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Friday, January 30, 2015


Dressing should be done to create a successful impact to both your boss, colleagues and your staff members. You can have a personal style of dressing, but make sure that the style you have represents you well and creates a good and impressive image of you. Always look your best through your dressing. Whether you are already working, or you have been invited for a job interview there is work dressing tips to make you look outstanding and classy to both work and in your personal life.
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Burton 2 Piece Light Blue Pastel Skinny Fit Suit        Kilgour Navy Wool Suit
Suits have a way of making a man look bold and more handsome, especially well cut suits. This is because they help to flatter your physique through the broadened shoulder and tight waist. With a suit, you can step into a work area looking good and you find yourself getting attention from everybody and then confidence has been built.  
For this style and confidence to be built, your suit should fit you well enough. The best way to check that you are with the right size is to check that the top button is placed above your navel. Also focus on the on the jacket sleeves. Chris gill, the author of the post mens-style-advice-for-job-interviews said that, ‘the jacket should finish where the base of your thumb meets your wrist. If your suit in its current form leaves one or both of these boxes unticked, then you’ll want to hotfoot it to your tailor – these are easy adjustments that don’t cost the earth, but they will make a huge difference to your overall appearance’.
 Colour also matters because the colour you choose can determine your expression and the

 kind of occasion for it. If you’re interviewing for a corporate job in a sector such as finance, 

you’ll want to make sure you keep your look sleek, polished and, most of all, industry-

appropriate. With this in mind, a grey suit makes for a good first port of call.
For a fool-proof outfit, team your suit with a sharp, white button-down shirt and grey tie that’s a few shades lighter/darker for a sleek, tonal appearance. Those wanting to go the extra mile, consider placing a straight fold, simple hand rolled white pocket square into your breast pocket, if you feel it’s appropriate.

But then again, not all workplaces require suits to be worn. Creative industries or companies like media and advertising practioners are examples, they always have lesser numbers of suit wearing staff members. They mostly wear colour and print matching clothes and sometimes casuals. If you are going for the first time, you can go for coporate seperates like the image below. This is so as not to get uncomfortable and stiff among the other colleagues.
Reiss Sontag B Slim-fit Blazer Burgundy    Reiss Pollock Spotted Shirt Blue
                                                  Huntsman Cream Slim-fit Cotton-twill Trousers


When we go for job interviews, we are often asked mostly about our strength and weaknesses. Some answer the question well, while others do not. One thing you should know is that there are things that you can turn from weakness to strength, which is for the job you are not fully qualified to do.
But are there actual weaknesses that you can easily turn into strengths, deficiencies you can overcome? And what would that mean for your career? Could you round out weak spots enough to even land a job you're not entirely qualified for?
While in other aspects or field, it is easy to and often advised to hide your weak point for people not to see, but in business you are allowed to have weaknesses and can turn them into strengths. That can only be done when you realize that weaknesses can be made strong and to also know what your weaknesses are.
Knowing your weaknesses will help you to find the solution to them, some of the solutions can be; Taking lessons on what you do not know, it can be formal classes or self lectures, which involves buying books on the subject and making time to study them.
Having started the lessons, start practicing. You can do that by having conversations with people whom you feel are experts in that subject. Practicing in areas where you are weak is a sure way to improvement.
Read what Ryan wrote in her post How To Get A Job You’re Not Qualified For, ‘ Ever wonder what happened when you interview for a job you're fully qualified for, but it goes to someone who doesn’t seem to be qualified at all? How’d that person get the job when he had none of the qualifications listed in the job ad?
That applicant figured out the business pain point that is seldom, if ever, mentioned in the job ad, and then how to address it. [He] wrote a compelling letter, first… He went to the job interview. He didn't talk about how he met each of the requirements on the job ad. [He] had none of the qualifications.
He asked questions instead. He asked probing questions to learn more about the business pain. By doing so, this less-qualified person  soon learned that the hiring managers needed something different from what was listed in the job ad, and perhaps someone surprising traditional for the role.
Know this, that what you see on the surface of a job interview ad might not really be what is inside of it. Hiring personnel might really need someone different for a job position than what  is on the job ad. So try not to relent at any job interview you see, remember that finding your weakness on certain requirements and knowing how to solve it is key to finding a job that you feel is beyond your reach.


