Wednesday, 7 December 2016

50 Best Places to Work in the UK for 2017

Glassdoor, a platform that helps people find jobs and companies they love by providing Salary details, company reviews, and interview questions just announced the winners of its annual Employees’ Choice Awards, recognizing the 50 Best Places to Work in the UK for 2017.
Monday, 5 December 2016

How Valuable Are You To A Recruiter?

The value of an item is determined by how much money (or resource) it takes to acquire such an item. That is why a 24 karat gold necklace is more valuable than a gold plated necklace. Ironically in HR and recruitment, the value of a potential employee isn’t determined by high cost, but low cost. Let me explain.

Monday, 14 November 2016

Gr8jobsng And Businessday Career Fair 2016

Gr8jobsng a Recruitment Platform In Africa cordially invites you to the Gr8jobsng & BusinessDay Career fair.

Lagos Vacancies: November 2016

The following vacancies exist for recruitment into a fast rising, ambitious and visionary training and personal development company planning massive expansion with Headquarters at Lagos Island:
Friday, 7 October 2016

Gamification And Social HR: Twitter User Gets Internship With Oando PLC

I first heard about the application of Gamification to HR at the Human Capital Summit Africa event i attended earlier this year.  Gamification in HR is the use of game-thinking and game mechanics in recruitment, training and development, and motivation, while Social HR is the use of social media platforms for HR functions. These two concepts are popular among companies targeting millennials.

This morning i stumbled on a news report on how a young Nigerian got an Internship with Oando through Gamification and Social HR.

Olayinka Fajimite with the handle @lordphaj3804 tweeted at Oando (Oando_PLC) asking how many retweet could secure him employment with the Pan- African multinational energy corporation. Oando replied saying; "Unfortunately, we don't do RTs for employment, but we'll do 2,000 RTs for 1 month internship".

Olayinka Fajimiteg got to work, generated impressive publicity and earned over 2,000 retweets in just 4 hours. Oando PLC acknowledged his efforts and tweeted; "Congratulations @lordphaj3804! You just got yourself a one month internship with us. Please DM your email address".

Tweeting further Oando PLC said; "We admire your audacious spirit and tenacity, especially how you humbly rallied everyone to help reach your target. To success, you must have the audacity to start, and tenacity to complete any task or achieve and goal before you. #BeAudacious".


With this event, Gamification and Social HR has gained some popularity and i hope more recruiters adopt it, because lots of talents are lost through “unhuman” selection criteria like aptitude tests, age, class of degree and years of experience.

It is time to put “Human” back in Human Resources.


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Saturday, 1 October 2016

LekkiHub: A Jobs, HR and Community Event

Hello Great people, no matter how busy or engaged i am, i always find time for personal development. I am also a chronic knowledge sharer, which is why i am informing you about this great event i have registered for and will be attending.

LekkiHub is a 3-in-1 event powered by Myjobanswers Project and it is scheduled to hold on Monday, October 3, 2016.

The event features 3 sessions happening chronologically.

Session 1: Lost My Job Recently (10:00 AM – 12:30 PM)
This session is specifically for those who recently lost their jobs and are struggling / looking for comeback opportunities.

Session 2: My Next 5years in HR (12:30 PM – 2:30 PM)

This meeting is an open conversation on emerging opportunities in the HR Space and how to position appropriately.

Session 3: Lekki Open House (2:30 PM – 4:30 PM)

This is an open house meeting for members of the community to meet, share and learn new things in real life.

The best part? It is FREE!!!

To register, simply select a time and fill out a little form here or

As a career blogger i will be attending session 1, but will stick around for session 2 if i am allowed. And people, Monday October 3, 2016 is a public holiday, so no excuse.

See your there!!!

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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Aptitude Is Something. Attitude Is Everything!

In one my posts from 2014, I advocated that Job-seekers display the right attitude everywhere they go. I found this inspiring video on Youtube about “Attitude” at Job interviews and felt the need to share.

