first single ‘Osadebe’ following exit from emPawa

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Following his exit from emPawa and the start of his record label, Joeboy has come through with his first single under the new regime called ‘Osadebe’.

‘Osadebe’ is a smooth tempo record with themes centred around self-reflection and positive proclamations produced by K-Dreamz.

The song references late Chief Osita Osadebe’s hit single ‘Osondi Owendi’ which was the anthem of the southeast and south south parts of Nigeria in the early 2000s.

“I no dey cross my lane, I’m living like Osadebe, Osondi Owendi (meaning One man’s treasure is another man’s trash in English) – this is Joeboy alluding to the fact that he isn’t running the same race as other artists and isn’t moved by the unnecessary comparisons and pressures that come with being a successful artist from Nigeria.

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Joeboy has come under criticism for being a “quiet artist” who stays out of the media’s eye and audience focus. On Osadebe, Joeboy lets everyone who cares to listen know that he loves his lane, doing things the way he wants and still killing it. That’s his preferred lifestyle.

“The fact is, you can do things on your terms and stay in your lane and achieve the same, if not better, results than other people living loudly. I am my biggest competition, I don’t care what others are doing. The only person that I’m focused on is me” – Joeboy said

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Thrills as DJ Cuppy gives account of Foundation

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International DJ Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola, popularly known as Cuppy, has released the latest edition of her annual Cuppy Foundation Report for the year 2023.

The Cuppy Foundation is a non-profit organisation established by DJ Cuppy to cater to youths across the globe with a focus on Africa. The Cuppy Foundation has over the years put great emphasis on the safety of the girl-child and accessible education for all children in Nigeria.

A key strategy for the Cuppy Foundation in 2023 was gaining more international reach. This was achieved through several collaborations with some reputable organisations globally. Some of these remarkable collaborations include the foundation’s work with the United Nations, the ongoing collaboration with Save the Children, and some other partnerships.

The Cuppy Foundation supports the work of the United Nations with SDG 4 and 5 being key pillars for the foundation. This was made possible through the Cuppy Foundation’s involvement in several United Nations projects in 2023, including the International Day of Peace event at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, Cuppy’s exclusive interview with Africa Renewal digital magazine, and the United Nations Women UK Awards in London.

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In 2018, when Cuppy launched the Cuppy Foundation, Save the Children UK was one of the first organisations that partnered with this initiative to bring about sustainable change. This resulted in an intervention in some parts of northern Nigeria where a large number of children were lacking basic education and also faced real healthcare & safety threats. There has been an annual rollout of different intervention resources in Borno, Adamawa, and Katsina State. In 2023, the collaboration between the Cuppy Foundation & Save the Children impacted a total of 95,015 beneficiaries directly.

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The Cuppy Foundation was also involved in some partnerships with reputable organisations around the world. This includes organisations like World Vision UK, Mothers2Mother, Best of Africa Awards, The Princes Trust International, Wimbiz, The Templars & Saatchi Gallery. The Cuppy Foundation was also recognized by Crown Agents, a non-profit international development firm in the UK. Cuppy was warmly welcomed to their afternoon tea function at Windsor Castle, where she was joined by numerous close allies and supporters, including their Royal Patron, HRH The Duke of Gloucester.

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Tinubu Is Nigeria’s Moses – Seyi Law

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In the of the hardship biting Nigerians, actor and comedian, Oluwaseyitan Aletile, also known as Seyi Law, has described President Bola Tinubu as the ‘Moses’ of Nigeria, who will bring them out of wilderness.

The comedian, who came under fire from netizens for supporting Tinubu in the last presidential election, declared that he would still vote for the former Lagos governor if a fresh election comes up tomorrow.

He added that he would rather stay with “a Moses through the wilderness to Canaan than eat meat and drink wine in slavery in Egypt at the expense of my children’s future”.

In a lengthy post shared via his X handle, recently, Seyilaw said “while a lot of Nigerians kill the optimism of others with hate and urge for immediate gratification, it is sad that our government agencies are not communicating government agendas, efforts, and actions effectively”.

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He encouraged Nigerians to make demands from the state governments rather than depending on the Federal Government for “everything.”

The comedian said “it is easy for any government at the centre to please the multitude by reverting back to full subsidy on fuel and exchange rates, but I would rather we reset, rebuild, and sustain our future than live on a better now by borrowing our future”.

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