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Why you shouldn’t shop for these items at the airport Traveling out of the country can be a very pleasant experience, especially when your destination happens to be via a beautiful airport. It gives one a whole new perspective about the pleasure that comes with traveling. I had a similar experience in 2013 when I …
Social media good for recruitment? The impact of the social media in our society today cannot be overemphasized. An estimated 75%of Nigerian internet users patronize social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Whatsapp, Linkedin and Instagram. As at 2014, the number of internet users in Nigeria was put at 57.7 Million, and the figure is expected …
Phrases you should never use on a female colleague In a work environment where there are male and female employees, the temptation to step on toes via our mode of communication is very high. There have been instances where words spoken innocently can degenerate to full blown issues that may later involve management stepping into …
Smart investment choices to make in Nigeria Nigeria is a developing country with lots of business opportunities available online and offline. Unfortunately, not all of these business opportunities can fetch you real cash over time. As a matter of fact, some business have a short lifespan, while others are seasonal in nature and cannot guarantee …
Business plan for starting kerosene business With the increase in the number of persons using kerosene in Nigeria, it makes economic sense to venture into the sales and supply of kerosene commonly known as paraffin. It is useful in the home and also in industrial settings, where it can be used as a mixture for …
Why you do not need a raise just yet A raise is associated with an increase in take home package which is often tied to increased productivity and excellent work output. When one has done excellently well with good recommendation and high rating from the Annual Performance Evaluation, the tendency to request for a raise …
20 Underpaid jobs in Nigeria Nigeria is one of the most interesting places to live on earth. What makes it so interesting, is the way most of the sectors that make up our economy is being handled. It makes for a pleasurable reading seeing how our educational system is collapsing gradually despite the high fees …
10 ways Real Estate can help make money The real estate deals in property acquisition, property renting, property sales and other related services associated with the property business. The business is quite versatile and the options available for entrepreneurs to maximize profit from the real estate sector are getting broader with each passing day. There …
Cheap Nigerian foods to help conserve money Nigerians are going through some tough times. The economic situation has caused so much pain in the life of both the middle and lower class, while the upper class have had to readjust their lifestyle. One area that Nigerians have had to do some serious adjustments is in …
Foods you should avoid eating in the office
Foods you should never eat in the office As a working class individual, whether you working in a government or private company, one thing you must take into consideration, is that office work is all about focus and efficiency. As humans, no matter how committed you are to your job, and no matter how you …
Steps on how you can protect your business or company money
How to guard your business/ company money Raising capital to start your own business is never an easy task. The task is made even more difficult as most financial institutions are unwilling to support small and medium scale companies who do not have any form of collaterals during startup. The issue of purchasing equipments, buying …
Worst jobs in Nigeria Getting a job is so exciting, but at the same time, not all jobs are worth the stress. There are some jobs that are absolutely dangerous, stressful and poorly remunerated. For an individual who desires to live a good portion of his life on a particular job, it is quite scary …
Fast ways of making money this Christmas December is here again and as usual there is a host of activities accompanying the festive period. It is always an opportunity for smart entrepreneurs to make some quick cash using some old strategies which others may have previously ignored. During the festive periods, most people get overwhelmed …
How to become free of debt There is no greater burden than that associated with been held back with debts and facing the risk of losing your precious assets you used as collateral. It is not only emotionally sapping, but also extremely embarrassing. Whether it is a loan, overdraft or a mortgage facility, the mere …
20 ways to make money for early retirement. The word retirement brings chills down the spin of most workers who are getting set for retirement. Those who have worked for more than thirty years are mostly affected due to the fact that they have not made any plan for life after retirement. It can be …
When to know if you have enough money to start a business Your business-your dream Having a fair knowledge of your funding needs in terms of cost and income is crucial during the startup process. Starting a business is not something one must be hasty to undertake, as it comes with so many hurdles that …
