Picking the Right Profile Picture on AssisttoHire.com

Setting a charismatic profile picture

Selecting the ‘right’ picture is one of the most significant choices that you will be making for your ‘Assist to Hire’ profile. It has been proved by research that having the ‘right’ profile picture, increases your chance of being hired by prospective employers by tenfold. And as it has been already highlighted numerous times – first impressions matter! But, you must be wondering – how do you pick the perfect picture for your Assist-to-Hire profile?


Read on to learn the best tips-and-tricks to capture an employer’s attention –

1. Be individual & unique:

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There is nothing that captures an employer’s attention better than genuine candidates with credible photos, which set them apart from any phony competitors. To take your profile picture, imagine that you are going to a job interview; put on your best suit and style your hair. Let your picture do the talking! You want it to say, ‘Hi, I am the best candidate for your job!’

2. Focus on your face:

choosing the right profile picture for your employment social network

Remember, this is a professional photo, not artistic. Do not look away into the distance. Instead, your photo should be simple, like a passport photo. You just need to look into the camera, making sure that employers see your face and sincerity.

3. Concentrate on your expression:

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You want to set a great first impression for potential employers, so make sure that in your photos you are both confident and enthusiastic. Smile with your eyes and keep a straight face, to portray the image of a friendly professional.

4. Choose the right background:

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The focus of your profile picture should be you; therefore it is best that you avoid distracting backgrounds. The best backgrounds are usually white or grey, but depending on your skin tone, you may choose another complimentary color. Just ensure that your final picture looks professional, not tasteless.
And here are some more reasons why it is crucial to have the ‘right’ profile picture –

Having the ‘right’ picture is likely to increase your response and referral rates. It is the first chance you have to persuade employers that you are friendly, likeable and trustworthy. These characteristics are fundamental for getting the attention of prospective employers. The best way to think of the profile picture is like a ‘personal brand’, which allows employers to identify & recognize you amongst competitors on Assist-to-Hire.


Department of Petroleum Resources is Hiring! Apply Now

New Job Alert – Department of Petroleum Resources

Department of Petroleum ResourcesDPR Recruitment 2016 (http://recruitment.dpr.gov.ng/) .


The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), in line with its regulatory mandate of ensuring sustainable development of Nigeria’s oil and gas resources hereby invites applications from suitably qualified University/Polytechnic Graduates as well as experienced and skilled professionals to fill the underlisted job vacancies in its current ongoing 2016 recruitment exercise:
Job Position:  Graduate Trainees
Job Description
* Successful applicants shall have the opportunity to develop specialist skills and professional competencies in oil/gas regulations and supervision during their career.

Candidates For this category Should: 
* Possess B.Sc/BA/B.Pharm./HND in relevant Engineering and Management/Social Sciences With a minimum of Second Class Lower or Upper Credit.

* Possess N.Y.S.C discharged/exemption certificate.

* Not more than 30 years old by 31st December,2016.

* Be computer literate.
Job Position:  Experienced Hire
Job Description
* Successful candidates shall have their career in the regulatory and monitoring of the dynamic Nigerian Oil and Gas industry with very bright prospects of attaining the peak of their profession.

Candidates For this category Should:
* Possess a minimum of 5 years’ experience from the Oil and Gas industry or any other relevant experience.

* Not more than 40 years old by 31st December,2016.

* Possess NYSC discharged/exemption certificate.

* Be computer literate.
DPR Job Application Guidelines 
Candidates are required to have the following available for registration:
* Scanned copy of a passport photograph.

* Scanned copy of certificates (N.Y.S.C. Discharge/Exemption certificate, Higher Institution Certificate, S.S.C.E. Certificate).

* Scanned copy of any other necessary supporting documents.

Candidates are required to fill their application online through the DPR Application Portal. Please follow the instructions to fill in your application:
* Only applications in respect of the advertised positions would be considered. All applicants are expected to apply for ONLY ONE position.

* Multiple applications by any candidate for more than one job would be DISQUALIFIED.

* Upon submission, applicants would receive an acknowledgment containing a reference number which should be quoted in all future correspondences.

* Deadline for Submission of application is six weeks from the date of this publication. Only Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview.
For more information on the DPR recruitment exercise, visit http://recruitment.dpr.gov.ng/

For steps on how to apply, visit http://recruitment.dpr.gov.ng/how-it-works

Please note that application is free. Good luck!

Application Deadline:  6th December, 2016

How I Got my First Job After NYSC


Ebosie Ogechukwu Genevieve, Lagos State Corp member of 2016 Batch B would like to thank Assist to Hire immensely for matching her with a job. Ebosie is currently employed at Smile Communications Lagos in Nigeria, after successfully registering her profile on assisttohire.com.