Thursday, January 29, 2015


The skill gap is real, according to the CEO of a company that studies the labor market, but some employers are making it worse by asking for more training than most employees need.
Matthew Sigelman, CEO of Burning Glass Technologies, spoke Wednesday at the Kansas Workforce Summit. His company analyzes job markets by collecting millions of job postings and resumes, looking for inefficiencies and gaps between skills workers have and those employers want.
Problems matching workers and companies stem from incorrect information and assumptions on multiple sides, Sigelman said: workers and the agencies that train them often don’t understand what employers actually need, and companies ask for credentials that may not actually show workers have the right skills.
States need to look most at how those problems apply to middle-skill jobs — those that require something more than a high school diploma but less than a four-year degree — Sigelman said. In 2014, employers posted 73,298 middle-skill jobs in Kansas, and more than 50 percent of them were in relatively high-paying areas such as health care, technical sales and information technology, he said.
Middle-skill jobs apparently were difficult to fill in many fields, since most categories had an average time to fill a job of 40 days or more, Sigelman said. Subfields like production jobs in the aerospace industry had an even more difficult time because many potential workers weren’t trained on the specific skills needed to make the airplane parts commonly assembled in Kansas, he said.
“If employers are starved for talent, that is a threat to the future of the aerospace industry in Kansas,” he said.
Another example is medical coding, Sigelman said. There is strong job growth in that field and many people have gone through training programs, but if the program doesn’t allow them to earn one of two relevant certificates, they aren’t employable.
“There’s a pipeline (of employees), but it’s leaking,” he said.
On the other hand, what employers ask for in their job postings doesn’t always reflect what workers need to do the job, Sigelman said. Employers are asking for applicants to have a bachelor’s degree when they didn’t require one in the past, and often it isn’t due to a need for more specific knowledge — employers were using it as a “proxy” for whether employees had foundational skills like writing and problem-solving, and consequently were having trouble finding workers, he said. That phenomenon is sometimes called “degree inflation,” because like financial inflation, it requires a person to have more and more to reach a desired result.
“Often we found the jobs that require a degree and those that don’t, the work’s no different,” he said. “The very folks that are driving this — the folks that are putting these credentials in their job postings — are getting hurt.”
Sigelman likened it to a person walking into a grocery store to buy 30 pounds of a rare fish for a party and being told it wasn’t available, let alone in that quantity. Employers need to recognize that if they want many applicants with specific skills, they need to work on making sure people in training programs know about that need, he said.
“You don’t stand there and say there’s a fish gap,” he said. “You could have had all the fish you wanted if you called ahead.”
That means schools and workforce development agencies need to respond to demand and train students for jobs where they can make a good salary and move up, but also point out when employers aren’t being realistic, Sigelman said. Often, employers and trainers can reach a solution when they agree on a credential that covers most or all of the relevant skills but doesn’t require a four-year commitment, he said.
“Where the credentials exist that have currency to employers, the pathway is there. The degree inflation goes away,” he said.
Megan Hart 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


This is a question that I feel should be in the minds of many job seekers today  because just searching for your dream job might not really land you that job that you need. Having other form of training is really good for job seekers today, not just to for the learning sake but also to gain knowledge and a wider opportunity to catch a job. You can receive training on wider aspects of your same field as well as receive training on another field. The article below was culled from, and it is all about job seekers getting trained to improve their learning goal orientation and having opportunities to get a new job. Read below and think well about what you think about it. Reply on what you think about it. Is focusing on the learning going to fetch you a good job?
ARTICLE:                                                                                                                                       Having the right attitude—a focus on learning from the job-seeking process—leads to more success in landing a dream job, according to new research.
“Attitude means a lot,” says Daniel Turban, a professor of management at the University of Missouri Trulaske College of Business.
“In our study, we found that job seekers who have a ‘learning goal orientation’ or a natural disposition to learn from every situation[s] in life, tend to be more successful in achieving their career goals. We also found that this disposition is not just influenced by genetics; it can be acquired.”
In the study, Turban and Serge da Motta Veiga, lead author of the study, focused on college seniors who were currently in the job-search process. Turban and da Motta Veiga surveyed approximately 120 individuals at different points during the job-seeking process.


