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6 Things You Must Remove From Your CV That is Stopping You From Getting a Job

Thinking of landing that dream job? Here is the right way to start and attract the right companies.


The working world is always changing and your CV needs to reflect that. Here are some things you definitely DON’T want on your CV in 2016 and beyond.

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1. Irrelevant lists of previous jobs
“Some industries do typically have longer CVs – for example, medical doctors should list all their job roles from their training upwards. IT CVs also tend to be quite long if the person has been involved in a number of different projects, but these are exceptions to the rule.

Whether or not you should list your previous roles really depends on whether they are relevant to your future career. If the skills you’ve acquired will prove useful in the future, then you should probably include them, even if it was a long time ago. Usually, you won’t need to go into as much detail about these earlier job roles than you do your recent experience, but it can be valuable to show how your skills have evolved.

I don’t think that we will be seeing a return to exhaustive lists of previous work on CVs. Recruiters have so little time to review each one that the key is to make an impression on them as quickly as possible, which isn’t achieved by sending them a novel!”

2. Spelling and grammar mistakes
“Typos are easily made but not always easy to spot. As I wrote in The CV Book, a spellcheck won’t pick up on mistakes such as ‘working in a busty office’, but you can guarantee that recruiters will find them. If you are claiming that you have an excellent eye for detail but your CV contains even one typo, it could make all the difference. Always proofread your CV carefully.”

3. A photo
“Judging by appearances is human nature – we know we shouldn’t but we can’t help it. So including a photo is going to create an immediate first impression on the recruiter that they won’t be able to ignore. Your CV shouldn’t contain any personal information that others can judge you on – the way you look, your age and whether or not you are married have no bearing on your ability to do the job.

It is important to note that some countries in Continental Europe, including France and Germany, expect a photo to be included as standard, so if you are applying for jobs internationally it’s worth doing your homework.”

4. Unprofessional formatting
“A CV is your most important marketing tool, and you can and will be judged on every aspect of it, so keep it professional. If your email address is quirky or inappropriate, change it to one that simply uses your first name and surname. Print on good quality paper – there’s no point in writing a strong CV and then printing it out on cheap paper. And think carefully about the font you use – Comic Sans will not get you taken seriously.

Formatting and layout are fundamentally important; your CV must be clearly and neatly presented. Crucial information can be overlooked if it is poorly presented. The layout is also the first impression that a recruiter will have of you. A disorganised, poorly presented CV could suggest a disorganised, poorly presented person.”

5. Keep it real, not false
“An interview is the recruiter’s opportunity to get more detail from you about the information in your CV. So if any of this information is embellished, exaggerated or quite simply untrue, you can come really unstuck because you will be unable to back it up. You could even end up spinning more lies in the interview to cover yourself.

Also, if a recruiter asks for references from your previous employers they could quite easily refute the information in your CV. So while it is important to sell yourself, it is equally important to keep it real.”

6. Ditch the thesaurus and jargon
“The vocabulary that you use should always be as professional as possible – after all, you want to come across as someone who knows what they are talking about. But be careful not to over-use big words or jargon that you do not fully understand as it could have the opposite effect.

Using words or phrases in the wrong context in an attempt to appear more knowledgeable can actually make your lack of experience more obvious.”

So remember, these things should NOT be on your C.V.

1. Avoid irrelevant lists of previous jobs
2. Check spelling and grammar
3. Don’t use a photo
4. Use professional formatting
5. Keep it real, not false
6. Ditch the thesaurus and jargon

Visa Application: Tips for a Successful Visa Interview…No. 10 is Very Important

Visa Application: TipNigerians have been given tips on what they must do to scale through their visa application without any difficulty.


Under US law, all applicants for nonimmigrant visas are viewed as intending immigrants until they can convince the consular officer that they are not. You must therefore be able to show that you have reasons for returning to your home country that are stronger than those for remaining in the United States.

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“Ties” to your home country are the things that bind you to your hometown, homeland, or current place of residence (i.e., job, family, financial prospects that you own or will inherit, investments, etc).