Situation When it comes to answering questions during job interview sessions, it can be very challenging, trying to explain your work history, especially when you are on your first interview and you have no single experience to share with the panelist. Most job hunters seekers would be wondering what to do and eventually find themselves …
Ways of finding out why you did not get the job Life as an unemployed Job hunting is a strenuous process and no individual can boast of net ever been nervous when awaiting his/her turn in the waiting room prior to be called to face the interview panelist. I could just imagine how painful it …
How to start a business with 100k-case study: barbing salon
How to set a business with 100k In truth Setting up a business is one of the most amazing experiences one can ever imagine. After months or even years of planning and contemplation about what, how and where to setup the business, it is always a delight to see the fruit of your labor become …
What a small business retailer must never do My grandmother was a lovable woman who was always happy and excited to see me each time I came around to visit her at home. She had this dream of fending for herself and not depending on the children for her daily needs hence we decided to …
Businesses you can start without a business plan It is standard practice to draw up a professional business plan before commencing a business venture. It is however not compulsory to have one before success can be assured. Blue chip companies like google and Facebook never had one, but they have achieved huge success over the …
This is why you need soft skills
Soft skills and why you need them what are soft skills? It is common to see people mention some of their hard skills that are clearly defined and can be accurately measured. What about skills that cannot be clearly measured and are pretty much difficult to define? These are what we commonly refer to as …
Mistakes that new business owners make with their business plan Business in Africa has evolved over the years with more entrepreneurs deploying modern techniques and tools in creating a competitive advantage over their direct and indirect competitors. The business world is not a place for those who are not ready to learn fast, as the …
Why you need a business plan for your business
Why a business plan is important to a business A well drafted professional business plan is an ingredient to a successful business startup. A business plan is written after it has been ascertained that a business opportunity already exists.  It usually contains all the basic items that would ensure the smooth running of the business …
Business options for fresh graduates in Nigeria
Business for fresh graduates Five years ago, I was travelling down to Kogi state from Delta State on a cold windy Monday morning. Something caught my attention when I got to Auchi in Edo state. I saw thousands of students trooping out from the Auchi Polytechnic and the same scenario played out when I got …
Why business fail in Nigeria by Clement Sajere Established facts A typical example is the monumental failure of Chief Gabriel Igbinedion’s Business Empire. He once launched into the Airline Industry with his Okada Airline, the business did not succeed. The lesson Chief Gabriel Igbinedion learnt in the airline business were applied to a new opportunity …
Should your boss know you are in search of a new job? This speaks volume of the present state of the nation’s workforce and the deplorable state of workers welfare. In most cases, some are afraid to share their tales within the confines of their company for fear of victimization and job loss.   How …
I was playing around with one of my friends recently over the achievement of successive governments in Nigeria and one thorny issue we later agreed on was the amazing achievement of President Olusegun Obasanjo whose administration ensured the deregulation of the Telecommunication industry in 2001. Facts… The deregulation resulted in the birth of the Global …
Fast ways of making money this Christmas I was driving back home two days back when I suddenly overheard beautiful Christmas carol song coming from a musical shop by the road side. It never dawned on me before then that Christmas was drawing so near. I quickly checked the calendar and  I discovered that Christmas …
20 side income gigs in Nigeria The present economic situation in Nigeria has left so many Nigerians no other option other than looking for a second or third income stream to add to their regular monthly income. The present basic salary of N18,000 can no longer sustain an average family in Nigeria as the cost …
These jobs do not need a CV in Nigeria
You don’t need a CV for these jobs in Nigeria An erroneous belief in Nigeria is that a well structured CV will land one a dream job. While this may be true to an extent, it must be discarded with, because I have come across guys with awesome resumes and intimidating credentials roaming the streets …
You should avoid these mistakes when renting a house
Avoid these mistakes when renting a house Renting a house is a big deal when it comes to your finance and that is why you ought to take the utmost care while taking this step. An ideal house should be able to meet your needs and be considerate on your account. making a mistake when …
How to develop a profit pulling e-business strategy Nigeria is at the forefront of internet penetration in Africa, with more than 50 million Nigerians currently connected to the internet via their mobile phone. The average Nigerian spends more than N2000 monthly on mobile data and recharge cards. In the light of this, it would be …
