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|Food / Re: Woman Sipping Pepper Soup With A Straw (Photo) by SirMustee(m): 5:32pm On Aug 07, 2018|
leave my aunty abeggi
let her enjoy herself naaaaa �
|Politics / Re: Ganduje's Reply To Hafiz Abubakar, His Deputy That Resigned To Join PDP by SirMustee(m): 5:30pm On Aug 07, 2018|
Gadunje is an elderly stateman .....
You all should know he's a Professor,
I Love his choice of words!
|Technology Market / Re: Buy Plasma, Lcd And Led Televisions For Affordable Pricein Lagos. by SirMustee(m): 12:20pm On May 14, 2018|
Can I get it delivered at Nasarawa state?
|Politics / Re: Lt. Mukhtar, A Soldier Killed In An Ambush By Boko Haram Members Yesterday by SirMustee(m): 5:11pm On Nov 16, 2016|
People Talk Rubbish.. ....
Rest in peace gallant Soldier
|Politics / Buhari Vs Dasuki!!!! by SirMustee(m): 2:55pm On Nov 15, 2016|
1985 Sambo Dasuki arrested Buhari his
Mother died while in Custody and now 2016
Buhari arrested and Jailed Sambo Dasuki
while his Father died Yesterday and Dasuki
remains in Kuje Prison yet.
My Brother this life is up and down, don't
cheat others they may be on top of you one
day, no one knows Tomorrow.
|Jokes Etc / Re: You Found Out Your Grandfather Turned Into this & Only You Can Turn Him Back by SirMustee(m): 9:06pm On Aug 06, 2016|
It's a blessing to me.. .
If I turn him back he will cause Më everyday! !==
|Fashion / Re: Mr. NAIRALAND Contest 2016 - Semi-final by SirMustee(m): 12:05pm On Aug 03, 2016|
I vote for Vizkiz
|Fashion / Re: Mr. Nairaland Contest 2016 - Elimination Round 2 by SirMustee(m): 5:58pm On Aug 02, 2016|
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|Fashion / Re: Mr. NAIRALAND Contest 2016 - Elimination Round 1 by SirMustee(m): 5:58pm On Aug 02, 2016|
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|Education / Re: ABU Zaria: One Of The Finest Universities In Nigeria (pics) by SirMustee(m): 2:15pm On Jul 24, 2016|
|Romance / Re: Your Girlfriend Cheats On You And Sends You This Money & Note by SirMustee(m): 10:11pm On Jul 20, 2016|
Twaci:Iffa hear. .. Continue cheating.. And supply more.. .
|Education / 29 Things You Should Never Include On Your Cv by SirMustee(m): 3:33pm On Jul 15, 2016|
If you don't get your CV right, it make landing your dream job an impossibility
Hiring managers receive an average of 75 CVs per position they post, according to CareerBuilder.com.
So they don't have the time or resources to review each one closely, and they spend approximately six seconds on their initial "fit/no fit" decision.
1. An objective.
If you applied, it's already obvious you want the job.
The exception: If you're in a unique situation, such as changing industries completely, it may be useful to include a brief summary.
2. Irrelevant work experiences.
Yes, you might have been the "king of making milkshakes" at the restaurant you worked for in high school. But unless you are planning on redeeming that title, it is time to get rid of all that clutter.
But as Alyssa Gelbard, career expert and founder of career-consulting firm Résumé Strategists, points out: Past work experience that might not appear to be directly relevant to the job at hand might show another dimension, depth, ability, or skill that actually is relevant or applicable.
Only include this experience if it really showcases additional skills that can translate to the position you're applying for.
3. Personal stuff
Don't include your marital status, religious preference, or Social Security number.
This might have been the standard in the past, but all of this information is now illegal for your employer to ask from you, so there's no need to include it.
4. Your hobbies
Employers don't care about your out-of-work hobbies
If it's not relevant to the job you're applying for, it's a waste of space and a waste of the company's time.
5. Blatant lies.
A CareerBuilder survey asked 2,000 hiring managers for memorable résumé mistakes, and blatant lies were a popular choice. One candidate claimed to be the former CEO of the company to which he was applying, another claimed to be a Nobel Prize winner, and one more claimed he attended a college that didn't exist.
Rosemary Haefner, chief human-resources officer at CareerBuilder, says these lies may be "misguided attempts to compensate for lacking 100% of the qualifications specified in the job posting."
But Haefner says candidates should concentrate on the skills they can offer, rather than the skills they can't offer.
"Hiring managers are more forgiving than job seekers may think," Haefner explains. "About 42% of employers surveyed said they would consider a candidate who met only three out of five key qualifications for a specific role."
6. Your age.
If you don't want to be discriminated against for a position because of your age, it's time to remove your graduation date, says Catherine Jewell, author of "New Résumé, New Career."
Another surprising way your résumé could give away your age: double spaces after a full stop.
