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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 …
Why you should own a side business and still keep your day job
Still thinking about starting a business? Get on with it now The game plan for life is to end up successful and satisfied. Different people would define success in different ways but in the business world success is coming to the point where your income and savings are so great; you’re able to afford a …
Are you in between jobs? You could make money with these in Nigeria
5 Alternative money making jobs in Nigeria There are times when you apply and apply but nothing seems to be coming up. You don’t even get an interview invite; rather than sit there feeling sorry for yourself, it’s time to start worrying about how to make some cool cash. As a smart guy once said …
Why your ‘impressive’ résumé got thrown out
why your resume flopped Welcome to yet another amazing weekend with jobsfornaija. Thank you for keeping up with our job tips and advice. let us read to learn about Why your ‘impressive’ résumé got thrown out. You’ve spent a long while wondering why you didn’t get the job; your résumé was perfect yet somehow you …
Do you know the 4 Rs that would help you keep your job? After the tedious work of job haunting, submitting applications, and interviews, you finally get the job. Congratulations! It’s not easy at all. Now that you’ve crossed that bridge, let’s talk about how to make you a ‘keeper’ at that company or firm. …
The long wait for a job is so nerve-wrecking that when any job offer comes a lot of people dive in head first. Bad idea! No matter how long you waited for a job or how desperate you are for one
Before you say YES to that job offer consider this The long wait for a job is so nerve-wrecking that when any job offer comes a lot of people dive in head first. Bad idea! No matter how long you waited for a job or how desperate you are for one, there are things you …
Want to ace an interview Don’t say these words
Never say these words during an Interview Preparing for an interview is probably the most nerve wracking thing to do. The excitement of getting called in for an interview is over the roof. Then sets the anxiety of will they like me? Are my clothes good enough? What questions will I be asked? Do I …
how to write an impressive job application
How to write an impressive job application It is of utmost importance that your job application be impressive. The ability to capture the full attention of your potential employer with your application letter puts you a few steps closer to acquiring the job. Here are 4 tips to writing an application letter that stands out. …
How best to handle behavioral interview questions The basis for behavioral interview questions is the assumption that past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior. The primary aim is to evaluate your experiences and behavioral pattern, projecting it into your future in the company and how it will benefit them. The recruiters are looking …
implicating interview questions you should watch out for
These are the interview questions you should be careful about Recruiters love to ask behavioral questions that seem simple enough but could easily trap the interviewee if caution is not applied. The reason most people fail such questions is basically because they don’t think it through before answering. The questions seem simple enough so with …
Abax-OOSA Professionals Graduate Trainee Recruitment
Find out how to achieve a better and motivated Workforce The workforce of every company is the backbone of the company. This refers to the employees. They are the driving force of the company and as such deserve attention and maintenance. Beyond increased pay and bonuses, there are other ways to keep members of your …
strategies on how to save money after payday
This is how to save money after payday Saving money after payday is a fit that may find difficult to accomplish. An ideal job is one that foots the bills and lives you with more than enough to save and to live comfortably. Truth is, no matter how much you earn, if you don’t know …
common phrases people make that gives the wrong impression
5 common phrases people use that creates the wrong impression A lot of judgment goes on at the work place that we most times don’t take note of. People are being discredited daily because of what they do and especially because of what they say. This is why you need to put much thought to …
know how to blend into that new job
What to do blend into your new job Being the new guy has always and will probably always remain an uncomfortable spot to be in. At this point everything seems surreal and you may not get a hang of work just yet. Co-workers don’t make it easy either. Don’t fret; below are 4 easy ways …
A mentor is primarily meant to drive you towards success through impactful lessons that stem from his own experiences. A mentor could also be beneficial in recommending you or personally creating opportunities for you. It is fundamental for every up-starter to not only have a mentor but to create a long-lasting bond with said mentor. …
These lies on your resume gave you away In a bid to make your resume top notch and interesting, you probably told little white lies, stretched the truth a bit, or told an enhanced version of the truth on your resume. It is quite common practice today. So common in fact, that even recruiters are …
What do you know about the Company calling you in for an Interview? Congratulations on getting called in for an interview. So many people applied for the position but you are among the lucky few to get called in. Getting called in is one thing, acing the interview is quite another. Recently, companies have taken …
Skills to develop on whilst waiting for that job
What to do whilst waiting for that job The mistake a lot of unemployed youths make is to sit with folded arms while waiting for a job opening. Applying for a job doesn’t in any way guarantee you the position you applied for. It does better your chances but nothing is set in stone even …
3 trap recruiters set for Applicants
Beware of these three traps recruiters set for unsuspecting interviewees They want to know that you really earned your degrees or qualifications and beyond that, they want to examine your behavioral patterns to ensure that you won’t turn on them when you are hired. No one wants to get in bed with a stranger this …
Kick your nerves to the curb with these 3 simple secrets About eighty-five percent of failed interviews can be traced to nerves. Anxiety is something that hits even the best of the best so don’t go beating yourself up over it. Like every other challenge, there is always a solution. If you’ve ever had a …
It’s time to face the facts. The lucrative jobs are getting fewer and harder to get. It is therefore not unanticipated that everyone is trying to gain an advantage over other applicants. For those who have no long legs (the Nigerian term for those who know people in influential positions), the best way to impress …
In Nigeria today, if you are employed, you are fortunate. So fortunate in fact that any kind of complaints about what you do will earn you angry glares from unemployed friends and a query letter from your boss, depending on who listens to you. However, that does not mean that Nigerians actually love what they …
Job searching can be stressful, especially because of the myriad of rules applicants are supposed to follow- from what to include in the resume to how to seat during an interview. It is almost as if the employers are scrutinizing every single detail of applicants. On the contrary, employers are also busy people who now …
Due to the high unemployment rate in the country, the task of recruitment is most times, as harrowing an experience as job hunting itself. Only one vacancy and thousands of applications to sift from. In addition, the rapid growth of the Internet has made it possible for job seekers to apply for jobs in various …
Finding the right job in Nigeria today is a difficult task. As a result, many people take up whatever comes their way. While this sounds like the sensible path at first, later on frustration, a lack of motivation and other problems come in and more often than not show in the job performance. Very soon, …
Yes, you read that correctly! It may seem a no-brainer for anyone in this country not to grab any job opportunity that comes his or her way in these harsh economic climate. However, chances are that if you accept the job offer in these 6 instances, you’re not likely to be any better off in …
Last Thursday, my Facebook wall was swamped with pictures of ex-corpers with their discharge certificates and lots of beaming smiles. It made me reminisce about my own experience and how things were so different then. Optimistically, we all looked forward to getting into the ‘labor market’ and landing that big job within a few weeks. …
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