If you are a prospective student, the interviewing officer may ask about your specific intentions or promise of future employment, family or other relationships, educational objectives, grades, long-long range plans, and career prospects in your home country. Each person’s situation is different, of course, and there is no magic explanation or single document, certificate, or letter, which can guarantee visa issuance.

Anticipate that the interview will be conducted in English and not in your native language. One suggestion is to practice English conversation with a native speaker before the interview. If you are coming to the United States solely to study intensive English, be prepared to explain how English will be useful for you in your home country.

Do not bring parents or family members with you to your interview. The consular officer wants to interview you, not your family. A negative impression is created if you are not prepared to speak on your own behalf. If you are a minor applying for a high school program and need your parents there in case there are questions, for example, about funding, they should wait in the waiting room.

If you are not able to articulate the reasons you will study in a particular program in the United States, you may not succeed in convincing the consular officer that you are indeed planning to study, rather than to immigrate. You should also be able to explain how studying in the United States relates to your future professional career in your home country.

Because of the volume of applications that are received, all consular officers are under considerable time pressure to conduct a quick and efficient interview. They must make a decision, for the most part, on the impressions they form during the first minute or two of the interview. Consequently, what you say first and the initial impression you create are critical to your success. Keep your answers to the officer’s questions short and to the point.

It should be clear at a glance to the consular officer what written documents you are presenting and what they signify. Lengthy written explanations cannot be quickly read or evaluated. Remember that you will have 2-3 minutes of interview time, if you’re lucky.

Applicants from countries suffering economic problems or from countries where many students have remained in the United States as immigrants will have more difficulty getting visas. Statistically, applicants from those countries are more likely to be asked about job opportunities at home after their study in the United States.

Your main purpose of coming to the United States should be to study, not for the chance to work before or after graduation. While many students do work off-campus during their studies, such employment is incidental to their main purpose of completing their US education.

You must be able to clearly articulate your plan to return home at the end of your program. If your spouse is also applying for an accompanying F-2 visa, be aware that F-2 dependents cannot, under any circumstances, be employed in the United States. If asked, be prepared to address what your spouse intends to do with his or her time while in the United States. Volunteer work and attending school part-time are permitted activities.

If your spouse and children are remaining behind in your country, be prepared to address how they will support themselves in your absence. This can be an especially tricky area if you are the primary source of income for your family. If the consular officer gains the impression that your family members will need you to remit money from the United States in order to support themselves, your student visa application will almost certainly be denied. If your family does decide to join you at a later time, it is helpful to have them apply at the same post where you applied for your visa.

Do not engage the consular officer in an argument. If you are denied a student visa, ask the officer for a list of documents he or she would suggest you bring in order to overcome the refusal, and try to get the reason you were denied in writing.

List of Things You Are Entitled to by Law From Your Employer

An insightful piece on a list of provisions to be made available to an employee by the company of employment has been given by a writer.


Perhaps you are just starting out on a new job and you have just resumed or you have been serving your employer for months or years now and you don’t know what the law compels them to do for their employees, this list would help you.

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I was ignorant about some of these things as a young graduate but now I know better. If after your months salary has been paid you noticed some deductions then meet with your HR for clarifications. Judge the environment before engaging the HR. Be smart.

List of things your employer owes you:

(1) Your employer owes you a contract letter. This is a letter containing the terms of service, remuneration and other conditions that you have to consider before signing.

(2) Your employer owes you a hand book. This is very important for you to understand the vision, mission, values, culture, the dos and don’ts of your company. Usually, no action should be taken against you without the handbook. It’s like the constitution.

(3) Pensions contribution. A monthly payment which is deducted from your account and added too from your employer to be paid into your account. This you must receive alert every month. Usually, it’s from 7.5% above depending on your industry.

(4) Health insurance card. Your employer is required by law to get you a health insurance cover. The insurance is for basic health and in some cases pregnancy and surgery depending on your level. There is bronze, silver, gold etc. Usually, you should have a health card.

