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26Sep 2014

Social media platforms are fast becoming a meeting point for job seekers to gain access to recruiters and hiring managers alike. In order for job seekers to use social media to their advantage they have to make a conscious effort to build symbiotic and not parasitic relationships on the platform. Unfortunately many do the latter […]

04Sep 2014

It is no longer news that the advent of the Internet and the World Wide Web has fundamentally altered the practice of learning. You can learn virtually anything today with an Internet enabled Smartphone or electronic device – all you need to know, is a Google search away. Technology has even made learning better with […]

01Aug 2014

Hello all, the wait is over

As “CORPORATE MISFIT: Lessons for Fresh Graduates” is now available for FREE DOWNLOAD. All you have to do is read till the end of this post for download instructions

Definition of a Misfit…

Noun: someone or something that doesn’t fit in, or that is different from the rest.

Who should Read Corporate Misfit?

Many fresh graduates in Nigeria fall into the class of individuals that this eBook is specifically meant for. It is my hope that many who come across it would benefit greatly by acting on the words contained therein.

Are you one of those that studied courses they were ‘given’ or ‘made’ to study and not one they chose? Do you often think you are a ‘Misfit’ and that you’ve reached the end of your job search? I have news for you; there is hope for you! Just make sure to get a copy of this eBook.

27Jul 2014

Few weeks back, my iPunch article titled ‘Fresh Graduates: Unemployed or Unemployable’ was published and I got quite a few emails and shout-out on it. I decided to do a sequel to that article and here it goes.

In my line of work as a recruiter, when I interview candidates, a question I often ask is, “What is your level of computer proficiency?” To this seemingly simple question, various shocking answers come up and the most ridiculous among them is, ‘I am good at browsing and I can chat on BBM.’

Unbelievable, right? Take it from me, when you interview people, expect the worst of answers, but never take it personal.

Back to the discussion. Is browsing the Internet and BlackBerry Messenger chats the same as computer proficiency? After all, how can you browse without a computer connected to the Internet? Follow me please. I’m trying to build a case here.

In today’s 21st century job market, it would be almost impossible to believe that job seekers would exist without having computer proficiency and hope to secure an employment opportunity. With technology changing quickly and constantly, employers worldwide are looking for tech-savvy job candidates for even non-tech related positions. The implication of this trend is that job seekers are required to have relatively strong tech backgrounds and skill sets to stay competitive.

Given the rapid pace at which technology is advancing, a smart job seeker is expected to evolve along with changing technological trend; otherwise, your job search may be dead on arrival!

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