JERRY IHEJIRIKA Posts

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One of the most common complaints I have heard from most job seekers is many of them think they can’t land a great job because they don’t have enough experience. They focus so much or get scared of some job descriptions.

So many have avoided going for the good or better jobs because of their “lack of experience” or “lack of certification” excuse.

Are you one of such job seekers?

The truth is, with the right job search tactics you can beat their job descriptions and “shortcut” your way to a perfect job – even if you’re not so qualified for the job. And it’s one of the many job search tactics I teach my students in my Job Search Blueprint course. I have used the tactics in the past and know exactly how exactly it works. Some of my students are also currently using it and I will be sharing their success stories once it becomes available.

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Job Search Tips

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I stumbled across an article written by J.T. O’Donnell titled, “Meet the ‘Sophisticated Job Seeker’ Who’s Disrupting Recruiting.” I loved the article because most of what she said about “sophisticated” job seekers resonated with me and what I am teaching students and job seekers around the world through my online course.

In the article, here’s what J.T said about “sophisticated” job seekers: Often referred to as “passive candidates,” these individuals are currently employed and don’t visit job boards. Instead, they mimic the behavior of sophisticated consumers and approach their search for their next employer with extreme focus. The way they see it, they don’t want to work for you, they want to work with you. They believe they’re a business-of-one who has the right to find the right partner (a.k.a. ideal employer).

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I want to quit because I’ve been so frustrated in searching for a good job. My head is banging, my body is stressed out, and my legs are weak. I want to quit because I wake up every morning before dawn and begin to wonder why I would have to pass through all these stress and frustrations just to get a job.

I want to quit because the labour market is so tough and highly competitive. It’s always highly competitive irrespective of the number of jobs being created. I graduated 2 years ago and ever since then, I’ve been creating, submitting and re-submitting my CVs without getting any job offers. I look at my CVs every blessed day trying to find at least one fault but I see nothing because I have good grades, needed skills, and well-written CVs.

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Job Search Tips

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Have you thought about leveraging on the power of networking to land your dream job? And one good thing about networking is that you can build a strong global network from scratch.

In 2013, during my final year in the university, while pursuing a bachelor’s degree in project management technology at FUTO, I wasn’t known in the world of project management. My fellow project management students at FUTO and some lecturers were the ones who knew me at the time as regarding the project management profession. Fast forward it to today and I can confidently tell you that if you read any list containing the names of 50 persons who have been creating awareness and promoting project management in Africa within the past 3 years, I will definitely be included in that list. I’m not bragging but it’s a fact! My target is to be among the top-5 in the next 3 years. *smiles*

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Blogging Tips

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John: Hello Sir, I’m seriously searching for a job. I’m a graduate with some project management skills and experiences. I’d also like to know if your company is currently employing or when they would be employing?

Hiring Manager: We’re currently not employing but there might be job openings soon. Please drop your CV in the CV box over there.

Most recruiters and hiring managers in countries like Nigeria are getting smarter and smarter because of the recession. They are now looking for candidates with creative ideas and mind sets who would hit the ground running. And creativity is not for the lazy-minded!

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Job Search Tips

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If you’re one of those Corps members who just passed out in Nigeria or if you’re a job seeker in any of the countries around the world, let me ask you, “What has been your job search strategy or what job search strategy are you planning to adopt?”

If you ask most job seekers what their job search strategy is, you will hear something like this: I will create a very good CV and submit it manually and online to various companies and recruiting agencies in the country. I will also upload it on some job seaload it on some job search networks. And some might add, I will tell my friends and family members that I’m now seeking for a job.

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Job Search Tips

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You graduated from the university, created a powerful CV, submitted it to various companies using both the online and traditional methods, waited for any of the companies to contact you or invite you for a job interview, and kept waiting, AND….nothing.

Then you created another powerful CV, submitted it to recruiters and hiring managers in different companies, they promised they would help you push your CV once there’s any vacancy or job opportunity, you called them once in a while to remind them, you waited patiently for any of them to contact you back, and you kept waiting, AND….nothing.

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If you are creative and professional project manager and there is an additional valuable way for you to help more people and make more money, wouldn’t you do it?

If yes, would you like to know the way?

Online courses allow me to serve my audience globally, provide more income for my family, and give me the freedom to do what I want.

It’s not ALL about the money.

I create VALUABLE courses that help people become better project managers and entrepreneurs. erving others is my FIRST priority and it should be yours, too, if you really want to partner with meI derive joy in helping people become better at what they do.

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Project Management Tips

Before I was awarded my bachelor’s degree in project management technology in early 2014, I already had 10 years’ experience in my trading business. I was working in my dad’s import, export and general merchandising company – Ginax International Entreprises – and when I gained admission into the university, I combined my full-time schooling with the business.

During my final year in the university, I created my personal blog – JerryIhejirika.com – and started building a powerful digital resume and personal brand. I was also networking virtually with some of the very best in the project management landscape and learning from their blogs. And when I graduated, my digital resume and personal brand led me to receiving good job offers.

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Build your personal brand through blogging

There’s an increase in the number of profiles being created on a daily basis on various social networks such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Students, job seekers, and professionals are now beginning to realise the importance of being active on some social networks.

However, some countries and companies do block or restrict access to social media sites. What does this mean for you? If you’re a job seeker, potential recruiters or hiring managers may not be able to access your social profiles, and if that is your only presence on the Internet, they won’t be able to find you at all.

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