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5 Months After Landing My Dream Job In An Int'l NGO, The Admin Shocked Me Today by mdokaba1(m): 6:33pm On Jun 02, 2018
Please guys, lets becareful with our net-life (our posts, comments and interests) especially on facebook, twitter and on IG.

You wont believe that 5 months after landing my dream job with an international non-governemntal, within a short while i got along with all my colleagues (both Nigerians and foreigners) especially the admin staff who was part of the recriutment process.

Just yesterday, we got gisting, and she opened up to me that prior to the finalization of my recriutment, she was asked by the HR in the HQ to enter my full names on various social media, to see what my personality was like on the net with key reference to my posts, comments and interests.

I dared to ask her what would have happened if they had issues with my net-life. Guess what her response was; Though you emeged as the best candidate, but we sure would have re-advertised the position because of the sensitivity of the position you were to be recriuted for as we needed only a responsible social medialite which you managed to be.

This shocked me and made me more careful with my social media life. And i vowed to share this with my beloved Nlanders especially job seekers as recriuters now watch-out for what you do on the social media.

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Re: 5 Months After Landing My Dream Job In An Int'l NGO, The Admin Shocked Me Today by Olalan(m): 6:42pm On Jun 02, 2018
Only fools post things on social media without thoughts to how it would portray them to a mature and responsible mind

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Re: 5 Months After Landing My Dream Job In An Int'l NGO, The Admin Shocked Me Today by Bubewilson(m): 6:45pm On Jun 02, 2018
Pls how were you able to get the job? I envisiage working in an international org, what experiences counted for you?

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Re: 5 Months After Landing My Dream Job In An Int'l NGO, The Admin Shocked Me Today by Tallesty1(m): 6:54pm On Jun 02, 2018
I pity airforce

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Re: 5 Months After Landing My Dream Job In An Int'l NGO, The Admin Shocked Me Today by mdokaba1(m): 7:36pm On Jun 02, 2018
Bubewilson:
Pls how were you able to get the job? I envisiage working in an international org, what experiences counted for you?

Passion to serve regardless of the pay and the working conditions,

perseverance to keep applying regardless of countless failed attempts

prayers for God's favour on your Cv which must be apt. I got the job without recourse to connections it was strictly on merit.

Humanitarian Experiences too counts alot and you can get this by volunteering.

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Re: 5 Months After Landing My Dream Job In An Int'l NGO, The Admin Shocked Me Today by mdokaba1(m): 7:42pm On Jun 02, 2018
Tallesty1:
I pity airforce

I hope you are ready for a savage from him.

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Re: 5 Months After Landing My Dream Job In An Int'l NGO, The Admin Shocked Me Today by Margy(f): 8:04pm On Jun 02, 2018
it depends the social media!.. if i had use itz flicky assy as my fb name!. nothing stops me from creating a new account with my real names!.
so airforce is safe!
but
but
but.... his picture will betray him

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Re: 5 Months After Landing My Dream Job In An Int'l NGO, The Admin Shocked Me Today by brodalikeme(m): 8:07pm On Jun 02, 2018
So you mean nothing nothing for Bambam and co now. No wonder Beverly Osu is fading like one aso ebi I bought one time like that.

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Re: 5 Months After Landing My Dream Job In An Int'l NGO, The Admin Shocked Me Today by Nobody: 8:14pm On Jun 02, 2018
Margy:
it depends the social media!.. if i had use itz flicky assy as my fb name!. nothing stops me from creating a new account with my real names!.
so airforce is safe!
but
but
but.... his picture will betray him
I have laughed and laughed,air force,see your life??

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Re: 5 Months After Landing My Dream Job In An Int'l NGO, The Admin Shocked Me Today by mdokaba1(m): 8:22pm On Jun 02, 2018
Margy:
it depends the social media!.. if i had use itz flicky assy as my fb name!. nothing stops me from creating a new account with my real names!.
so airforce is safe!
but
but
but.... his picture will betray him


What on God's earth will even make a supposed responsible person use an irresponsible name to open a social media account.

Whats the intent?

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Re: 5 Months After Landing My Dream Job In An Int'l NGO, The Admin Shocked Me Today by emeijeh(m): 8:56pm On Jun 02, 2018
mdokaba1:


Passion to serve regardless of the pay and the working conditions,

perseverance to keep applying regardless of countless failed attempts

prayers for God's favour on your Cv which must be apt. I got the job without recourse to connections it was strictly on merit.

