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What No One Tells You About Searching For Jobs Online by ReventifyCV: 12:06pm On Jun 23
When it comes to job hunting, many things are left unsaid. In the minds of many, it is always an ideal scenario – brush up your CV, apply for a job, go for the interviews, and land your dream job. However, more often than not, this scenario cannot be farther from the truth. It’s almost always difficult to land the perfect new job. And with the flood of people applying for online jobs, the chances can only get slimmer. The following tips about searching for jobs online aren’t so well-publicized. If you digest and use them appropriately, they could go a long way towards helping you secure attractive job offers.

1. The job you’ve applied for may already have a suitable candidate
If you are applying to a job online that a large brand has posted, the chances are that the Hiring Manager already has a few candidates for that position. He’s just executing the company’s HR process. I’ll let you in on an inside scoop: the art of hiring people to fill in certain positions is not transparent. When a company does post a vacant position and advertise for applicants online, they may already have someone they want to fill in the position. In other words, the advertisement was only placed to “fulfill all righteousness.” Yes, let that stick! Most hiring managers post jobs simply to go through the motion.

2. Networking doesn’t happen at events
Another thing you should know is that networking doesn’t happen at events – most of the time. In fact, 99 percent of networking events are only a waste of time. This is true because most people hardly know what it means to network at events or attend such events with the wrong mindset. If you want to build a strong network, you need to do much more than attending different events and meeting important people. Networking happens when you deliberately build strategic relationships.

3. The most rewarding jobs are not usually posted online
Have you ever heard about the hidden job market? The hidden job market refers to jobs that are not publicly listed online, on job boards, or elsewhere. To land one of the jobs in the hidden job market, you must find it first. But how can you land a job you cannot find? Well, the only way to access and land these types of jobs is through networking, referrals, or by having the hiring manager reach out to you directly.

4. The job posting has a lot of requirements that may not be required to succeed in the actual job
It is the experiences you have that matter most to hiring managers. This tip is one of the job search truth that most job seekers don’t know about. More often than not, most job-seekers are more qualified than they think. Note that while people may focus solely on degrees or past job titles, what matters the most are the qualifications that reside inside of you. Most job ads send many job seekers reeling back in terror at the requirements stated – the job ads are simply delusional. A typical j0b seeker will read these requirements and think, “How in the hell do they expect a job seeker to have such qualifications?”
Well, the truth is that you do not need to have all of the listed qualifications to succeed at that job; most hiring managers know that. So, the good news is that a job-seeker can confidently apply for a job if they possess about fifty percent of the requirements listed in the job advertisement. Make yourself meet most requirements by focusing on getting experience. You can quickly gather the necessary experiences and land your dream job by applying for internships, volunteering, etc. The skills that you learn is the requirement that matters the most.

5.Your CV is the most important element of the job application after connecting with the hiring manager
After you connect with the hiring manager, your CV becomes the most critical factor determining if you’ll get the job. Your CV is the first and perhaps only direct communication with a potential employer. So, your CV should paint a perfect picture in as few words as possible. It should tell them about your professional history, achievement, abilities, and skills. In summary, it should highlight why you’re the best fit for the job in question. My advice to you? Make a great impression with your CV and boost your chances of getting your dream job!


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Re: What No One Tells You About Searching For Jobs Online by Damidave1124(m): 5:03pm On Jun 24
Just learn something no matter what you study in school. Degree alone may likely not put food on your table these days. It's what you can offer that matters most in this Era of ours

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Re: What No One Tells You About Searching For Jobs Online by VictorIfe(m): 5:03pm On Jun 24
Ftc
let me save this for the future, still an undergraduate smiley

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Re: What No One Tells You About Searching For Jobs Online by azraeljaheel: 5:03pm On Jun 24
VictorIfe:
Ftc



With your glo network



grin


Travis Scott raps faster than your newtrok

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Re: What No One Tells You About Searching For Jobs Online by Goldenheart(m): 5:03pm On Jun 24
smiley
Late last year.

My colleague and I (in our current job) would apply for Jobs and we would turn it down if they arent paying 200k and above....

We were getting at least one interview almost every week...

I would tell him... You need a job that would pay at least 400k 3 times and you will move on to the next...

No one gives a crap about our cvs..

We have what the company needs...
we show them their problem and we give them a tip of the solution.

