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Alkasim Abdulkadir @alkayy
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I have been serving on recruitment panels lately, I will like to share a simple list of “dos and donts”. I hope prospective candidates find it useful

Apply for a position clearly, no ambiguity. If the advertised opening is procurement ensure it’s clearly stated in your application, not Admin Manager
Don’t leave unexplained gaps in your CV.
What were you doing between 2008-2011?
“I was at home”
Doing what ?
“Doing nothing”
If you left a job in 2008 and resumed in 2011, find an internship, sell at a kiosk or Bukka, so that it won’t be hard to find an explanation.
Dress well. Dress the part. Don’t over dress or under dress. Dress smartly.
If you dress like Ebuka at Banky W’s wedding for a Finance role, trust deficit antennas in the minds of the panelists will shoot up...
It is important to get qualifications and certifications, gives an added advantage/edge -even associate qualifications
Unless absolutely necessary don’t apply for a job above or below your experience
Leave your linguistic or physical mannerisms at home. At best reduce them
Have a documentary evidence of change of name or date of birth, to avoid stories that touch. Personal Identity is integral is important
Can we solve once and for all this issue of “My name is...” “My names are...” The big English is because the verb is conjugated for a plural noun phrase but the noun phrase is singular.
In short how many of you are in you ehn?
Be coherent, less nervous, ensure your narration flows
Don’t use your current official email to apply for jobs EG preferably use your personal email EG
“Tell us about yourself” This seemingly simple question ends up being the hardest sometimes. Practice this, stick to the facts and relevant parts of your personal history and experience. It should be precise, don’t overhype like a hype man a Quillox
Hope you find these few points useful, thank you.


Ramadan Kareem
The pidgin Version of my “facing an Interview tips” on BBC pidgin… H/T @orjinmonduka
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