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My Experience As A Recruiter-chika Uwazie @chikauwazie by DaBogu: 3:03pm On Aug 09, 2019
I am going to share my experience as a recruiter, hiring executive assistants for several clients. Some may not like what I have to say, but I can only speak my truth.

Do we have a major youth unemployment problem in Nigeria,yes we do. While there is a challenge of not enough positions aligned with educated youths, as a recruiter I have seen there is a portion of the youth that is not serious about employment. Almost a sense of entitlement.

Many Nigerian youths have access to data and social media. That is how people find me and apply to jobs. I would think during your idle time, you would take time and teach yourself new skills and level up. Unfortunately this is not the case for many candidates I interview.

Let's say I have 10 candidates that I want to interview. Only 5 of them will respond to my initial interview. The other 5 candidates never respond.

Out of the 5 candidates that respond to my email, only three of them will be able to demonstrate knowledge of excel and PowerPoint.

Once I meet them in person, two candidates will call me the day of the interview with one long story basically saying they can not come to the interview, and only one candidate will actually be ready to present to a candidate.

After going to this process over and over again, I have started to ask myself is it worth it? I want to help more Nigerians get jobs, but it's clear to me overall we are not serious.
ver 400 resumes I have for EA positions, only 50 resumes have been presentable to clients.

Nigerian youths if there is not anything else you get out of my message, you need to level up. The Nigerian education system is not preparing you for the workforce. Start teaching yourself basic etiquette of how to apply for a job and the interview process.

Stop sending emails with no subject title or body in the email. Then you attach your resume and expecting a positive response.

Stop embellishing your resume, only to find your are not anything close to what your resume presents.

Do not put a number on a resume that will be hard for a recruiter to reach you.

And finally, if you applied to a position you should be in your inbox more than social media. I can not tell you how many times I get an email from a candidate a week later saying they are just now seeing my email.
This is the cold hard truth. As much as I want to help Nigerian youths. Many of us are not prepared for employment.

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Re: My Experience As A Recruiter-chika Uwazie @chikauwazie by micfoley: 3:30pm On Aug 09, 2019
A real eye opener

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Re: My Experience As A Recruiter-chika Uwazie @chikauwazie by futuregovernor: 4:36pm On Aug 09, 2019
Commot for road and park well! Someone will spend his or her hard end money,pay transport come interview......,d person will not hear from such employer or recruiter's again if he/she is successful or not. Some employers/ recruiter's in Nigeria always behave like god's as if applicants don't have an option. Mr busy body,stop posting rubbish

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Re: My Experience As A Recruiter-chika Uwazie @chikauwazie by Kwenty: 4:46pm On Aug 09, 2019
You are very correct with your observations. Sincerely speaking, many Nigerian graduates are not employable. But sir/Madam, it is also annoying for job seekers who are qualified, experienced and also serious in getting a job being denied the opportunity on the basis of age, tribe, religion etc.
Please post the vacancies here for those of us that are serious.

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Re: My Experience As A Recruiter-chika Uwazie @chikauwazie by KevMitnick: 5:04pm On Aug 09, 2019
HRs like to behave like demigods. They won't even reply to emails asking for feedback. Even if a candidate doesn't make it, a simple mail stating how he can improve on his weaknesses will go a long way. But these guys,.... Smh

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Re: My Experience As A Recruiter-chika Uwazie @chikauwazie by fbtowner(m): 5:14pm On Aug 09, 2019
i basically dont see much truth here it is very difficult for most fresh graduate to get a job, if u manage to see one they will restrict u with location

fraustration is the main reason most graduate just send cv anyhow

as a job seeker i av applied for over 100 jobs with ur so call message body or cover letter and header, not a single interview because there is no experience ,until i lie about experience

u guys need to do more and stop acting like u dont know how fraustrating joblessness can be

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Re: My Experience As A Recruiter-chika Uwazie @chikauwazie by laudate: 7:35pm On Aug 09, 2019
DaBogu:
I am going to share my experience as a recruiter, hiring executive assistants for several clients. Some may not like what I have to say, but I can only speak my truth.

Do we have a major youth unemployment problem in Nigeria,yes we do. While there is a challenge of not enough positions aligned with educated youths, as a recruiter I have seen there is a portion of the youth that is not serious about employment. Almost a sense of entitlement.