(5) Tax card. Taxes are being deducted from your account monthly and credited into the tax commission of your state monthly. This is what shows you as a good citizen who pays his taxes. Usually, there is a tax card and it’s very important if you want to transact with the government.

(6) Mortgage contribution card. This is usually being deducted from your account monthly and paid into the FG account. You are entitled to a mortgage contribution card which serves as an evidence for when the opportunity for a housing scheme comes. It also helps to get you housing loans from government.

(7) You are also entitled to a yearly 20 working days leave which could be used at the discretion of your line manager or company.

(8) Your company owes you an ID card. Very important. This is what shows that you are associated with your organization.

(9) Your employer by law has to provide you a conducive environment which is not only safe but good for your mental health void of abuse and harassment.

(10) Lastly, your employer owes you your monthly salary.

This list is by no means exhaustive but for those who don’t know, I hope I am able to help a little.

Important Tips on How To Survive a Job Loss

There are some tested and trusted measures of cushioning the effects of a job loss which automatically alters a person’s lifestyle.

It is news no more that most of the oil producing countries in the world are undergoing financial difficulties and companies needs to restructure, our beloved Nigeria is not an exception, Whatever you want to call it, retrench, fired, canned, laid off, let go e.t.c. It could happen. Sometimes, people see it coming.

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Other times, they’re caught completely off guard. Either way, the process of surviving the loss of a job is the same, and it takes hard work and strong mind to do so.

Below are some steps one could take to ease depression from job loss:

(1) Let go

For most people, their initial reaction to a job loss is shock, followed by anger and feelings of victimization. While these reactions are completely normal, dwelling on them is a mistake. As the old adage goes, you need to pull yourself up by the bootstraps and move forward. Feel sad, get mad…and move on! The worst thing you can do is bring a toxic attitude with you wherever you go, or wallow in self-pity.

(2) Examine the evidence

If you’ve been fired, you need to assess why. In some cases, it has nothing to do with you, but if it does, you owe it to yourself to examine the reasons. If your behavior, attitude, performance, or abilities were to blame, ask yourself how you can learn from the experience so you don’t repeat the same mistakes. Being fired can sometimes provide a big wake-up call that spurs people to positive change and a brighter future.

(3) Don’t blame the messenger

A layoff is usually an entirely different situation than a firing. Most of the time, layoffs are about company decisions to restructure, downsize, or cut perceived fluff. Rarely are they about individuals, no matter how personal it may feel. In most cases, companies realize it’s a decision that affects people and they don’t usually make layoff decisions quickly or easily.

Whether or not you’re given notice and a severance package is based on the company’s ability to do so, not whether or not they care about you. Still, knowing that a layoff isn’t about you isn’t much help when you’re left jobless and unsure where you’ll be tomorrow. However, it’s absolutely imperative that you do not take the situation personally and allow it to turn you into an angry and bitter person.

(4) Misery loves miserable company

Yes, you need to grieve, get angry, and vent to the appropriate people. What you don’t need to do is dwell on it and bicker to others for days on end. It might feel good to talk bad about your employer, but while doing it, you’re dragging yourself down as well as everyone around you (and you’re obviously not out looking for a job!).

There is a time and place for negative rhetoric, but those places don’t include your current job (if you’re still there), a job interview, or at home every night. You can damage job prospects by bad-mouthing a former employer, and you can isolate yourself and loved ones by remaining caustic and withdrawn.

(5) Process, positive thinking, and productivity

Try writing your thoughts down, limiting the amount of time you allow yourself to be angry, finding positive people to pull you up, and keeping yourself busy with both job-related and non job-related activities. By limiting negativity and focusing on positive and productive thinking, you’ll be out of the dumps and on your way to a new job much faster.

These are 5 Ways to Make N5000 a Day in Lagos…Check Them Out

Five thousand Naira a day, it does not seem much, yet, over a year of three hundred and sixty-five days, this simple five thousand naira daily will amount to almost two million naira. With the current economic situation in Nigeria, Money has not been the easiest to make.


However, with a lot of persistence and little bit of creativity, it is possible to make enough money per day here to help you survive and even start up a rainy-day fund . So, how does one possibly do this?