The Federal Inland Revenue Service Commences 2016 Recruitment

See an announcement copied from the FIRS’s website about the commencement of their 2016 recruitment. Apply if you are suitable and share. Please note that these are not entry level positions.
Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Professional CV Makeover & Free e-Book For Only N999

Your CV is your advocate, so give it a great voice. Take advantage of this opportunity to make your résumé resonate for only N999 and get a FREE eBook.

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Deal highlights includes:

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•  Resume formatted to pass ATS screening
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•  Service comes with a free career enhancement ebook (The Job Seeker’s Creed™)
•  CV will be tailored to suit present career status as well as aspirations
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•  Résumé will be prepared by certified professionals with industry experience
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Fiction: Cook, Pray, Love


It is not every time find job, find job. Sometimes, one needs to sit down, dig deep, and get imaginative. It is good for your brain and career.

So, in reaction to the recent controversy surrounding a clergy’s opinion about marriage, culinary skills and praying abilities, I wrote this little fiction last night before bed time. Tell me what you think.

Arts XII: Championing Flexible and Affordable Music and Arts Education in Nigeria

Music is big business and Nigeria is full of talented musicians who rose to fame from just one encounter with a musical instrument. While many are interested in music; not many have the time or finance to pursue their interests.
Wednesday, 3 August 2016

You can be temporarily banned from WhatsApp!

Yes, Whatsapp has the right to ban you temporarily if they suspect that your account activity constitutes an abuse of their system. If you are banned, you will receive a warning message in the app.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Nigerian Prisons Service Illegally Hires 538 Recruits

Barely three (3) months after the Illegal and Nepotistic Recruitment was uncovered at the CBN, another government agency has been caught in another illegal hire scandal.
SaharaReporters recently disclosed that the Nigerian Prisons Service, under the leadership of the Controller-General Ahmed Ja’afaru and Minister of the Interior Abdulrahman Dambazau, has hired around 538 recruits without following established laws for public recruitment exercises.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

N-Power: A Job creation and empowerment initiative By The Federal Government Of Nigeria

Below is an announcement made by Vice President Osinbajo on his Facebook page earlier today.

Friday, 20 May 2016

3rd Covenant University Conference on E-governance in Nigeria

Members of the public are invited to the 3rd Covenant University Conference on E-governance in Nigeria (CUCEN) holding on June 8-10, 2016 at Covenant University, Canaan Land, Ota, Ogun State.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Port-Harcourt Ph.D Student Needs a Job

Last year, I told my mentor about my plans to commence an M.Sc program. She asked; "Why"? I couldn't answer the question, hence I shelved the plan.

Above is a picture of a 26 year old lady in Port-Harcourt. She has a B.Sc (Ed) (Counseling and Psychology), an M.Ed (Psychology) and currently studying for a Ph.D (Psychology), yet desperate times has her carrying a placard to call attention to her unemployed state.

Isn't it ironic, that we spend MONEY to get education so we can get a job and get MONEY? Unless she's on scholarship, a Ph.D student shouldn't be carrying a placard seeking employment. This is why you shouldn't just get education for the sake of it. If an M.Sc or Ph.D won't add value to your life and community, don't get it! 

My thoughts: Post graduate education is great, but how relevant is it to your career? Why get an M.Sc only to carry a placard or struggle for entry level jobs with fresh graduates? Get profitable knowledge instead. Get a skill, training or program that equips and positions you to solve real problems and make money.

Success in your job search... and career!

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Saturday, 14 May 2016

What Can You Do With 1 Million Naira?

Yes, I am back again to ruin your weekend with an amazing opportunity. A friend who believes I deserve to be a millionaire sent me a link and I have decided to share (Yes, because sharing is caring).

Ogee30 -  a youth empowerment & events company - recently launched a new event called The Entrepreneur 2016. The event, an idea pitching styled contest promises a chance at winning 1Million Naira as start-up for your business.

SMEs, prospective entrepreneurs and people with a fantastic business Ideas are welcome to pitch their ideas by registering at

The Entrepreneurship contest is opened to ONLY Nigerian Nationals within the Age of 18 – 35 years. Youths are welcome to come listen to strategic business tips from business gurus/ Entrepreneurial giants, network & participate in the Ogee30 Giveaway where amazing prizes (Android phones, Flat screen TV, Electronics & more) will be won.