Give us a call if you are interested...
cool

A fraction of the amount we earn
is used to learn more advance skills

and we repeat the process... grin

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Re: What No One Tells You About Searching For Jobs Online by BigSarah(f): 5:03pm On Jun 24
shocked
Employer: For this role the candidate needs to be responsible
Me: I'm your girl, in my last job whenever anything bad happened the boss always said to me "you are responsible".
And that's how I didn't get the Job...

Check my signature, check it.

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Re: What No One Tells You About Searching For Jobs Online by skillsinnigeria: 5:04pm On Jun 24
Hmmm
Re: What No One Tells You About Searching For Jobs Online by Emmynation(m): 5:04pm On Jun 24
Facts....well said op

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Re: What No One Tells You About Searching For Jobs Online by Seyi8750: 5:04pm On Jun 24
6. You might get kidnap

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Re: What No One Tells You About Searching For Jobs Online by Goldbw122: 5:04pm On Jun 24
Well it is time, to get a skills no need for waiting for someone that will be paying you monthly salary when you need to be laying your self daily salary.. Well it is so unfortunate that we all find our self in Nigeria.. If it was a foreign land it would have been a different case.

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Re: What No One Tells You About Searching For Jobs Online by iamyemiakins(m): 5:04pm On Jun 24
Taking notes.
Re: What No One Tells You About Searching For Jobs Online by faithfull18(f): 5:04pm On Jun 24
Right.
Re: What No One Tells You About Searching For Jobs Online by sammysmiles(m): 5:04pm On Jun 24

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Re: What No One Tells You About Searching For Jobs Online by FalseProphet1(m): 5:05pm On Jun 24
With the way Nigeria is going, very soon graduates will start invading companies, firms, private agencies...etc with arms and threaten the management to employ them or risk getting shot.

This I have seen.

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Re: What No One Tells You About Searching For Jobs Online by money121(m): 5:05pm On Jun 24
Ok
Re: What No One Tells You About Searching For Jobs Online by Akinzola: 5:05pm On Jun 24
True talk
Re: What No One Tells You About Searching For Jobs Online by Lordsonn: 5:05pm On Jun 24
I got two lecturing jobs online and I'm happy doing it online.

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Re: What No One Tells You About Searching For Jobs Online by whela(m): 5:05pm On Jun 24
That you're on your own.
Re: What No One Tells You About Searching For Jobs Online by iamyemiakins(m): 5:05pm On Jun 24
Lordsonn:
I got two lecturing jobs online and I'm happy doing it online.
shocked
Re: What No One Tells You About Searching For Jobs Online by D6thSense: 5:07pm On Jun 24
shocked
Re: What No One Tells You About Searching For Jobs Online by dontro(m): 5:07pm On Jun 24
Not true at least for the jobs where the right, high quality candidates are scare
Re: What No One Tells You About Searching For Jobs Online by VictorIfe(m): 5:07pm On Jun 24
azraeljaheel:




With your glo network



grin


Travis Scott raps faster than your newtrok

werey, you are actually right, ibuse glo but not as slow as you think tho. undecided
Re: What No One Tells You About Searching For Jobs Online by brosom(m): 5:07pm On Jun 24
Day by day the country nyansh dey Open

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Re: What No One Tells You About Searching For Jobs Online by MrOkenwa: 5:11pm On Jun 24
You’re almost right. Save for 1 or 2 points.
Re: What No One Tells You About Searching For Jobs Online by GeneralPula: 5:13pm On Jun 24
The most rewarding jobs are not usually posted online

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Re: What No One Tells You About Searching For Jobs Online by oluwaseyi0: 5:14pm On Jun 24
All the places have worked since graduation are from online adverts, from LinkedIn to job site

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Re: What No One Tells You About Searching For Jobs Online by Realtalk20: 5:16pm On Jun 24
Lies

Just know the right person

Email them your CV

I was interviewed 3 days ago by a top company for a role they have already interviewed for two weeks earlier

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Re: What No One Tells You About Searching For Jobs Online by NaijaSumi: 5:18pm On Jun 24
Hmmm.
Re: What No One Tells You About Searching For Jobs Online by Triangles1(m): 5:19pm On Jun 24
When it's your time to prevail cv or connection remain useless.
Re: What No One Tells You About Searching For Jobs Online by tuna85: 5:19pm On Jun 24
4. The job posting has a lot of requirements that may not be required to succeed in the actual job

I fully agree with number 4, I once worked for a company that included MS proficiency in their requirements especially Excel, I had only 30% knowledge of excel and still performed excellently well. grin

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