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If you are in Lagos and have been thinking of certain ways to make some more money, then this is for you.

1. Sell used items

We always have something that we need to get rid of, and a good way to make money off them is by selling them off. You may have a garage sale, depending on the quantity, that way you make decent cash without even leaving your house; or you can also sell them out online.

2. Tutor a student

It may come as a surprise, but tutors can easily make as much as N5000 and above per hour. You can either tutor students who are about to take certificate examinations , adults who have a hard time speaking or writing English or even novices who are looking to play a musical instrument (that is in the case you have such musical skills to teach). You can offer your services at churches or youth centers as a start.

3. Clean someone’s home

A quick way to make N5,000 a day is by Cleaning a home . A number of people in Lagos work around the clock and do not have the time to clean their homes, so they pay others to clean for them. Some others are just lazy and they let the house cleaning go a bit too long. You should be able to pick up N5,000or more just from cleaning a couple of houses, depending on how extensive the chore is or how large the home is. You can advertise online or via mobile for this kind of job.

4. Turn your car to a taxi for a day

Another great way of making as much as N5000 a day is by turning your car into a taxi for a day. Transportation is a lucrative business in Lagos as people are always on the move. Stop at crowded bus stops and pick up passengers and depending on the distance you go per time, chances are you will make the sum quite easily by the end of the day.

5. Freelance Writing

The possibility of earning money through writing is endless. A number of sites and blogs are always looking for freelance writers who they can pay for content. While some may be on the search for high quality writing , there are others looking for question and answer type articles. You just need to make sure you meet the deadlines and you get your pay. Some sites pay even much more than N5000.

Guys Listen! Here’s 3 Signs your interview isn’t going in the right direction

Interviewing is nerve wracking even in the best of circumstances. If you feel like you are under a microscope, it is because you are! The interviewer or interview panel is looking for chinks in your proverbial armour. Likeability is an intangible component of your interview, so how do you ensure that you come across as likeable as well as competent?

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The fact is that there is no magic formula. Your best bet is to prepare for the interview as well as you can, put your best foot forward, and then do the best you can. If the interview doesn’t seem to go well, you can try to pivot a little, but sometimes there is nothing you can do. If the interviewer has already made up his mind to go with another candidate and he is just going through the motions by interviewing you, that isn’t on you. It happens, however, and it happens perhaps more than you even know.

Careeralism.com advises that you look out for these three signs as indicator that your interview isn’t going well.

Interviewers don’t react the way you expect them to when you tell your stories of success

You may have a story of a success that in the past has gotten nods of approval or smiles from your interviewer(s). If you tell the same story with the same zest, and you don’t get the same or similar reaction, it may mean that they aren’t listening, or they didn’t get the point of the story or missed the import of the success. It could be a sign that you have failed to connect with the interviewer(s) from the start, and they aren’t as attentive as you need them to be to get why you are the best-qualified candidate.

Interviewer(s) seem bored and distracted

If the interviewer or individual panellist keep looking at their phone or computer screen, they may be displaying their lack of interest in what you have to say, or they may just be distracted by something that is going on that is taking precedence over your interview. Perhaps they are monitoring an emergency situation, but they can’t or don’t share that with you. Or perhaps they have just decided that they aren’t going to hire you, so nothing you say will make a difference. Again, they are just going through the motions. Without being rude yourself, there is little you can do to get them to pay attention to you unless you manage to get their attention with a witty remark or a humorous story.

They don’t tell you about next steps or ask if you have questions for them

As you wind up the interview, and if it has gone very badly, that may be sooner rather than later, they won’t ask if you have any questions for them, and they won’t offer what the next steps will be. If you ask and they seem vague or reluctant to tell you by when they expect to fill the job, that is another sign that you probably aren’t going to be considered as one of the finalists.

Sometimes circumstances are just out of your control, and there is nothing you can do to save an interview that isn’t going well. As a post interview exercise, you should consider from hello to goodbye how you believe you performed and what the reactions of your interviewer(s) were.