People who had a strong learning goal orientation (LGO) reacted to failures by putting more intensity into the search process compared to job seekers who had a low LGO.
Additionally, when the process was going well, individuals with a high LGO maintained or slightly increased their intensity, while those who had a low LGO decreased their intensity.
“It’s not that people with a high LGO have less stress, but they deal with the stress better than others,” Turban says. “With the right amount of stress, individuals with a high LGO increased their intensity, and as a result, were more successful with reaching their goals. We always think stress is bad, but that’s not the case. Feeling a moderate amount of stress can be very motivating.”


Turban and da Motta Veiga also say that it’s not just about genetics. People with a low LGO can learn techniques or behaviors to help them improve their LGO so they handle stress and failures better.
Turban and da Motta Veiga say that it’s best when job seekers spend time reflecting on how they are doing. The more intentional job seekers are about learning from the process, the more successful they are likely to be in their job searches, Turban say“Job seekers can be trained to improve their LGO,” da Motta Veiga says. “Such training could help them realize that the stress and failure they experience while searching for a job is not a bad thing, but instead represents an opportunity to learn from the process and determine how they can be successful at it.”
And finally when you have come to a conclusion to seek for training that can help land you that good job, log onto and register your CV there to get both a job alert and alert for  available training facilities. See? offers job seekers an avenue for getting a job as well as making available good places for training and learning. All these services are free of charge for you. So why hesitate, hurry now  and register your CVs online with careergong at 


Good morning people...... this is a good and thoughtful article by Dan Steininger which talks about youths starting a business. It is a form of encouragement for the government and organisations to help the young people in establishing small businesses for themselves. So cool for both young and old people. Read article below and comment on what you think about it.
 The world belongs to the young when it comes to starting new businesses. Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook, and other Silicon Valley entrepreneurs introduce one more exciting social networking platform after another to obtain dazzling valuations in the billions of dollars.
Locally, we read about start-up weekends when scores of young people create exciting new apps with so much hype. All of that has to be good for the economy, right?
Unfortunately, the reality is just the opposite. According to The Wall Street Journal, a recently released Federal Reserve report showed that people under the age of 30 who own private businesses had reached a 24-year low.
In fact, the proportion of young adults who start a business each month dropped in 2013 to the lowest level in 17 years, according to the Kauffman Foundation.
What is particularly troubling is that the decline in young entrepreneurs is part of a broader drop in private business ownership over the past 25 years. Robert E. Litan of the Brookings Institute reported "new firms as a portion of all firms fell by nearly half between 1978 in 2011."
The plunge in business ownership captured by the Fed survey is, according to John Davis of the Harvard Business School, a "worrisome trend for the entire U.S. economy."
The average net worth of households under 30 has fallen by 40% since 2007. More than half of 18- to 29-year-olds reported one or more financial problems in the past year, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center. Starting a business takes personal financial resources, and without savings to draw on, it gets more challenging for anyone to start a business, according to Karen Mills, senior fellow at the Harvard Business School and former head of the Small Business Administration.
The question is what to do about it?
Here are some suggestions for Wisconsin policy-makers in government and business that could dramatically increase the number of new businesses started.
■Begin by recognizing that starting a new business is very challenging and that it is unrealistic to expect a young, inexperienced adult, who does not have the financial resources, network or business savvy, to accomplish that feat. He or she must defy the odds.
■Let's focus our resources instead on those new entrepreneurs starting businesses who have a track record of success in the private sector. Wisconsin's Small Business Development Centers (SBSCs) are ideally suited to helping entrepreneurs start and grow existing businesses. Organizations such as the Wisconsin Womens Business Initiative Corp. and BizStarts Milwaukee evaluate the most realistic entrepreneurs and give them the resources to succeed.
■Our larger corporations should take into account the trend of corporate venturing. Those companies possess patents frequently identified by venture funds, which could support start-ups. Companies could be built around those new disruptive technologies. Backing employees to start businesses would be a good way to leverage their intellectual capital and human talent to not only create new businesses, but derive revenues for their corporations by retaining an interest in the company. Locally, entrepreneurs such as Andy Neuenmacker of EMS Systems and Randy Spaulding of Spaulding Clinical Research are prime examples of entrepreneurs who leveraged their experience at GE Healthcare before starting their own businesses.
■Major corporations could establish venture funds to invest in promising start-ups in Wisconsin. American Family Insurance of Madison has launched such an effort under the leadership of Dan Reed and others should follow his example. Wisconsin is way behind the curve. Last year, corporations operated 1,100 venture funds in the U.S., a 43% jump from 2010, according to the industry tracker Global Corporate Venturing.
■ Our academic institutions, both universities and community colleges, could expand their offerings to offer basic boot camps in entrepreneurship for older adults. A model of this is run by Russ Roberts from the Waukesha County Technical College. There, entrepreneurs learn the basics of starting a business.
■Our existing growing clusters in water, food and beverage, energy and medical devices are exciting and very promising. Creating new disruptive technology does not translate into a profitable company. Starting a successful business requires a different set of skills, and there's little recognition. There needs to be a huge level of support and different human resources to launch a company. Manpower's Right Management is currently exploring a role in that space. It could be a game changer.
Our state needs to focus on these great opportunities if we want to dramatically increase the number of new businesses — the source of most new jobs.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Outline And Draft Your Question
When you want to conduct an interview for a particular job position, you already know what exactly is required of that position. What you should do now is to know the kind of questions you are to ask your interviewee, all you need to do is to compile those questions, cross check and make sure they are the right questions. If you need inspiration for the questions, look at your top performers and know what they have in common, their resourcefulness, and accomplishment for working in your company as well as the roles they hold. The answers will help you create criteria and enable you to construct relevant questions.

