Common Job Search Mistakes Fresh Graduates Make in Nigeria

Job hunting blunders to avoid like a plague As a fresh university or polytechnic graduate in Nigeria, one thing you want to avoid at all costs when the time comes to join the nation’s workforce are job search mistakes. Apart from making you look unprofessional, you could lose the job even before you get hired.

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Employee Retention Strategies and Ideas That Work

Cost-effective ways to attract and retain the Best talents One of the toughest challenges that employers are faced with is being able to retain good employees. Finding them is one thing but keeping them within the organisation is not as easy as it seems. We should add here that while some employers work under the

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Gifts and Valentine’s Day Ideas for Coworkers in Nigeria

The perfect gift for that special colleague at work Valentine’s Day offers the opportunity to show and remind your coworkers how much you appreciate and value them. For those who have that special colleague, February 14 could be the perfect day to get him or her a special gift. It is, however, important that you

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5 Things to Remember When Searching For a Job

A hiring manager shares job search secrets The task of searching for a dream job would be easier if as a candidate, you had a better understanding of what you are passionate about, the types of jobs to search for as well as the things hiring managers look out for when assessing candidates. This explains

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Recruitment Scams resurface in Nigeria in 2017

The scam jobs and vacancies have returned The year 2017 has kicked off on a very busy note for companies and government agencies in Nigeria judging from the activities of recruitment efforts. At the same time, recruitment scams are also on the rise as more job seekers are expected to increase their job search attempts.

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Secrets of Writing a CV for Nigerian Jobs

How to make your CV even better Sometimes, you want to believe that you have the best CV but here’s the question – Was your CV adjudged the best by a global team of certified HR professionals? If your answer is ‘no,’ then we should focus on helping you write a CV that would capture

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Ways Poor Personal Hygiene at Work Can Stunt Your Career

Don’t hurt your career with dirty habits Can an employee possibly have a stunted career because he/she has a poor personal hygiene? According to a study, 23% of employers affirmed that bad breath and certain aspects of a worker’s physical appearance would make them less likely to promote that person. This means that as an

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Abisoye Akinola on Personal Branding Strategies For Careers

How to master the art of solving problems As an employee in your organisation, you should ask yourself a few questions: Are you a solution or a problem? How willing are you to exert yourself and solve challenges within the organisation even if there isn’t a reward for it? Or when no one is willing

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Company Red Flags to be Wary of Before Applying For a Job

Ways to spot a scam company before you apply Are you a fresh graduate applying for a job in the hope of getting hired? This period can get daunting because you have just left the familiar confines of school to venture into a new territory. Are you a regular employee who’s looking to expand your

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9 Types of Bad Employees in Nigeria You Should Never Hire

Meet the bad eggs Just like anywhere else, Nigeria has its fair share of bad employees; those employees who erode the morale of others, are irritating, never take responsibility for their actions, are arrogant and ultimately, slow down the work of others. The traits of bad employees range from them just being annoying to behaviours

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