Pondering Moments by Kunle Oyeneye

…oh how i hope for better days

Letter to the Jobseeker


Dear Job seeker,

I’ve been told you don’t have a job and you have become desperate. I hear that sometimes you get depressed. I also hear that during the moments of sadness you drink heavily to down your sorrow. They told me also that you blame the government for the position you find yourself…so you have considered going on the dole and even further cheating the government. Is this true?

I hear that you were once a hard worker. You’ve paid your dues…yet nothing to show for it. You have been treated unfairly and to this point you have tried everything you know how to do. Still no breakthrough…

You have considered many things even though you haven’t done most… You said: if this continues I don’t know how much longer i would be able to hold on. A list of what you have considered and probably done…

You have manipulated someone.

You have lied on the CV and got an interview and lied during the interview…

You have considered things that should not be written here… (sigh)

You have considered more ‘help’ from the government even if it is wrong…


In fact you tried Avon products, tried door to door sales…in the cold


So what next?

I can offer suggestions but…

I can tell you to volunteer. Send your CV out and tell them you will work for free to gain some experience and show them what you can do. I can tell you to go back college and learn a new trade. I can suggest all sorts…

However, I have learned through many setbacks and dashed hopes…that giving up is not an option. Depression must not be an option. I have learned the value of  patience. I have learned the value of searching within myself and finding solutions to the challenges of life. I have learned the act of going on my knees to ask for help from above. I have learned to look upward. I have learned that putting my trust in anyone won’t solve the challenges of today and if they did it wont solve the ones for tomorrow. I have learned the only place I will find consistent help is from above.

Remember this quote dear job seeker and just carry on :

“Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged men who kept on working.” Unknown Author

Keep on keeping on. It will all work out eventually. I cannot promise that it will be soon but I can assure you that you will make it!

Here’s a quote from the bible by supposedly the wisest man of all time:

“I have observed something else under the sun. The fastest runner doesn’t always win the race, and the strongest warrior doesn’t always win the battle. The wise sometimes go hungry, and the skilful are not necessarily wealthy. And those who are educated don’t always lead successful lives. It is all decided by chance, by being in the right place at the right time.” Ecclesiastes 9:11

So can I just encourage you to stay at it. …that your time and your moment will come. At some point you will celebrate! You will smile again. …possibly dance too? Amen? :)

Author: Kunle Oyeneye

I'm a Christian, I love Arsenal football club!

5 thoughts on “Letter to the Jobseeker

  1. Very inspiring one my friend! Thanks for this. Keep up the good work.

  2. I’m really liking this your blog oooooo!!!!!

  3. I’ve had many responses to this post. I enjoyed writing it also. Thanks everyone

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