Create A Comfortable Atmosphere
At the interview, try to create a comfortable platform between you and your interviewee. This is because candidates find job interviews stressful for fear of the unknown; they tend to be nervous about absolutely everything including what to wear, what the interviewer will be like, and the kind of questions to be asked. Know that when people are stressed they do not perform well, so try to calm them down by telling them in advance the topics you’d like to discuss so they can prepare. Be willing to meet the person at a time that’s convenient to him or her. And explain your organization’s dress code. Your goal is to “make them comfortable” so that you have a productive, professional conversation.

Involve Other People But A Few People
When organizing an interview, take a few people with you. This is because employing is one very big decision you need to make and thus, it is important to seek counsel from others.  It can be an average of three people who would have an absolute idea of how to hire the best people for the position. Why involving a few people is important is not just because of the fact that you need help in making a decision but also the limited number of people will help to reduce the tension of the interviewee. If the people around are more, the candidate will be more scared, but the reduced number will make the person more comfortable.   

Check For Competency And Quality
It is advisable to budget like two hours for the first interview, that amount of time will enable you to really assess the person’s competency and potential. During that period, look for signs of the candidate’s curiosity, insight, engagement, and determination. Ask the candidate how he learns and for his thoughts on where your industry is going. No one can predict the future, but you want someone who is thinking about it every day.

Ask Solution Finding Question
Questions like “what are your weaknesses?” are good questions, but they irrelevant based on your job interview. Instead of asking that, you should focus on reality based questions that can create solutions to problems. Ask your interviewee what he/she would do in a certain situation and know what know what their response will be like.  If you’re looking for an executive who will need to influence a large number of people over whom he won’t have formal power, ask: “Have you ever been in a situation where you had to persuade other people who were not your direct reports to do something? How did you do it? And what were the consequences?”

Introduce The Job
If the meeting is going well and you believe that the candidate is worth wooing, spend time during the second half of the interview selling the role and the organization. If you focus too much on selling at the beginning, it’s hard to be objective. But once you’re confident in the candidate, tell the person why you think he or she is fit for the job. Bear in mind that the interview is a mutual screening process. Make the process fun. Ask them if there’s anyone on the team they'd like to meet.

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careergong: HAVING A MENTOR CAN BOOST YOUR BUSINESS: You might be starting a business for the first time, or you may have been into the business for a long time. Whether you are into any of t...