Please read her success story below:

Ebosie is a graduate from the Economics department of the Federal Polytechnic Owerri. Graduating with an upper class credit result, Ebosie, an aspiring graduate in her mid-20’s had her sights set on attaining a job. Her desire to be hired began when first job after nyscpassing a parade at Lagos Camp, where a Sales Support Officer from Assist to Hire encouraged her to register on assisttohire.com.

Ebosie registered to our online database with a positive attitude and abundant enthusiasm. Within two weeks, she was contacted and hired by Smile Communications as a Sales Representative! Ebosie is currently enjoying her job training!

Congratulations to Ebosie Ogechukwu! We wish you even more luck for your career.

About Assist to Hire:

Assist to Hire is an employment social network and partner company to Mactay Group. It is a platform where employers can find new talent to hire, from a selection of listed candidates! You can log onto our website at www.assisttohire.com and register as a candidate for free!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at info@assisttohire.com or call at 08030861618.

First Bank is Hiring: Application Deadline Nov 8th

FirstBank Graduate Trainee Programme

The FirstBank Graduate Trainee Programme (GTP) is a yearly recruitment exercise aimed at attracting suitably qualified and self-motivated individuals into the Bank’s Talent Pool to meet the growing manpower requirements across the enterprise. It is a talent sourcing initiative of the Bank geared towards the recruitment of young, intelligent, purpose-driven and dynamic individuals.
The Programme also provides the platform to attract fresh and talented young graduates who will be groomed to drive the Bank’s vision of being the clear leader and Nigeria’s Bank of first choice.  Driven by our vision, FirstBank has continued to reinvent itself with a view to sustaining its leadership position in the marketplace on all parameters.
Here in FirstBank, our people are recognized as the most valuable resource on which competitive advantage is built and we acknowledge their quality and contributions to the overall corporate goals and objectives.
Come build your career with us, if you desire to be part of a premier financial service institution with multi-jurisdictional presence in major cities and countries across the globe.
Take a bold step and apply for the ongoing Graduate Trainee Programme if you meet the specified criteria listed below:

Manning Requirements
•          Not more than 27 years old by December 2016
•          Have completed NYSC with a valid certificate
•          Possess minimum of B.A/ B.Sc. degree with ‘Second Class Lower’ or HND with ‘Upper Credit’

Key Competencies & Attributes
•          Excellent communication skills
•          Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills
•          Analytical skills
•          Self-driven and results-oriented
•          Highly innovative with excellent problem-solving skills
•          Good team player
•          Familiarity with global financial trends and developments
•          Proficient in the use of MS Excel, Word and Power PointIt does not go without mentioning that there are key motivators to build your career with FirstBank….one of the largest talent sourcing organizations in Nigeria, across the Sub-Saharan Africa and beyond, amongst these are:

  • FirstBank is the most valuable bank Brand in Nigeria’s financial services sector and listed among the top 500 global banking brands.
  • FirstBank is the largest and most respected banking franchise in Nigeria.
  • FirstBank has unparalleled reputation for leadership, strength and stability; and consistently marked as no. 1 most trusted bank in Independent Customer Surveys.
  • FirstBank is an “Equal Opportunity Employer” underpinned by strong institutional processes, diversity and inclusion practice and corporate governance.
  • FirstBank offers continuous learning and development opportunities through its learning centre, FirstAcademy to equip staff with required skills and competencies to perform optimally in their respective job functions.
  • The Bank offers highly competitive compensation packages aimed at attracting and retaining high performing and energetic people across various functional areas within the organization.
  • FirstBank creates an enabling work culture and environment with recognition and respect for individuals.
  • FirstBank gives support for professional development especially acquisitions of globally accredited certifications e.g. ACCA, CFA, ITIL, CISA, ICAN, CIBN, CIPM, CIPD etc.
  • The first existing financial institution in Nigeria (established 1894), a partner to the government and regarded as a national icon.
  • FirstBank has produced 2 CBN governors and several top government officials.

Application Deadline: November 8th 2016

Apply here: https://e-recruiter.ng/portal/firstbankgtp

Etisalat is Hiring. Apply Now!!!

