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10 Tips To Boost Your Chances Of Getting A Job by PatrickOkunima(m): 6:42am On Nov 07, 2019

1. Get a job referral. Applying directly to job postings should represent no more than 20% of what you do. Getting referred to a job is 5-10X more effective than applying directly. If you’re going to apply, only apply to jobs when you’re a perfect fit for the skills and experience listed on the job description.

2. Leverage your understanding of the recruiter’s role. Many recruiters are gatekeepers who don’t know the job and will just box-check your skills and experiences. Others are extremely talented, who want to work with the best people to craft great career moves. You must avoid the former and seek out the latter.

3. Implement a 20/20/60 job-hunting plan. A job hunting plan requires a performance-based resume, an understanding of how recruiters find candidates, and applying through the backdoor. Networking is the key to the backdoor. It must represent 60% of what you need to do.

4. Focus on the job, not the money. It’s better to be underpaid than overpaid. Getting promoted or obtaining a big compensation increase will only occur after you’ve demonstrated great performance. You need to put yourself into these situations. Ignore anyone who says otherwise.

5. Present your strengths and weaknesses via short stories. No one believes general statements. You must validate each of your strengths with a specific example of how it was used in a real job situation. In addition, you need to demonstrate how you’ve turned your weaknesses into strengths. Never say you don’t have any weaknesses! It means you’ve stopped growing.

6. Divide and conquer by asking the universal question. Very early in the interview, or phone screen, you must ask the interviewer to describe the focus of the job, some of the big challenges, and how the new person’s performance will be measured. Pick at least two from this list. Then prove each is a core strength using the SAFW response below.

7. Practice the universal answer to any question. You need to be able to prove every strength with a specific example. Form your answer using the SAFW two-minute response: Say A Few Words – Statement – Amplify – few Examples – Wrap-up.

8. Weave the 10 Best Predictors of Job Success into Your SAFW Response. I just wrote a post for interviewers on how to evaluate your answers. Make sure you have an example proving you possess at least three or four of these strengths. Then during the interview ask if these traits are important for on-the-job success. Of course they will be. Then give your example. Note: this is a slam dunk!

9. Use the phone screen to minimize the impact of a weak first impression. Even if you make a good first impression, it’s important to ask the universal question (see above) early in the phone screen. Answering it correctly will increase the likelihood you’ll be invited to an onsite interview. This will help focus the actual interview on your past performance, instead of box-checking your skills and experience, or judging you on first impressions.

10. Uncover any concerns before the end of the interview. To determine where you stand, ask the interviewer about next steps. If they’re not specific, you probably won’t be called back. In this case, ask the interviewer what’s the biggest concern he/she has about your background. Then ask how the skill, trait or factor mentioned is used on the job. To overcome the concern, you’ll need to use the SAFW two-minute response to prove you can handle the requirement.

Getting a job for some is no fun. For all, it’s hard work. But working hard on the wrong things is a waste of time. So rather than complaining, take some advice from Jim Rohn: “Things will get better for you, when you get better.” Learning the ten techniques above is a great way to start.

Read more at: https://patrickokunima.com/follow-these-10-tips-to-boost-your-chances-of-landing-a-job/

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Re: 10 Tips To Boost Your Chances Of Getting A Job by PatrickOkunima(m): 6:43am On Nov 07, 2019
Fee free to add yours.
Re: 10 Tips To Boost Your Chances Of Getting A Job by Lincoln275(m): 7:14am On Nov 07, 2019
Hmmm
Re: 10 Tips To Boost Your Chances Of Getting A Job by Jestin: 7:14am On Nov 07, 2019
Na self employed sure pass

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Re: 10 Tips To Boost Your Chances Of Getting A Job by Hotzone(m): 7:15am On Nov 07, 2019
Which job for Naija

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Re: 10 Tips To Boost Your Chances Of Getting A Job by Monogamy: 7:15am On Nov 07, 2019
Not like CBN job cos that requires leg..

CV no dey matter

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Re: 10 Tips To Boost Your Chances Of Getting A Job by Slawormir: 7:16am On Nov 07, 2019
Damnnnnn
Re: 10 Tips To Boost Your Chances Of Getting A Job by Wizikal(m): 7:16am On Nov 07, 2019
No employment so I employed my self!,,

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Re: 10 Tips To Boost Your Chances Of Getting A Job by frankfrancis871: 7:17am On Nov 07, 2019
sad







The unemployment rate in Nigeria is devastating to behold, not to talk of educated illiterates all over; parading themselves as graduates.

Also most of these graduates have chosen to become a burden to their family and the society; Jubril-Bahari once termed them as ''lazy youths''.

