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NYSC / Here's How To Create Beautiful, Job-landing Resumes That Employers Can't Ignore! by busybenson: 12:30pm On Jan 10, 2018
A few months ago, I and a couple of friends, set out to build CareerLyft, a platform that helps you get your dream job faster; and today, we are excited to unveil it to you!

CareerLyft helps you create great resumes in minutes! You get access to well-written examples that are relevant to your industry, and tailored to the job you’re applying for, so you never have to worry about what to write.

We’ve created lots of beautiful, ready-to-use resume templates that’ll catch the eye of employers in less than 5 seconds and compel them to want to meet with you. You can even make changes to color, fonts and overall design with a single click!

You can also apply for jobs via CareerLyft; we’ll track when the employer opens your application and notify you instantly! Plus, if they haven’t responded, Careerlyft automatically follows up on your behalf, to ensure you get the interview!

We believe this is going to be a game changer in so many ways and we’re excited to open the doors and get it in front of everyone.

CareerLyft launches in full from February, but you can sign up for early access now to follow our progress, and win a free resume template when we launch!

Visit www.careerlyft.com

Looking forward to hearing what you think.

Jobs/Vacancies / Here's How To Create Beautiful, Job-landing Resumes That Employers Can't Ignore! by busybenson: 11:56am On Jan 10, 2018
A few months ago, I and a couple of friends, set out to build CareerLyft, a platform that helps you get your dream job faster; and today, we are excited to unveil it to you!

CareerLyft helps you create great resumes in minutes! You get access to well-written examples that are relevant to your industry, and tailored to the job you’re applying for, so you never have to worry about what to write.

We’ve created lots of beautiful, ready-to-use resume templates that’ll catch the eye of employers in less than 5 seconds and compel them to want to meet with you. You can even make changes to color, fonts and overall design with a single click!

You can also apply for jobs via CareerLyft; we’ll track when the employer opens your application and notify you instantly! Plus, if they haven’t responded, Careerlyft automatically follows up on your behalf, to ensure you get the interview! �

We believe this is going to be a game changer in so many ways and we’re excited to open the doors and get it in front of everyone.

CareerLyft launches in full from February, but you can sign up for early access now to follow our progress, and win a free resume template when we launch!

Visit www.careerlyft.com

Looking forward to hearing what you think.

Jobs/Vacancies / Opening For THREE Sales & Customer Experience Personnel At Tuteria by busybenson: 9:40pm On Jul 13, 2017
Tuteria (www.tuteria.com) needs THREE (3) talented Sales & Customer Experience personnel who are passionate about educational services, and would love to be a part of our vision to improve access to high quality education in Africa. You’ll correspond with hundreds of customers across Nigeria to ensure they have a memorable learning experience.

To be successful, you must be friendly, have great customer satisfaction mentality, enjoy talking with people and be ready to do whatever it takes to get customers to use our services. You must be great at establishing rapport with customers and colleagues.

If you’re passionate about sales, and want to take on a new challenge, we look forward to hearing from you!

Responsibilities

- Help customers make informed decision regarding their learning needs, tutoring options and pricing plans
- Follow up on all interested customers via phone, email, Skype or any other means of communication to ensure they get the best tutors
- Selling, cross-selling and up-selling hundreds of customers across Nigeria on the various services offered by Tuteria.
- Identify customer needs or complaints and cater to them as they arise
- Work with other colleagues to find and place suitable tutors

Requirements

- Must have 1-3 years’ experience in a sales or customer service position in a previous organization, a plus if you’ve undergone certified customer service training
- Must have first-class command of written and spoken English, with a clear, mature accent that inspires confidence in customers
- Have strong negotiation skills, be able to persuade or convince customers, and go to any length to close sales fast
- An advantage if you have lived in Abuja or Port Harcourt; or can speak fluent Hausa.
- Must have a functional laptop, be able to use the computer very well especially MS Excel and Google Docs
- Be 22-30 years, post-NYSC, and available to work full-time (Mon-Sat, 8:30am-5pm), preferably staying close to Gbagada, Lagos
- Enjoy talking with a lot of customers, and have excellent phone etiquette
- Must be a hustler at heart.

Salary: N50,000/month

Positions: 3 people

APPLY HERE: https://recruit.zoho.com/recruit/ViewJob.na?digest=y@PMzOzSJqMDFHy0kuqjeNeuUBxpL25wzmkx8wkL3L8-&embedsource=Embed

PS: We complete recruitment fast, within 1-2 weeks, and hire the best candidates to resume immediately. So please ensure you are ready to start working immediately if selected.

All the best.
Programming / Any Experienced Django Python Developers??? by busybenson: 11:35am On May 10, 2017
Hello Engineers,

If you are experienced programming in Django Python I'd like to request that you join Tuteria as a Software Developer.

Website Link: www.tuteria.com

At Tuteria, we are driven by a vision to make quality personalized education accessible to everyone, as we strongly believe we can help millions of people learn the skills that matter to them, by connecting them with expert teachers in their communities who can teach them to earn extra income.

Our stack is built with Django Python; we also use Flask and other technologies like AngularJS, ReactJS, Git, BootStrap etc. I'm sure you'd be able to tell by inspecting our website.

