The Wait – What To Do Before You get Called After a Job Invite

The Wait

Recently, interviews has been ongoing in our organization.

A few people who have been interviewed previously but didn’t get called up, came back to the office to complain of not getting feedback.

I could see the worries and fears in their eyes and they narrated their plight to me.

“I came for an interview here last week and I was told they’ll get back to me but it’s already a week and I have not heard anything from you guys”….. lamented a concerned prospective employee.

I looked on at him as he complained, he was obviously frustrated.

What pained me the most was that it was the third time he was coming to check for a confirmation this week.

Each time he came, he spent some substantial amount of money on transportation and that brings me to the question for today….

How long should you wait after attending a job invite before bugging them for a reply?

Or, should you even disturb them at all?

What can you do during the time of “the wait”?

Please share your thoughts with us in the comment section below…..

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Senior Motion Graphics Editor Needed

Senior Motion Graphics Editor


We’re looking for someone that LOVES to edit videos and create incredible motion graphic visuals that help our clients understand how to grow their business.

Our company teaches online businesses how to get more leads and customers through an online course and coaching program. The videos you’ll create will directly help small online businesses and freelancers make a bigger impact.

Most video editing and motion graphic jobs are boring. The same old project month after month. This gig is different.

We work with some of the coolest businesses online (like and to teach and coach them on how to have a bigger impact and get more customers.

Want to be a part of that?

If so, we’re looking for a world class editor and motion graphics pro to help us create high quality teaching videos for an upcoming project. Your job will be to edit and create motion graphics for 15 instructional videos. We will record the videos, hand you the raw footage and you will two things: 1) edit the video 2) overlay motion graphic visuals onto them to illustrate and drive home the main points of the videos. We wont spec out the edits or graphics, your job will be to listen to the videos, understand what’s being taught and create the graphics and edit needed to best illustrate and demonstrate the points being made. You’ll turn a boring talking head video into something that’s actually fun and engaging to watch (examples below).

This project consists of 52 total videos and will span 1-2 months in duration.

This is a one-time project. However, we have 3-4 new video projects a month and would love to find someone we could work with on an ongoing basis.


  • Understand online marketing (a specific knowledge in email list building is a bonus)
  • Must be able to watch the video, have a vision for what visuals and illustrations are needed and create those
  • Must be able to work well on a deadline and communicate with me exceptionally well
  • Must be available to work in a contract role for 5-10 hours per week
  • Must be able to start project within next 2-3 weeks (and complete a test project immediately)


– Contract position @ 10-15 hours per week.

– Work at home.

– Flexible hours.

– Occasional travel to Nashville, TN (if we work together long term)

To apply for this job, click on this link:

Work Health Balance

Work Health Balance

Do you have a work health balance? How often do you go for check ups?

Do you wait until you are physically down before you head to the hospital to do a check up?

I understand that, due to our busy schedules, we may not have the time to visit the hospital for a check up but incorporating a healthy lifestyle into your organization is one way to avoid being taken unawares by the trolls of sickness when it comes without knocking.

One way to do that is by organizing health talks for members of the staff body, also carrying out free check ups for staff members in the organization.

Last week, there was a general health talk session where issues regarding work and a healthy life balance were discussed.

At the end of the talk, a free health check took place where Blood Pressure, Sugar level, Weight, Height, etc were checked.

Office Manager At British High Commission (BHC)

Office Manager

British High Commission (BHC)

  • Location(s): • Lagos, South West — Nigeria
  • Specialization: • Administration/ Office/ Operations
  • Industry: • NGO / International Agencies
  • Application Deadline: April 24, 2018
  • Job Type Fulltime

British High Commission (BHC) is recruiting for fulltime Office Manager.


The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Office Manager – National Crime Agency Joint Border Task Force Project
Ref No: 03/18 LOS
Location: Lagos
Grade: B3 (L)
Type of Position: Fixed Term
Duration of Post: 12 months
Start Date: 1st June, 2018.

Main purpose of Job

  • The main purpose of this job is to act as Office Manager, providing administrative support to the National Crime Agency (NCA)-led Joint Border Task Force project team, based in the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos. This is a multi-agency team consisting of UK-based officers and staff from NCA, Home Office and Crown Prosecution Service and locally-engaged support staff.
  • The job holder will need to demonstrate a high level of integrity and discretion. All candidates should be aware that the appointment is subject to security checks and clearance prior to taking up the post.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Project Lead, maintain and update accurate financial records in support of the management of an annual budget in excess of £2 million;
  • Provide administrative support to the JBTF Project Lead and wider project team;
  • Complete other corporate records in a timely and accurate manner;
  • Manage local engaged staff – A2(L) Project Support Assistant.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop a thorough understanding of FCO and NCA financial management and procurement processes;
  • Maintain and update accurate financial records in support of FCO and NCA budget management and procurement processes;
  • Co-ordinate and deliver effective administrative support to the JBTF Project Team. This may include booking flights and accommodation and providing logistical support to training events, workshops and conferences;
  • Maintain and update the JBTF Asset Register, including the supervising the management of the vehicle fleet;
  • Timely completion of own performance records as well as of those managed;
  • Performing ad hoc duties identified and commensurate with the role.