Humanitarian Experiences too counts alot and you can get this by volunteering.

Tell me more about the bolded.
Thanks bro

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Re: 5 Months After Landing My Dream Job In An Int'l NGO, The Admin Shocked Me Today by Bubewilson(m): 10:03pm On Jun 02, 2018
mdokaba1:


Passion to serve regardless of the pay and the working conditions,

perseverance to keep applying regardless of countless failed attempts

prayers for God's favour on your Cv which must be apt. I got the job without recourse to connections it was strictly on merit.

Humanitarian Experiences too counts a lot and you can get this by volunteering.
Thanks for your response. I have the passion to serve and currently volunteer in an NGO. Though I haven't done much to show for it but am improving. However, most of the adverts I see require experiences which I don't have. Please which of the job adverts sites do you use?
Re: 5 Months After Landing My Dream Job In An Int'l NGO, The Admin Shocked Me Today by mdokaba1(m): 10:21pm On Jun 02, 2018
Bubewilson:
Thanks for your response. I have the passion to serve and currently volunteer in an NGO. Though I haven't done much to show for it but am improving. However, most of the adverts I see require experiences which I don't have. Please which of the job adverts sites do you use?


None surer than myjobmag. It has landed many people i know their dream jobs

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Re: 5 Months After Landing My Dream Job In An Int'l NGO, The Admin Shocked Me Today by Bubewilson(m): 10:38pm On Jun 02, 2018
mdokaba1:



None surer than myjobmag. It has landed many people i know their dream jobs
OK, Thanks for the heads-up.
Re: 5 Months After Landing My Dream Job In An Int'l NGO, The Admin Shocked Me Today by lawrence35(m): 10:59pm On Jun 02, 2018
Re: 5 Months After Landing My Dream Job In An Int'l NGO, The Admin Shocked Me Today by syberplus(m): 11:08pm On Jun 02, 2018
This happens a lot these days. You gotta think twice before you hit enter or click submit on that post of yours.

It's turned out to be the undoing for many peeps

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Re: 5 Months After Landing My Dream Job In An Int'l NGO, The Admin Shocked Me Today by iLegendd: 11:41pm On Jun 02, 2018
mdokaba1:
...
Great for job seekers, but for those who want to be their boss, live your life the way you want and others will also live their lives the way you want just to work in your company. Now, you hold the key on how other people will live their lives, but they don't hold the key on how you'll live yours. Isn't it amazing? This is to say, be a boss and live your life like a boss.

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Re: 5 Months After Landing My Dream Job In An Int'l NGO, The Admin Shocked Me Today by bodejohn(m): 12:26am On Jun 03, 2018
iLegendd:
Great for job seekers, but for those who want to be their boss, live your life the way you want and others will also live their lives the way you want just to work in your company. Now, you hold the key on how other people will live their lives, but they don't hold the key on how you'll live yours. Isn't it amazing? This is to say, be a boss and live your life like a boss.

Even this comes with a greater sense of responsibility.
A single wrong tweet can bring down a whole business empire, of course in a sensitive society.

With great power comes great responsibility...

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Re: 5 Months After Landing My Dream Job In An Int'l NGO, The Admin Shocked Me Today by sobastical: 12:33am On Jun 03, 2018
I knew it will come up to this
I saw a guy here yesterday having his business of landscaping and stuff on his signature as ad but his comment can easily knocked off a potential clients that will have his trust in line. in fact I wanted to quote the guy but I just changed my mind. Social Media is not a safe haven to just jump into and start spilling out trash thinking one will hife under anonymous. It really portray the person we really are. Even the USA embassy has also reinforce this move to scrutinize applicants social media.

I hope folks will learn and heed to this.

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Re: 5 Months After Landing My Dream Job In An Int'l NGO, The Admin Shocked Me Today by iamclime(m): 1:27am On Jun 03, 2018
[quote author=mdokaba1 post=68119674]

Just yesterday, we got gisting, and she opened up to me that prior to the finalization of my recriutment, she was asked by the HR in the HQ to enter my full names on various social media, to see what my personality was like on the net with key reference to my posts, comments and interests. [color=#006600][/color]


Very true. Every serious, social media-savvy organization now does this. It has become part of the background checks in recruitment and selection. I remember once attending an interview with the CEO of a tech start-up where the CEO was commenting on my Facebook profile picture! The simple rule is: Be responsible and sensible in all your dealings, both online and offline.