You may read more about us on:

Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/search/posts/?q=tuteria
AND 
Google: https://www.google.com.ng/search?q=tuteria&oq=tuteria&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60l4j0.3389j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

We have a short programming test we administer. If you'd like to give this a shot, click on the link below and take the test. We will contact you when you pass it:

https://github.com/Tuteria/Recruitment-test

Thank you.
Investment / Re: What Is It About BITSSA by busybenson: 11:01am On Mar 17, 2017
To deposit into your account, follow these steps:

Go to MENU > FUNDS

Then go to your local currency icon and select Deposit

Under each of the tabs provided, please follow the steps outlined
Investment / Re: What Is It About BITSSA by busybenson: 10:53am On Mar 17, 2017
You can then Enter your bank details as requested and hit ADD BANK ACCOUNT

Please note that you can only withdraw to an account that matches the name listed on your account. If you add a different account, it will not be allowed and your account risks being suspended

Withdrawals via Cellular mobile phone wallet will require your Cellular phone number (which must match the number used to set up your account ) and your Cellulant 4 digit PIN.
Jobs/Vacancies / Experienced Fullstack Python Developers Needed At Tuteria ASAP by busybenson: 5:13pm On Oct 25, 2016
Hi there!

We are urgently looking to hire developers with extensive knowledge on distributed systems and experience working with both the Django and Flask Web framework, with additional knowledge of Node-js. Developers with experience working with external Web APIs, styleguides (pep8, es-lint), and ability to grok legacy python (django) code base, especially doing so unsupervised, while collaborating with other team members.

Salary: N125,000/month
Type: Full-time

Company: www.tuteria.com
Location: Ebutte-Meta, Yaba, Lagos
Vision: Building the largest tutoring network for Africa.

Send Mail To: biola@tuteria.com

OTHER SKILLS/ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED
You don't need to have all, but the more of these you have, the faster you'll be able to contribute from Day 1 if employed. Take a look. We tried to be as detailed as possible, so you can decide if you'll like to work with us - or not.

1. Work Flow Ability
a. Can setup a postgres database with specific user name and password and populating the database with existing data.
b. Can successfully automate postgres backups
c. Working with multiple python installations with pyenv
d. Working with multiple node installations with nvm

2. Django Knowledge
a. Possess extensive knowledge of Django Class Based Views
b. Can create and understand Django Models custom querysets and managers.
c. Understand how signals work in django
d. Is familiar with django's thirdparty libraries ecosystem with specific focus on the following libraries (django-braces, djangorestframework, Django-allauth, Django-debug-toolbar etc
e. Understands Django Templates and can create custom django template tags and filters
f. Have worked with Django admin and can create any of the following. (Admin Filters, Admin Actions and Action Forms)

3. Python Libraries
a. SQLAlchemy
b. Jinja2
c. PonyORM
d. Python Dateutils
e. Requests
f. Celery and others.

4. Knowledge of The Git Version Control System
a. Clone and create branches
b. Merge and rebase branches
c. Stash changes .
d. Understand the Git flow methodology.
e. Is familiar with issue management in source code repository (bit-bucket and git-lab)

5. Has some Experience working in a Continuous Delivery work-flow:
Understands Continuous integration with Test Driven Development, has some familiarity with the Linux OS and have worked with any Relational Databases (preferably postgresql)
Familiarity with the linux OS include but not limited to
a. Ssh public key generation,
b. Basic Bash scripting
c. Package installation with apt-get or yum
d. Can set up cron jobs

6. Has done some form of Testing which consist:
a. python testing tools (unittest and pytest)
b. mocking and dependency injection
c. JavaScript testing tools (Jest, Mocha, Jasmine etc)

7. Modern Javascript Ecosystem and familiar with Frontend Development:
a. Basic Web Design Knowledge
i. Html 5 layout
ii. Bootstrap CSS Framework
iii. CSS/Sass/Less e.t.c

b. Chrome/ Firefox Devtools Usage
i. Inspect Element knowledge adding css properties, changing html tags directly from the tab
ii. Debugging network connectivity and response
iii. Debugging Javascript files in the source tab and console tab

c. Javascript Knowledge
i. Babel ES6/ES7
ii. Reactjs Framework
iii. Redux and its plugins including ReduxDevtools
iv. Webpack
v. Eslint
vi. Jquery

8. Additional Knowledge (Not really required, but a big advantage):
a. Docker and its ecosystem (Docker-compose, Docker-machine and Swarmkit)
b. GraphQL
c. SQL
d. Full text search engines e.g (Elasticsearch or Solr)
e. Knowledge of Micro-services
f. Advanced knowledge of code editors e.g (vim, sublime text, atom, vs-code, sublime, pycharm, web-storm)

Salary ₦125,000 per month

Email: biola@tuteria.com
NYSC / Hello! Would You Like To Head Tuteria's Offline Marketing Team In Lagos? by busybenson: 8:23am On Jan 07, 2016
Hi again, would you like to head Tuteria's offline marketing team?

Oh! First of all...what we do at Tuteria is simply connecting people who want to learn anything, with those who can teach them within their communities all across Nigeria. We're a growing startup and looking to expand our offline marketing operations.

Want to see it for yourself? Here's the link: www.tuteria.com

So the question again: "Would you like to head Tuteria's offline marketing team?"

Em...actually, you will be the only member of the team for now, giving you an unprecedented opportunity to explore creative ways to grow the brand offline and develop a strategy the company will adopt.

