Tag: Job Seeker

From November 2016 to January 2017, I was busy executing a construction project at my village. When I came back to Lagos, I decided to seek for a digital marketing or digital project management role in any company that values social media, technology and project management.

However, I was more interested in startups because I wanted to gain some kind of experience in the startup ecosystem. I wanted to help a startup grow big through my blogging, social media marketing, online research, SEO, content writing and project management skills. I already knew within me that I would launch my own startup someday but I felt I needed some kind of practical experience in the ecosystem before thinking of creating mine....   Read the Full Article>>>

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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)....   Read the Full Article>>>

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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....   Read the Full Article>>>

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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*...   Read the Full Article>>>

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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!...   Read the Full Article>>>

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The project management profession is becoming more recognised and accepted, globally. This has also led to an increase in the number of persons seeking for job or career opportunities in the world of project management.

However, with the lack of job opportunities which is at a higher rate in developing economies, project management job seekers need to be creative and leverage the power of networking in their job search.

As a project management job seeker, I will share with you how you can leverage the power of networking to crack the job market and find your way on the inside track. Here are some strategies:...   Read the Full Article>>>