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Re: 10 Mistakes Job Seekers Make … And How to Avoid Them by ladyF(f): 7:17pm On Aug 24, 2015
chrisgush:


May God provide a good job for you. Amen
May God provide good jobs for all nairalanders. grin grin grin

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Re: 10 Mistakes Job Seekers Make … And How to Avoid Them by slapandfall(m): 7:22pm On Aug 24, 2015
All I can see are contradicting statements
Re: 10 Mistakes Job Seekers Make … And How to Avoid Them by CrazyMan(m): 7:24pm On Aug 24, 2015
slapandfall:
All I can see are contradicting statements
Mind pointing them out? Thanks

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Re: 10 Mistakes Job Seekers Make … And How to Avoid Them by Nobody: 7:34pm On Aug 24, 2015
ok...
Re: 10 Mistakes Job Seekers Make … And How to Avoid Them by g2soul11(m): 9:00pm On Aug 24, 2015
lekjons:
11. Beliving they can only make it through white-colar jobs.

12. Not trying to get a very good grade while they're still in schoolgrin(the Op said 'mistakes and how to avoid them') i believe this is also a way to avoid them (maybe useful for only those who were still in school though, they'll also become a job-seeker one day)


#Hardworkpays!!
getting a good grade in naija doesn't guarantee....... na only long leg and connections
Re: 10 Mistakes Job Seekers Make … And How to Avoid Them by dantewest: 9:03pm On Aug 24, 2015
Some just don't want to learn any skill, just sitting down at home, hoping for the Almighty government job to come knocking.






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Re: 10 Mistakes Job Seekers Make … And How to Avoid Them by nenergy(m): 9:22pm On Aug 24, 2015
#2 and #3 are contradictory.
Don't Mail Unsolicited Resumes Vs Looking Only for Job Openings.
Re: 10 Mistakes Job Seekers Make … And How to Avoid Them by judedwriter(m): 10:42pm On Aug 24, 2015
ignis:
Connection is very important
which one? Is it MTN? ESTISALAT or GLO? LOL grin but seriously, ladies, especially pretty ones, are more connected in the job market wink
Re: 10 Mistakes Job Seekers Make … And How to Avoid Them by butanep(m): 11:04pm On Aug 24, 2015
Richie0974:
Ok...good....in another story...

Happy birthday to me... cheesy

Guy stop spanning your message on every thread.

Why can't you grow up and be sensible. If your birthday is today, them celebrate it. Don't come here to disturb us with your childish attitude.

Who your birthday help?

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Re: 10 Mistakes Job Seekers Make … And How to Avoid Them by Richie0974: 11:17pm On Aug 24, 2015
butanep:


Guy stop spanning your message on every thread.

Why can't you grow up and be sensible. If your birthday is today, them celebrate it. Don't come here to disturb us with your childish attitude.

Who your birthday help?

Uhm.... Are the posts disturbing you.... I don't get.... I say what I've to say on every thread... So what else...
Re: 10 Mistakes Job Seekers Make … And How to Avoid Them by Mustay(m): 6:05am On Aug 25, 2015
Points 2 and 3 seem to be contradictory.

I would not advise against sending unsolicited emails; it's sending it to the appropriate recipient and sending it at the right time that matters. Good thing someone has posted his experience here. Point 2 is a No-No; just do it smartly.
Re: 10 Mistakes Job Seekers Make … And How to Avoid Them by CrazyMan(m): 6:55am On Aug 25, 2015
nenergy:
#2 and #3 are contradictory.

Don't Mail Unsolicited Resumes Vs Looking Only for Job Openings.


Mustay:
Points 2 and 3 seem to be contradictory.
I would not advise against sending unsolicited emails; it's sending it to the appropriate recipient and sending it at the right time that matters. Good thing someone has posted his experience here. Point 2 is a No-No; just do it smartly.
Its been modified.

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Re: 10 Mistakes Job Seekers Make … And How to Avoid Them by mabeni(m): 9:00am On Aug 25, 2015
CrazyMan:
Many people make significant job search mistakes and never even know about it. These blunders are easy to make, and they can cost you the job offer.

Below, I reveal 10 of the biggest mistakes, and explain how to avoid them.



Mistake #1: Ignoring Online Job Postings:

Ignoring job postings is a huge mistake. Some of the best chances for jobs from ads are on job websites and web sites of the specific companies you wish to work for.


