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Re: How I Prepare For My Interviews. A Lesson To Job Seekers by LaurelP(m): 8:49am On Jan 06, 2016
After I've gotten enough info about the position, my next move is to search my inner self and think about the kind of person they ideally want.

Now this is not done on the internet, it is done within me. I try to remember true life experiences that I've that relates to the the contents of the job description.

For instance, if the job description says that the person must be a leader, I ask myself "Have I ever led people before?" If it says marketing experience, I ask myself "Have I done marketing before?", etc. As am doing these, I'm jotting down examples of situations where I did these things, what led to them and what I achieved.

It is from these notes that I get my answers to major interview questions.

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Re: How I Prepare For My Interviews. A Lesson To Job Seekers by sekzy99(m): 8:50am On Jan 06, 2016
Failing to prepare is preparing to fail
LaurelP:
After I've gotten enough info about the position, my next move is to search my inner self and think about the kind of person they ideally want.
Now this is not done on the internet, it is done within me. I try to remember true life experiences that I've that relates to the the contents of the job description.
For instance, if the job description says that the person must be a leader, I ask myself "Have I ever led people before?" If it says marketing experience, I ask myself "Have I done marketing before?", etc. As am doing these, I'm jotting down examples of situations where I did these things, what led to them and what I achieved.
It is from these notes that I get my answers to major interview questions.
Re: How I Prepare For My Interviews. A Lesson To Job Seekers by thankyouJesus(m): 8:53am On Jan 06, 2016
Adonike:
What of those dat don't have money to buy internet enable phones, can't afford #100 for cafe and needs to land their dream job?
Lo, I am with you always, I tell you, if you can't sacrifice 100 naira for that dream job..........to enter into the promise land may be hard.

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Re: How I Prepare For My Interviews. A Lesson To Job Seekers by agrovick(m): 9:02am On Jan 06, 2016
This is super awesome
Re: How I Prepare For My Interviews. A Lesson To Job Seekers by Nobody: 9:07am On Jan 06, 2016
Bro what you have typed is good....but for me...I create scenarios sharply while gisting with the interviewers...fiction tales are often legendary grin!!!

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Re: How I Prepare For My Interviews. A Lesson To Job Seekers by LaurelP(m): 9:11am On Jan 06, 2016
etcme:
Good write up... But have you landed yourself any job with these? If you havn't, by reason of you sharing this information here, before the end of February, CEO shall come begging you to work for them.

Amen sir.
Re: How I Prepare For My Interviews. A Lesson To Job Seekers by LaurelP(m): 9:11am On Jan 06, 2016
Omotayor123:
OP... Well done. Interviews should be prepared for even if your father is the CEO.

He who fail to plan, plan to fail.

Correct
Re: How I Prepare For My Interviews. A Lesson To Job Seekers by LaurelP(m): 9:13am On Jan 06, 2016
islandmoon:
unlike those who harly prepare! they just walks in and say i have a letter from my runaway uncle Obanikoro! cheesy

Lol
The info is for those with no Obanikoro.
Re: How I Prepare For My Interviews. A Lesson To Job Seekers by fleps(m): 9:14am On Jan 06, 2016
Great! Following
Re: How I Prepare For My Interviews. A Lesson To Job Seekers by LaurelP(m): 9:15am On Jan 06, 2016
Cetona:
Following smiley. I must learn all there is to learn before I graduate, Lol.
Thanks for sharing

Hmm
Thank God you're yet to graduate.
Re: How I Prepare For My Interviews. A Lesson To Job Seekers by LaurelP(m): 9:17am On Jan 06, 2016
burnagee:
New hit single by ERA GEE titled 'D HUSTLE IS REAL" drops soon...pls N/L help me anticipate this jam....it is veryy mad.thanks and Jah Bless our hustle.

Oga,
The jam is veryy mad??
Re: How I Prepare For My Interviews. A Lesson To Job Seekers by LaurelP(m): 9:18am On Jan 06, 2016
Adonike:
What of those dat don't have money to buy internet enable phones, can't afford #100 for cafe and needs to land their dream job?

Nothing goes for nothing Bro
You must give in order to receive.

Cheers

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Re: How I Prepare For My Interviews. A Lesson To Job Seekers by Cetona(f): 9:18am On Jan 06, 2016
LaurelP:


Hmm
Thank God you're yet to graduate.
Abigrin. While I can't wait to graduate (you have no idea how long I've been waiting, Lol), I am kinda scared of life on the other side cry cry.
Re: How I Prepare For My Interviews. A Lesson To Job Seekers by ratchy: 9:21am On Jan 06, 2016
Kip it coming , I just graduated

I find this thread to be very helpful

Thank you smiley
Re: How I Prepare For My Interviews. A Lesson To Job Seekers by Toyolad(m): 9:24am On Jan 06, 2016
Cetona:

Abigrin. While I can't wait to graduate (you have no idea how long I've been waiting, Lol), I am kinda scared of life on the other side cry cry.
we share the same fear sis..just wanna know all there is to know b4 I wear that gown....#preparing for the stiff competition out there
Re: How I Prepare For My Interviews. A Lesson To Job Seekers by rasheedmalik113: 9:31am On Jan 06, 2016
prepar 4 yr interview this month, good luck
Re: How I Prepare For My Interviews. A Lesson To Job Seekers by Cetona(f): 9:31am On Jan 06, 2016
Toyolad:
we share the same fear sis..just wanna know all there is to know b4 I wear that gown....#preparing for the stiff competition out there
Reading other people's experience is good at this time. May God help us cheesy
Re: How I Prepare For My Interviews. A Lesson To Job Seekers by coolestca(m): 9:32am On Jan 06, 2016
thankyouJesus:
Lo, I am with you always, I tell you, if you can't sacrifice 100 naira for that dream job..........to enter into the promise land may be hard.
. What is what doing is worth doing well...
And peradventure if the fellow honestly doesn't have any means... Just remember God makes provision for every vision He gives you.