Etisalat’s vision is a world where people’s reach is not limited by matter or distance; a world where people will effortlessly stay in touch with family and friends; a world where businesses of all sizes can reach new markets without the limitations of distance and travel.
Etisalat is recruiting to fill the job position below:

Job Title: Graduate Analyst, Sim Registration (HQ)
Lagos, NG
Job Summary 

  • Assist in managing the day to day running of the subscriber registration operations in HQ and Regions

Principal Functions

  • Ensure implementation of processes and procedures guiding activities of SIM Registration Officers (SROs) in all the regions to ensure delivery on set subscriber registration targets
  • Assist Manager SIM registration to manage all  SIM Registration activities in assigned Region
  • Provide and co-ordinate first-line systems support for SIM Registration issues escalated to the HQ
  • Ensure timely escalation and resolution of all SIM Registration-related issues from any region
  • Ensure the pooling of registered subscriber data to central server and escalate all factors/ challenges adversely affecting the achievement of pooling targets
  • Track, audit and visit Trade and SIM Registration outlets and hot-spots
  • Prepare and ensure timely delivery of all reports required from SIM Registration outlets in the country for the attention of Manager, SIM Registration Operations
  • Gather information on competition activities in SIM Registration and collate information for attention of HQ team
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Manager, SIM Registration.

Educational Requirements

  • First degree or its equivalent in a relevant discipline.

Experience,Skills & Competencies:

  • Minimum of one year post NYSC relevant work experience.

Job Title: Engineer, Performance
Job Summary

  • Assist in measuring quality of service performance and ensure adherence to quality of service standards.

Principal Functions

  • Manage all voice performance monitoring and reporting in 2G, 3G, LTE etc.
  • Prepare and ensure quality of service reports are properly documented for management use and decision making purposes
  • Support Drive Test Engineers on the field based on their testing requirement.
  • Analyze, detect and report on the performance of the different network QoS reports.
  • Generate and circulate daily, weekly and monthly network reports.
  • Analyze the data obtained from report and generate network performance analysis
  • Prepare and Submit NCC, Group, Management and external party related performance request
  • Assist in defining the KPI threshold for EMTS Etisalat Nigeria Technical Vendors
  • Analyse measurement data using a special processing new test tool.
  • Prepare and submit ad hoc reports on data performance within the stipulated time frame

Educational Requirements

  • First Degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering.

Experience,Skills & Competencies

  • Two (2) years post NYSC work experience
  • Network Availability and Capacity Management
  • Business Application Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Passion for Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Empowering people
  • Growing people
  • Team work
  • Customer Focus.

Job Title: Head, Revenue Assurance & Fraud Management
Job Summary 

  • Lead and coordinate the revenue assurance and fraud management activities, with the goal of providing strategic direction to maximize revenue and minimise/mitigate risk.

Principal Functions

  • Manage staff, provide leadership and professional development to ensure productivity and efficiency
  • Analyse and understand various revenue streams, product offerings and associated systems and processes to ensure completeness, accuracy and validity


  • Develop, implement and maintain processes and procedures for effective revenue assurance and fraud management
  • Formulate and oversee the implementation of companywide revenue assurance and fraud management strategy including the definition of appropriate KPIs
  • Update and develop team knowledge about revenue assurance and industry best practice to ensure the organisation’s revenue assurance readiness is at par with industry standards
  • Define criteria and measure the departmental performance with respect to revenue assurance and fraud management
  • Ensure proper implementation and continuous monitoring of the revenue assurance tools
  • Ensure proper and adequate resource allocation according to departments requirements and provide the extra support needed if resources are inadequate
  • Ensure all revenue assurance reports are prepared on time for the Chief Financial Officer’s review
  • Advise on revenue impacting processes to be implemented and ensure the department adhere strictly to approved company and regulatory processes and procedures
  • Follow up/escalate issues submitted by the revenue assurance department or other departments to provide required studies to maximise revenue and process efficiency
  • Carry out other requests as instructed by Chief Financial Officer

Educational Requirements

  • First degree in a relevant discipline from a recognized university.
  • Membership of Professional association (CIMA, CFA, ACCA, ICAN, etc)

Experience,Skills & Competencies:

  • Eight (8) to Twelve (12) years work experience, with at least three (3) years in a managerial role
  • Financial Accounting/ Reporting
  • Revenue Assurance
  • Financial Systems Knowledge
  • Business and/or Financial Acumen
  • Accountability
  • Delegation/ Supervisory
  • Passion for Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Empowering people
  • Growing people
  • Team work
  • Customer Focus


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply 

Nigerian Breweries is Hiring. Deadline Ending Soon!!!

Need a Job Apply to Nigerian Breweries Plc

Nigerian Breweries Plc, the pioneer and leading brewing company in Nigeria, required the services of a Conveyor Maintenance Service Provider.

The Organization will be responsible for providing a team of maintenance professionals for carrying out planned preventive and unplanned maintenance activities conveyors, its components and controls within our brewery locations. Each brewery location will have a local team dedicated to it.

