Yesterday, a job vacancy calling for graduates to apply at GTbank went viral on the internet. The message read
If you have someone interested in a job at a call centre for GTB, kindly tell them to come tomorrow for interview
Requirement: BSc Graduate
Venue: Resource Intermediaries Ltd, 18A, Elsie Femi Pearse Street, Victoria Island.
Come from 9am…also come with his/her CV
The message was sent as broadcast on social media. Lots of unemployed graduates turned up for the job interview today which turned out to be a prank. Some people even came from outside Lagos.
This twitter user was at the ‘venue’ of the prank-terview.
See people in suit and tie for GTB interview, like you guys couldn't tell its a scam?— naTASHA (@madamTHEmadam) September 28, 2016
I know we are all hustling and trying to get it but don't let that cloud the way you view things. Be objective and smart— naTASHA (@madamTHEmadam) September 28, 2016
It is easy to blame the graduates for not recognising the message as scam, but the economy is bad and people are desperate.
There are also reports that ritualists are preying on unemployed graduates with fake job interviews. Let’s be careful people!