Many Nigerian youths have access to data and social media. That is how people find me and apply to jobs. I would think during your idle time, you would take time and teach yourself new skills and level up. Unfortunately this is not the case for many candidates I interview.

Let's say I have 10 candidates that I want to interview. Only 5 of them will respond to my initial interview. The other 5 candidates never respond.

Out of the 5 candidates that respond to my email, only three of them will be able to demonstrate knowledge of excel and PowerPoint.

Once I meet them in person, two candidates will call me the day of the interview with one long story basically saying they can not come to the interview, and only one candidate will actually be ready to present to a candidate.

After going to this process over and over again, I have started to ask myself is it worth it? I want to help more Nigerians get jobs, but it's clear to me overall we are not serious.
ver 400 resumes I have for EA positions, only 50 resumes have been presentable to clients.

Nigerian youths if there is not anything else you get out of my message, you need to level up. The Nigerian education system is not preparing you for the workforce. Start teaching yourself basic etiquette of how to apply for a job and the interview process.

Stop sending emails with no subject title or body in the email. Then you attach your resume and expecting a positive response.

Stop embellishing your resume, only to find your are not anything close to what your resume presents.

Do not put a number on a resume that will be hard for a recruiter to reach you.

And finally, if you applied to a position you should be in your inbox more than social media. I can not tell you how many times I get an email from a candidate a week later saying they are just now seeing my email.
This is the cold hard truth. As much as I want to help Nigerian youths. Many of us are not prepared for employment.

Madam, thanks for your epistle. sad But you are not telling the whole truth, about the recruitment process.

Sometimes, you recruiters prefer youth or young age, over experience and aptitude. You will say, "applicants over 25 years old need not apply." What is that supposed to mean?

Another thing you guys do, is to use ATS and other foreign HR software to sift through resumes. And you lose good or valuable candidates in the process, because their CVs or email addresses have not been tailored to conform to some preconceived notion that the HR manager has designed. Nigerian HR Managers have developed all sorts of bylaws or guidelines to suit their ego. sad

You see them saying if your email address does not contain your full name or five letters, then your application goes into the bin. Really?? Who made that law? Are you hiring aptitude or e-mail? shocked

I have seen first class graduates who cross their 'T's and dot their 'i's when it comes to sending online applications. But they are never shortlisted or called up for interviews. undecided At the end of the day, you will see one barely qualified millennial hired for the post, who does not know his/her left from his/her right. He or she got the job because they were related to the Chairman, MD or GM of the firm.

So why waste the time of other more qualified applicants, by subjecting them to the hassle of sending resumes, attending tests or interviews, and making them wait for an interminable period, only for you to go back and hire your preferred candidate through the back door?? shocked

Last but not the least, is the lack of feedback from Nigerian recruiters. What does it cost to send a general email and blind copy unsuccessful applicants, by letting them know they would not be hired after the interview, and thanking them for their time? angry

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Re: My Experience As A Recruiter-chika Uwazie @chikauwazie by laudate: 7:38pm On Aug 09, 2019
futuregovernor:
Commot for road and park well! Someone will spend his or her hard end money,pay transport come interview......,d person will not hear from such employer or recruiter's again if he/she is successful or not. Some employers/ recruiter's in Nigeria always behave like god's as if applicants don't have an option. Mr busy body,stop posting rubbish
KevMitnick:
HRs like to behave like demigods. They won't even reply to emails asking for feedback. Even if a candidate doesn't make it, a simple mail stating how he can improve on his weaknesses will go a long way. But these guys,.... Smh
Exactly! shocked I am tired of preaching to Nigerian HR people about the need for feedback. Yet, they call themselves professionals.

Even when you hire them to carry out a recruitment exercise for you as a client, they end up frustrating you. angry

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Re: My Experience As A Recruiter-chika Uwazie @chikauwazie by peptones: 10:44pm On Aug 09, 2019
DaBogu:
I am going to share my experience as a recruiter, hiring executive assistants for several clients. Some may not like what I have to say, but I can only speak my truth.

Do we have a major youth unemployment problem in Nigeria,yes we do. While there is a challenge of not enough positions aligned with educated youths, as a recruiter I have seen there is a portion of the youth that is not serious about employment. Almost a sense of entitlement.

Many Nigerian youths have access to data and social media. That is how people find me and apply to jobs. I would think during your idle time, you would take time and teach yourself new skills and level up. Unfortunately this is not the case for many candidates I interview.

