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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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