We have an interesting offline plan though, and you will be working with a few very smart people.

However, so that you can begin to contribute immediately, you'll need to have some hands-on knowledge of print media and outdoor advertising, and also enjoy relating with thousands of people across Nigeria. You surely won't be going around to advertise...no, no, no, no. But a working knowledge of print media and outdoor advertising is crucial for the work ahead.

Interested in taking up the challenge or know someone who might be?

Then please send a message to my personal email gbudoh@gmail.com so we can discuss. My name is Godwin Benson.

It's a full-time role and it's open to interns, fresh grads or post-NYSC folks and you can even start today. You'll also need to have a functional laptop. We operate from Surulere in Lagos, so it's most preferable if you stay within or around Surulere, so that you don't incur much on transport fare. Thanks for reading.

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Jobs/Vacancies / Hello! Would You Like To Head Tuteria's Offline Marketing Team In Lagos? by busybenson: 8:18am On Jan 07, 2016
Hi again, would you like to head Tuteria's offline marketing team?

Oh! First of all...what we do at Tuteria is simply connecting people who want to learn anything, with those who can teach them within their communities all across Nigeria. We're a growing startup and looking to expand our offline marketing operations.

Want to see it for yourself? Here's the link: www.tuteria.com

So the question again: "Would you like to head Tuteria's offline marketing team?"

Em...actually, you will be the only member of the team for now, giving you an unprecedented opportunity to explore creative ways to grow the brand offline and develop a strategy the company will adopt.

We have an interesting offline plan though, and you will be working with a few very smart people.

However, so that you can begin to contribute immediately, you'll need to have some hands-on knowledge of print media and outdoor advertising, and also enjoy relating with thousands of people across Nigeria. You surely won't be going around to advertise...no, no, no, no. But a working knowledge of print media and outdoor advertising is crucial for the work ahead.

Interested in taking up the challenge or know someone who might be?

Then please send a message to my personal email gbudoh@gmail.com so we can discuss. My name is Godwin Benson.

It's a full-time role and it's open to interns, fresh grads or post-NYSC folks and you can even start today. You'll also need to have a functional laptop. We operate from Surulere in Lagos, so it's most preferable if you stay within or around Surulere, so that you don't incur much on transport fare. Thanks for reading.
Jobs/Vacancies / Fashion Designing Trainers Needed At Tuteria Nigeria (up To N75K Extra Income) by busybenson: 4:36pm On Oct 25, 2015
About the Company

Tuteria is Nigeria's largest tutoring platform that connects people seeking to learn various subjects, skills and exams with those who can teach them on one-on-one basis to earn extra money with their free time - anywhere in Nigeria.

We have an increasing number of clients who want to learn professional Fashion Designing including how to sew clothes, make bags, ankara crafts, Fashion Drawing etc., so we are looking for experienced trainers in Lagos, Abuja, Rivers, Akwa-Ibom and across Nigeria who would like to teach others with their free time.


Apply Here: www.tuteria.com/teach-fashion-designing


Requirements

To work with us in this role, the main requirement is that you must be an excellent Fashion Designer with high-quality proof of your work to show to clients. You also must be able to communicate perfectly in good English, have the ability to teach and mentor others, and also have a friendly personality. Over 3,600 tutors have joined and are making impact with their skills. For example:


Hauwah in Obio-Akpor, Rivers: https://www.tuteria.com/ng/hauwah/complete-female-fashion-line-clothing-shoes-and-bags-accessories/

Oladunni in Ajah, Lagos: https://www.tuteria.com/ng/oladunniw/make-yourself-and-others-look-beautiful-with-lovely-cloth-patterns/


If you're an experienced Fashion Designing Trainer, apply immediately: www.tuteria.com/teach-fashion-designing


How Much You Earn

As a trainer, you set your own prices and schedule, so it's totally flexible. Depending on the number of clients you take, you can earn between N50,000 - N90,000 of extra income per month with your free time. So apply on time before all the clients are taken up.


Apply Here: www.tuteria.com/teach-fashion-designing


Other Opportunities

Apart from Fashion Designing, if you are experienced at teaching people professional Makeup, Bead Making, Cake making, Wire works, Cosmetology, Confectioneries, Ankara Crafts, Dance, Small Chops, Local & Foreign Dishes, or even academic subjects or professional exams etc., you can also apply and earn money teaching people what you love! It's 100% free to get started.


Don't let his pass you by: www.tuteria.com/teach-fashion-designing


Applicants are treated on first-come, first-serve basis, so you need to be sharp.

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Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Best FREE CV Formats To Make You Stand Out To Employers by busybenson: 12:05pm On Jun 17, 2015
adeniyitheprof:



[size=20pt]VIEW AND DOWNLOAD ''ATS Resume Templates'' [/size]

http://www.hloom.com/ats-resume-samples/

Thanks for that Adeniyi. Really helpful. I've looked through it and I think the 2nd option definitely passes the ATS screening. However, I'd suggest that people consider using the first version if they will be sending in their CVs directly.

Whichever the case, the eBook contains helpful tips to guide you in writing great content for your CV that will make you appear like a strong candidate whichever format you use, so for those who need it, you can still check it out. www.gbudoh.wordpress.com

I hope I have helped a few people at least. Logging off now. Got a lot of work to do. God bless you all.
Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Best FREE CV Formats To Make You Stand Out To Employers by busybenson: 8:34am On Jun 17, 2015
nenergy:
Very nice format, but sadly the first CV won't pass the CV "6 seconds test" and the 2nd CV is not formatted for ATS (if the recruiter is using it to screen candidates)

No doubt its artistic, yet its distracting. Simple and less graphic is best!

