Job Vacancies Blog in Nigeria
Some firms hire a third-party organization to identify a college student whom they can employ. The third-party organization may be recruiting on-campus, advertising the company’s requirement at a career festival, screen resumes received by e-mail or on the net, etc. Many colleges have a recruitment center of their own, which works with these job employment agencies and the students. It would be wise for the students to be familiar with the issues related to the functioning of these job employment agencies.
A lunch interview is simply an interview held over lunch. It takes a different approach and different preparation. The interview will probably be slightly longer than normal.
A new way to find the job you wanted
The Union, however, described the statement credited to Supervising Minister and Minister of Education, Barr Nyesom Wike, that ASUU was making new outrageous demands as “untrue and absolute lie”.
The Federal Government said it was going to create 150,000 jobs for Nigerians between now and the new year through the National Enterprises Development Programme (NEDEP).
12 states in Nigeria are to benefit from the Department For International Development’s, (DFID); Growth and Employment in States Business (GEMS3) programs aimed at creating 30,000 jobs by 2015.
Grid Consulting Limited – Malaria Consortium (www.malariaconsortium.org) is one of the world’s leading non-profit organisations which is dedicated to the comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable diseases in Africa and Southeast Asia.
Malaria Consortium works with communities, Government and non-Governmental agencies, academic institutions, local and international organisations; to ensure good evidence support delivery of effective services, by providing technical support for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and activities for evidence-based decision-making and strategic planning.The organisation has been in operation in Nigeria since 2008 and recently opened a country office in Abuja to fully establish itself with its long term commitment. Malaria Consortium now seeks to recruit professionals in its country office and in a recently awarded 2-years CIDA/WHO funded project; focused on catalysing the implementation of integrated community case management of malaria (iCCM), pneumonia and diarrhoea at scale in Niger State.
We have questioned graduate employers about their top reasons for rejecting graduate CVs and these are the results. Commit any of these top ten CV sins at your peril!
Cover letter is always been a brief way to introduce and sell yourself (and your CV) to the recruiter. But finding a distinct and well written cover letter is not easy to come by as many job seekers either do not know how to write one or don’t give the time they should to writing one.
Writing the resume and cover letter is one step in what can be an overwhelming job search process, but it creates the first impression that will lead you to your desired position. A poorly written resume will only find its place in the trash; a well-written resume can land you an interview, and then, a job.
Salary negotiation is an indispensable item of every interview when applying for a job. However, this issue is so delicate for the vast number of job applicants that many of them hesitate to ask all the details and terms of wages. Sometimes employers deliberately use such a situation for their own benefit and try not to bother the candidate details of the payment for labour.
Confidence in your choice
It is believed that higher education is a chance to be employed in the perspective company and the only way to get a good job. Many people think that it is impossible to be successful if you have not graduated from the university or college. It is partly true, but, according to statistics, having a diploma is not a guarantee of advantageous employment.
Choosing a job is a very serious and responsible step that determines not only the level of income of the future employee, but also regulates the career prospects and opportunities for professional fulfillment. The main condition is to make the right decision not to be disappointed in the employer and save the valuable time. Nevertheless, everybody makes mistakes, but sometimes such failures force to look for another company for the employment again and again. What does every job seeker should remember in order to achieve effective results in the job search?
You submitted countless application to various companies but was yet to be invited to a lone job interview. Well you don’t need to worry all you need is to get somethings right.
Recently, the Lagos State government unveiled its first annual enterprise day to empower the youths with special skills that could spur rapid economic growth, writes Gboyega Akinsanmi
No less than 6,251 job seekers have applied for the available 400 vacancies at the Universal Basic Education.
The days of white-collar jobs are over! It’s hightime youths and employers of labour looked for alternative ways of building a productive economy, Gov Fashola calls.
Is it a familiar situation for you: passed a lot of job interviews, sent a great number of CVs, but still did not reach the desired result? The employer rejects every third candidate and many of them do not understand why they did not get the job yet. Perhaps you belong to the category of candidates that employers are trying to avoid. Usually, the reason lies in commonplace mistakes and many people do not pay attention to them.
Lack of experience is the most common problem between young specialists who have already graduated from the university and are looking for a vacancy that can satisfy their ambitions fully or partially. But many employers want to see only qualified professionals in their organization. Is it possible to find a place in the sun for those who just start a career and have no practical knowledge?
The Bayelsa State Police Command have arrested the alleged attackers of Miss Folakemi Akinbode, a National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, member serving in the state whose right hand was almost chopped off, Monday night, at Obunagha in Yenagoa Local Government Area.
Job interview is the final step on the way to a new job where all the details of a future cooperation are discussed. If the employer is interested in your CV, you will be contacted for further instructions. In case you pass a job interview successfully, you will be offered a good post.
The right choice of the employer is a complex and quite a common problem among job seekers of all ages. Everybody wants his/her professional qualities to be appreciated not only with compliments, but also with good financial reward.
Job hunting can be a grueling and demoralizing experience. The troubled job market in Nigeria has created an overabundance of qualified candidates, many competing for the same job. Hunting for a job not only means having the right qualifications, developing a sterling resume, a killer influence letter, and razor-sharp interview skills, but also having to outdo the other candidates – many of whom may be more qualified on paper than you.