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Re: 5 Months After Landing My Dream Job In An Int'l NGO, The Admin Shocked Me Today by Mustay(m): 2:00am On Jun 03, 2018
You are what you post. Nothing new here because we have become more social by posting our thoughts online. Organisations are not just looking out for your views (which you are entitled to), they are also looking at how you post sensitive information online. So, before they engage you, ts better they're not engaging someone who will come online to spill company gists.

Just make sure you're not top ranked for negative or controversial posts. We are evolving and things will still change in the future. As social animals, we observe ourselves. Even when you get the job, what you post online or in company WhatsApp group messages still matter. Be a corporate politician

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Re: 5 Months After Landing My Dream Job In An Int'l NGO, The Admin Shocked Me Today by LaudableXX: 2:28am On Jun 03, 2018
mdokaba1:
Please guys, lets becareful with our net-life (our posts, comments and interests) especially on facebook, twitter and on IG.

You wont believe that 5 months after landing my dream job with an international non-governemntal, within a short while i got along with all my colleagues (both Nigerians and foreigners) especially the admin staff who was part of the recriutment process.

Just yesterday, we got gisting, and she opened up to me that prior to the finalization of my recriutment, she was asked by the HR in the HQ to enter my full names on various social media, to see what my personality was like on the net with key reference to my posts, comments and interests.

I dared to ask her what would have happened if they had issues with my net-life. Guess what her response was; Though you emeged as the best candidate, but we sure would have re-advertised the position because of the sensitivity of the position you were to be recriuted for as we needed only a responsible social medialite which you managed to be.

This shocked me and made me more careful with my social media life. And i vowed to share this with my beloved Nlanders especially job seekers as recriuters now watch-out for what you do on the social media.

So what happens if you have a common Nigerian name and 4, 5 or 8 people bear the same name with you? I have met like 6 people called Chike Obi. What would the HR person now do?
Re: 5 Months After Landing My Dream Job In An Int'l NGO, The Admin Shocked Me Today by Adukey(f): 5:24am On Jun 03, 2018
LaudableXX:


So what happens if you have a common Nigerian name and 4, 5 or 8 people bear the same name with you? I have met like 6 people called Chike Obi. What would the HR person now do?

Your third name will make the difference, in a case you didn't include that, your pictures will give you away and if you don't have pictures, I'm they'll have a way of getting your social media activities.
Re: 5 Months After Landing My Dream Job In An Int'l NGO, The Admin Shocked Me Today by mdokaba1(m): 6:15am On Jun 03, 2018
LaudableXX:


So what happens if you have a common Nigerian name and 4, 5 or 8 people bear the same name with you? I have met like 6 people called Chike Obi. What would the HR person now do?


In my case, she had my recent passport handy, so it guided her.

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Re: 5 Months After Landing My Dream Job In An Int'l NGO, The Admin Shocked Me Today by amajato: 7:59am On Jun 03, 2018
Vacancy!!!

If you are a resident in Benin and ready to work in a British school, then send a pm.

Qualifications. HND, B.Sc, B.Ed, M.Ed, M.Sc.

1. English language
2. Physics
3. Chemistry
4. French
5. Edo language ( benin)
6. Phonetics

Note: you must be a computer literate and you must have your personal laptop with at least 2 years teaching experience

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Re: 5 Months After Landing My Dream Job In An Int'l NGO, The Admin Shocked Me Today by tolugar: 8:03am On Jun 03, 2018
mdokaba1:


Passion to serve regardless of the pay and the working conditions,

perseverance to keep applying regardless of countless failed attempts

prayers for God's favour on your Cv which must be apt. I got the job without recourse to connections it was strictly on merit.

Humanitarian Experiences too counts alot and you can get this by volunteering.

How can I go about volunteering
Re: 5 Months After Landing My Dream Job In An Int'l NGO, The Admin Shocked Me Today by Bari22(m): 8:17am On Jun 03, 2018
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Re: 5 Months After Landing My Dream Job In An Int'l NGO, The Admin Shocked Me Today by brodalokie: 8:18am On Jun 03, 2018
Wash wash. Sue the firm first I'll tell you what next after they react.

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Re: 5 Months After Landing My Dream Job In An Int'l NGO, The Admin Shocked Me Today by Nobody: 8:19am On Jun 03, 2018
He is very correct. This is why people like me prefer talking rubbish only on Nairaland.
I dare not open my mouth on social media before Oga at the top deport me back to sh1thole. grin

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