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Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience 

  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Good working knowledge of MS Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to work under pressure and prioritise workload effectively.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team.

Language requirements:

  • Language: English
  • Level of language required: Fluent.

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Understanding of basic procurement and financial processes.
  • Experience and/or qualification in Project Management (Prince2).
  • Experience in financial record keeping.

Required competencies:

  • Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

Starting Monthly Salary
N610, 536.

Other benefits and conditions of employment:

  • Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):
  • Project Management (Prince2);
  • Human resource management training;
  • Advanced MS Office training (if required)
  • Develop knowledge of NCA core business areas, policies and procedures.

Additional Information  
Working patterns:

  • The role will be office-based due to the requirement to access IT systems. Some flexibility in working hours will be considered but will largely be restricted to core business hours due to access issues.
  • Job sharing could be considered if two suitable candidates were identified.
  • Observe the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s diversity and equality policies.
  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Lagos are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Nigeria.
  • All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit.
  • The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to;
    • Obtain the relevant permit
    • Pay fees for the permit
    • Make arrangements to relocate
    • Meet the costs to relocation
  • The British High Commission does not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so.
  • Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.
  • Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link: Please note: AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.


  • Candidates should be UK passport holders with a recent 5 year verifiable footprint within the UK.
  • Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening.


Script Writer/ Project Coordinator Needed

Script Writer/ Project Coordinator

Maxima Media Group

  • Location(s): • Lagos, South West — Nigeria
  • Specialization: • Media / Art / Entertainment
  • Industry: • Advertising / Media / Publishing
  • Application Deadline: April 20, 2018
  • Job Type Fulltime

Maxima Media Group is recruiting for fulltime Script Writer/ Project Coordinator.


Maxima Productions Company is a fast growing integrated media firm that focuses on media, advertising, branding and marketing, through the creation of concepts and content. It formally commenced operation in 2008, and has made significant impact in the sub-sector, boasting of several high profiles multinationals such as Nigerian Breweries, Nestle, Proctor & Gamble, and PZ as clients, and having created, produced and executed several high impact products in the Nigerian media and advertising market.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Script Writer/ Project Coordinator
Location: Lagos

Job Description

  • Research and development
  • Creation and Presentation of ideas to the management
  • Developing contents that spread across radio, television drama, online and other channels for Maxima Media Group.
  • Create emotionally powerful stories/content that engage consumers and heighten the awareness of all the segments both on TV, Radio and Online.
  • Complete other writing assignments including press releases, opinion pieces, scripts, talking points as assigned.



3 year(s)


Bachelor’s Degree/HND


Not Specified



  • Minimum of a BSc/HND in a related field from a reputable institution or related courses.
  • 3-5 years of working experience as a Script writer/Project Coordinator in a Media Company
  • Professional Membership
  • A recognised professional certification/ membership will be an added advantage e.g. PMP, Certificate program in Script Writing.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to

Business Development Executive Needed

Business Development Executive

Brickwall Global Investment Limited

  • Location(s): • Lagos, South West — Nigeria
  • Specialization: • Sales / Business Development
  • Industry: • Engineering / Construction / Real Estate
  • Application Deadline: April 20, 2018
  • Job Type Fulltime

Brickwall Global Investment Limited is recruiting for fulltime Business Development Executive.


Brickwall Global Investment Limited is a foremost Real Estate development company, with a mandate to provide housing for all classes of people. With branches and estates in different part of the countries.

We are recruiting for the position below:

Job Title: Business Development Executive
Location: Lagos



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  • We require the services of business development executives with an I can do attitude, ready to work and earn, excellent communication and interpersonal skills etc.
  • Minimum qualification is OND.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to

Offline Sales Agents Needed

Offline Sales Agents

Reliance HMO

  • Location(s): • Lagos, South West — Nigeria
  • Specialization: • Sales / Business Development
  • Industry: • Banking / Financial Services • legal
  • Application Deadline: April 28, 2018
  • Job Type Fulltime

Reliance HMO is recruiting for fulltime Offline Sales Agents


Reliance HMO  ( is an innovative health insurance company that uses software, data science and telemedicine to make health insurance more affordable, easier to access and more of a delightful experience. Head quartered in Lagos, Nigeria, the company pioneered monthly payments for health insurance products and is at the forefront of creating more pocket friendly and innovative health products for consumers across Nigeria.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Offline Sales Agent
Location: Lagos

