Finding a job in these tough economic times is not easy, even for the most brilliant graduates. With unemployment at 26%, South Africans are facing desperate times. And such times call for desperate measures - a young BSc graduate took to social media in an attempt to find a job.
A graduate with impressive achievements recently turned to social media in the hope of finding a future employer in an unconventional way. The graduate, identified only as @Thabangrey, shared a tweet and hoped it will be noticed by the right people:
BSc (Honours) Biochemistry with distinction and BSc Microbiology with distinction as well. Lasec award for being the best final year student and I also have practical experience.
Usually, Twitter can bring out negative responses when people ask for help, but this time it showed a caring side, and people responded by sending information and advice to the graduate, as well as an opportunity to apply for a job.
This isn't the first time that a student was forced to try and find work in an unconventional manner.
About two months ago, Briefly.co.za reported that social media user Mpho Gadisi saw Tshimangadzo standing on the corner of the street with a sign that read: "Plz hire a grad, Honours in Mining and Geo SACE (Maths & Science)"
Gadisi took a photo of the Honours grad and posted it on his Twitter page and explained Tshimangadzo graduated in 2017 and has since failed to land a job.
We wish all South Africans the best in their job hunts and hope to hear their success stories soon.
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