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Fast ways of making money this Christmas
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 money making businesses in Nigeria
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 making e-business in Nigeria
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 must-have traits of a successful entrepreneur
 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 …
6 habits you should avoid in retirement
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 …
These business steps will help you become a Nigerian millionaire by Age 30
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 …
how to make use of your social media to get a job
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 must-have skills to get a job in Nigeria
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 …
Avoid these mistakes if you are a first time manager
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 …
Steps on how to change your career the right way
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? Best tips on how to set up your home office
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 newbies to survive their first full time job
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 …
How to make your skills stand out in your resume
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 …
10 things that must never be found in your cover letter
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 …
Feeling misunderstood? 5 things you say your boss could misinterpret
5 things you say your boss could misinterpret If there’s something you should be careful about it’s what you say to your boss or in the presence of your boss. Words could easily be misinterpreted especially in terms of employer-employee relationships. This is mostly because employers have a habit reading meaning into every word and …
The 4 ‘don’ts’ of a business plan The wait for a job is getting tiring and you’re starting to feel like you’re wasting time waiting. Well, the good news is that while you wait you could set to work on establishing a business of your own. To start a business and have it grounded on time, …
These are the most challenging job interview questions with examples
4 most challenging job interview question types with examples No matter how hard you prepare for an interview, there are always bound to be these questions that make you doubts your performance during the interview. Interviewers don’t spin those questions simply to unnerve you. Remember that their goal is to hire the best of the …
Avoid these colleagues to safeguard your job
colleagues that could cost you your job When it comes to work environment, association with colleagues is inevitable. Of course no man is an island as such you are meant to mingle and cooperate with your colleagues. Even when you choose to be a recluse, you might be place in a team with some people. …
it's not 'them'; see how to maximize your work potential
Ten ways to maximize your work potential Pursuing a career, getting a job, going in for work every day is not where life ends. It is well known that ‘what’s worth doing is worth doing well’. Don’t just appear for work every day. Make an attempt to improve on yourself. The following ten tips should …
Winner traits successful entrepreneurs have in common
Successful entrepreneurs have these traits in common Achieving success as an entrepreneur is highly applaud-able. It is a challenging journey with many tough and narrow routes. It takes courage, determination and a great deal of business acumen to succeed on this journey. After observing the few who have managed to make it, it was clear …
Eye opener: Reasons for having a budget
Nigeria’s economy does not exactly give the confidence guaranteed to make you lax about issues of your finances. This is why having a budget is highly advisable. When you have a budget, managing your money becomes less burdensome. Let’s see 4 reasons why you need a budget.  It streamlines expenditure; with a working budget, you are saved …
5 habits that are sure to get you broke soon
Every choice we make in life directly affects our life; maybe not always immediately but overtime. There are expenses that are inevitable while there are some that are just indulgent. The things you see as harmless activities might be costing you without you even realizing it. Before things get out of hand and you find …
Without appropriate management in place, we find ourselves living from paycheck-to-paycheck; a rather unsatisfying lifestyle. When in this place, paying bills are quite a struggle. There’s never enough and you’re constantly in a state of worry. Getting rich is totally out of the question as you are barely able to afford the basics. All thoughts …
Second interview is not common in Nigeria. Most companies start hiring right after the very first interview. This is why people are momentarily stunned when they are invited for a second interview. This often leads to disorientation during the second interview which could cost them that job. There is nothing dreadful about being called in …
Soft skills you need for success at work
Soft skills are rather hard to come by because unlike hard skills that can be learnt, soft skills are directly linked to a person’s persona. Soft skills refer to personal attributes that are essential for success in every work environment. The list is rather lengthy so we’ll deal with the top 20. Top 20 soft …
Online interviews are not very common yet but in a few years if not months it’d be all over the place given the high technology rate in the company. All companies are going digital and you need go with the flow.  Online interviews contrary to what people believe are not solely for online jobs. Just …