Let's say I have 10 candidates that I want to interview. Only 5 of them will respond to my initial interview. The other 5 candidates never respond.

Out of the 5 candidates that respond to my email, only three of them will be able to demonstrate knowledge of excel and PowerPoint.

Once I meet them in person, two candidates will call me the day of the interview with one long story basically saying they can not come to the interview, and only one candidate will actually be ready to present to a candidate.

After going to this process over and over again, I have started to ask myself is it worth it? I want to help more Nigerians get jobs, but it's clear to me overall we are not serious.
ver 400 resumes I have for EA positions, only 50 resumes have been presentable to clients.

Nigerian youths if there is not anything else you get out of my message, you need to level up. The Nigerian education system is not preparing you for the workforce. Start teaching yourself basic etiquette of how to apply for a job and the interview process.

Stop sending emails with no subject title or body in the email. Then you attach your resume and expecting a positive response.

Stop embellishing your resume, only to find your are not anything close to what your resume presents.

Do not put a number on a resume that will be hard for a recruiter to reach you.

And finally, if you applied to a position you should be in your inbox more than social media. I can not tell you how many times I get an email from a candidate a week later saying they are just now seeing my email.
This is the cold hard truth. As much as I want to help Nigerian youths. Many of us are not prepared for employment.
You are actually correct.

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Re: My Experience As A Recruiter-chika Uwazie @chikauwazie by daxon001(m): 12:15am On Aug 10, 2019
DaBogu:
I am going to share my experience as a recruiter, hiring executive assistants for several clients. Some may not like what I have to say, but I can only speak my truth.

Do we have a major youth unemployment problem in Nigeria,yes we do. While there is a challenge of not enough positions aligned with educated youths, as a recruiter I have seen there is a portion of the youth that is not serious about employment. Almost a sense of entitlement.

Many Nigerian youths have access to data and social media. That is how people find me and apply to jobs. I would think during your idle time, you would take time and teach yourself new skills and level up. Unfortunately this is not the case for many candidates I interview.

Let's say I have 10 candidates that I want to interview. Only 5 of them will respond to my initial interview. The other 5 candidates never respond.

Out of the 5 candidates that respond to my email, only three of them will be able to demonstrate knowledge of excel and PowerPoint.

Once I meet them in person, two candidates will call me the day of the interview with one long story basically saying they can not come to the interview, and only one candidate will actually be ready to present to a candidate.

After going to this process over and over again, I have started to ask myself is it worth it? I want to help more Nigerians get jobs, but it's clear to me overall we are not serious.
ver 400 resumes I have for EA positions, only 50 resumes have been presentable to clients.

Nigerian youths if there is not anything else you get out of my message, you need to level up. The Nigerian education system is not preparing you for the workforce. Start teaching yourself basic etiquette of how to apply for a job and the interview process.

Stop sending emails with no subject title or body in the email. Then you attach your resume and expecting a positive response.

Stop embellishing your resume, only to find your are not anything close to what your resume presents.

Do not put a number on a resume that will be hard for a recruiter to reach you.

And finally, if you applied to a position you should be in your inbox more than social media. I can not tell you how many times I get an email from a candidate a week later saying they are just now seeing my email.
This is the cold hard truth. As much as I want to help Nigerian youths. Many of us are not prepared for employment.

Maybe tiredness is starting to set in. But I'm not. I'm doing exactly the tips you're sharing here. And just so you know. I'm in for an opportunity to as an executive assistant too o.

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Re: My Experience As A Recruiter-chika Uwazie @chikauwazie by Eggovic: 4:24am On Aug 10, 2019
DaBogu:
I am going to share my experience as a recruiter, hiring executive assistants for several clients. Some may not like what I have to say, but I can only speak my truth.

Do we have a major youth unemployment problem in Nigeria,yes we do. While there is a challenge of not enough positions aligned with educated youths, as a recruiter I have seen there is a portion of the youth that is not serious about employment. Almost a sense of entitlement.

Many Nigerian youths have access to data and social media. That is how people find me and apply to jobs. I would think during your idle time, you would take time and teach yourself new skills and level up. Unfortunately this is not the case for many candidates I interview.

Let's say I have 10 candidates that I want to interview. Only 5 of them will respond to my initial interview. The other 5 candidates never respond.

Out of the 5 candidates that respond to my email, only three of them will be able to demonstrate knowledge of excel and PowerPoint.