I prefer the 2nd sha.


Hi everyone, thanks for the great comments. I'm glad I can help. Erm...the first CV is actually optimized for something better than the "6 seconds' test, it works for the "3 seconds" test. Every employer that has seen it - even just a glance - gave the applicant a second look, and wanted to talk to whoever it was who sent in the CV.

However, I don't really know so much about the format best suited for ATS because in both places I worked, I sent my CV to them directly. But I don't want to mislead people, please if you or anyone understands the best format for ATS, send me a mail at gbudoh@gmail.com and enlighten me please.

I'll review what I've done and see how to make it pass the ATS format as well. Thanks.

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Jobs/Vacancies / Best FREE CV Formats To Make You Stand Out To Employers by busybenson: 10:58am On Jun 16, 2015
Hi Fellow Nairalanders,

I have had the privilege of working briefly at ExxonMobil and longer at Deloitte Nigeria, and one of the things I noticed was how other job applicants were turned down simply because of how their CV looks which were not compelling enough and didn't make them look like strong candidates.

So working with the HR managers at these companies, I've come up with a sample CV which will give you a big edge over other applicants, and not only that, I explained how you can create yours and also contact almost any HR manager directly and present yourself in a way that they will want to engage with you further - even if no job was advertised.

It's 100% free; and I don't even ask for your email or phone. This is just my way of helping others to get good jobs fast.

Please go to my WordPress blog: gbudoh.wordpress.com and download it from there.

And if you'd like to see what the CVs look like: here're two examples. You can get both formats and follow the instructions there to create yours. So far, at least 10 people have gotten jobs using the principles there. All the best.

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Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Helpful Guide: What I Learn't About Applying For Jobs The WRONG Way by busybenson: 8:41pm On Jan 25, 2015
Thanks everyone! I'm glad you've found it helpful. Please don't forget to spread it around so others may learn and apply it. All the best! And yeah, if possible, please keep me posted on your progress. I'll be happy to help in any other way I can.

As always, you'll find my contact inside the book.
Jobs/Vacancies / Helpful Guide: What I Learn't About Applying For Jobs The WRONG Way by busybenson: 3:11pm On Jan 22, 2015
Contrary to what you probably think, there are actually jobs in Nigeria. The real problem is, the way you are searching for jobs is very different and completely opposite, from the way employers are searching for you today.

I discovered this through personal research and by interviewing several hiring managers I had the privilege of meeting, but the image below describes it very accurately.

Before the end of my NYSC, I got a great job in a pretty big firm in Nigeria; but sadly, most of my friends didn’t, even though they tried very hard. I sort of knew they were going about it the wrong way, doing what everyone else is doing without any results. So I decided I was going to find out how to help them.

My aim was to understand what job candidates could do differently to make them become more visible and strongly irresistible to employers in a way that leads to job offers -- and, right now, I think I've finally found a solution that actually works.

Unlike what most of us (including myself think), several hiring managers I had the privilege of speaking with agreed that among other things, there are two most important factors they consider when reviewing a candidate. The first is how much more money the company would make or how much more time they'll be able to save by hiring this person.

Second is how well the candidate is likely to make their work easier and more effective. Interesting, they review everything on your CV, test, credentials, past experiences etc. all in the light of these two - yet, sadly, most job seekers have never been trained to accentuate or emphasis their strengths in ways that make employers clearly see these two all-important features in them.

Most even downplay these features. Take this for an example. Let's say you were in charge of customer care in your previous job or even in your personal or family business. Most people will write this in their CV as, "Handled customer care for company ABC". This doesn't show the employer the real value of your work. Now consider this way of re-writing it:

"Reduced the number of customer complaints from 30 to 8 per day by standardizing our customer service structure which led to happier customers and increased ABC's revenues by almost 20% in 2013"

If these two people applied to you, who would you want to meet? Would you like to hire this second person? Would even think of talking with the first person? So you can see the mistake people make. They go about job application the WRONG WAY. I doubt that any sane employer can ignore a statement like that. What do you think?

Anyway, so what I've done, is to take the bold step to set as many people as I can in the right direction, and hopefully, get them hired faster. I've tried to explain some of the insights in a pdf ebook, and I'm giving it to you entirely free of charge. I don't even require your email address. All I request is that you consider sharing it to help others too. That'll make me happy.

Moreover, before having the courage to give this out to the public, I first test-ran some of the principles with 12 of my 'unemployed' friends; out of which, 6 are now employed and 3 are being interviewed all without any advert and without knowing anyone in those companies. Sound's strange? Yes, just read the book.

Personally, I’m happy it worked for my friends (by the way, the remaining 3 are still on it), and I believe it’ll help many other job seekers - whether you want a career change or a new job. That’s why I took the pain to write this eBook guide and decided to give it out entirely for free to help point you in the right direction and get you hired fast.

What I've done is to uncover a path into almost any company that no one else knows about. It’ll take you into the mind of your potential employers and show you in plain words what you can do from today to compel them to hire you. I really hope it helps.

