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My Experience Job Hunting At Linda Ikeji Media by Naijasinglegirl: 9:06am On Oct 26, 2016
I don’t know what I was expecting or why I applied.

All I know is I saw the ad among other job vacancies and forwarded my CV like thousands of Nigerians. It was listed on most job sites I visited in no specific category because Linda Ikeji, being the super woman that she is was hiring for 16 listed positions at the same time. No requirements or job descriptions were stated. smiley

Sometimes I feel curiosity pushed me. The last thing I was expecting was an invitation but it came long after I had forgotten.
I was given a 17-hour notice. My schedule was tight.
“Should I go or should I not?” I kept asking myself. Then I went to play mind games with a few friends.

“Can you work for Linda Ikeji Media?”
“Why?”

“Can you work for Linda Ikeji Media?”
“What’s that?”

“Can you work for Linda Ikeji?”
“Hahahahahahahhahahahaha”

Other responses were,

“Say wetin?”
“I can. If they’ll pay at least 400k.”
“Omo I can oh but it’s going to look weird on my CV.”
“No.”
“Yes. Any problem?”

Everyone’s path is different so I went. Basically, nothing would change in my life for that day if I waved the invitation and focused on my daily routine. On the other hand, I could meet someone that might change my life on my way out to LIM. I could get a good offer there. I could churn out a blog post in worst case scenario.

The security personnel were nice. You’d have to show proof of your invite before you are allowed in.
I was early. Other candidates kept trouping in long after I was seated. The staff there were mostly security and office cleaning staff.

Reception was filled within a short time so they kept others to sit in other offices. I can’t deny the little I saw of the building was impressive. I could see everyone that walked in. The boys, most of them looking like they were scouted from the blog’s comment section.
The ladies were different – Midi dresses, Brazilian hair & 4-inch heels. I think I was the only one girl who looked as carefree as an LIB comment section person.
Juliet Iwuno to be precise. Linda, take note.

They kept me for 3 hours, 4 minutes. A turnoff because I value my time and no updates were given while I waited. I tried to stay entertained by watching Linda’s brother walk around the premises. One or two persons looked recognisable. Her kid sister I think but man, I was bored to death.

Eventually, I was called. Two men made up the panel. The two men were to screen from a pool of candidates comprising of accountants, editors, engineers, customer care, IT professionals etc
I refuse to question the effectiveness of that.

“Tell me about yourself.” I did.
“Do you have a blog?”
“No. But I know a lot about setting up and running a blog, growing user base, social amplification etc” I said. I tried to give pointers to back my answer.
He asked what I did in addition to why I want to work there.

I spoke about what I do, my career objectives fused with what I assumed was the company vision (since they had none) and yes, what I admired in Linda.

Oh boy! What I said was rubbished and the man who headed the interview gave me a very condescending reply.

He said that is not a job! There’s nothing special about that. Anybody can do that. Using big grammar as if that is a job. “I’m sure you are one of those people who want to work here so they can boast to their friends, I work for Linda Ikeji. I’m working in Linda Ikeji media,” he said, mimicking a sissy’s manner of speaking.
“You want to work here because you’ve seen fine office abi. I hope you know this is a high pressured environment with targets.”

I’d rather not go into full details of the entire conversation.

I kept my calm even though all I wanted to utter was, “Oga, are you kidding me?”. I would have felt bad if I took the entire interview serious.
In the past couple of months, I have sat at the panel side in a number of interviews. Experience being among an interview panel and a ‘full-time job hunter’ in the past has taught me how to spot who is work-smart in a pool of 2’1 graduates, interpret body language, know tricky & test questions, know when an interviewer is intentionally provoking a candidate to test their tolerance level etc so I refuse to fault my performance this time around.

The other guy was cool. Tried to advocate for me once or twice but the interview ended as quickly as it began.
In no time I was out of the ‘fine office’ to happily resume my job the interviewer said was not a job.




http://www.naijasinglegirl.com/job-hunting-linda-ikeji-media-experience/

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Re: My Experience Job Hunting At Linda Ikeji Media by Naijasinglegirl: 9:07am On Oct 26, 2016
It's been a while here. smiley

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Re: My Experience Job Hunting At Linda Ikeji Media by TastyTuts: 9:07am On Oct 26, 2016
Guess they didn't know it was you.
Maybe they will call you back. Never say never!

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Re: My Experience Job Hunting At Linda Ikeji Media by skarlett(f): 9:11am On Oct 26, 2016
Nsg is stingy undecided

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Re: My Experience Job Hunting At Linda Ikeji Media by tonaydo(m): 9:15am On Oct 26, 2016
am so it made FP


jobs this days is the amount of connection you have and not what you have up there. . .only few still search for such quality

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Re: My Experience Job Hunting At Linda Ikeji Media by ChappyChase(m): 9:20am On Oct 26, 2016
Ha

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Re: My Experience Job Hunting At Linda Ikeji Media by Newbeginnings(m): 9:20am On Oct 26, 2016
Interesting.... So in the end you are saying your lost the so called job ...

