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Ten Ways to Ruin a Job Interview

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Five – Ten minutes into a job interview can determine whether you get the job or not. We – HR professionals – don’t need more than that during any job interview. From the first question, we know if we are going to hire you.  Having a wonderful resume does not qualify you for a job, it qualifies you get an interview. Both ends needs to be taken cared of. You’ve sent out countless resumes and have finally been called in for a job interview. This is the point where you can make it or break it. If you perform well, you may finally get the job you’ve been looking for. Then again, if you commit one of these 10 ways to ruin an interview, you’ll be walking away with nothing to show for it. These do’s and don’ts should prepare you for the interview so you don’t make any mistakes. DO’S AND DON’T BEFORE ANY JOB  INTERVIEW 1. You didn’t research the company. 2. You came in late. 3. You didn’t dress for the part. 4. You kept the interview negative. 5. You gave canned responses. 6. You didn’t ask any questions. 7. You let your nerves get the best ...

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How to Answer the Job Interview Question

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“What’s your greatest weakness?” is the question that no one ever quite knows how to prepare to answer. This single question has the power to determine in one swift blow whether you are a potential asset or a liability to a prospective employer. Answering the Question Let’s take a look at what we don’t ever want to say first, and why. Never, never, never choose a weakness that demonstrates your inappropriateness for the job: The “Strength in Disguise” Weakness What do I mean by a “weakness that is really a strength in disguise”? Let me give you examples of such “weaknesses”: A. People Pleaser: “It’s important to me that everyone gets along in the workplace. In the past I have always gone the extra mile to help out whenever it is necessary in trying not to disappoint or let anyone down.” B. Workaholic: “In taking things to extremes, I have found that it is easy to get burned out by not balancing my time very well. I now however have a Day Planner to better organize and schedule my time, making sure I achieve a balance so that I can still be a valuable player.” C. Self Critic: “I feel ...

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How To Apply For Job You Are Not Qualified For

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How To Apply When You Don’t Meet The Requirement Are you ready for one of the best-kept secrets of the job search process? Unless the person doing the hiring has previously worked in the exact role he’s trying to fill, a fair amount of the job description is guesswork. Think about it: HR managers have to write a description that will simultaneously entice people to apply and ward off those who wouldn’t qualify for an interview. Also, haven’t you heard stories of a person who “met all of the qualifications” being passed over in the final stages for someone who “seemed like a better fit?” Probably so—because a company would much rather hire the candidate with two years of experience who seems like she could hit the ground running than someone with the requisite five years who failed to demonstrate strong communication skills. So what’s a job seeker who doesn’t quite meet all the requirements in a position description to do? Ask Yourself if You Could Do the Job Notice that we didn’t suggest asking, “Do you want the job?” or even, “How much do you want the job?” Honestly, those questions are irrelevant. It doesn’t matter how passionate you ...

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Photos – BIGS 05 : BI Solutions Graduate School

On the 8th of February, 2016, ten graduates attended the BI Solutions Graduate School. They were thought courses such as Career Planning, Emotional Intelligence, Workplace Communication and Employability. The graduates were impacted with several skills that will enable them succeed in the workplace. We are passionate about our Graduate School which was born out of a need to fill a gap we identified between fresh graduates and prospective employees. This gap over the years has affected the employability of our graduates and burdened employers with the training of new staff to understand the basic human capital needs of the organization. We bridge this gap between employers and fresh graduates through the training and the mentoring of these young graduates and prospective employees. BI Graduate School Modules: Employability Workshop Career Planning Workplace Communication Workplace Etiquette Customer Care Sales and Marketing Basic Financial Management Presentation Skills Microsoft Office Suite We look forward to the next batch of graduates. Stay tuned on how to win a sponsored slot to attend one of the courses at the BI Solutions Graduate School. Share on: WhatsApp Post Views: 9

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Photos: BI Solutions Christmas Graduate Gig 2015

In December 2015, BI Solutions thorough our BI Empowerment Graduate Scheme hosted ten graduates to a Christmas Party tagged ‘BI Solutions Christmas Networking Gig’. It was a day of fun, networking, great food, motivational talks and games. The graduates left the event feeling energised and motivated to face and conquer the new year ahead. Some of the graduates wrote to us after the gig about their experience, one of the lucky graduates, Omojokun Olawale said ‘I appreciate the treat from BI Solution and I pray that God almighty will continue to bless and empower your organization.much love‘. Another of our lucky graduates, Guchi Snow Obi had this to say ‘I wish to have more of such treat, words alone can’t describe how I feel about BI Solutions. Merry Christmas to you all and a wonderful new year.’We are so glad we were able to impact on the lives of these fresh and unemployed graduates who are preparing to face the ever challenging job market in Nigeria.In 2016, BI Graduate Empowerment will continue to support fresh and unemployed graduates in Nigeria. Our aim is to bridge the gap between employees and prospective employers by empowering graduates with skills needed to succeed ...

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