5th February 2012

How to Use the Internet in Your Job Search

You may be thinking about using the Internet to help you in your quest for a new job. If not, you should. Maybe this will persuade you: in 1998, there were over 28 million jobs posted on the Internet. That number includes Job Boards, Corporate Web sites, and Usenet (1999 Electronic Recruiting Index, Interbiznet.com, 1998). According to Job Searching Online for Dummiesby Pam Dixon, 17,000 new jobs are posted online each week and employers and ...
5th February 2012

Job Search Email Accounts

Set Up a Job Search Email Account When you’re looking for a job, it’s a good idea to set up an email account just for job searching. That way your professional email won’t get mixed in with your personal mail. Free Email Accounts There are a variety of free web-based email services, like Gmail and Yahoo, that you can use. You’ll be able to check your email online from any computer, so using web mail is a good way ...
5th February 2012

Job Seekers Beware Conmen

While jobsdirectionnigeria.com has implemented many protections to ensure that questionable job listings don’t make it into our database, job seekers should always remain vigilant and know what to look for when searching job listings. Possible Indicators of a Job Scam: Listings that ask for your private information such as SSN, driver’s license number, bank accounts, credit card information, etc. “Small Businesses” that direct you to a home address for an interview Foreign companies that do not have a local ...
5th February 2012

Top 5 Job Interview Tips

If you’re counting down the days till your next job interview, these helpful hints will help you get in the right mood so you can leave a lasting impression on the interviewers. 1. Do your research Fail to plan, and you plan to fail. You are certain to be asked specific questions about the company, so make sure you’ve done your homework on things like their last year’s profits and latest product launches. Also take a ...
5th February 2012

How do I tell if I’m doing well in an interview?

When it comes to doing interviews, you’ll rarely be told how well you’ve done. Obviously if you get the job, then you’ll assume you did well, but in so many cases, when you haven’t got the job, it helps to work out if there was something you could have done better, so you can improve for the next time. Generally Most opinions about candidates are formed within the first few minutes (that’s why it’s hard to overcome a ...
5th February 2012

How do I prepare for a job interview?

Fail to plan, plan to fail. You are certain to be asked specific questions about your potential employer, so make sure you’ve done your homework on things like their last year’s profits and latest product launches. Nothing is as disappointing as when a candidate oozes enthusiasm and then doesn’t even know the most basic facts and figures about a company. Here are a few places you can find some useful information: An online search The company’s website is ...
5th February 2012
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6 REAL reasons you didn’t get the job

“What the…why….” – that kind of goes through our head when we sit there staring at the screen with yet another rejection e-mail from that job you thought you’d have been perfect for. The interview went awesome – there was a definite vibe going on…so then what gives? Why do you keep receiving the same generic “too many applicants – good luck for the future” mail of doom?! Sometimes if you’re really lucky you may get ...
5th February 2012

Five essential points to get across in an interview

Even the most confident person is likely to experience some nerves in an interview situation. In fact, research from our training partner Home Learning College shows that 55% of Brits think interviews are the worst part of finding a new job. While it’s completely normal to feel nervous, the more preparation you do, the better you will be able to show why you are the right person for the job. With that in mind, here are ...
5th February 2012

How To Nail An Interview (20 Tips)

20 interview tips 1. 10 seconds to sell or say so long Unless your resume catches the interviewer’s eye in 10 seconds it’s over, you’re done. So the big question is how do I catch the interviewer’s eye? Here comes the best advice on how to get a job interview you’ll ever get. Cater your resume to the job description! I can’t stress this point enough. It’s imperative that you cater your resume to each ...
5th February 2012
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Sample Interview Questions: How will you answer?

Your career may depend on it… Tell me about yourself… (Your answer should contain much more about your job skills than your personal life.) Talk about the growth of your career, what you learned from previous employment or even things like how your volunteer worked help you develop your organizational, time management and leadership skills. What are your strengths? (If you really enjoy new challenges and tackle them in an organized manner, this would be ...