So what lessons have you learnt, Miss

Because I want to learn from those too ..................Naijasinglegirl

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Re: My Experience Job Hunting At Linda Ikeji Media by Nobody: 9:28am On Oct 26, 2016
Naija which way
Re: My Experience Job Hunting At Linda Ikeji Media by JeffreyJamez(m): 9:39am On Oct 26, 2016
So you denied your own blog lol.... Who knows, maybe that would have gotten you the job.

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Re: My Experience Job Hunting At Linda Ikeji Media by xmileeasy: 9:56am On Oct 26, 2016
"you don see fine office". By the way you shouldn't have deny your blog

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Re: My Experience Job Hunting At Linda Ikeji Media by Latty88(f): 10:02am On Oct 26, 2016
You never can say, they might still call you back.

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Re: My Experience Job Hunting At Linda Ikeji Media by StealthyMe(m): 10:10am On Oct 26, 2016
Eez like dey dunnor know what hapun to Rahama undecided
My dear just keep doing your thing... by God's grace, you shall have cause to revel even in rejection

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Re: My Experience Job Hunting At Linda Ikeji Media by Nobody: 10:15am On Oct 26, 2016
Naijasinglegirl for your mind, you expect this to get to front page. If you have not heard, you should have read that Seun has a crush for linda Ikeji. So I'm afraid this post won't see the dark of the night

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Re: My Experience Job Hunting At Linda Ikeji Media by CUM4WHAT(m): 10:27am On Oct 26, 2016
I SMELL U GONNA SUCCEED IN YUR OWN FIELD AND GOD WUDNT WANT WORKN WIT LINDA LIMIT YOU...... #FACT....... LINDA IKEJI HETSELF ISNT 'SO' NICE SO AM NOT SUPRISED ABOUT D PPLE AROUND HER

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Re: My Experience Job Hunting At Linda Ikeji Media by Nobody: 10:32am On Oct 26, 2016
JeffreyJamez:
So you denied your own blog lol.... Who knows, maybe that would have gotten you the job.

The idea was to stay anonymous!

I bet one of the reasons Naijasinglegirl went was to add one Blog post that will attract new pool of reader.

Nice move dear.

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Re: My Experience Job Hunting At Linda Ikeji Media by Nobody: 10:34am On Oct 26, 2016
xmileeasy:
"you don see fine office". By the way you shouldn't have deny your blog

Same way Seun goes about shouting "I'm the owner of Nairaland"

Over 95% of Naijasinglegirl followers can't put a face to that name. I'd rather it remain that way.

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Re: My Experience Job Hunting At Linda Ikeji Media by frugal(m): 10:37am On Oct 26, 2016
I'm sure if you had mentioned 'naijasinglegirl', there would have been no need for an interview. Yes, you're that good - assuming this your story is true anyway.

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Re: My Experience Job Hunting At Linda Ikeji Media by idu1(m): 10:38am On Oct 26, 2016
OK baby
Re: My Experience Job Hunting At Linda Ikeji Media by Lescalier: 11:37am On Oct 26, 2016
LIB
Re: My Experience Job Hunting At Linda Ikeji Media by Funjosh(m): 11:51am On Oct 26, 2016
tongue tongue tongue
Re: My Experience Job Hunting At Linda Ikeji Media by Philipmems(m): 1:07pm On Oct 26, 2016
Descriptive essay was okay but highly biased... when using Pathos in your write up don't give your audience an obvious feeling that you are sentimental, let them be the judge of it. That's how to write a good descriptive essay of this genre.

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Re: My Experience Job Hunting At Linda Ikeji Media by amicable09(f): 1:10pm On Oct 26, 2016
Naijasinglegirl again! cheesy
Anytime I see this moniker, all I see in my mind's eye is FICTION! grin

Lol. I'm sorry but it's the stereotype and heaven knows I know that this is a good story I've just read cheesy.

Congratulations to the friend who got the job - the narrator grin

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Re: My Experience Job Hunting At Linda Ikeji Media by shumuel(m): 2:14pm On Oct 26, 2016
Naijasinglegirl:
It's been a while here. smiley



What happened, you forgot your password ?

Or you fell into a coma thinking Banky W really got married without you being the bride grin


Just joking wink
Re: My Experience Job Hunting At Linda Ikeji Media by cescky(m): 2:26pm On Oct 26, 2016
Ok
Re: My Experience Job Hunting At Linda Ikeji Media by Nobody: 2:28pm On Oct 26, 2016
O
Re: My Experience Job Hunting At Linda Ikeji Media by Tem12(f): 2:30pm On Oct 26, 2016
You never can tell. They may call you back.
you shouldn't have denied your blog..

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