You might be starting a business for the first time, or you may have been into the business for a long time. Whether you are into any of these, it is important that you have good mentors who can help you, this is because they are always there to help advise you whenever you need help. Since finding a problem is quite difficult, you need someone else to look at your business from an external point of view to help you know what the problem is.Those who succeed on their own terms often cite the value of good mentors as one of the most important factors behind their success. 
While an independent spirit, confidence and a thick skin are essential components of any successful entrepreneur, having the humility to recognise when you need help and looking to your peers for support can be equally important for any small business owner. Failure to recognise this could be damaging to your business.The value of a good mentor does not just apply to young people in the early days of their entrepreneurial careers. 
Mentors help you to determine if you are spending your marketing budget effectively, if you should still be doing those tasks yourself or is it time to get an assistant, where else you should be saving money. Nobody can be expert in all these or give them their full attention all the time so it’s vital to take advantage of whatever help is on offer; from friends or colleagues, trade groups or even their suppliers
Mentoring is also a great way of providing accountability for entrepreneurs, a group of people generally not accountable to anyone except themselves. Regular meetings over coffee or lunch create structure, ensuring that a lot of those big picture tasks that you struggle with are actually written down and completed on time.
Now that you know this, finding the right mentor is the next step you should take. While finding that person, think of how you ensure that you find ways of making your relationship strong and reliable. The structure and accountability that mentors provide give entrepreneurs a chance to refocus on the things that really matter to their business, but in order to maintain a good relationship it is vital that both sides understand the boundaries that should exist between the two. Always remember that mentors are not there to do all your work for you, they are only your adviser on general issues.
While you are making a mentor for yourself, know that you can also be a mentor to your fellow entrepreneur.

Monday, January 26, 2015


It has become a normal knowledge that when you go for an interview and you do not make it that is the end for you in that company. But think about it: If you've made it to the final rounds of an interview process, you've clearly impressed the hiring manager and having spent several hours discussing your work experience, skills, and goals, you've built a professional and good relationship. You can use this person as a tool in your ongoing job hunt in other positions. Try this and see how it works.
1. Make Your Interview Process A Good One
Every stage of the hiring process is an opportunity to make your best impression. So get started, make your CV and application letter very creative so that you can stand out among others and get noticed. You get called upon, maybe it’s because of your interesting CV or because it is your turn. Just put a smile on that face and approach them well.
When you are asked tactical questions, answer it with so much knowledge and tactics. You get to find out that your ideas can be taken and appreciated. But on the long run, you might not get taken because of reason best known to them

2. Make Positive Impression

You always hear that your network is a critical piece of your job search, because your network is made up of people who believe in you. This same thing is applicable to the person who you have won over and have made the person to believe in your activities but you are not applying for the right job position for you. Now you have made that person to know your abilities both in writing, thinking and talking as well as how you like to follow rules. He might even get to praise you for everything from your CV to your application letter. Tell you also of how effective you are in performing a job. You can be aware now that the person can help you career wise,, and so start following the person up.
To be clear, if you follow up with someone who hasn’t told you he believes in you, you're wasting your time as well as his, and can easily cross into nuisance territory. It would be downright awkward to try to call upon an interviewer as a trusted connection if you never established a connection beyond setting a date and time for the interview.

3. Follow Up                                                 

 That. But if you still have prospect of working with them, reply them with a thank you message telling them of how you enjoyed your interview session with them and how you liked knowing about their company. You could also ask them if there is any other opportunity. Make it short and simple to see how it works.
You get to find out at the end that the CEO or the head of recruitment for the company will talk on your behalf about the other job post available. At the end, you should say thank you to both the person who helped you as well as your new employer.
Always know that every opportunity is a networking opportunity, and every job interview can lead to a job, even if it’s not the one you applied for. So put your best foot forward, and if you know someone is in your corner, ask him to help. is a website which is capable of helping you to get your dream job. Log onto and go to the job seekers menu, register as one and you can receive as many messages based on your area of focus for job interview. 