Names of all shortlisted candidates to pitch their business ideas on the Event day would be contacted by email and sms. However, all aspiring Entrepreneurs who do not make the list are also welcome to the Event to network with other Entrepreneurs, listen to strategic business tips from business gurus/ Entrepreneurial giants and participate in the raffle draw where amazing prizes (Android phones, Flat screen TV, Electronics & more) will be won.

Entry closes 21st May, 2016. I have sent in my entry, see you at the contest!

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Friday, 13 May 2016

Digital Skills Are The Culinary Skills Of The Future. Get Digified!

Hello! Thank God It’s Friday. In an earlier post on this blog, i wrote about Google’s commitment to train 1 million people in Africa on digital skills and informed readers of a Digify Bytes Session that held on 23 April 2016.
Friday, 6 May 2016

Good News For Job Seekers: MTN Nigeria Slashes Data Prices

 Active job seekers know the importance of always having mobile data and are always on the lookout for cheaper alternatives as data prices are still pretty high in Nigeria. The cheapest data in the market is the Glo’s 1.5 GB which goes for N1, 000, but survey and personal experience reveals glo has an endemic challenge with connection speed.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Recruitment Scam: Fake Federal Government Worker Busted

According to a report by punch newspapers, no fewer than 21 job seekers have fallen victims to a fake official of the Federal Ministry of Education, Abayomi Owoyale, after giving him money to secure teaching jobs.

Abayomi Owoyale, was said to have sold each of the letters, purportedly signed by the permanent secretary of the ministry, for N60,000. While some paid in cash, others reportedly paid into a Zenith Bank account number 2170004060, bearing Fajemisin Olakunle Owoyale. Owoyale is currently in detention at the State Department of Criminal Investigation, Yaba, Lagos State.

N60,000 is enough to start a business or enroll for an ICT course.
N60,000 is someone's 3 months salary. Ironically, the Elites are getting their children free jobs at the CBN, while children of minimum wage earns are falling victim to fraudsters. Nawa!

These are desperate times and fraudsters are churning up new schemes targeted at desperate job seekers. Do not fall victim to recruitment scams. Recruiters want your skills, not your money!

Read Full report here: Fake FG worker arrested for selling appointment letters

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Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Silly and bizarre reasons people have been denied employment

Every job has some non-negotiable requirements candidates must fulfil to be considered for employment. Regardless of how qualified you are; these requirements are almost immutable. For example, you can’t work in fast food business and keep your beard. You can’t join the Nigerian police force if you are a male below 1.67m (5.6 Ft); neither can you join the Nigerian Army if you are flat footed. 

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

#FindPitAJob: Can You Rap Your Resume?

Unemployment been a global challenge means millions of job-seekers around the world are chasing fewer job openings. It is very easy for your CV to get lost among thousands of CVs online, hence job-seekers are coming up with innovative ways to make their CVs stand out.
Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Google’s Commitment To Train 1 Million People In Africa On Digital Skills

Last month i attended an ICT summit where Google’s country manager for Nigeria was the guest speaker. There she talked about a Google powered digital learning initiative and encouraged us to expect announcements via her social media channels.

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

A Beautiful Rejection

The “fear of rejection” is a really strong phobia. Scientists, authors, inventors and almost everyone who has impacted the human race has felt it at least once. So it is quite normal for you as a job-seeker to fear the possibility of your application being rejected or not scaling through the interview phase of a recruitment exercise.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

15 Interview Questions And Their Best Possible Answers

Hello, i present to you... 15 interview questions and their best possible answers from our friends at Career Carrier. Please note the term “best Possible”, it means these responses might not apply in all scenarios. So remembers to be yourself and improvise/tailor your answers to your unique interview situation. The accompanying captions are mine. Enjoy!
Friday, 25 March 2016

Nigeria ICT Youth Summit, Job Fair and Expo 2016: A Life-Changing Event!