7. Too much text
When you use a 0.5-inch margin and eight-point font in an effort to get everything to fit on one page, this is an "epic fail," says J.T. O'Donnell, a career and workplace expert, founder of career-advice site Careerealism.com, and author of "Careerealism: The Smart Approach to a Satisfying Career."
She recommends lots of white space and no more than a 0.8 margin.
8. Time off.
Employers don't want to hear about what you got up to in your time off
If you took time off to travel or raise a family, Gelbard doesn't recommend including that information on your résumé. "In some countries, it is acceptable to include this information, especially travel, but it is not appropriate to include that in the body of a résumé in the US."
If your employers want to speak to your references, they'll ask you. Also, it's better if you have a chance to tell your references ahead of time that a future employer might be calling.
If you write "references upon request" at the bottom of your résumé, you're merely wasting a valuable line, career coach Eli Amdur says.
10. Inconsistent formatting.
The format of your résumé is just as important as its content, says Amanda Augustine, a career-management expert.
She says the best format is the format that will make it easiest for the hiring manager to scan your résumé and still be able to pick out your key qualifications and career goals.
Once you pick a format, stick with it. If you write the day, month, and year for one date, then use that same format throughout the rest of the résumé.
11. Personal pronouns.
Your résumé shouldn't include the words "I," "me," "she," or "my," says Tina Nicolai, executive career coach and founder of Resume Writers' Ink.
"Don't write your résumé in the third or first person. It's understood that everything on your résumé is about you and your experiences."
12. Present tense for a past job.
Never describe past work experience using the present tense. Only your current job should be written in the present tense, Gelbard says.
13. A less-than-professional email address.
If you still use an old email address, like BeerLover123@gmail.com or CuteChick4life@yahoo.com, it's time to pick a new one.
It only takes a minute or two, and it's free.
14. Any unnecessary, obvious words.
Amdur says there is no reason to put the word "phone" in front of the actual number.
"It's pretty silly. They know it's your phone number." The same rule applies to email.
15. Headers, footers, tables, images, or charts.
These fancy embeddings will have hiring managers thinking, "Could you not?"
While a well-formatted header and footer may look professional, and some cool tables, images, or charts may boost your credibility, they also confuse the applicant tracking systems that companies use nowadays, Augustine tells Business Insider.
The system will react by scrambling up your résumé and spitting out a poorly-formatted one that may no longer include your header or charts. Even if you were an ideal candidate for the position, now the hiring manager has no way to contact you for an interview.
16. Your current business contact info.
Amdur writes at NorthJersey.com:
"This is not only dangerous; it's stupid. Do you really want employers calling you at work? How are you going to handle that? Oh, and by the way, your current employer can monitor your emails and phone calls. So if you're not in the mood to get fired, or potentially charged with theft of services (really), then leave the business info off."
17. Your boss' name.
Don't include your boss' name on your résumé unless you're OK with your potential employer contacting him or her. Even then, Gelbard says the only reason your boss' name should be on your résumé is if the person is someone noteworthy, and if it would be really impressive.
18. Company-specific jargon.
"Companies often have their own internal names for things like customized software, technologies, and processes that are only known within that organization and not by those who work outside of it," Gelbard says. "Be sure to exclude terms on your résumé that are known only to one specific organization."
19. Social media URLs that are not related to the targeted position.
Social media links are not relevant to job applications
Links to your opinionated blogs, Pinterest page, or Instagram account have no business taking up prime résumé real estate. "Candidates who tend to think their personal social media sites are valuable are putting themselves at risk of landing in the 'no' pile," Nicolai says.
"But you should list relevant URLs, such as your LinkedIn page or any others that are professional and directly related to the position you are trying to acquire," she says.
20. More than 15 years of experience.
When you start including jobs from before 2000, you start to lose the hiring manager's interest.
Your most relevant experience should be from the past 15 years, so hiring managers only need to see that, Augustine says.
On the same note, never include dates on education and certifications that are older than 15 years.
21. Salary information.
"Some people include past hourly rates for jobs they held in college," Nicolai says. This information is completely unnecessary and may send the wrong message.
Amy Hoover, president of Talent Zoo, says you also shouldn't address your desired salary in a résumé. "This document is intended to showcase your professional experience and skills. Salary comes later in the interview process."
22. Outdated fonts.
"Don't use Times New Roman and serif fonts, as they're outdated and old-fashioned," Hoover says. "Use a standard, sans-serif font like Arial."
Also, be aware of the font size, she says. Your goal should be to make it look nice and sleek — but also easy to read.
23. Fancy fonts.
Curly-tailed fonts are also a turn-off, according to O'Donnell. "People try to make their résumé look classier with a fancy font, but studies show they are harder to read and the recruiter absorbs less about you."
24. Annoying buzzwords.
CareerBuilder asked 2,201 US hiring managers: "What résumé terms are the biggest turnoffs?" They cited words and phrases such as, "best of breed," "go-getter," "think outside the box," "synergy," and "people pleaser."