 8 Core Traits of a Successful Entrepreneur Many go into business without knowing whether or not they’ve got what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. Here are the eight core traits necessary for every successful entrepreneur. 1. Passion. You are passionate about what you do. This is mandatory because there will be times when …
The Six Things to Avoid When You Retire The road to retirement involves a lot of planning. But if you plan appropriately, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy life. However, you have to be careful when making decisions involving your retirement life. If you don’t make wise decisions, you could end up in financial …
Mistakes you should avoid during job search
Common Mistakes to Avoid When Searching for a Job You might have been searching for a job for weeks, maybe even months all without success. This may be due to the several common mistakes too many people make when looking for a job. What are they? 1. Being too aggressive when following-up Although you might be …
6 Steps in Business That can make you a Millionaire by Age 30 Getting rich and becoming a millionaire is viewed as a very difficult feat. But saying it can be achieved by the age of 30 seems like a fantasy. Here are ten steps that will guarantee you achieving this goal. 1. Save to …
5 tips on how best to use social media for job search A lot of people are still in the dark about all the wonders of social media. They only know how to search Google and send emails. The internet has gone way beyond that. You need to keep up with the changes happening around …
Here’s why your colleagues can’t get your point Work can get complicated when communication is not well established. Misunderstanding a message could lead to several disruptions at work. It is very common for people to be misunderstood despite the numerous means of communication available today. Miscommunication is something that could go two ways. It could …
4 skills you must have to get a job in Nigeria The business world is constantly evolving and as such skills that were in high demand yesterday probably would be extinct by tomorrow. This is why you need to be on top of game. Follow the trend by updating your skills or picking up new …
First time being a manager? Avoid these mistakes The excitement of getting promoted and the determination to prove yourself worthy of the position could easily distract you from doing the actual managerial job. Go out with some friends and celebrate; you deserve it for snagging that position. Now that you have the job, let’s focus …
Here’s how to change career the right way After pursuing a career for so long, you feel like you are due for a change and you’re wondering how to achieve this task. Changing careers is a huge life altering decision that must be taken after serious consideration since it affects your future and your finances …
Working from home? Here are tips to set up the best home office In the event of the dwindling availability of jobs in Nigeria, more and more people are starting up home run businesses or taking online jobs that don’t require reporting to an office building. Working from home would be much more efficient if …
When quitting your job should be your next move
Our financial responsibilities make it necessary for us to have a source of income. It affords the financial security that we all desire. It becomes tedious however to let go of our source of income even when the odds are against us. You notice a lot of things that aren’t right for you at work …
5 tips for the newbie to survive their first ever full time jobs Part time jobs and internships are not quite the same as a full time job. A first full time job is like a first real responsibility. It’s challenging and nerve wrecking. Your success however will set the pace for your career advancement …
People in a bid to feel ‘at home’ at work might sometimes (unknown to them) be annoying others. If you are one of those who annoy your colleagues and you’re thinking ‘but no one is complaining’, then you’re wrong. They are complaining but they are too polite to say it to your face. Now you’re …
A dose of healthy competition could boost work productivity
A lot of people shy away from competition because each time they hear competition they think ‘enemy’, ‘rival’, ‘opposition’. People look at competition with a lot of violence. While it is true that some people take competition to a whole other level, there is much to be achieved by a healthy dose of it. A …
Skills and achievements make a résumé much more appealing. There are so many skills that could be acquired or developed over time which when added to a resume makes the résumé stand out. You have to however be smart about which skills to appear on your resume. Skills are split into two main categories; hard …
Latest Naija Jobs
Other than your interview, a cover letter is one of the most crucial parts of an application process. When well written a cover letter could be a powerful tool you can use to your advantage. Your cover letter could be the key to an invitation for interview. This is why you should make the most …
4 things you probably didn’t know about a job interview Job interview tips are all over the internet that it’s almost impossible to go a day without seeing the same things over and over again. You’ve heard a lot of do and don’ts about job interviews; you think you have in all at the tips …
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