Please go to gbudoh.wordpress.com to download it.

I had to quickly create a wordpress blog so I can share it from there. If you have any questions, comments or if your device cannot read PDFs, please reply below and I'll do my best to help you. And yeah! If there're any typos in this right up, abeg take am like that o! I just had to quickly put this up.

Once again, please remember to share it. Thanks my people. #OneLove

Godwin Benson

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Jobs/Vacancies / Re: BIGGEST Mistakes You Are Making On Your CV - From Employers' Perspectives by busybenson: 11:20pm On Aug 24, 2014
Three7Ty9:

Give the dude a free e-book for spotting an error in an article written by a supposedly self acclaimed widely travelled HR personnel.


Last Bullet: Nobody is above mistakes.
Cheers.
Sure. Mistakes on a Nairaland post means absolutely nothing. Mistakes on your CV means carelessness, mediocrity. YOU may not see it that way, but that's the message it sends to employers. Take the time to create a perfect CV. Don't make mistakes you could have avoided and then expect employers to ignore it. Major on the things that matter
Jobs/Vacancies / Re: BIGGEST Mistakes You Are Making On Your CV - From Employers' Perspectives by busybenson: 11:13pm On Aug 24, 2014
Episteme2:


You see, nobody is above mistake. U would have probably bounced a job seeker if u spotted that mistake in his CV or cover letter. Let's try not to be too stern in our assessment of others. If condescending u who was trying to sell ur product could also make this mistake, what happens to us- frustrated job seekers.
You obviously don't get the point. I or anyone in fact can make a mistake here on a NAIRALAND POST, and it'll cost what? N-O-T-H-I-N-G. You make a mistake on your CURRICULUM VITAE and what will it cost you? YOUR CAREER. Don't leave what is major and start talking about what is minor.
Jobs/Vacancies / Re: BIGGEST Mistakes You Are Making On Your CV - From Employers' Perspectives by busybenson: 11:09pm On Aug 24, 2014
Episteme2:


You see, nobody is above mistake. U would have probably bounced a job seeker if u spotted that mistake in his CV or cover letter. Let's try not to be too stern in our assessment of others. If condescending u who was trying to sell ur product could also make this mistake, what happens to us- frustrated job seekers.
You obviously don't get the point. I or any other can make a mistake on a NAIRALAND POST, and it'll cost me nothing. Make a mistake on your CURRICULUM VITAE and it'll cost you your Career. Don't leave what is major and start talking about what is minor.
Jobs/Vacancies / Re: BIGGEST Mistakes You Are Making On Your CV - From Employers' Perspectives by busybenson: 7:07pm On Aug 24, 2014
eph12: Please correct 'writing' in mistake 2 to 'written'. Thanks.

Thanks, I've corrected it. I appreciate your help, and for taking your time to read the "Long" post.
Jobs/Vacancies / BIGGEST Mistakes You Are Making On Your CV - From Employers' Perspectives by busybenson: 6:56pm On Aug 24, 2014
Dear JobSeeker,

As someone who has traveled wide and worked closely with HR managers of several companies, I'd like to correct THREE BIG mistakes (out of many) that you are making on your CV right now that is costing you your job. And at the end, I'm also going to invite you to purchase an ebook I highly recommend that every jobseeker should have and read thoroughly - if getting a job is important to you. Now let's start.

MISTAKE #1: YOUR CV LOOKS ORDINARY AND COMMON. IT'S NOT DISTINCT AND CATCHY.

Do you remember the saying about judging a book by it's cover? It means whether or not the book has good content, if it doesn't look good on the outside, as far as you are concerned, it is not a good book. It's the same way Hiring Managers see your CVs. If it cannot catch their attention within the first 3 mins 3 secs, and make them interested in reading it a little bit more, it will be trashed - without being read. The reason you never heard from the company you applied to is most likely because your CV was never actually read because of it's appearance.

When it comes to the appearance, the most important thing is for it to be "distinct" from others. Bearing in mind that the employer would have seen many other "similar" CV templates (because nowadays, everybody just copies the same CV templates without making theirs a little different). So if an employer has rejected a previous CV with a particular template and yours arrives using the same template, yours will be rejected too - without it being read! (Trust me, I've worked closely with several HR Managers. They spend less than 5 secs reviewing your CV).

So for it to even be read at all, it as to be distinct and it has to look inviting. 93% of CVs are boring! I have seen MANY, and NONE was inviting enough to make me read it. I just deleted them. I felt I the person who sent it didn't spend time to make it excellent, so I shouldn't waste my time reading it. So to survive past that first 3-5 secs, your CV must have a uniqueness. Well-organised, different look, something to stop the hand of the employer as he is about to throw it into the trash bin.

Your CV is the FIRST and maybe the ONLY way the employer will meet you. If your CV looks dull, they see YOU as dull. If it looks ordinary, they see YOU as ordinary. If it looks excellently done, they see YOU as excellent. And if there are mistakes, then YOU are not a meticulous person. I'm saying this because I am tired of seeing people cry about unemployment when each time I travel around the country, working with several companies and I see jobs everywhere, But many jobseekers do not want to invest enough time, energy and money to prepare and present themselves the right way. YOUR CV IS A SUMMARY OF YOUR LIFE. INVEST TIME TO HAVE A GREAT ONE!

