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12 Job Search Advice From HR Experts

Updated on May 24, 2022 6191 views
12 Job Search Advice From HR Experts

Choosing the right career can be a great deal. Some job seekers, after deciding on what career path to follow, may find it difficult excelling at it. At other times, some may lack the motivation to continue with their career choices. Therefore, gaining insights from those who have experience in human capital either as job seekers or an employees can be very useful.

So, in this article, we have collated some important career advice from top human resource professionals in Nigeria. These professionals are not only competent, they also have a wide range of experience in human capital. The goal of this career advice is to encourage you to make the right career decision and also to be productive in your workplace.

For the purpose of this article, the Human resources professional gave their advice based on these questions;

  1. What is the number one advice you would give a job-seeker any day, any time?
  2. What would you say is the greatest factor for success in the pursuit of one's career?

Each of the HR advice is presented below containing their names, LinkedIn profiles, and picture. Their responses are written in no particular order.

 

1. Titilope Akerele:

Talent Manager - FairMoney

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Titilope Akerele

Question 1: What is the number one advice you would give a job-seeker any day, any time?

Response: Take advantage of any opportunity that comes your way .It will train you regardless, and prepare you for the real role you deserve.

Question 2: What would you say is the greatest factor for success in the pursuit of one's career?

RESPONSE: Consistency

 

2. Aderonke Salami

Employee Performance - Unicorn HR. Consulting

LinkedIn Profile

Aderonke

Question 1: What is the number one advice you would give a job-seeker any day, any time?

RESPONSE: My number one advice to any job seeker is to know and understand your value

and what it is worth. There is a difference between knowing and understanding, and that is where strategy comes in. Before you think about getting a new job or a new role, ask yourself honest questions about why and what value you are bringing to the table. It gives you a higher advantage above all else.

Question 2: What would you say is the greatest factor for success in the pursuit of one's career?

RESPONSE: The greatest factor for success in the pursuit of one's career is the value

one offers. Knowing at the end of the day that you have given in your best about your skills, knowledge, growth, and passion.

 

3. Esiro Otsemeuno

Strategic HR Business Partner - MyJobMag Limited

LinkedIn Profile

Esiro

Question 1: What is the number one advice you would give a job-seeker any day, any time?

RESPONSE: Job search can be difficult and frustrating and it is necessary for job seekers to identify their interests, strengths, and weaknesses in order to determine what kind of jobs fits them because these elements are necessary for the workplace and they will be questioned in these areas. They must also be able to communicate their values on their CVs and during the interview process.

Question 2: What would you say is the greatest factor for success in the pursuit of one's career?

RESPONSE: They should consider each day as an opportunity to learn and grow, whether through an application, an interview, or by continuously improving themselves in order to be aware of what is going on around them and the changes that are taking place in their professions and environment.

Finally, do not just read this article, applying this career advice to your everyday life can help you achieve a greater result and be a better person in your workplace.

 

4. Blessing Ujawe - SPHRi, ACIPM, HRPL

HR Consulting - Resource Intermediaries Limited

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Blessing Ujawe

Question 1; What is the number one advice you would give a job seeker any day, any time?

RESPONSE: Advice to Jobseeker is to communicate your value and be confident of what you have to offer.

Question 2: What would you say is the greatest factor for success in the pursuit of one's career?

RESPONSE: Greatest factor for success; be true to yourself, know what you want, and be Committed to it.

 

5. Adaeze Nzekwe

Technical Recruiter - TalentQL

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Adaeze

Question 1: What is the number one advice you would give a job-seeker any day, any time?

RESPONSE: Craft a resume that speaks about your work. With or without experience, your resume is the first piece of information a recruiter  receives. It would be great to put your best foot forward by highlighting important details about your work.

Question 2: What would you say is the greatest factor for success in the pursuit of one's career?

RESPONSE: Consistency in learning and development. Whether as an experienced hire or an entry-level candidate, knowledge of your  craft/career sets you up for success.

 

6. Simisola Olu SPHRi, ACIPM, HRPL

Erecruiter Consulting

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Simisola Olu

Question 1: What is the number one advice you would give a job-seeker any day, any time?

RESPONSE: Opportunity meets preparedness, always prepare, so that when the right job  opportunity comes along, you are ready. The first step is research, it is important for any job-seeker. Google, networking, and you-tube can help with this.

Question 2: What would you say is the greatest factor for success in the pursuit of one's career?

RESPONSE: The usual will be determination and hard work. I will like to add the God factor.

Irrespective of your religion, do not underestimate the power of God on your growth. He turns your hard work into smart work, your determination to excellent attention to detail, etc. Secondly, be very conversant with global trends and build a network of high potential individuals around you. Lastly, always look for more innovative ways to improve your skills/on the job. The rest will fall like dominos.

