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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Why you keep missing that job!

You’ve got the credentials, the education and experience, and you haven’t had a problem getting job interviews — but for some reason, you can’t seem to close the deal. Leads that looked promising fizzle out after the first or second interview. Is it the economy, or is it something you’re doing (or not doing)? I

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Examples of interview questions

As a newbie, you could be at loss of what questions you could be asked in Interviews. I have compiled a number of such for your use. Most interviewer’s questions originate from the employee/person specification and/or the job description. These can often be anticipated and should be prepared in advance. Here is a list of

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Follow up that Job!!

Does this scenario sound familiar? You're in the market for a new job, and after conducting all your research, you send out cover letters and resumes to companies. Weeks go by and you wonder why not even one of those companies has not called you for an interview. If you remember nothing else from this article, please remember these words if you want to succeed in finding a new job: follow up, follow up, and follow up.

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Preparing for that job interview

Preparing for a job interviews Your hard work sending applying for those jobs on jobberman has finally paid off — you’ve been called in for a face-to-face job interview. Congratulations! But now is not the time to sit back and think about how you’re going to spend your new salary; you’ve got a lot of

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How to prepare for a phone Interview

Ed. note: We’ve been on break for a while. This is a post from Lekan Olude who is currently away on business in London. We will shortly return with more updates Though we rarely have phone interviews in Nigeria because of the huge number of people applying for a position, we should also put to

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Email Etiquette

There I was in my parents’ living room sitting lazily and stretching like a cat one Morning ago watching CNN with my Papa – thanks to the Eid Mubarak break. I was really not on the look out for any key feature or news but the spotlight captured my attention “Email Etiquette”. I got more

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7 things you should look for in a job

Are you interested in changing jobs? Or is this your first try at getting one? If you are in any of these shoes, then you might have a dream job in mind. Although it is nice to dream, it is important you keep reality in mind. Finding a new job can be difficult, but it is possible. 7 things you should consider, so you don’t end up jumping on the wrong ship:

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