It is very obvious these days how people prefer going into self employed jobs than getting a degree program. This is mostly because of the high unemployment rate among graduates, but a lot of people can agree to the fact that the true value of higher education is in the skills and lessons a student picks up along the way. One area in which the concept seems to be particularly applicable these days is in entrepreneurship. Getting a job these days is so difficult and a promotion is even worse to get, making young people agree to the fact that starting up a business or company is better off than getting a job from an existing one.
Now this fact has brought a lot of doubt in the mind of so many unemployed graduates and job seekers because they may feel that getting degree programs might not be necessary for them. When you want to apply for a job, owning a CV is necessary because it showcases your skills and qualifications, but it is not necessary when starting a business. Despite these, having academic certificate is important because it will help to upgrade your leadership level.
Also, getting a degree programme helps these job seekers and graduates to get professional direction and guidance as to what they want to do and this cannot be obtained when you do not obtain the degree program. This would really go a long way for helping business starters.
Going through a university or graduate programme also helps you with the knowledge of teaching your junior staff members on how to carry themselves when working. This will help you to be treated as in a professional manner. This can also help you to get professional contact, attend conferences, etc. This helps you to make a good impression on clients and business associates.
During degree training programs, students are always being encouraged to develop confidence in them, and know how to handle any situation they find themselves in. By the time they have graduated, they get to find out that they are experts in that aspect. They become their own professionals and this is not applicable to those who did not get these programmes.
Students going through graduate programmes know about good productivity habits, they also know how to build their connections around positive people and learn from the successes and failures of other people.
These skills can be learned outside of these degree programmes, but prospective entrepreneurs and initiative will show you how important these degree programmes are. It is usually the skills that are gotten during your degree training that are mostly important in starting a business.

So with these, the importance of getting a degree programme is inevitable. Looking for places to get these programmes? is a good place, we make adverts for schools for both degree and post graduate programmes who need students to come for different courses. To check, log onto and click on the training facility and find the best school of your choice.Bottom of Form

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Whether you are a trainer or a recruiter, as far as you are into business one main thing you should know for your business to succeed is the knowledge of your customers. It doesn't just end there; you also need to find ways to satisfy their needs and answer them at the time that they need your services the most. Your business can only be successful if you listen to the needs of your customers as well as know how and when to please them.  In doing this you need to understand all that you need to do concerning customer service. Creating a customer service platform where people who need help for your services call or text and they get a reply immediately is one very good way to increase your brand and marketing.  Here are things to be done to improve your customer service program;
  • If a customer cannot recall a piece of information needed to receive assistance, make sure there are other routes to take. Make sure the other route is very effective and efficient. You could make them answer relevant info to know who they are.
  • Equip your customer service reps with advanced technology so that your customer doesn't get pissed off when trying to get to your company.
  • Make your technical instructions be so simple and easy to operate for your customer so they do not waste extra effort trying to get to you through your website or the phone. Provide the right support from the get-go in order to avoid additional support costs.
  • Let your website be easily navigable. Don’t think like a website designer, think like a customer.
  • Ensure that deleted information is backed up somewhere in case of a customer emergency.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Dear employer, one thing you should be aware of is the fact that there is skill gap and not skill deffeciency among job seekers today. Skill gap based on the fact that they have been trained in certain skills but these skills do not match the that of your company. To breach this, there is need to employ these people and then give them the basic training required to do their job well based on its requirements. It will not just serve as a benefit to the person, but will go a great deal to help and improve the persons ability to work diligently for the growth of your company. 

  1. Make the training to revolve around your business interest.These programs shouldn’t be about charity, but about creating value for your enterprise.
  2. Offer attractive pay to apprentices and offer each a “career ladder” to more challenging and better paying positions.
  3. Let each participant have a mentor to will help to give them organizational knowledge as well as providing support and guidance. These employees and their mentors will develop loyalty that can lead to employee satisfaction and retention.               
Building the skills of an employer is a powerful way for directors to help their organisations despite the growing problem in the country, it is an excellent way to do well by doing good.
When you have seen this, I am sure you will be more convinced about the idea of building your workers' skill. The problem now I believe should be the issue of finding a good training facility that will actualise the program to make your business more valuable. can make the services available to you, because there are lots of training facilities available to train your employers. All you need to do is to log onto to apply for training facilities.


Advertising today has really developed to more better and significant ways of creating attention. Gone are The days when companies could simply post an advertisement, paying no attention to employer brand or benefits of working for their company, and receive many qualified applicants.Today, people want to make applications for adverts that are well convincing and unique. This is why it is important that companies should go the extra mile when it comes to job advertisements. These are things to consider when creating attractive job adverts:


One of the most important things to consider when creating your job ad is the benefits your employers gain for working in your company. To know this, ask your employees why they work at your company.  Gather their opinions in a list, and decide which ones would be attractive in your job interview. 