The first alarm rang at 5:30am. Ohhhh, is it dawn already? I snoozed the alarm 6 times and sluggishly got up at the 7th. Eight hours later i was glad i made it to the indoor sports hall of the National Stadium, Lagos where young professionals, industry leaders and Students gathered for the Nigeria ICT Youth Summit, Job Fair and expo 2016.
Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Youth Enterprise Conference

Hello People, I love personal development and i believe sharing is caring, so this is to inform and invite you to this ogbonge event a friend shared with me. It is the Youth Enterprise Conference 2016 happening at at Eko Hotel and Suites on March 31st, 2016. It is powered by Akin Alabi, Founder,
Monday, 21 March 2016

CBN’s Illegal And Nepotistic Recruitment

In 2013, allegations of cash-for-jobs involving some federal ministries made headlines. Top managers of at least thirteen (13) ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) were under scrutiny by the senate over allegations of colluding with outsiders to run illegal cash-for-jobs racket in their organization. 
Tuesday, 15 March 2016

YCP Job Fair 2016: A Maiden Success

It was an atmosphere of motivation, inspiration and opportunities as job seekers, young professionals and industry leaders converged at St. George’s School Compound, Falomo for the much anticipated YCP Job/Entrepreneurship Fair 2016. The Fair which held on Saturday 12th March was powered by the Young Catholic Professionals (YCP) of Church of The Assumption, Falomo, Lagos with technical support from Patfam Investment Limited.
Sunday, 6 March 2016

Lagos Ideas Week 2016. We Are Excited

I am yet to recover from the excitement and experience of the #SocialMediaWeek 2016, so imagine my euphoria at the news about another mind blowing “week” event coming up this May. Enter Lagos Ideas Week 2016. #LIW2016

YCP Job Fair 2016

This is to inform all job seekers and employed persons (in Lagos) seeking better opportunities of a Job Fair happening this March.
Saturday, 27 February 2016

My CV is world Class!

There are lots of CV formats out there. Many Job Seekers are confused as to which format will yield the best result in their job search. I tell my clients every time, that a CV is more than the format. Your CV must pass ATS (Applicant Tracking System) screening and must also be appealing to the human eye.

Social Media Can Ruin Your Career

There are many stories about how social media has ruined people’s careers, but this latest story out of Nasarawa state – Nigeria - is very close to home.
Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Supermart Express Service Vacancies in Lagos

Supermart Express Service Vacancies in Lagos 

Job Title: Public Relations Officer
Location: Lagos

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Workforce Group is recruiting for North, South South, Mid-West, South East and South West

Workforce Group has been given the mandate to source for candidates in the North, South South, Mid-West, South East and South West regions of the country who meet the following selection criteria;

Stop! Wait A Minute

I got a call from a friend early one morning. He resides in another state and asked me to urgently help verify the location and authenticity of a company that had invited him to a recruitment test. Urgently, because he was about booking for an early morning flight to Lagos to attend the said aptitude test.
Thursday, 11 February 2016

#SocialMediaWeek Needs Writers

#SocialMediaWeek needs writers. If you're savvy at writing and have got links to samples of your works, then Apply here:
Sunday, 7 February 2016

MyJob Mobile App: A Job-seekers’ App

Looking for a job is a job on its own; hence job-seekers need to be effective at it. It is not enough to scatter your CVs on the internet and pound the streets, you need to find and employ relevant job search tools to aid your search.
Saturday, 6 February 2016

Intern Fell Asleep At Work and Becomes An Internet Celebrity

Falling asleep on-the-job on your first day at work will get you at least a verbal reprimand, but not for TheOrangeDuke (Nickname).
Saturday, 16 January 2016

Olumo Rock: Fun, Adventure And A Dream Come True

I visited Abeokuta (which means “Under the rock”) for the first time while in primary six, when my class went to write the Ogun State Government Schools Examination. While planning the trip, our headmaster - Mr. Alli - promised to take us on an excursion to Olumo Rock…if we had enough time after the exams. Sadly, we finished exams late and our dream of visiting Olumo Rock was not to be…well until yesterday.