MISTAKE #2: YOUR CV'S CONTENT IS WRITTEN POORLY. IT'S DULL AND NOT COMPELLING ENOUGH

Don't tell them your "duties", "responsibilities" and "activities" in your previous experiences or school engagements. NOBODY CARES!! Tell them the RESULTS of those duties, the DISCIPLINES or SACRIFICES that went into doing them, and the ACCOMPLISHMENTS or ACHIEVEMENTS gotten afterward. That's what matters to employers! Especially if it is explained in MONETARY TERMS.

Let me give you an example, most people write like this on their CVS, "I repaired damaged printer". What?? Who cares? THAT IS DUUUUUULL! INFACT, VERY VERY DULL. Why? Employers don't care about that. It is all story. What they are thinking about is How much more MONEY can this person make for me if hired? Think like an employer! Instead of that, you write the same thing to bring out the strong points that employers want to see, "I saved N170,000 for my company by working 2-hours extra for 4 days to repair our damaged printer"

NOW YOU ARE TALKING! You see the difference? Which employer on earth can ignore someone who did that? That's compelling! THEY WILL CALL YOU, IF YOU WRITE YOUR CVS LIKE THIS. EVEN IF THERE IS NO ADVERT (aka. WHO NO LIKE BETTER THING?). Listen to this: EMPLOYERS NEED PEOPLE THAT CAN HELP THEM MAKE MORE MONEY OR SAVE MORE MONEY - NOT SOMEONE TO PAY SALARY.

MISTAKE #3: YOUR CV IS TOO LONG! YES. ANYTHING MORE THAN 1 PAGE IS TOOOO LONG!!

Except you are the CEO of World Bank, your CV MUST be ONE PAGE! Do you think employers have time to read a two page CV? Will YOU even read a 2-page CV if it was given to you? Don't you know people don't like reading anything that does not concern them? In fact, the only reason you read to this point is that this concerns you directly. If not you would have left. So always compress your CV to one page. Somethings should not be in your CV. They only take space.

THE EBOOK I SPOKE ABOUT
These are just a few tips from my inside experience with HR Managers and helping people get jobs successfully. They are so many more. I have written an ebook to show you how to find the direct email addresses of the employers and apply to them DIRECTLY (instead of using online applications and submitting CVs that hardly ever get to them) - and how to craft compelling CVs that "forces" employers to call you, and how to create a professional LinkedIn page (VERY IMPORTANT) so that employers can find you when they research you online (WHICH THEY ALWAYS DO!). And of course it is not free. It sells for N2,000.

Listen, no matter what people tell you this is the real truth: Whatever you will not personally spend your time and money on, is not important to you. If you are not willing to invest some money at all (which you spend weekly on recharge cards) to buy ONE insightful ebook that will put you before any employer, then you are still joking - seriously joking. Getting a job is not yet important to you.

For those who might be serious. Visit www.transtudentworld.com/jobhelp to see more about the inside techniques for getting a job most people don't know and how you can get a copy, and start earning a salary from the company you want. It's not compulsory. Only for those who are serious.

Thanks for reading. All the best.
Benson

PS: You may send me a mail to ben@transtudentworld.com, or call me on 08104982538. Please note that if the mail or call is not related to the ebook or to what I wrote here, I will not respond. It's the same thing I just spoke about above. If you don't say what the employer wants to hear, they will ignore you no matter what else you say.

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Jobs/Vacancies / Re: See This Crazy, Unusual Way To Apply For Jobs That Actually Works!!! by busybenson: 5:40pm On Aug 24, 2014
chimeluiz:

Please how do I make my CV "compelling and catchy"
I am into ICT, do you have any format or template for a CV in such field

A number of things go into making a CV compelling and catchy:

Firstly, when it comes to the appearance, the most important thing is for it to be "distinct" from others. Bearing in mind that the employer would have seen many other "similar" cv templates (because nowadays, everybody just copies the same CV templates). So if an employer has rejected a CV template and yours arrives using the same template, you will be rejected too - without it being read! (Trust me, I've worked closely with several HR Managers). So for it to even be read at all, it as to be distinct and it has to look inviting. 93% of CVs are boring! I have seen MANY, and NONE was inviting enough to make me read it. I just deleted it.

You should know that your CV is the FIRST and maybe the ONLY way the employer will meet you. If your CV looks dull, they see YOU as dull. if it looks ordinary, they see you as ORDINARY. If it is not done excellently, they YOU are not excellent. And if they are mistakes, then YOU are not a meticulous person.

P.S: I'm writing this for everyone to see, not just chimeluiz. Because I am tired of seeing people cry about unemployment when I travel around the country, working with several companies and I see jobs everywhere I go, but people do not want to invest enough time, energy and money to prepare and present themselves the right way. YOUR CV IS A SUMMARY OF YOUR LIFE. INVEST TIME TO HAVE A GREAT ONE!

Secondly, the content. Don't tell them your "duties", "responsibilities" and "activities" in your previous engagements. NO BODY CARES!!
Tell them the[b] RESULTS[/b] of those duties the DISCIPLINES or SACRIFICES that went into them, the ACCOMPLISHMENTS or ACHIEVEMENTS gotten afterward. That's what matters! Especially if it is explained in MONETARY TERMS.

For instance, most people say things on their CV like, "Repaired damaged printer". THAT IS DUUUUUULL! INFACT, VERY VERY DULL. Why? Employers don't care about that. What they want to know is how much more money can I make by hiring you! [/i]Think like an employer!