 

7. Yusuf Tijani

Talent Acquisition Specialist, HR Generalist – MJ Onigbanjo & Co.

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Yusuf tijani

Question 1: What is the number one advice you would give a job-seeker any day, any time?

RESPONSE: My number one advice to a job-seeker is to know your onus, be disciplined to a

fault, knowing what you want, pursue your career trajectory, polish your cv to identify your areas of prowess, capabilities, and experience, and do not apply to random jobs flowing over the Internet space. Experience has shown that many job seekers don't actually know the kind of jobs they want. Ask them, and they tell you they would fit into any role. No one can fit into any role if you don't have the requisite skills, talent, and experience for such.

Question 2: What would you say is the greatest factor for success in the pursuit of one's career?

RESPONSE: The greatest factors for success in the pursuit of one's career, I would say are: discipline, proactivity, always wanting to break more grounds, honesty, looking out for mentors that appeal to your area of discipline, learn, learn, learn, and keeping an open mind.

 

8. Esuikebuzor Matilda Okonye, ACIPM (In-view)

Human Resource Professional - Rembrandt Global Solutions

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Maltida Okonye

Question 1: What is the number one advice you would give a job-seeker any day, any time?

RESPONSE: You are unique in your own way, do not be pressurized to be like someone else. Admiration is allowed but don't let that change who you are.

Question 2: What would you say is the greatest factor for success in the pursuit of one's career?

RESPONSE: Focus and perseverance.

 

9. Margaret Oriaku

Professional Recruiter

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Magaret Oriaku

Question 1: What is the number one advice you would give a job-seeker any day, any time?

RESPONSE: Job seeking can be emotionally, mentally, and physically draining, especially in   this part of the world. While at it, ensure you: have an updated CV that tells your story, put together relevant experiences in line with the role you are aiming for, and have volunteering experience in the areas/industry you want to build your career especially when you are just beginning. You are pursuing your passion. While waiting for good feedback, the offer letter, etc. engage yourself in what makes you happy, this comes from within, look within, and find it. e.g. music, football, painting/drawing, etc. things you've always made part of your life. This helps to keep you moving, hoping, and believing.

Question 2: What would you say is the greatest factor for success in the pursuit of one's career?

RESPONSE: Your passion is your drive. It will always have storms and challenges, your passion for what you do will help you navigate and reach for success. If you are not passionate about it, you may easily be overwhelmed and give up, but if you are truly passionate about it, you will keep at it till you succeed

 

10. Olawakemi Kuforiji  (HRPL, ACIPM, BSC, MSC)

Senior Head of Operations at Genesis Group Nigeria

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Oluwakemi Kuforiji

Question 1: What is the number one advice you would give a job-seeker any day, any time?

RESPONSE: What are your goals? Then, tailor your job search towards your goals. Your goals must align with your job search.

Question 2: What would you say is the greatest factor for success in the pursuit of one's career?

RESPONSE: Personal fulfillment. More than the pay/remuneration, your personal fulfillment is paramount, and that's when you can measure success in your career.

 

11. Olubummo Esther Mojisola-SPHRi, GPHR, MILR, MCIPM

Talent Sourcing & Acquisition - Lagoon Hospital

LinkedIn Profile

Olubummo Esther

Question 1: What is the number one advice you would give a job-seeker any day, any time?

RESPONSE: Develop a passion for learning.

Question 2: What would you say is the greatest factor for success in the pursuit of one's career?

RESPONSE: There's nothing like 'the greatest factor for success, it all depends on where you are and your perspective, the answer to the above is that the job seeker focuses on delivering value. Ask what value is on the job, then map out a plan to deliver the value that the business needs.

 

12. Abiola Adebanke Aderibigbe. ACIPM, HRPL

Talent Management – Reckrut Consulting Limited

LinkedIn Profile

Abiola Adebanke

Question 1: What is the number one advice you would give a job-seeker any day, any time?

RESPONSE: At the start of your career, the goal or motivator should never be salary. It Should be learning and self-development, that should be your motivation in picking up a job. Will I be better doing this job? Will it add value to my career journey?

Question 2: What would you say is the greatest factor for success in the pursuit of one's career?

RESPONSE: Interest, skills, and ability are important criteria in pursuing meaningful care. God + Hard work (be a person of value, you must bring something to the table) + Good Networking (Building a good relationship in and out of your workspace).

 

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1 Comment(s)

  • UMAR ABDULLAHI
    UMAR ABDULLAHI Jun 21, 2022

    our take home cannot take us home hence self relience is the best job . 

                                       Umar Abdullahi Awe

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