You can also use rah same advert to promote your company services and culture Being able to provide to top talent all of the reasons why your company is a great place to work will give you a better chance for people to apply fromyour advertisement.


The answers your employers give you from the question you ask should help you know if there is an opportunity for your business to grow.If for some reason, you have not heard this mentioned, you need to stop and think about this very seriously.

Job seekers are looking for an actual career that will offer growth and challenge.  The opportunity to grow within a company and expand their knowledge and skills is something very valuable to job seekers.

If your company does not offer growth opportunities within, take some time to figure out how you can change this.  When your company provides growth opportunities to its employees, you will see better retention, happier employees, and other people itching to join your team.


When you are posting a job ad for your business, your key goal is attract the attention of job seekers. People go for more attractive n colorful things than dull things these days. Add some color or photos to your job ad.  Try changing the font from Times New Roman to a more loose and flowing font such as HVD Comic Serif.  You would be surprised what a huge difference changing the font can do to your job ad.

If you want to advertise your job, log onto to get good advert services and also be rest assured to get reliable and efficient employees. Your adverts are sure to be posted in favorable media to not just make available workers, but also to create a good brand name for your business services. 

Monday, January 19, 2015


Body language can speak volumes to recruiters about a candidate's confidence, enthusiasm and professionalism. Therefore, it is necessary to always be aware of the body language you make in a job interview. Always try as much as possible to comport yourself so that you do not pass  the wrong information to your interviewer. What follows are the most common - and often damaging -- body language mistakes hiring managers polled said candidates make on interviews.

10 biggest body-language mistakes people make that ruin job interviews and why they ruin;
 1.   Failing to make eye contact: This might indicate that you want to hide something from your interviewer, and they will feel that you are not trustworthy.

2.   Failing to smile: This might project you as a hostile person. It will also make the interview process a dull one.

3.   Playing with something, your hair, object, etc: This can portray you as an unserious person and your interviewer might be scared that you will not put serious efforts in your job.

4.   Fidgeting too much in seat: This portrays your lack of confidence in yourself.

5.  Crossing arms over chest/ having a bad posture: This portrays disinterest in the position and disregard for the interviewer.


It is important for every individual whether you are a student, school leaver, or an adult to plan your career. Planning a career is a continual process in order to learn and develop your skills. It helps you to think about your interests and values, explore your experiences, know how your work fits your personal life, etc. There are four steps which can help you in career planning and you can start in any step which is most relevant for you now. They are;

1. Know Yourself                                                               

Think about where you are now, where you want to be and how you're going to get there. After that, you can work on getting to know your skills, strengths, interests and values. This will help you to have a clearer idea of what you are doing and what you want to achieve. You can use this information about yourself as your personal wish list.

2. Find Out                                                                           

Find out and explore the occupations and learning areas that are of interest to you. Once you have some idea of your occupational preferences you can research the specific skills and qualifications required for those occupations. Then try to know how the skills match with the ones you find out, know your skills gap and how to find them. At the end of this step you will have a list of preferred occupations and/or learning options.

3. Make Decisions
  Compare the options you have and think about what suits you best at that point in time. Know also how your skills fit with the current labor market, weigh the advantage and disadvantage of your options and know the one that will help and that which will not. Also get to find out what you can do about it. At the end of this step you will have narrowed down your options and have more of an idea of what you need to do next to help you achieve your goals.


4. Take an Action

Make a plan on the steps you need to take an action. Use all you have learnt about your skills, interests and values together with the information you have gathered about the world of work to create your plan. Get to also find out how you can get help. At the end of this step, you will be able to find a plan to help you explore your options further e.g. work experience and a plan which sets out the steps to help you achieve your next learning or work goal. 
If you need more help, you can log onto to know more about how to know your skills as well as its gaps. It will also help to connect you to training facilities fill your gap and also provide job opportunities for you to work with.



