How Are You ‘Enjoying’ The Nationwide Strike?

Today marks day 4 since the commencement of the nationwide strike against fuel subsidy on Monday. Like the past three days, thousands of Nigerians again united with one purpose and refused going to work in protest against the government’s cutting of the fuel subsidy, an action considered by the masses as unjustified and inconsiderate.  Already,

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The Nationwide Strike On Fuel Subsidy: Will It Yield The Desired Result?

The fight for the return of the fuel subsidy will be taking a major turn next Monday, 9th January, 2011 as the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) will begin a nationwide strike. This time around, all organisations, regardless of sectors, will be marching in a peaceful protest to say “NO” to the Federal Government’s action. On the

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5 Frank Reasons Why You Have Not Been Called For A Job Interview

As an online jobs board, we often get complaints from jobseekers about their not being called for job interviews even when they have applied consistently via our portal and unfortunately, those times, we get the blame too. So, we regularly get statements like “Am still searching, after all the effort till date, this site can

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6 ways to STAND OUT in a job interview

  Editor’s note: Dear reader, have you attended lots of job interviews without success? Or maybe you are yet to be called for one (never, ever lose hope). Here are tips that can place you ahead of other contestants. Usually, the job interview is like a battle. Who says you cannot defeat the others?  Read

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How To Make Your Job Search Easier

Editor’s note: We are privileged to have one of Nigeria’s top recruiters, Segun Akiode, contribute to our blog this week.  As an experienced Talent Acquisition Specialist, he gives expert advice to job seekers on how they can realise their career dreams. He is also a Blogger | Motivational Speaker | Aspiring Father … Connect with him | twitter: @segunakiode |

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How To Use Your Cellphone During Office Hours

It is rather a common trend that people are not mindful of where and how they use their phones. Using your cell phone at work can be useful but it can also be very disruptive whether you make calls or you ping. When you are on your own time, the choice to turn off your

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How To Find Passion In Your Job

Ed’s note: This week alone, I have come across 5 people who complained bitterly about their present jobs for one reason or the other (and seriously, they had big reasons), but since they are stuck for now, they just have to carry their unwanted burdens (or so). But the truth is circumstances can affect our

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YouWiN! Closes Tomorrow: Have You Applied?

A day from now, a whirlwind of revolution will begin uprooting the stubborn weed of youth unemployment that has lapped ungraciously from the fertile soil of Nigeria for many years. This is because, last Saturday, 19th November, 2011, President Goodluck Jonathan released a N50 billion start up capital for the final commencement of the YouWin project

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That Body Odour Can Kill Your Chances Of Getting A Job

I work with a great jobs website firm and I have seen a lot of fantastic resumes sit on our data base for too long waiting for that great break. So in a series of blog posts, I would be discussing some of the things that may reduce your chances of landing that great job.

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Five New Skills Job Seekers Need

Editor’s note: This post was culled from http://career-services.monster.com/yahooarticle/ and is a guest post by Liz Ryan, a contributing writer for Monster.com. Absorb!   Job seekers have had the same list of critical skills to brush up on or acquire for decades — things like careful follow-up, attention to grammar and punctuation, and great listening abilities.

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