Instead of that, you can say, "I saved N170,000 for my company by working 2-hours extra for 4 days to repair our damaged printer" NOW YOU ARE TALKING! You see the difference?

Which employer on earth can ignore someone who did that? That's compelling! THEY WILL CALL YOU, IF YOU WRITE YOUR CVS LIKE THIS. EVEN IF THERE IS NO ADVERT. (aka. WHO NO LIKE BETTER THING?)

Listen to this: [/b]EMPLOYERS NEED PEOPLE THAT CAN HELP THEM MAKE MORE MONEY OR SAVE MORE MONEY - NOT SOMEONE TO PAY SALARY.

This is just a simple tip. They are so many more. I have written an ebook to show you everything you need to know from finding the direct email address of employers, to crafting compelling CVs that "forces" employers to call you, to creating a professional LinkedIn page and to contacting employers directly. And of course it is not free. It sells for N2,000.

No matter what people tell you my dear jobseekers, this is the real truth: [b][i]Whatever you will not personally spend your time and money on is not important to you.
If you are not willing to invest just N2,000 (which you spend weekly on recharge cards) to buy ONE ebook that will put you before any employer, then you are joking - seriously joking. Getting a job is not yet important to you. Continue waiting.

For those who might be serious. Visit www.transtudentworld.com/jobhelp/ebook-order to see how you can get a copy, and start earning a salary from the company you want. It's not compulsory. Only for those who are serious.

Last two weeks, a CORPER bought a copy, read it, re-created her CV (I decided to personally help her with it because I saw her determination), built a professional LinkedIn page, found the direct email address of the HR Manager at KPMG, and sent a DIRECT message to them. She has done the test privately last week (she was the only one invited for it) and has been asked to come for an interview.

Question: Was there any advert? No. Did she know anyone in KPMG? No. Did she have to invest some time, energy and money? Yes.

The choice is yours. Remain unemployed or get the ebook: www.transtudentworld.com/jobhelp/ebook-order

All the best.
PS: I will not be replying any comments here anymore. So don't bother asking me questions. Everything has been answered in the ebook. I would be glad answer question you may have after you have read it. Thanks for understanding.

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Career / Re: See This Crazy, Uncommon Way To Apply For Jobs That Actually Works!!!c by busybenson: 2:58pm On Aug 24, 2014
iamskiigii: Sounds super easy! Help me!!

Hi, did you check out the link I put in there? I lot of what you'd need is explained there.

Check it out: www.transtudentworld.com/jobhelp
Career / See This Crazy, Uncommon Way To Apply For Jobs That Actually Works!!!c by busybenson: 6:22pm On Aug 23, 2014
Guys! Forget about waiting for job adverts online or in newspapers – and forget about sending CVs to external recruiters! Those things hardly ever work. Isn't that why many people are still unemployed? Wake up!!!

If you are waiting for job opportunities or vacancies to come to you, you may never get a good job. You have to take charge, be bold, think differently and go get the job yourself!! Because you don’t see any advert does not mean the company isn't hiring. You have to find a way to get inside and convince them to hire you! So stop wasting time!!!

Here's an unusual way to to apply for jobs that actually works. It's common sense

Let's say you want to work in MTN as a Customer Service Personnel. All you really have to do to get noticed by your employer is:
1. Find the person who is directly in charge of hiring within MTN - not outside MTN. He/She is the one who determines whether you're called for an interview or not.
2. Get that person’s name and direct official email address. With your phone and internet, you can find almost anything because until your application gets to this person's mail. YOU ARE OUT!
3. Create a catchy and compelling CV that “forces” them to call you. Most normal or modern CVs are boring as hell and trashed in less than 3 secs without being read!
4. Build a professional LinkedIn profile where they can find you. Don't you know that employers research you if they get your application? If you don't have a superb LinkedIn profile, you are gone!
5. Then send the hiring manager a direct message even from your room! It’s that easy!!

No need to go through dishonest external recruiters. You can apply directly to the Hiring Manager and if you say the right things, you’ll get called for an interview before the job is ever advertised. This is so real.

To learn more about how you can do this and get hired quickly, visit: www.transtudentworld.com/jobhelp

All the best.
Jobs/Vacancies / See This Crazy, Unusual Way To Apply For Jobs That Actually Works!!! by busybenson: 6:06pm On Aug 23, 2014
Guys! Forget about waiting for job adverts online or in newspapers – and forget about sending CVs to external recruiters! Those things hardly ever work. Isn't that why many people are still unemployed? Wake up!!!

If you are waiting for job opportunities or vacancies to come to you, you may never get a good job. You have to take charge, be bold, think differently and go get the job yourself!! Because you don’t see any advert does not mean the company isn't hiring. You have to find a way to get inside and convince them to hire you! So stop wasting time!!!

Here's an unusual way to to apply for jobs that actually works.

Let's say you want to work in MTN as a Customer Service Personnel. All you really have to do to get noticed by your employer is:

1. Find the person who is directly in charge of hiring within MTN - not outside MTN. He/She is the one who determines whether you're called for an interview or not.

2. Get that person’s name and direct official email address. With your phone and internet, you can find almost anything because until your application gets to this person's mail. You are out!