Mistake #2: Looking Only for Job Openings:

Searching only for companies with “openings” is an obsolete job hunting method. The best jobs are rarely listed “vacancies” or “openings.” Rather, many good positions are created for the candidate, often at the interview. The key is to shift your focus from “openings” to “opportunities” (which exist nearly everywhere). Remember: every company is hiring all the time, if you have what they need when they need it!


Mistake #3: Ineffective Networking:

Networking should be the primary focus of every job search – occupying about 90% of your time. However, I find that most people go about it the wrong way – by talking too much and by asking for jobs. The best networkers are big listeners rather than big talkers. They have a clear agenda, and are not shy about asking for feedback and guidance. Remember: networking is more about giving than it is about taking, so always come from an attitude of generosity.


Mistake #4:  Leaving Yourself Open to Too Many Kinds of Jobs:

Another key to a successful job search is to focus on finding the RIGHT job – not “just any job.” Critical factors to consider include satisfaction, growth potential, location, cultural fit, great co-workers, a pleasing environment and competitive compensation. When the job market is really tough, it’s imperative to be more focused than ever.


Mistake #5:  Being Unplanned in Your Search:

Most people spend more time planning a vacation than planning a job search. I suggest the following tips to conduct a proper job search: a well-thought out methodology, daily solitude and planning, space in the home dedicated to the search, a tracking tool to measure your progress, and a system for accountability.


Mistake #6:  Doing it Alone:

You pay a mechanic to change your oil; an attorney to create an estate plan. Why would you not invest in professional help with your job search? Career Coaches provide objective guidance, help you articulate your value, and provide a proven system for job search success. Many offer excellent advice on salary negotiations – often exceeding the job seeker’s expectations. If you can’t afford a Career Coach, take advantage of low-cost or free support from non-profit groups, universities, municipal programs, and so forth.


Mistake #7:  Letting Others Control Your Job Search:

I suggest working with a small selection of professional recruiters – they can serve an important role in your search. But you’ll need to maintain control over the whole process. Of course, it is best to conduct your own research and target the right companies yourself. Remember: only you can “sell yourself” effectively and land a job.


Mistake #8:  Not Preparing Well Enough for Job Interviews:

When you boil it down, all job interviews are comprised of five basic elements: articulating your value, conveying your knowledge of the company, asking intelligent questions, negotiating compensation, and following-through. Each of these items has to be practiced in advance, so you can “ace” the job interview. “Winging it” just won’t do! Also, be sure to do extensive research on the company and the interviewer ahead of time.


Mistake #9:  Not Knowing Your Market Value:

You must research and assess your value in the marketplace, so you’ll be able to negotiate effectively. Never disclose your salary requirements – always get the employer to name the salary or range first. The time to talk money is when the employer has made it clear that you are their top candidate, and after they make an offer.

It is very easy for even the savviest of job seekers to make these mistakes. By learning how to navigate these potential pitfalls from the outset, your job search will be more productive and yield more positive results!


Mistake #10:

Read Mistakes 1-9 again.
 

Source

http://www./blog/10-mistakes-job-seekers-make-and-how-to-avoid-them/
op, u are honestly right bt I'm guilty of no9 tho

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Re: 10 Mistakes Job Seekers Make … And How to Avoid Them by ojaywhykay: 9:02am On Aug 26, 2015
thanks for the guidelines

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Re: 10 Mistakes Job Seekers Make … And How to Avoid Them by horexy(f): 2:17pm On Aug 28, 2015
AdeniyiA:
11. unknowingly born or raised from a not well-to-do family undecided


(UNKNOWN BIG MISTAKE) undecided

U couldn't av said it better grin
Re: 10 Mistakes Job Seekers Make … And How to Avoid Them by toygod2: 8:22pm On Aug 29, 2015
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Re: 10 Mistakes Job Seekers Make … And How to Avoid Them by careersonpoint: 10:02pm On Aug 31, 2015
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Re: 10 Mistakes Job Seekers Make … And How to Avoid Them by cichella(m): 12:43pm On Sep 01, 2015
Re: 10 Mistakes Job Seekers Make … And How to Avoid Them by kingdejy: 1:36pm On Sep 01, 2015
Good morning, happy new month of September to remember for good. This is the concluding path of the story of my friend and then we will make our resolutions whether the main issue of Nigerian youth is unemployment or unemployability. When he told me how he has been writing winning CVs from year three in the university and I looked at my life and I remembered, I started writing my CV after my NYSC and it was even a copied one. How can I attend the same interview with this guy then and it would not dust me.
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