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Re: How I Prepare For My Interviews. A Lesson To Job Seekers by LaurelP(m): 9:55am On Jan 06, 2016
Cetona:

Abigrin. While I can't wait to graduate (you have no idea how long I've been waiting, Lol), I am kinda scared of life on the other side cry cry.


Don't be.
You'll surely cross the bridge when you get to it
Re: How I Prepare For My Interviews. A Lesson To Job Seekers by LovesonBlezz(m): 9:57am On Jan 06, 2016
LaurelP:
Immediately I receive that much awaited alert for an interview, the first thing I do is to copy and paste the name of the company on Google.



Immediately I click search, loads of information about the company pops up. Oh don't I just love Google? Very loaded. Even the vacancy advert shows up including the company website, blogs, publications etc. From here, I am able to determine the authenticity or otherwise of the invite. I visit the company website and read up and jot down all vital information like their products, services, mission, core values etc.



Worthy of mention also is that Google will direct me straight to Nairaland, Yes. If it doesn't, I will just add "Nigeria" to the company name and voila, Nairaland must show.
From here I will read up all the threads created in the name of that company. You know Nairaland is fantastic when it comes to interview preparation. Here I will get to know:

How the company conducts their interview.
Questions they usually ask.
Their remuneration.
Testimony of people who have been interviewed there before.
Possibly get first hand information from past or present staff of the company.
You might even get to know the person that will be interviewing you.
And the list goes on and on. As am reading, I am jotting down vital information.


So from here, I've used one stone to kill two birds. I've unravelled the authenticity of the invite, and I've read up on what other people know, think and say about the company.
nice one op...i hav an interview to attend on fri. actually i dont knw d positions they are recruiting for, cos i was jst told to send my cv to their mail box. l'm thinking of possible questions they may ask. l've gotten bit of information abt the coy. tho
Re: How I Prepare For My Interviews. A Lesson To Job Seekers by Kookny(m): 10:43am On Jan 06, 2016
LovesonBlezz:
nice one op...i hav an interview to attend on fri. actually i dont knw d positions they are recruiting for, cos i was jst told to send my cv to their mail box. l'm thinking of possible questions they may ask. l've gotten bit of information abt the coy. tho

Please bro, may i get the email addy? So i may submit my CV as well.

Thanks
Re: How I Prepare For My Interviews. A Lesson To Job Seekers by holyyinkus(m): 10:43am On Jan 06, 2016
Nice write up. It's indeed very educative for young grad.
Re: How I Prepare For My Interviews. A Lesson To Job Seekers by ambassadorgozie(m): 10:44am On Jan 06, 2016
Laurel p is one of d gurus here..
Sir keep it up!


Following
Re: How I Prepare For My Interviews. A Lesson To Job Seekers by charlesucheh(m): 10:44am On Jan 06, 2016
jerryjere:
Nice information, maybe i learned from it.
maybe
Re: How I Prepare For My Interviews. A Lesson To Job Seekers by oz4real83(m): 10:48am On Jan 06, 2016
wizzy89:
Ehen??!! Oya continue *in patience's voice* grin
patience doesn't say "continue". It is "kotinu" grin
Re: How I Prepare For My Interviews. A Lesson To Job Seekers by don4real18(m): 11:30am On Jan 06, 2016
Omotayor123:
OP... Well done. Interviews should be prepared for even if your father is the CEO.

He who fail to plan, plan to fail.
That's story for the gods.... If you are the CEO of a company, will you subject your son/daughter to an interview
And this has nothing to do with Nigeria, it's all over the world
Re: How I Prepare For My Interviews. A Lesson To Job Seekers by SoNature(m): 11:35am On Jan 06, 2016
Adonike:
What of those dat don't have money to buy internet enable phones, can't afford #100 for cafe and needs to land their dream job?

Moms are wonderful creatures. Tell her and she will gladly help you. But if your own is the opposite type or late, nwanne, your name na OYO grin

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Re: How I Prepare For My Interviews. A Lesson To Job Seekers by Oluwapresley(m): 11:37am On Jan 06, 2016
U again..lol u sha want all these interview lessons and experiences:p



Cetona:
Following smiley. I must learn all there is to learn before I graduate, Lol.
Thanks for sharing
Re: How I Prepare For My Interviews. A Lesson To Job Seekers by ratchy: 12:03pm On Jan 06, 2016
SoNature:


Moms are wonderful creatures. Tell her and she will gladly help you. But if your own is the opposite type or late, nwanne, your name na OYO grin
so true dear, some Moms are ...........Lips sealed
Re: How I Prepare For My Interviews. A Lesson To Job Seekers by Cetona(f): 12:03pm On Jan 06, 2016
Oluwapresley:


U again..lol u sha want all these interview lessons and experiences:p
Yea, me againgrin. I want to learn all, can't know too much.
Re: How I Prepare For My Interviews. A Lesson To Job Seekers by joe4christ(m): 12:03pm On Jan 06, 2016
Cetona:

Abigrin. While I can't wait to graduate (you have no idea how long I've been waiting, Lol), I am kinda scared of life on the other side cry cry.

I can perceive that you're a wise lady, and an intelligent one at that.
You'll build for yourself a strong home. No doubt!
I admire such kind of ladies!

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