It is not compulsory to get a job during attendance to a career fair, but it will give you an opportunity to get close to and connected to your dream job. This depends mainly on your level of experience and determination. A career fair maybe a good place to meet prospective employers, connect with HR personnel, and expand your network.

Here are a few tips to make the best use of career fairs.
1. Find Out The Companies Attending.
While you are at it, you can find out that you know some of the employers as well as get to know other companies that you never knew or had the opportunity to meet. You can choose whether or not to meet with them at the fair, but it helps to learn more about the participating companies, especially if you are exploring your options. See if they are offering positions that match your profile.
2. Make a List of Companies to Visit
It is important to do this, so that you know how to plan your movement on that day. Even if it is plenty on your list still move on with it. It helps to make a list of company booths you must absolutely visit and try to visit if time permits.
3. Prepare and Practice You Speech
You will not get a lot of time with the recruiter, you may hold up the line, so make every attempt to utilize the limited time you have by preparing an impressive speech. Know what differentiates you from the rest and understand your value proposition. In short, why they should hire you should be the main thing on your mind.
4. Dress Well                                              
Make sure you are smartly dressed in order to stand out among others, and carry yourself professionally because during the fair you may get to meet someone important.
5. Carry Plenty Copies Of Your CV
Make sure you have enough copies of your CV, at least enough to pass around to the companies you are interested in. Carry them smartly in a briefcase or a portfolio folder. Before you approach the booth of the recruiter, make sure you are able to easily access your resume to her instead of fumbling through your bag.
6. Make An Impressive Connection.
When you reach the table, make sure you smile pleasantly and talk properly with the recruiter. Ask questions to show your interest. If you notice that you are being interviewed on the spot, stay calm and handle the situation just as you would handle any other formal interview.
7. Collect Business Card.
Try to collect business cards from the employers at the booth but if it is not possible to get it there, wait till the end of the fair to reach out to the companies you want to apply for and ask for an email ID or phone number to connect further. Show your interest in the company by asking questions about the hiring steps. If they are not hiring for your profile, ask for the contact information of the hiring manager for your position. You may not always receive it, but it's worth a try.

8. Make Friends With And Talk To Other Candidates.
In addition to collecting business cards and talking to employees, talk to other candidates who have the same goal with you. It helps to make connections with them, and they can offer tips from their job search, insights into companies you want to apply to.

9. Connect With The Employers After The Fair.
Send thank-you notes or follow up with a personal call to thank the recruiter and express interest in the company. She will have met a number of candidates, but hopefully, you've made an impression. Whew doing this, refresh his/her memory about your profile and where you both met. Let her know that you are looking forward to hear more about the next steps and want to keep in touch

Friday, January 16, 2015


The holding company for the project is SmartCity Resorts Plc, an investment and infrastructure company dedicated to creating modern real estate and infrastructure projects that allows people to live, work and relax in more pleasant and productive ways. It has a technology based hub which is targeting like 50,000 direct jobs in the country in its first five years. It has also promised to increase economic diversification and moving Nigeria towards a knowledge-based economy. Promoters of the initiative, including the Federal Ministry of Communications Technology, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), and the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria ATCON, disclosed this in Lagos recently at a private presentation of the project to technology industry stakeholders.
Promoters of the SmartCity Innovation Hub described the project as a bold move to bring technology, government and society together in order to promote the culture of innovation and the competitiveness between allied businesses and knowledge-based institutions. It will be Nigerian equivalent of America’s Silicon Valley.
It will be cited within same locality as the Pan Atlantic University (PAU) and proposed developments such as Lekki Free Trade Zone, Lekki International Airport, Deep Seaport Project, and Dangote Petrochemical Project, the innovation hub is being developed on a 48 hectare land allocated by the Lagos State Government.
Chairman, SmartCity Resorts Plc, Sir Demola Aladekomo, said "the hub is an A-grade technology development infrastructure which will prime the local technology industry for global competitiveness, galvanizing it from crass consumerism towards innovation and world class manufacturing standards. Upon completion, it has the potential to create about 50,000 direct employments in its first five years.
Affirming this, Mr. Funmi Oshinfuye, who represented the Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, disclosed that the project aligns with the overarching vision of the ministry to transform Lagos State into a megacity through new urban developments that are eco-friendly and socially inclusive.

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