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JOB HUNTING TIPS: NO MATTER HOW DESPERATE YOU ARE, DON’T EVER…

Everyone in search of a good job must understand some very essential factors while at it. This article is about some important job hunting tips you cannot afford to be ignorant of.

For about 3 months, a lady (or not lady) has sent the same job application email to our company and 10 other companies similar to ours (hence, our competitors) copied in the same email, and no, not a blind copy… its a real copy 😃

For the first few days (2 to 3 days or so), I forwarded the application to HR and was willing to do a bit of follow-up, but then, it became quite annoying that she kept sending the same email for 3 months!

I decided to compile a list of weird things people do that might be causing more harm than good, at least from my personal experience:

The 5 important job hunting tips.

1. DON’T SPAM

And of course, the first item on my list is don’t Spam…

unending list of her emails
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Do you see how many emails are in the copy?

2. Don’t do this …

I’m not sure what to call this, just see the email and don’t ever do anything like that…

Don’t do short notes

3. Don’t Get Angry

At my former place of employment, we interviewed a guy… after the whole interview process, he was sent an email to encourage him to keep improving on himself and that he won’t get the job at this time.

Chairman replied with

You will not get someone better than me, I was trying to help you.

That’s the summary of what he said. We had a good laugh that day.

The remaining job hunting tips i’m about to mention should never leave your heart…Never!

4. Don’t copy other emails

If you are applying to more than one company at the same time, don’t be lazy, send the emails separately. Don’t copy other companies and especially not competitors.

5. Don’t go for that interview

Yep, don’t go for that interview without verifying the authenticity of the company on isthisarealjob.com.

isthisarealjob.com is one of StayBusy Projects, the aim is to reduce the rate at which job seekers get scammed. We presently have more than 100 fake job interview messages, you can add to this list to join in the fight against scammers.

I am sure these few job hunting tips will help you do a more accurate search of your dream job .

UPDATE

Add a subject to your email.

10 comments On JOB HUNTING TIPS: NO MATTER HOW DESPERATE YOU ARE, DON’T EVER…

  • omodiagbe nathaniel

    Hi I got this text from the above named company…I actually went for the interview and to sum it up we werw asked to pay 6500… my spirit did not agree with them..plz I jst wana confirm my assertions…are they fake or real..are there ppl with similar invites

    CHECK YOUR MAIL FOR YOUR LETTER OF INTERVIEW WITH DPP-RESOURCES, TUES. 7/8/18 BY 9AM, 2, AKIN OSIYEMI STR, OPP. STERLINGBNK, ALLEN AVE. IKEJA. home.dpprng.com

    • If you are interested in MLM (multi-level marketing) schemes, then it’s fine. But our recommendation is not to waste your time on this.

  • Thank u very much…I knew already i jst needed confirmation for an experienced body…my greayest fear now is that this scam jobs are so much online…how does one even differentiate them from a legitimate job interview. .its quite a worry tho…from my ecperience yesterday. ..I might not be going for dis interview invite dat was scheduled for today cuz I dunno who is real or fake
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    Plz help me confirm how valid this guyz are

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    .OUTCESS
    We are pleased to invite you for an interview for the role of a Customer Service Representative scheduled for Wednesday 8th August, 2018 by 12noon prompt at plot 4, Jeremiah Ugwu Street, Off Admiralty Way Lekki phase 1,Lagos. Kindly attend with copy of CV, 3 passport photographs and photocopy of all credentials with birth certificate in a file. Kindly do a research on Cable TV and TV Content.

    • Yes, it’s becoming harder to know the authentic ones, that’s why we are here to help people out, and to ensure that such issues reduce. At least you can easily check isthisarealjob.com to see if someone has experience with the invite you got.

  • Dear Candidate,

    Your Application to Recruitment Globalization as been received.

    We have reviewed your application for the position of A BUSINESS EXECUTIVE well as your assigned review article. As a result, we would like to invite you to attend an INTERVIEW on Wednesday 22rd, at 10:00am at our outsourcing office in 3rd floor, 5 adeniyi jones opposite sanusi busstop by oando filling station Ikeja.

    The interview will be with our Human Resource term(HR). Please bring along with you a copy of your CV.

    You can contact us on (+234)81-209-973-45 or acknowledge the mail to confirm your attendance at the interview. If you have a disability and require any special arrangements to assist you at the interview, please let us know.

    We look forward to seeing .

    Yours sincerely,

    ~~~~

    http://www.rs-consulting.com.ng

    Mrs Ajibola Bose
    Administrative Officer

    please how real is this rs-consulting people

    • Hi, Although the website http://www.rs-consulting.com.ng is active, link to the creator of the website goes to a phishing website. The company, RS Consulting is associated with GNLD type thing. But, seeing that they are stepping up their game Here’s enough research to prove that this outfit is probably a scam:

      1. The domain was registered by an individual, ODION ENAKHO who most likely lives at 10, OYEDELE OGUNNIYI STREET, Anthony, Lagos

      2. The phone number of this individual ODION ENAKHO is 08071160929

      3. the same phone number above has been used as “the HR” contact in another invite sent, you can see it here:
      here and here

      4. The website has no focus and seems to suggest they do everything.

      5. The website has no contact nor address

  • I got this email;
    With Respect to your CV received from our HRM PORTAL, We are impressed by your background.we are pleased to inform you that you are fit to work with us, based on your work experience and the qualities you possess.

    We would like to invite you for a face to face interview at our office.
    During the interview, you will have the chance to learn more about the Organization, and to develop a deeper understanding of our company’s objectives.
    On our end, we want to understand your career goals and professional experience more so.

    Our office is located @ 6,Deji Odunuga street,Anthony village,by Newcastle hotel,Anthony B/stop

    The date for the interview is: Monday 10th Sept.,2018. By 8:30AM

    Kindly come along with an updated CV.

    If you have any questions before the interview. Contact- 08085190015/HR 10620186

    We look forward to meeting with you.

    All the best.

    HR OLUYEMI N.
    Please how authentic are they

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  • Good morning here!.
    I’m so glad i found this site. I got an invitation for an interview this morning, i remembered applying for the position but i don’t see any real thing about the company.

    Dear Applicant,

    Your application has been Reviewed and you have been fixed for an Oral Interview with the Human Resource Team.

    JOB POSITION: Graduate Trainee

    Date-Time: Friday 8th February, 2019 by 10:00am

    Interview Venue: 5, Surulere House, Along Industrial Road, End off Adeniyi Jones. Ikeja
    Lagos state.

    Come with an updated copy of your CV.

    Warm regards,

    Osayi, HR Unit
    081-7133-5444

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