5 Tips to Boost Confidence at a Job Interview

These are a couple of tips needed by interviewees to survive the rigorous interview sessions organised by employers.

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Job hunt is a very stressful aspect of one’s life; it takes motivation and being positive to get the right and dream job. Interviews usually bring tense to job seekers. The more confident you feel, the more chances of gaining the interviewer attention.

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Be poised and hold your head high with these useful interview tips:

1. Body Postures

Usually the mind controls all our actions and movement, but it is possible to use the body to trick the mind into feeling a certain way. Slouching or slumping and crossing your arms are all examples of closed off postures, and when we feel small, we tend to exhibit these poses. If you spend a little time opening yourself up and
exhibiting the postures of the confident, you can build a sense of assurance just by your actions. Spend several minutes practicing “power poses,” or opening yourself up, spreading your arms, walking tall, and looking the part.

2. Be audible while speaking and put a smile

If you are not audible enough while speaking, Practice deep breathing, this will relax your diaphragm and your vocal cords, which will result in a voice with more resonance and a somewhat lower tone and more breath to give power to your speech.

I recommend adding a few singing lessons, the instructor can teach you how to use the cavities in your head to create even more resonance. Once the interview starts, it’s extremely difficult to correct our speaking problems because we may be too nervous or we just plain don’t notice them. Practice speaking your answers out loud so you can hear your voice and correct any nervous intonations, pitch problems, or pacing issues before you go to your interview.

Smiling reduces stress that your body and mind feel, almost similar to getting good sleep, according to recent studies. And smiling helps to generate more positive emotions within you. Smile often before your interview to get in the habit of doing so, and you’ll feel more comfortable offering a genuine smile while you’re greeted and when you’re being interviewed.

3. Prepare, Practice and Rehearse answers loudly

Before going for any interview invitation, you must be fully prepared. Being prepared for interview gives a feeling of confidence. You should be well-equipped, rehearse potential interview answers with a friend. “Look at the skills, experience, knowledge and personal qualities you have and think of examples showing how you developed these.

4. Win over your anxiety and fear

For some job seekers, nerves can be disabling. Something happens when they walk through the door of the interviewer’s office. Cold sweat trickles down the back of their knees. Their minds draw a blank when asked basic questions like, “Where do you see yourself in 10 years’ time?” or, “Why would you like to work for this company above all others?”

These candidates feel like they’re back at school in front of a crowded assembly, unable to make those words pass their lips. The easiest way to combat fear is by not using excuses. Instead, you need to look for positive approaches to accomplish your goal. Don’t let fear, nerves and stage fright keep you from the job interview you want. “Sometimes nerves take over and you don’t show who you are.”

5. Dress appropriately

Before you say a single word to the interviewer, you have already made an impression based on how you’re dressed. Every company has a different dress code; how you dress at the job may have very little to do with how you dress for an interview. Dress in a manner that is professionally appropriate to the position for which you are applying. In almost all cases, this means wearing a suit. A dark-colored suit with light colored shirt is your best option.

20 Questions You Should Never Ask at the End of a Job Interview

Are you a job seeker? Then, you have to read this attentively. Here are 20 questions you’ll want to avoid during the first job interview, as they may do more harm than good.

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When you’re in the hot seat, there’s a good chance that your interviewer will turn the tables at some point and ask, “Do you have any questions for me?”


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When you have the floor, you’ll want to take full advantage of the opportunity to show that you’ve done your homework and determine if the job is a good fit.

But it’s imperative that you put just as much thought into what you ask as you do your responses to their questions. That’s because your queries may reflect your knowledge of the company, work ethic, level of professionalism, and interest in the role.

“In the first interview, you’ll want to be sure to ask the right questions. Ask about the job and company; not questions that can come off as self-serving and give the impression you may not be a team player or be willing to give 100%,” says Amy Hoover, president of the job board Talent Zoo.

She continued: “The sole purpose of the interview is to determine if you are a good fit for the company, and if it’s a good fit for you. All the other issues and concerns should be addressed during negotiations after the job offer has been made.”