Terms employers do like to see on résumés include: "achieved," "managed," "resolved," and "launched" — but only if they're used in moderation.
25. Reasons you left a company or position.
Candidates often think, "If I explain why I left the position on my résumé, maybe my chances will improve."
"Wrong," Nicolai says. "Listing why you left is irrelevant on your résumé. It's not the time or place to bring up transitions from one company to the next."
Use your interview to address this.
26. Your school grades
Once you're out of school, your grades aren't so relevant.
If you're a new university graduate and your grades were particularly high — it's OK to leave it.
27. A photo of yourself.
This may become the norm at some point in the future, but it's just weird — and tacky and distracting — for now.
28. Opinions, not facts.
Don't try to sell yourself by using all sorts of subjective words to describe yourself, O'Donnell says. "I'm an excellent communicator" or "highly organized and motivated" are opinions of yourself and not necessarily the truth. "Recruiters want facts only. They'll decide if you are those things after they meet you," she says.
29. Short-term employment.
Avoid including a job on your résumé if you only held the position for a short period of time, Gelbard says. You should especially avoid including jobs you were let go from or didn't like
|Romance / Re: Blackandwhite Picture Challenge! by SirMustee(m): 3:39pm On Jul 14, 2016|
Guys are left out..
|Romance / Re: Girl Is Looking For A Nigerian Husband With Salary Range: £70-100k by SirMustee(m): 3:21pm On Jul 14, 2016|
Who she be? Does her Father earn Half of that sef? This doesn't make sense.. She is just in need of attention
|Politics / Re: Buhari Arrives Gusau, Zamfara State by SirMustee(m): 5:58pm On Jul 13, 2016|
Wailers keep wailing.. .
|Romance / Re: Bad Pains When Having Sex?lil Hlp Here by SirMustee(m): 6:08am On Jul 13, 2016|
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|Politics / Re: Woman And Her 3 Children Dead In Zaria After Heavy Rain In Kaduna. Photos by SirMustee(m): 1:00pm On Jul 12, 2016|
All those commenting rubbish about the North, they have freedom of speech.. You tend to believe what you see... Try coming over to the North and experience a life before condemning it.. . Peace out.. .
|Romance / Re: What Do I Use In Kissing by SirMustee(m): 12:50am On Jul 10, 2016|
Fill in the gab.. ........
Don't you watch movies and see stuff like that?? ?
|Family / Re: "Sex On The First Date Led To This For Me" -Recently Married Woman Reveals. PICS by SirMustee(m): 1:56pm On Jul 09, 2016|
More of "sexmate" not "soulmate"
Thou she is Lucky! !!!!
|Celebrities / Re: Comedian Akpororo Apologizes To Kate Henshaw After Her Outburst by SirMustee(m): 5:34am On Jun 29, 2016|
A real man knows when to apologize n man Up.. . Thumbs up Akpororo
|Celebrities / Re: Yemi Alade In N2.5m Dress To BET Awards (Photo) by SirMustee(m): 12:22pm On Jun 27, 2016|
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|Islam for Muslims / Re: Nairaland Muslim Newbies: Introduce Yourselves Here by SirMustee(m): 4:44am On Jun 26, 2016|
Wa'alaykumul Salam ummey
.nice to meet you here.. .
|Fashion / Re: Miss Nairaland 2016 Grand Finale by SirMustee(m): 4:34am On Jun 26, 2016|
|Fashion / Re: Miss Nairaland 2016 Grand Finale by SirMustee(m): 1:37pm On Jun 25, 2016|
Yoruba lady speaking Hausa!!! !
|Fashion / Re: Miss Nairaland 2016 Grand Finale by SirMustee(m): 11:32am On Jun 25, 2016|
Simple & Steady
I vote for Lanicky
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|Dating And Meet-up Zone / Re: #Finals is on Front-page now#lanicky Is Her Moniker . by SirMustee(m): 8:45pm On Jun 24, 2016|
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|Islam for Muslims / Re: Nairaland Muslim Newbies: Introduce Yourselves Here by SirMustee(m): 11:04am On Jun 22, 2016|
Assalamu Alaikum Brothers and Sisters, Nice to join the Trend....
My Name is Muhammad Mustapha... From kaduna state!!
|Fashion / Re: Miss Nairaland Contest 2016 - Semi-final by SirMustee(m): 10:32am On Jun 22, 2016|
I vote Lanicky.
|Fashion / Re: Miss Nairaland Contest 2016 - Semi-final by SirMustee(m): 10:23am On Jun 22, 2016|
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|Fashion / Re: Miss Nairaland Contest 2016 - Elimination Round 1 by SirMustee(m): 12:11pm On Jun 20, 2016|
i vote Lanicky and
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|Romance / Re: Miss Nairaland Contest 2016 - Nomination & Verification Thread by SirMustee(m): 12:09pm On Jun 20, 2016|
i vote Lanicky and
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