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What Helped You Get That Job. by NairaSand: 2:50pm On Jul 12
This thread is for employed Nairalanders to share with job seekers what they think was pivotal in helping them secure that job.

Was it your Uncle, connection, your sexy smile, your fancy suit, sexy look, your competency, your league Ivy degree, your prayers, your luck or you just can't explain (yes. we'd take that for an answer).

Of course I'd open the floor. What helped me get this job was my enthusiasm and my ability to make a conversation

Please let's be brutally honest as joblanders can pick up pivotal lessons. Let's go!


ps. Comment is strictly for employed joblanders. Thank you kiss kiss

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Re: What Helped You Get That Job. by johndwayy(m): 4:01pm On Jul 12
Nice thread op. Please those that are employed should come and tell us what they did and how was the process leading to their employment. It will greatly help those of us still unemployed. Thanks

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Re: What Helped You Get That Job. by pweetyoge(f): 9:59am On Jul 13
my confidence, being smart, ability to think on my feet, my smile, beauty helps too(u need to look appealing to the eyes)and most importantly prayers to baba God...whether u like am or not...
Baba God noni

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Re: What Helped You Get That Job. by fufuNegusi(m): 10:52am On Jul 13
my first job was through a referral... infact during the interview i was just doing anyhow cos i know i will be taken
Feeling fly above other people who came for the interview because i already know i was the CHOSEN one grin grin


But i moved on since then...

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Re: What Helped You Get That Job. by majekdom2: 11:26am On Jul 13
I cold emailed the company. Got invited for Test then interview. It was more for the experienced say 2 years. I was able to prove my knowledge and skills desired for the position as an inexperienced fellow. I conversed very well, made the interviewers have a great laugh.

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Re: What Helped You Get That Job. by category(m): 1:31pm On Jul 13
The first one... I got it because i was the only one that would accept their pay at that time. (I was a starter)
The second one... I had resigned from my previous job and was already teaching while i was searching for job so i had to teach my interviewers what i was already teaching my WAEC and JAMB students.
The third one... We wrote exam. I excelled. Was called for interview. I out-shined my peers cos i had taught (teacher) before. So i was very conversant with almost any thing coupled with my previous experience.


Just follow this steps and you won't regret it.

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Re: What Helped You Get That Job. by leyeg: 1:49pm On Jul 13
Nice Thread
@Op...Kindly check the topic and edit some tenses...

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Re: What Helped You Get That Job. by NairaSand: 2:22pm On Jul 13
leyeg:
Nice Thread

@Op...Kindly check the topic and edit some tenses...

Baba, english is very hard grin grin. I'm open to "open/public" correction wink. Please tell me where I messed up wink

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Re: What Helped You Get That Job. by NairaSand: 2:24pm On Jul 13
majekdom2:
I cold emailed the company. Got invited for Test then interview. It was more for the experienced say 2 years. I was able to prove my knowledge and skills desired for the position as an inexperienced fellow. I conversed very well, made the interviewers have a great laugh.

A cold email. A very powerful tool job seekers are not just giving a shot!

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Re: What Helped You Get That Job. by xxgig(m): 2:25pm On Jul 13
Please more comment, I am getting depressed already. I need to get this job ASAP.

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Re: What Helped You Get That Job. by jorin24: 2:34pm On Jul 13
please can any one help me with keystone past questions ?
Re: What Helped You Get That Job. by majekdom2: 3:25pm On Jul 13
NairaSand:


A cold email. A very powerful tool job seekers are not just giving a shot!
Many wait for job posts and adverts. I do advise individuals to know companies of choice. Reach out to recruiters and managers in a well composed email. Who knows, they can be lucky.

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Re: What Helped You Get That Job. by fcacfc(m): 4:50pm On Jul 15
majekdom2:
I cold emailed the company. Got invited for Test then interview. It was more for the experienced say 2 years. I was able to prove my knowledge and skills desired for the position as an inexperienced fellow. I conversed very well, made the interviewers have a great laugh.





pls,,,,can you explain what cold email is?
Re: What Helped You Get That Job. by NairaSand: 7:20pm On Jul 15
fcacfc:






pls,,,,can you explain what cold email is?

A cold email is an unsolicited e-mail that is sent to a receiver (in this case a recruiter or HR Manager) without prior contact or a request for information previously.