Here are 20 questions you’ll want to avoid during the first job interview, as they may do more harm than good:

1. What does your company do?
Questions like this will make you look unprepared. To avoid that, never ask anything that can easily be answered with a Google search.

2. What will my salary be?
Hold off on the money talk.

“Candidates have to walk a thin line between gathering information they need about a company and assuming they are going to get the position,” says Jesse Siegal, a senior managing director at The Execu|Search Group staffing firm.

Asking about money too early in the process sends the message that you’re arrogant and rude.

3. Will I have to work long hours?
This says, “I’m lazy.”

4. How soon can I take a holiday?
Planning your time off before you’ve even gotten the job sends the message that you’re not committed to the work.

5. Will I have an expense account?
There’s really no reason to ask this in the interview. Plus, it sends the wrong message.

6. How quickly could I be considered for a promotion?
Focus on the job at hand.

7. What happens if I don’t get along with my boss or coworkers?
The interviewer may wonder if you’ve had problems with colleagues in the past — and they may even assume that you’re difficult to work with.

8. What are benefits like?
It’s better to save this question for the end of the process, when it’s more clear that you’ll receive a job offer.

“Often, companies post information about their benefits on their websites in order to attract candidates, so it may be possible to find this information without asking in an interview,” Siegal says.

9. When will I be eligible for a raise?
This may tell the interviewer that money is the only thing you care about.

10. Can I arrive early or leave late as long as I get my work done?
Don’t try to make adjustments to the schedule before you’ve even been offered the job.

11. Are you married?/Do you have kids?/etc.
Never ask the interviewer any personal questions.

12. Do you check social-media accounts?
Job seekers should always assume that their prospective employers will find and view their social-media accounts.

“Asking about whether employers will check raises huge red flags for the company, who may wonder if a candidate will be a threat to the company’s image,” Siegal says.

13. Do you do background checks?
This one may also make the interviewer suspicious.

14. Do you monitor emails or internet usage?
This question will raise red flags — something you definitely don’t want to do in the interview.

15. Will I have my own office?
Does it really matter?

16. I heard this rumor about the CEO. Is it true?
You should never bring gossip into a job interview. It’s highly unprofessional.

17. What are grounds for termination?
It’s not a good idea to get the interviewer thinking about firing you before they’ve even hired you.

18. Can I make personal calls during the day?
This one says that you’re not 100% focused on your work.

19. How did I do?
This one puts the interviewer on the spot. If you really want feedback, wait until you get the offer or rejection, and then ask in an email what you did well or could have done better.

20. Did I get the job?
You don’t want to appear too eager.

Bonus: The worst question of all is the one you never ask.

“Not asking questions can be just as bad, or worse, than asking terrible questions,” says Deborah Shane, a career author, speaker, and media consultant. “It can reveal a lot about your communication skills, personality, and confidence — and it can leave the interviewer with a bad impression of you.”

PLEASE HELP: I Have No Savings – A fan writes ADELOVE

I’m writing because I literally don’t know what else to do and I am too ashamed to talk to anyone I know about this.

I will be 30 years old in a few months and I have no savings whatsoever…not even N1! I have been living a lie for so long, keeping up appearances and giving the impression to others that all is well. I have no excuse; I have been working in a reputable bank for nearly six years and have absolutely nothing to show for it. Sometimes I save enough to go on vacation and then spend all my savings shopping. I am the eldest child. Sometimes I lend money to my parents or pay my sister’s school fees. Recently, I contributed N240,000 towards my sister’s wedding. I am on three bridal trains this year and have spent about N50,000 on Aso-ebi for each of them. I borrow whenever I can and live from paycheck to paycheck.

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I hate my job and cannot see myself doing it for much longer…I practically drag myself out of bed each day and the thought of being away from the job, even though I am completely broke, gives me peace of mind. I know my life will be hard without any source of income but at this point I almost don’t care.

I have actually been tempted to find a rich boyfriend, but that is not me. I honestly need help, as I feel like I’m drowning and cannot save myself. I read your blog column and writing to you seemed like a good idea.

Over to you guys, she needs your advice!