NAIJA STORIES 1: Lady Attends Interview She Wasn’t Invited For, Gets the Job!

A graduate of Zoology, Uche Anaekwe, has shared the inspiring story of how she got a job with Dana Airlines without being invited for interview.

Uche Anaekwe

Uche in a post shared via her LinkedIn account, wrote (abridged):

A lot has happened to me between August-November, and I’m nothing short of grateful to God.

After I graduated from aviation school in July 2021 and got my cabin crew licence I had no idea how I was going to get a job, I didn’t know anyone in the industry who would give me a leg up, and though I knew I had all the qualifications, didn’t know how to go about securing a job except submitting my CV to airlines and hoping for the best.

Uche Anaekwe

In the last week of July, I decided to pack my bags and go to Lagos; my plan was to go round airline offices dropping my CV with them and praying something clicks. Mind you I had previously submitted my CV to Dana Air when they called for new cabin crew but didn’t hear back from them and off course I was devastated.

Long story short, a good friend and fellow cabin crew aspirant I met on LinkedIn who also applied for the same role with Dana told me she had been invited for their aptitude test.

I was very happy for her but at the same time sad I wasn’t called. She was kind enough to tell me the date of the test and where it would take place (funny enough I was going to the airport that same day to submit my CV to other airlines).

Uche Anaekwe

I took a bold and courageous leap of faith, went for an aptitude test I wasn’t invited for, and the rest they say is history. They say when opportunity meets preparation, success is bound to happen.

I’m forever grateful to Maryam Adeleke for being an amazing friend to me even when she didn’t have to. I’m also very thankful to Dana Air for using no prejudice and bias to recruit their crew because I wouldn’t have had a chance otherwise.

I thank God for making my dreams come true and starting me off on this amazing journey, I know there are better things to come and look forward to it .

Uche Anaekwe


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