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How you can Ace Your Job Performance Review If it’s almost time for you to have your annual performance review, you may be feeling anxious. If you’re not careful, a terrible review could result in the loss of your job. Your performance review meeting and the written review that will come out of the process …
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 …
10 Hot Jobs Without Enough Qualified Employees Finding a job is never an easy thing to do, especially given the past decade or so of economic instability. Even with the unemployment rate having remained low and this has caused discouragement among Nigerians. However, the number of job vacancies in certain sectors still remains available. The problem …
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 …
5 things you should never do at any job interview
The 5 Worst Things to Do During a Job Interview An interview is often the most important step in securing the job you want. So even if you have a great resume and you prepare a dynamite cover letter, you probably won’t get the job if you don’t ace the interview. While some hiring staff might overlook …
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 …
6 Career Killers to Avoid in 2018 Finding a good job that you like and staying at for more than a year is hard to come by. However, once you’ve secured the job, it’s important not to get too comfortable. If you’re not careful, you could sabotage your career with an employer. Here are six blunders that could kill …
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 …
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 …
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 …
4 Reasons why Employers Chose the Other Candidate Over you After a long job search, you feel like you can finally relax. Your latest job interview went extremely well, and you can barely contain your excitement. The hiring manager said you have all the skills they’ve been looking for but they have to interview one more …
5 Blue Collar Jobs That Pay Quite Well in Nigeria These days even after years of working hard to obtain a four-year college/university degree, one still finds it quite difficult to secure a decent paying white collar job. However, a white-collar job isn’t your only choice if you want to make a decent living. Blue …
4 Mistakes Sabotaging Your Work-Life Balance Achieving a healthy balance between work and your personal life is possible, but it can be difficult. If you want to overcome those difficulties, you will have to make an effort to put an end to some of your bad habits. It’s possible you could be standing in your …
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 …
6 indications that you’re about to be fired
6 Indications that You’re about to lose your job During this economic meltdown, being laid off can be a traumatic experience. It can’t be prevented but you may be able to predict a layoff through some careful observation. Having a good idea of when your time is up can help you prepare for the future. While some …
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 …
Four Mistakes That Can Prevent You from Getting a Job Finding a good job is tough. You have to send out dozens of resumes, stay connected with your network, say the right things and then pray really hard that the interviewer likes you enough to score an interview. But yet sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Ways to show your boss know you are unhappy at work
How to Let Your Boss Know You Are Unhappy at Work You may be happy to have a job and thankful you can pay for basic expenses, but after a while going to work, paying bills, going home, and then doing it all over again the next day can become miserable if you don’t like …
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 …
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 …
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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, …
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 …
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. …
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 …
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 …
Hot Naija Jobs
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 …
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. …
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