10 questions with Manasseh Egedegbe on Blogging

[Ed. note: We’re taking a break from the usual format of guest posts to include Q&A posts such as these. This is the first in the series and is a conversation that Ayodeji Adewunmi from Jobberman had with Manasseh Egedegbe, Senior Investment Analyst & Assistant Portfolio Manager at First City Monument Bank] It’s a story

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10 Zen-like Approach to Email

Life is one big negotiating opportunity, and first impression is ultimate. Whether you are the recipient or the sender – you are negotiating for some attention or trying to negotiate for time while battling with continuous interruptions. I’ve been trying hard lately to respond to all emails within 24 hours. Hmm, still struggling. Let see

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Stop thinking like Secondary School Students

I’m often asked by final year students and recent graduates, the most important thing in landing a dream job in the Oil & Gas or Telecom sectors – we know people are running away from Banking these days…we all know the story. I got asked this week and I shared my views: do a market

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5 Benefits of Career Counseling

There are many benefits of career counseling to consider. It’s easy to feel confused when it comes to what type of career path to choose. With so many choices in jobs today, career counseling can be a step in the right direction as far as pinpointing what career to focus on. Having a professional advisor

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Review your Career

They say all that starts well, ends well. This applies to goal-setting and achievement in our careers. However, you might plan and things work out in unexpected ways, stuff does happen, you know! This is where self-evaluation with regard to your career comes in. Ancient thinkers – think Plato, Socrates – all agree that an

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What type of Aptitude Tests exists?

  Aptitude tests have been observed to be a highly accurate tool for selection of the right candidate as compared to the interview, group discussion, written tests and so on. Based on this assumption,  an increasing number of organizations include this tool in their recruitment process. The aptitude tests used are specifically designed tests to

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Are you Hirable?

If you are currently looking for work or thinking about changing jobs, it’s a good idea to do a self-assessment to determine if you are hirable. Get Honest When assessing your character traits, it’s important to be honest. Don’t tell yourself you are motivated when you hate going to work every day. Don’t pretend you

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Let’s analyze your Character

Interviewers are more and more using psychometric and aptitude testing during interviews as tools to help them decide on the right candidate. This is because it is recognized today that the best worker is that who works along the lines his natural abilities lead him rather than against them. Hence, a worker who is faced

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25 NETWORKING TIPS

1. Two-thirds of all jobs are secured via the networking process. Networking is a systematic approach to cultivating formal and informal contacts for the purpose of gaining information, enhancing visibility in the market, and obtaining referrals. 2. Effective networking requires self-confidence, poise, and personal conviction. 3. You must first know the companies and organizations you

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25 INTERVIEWING TIPS

1. Relax. The employment interview is just a meeting. And although you should not treat this meeting lightly, don’t forget that the organization interviewing you is in need of your services as much as, or perhaps more than, you are of theirs. 2. The key to successful interviewing is rapport building. Most people spend their

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