3. Create a catchy and compelling CV that “forces” them to call you. Most normal or modern CVs are boring as hell and trashed in less than 3 secs without being read!

4. Build a professional LinkedIn profile where they can find you. Don't you know that employers research you if they get your application? If you don't have a superb LinkedIn profile, you are gone!

5. Then send them the hiring manager a direct message even from your room! It’s that easy!!

No need to go through dishonest external recruiters. You can apply directly to the Hiring Manager and if you say the right things, you’ll get called for an interview before the job is ever advertised. This is real.

To learn more about how you can do this and get hired quickly, visit: www.transtudentworld.com/jobhelp

All the best.

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NYSC / Get Jobs DIRECTLY From Employers -- For Serious Job Seekers ONLY by busybenson: 8:05am On Aug 03, 2014
To get a good job fast and ahead of the crowd, stop applying through external recruiters, or online jobs except you want to be disappointed again and again, and be broke for many months. Isn't that why you still don't have a job?

You need to know how to find and DIRECTLY contact the specific person in charge of employment WITHIN the companies you'd like to work in with a compelling message and eye-catching CV that [i]"forces" [/i]them to call you even if you have no relevant experience.

Visit www.transtudentworld.com/how-to-get-a-job to learn how you can do just that and get hired quickly.

P.S: If you're unserious or enjoy being unemployed, please DON'T visit the link! It's strictly for Serious Job Seekers please.

Career / How To Get Jobs DIRECTLY From Employers -- For Serious Job Seekers ONLY by busybenson: 7:56am On Aug 03, 2014
READ THIS CAREFULLY AND ACT WISELY

To get a good job fast and ahead of the crowd, stop applying through external recruiters, or online jobs except you want to be disappointed again and again, and be broke for many months. Isn't that why you still don't have a job?

You need to know how to find and DIRECTLY contact the specific person in charge of employment WITHIN the companies you'd like to work in with a compelling message and eye-catching CV that "forces" them to call you even if you have no relevant experience.

Visit www.transtudentworld.com/how-to-get-a-job to learn how you can do just that and get hired quickly.

P.S: If you're unserious or enjoy being unemployed, please DON'T visit the link! It's strictly for Serious Job Seekers please.

Career / How To Get A Job Without Applying Like Everyone Else by busybenson: 3:45am On Jul 31, 2014
Hi there,

I suppose you clicked this post because of the catchy title. But beyond that, my guess is that you are either unemployed right now or you're unsatisfied with your present job and so wanted to check if this "catchy title" can help you, right? Yes it will. Now pay close attention.

Today's job market is a living nightmare. So if you want to get a good job, you really have to standout from others. You have to stop thinking like a 'job seeker' and start thinking like an 'employer'. Let me explain what I mean with a question:

When employers need to hire a secretary for example, what do you think they do first? Advertise it? Announce it? Tell the public? NO WAY!!
That is the LAST thing they consider. Here's what they actually do in the correct order:

1. They try to recall if they have come across a secretary before or someone who has the skill. If they find, that person is contacted directly. No public announcement. No adverts.
2. Secondly, they ask friends and colleagues to recommend a secretary. Again, if they find, he/she is contacted directly. No advert is made.
3. Thirdly, they search on social media, especially on LinkedIn for people who have the needed secretarial skills. If they find, that person is contacted directly. Again, no public announcement is made.
4. Lastly, if they couldn't find anyone using steps 1-3 (which is very rare), then they pay to place adverts on job sites and in newspapers

So. Did you notice anything? The typical 'job seeker' is looking for job adverts, job vacancies, job openings - he is at step 4 while 85% of jobs are taken in steps 1-3 without adverts. Think like an employer! EMPLOYERS DON'T LIKE STEP 4. They don't like to go through the stress of sorting thousands of good, bad and ugly applications they'd get when they advertise. Moreover, that is the only step where they have to spend lots of money to hire you.

THAT IS WHY THE BEST JOBS ARE NEVER ADVERTISED. NEVER EVEN MENTIONED, YET PEOPLE ARE TAKEN. HOW?? THEY ARE IN STEPS 1-3.

So if you're not within steps 1-3, then you are lost in the crowd and may never get a good job. When a company needs 20 people, 17 would ALREADY have been hired using steps 1-3 before adverts are placed for the remaining 3. That is how it works from an employer's perspective.

Think like an employer! Now, I'm sure you'll say it is because they know people within the company who referred them - but that only places them on step 2! But think about this:

What if you can find and contact the Hiring Manager or even the CEO of ANY company DIRECTLY with a compelling message and CV that shows you're perfect for their company and "forces" them to call you?

Where will that place you? STEP 1! That means you will standout from the large unemployment crowd and get good jobs BEFORE they are ever advertised. I have worked at Exxon Mobil and now at Deloitte, and was hired directly by the top management without any form of advert.

This is how to get a job without applying like everyone else. Apply directly to the top management and make them want to meet with you.

So I recently decided to write an article and an eBook to help you do the same. If you are serious about getting the jobs you want, and living the kind of life you want, then this is your ONLY answer. Please click the link below to check it out.

www.transtudentworld.com/how-to-get-a-job

Thanks for reading.

Godwin Benson

PS: If you have questions, feel free to ask me here, BUT please don't ask me any question until you have read the article in that link. If not, I may not respond. Once again, it is www.transtudentworld.com/how-to-get-a-job

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