Job Description

  • We are in need of Offline Sales Agents
  • Available Locations include:
  • Ikeja
  • Victoria Island
  • Surulere
  • Lekki
  • Festac
  • Isolo/Okota
  • Lagos Island
  • Yaba
  • Omole/Ojodu
  • Ajah
  • Maryland
  • Gbagada
  • Ikoyi
  • Ikota.
  • Key Responsibilities
  • Sell Reliance HMO health insurance products from their designated RelianceHMO branded kiosks within pharmacies and supermarkets in Lagos
  • Explain the sign-up process and on-board prospective subscribers
  • Market RelianceHMO and create awareness for the company


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    Key Requirements


  • Should have previously worked – or have an understanding – of sales/target driving job
  • Candidates should be confident, outspoken and able to convince customers to subscribe to RelianceHMO
  • Candidate should live close enough to locations were there are kiosks/vacancies to ensure successful candidates are able to easily commute to and from work.
  • Preferably, candidate should have a functioning Android phone
  • Other Information


  • Career Growth: Offline Sales Agent > Team Lead > Sales Coordinator
  • How to Apply
    Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to

Administrative Officer Needed

Administrative Officer

A Non Profit Organization

  • Location(s): • Lagos, South West — Nigeria
  • Specialization: • Administration/ Office/ Operations
  • Industry: • NGO / International Agencies
  • Application Deadline: April 18, 2018
  • Job Type Fulltime

A Non Profit Organization is recruiting for fulltime Administrative Officer.


A Not for Profit Making Organization, is currently seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates, to fill the position below:

Job Title: Administrative Officer
Location: Lagos

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain stock inventory system as well as disbursement.
  • Responsible for all office administrative issues- office, cleaning and maintenance, furniture, fixtures, equipment and repairs.
  • Maintenance of the company fleet including fueling and usage.
  • Assist with the company’s post and other telecommunications issues.
  • Coordinate staff travels and provides logistics for company guests – transportation, accommodation, feeding, etc.
  • Participant in maintaining accurate record of the company’s assets ensuring relevant updates are made.
  • Ensure the safe keeping and efficient utilization of all office facilities, equipment and other inventory items.
  • Tag assets including newly purchased items with an appropriate reference number for proper inventory keeping.
  • Liaises with finance and account for the prompt payment of utility bills, maintenance bills, office supplies etc.
  • Liaises with the relevant vendor for printing of staff ID cards, complimentary cards and other inventory items.
  • Manage purchases of office consumables, supplies, stationery etc. when in short supply
  • Assist with office task- photocopy, print and disseminate documents as required.
  • Manage support staff and drivers.
  • Attend to any other job as may be assigned by the supervisor.



2 year(s)


Bachelor’s Degree/HND


Not Specified


Requirements, Education & Qualification

  • Holder of B.Sc/HND in Business Administration or related discipline.


  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in the field.

Key Competencies:

  • Functional/ Technical:
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Resourceful nature and excellent problem-solving capabilities
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Proficient user of Microsoft software


  • Must be Pro-active.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications with detailed CV to

Head, Information Technology (ICT) Needed

Head, Information Technology (ICT)

A National Health Maintenance Organization

  • Location(s): • Enugu, South East — Nigeria
  • Specialization: • IT/ Software
  • Industry: • Healthcare / Pharmaceutical
  • Application Deadline: April 17, 2018
  • Job Type Fulltime

A National Health Maintenance Organization is recruiting for fulltime Head, Information Technology (ICT).


A national Health Maintenance organization, with Headquarters at Enugu and branches across the six geopolitical zones of the country, requires suitably qualified candidates for immediate employment in the position below:

Job Title: Head, Information Technology (ICT)
Location: Enugu

Responsibilities and Attributes

  • Overseeing all technology operations and evaluating them according to established goals
  • Devising and establishing IT policies and systems to support the implementation of strategies set by upper management
  • Analyzing the business requirements of all departments to determine their technology needs
  • Good interpersonal relationship skills as well as strong work ethics and confidence;
  • Good critical thinking skills;
  • Project management expertise and good judgment in handling schedules;
  • Excellent leadership quality and team moving skills.
  • Monitor and ensure the security of Information Technology assets of the firm
  • Coordinate IT managers and supervise computer scientists, technicians and other professionals to provide guidance.
  • Control budget and report on expenditure



10 year(s)


Bachelor’s Degree/HND


Not Specified


Candidate must possess the following:

  • Minimum of first Degree or its equivalent in Computer Sciences or related field.
  • Post Graduate Qualification in ICT or related fields
  • Certification in or professional membership of ICT related bodies
  • Certification, Membership of health, management or related bodies
  • Knowledge of Databases, Oracle, statistical/ epidemiological tools such as SPSS, Epiinfo etc
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience post NYSC
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in relevant and related field
  • Attendance of related Courses/ workshops/seminars etc
  • HMO experience is an added advantage.
  • Age: Not more than 50 years

Very attractive, highly competitive and negotiable.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications with a detailed resume and three verifiable references, attaching all credentials and Birth Certificates or Statutory Declaration of Age to

Note: Short listed candidates will be invited for interview.