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Re: 10 Tips To Boost Your Chances Of Getting A Job by UtaliEgo1: 7:17am On Nov 07, 2019
No. 1 is what I have failed to do
Re: 10 Tips To Boost Your Chances Of Getting A Job by Petmax: 7:18am On Nov 07, 2019
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Re: 10 Tips To Boost Your Chances Of Getting A Job by milkyworld(m): 7:20am On Nov 07, 2019
Reputation is key...
Re: 10 Tips To Boost Your Chances Of Getting A Job by chibnnodi: 7:24am On Nov 07, 2019
My advice is start and build your own company
Re: 10 Tips To Boost Your Chances Of Getting A Job by Actuarydeji(m): 7:25am On Nov 07, 2019
The only thing that matters in Nigeria most is the referral stuff.
Re: 10 Tips To Boost Your Chances Of Getting A Job by momodub: 7:25am On Nov 07, 2019
Nice one
Re: 10 Tips To Boost Your Chances Of Getting A Job by sonnie10: 7:28am On Nov 07, 2019
Indeed. Audio jobs in Nigeria
Re: 10 Tips To Boost Your Chances Of Getting A Job by faithfull18(f): 7:36am On Nov 07, 2019
Okay.
Re: 10 Tips To Boost Your Chances Of Getting A Job by Akamariner(m): 7:43am On Nov 07, 2019
Stop looking for job when you can create your own with your pc/smartphone and a little startup capital. Contact me on oyedoyinp@gmail.com. To learn the process.
Re: 10 Tips To Boost Your Chances Of Getting A Job by qanda: 7:56am On Nov 07, 2019
Re: 10 Tips To Boost Your Chances Of Getting A Job by Realtalk20: 7:58am On Nov 07, 2019
Trash

Know someone in the company , let them talk to the CEO about you , the CEO will ask HR to invite you for an interview

The fact the CEO asked the General Manager HR to invite you wraps it up , if you like speak Hobbit in the interview, you will get the job .. the only way you won't get the job is if you are a collosal Fûck up and maybe spill coke into the HR's laptop or go there and start speaking about Sai baba and such

All these tips are garbage and worthless and don't apply in a dynamic job scarce market like Nigeria

Just know the right people
Re: 10 Tips To Boost Your Chances Of Getting A Job by tomzyELNINO: 8:56am On Nov 07, 2019
Dont talk bullshit @Realtalk... if you have the right skills, u will be employed whether you know anybody or not
Realtalk20:
Trash

Know someone in the company , let them talk to the CEO about you , the CEO will ask HR to invite you for an interview

The fact the CEO asked the General Manager HR to invite you wraps it up , if you like speak Hobbit in the interview, you will get the job .. the only way you won't get the job is if you are a collosal Fûck up and maybe spill coke into the HR's laptop or go there and start speaking about Sai baba and such

All these tips are garbage and worthless and don't apply in a dynamic job scarce market like Nigeria

Just know the right people

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Re: 10 Tips To Boost Your Chances Of Getting A Job by Realtalk20: 10:32am On Nov 07, 2019
tomzyELNINO:
u talk too much bullshit

As you can see I don't need to respond

Everyone who ignored your comment has already shown you how idiotic they think your comment is grin

You are a child and don't know anything about the career ecosphere in Nigeria

You are probably a year one under graduate who thinks the world was shaped by naira Marley and yemi alade cheesy

Never quote me again until you graduate and start job hunting
Re: 10 Tips To Boost Your Chances Of Getting A Job by Ajibade123(m): 10:35am On Nov 07, 2019
See 8 ultimate ways to get a job without experience https://explicitsuccess.com/8-ultimate-secrets-get-a-job-without-experience/
Re: 10 Tips To Boost Your Chances Of Getting A Job by sharena(m): 10:48am On Nov 07, 2019
I DISAGREE WITH NUMBER 4 JOOR, SOME OWNERS OF COMPANIES WILL ENSURE THEY USE YOU TO WORK MORE THAN THEY WOULD PAY SELF , SO THAT NUMBER 4 EHN IS OFF THE HOOK FOR ME
Re: 10 Tips To Boost Your Chances Of Getting A Job by olasunky15(m): 11:25am On Nov 07, 2019
Akamariner:
Stop looking for job when you can create your own with your pc/smartphone and a little startup capital. Contact me on oyedoyinp@gmail.com. To learn the process.
Which way bro
Re: 10 Tips To Boost Your Chances Of Getting A Job by Akamariner(m): 11:56am On Nov 07, 2019
olasunky15:
Which way bro
just e-mail me, and i will explain everything to you in detail.
Re: 10 Tips To Boost Your Chances Of Getting A Job by tomzyELNINO: 3:36pm On Nov 07, 2019
grin grin grin grin grin grin grin you better get serious with life

Realtalk20:


As you can see I don't need to respond

Everyone who ignored your comment has already shown you how idiotic they think your comment is grin

You are a child and don't know anything about the career ecosphere in Nigeria

You are probably a year one under graduate who thinks the world was shaped by naira Marley and yemi alade cheesy

Never quote me again until you graduate and start job hunting
Re: 10 Tips To Boost Your Chances Of Getting A Job by Realtalk20: 6:04am On Nov 08, 2019
tomzyELNINO:
Dont talk bullshit @Realtalk... if you have the right skills, u will be employed whether you know anybody or not

Again I was clarifying that even without the right skills you will be employed if you know the right people.

Argue as much as you like

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