What really makes a great resume for today’s job market? The use of a branding statement, a tag line or two, relevant keywords/key phrases, and a situation/action/results writing style can actually increase the return of your resume. Let’s review why each are increasingly important for job seekers competing in today’s highly competitive job market.
Resume (often called CV) is the summary of your experience, education and skills. A perfect resume is a real opportunity not only to find a job, but also a chance to introduce you as a good specialist. However, wrong or false information in the CV may ruin your professional reputation and considerably narrow down the number of job offers.
We’re all in sales. To sell is to be human. Whether you’re selling a product, a service or yourself, it’s all the same underlying concept: to make something sound as good as possible.
Imagine you come across a Top job that perfectly matches your profile and the application instruction says “Please Apply with a copy of your CV and Cover Letter attached to the email”. Then out of the excitement of thinking that you are the best fit for the job and there is no reason why the employer shouldn’t call you, you mistakenly send out the email without attaching your CV and/or Cover Letter. Ouch!, you scream.
Despite the Nigerian economy is growing, the problem of the unemployment is still actual for this country. The statistics shows that practically 24 percent of youth is not able to find a job in comparison with the European countries, where the rate of unemployment is almost 2 times lower. Figures are impressive – more than 42 million people are unemployed. Nigeria’s population is constantly increasing and the government is less able to create new vacancies.
The Nigerian Labour Market
The Nigerian labour market is a highly competitive environment. For example, scientific and engineeringsectors are rapidly growing, and thus, they require highly trained personnel inundating the recruitment market. However, local companies welcome employees with experience overseas, paying attention on training and knowledge, gained during studying at universities. Such an approach results in returning of more than 2000 Nigerians every year to seek a job inside their country.
The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) will create five million direct and indirect jobs through Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) development before 2015, SMEDAN Director-General, Alhaji Bature Masari, has said.Speaking to journalists in Abuja on Monday, Alhaji Bature Masari said the agency had mapped out strategies to achieve the goal and opened offices in 11 states.
The Ministry of Mines and Steel is clamping down on illegal mining activities, the minister said.
The efforts of the Nigerian Ambassador to Netherlands, Dr. Mrs. Nimota Akanbi to attract Direct Foreign Investment (DFI) to the country in line with the transformation agenda of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has yielded a positive result as not less than 50 Dutch companies have indicated their interest to either start or expand their businesses in Nigeria.
In last week’s service it was announced that there were job vacancies for ten graduates. Many came forward and due to this eventually twenty four graduates were given job placements in a federal establishment. The graduates have come out to give their various testimonies. Many of them had come for breakthrough as graduates looking for such a job opportunity for a long time. Most of them came for the first time that day and they came from different states and church denominations and were surprised that such vacancies were thrown open to the whole congregation whether you were a member of The SCOAN or not. Some had not even told there church that they were coming but after watching Emmanuel TV had decided to come never expecting such an instant breakthrough – to God be the glory. One of the graduates came forward and said that where he was coming from you had to join cults before getting work. Today their situation has turned around and they are now working class graduates. Do you have jobs to give to graduates? Let us know.
Vice-Chancellor, Kwara State University, Prof. Abdulrasheed Na’Allah, has said Nigerian universities have not contributed enough to solving the nation’s developmental problems.
The Kano State Road and Traffic Agency has commenced the recruitment of 500 youths as road traffic assistants.
Former Federal Capital Territory minister, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, on Thursday bemoaned the spate of unemployment in the country, saying despite his connections, he had yet to secure jobs for his two daughters, who are both holders of Masters Degrees.
The development of deepwater assets in the Nigerian oil and gas can contribute $3 billion (N474bn) to the country’s economy and generate about 200,000 jobs annually, the Commercial Manager, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited, Stefan Vas de Wael, stated this in Lagos.
Information minister Labaran Maku has asked us to get hooked on our radio and TV this Wednesday and listen to President Goodluck Jonathan as he presents his mid-term report. Many, I believe, want to hear what he hopes to do in the next two years, not what he has done in the past two years.
ByJonny, an ambitious young man got a job in a travel and tours agency eight years after graduation from the university. Upon resumption, he was assigned to head a new department created by management of the company.
The Federal Medical Centre’s new board held its inaugural meeting.
A new government plan, “Youth in Agriculture”, is expected to create jobs for youth.
One of the most critical questions facing any government today is how it could reduce the spate of unemployment among its citizens. No country, whether big or small can deny this problem. Instead of employment however, what is becoming the glaring reality, is the need to sack more people. This can easily be explained away on increasing automation, necessity of cuts on personnel and overhead spending, and improved human resource management, which always points to trimmer systems. The issue therefore is not to employ, but to sack.
The Managing Director, Dragnet Solutions, Mr. Rober Ikazoboh, has said lack of standards and the poor adoption of technology were part of the causes of recruitment challenges in the public sector.
Aggrieved Diamond Bank workers, a few days back, decided that enough was enough and crippled operations at the corporate office of Diamond Bank in Lagos, over alleged unfair labour practices and poor working conditions.
The Lagos State Government on Friday said it had just employed 70 women as truck drivers, as part of efforts to empower women in the state.
This is to inform the general public that the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) screening examination is to be conducted this weekend.
As part of its efforts to reduce joblessness in the country, the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency, FERMA, said it would employ the services of 17,000 youths under the Subsidy Re-Investment Empowerment Programme, SURE-P who will ensure the continuous maintenance of Federal roads across the country.