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What Has Been Your Most Difficult Stage In Job Hunting? by JARUSHUB: 10:25am On Apr 30, 2018
Getting a job in Nigeria is uber-competitive and increasingly difficult for most people. Coupled with the processes being very long and complicated. However, people still get jobs notwithstanding this competition.

So we ask: What has been your most difficult stage in job-hunting?

A. Aptitude Test

B. Assessment Center

C. Interview

Re: What Has Been Your Most Difficult Stage In Job Hunting? by qeemus: 11:28am On Apr 30, 2018
Wao..after 11 years on Nairaland,im the first to comment (FTC)for the first time...HURRY!!!Back to the topic, it's Interview of course! cry

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Re: What Has Been Your Most Difficult Stage In Job Hunting? by talk2ekpa(m): 12:02pm On Apr 30, 2018
Tired of hunting jobs already.

#job creation things

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Re: What Has Been Your Most Difficult Stage In Job Hunting? by BruncleZuma: 12:03pm On Apr 30, 2018
Waiting for my calls to pour in... grin grin grin grin

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Re: What Has Been Your Most Difficult Stage In Job Hunting? by miracle956: 12:03pm On Apr 30, 2018
I only did one interview and got d job. am smart

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Re: What Has Been Your Most Difficult Stage In Job Hunting? by Authoreety: 12:03pm On Apr 30, 2018
D most difficult is actually starting the job after iv bn taken
Re: What Has Been Your Most Difficult Stage In Job Hunting? by MRAKBEE(m): 12:04pm On Apr 30, 2018
Interview
Re: What Has Been Your Most Difficult Stage In Job Hunting? by Groovenaija360(m): 12:04pm On Apr 30, 2018
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Re: What Has Been Your Most Difficult Stage In Job Hunting? by MrHighSea: 12:04pm On Apr 30, 2018
Who do u know stage

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Re: What Has Been Your Most Difficult Stage In Job Hunting? by asawanathegreat(m): 12:04pm On Apr 30, 2018
Interview is mostly the case in Job hunting
Re: What Has Been Your Most Difficult Stage In Job Hunting? by YINKS89(m): 12:04pm On Apr 30, 2018
None.... But if u don't know sm1 den oyo except ur village pple re sleeping.
Re: What Has Been Your Most Difficult Stage In Job Hunting? by ekensi01(m): 12:04pm On Apr 30, 2018
Fvck looking for jobs and start creating jobs.

That's what I do...

Become an entrepreneur

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Re: What Has Been Your Most Difficult Stage In Job Hunting? by Debazent: 12:04pm On Apr 30, 2018
All..


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Re: What Has Been Your Most Difficult Stage In Job Hunting? by Godjone(m): 12:05pm On Apr 30, 2018
for nija even you reach the peak of the interview, na their people them dey take. i don tire for job hunting angry
Re: What Has Been Your Most Difficult Stage In Job Hunting? by ekensi01(m): 12:05pm On Apr 30, 2018
Groovenaija360:
Hilarious Moment Cow Attacked Woman On A Motorcycle



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Re: What Has Been Your Most Difficult Stage In Job Hunting? by chrisbaxtian(m): 12:05pm On Apr 30, 2018
getting guarantors

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Re: What Has Been Your Most Difficult Stage In Job Hunting? by Zaynabtemmy: 12:05pm On Apr 30, 2018
Interview is the most difficult stage. My heart almost popped out during my last interview

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Re: What Has Been Your Most Difficult Stage In Job Hunting? by ShitHead(m): 12:05pm On Apr 30, 2018
Advertising a job vacancy for a 25 year old graduate, then asking me for 90 years experience post NYSC.

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Re: What Has Been Your Most Difficult Stage In Job Hunting? by JARUSHUB: 12:06pm On Apr 30, 2018
Re: What Has Been Your Most Difficult Stage In Job Hunting? by Millz404(m): 12:07pm On Apr 30, 2018
Called for the interview in the first place
Re: What Has Been Your Most Difficult Stage In Job Hunting? by fasty: 12:08pm On Apr 30, 2018
The final selection stage, a lot of critical measures are make use of...
Re: What Has Been Your Most Difficult Stage In Job Hunting? by CofOLandOfPeace(m): 12:08pm On Apr 30, 2018
Zaynabtemmy:
Interview is the most difficult stage. My heart almost popped out during my last interview
MrHighSea:
Who do u know stage
Check my signature in blue below and contact us by clicking the WhatsApp Chat link.
Re: What Has Been Your Most Difficult Stage In Job Hunting? by Mizjemie25: 12:09pm On Apr 30, 2018
attending various stages of the interview and not getting a feedback from the HR
Re: What Has Been Your Most Difficult Stage In Job Hunting? by qanda: 12:09pm On Apr 30, 2018
Irrespective of your Answer the article below will be useful.