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Re: What Helped You Get That Job. by majekdom2: 7:57pm On Jul 15
fcacfc:






pls,,,,can you explain what cold email is?
Google can help. It's simply means writing an email to someone you don't have a relationship with. In the mail, you explain your interests. More like an expression of Interest.

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Re: What Helped You Get That Job. by corpershun: 12:36am On Jul 17
Nice Thread OP.
I got my first job by showing a willingness to learn, till today I don't know how I applied, plus I was the only one at the interview.
Currently Searching since I'm done with Masters and running a business. I would start sending cold emails for both... I pray I'm Lucky, strike that Favoured.

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Re: What Helped You Get That Job. by veekid(m): 7:09am On Jul 17
Saw the thread on nairaland; clicked and register on the portal, uploaded the necessary docs, I got called for the exams and pass, after some months; I've even forgotten I wrote the exam, I was called ffor interview and the rest was history!

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Re: What Helped You Get That Job. by plainmirror(m): 7:11am On Jul 17
Let me reveal a little secret to job-hunters. The fastest way to receive is to give. It has worked and is still working.



Somewhere in Nigeria Efe is wondering how the money is remaining 100k.

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Re: What Helped You Get That Job. by Franzinni: 7:11am On Jul 17
I got my first job by praying and fasting for 40 days for a job...
grin

The job was " trying to stay alive" after the starvation.

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Re: What Helped You Get That Job. by EntMirror: 7:12am On Jul 17
Job is just a modified form of slavery. Good luck guys

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Re: What Helped You Get That Job. by JaneyBlingx(f): 7:14am On Jul 17
I haven't gotten a job yet but I know I'll get one through Nairaland. I just finished from uni and I need a job before I go for service. I'm interested in any decent job that pays 30k and above in Warri. My prospective employer should pls pm me
Re: What Helped You Get That Job. by Integrityfarms(m): 7:15am On Jul 17
Network from school mate... A married lady
Re: What Helped You Get That Job. by veave(f): 7:15am On Jul 17
Yeah. I really appreciate this thread. I didn't wake up too happy today. But I'll definitely go to bed better than I am now

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Re: What Helped You Get That Job. by mufadem2012: 7:16am On Jul 17
Confidence and Boldness. Never reply with Yes or No. Expatiate.
Finally, crown it with prayers

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Re: What Helped You Get That Job. by eddie7: 7:17am On Jul 17
God
Re: What Helped You Get That Job. by saxwizard(m): 7:17am On Jul 17
God


I got this temporary job because of my zeal and enthusiastic during my IT

Na so I see the call say mak I come back
Re: What Helped You Get That Job. by SafetyFirst(m): 7:21am On Jul 17
A cold email, and it turned out they needed somebody with HSE level 3 certification which I have. The interview was done online, and my appointment letter mailed to me.

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Re: What Helped You Get That Job. by QuietHammer(m): 7:22am On Jul 17
fufuNegusi:
my first job was through a referral... infact during the interview i was just doing anyhow cos i know i will be taken
Feeling fly above other people who came for the interview because i already know i was the CHOSEN one grin grin


But i moved on since then...

you are the ones destroying this country. Why allow other applicants waste their time and money? See your teeth

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Re: What Helped You Get That Job. by GogetterMD(m): 7:22am On Jul 17
Determination

Hell yeah! I knew I had no option during the job interview, i wasn't gonna settle for less!

But what got me to the interview room? Composure! This ensured I didn't fret during the phone interview and answered the questions asked briefly and aptly.

What got me that far? Uniqueness! My CV is always the pick of the lot, always stands out in a stack of resumes. And yeah, it's self edited!
Re: What Helped You Get That Job. by kwaso2(m): 7:22am On Jul 17
I got my first job by volunteering to work for free for an international NGO. It looks stupid but I was keen to be used by the big boys in d office......but it payed off big time

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Re: What Helped You Get That Job. by GogetterMD(m): 7:28am On Jul 17
kwaso2:
I got my first job by volunteering to work for free for an international NGO. It looks stupid but I was keen to be used by the big boys in d office......but it payed off big time
Happy birthday wink

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Re: What Helped You Get That Job. by seanaddy(m): 7:29am On Jul 17
Im just entering my 3rd week in a job. I can say I got the job because of Self Confidence. Its a job I never had any experience on in all my 2years plus of working.

#Self Confidence and believe in yourself that you can do the job, dedicate yourself to personal research and trainings too if you don't have experience before setting out for the interview and above all, put God first in all your plans.

My opinion

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