What is the Hiring Manager really looking for at the Interview?

Congratulations on getting an interview, it means you at least have your foot in the door and it’s now to make that count. Attention and Preparation From your countenance to the tone of your voice, the hiring manager can detect how prepared you are for the interview. Every second counts from stepping into the door[…]

5 Ways to handle Job Rejection

Breaking into the career market was a struggle for me in my earlier days of searching for a job. I had just completed my Project Management certification and had minimum experience in this field. Moreover, the career market was saturated with equally qualified experts who had more experience and better looking CV than I had.[…]

3 simple changes to get your CV noticed

I recently trained a group of youths on Digital Skills and one aspect of the session I am always passionate about is getting yourself noticed by creating the right impressions. The Curriculum Vitae or CV or Resume has evolved and with the changing phase of technology, you need to keep your CV evolving too. 3[…]

Hire Me Bootcamp- Post Event Update

April Edition of the popular Hire ME Bootcamp was held at the Nigerian Women Trust Fund Office. It was attended by interested participants and young women who are currently benefiting from the organisation’s mentoring programme. The main aim of the bootcamp was to educate the attendees on essential and required employability skills needed to gain[…]

Why do you need to have employability skills?

Conducting a workshop on career strategies with focus on getting hired, I noted that so many candidates who may have the right looking CV and Cover Letter may not have the right employability skills that the employers are looking for at the interview stage to secure the roles. Most who do show the ability to[…]

Why you should ask the employer questions at the end of a job interview

Most job seekers I have interviewed barely make it to the second phase of the recruitment process because they do not appear to have deep interest on the job they are applying for. As a professional, I recommend asking questions about anything to do with the role you are being recruited for so that you[…]

To volunteer or not to volunteer, that is the question!

Have you read or been told that you are not suitable for the role because you lack the relevant work experience required?  There are many ways to get work experience when your CV says you have none and one sure way to get that needed experience for your career climb is engaging in volunteering opportunities.[…]

HELP!! I am overqualified.

One of the questions asked by a listener on a radio talk show discussing about the challenges of finding a job in Abuja was the issue of being overqualified. An applicant was not successful because he was overqualified for the job he applied for. Recruiters/hiring managers have varying reasons why they choose not to hire[…]

Are you prepared for that opportunity?

I was a radio guest this week on the famous We Woman show on We FM. We discussed intensively on what we need to be doing so we can be better positioned for that opportunity and the perspective we took it from was the CV preparation and dreaded interview process. Recruitment and Selection is an[…]