The Ten (10) Job Hunter Commandments

Dear Job Hunter, it does not matter the number of job applications you have submitted. It does not matter the number of Job tests you have written and Job interviews you have attended. If you follow the information contained in this article, have belief in God and yourself, you will land your dream Job sooner than later.

1. Thou Shall have a Career Goal
It is common to hear Job seekers say “I want just any job, I am tired of doing nothing, any……”. It is important that you have a Career goal in mind. You should have definite job positions and roles you want to play in the organisations you’d like to work with. You may consider matching your interest with your skills and abilities.

There are many young men and women who desire to work with the best companies in the world but do not make any effort to find out what it takes to work with them. Yet this information is available on their website. For instance, some companies employ sales rep who are bilingual. Visit the website of the organisations you wish to work for and also do a research on the skills required for the job role.

2. Thou Shall ensure that your CV is error Free and tailored for the Application
Some graduates do not know what a Curriculum Vitae (CV) is, needless to say have one. Some will just get a sample from a friend; duplicate it, including the errors made by their friends and do not show the CV to anyone for proof reading. This is the reason why some individuals are never invited for Job interviews. Recruiters weed out CVs with unforgivable typo errors. Learn how to prepare a WINNING CV and download CV Samples for FREE on Q and A App.

When submitting your CV for a Job opportunity ensure it is in the requested format (Microsoft Office Word or pdf), if the CV format type is not stated, submit it as a pdf file, this is to ensure the integrity of the document.

3. Thou Shall Scan your Academic Credentials and Upload them to your Email
When required to submit your CV and Academic Credentials for a Job opportunity online, how quickly can you respond with the required information? A rule of thumb is that you should scan and upload your Academic Credentials to your email address for safe keeping and easy reach.

4. Thou Shall Apply for Job openings of Interest
Sources of getting job openings include Newspaper, Job Portals – some of them include , Afterschoolafrica.com, jobgurus.com, pushcv.com, ngcareers.com, , jobrapido.com etc you should be on the lookout for Job opportunities of interest and apply for them.

5. Thou Shall access your Mailbox regularly
If you have a Gmail account, we recommend you include it on your CV and choose it ahead of the other email providers. We have found Gmail to be more dependable than the other email service providers. As a job seeker, it is important for you to check your inbox and Spam folder regularly. Sometimes job invitations drop in the Spam mailbox. It is also important that you keep your email address ‘neat’ and decent. Avoid emails like segunforlove@gmail.com, simply use your name eg tundefemi@xmail.com

When you receive invitation for job test or interviews, ensure to read the instruction carefully. Don’t be like the job hunter who appeared for a Job Test at Lagos Cham City venue instead of Abuja. He chose Lagos as preferred test center during the Job application and assumed his test center will be Lagos.

Don’t wait until the last minute to prepare the document you are required to present at the Job test/Interview venue. These documents may include Identity Card, Writing materials, Invitation Print out, CV, Photocopies of Credentials etc

6. Thou Shall Prepare a Cover Letter for every application
Sometimes, recruiters consider the application of Job seekers who submit a Cover Letter alongside their CV before the other CVs submitted without a Cover Letter. A Cover Letter gives you an opportunity to make a strong impression that you are fit for the Job.

7. Thou Shall Prepare for Job Interviews
It is important that you prepare adequately for all Job interviews. When invited for an interview, do your home work! Read the profile of the company Directors, Find out the Company history, services, vision, Core Values, Mission, Culture, Salary range etc Download Most Asked Job test Questions and Suggested/Sample Answers from Q and A App for FREE. Being properly dressed for an interview is equally important.

8. Thou Shall find ways to improve on your Skills and Consider Volunteer opportunities
Your skillset is a key metrics with which a potential employer measures your value. Ensure that you consciously commit to improving your skills particularly those ones required for your dream Job. Also consider supporting causes that require you to volunteer. Your potential employer is likely looking out for Candidates who take initiatives and are responsible.

9. Thou Shall build your Confidence, Communication and Interpersonal Skills
Many applicants experience some fright on their first interview. One way to boost your confidence quotient is to be prepared for the interview and to have a mindset that the company needs you to achieve their organization goal, they need you as much as you need them, therefore keep your calm and see the process as a negotiation process, you are there to show them that you are the right person for the job whilst looking out if they are also good enough to have you.

