Employability Skills Manual

Employers need candidates who can show and implement certain key skills required to contribute to an overall company and organisational goal. Employability skills are required for anyone to get, keep and maintain a successful career. The purpose of this training manual is to list and guide you on the types of skill set that you[…]

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[…]

Demystifying Cover Letters- It’s not another CV.

I know how dreadful it can get when you are asked to write a cover letter and you struggle to find the right method or process to carefully articulate yourself. Granted, maybe not all organisations ask for this requirement, but it is a good way to show what value you are able to bring to[…]

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.[…]

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[…]

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[…]