Aspiring for a management position These qualities could hinder you
A lot of people get promoted from time to time but almost never to the position they aspire for, management positions. You’ve probably done your best to ensure that your work is noticed and that you get promoted to a management position yet nothing is forth coming; now you’re wondering why you didn’t get promoted. …
Top 7 reasons why your colleagues don’t get along with you
It can get rather tense in a working environment when the staff don’t get along well. Tension is not at all good for any company; it slows output and decreases productivity. In severe situations, it stirs hostility. If you’ve noticed that some or all of your colleagues strongly dislike you or seem to hate your …
Your mind could be stopping you from getting rich and here’s how
You have a well-paying job with few responsibilities, you’ve been working for quite some time now, yet you don’t seem to be making any head way. People who started after you are now very successful and rich yet you don’t seem to be anywhere near such fortune. You might even know someone who earns way …
Why Companies Need to Translate Employee Training Documents
GUEST POST BY: Rachel Wheeler An employee handbook is an important training document. It helps to introduce new hires to the company, and it outlines the company culture and mission. Along with that, a handbook is a good way to explain company policies and procedures. Distributing a an employee training manual and making sure it is understood …
You should inculcate these habits to avoid burning out at work The pursuit for excellence often ends in a burnout. You strive to increase productivity at work, meet and exceed targets on time, satisfy your customers, and overall, please your boss; these are rather hard to achieve at least not without the resulting stress on …
7 simple ways to overcome Failure
How to overcome failure; 7 simple steps Failure is inevitable in the pursuit of success. What matters is not failure but your reaction to failure; how do you handle failure? It is quite difficult to move on after failing at a venture; it could be your business, a project or an assignment from work. Failure …
How to take charge of the first hour of your working day
How you spend the first hour of a day (a working day) reflects on how the rest of the day goes. To have a successful and productive day at work we’ve come up with some ideas on how to manage the first hour of the day. Having a routine makes for a better and efficient …
Reasons why you could get that sack letter
4 valid reasons you could be getting a sack letter There are so many reasons people get fired from work these days which border mostly on disciplinary and performance issues. You may have avoided those issues successfully but unintentionally fallen victim to other reasons an employer may fire an employee. There are issues that border …
5 signs that say you are not ready to start a business
Are you ready to start a business? The idea of launching a business is appealing for various reasons. It could be the prospect of a larger income or the novelty of being your own boss. Whichever is the case, launching a new business no matter how small is not a feat for just anyone. Starting …
6 Helpful tips for staying motivated at work
How do you stay motivated at work? A lot of factors contribute to people losing interest in their jobs after a short period of time. Some of these factors are; 1) getting used to the job so much so that it no longer poses a challenge rather has become habitual, 2) feeling underappreciated and unrecognized …
7 Things to consider while starting a home-run business
Despite having a day job, you might want to start a side business of your own; something that brings in a little more money. As great and simple as the idea sounds, it involves a lot of brainstorming, hard work and time. A lot of home-run businesses fail within the first month from lack of …
A lot of people spend so much time preparing for the verbal part of job interviews; they hardly spare a thought for How to ace the non-verbal part of job interviews.
A lot of people spend so much time preparing for the verbal part of job interviews; they hardly spare a thought for How to ace the non-verbal part of job interviews. The non- verbal part is the most important part of an interview. Success in job interviews is mostly dependent on perception than any other …
5 details you shouldn’t share with Human Resources (HR)
A lot of people have lost their jobs today because they felt the need to over share. Maintaining a good relationship with your colleagues is one thing being overtly chatty is another. There are details about your life that you should not share at your work place and especially not with your HR personnel or …
4 most common résumé grammar mistakes
What error did you make on your resume? The most common mistakes on résumé are mostly grammatical and in other occasions typographic. Studies have shown that at least 1.5 punctuation errors are made by average job seekers on their résumé. These mistakes are often a result of preparing résumés in a hurry as well as …
Practice makes perfect’ is one phrase that every individual has been privy to at one point of their life or another and there is yet a refutable proof stating otherwise. That said, the best way to ace an interview is practice. The reason schools hold mock exams is to access the students’ abilities, re-evaluate and …
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