Interpersonal Skills means how you get along with others, how you communicate and interact with them. It is an important skill to have; it is particularly useful for networking. You can try meeting at least one new person every week.

It is good to be pleasant to the people you meet on a daily basis. You cannot tell where and when they will be of help to you. Not minding the commandments documented in this article, you may just secure your dream job by a referral from an individual that you met in the cause of your daily routine. Put your best foot forward at every opportunity and be nice to everyone you meet!

10. Thou Shall be prepared to take your dream opportunity
As mentioned in the opening Commandment, do not leave anything to Chance. Prepare as if landing your dream Job depends entirely on you, pray as if it depends entirely on God and have a positive mindset.

It is important that you get familiar with and practice Job Test questions. These test types include Verbal, Inductive, Numerical and Quantitative Reasoning. These resources are available for download at very affordable price on Q and A App. Don’t be like some unprepared job hunters who discover job test examination format on the queue for the exam. Be Prepared!

Before you land that dream job, do not be idle, where applicable, prepare and sit for relevant Certification Courses that will give you an edge over other candidates and present you as most qualified candidate for your dream Job.

Do you have additions to the Job Hunter Commandments? Do you have questions for us – leave them as comments to this post.

Bonus
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Re: What Has Been Your Most Difficult Stage In Job Hunting? by Opinionated: 12:09pm On Apr 30, 2018
Re: What Has Been Your Most Difficult Stage In Job Hunting? by ceeroh(m): 12:10pm On Apr 30, 2018
Not getting feedbacks

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Re: What Has Been Your Most Difficult Stage In Job Hunting? by Tracypacy(f): 12:11pm On Apr 30, 2018
Does anyone have any relative that attended the garden party that was held for Queen Elizabeth II in 1956 at Government House, Marina? Could be grandparents or parents ? Please help me out, I beg of you thank you.
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Re: What Has Been Your Most Difficult Stage In Job Hunting? by slapandfall(m): 12:11pm On Apr 30, 2018
1. After waiting for 12years and you finally get an SMS for an interview. You go buy suit and announce to your village people. Only for you come to Nairaland the next day just to see a thread where over 7000 people start saying the same Interview invite you saw is a new GNLD format and people should be careful not to fall for the scam!

You will just be like.. kuku kee me.. Akant take it

2. When you reach the interview venue and you start hearing people saying they need only 5 people and you are like 1000 that came then you still dey hear say this is the 5th batch coming today. Meaning 5000 have been interviewed already. Upon that you still hear one of the candidates shaking the HR officers and e even get the company diary and biro.

You just be like "Lord why did i abuse Oyedepo and Adeboye 6years ago on Nairaland may be that is what is affecting me!!!

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Re: What Has Been Your Most Difficult Stage In Job Hunting? by Mboi: 12:14pm On Apr 30, 2018
After interview, you won't hear from them again.
Meanwhile I'm a trained Software tester (manual) from a training institute endorsed by British computer society. Am open to any software testing job available or any info about any related vacancy so I can apply.
Re: What Has Been Your Most Difficult Stage In Job Hunting? by MrHighSea: 12:16pm On Apr 30, 2018
CofOLandOfPeace:

Check my signature in blue below and contact us by clicking the WhatsApp Chat link.
but I'm not buying land, y shd i contact u?
Re: What Has Been Your Most Difficult Stage In Job Hunting? by Reelmii: 12:17pm On Apr 30, 2018
well as for me, I still tank God today cos all my jobs were gotten on a platter of gold I never submitted CV any where infact na me dey choose the one wey I want, even the job I have now I got without any protocol, NA BABA GOD DO THE JAZZ O #IAMGREATFULLYGTEATFULTOGOD.

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Re: What Has Been Your Most Difficult Stage In Job Hunting? by solasoulmusic(f): 12:20pm On Apr 30, 2018
None

I’ve lost my desire to work for a Nigerian company except it’s my own thing or something I love doing.

Sometimes what they say in the initial interview is designed to peak your interest but if you do the math you may be more profitable working for yourself especially in any marketing field.

Also the environment matters and it translates to confidence in the job and also performance

I worked for a business that all their systems had viruses and they wanted it solved for free they won’t pay me as a qualified IT technician to fix it first lol so I left I didn’t mind driving her sometimes or even doing personal secretary stuff but if I’m going to hustle I’m not going to let anyone pour out their frustrations on my young soul

Team Self Made

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