Once I meet them in person, two candidates will call me the day of the interview with one long story basically saying they can not come to the interview, and only one candidate will actually be ready to present to a candidate.

After going to this process over and over again, I have started to ask myself is it worth it? I want to help more Nigerians get jobs, but it's clear to me overall we are not serious.
ver 400 resumes I have for EA positions, only 50 resumes have been presentable to clients.

Nigerian youths if there is not anything else you get out of my message, you need to level up. The Nigerian education system is not preparing you for the workforce. Start teaching yourself basic etiquette of how to apply for a job and the interview process.

Stop sending emails with no subject title or body in the email. Then you attach your resume and expecting a positive response.

Stop embellishing your resume, only to find your are not anything close to what your resume presents.

Do not put a number on a resume that will be hard for a recruiter to reach you.

And finally, if you applied to a position you should be in your inbox more than social media. I can not tell you how many times I get an email from a candidate a week later saying they are just now seeing my email.
This is the cold hard truth. As much as I want to help Nigerian youths. Many of us are not prepared for employment.
Let me get something straight,
Is this your personal experience or chika uwazie's personal experience or dabogu=Chika uwazie?
Cause I know you are based in Abuja
Re: My Experience As A Recruiter-chika Uwazie @chikauwazie by DaBogu: 8:11am On Aug 14, 2019
Kwenty:
You are very correct with your observations. Sincerely speaking, many Nigerian graduates are not employable. But sir/Madam, it is also annoying for job seekers who are qualified, experienced and also serious in getting a job being denied the opportunity on the basis of age, tribe, religion etc.
Please post the vacancies here for those of us that are serious.
The govt is to be held responsible for that.
Re: My Experience As A Recruiter-chika Uwazie @chikauwazie by DaBogu: 8:13am On Aug 14, 2019
fbtowner:
i basically dont see much truth here it is very difficult for most fresh graduate to get a job, if u manage to see one they will restrict u with location

fraustration is the main reason most graduate just send cv anyhow

as a job seeker i av applied for over 100 jobs with ur so call message body or cover letter and header, not a single interview because there is no experience ,until i lie about experience

u guys need to do more and stop acting like u dont know how fraustrating joblessness can be
This won't get you any job. When you lie, they will surely find out.
Re: My Experience As A Recruiter-chika Uwazie @chikauwazie by DaBogu: 8:15am On Aug 14, 2019
I will keep you in the loop.
daxon001:


Maybe tiredness is starting to set in. But I'm not. I'm doing exactly the tips you're sharing here. And just so you know. I'm in for an opportunity to as an executive assistant too o.
Re: My Experience As A Recruiter-chika Uwazie @chikauwazie by DaBogu: 8:15am On Aug 14, 2019
Eggovic:

Let me get something straight,
Is this your personal experience or chika uwazie's personal experience or dabogu=Chika uwazie?
Cause I know you are based in Abuja
The latter.
Re: My Experience As A Recruiter-chika Uwazie @chikauwazie by DaBogu: 8:15am On Aug 14, 2019
Eggovic:

Let me get something straight,
Is this your personal experience or chika uwazie's personal experience or dabogu=Chika uwazie?
Cause I know you are based in Abuja
The latter.
Re: My Experience As A Recruiter-chika Uwazie @chikauwazie by Eggovic: 8:28am On Aug 14, 2019
DaBogu:
The latter.
Interesting Would love to connect

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Re: My Experience As A Recruiter-chika Uwazie @chikauwazie by Olamsoh: 8:55am On Aug 14, 2019
Most people are not aware of the fact that the dynamics of interviews is such that you can inform your interviewers that you are a bit nervous. You will be surprised at the level of care you will receive.

Don't loose an opportunity just because you are nervous.

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Re: My Experience As A Recruiter-chika Uwazie @chikauwazie by fbtowner(m): 7:51pm On Aug 15, 2019
DaBogu:
This won't get you any job. When you lie, they will surely find out.


At least it will get u interview

It's better tgan them trashing ur CV without reaching out

Ur presence there one day might be favoured

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Re: My Experience As A Recruiter-chika Uwazie @chikauwazie by DaBogu: 9:14am On Aug 19, 2019
fbtowner:



At least it will get u interview

It's better tgan them trashing ur CV without reaching out

Ur presence there one day might be favoured
How?

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