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#1 » by Erudite (f) (β982) » July 29th, 2017, 4:54 pm

Below are 9 Skills that will boost your CV and make you get a job faster
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You know why the employer didn’t choose you? That’s because you are not up to his standard. You don’t have the skills he wanted in your CV. I know you will like to get jobs constantly especially if you are a freelancer or if you are looking for employment.

Let me tell you the fact. If you like, put on the best dressing you have to attend an Interview, it doesn’t matter to the employer.
Even if you are the most educated, have you first class degree and masters degree, employers don’t care about that.
Even in Nigeria, I have heard of people who committed suicide, just because they couldn’t get a job from a particular company.
However, that’s why I came up with this article to tell you the skill you need to learn to boost your CV and also increase your chance of getting a job.

1. Computer Operation
This skill is important if you really want to boost your CV
If you want to be civilized, learning how to use a computer is very crucial.
We are living in a world where almost everything is done with the computer.
You need the knowledge of computer to browse the internet, send, receive and also process information.
The most surprising part of it is that JAMB has adopted the “Computer Based Test” and WAEC is still considering it.
Many people failed JAMB exam as a result of little or no knowledge about computer operation.

2. Graphics Design
Employers won’t think twice if you have designing skills. A design is a sign of creativity. Learn it and boost your CV.
With the number of functions increasing, there is a high demand for graphic designers.
Learning graphic designing is not just a skill; it’s also a way of making money.
Most graphic designers charge more than 50k for a work they can just do within 3 days.

3. Catering
If you don’t know, catering is one of the most wanted services in the society.
Have you ever gone for a wedding program or graduation and other functions and there was no food served? That’s impossible.
Food is one of the most important needs of man. Everybody eats every day. So learning this skill can open great opportunities for you.
Even if you are a boy, you can still learn catering. Let’s stop living in the illusion that “only ladies belong to the kitchen".

4. Tailoring
If you come to my neighbourhood, this is one of the most wanted skills. Every street you enter is filled with tailoring shops that deal on boxers, singlet, and other clothes.

5. Driving
This is one of the skills you can learn to boost your CV.
I know one day you may have your own car and this is where this skill will be beneficial to you.
Driving is not hard to learn as people think. Most people have this fear of accident or death or any other thing. But let me advise you. If you still have that fear, then don’t think about driving.

6. Mechanic Skill
I know you’ll probably laugh. But if you have this skill in your CV, you will open more opportunities for yourself.
If there are no mechanics, then who will be servicing our vehicles or repairing generators. You can learn this even without studying mechanical or automobile engineering.

7. Photography
Many people think that as far as you have a phone that can take photos, then you are already a photographer.
That’s a fatal lie.
If that’s through, why won’t couples call you to be their wedding photographer?
In other words, there is still more you need to know about photography that just snapping with your phone.

8. Selling: How to sell a product
Can you convince someone to buy a product or service? Then add it to your CV.
Employers look out for people who have selling skills to be in their marketing department.

9. Communication: How to communicate
Being able to communicate well is a skill you should never joke with.
Communication is the key to convince potential customers to buy your products.
If you can communicate well, then you can sell any product at any time comfortably. But if you can't communicate, you will find it difficult to get sales.

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#2 » by eMade (f) Premium (β31651) » July 29th, 2017, 4:56 pm

Worth sharing. But of all, I recommend numbers 1, 8 and 9 most. They are irreplaceable.

Computer Literacy, Selling skills and Communication skills
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#3 » by Hotsaint Premium (β3716) » July 29th, 2017, 6:06 pm

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#4 » by Erudite (f) (β982) » July 29th, 2017, 9:25 pm

Erudite wrote:1. Computer Operation

Any graduate who lacks this skill nowadays is as good as an illiterate. Serious. :thnk:

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#5 » by eMade (f) Premium (β31651) » July 30th, 2017, 3:09 pm

See also:
5 Job Skills To Get You (And Keep You) Employed - Forbes
But there are basic skills that students of any major — or anyone who simply wants a leg-up on the competition — can use to instantly become more attractive to employers.

Writing

Writing skills are back in vogue, as nearly everything is communicated through web pages, social media, and email marketing. In the Internet world, great writing skills can set you apart from fellow job seekers and keep you employed. As a person who interviews candidates, I get really excited when someone tells me they have a blog. Following the interview, I do my own research by reviewing their content.

Blogging is a huge opportunity to differentiate yourself. It gives employers much deeper insight into candidates and shows off a skill that can be put to use immediately. Frankly, candidates with blogs have a much better chance of getting noticed and hired.

Web marketing

The sitcom “The Office” portrays an office environment with suited sales people making cold-calls and hustling door-to-door to make a sale. Of course, most of us in business know that is a dated model — that’s part of what makes “The Office” so funny.

Most companies today depend heavily on web marketing as a cost effective way to reach potential customers, because most consumers and businesses will start (and finish) their product and service search online. Creating online ads, website content, email marketing and conversion optimization are skills not taught in school, but are certain to land you a job if they are honed.

Search engine marketing

Closely related to web marketing is search engine marketing (SEM) and optimization. Search engine marketing broadly refers to getting website traffic through paid search ads and via free website optimization techniques. In simple terms, this is what gets customers into the company’s door (your website) to look at your wares.

Much of the marketing budget for companies today is earmarked for SEM activities. Today, good SEM can make or break a company — it’s that important, yet there is no formal educational training to become a SEM professional. But individuals can learn these skills on their own.

All you need to know about SEM can be found online, however, I say there is no better way to learn than by doing it. Start by marketing something on the web. It doesn’t have to be a capital-intensive product like a car. Create an e-book and market it online using website optimization and paid search techniques. Another hint: since 65 percent of search is still done on Google, get real good at SEM on Google!

Social media

When your parents tell you to quit spending so much time on Facebook and Twitter, just tell them you are making yourself more employable. That is not too far from the truth.

Many companies are just realizing the importance of social media for attracting and selling to customers and are scrambling to put together their “social strategies.” Adept users of Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn quite possibly have the skills to help companies with their social strategies. Who would have thought that your many hours of tweeting and “liking” would make you a hot commodity?

Furthermore, many employers look at potential candidates online to see how prolific they are on social media. Today, a high Klout score may be more important than where you went to school and what you majored in. A Klout score can tell potential employers how relevant you are in social media and the blogosphere.

Programming

Sure, I’m biased because I live and breathe the technology industry, but I truly believe that the three R’s abbreviation for reading, writing and arithmetic should include one “P” for programming. People mistakenly think that you need to be a computer scientist to be a programmer. The fact is, many of the most talented programmers are “left brain,” creative thinkers that are not technical majors. Programming will become a required skill, and you would do well by learning it rather than being considered skills deficient.

Businesses have been automated to the point that virtually every task is done on computers running software applications. Many of the applications need to be customized or optimized for the particular business, which is where programming skills are critical. HTML is the language for developing web content and other marketing collateral, and a form of programming that is a must-have skill.

While programming is taught in school, it is often skipped over by non-STEM majors. Today, there are many ways to learn programming. I personally like online education sites such as Coursera and Udacity, where you can learn programming for free from some of the best instructors in the world.

The deck is stacked against most graduates today, as many are finding it impossible to secure a job. To add insult to injury, many are saddled in college loan debt that will take years, if ever, to payoff.

There is hope though. These five tips are foolproof ways to go from being a statistic to a success story.

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#6 » by hui (β0) » August 5th, 2017, 9:13 am

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