Nigerian Breweries Plc is recruiting to fill the job position of:

Job Title: Management Trainees
Reference Code  MGT/Oct/2016
Job Description
This role targets inexperienced, young graduates who are desirous of a career in a conducive manufacturing environment with best – in – class systems and processes.
After a highly competitive selection process, successful candidates will undergo a 12-month Systematic and Broad-based Training Programme involving formal training and experiential attachments. At the end of the training, the successful candidate will be considered for management positions in the company.

Job Requirements
The ideal candidates must not be older than thirty (30) years as at October 2016 and should possess the following:

* Bachelor’s Degree (BSc) minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division) in any of the disciplines listed below.


* Master’s degree (MSc) in relevant field of study.

Relevant Fields of study:

– Computer Science

– Finance

– Statistics

– Economics

– Accountancy

– Business Administration

– Marketing

– Sociology

– Psychology

– Political Science

– Public Administration

– Geography

General Requirements

* Five (5) credit grades in WASC/GCE/SSCE including Maths, English and 3 other relevant subjects obtained in one sitting

* NYSC Discharge Certificate.

* Ability to work with basic computer applications (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.)

* Geographical mobility within and outside Nigeria.

* Initiative and drive.

Job Remuneration 
These positions offer good career opportunities and competitive remuneration. In addition to basic salary, performance related increments, generous pension etc, we offer performance related bonuses, housing, transport and leave allowances, free medical treatment for self and family, free lunch, monthly issues of Company Products, paid annual leave and other fringe benefits.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here to Apply

Applications must be received not later than 4 weeks from the date of this advertisement. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email or SMS within 2 weeks from the closing date.

Also note that you’ll have to take the Heineken Go Places Interview to be able to apply for this Job. Good luck.

Application Deadline: November 13th, 2016

Interview with Heineken on their Search for Global Talent

Nigerian Breweries initiates ‘Go Places’ Heineken’s Global Talent campaign

Nigerian Breweries Plc, Nigeria’s leading brewer has launched the Heineken ‘Go Places’, global talent campaign. The official event was held on October the 17th, 2016 at the organization’s Abebe Village, Iganmu headquaters in Lagos.

The campaign, ‘Go Places’, encourages participants to take part in an interactive visual storytelling game, which takes them on an exciting recruitment journey. The game itself consists of 12 questions, which give participants three to five seconds to provide an answer. The virtual engagement highlights elements of the global Heineken Company culture, as well as the exceptionally talented African nigerian employment social networkworkforce.

Following the successful completion of the quiz, participants are then invited to undertake an engaging video interview. The interview itself is modelled on the Enneagram test, which transforms the traditional corporate hiring model into a more immersive and realistic experience. ‘Go Places’ aims give potential employees a depiction of the unique culture that they could experience if chosen to work for Nigerian Breweries Plc. in Nigeria or any of the 170 Heineken globally located companies.

Victor Famuyibo, Human Resource Director of Nigerian Breweries, spoke at the launch, noting-

Heineken’s ‘Go Places’ campaign positions Nigerian Breweries as an international player, through the use of modern technology to attract and retain young, talented Nigerian employees. It even raises the bar for HR as it revamps the recruitment process.

Using more creative human resource recruitment process, encourages younger talent that is full of idea, enabling us to create sustainable products and undertake profitable business procedures that will in the long-run benefit our customers. Likewise, we are offering for greater career advancements in Nigeria and internationally’.

Nigerian Breweries, founded by Heineken International in 1946 operates 11 breweries across Nigeria, producing beer brands such as Gulder, Maltina, Amstel Malta, 33 Export, Fayrouz and Star, Nigeria’s first locally produced beer.

Take the interview yourself at  www.theheinekencompany.com/goplaces


LAGOS State Government to employ 1000 graduates as Bus Conductors

LAGOS State Government to employ 1000 graduates as Bus Conductors

Reference By Ebun Sessou & Obinna Mbajunwa

Comrade Israel Ade Adeshola, the National President of the Bus Conductors Association of Nigeria, BCAN, in cooperation with the Lagos State ministry of transportation has confirmed that 1000 university graduates will be employed as bus conductors.

In an interview with Vanguard, Comrade Adeshola has further stated that under the leadership of Governor Akinwunmi Ambod, the Lagos State Government has initiated the development of a new image for the bus conducting profession.
Comrade Adeshola enthusiastically describes, “The Lagos state government is already in action, training and accrediting graduates through the Lagos State Drivers Institute (LASDRI), with plans of future employment”. He also notes that graduates are expected to gain salaries of N50, 000 per month.

“Our objective is to make bus conducting an attractive, respected and dignified occupation for future generations on a global scale”, he said. Adeshola also expects that the future will bring major transportation changes, as security & employment are becoming increasingly more important to the Government.

Furthermore, Adeshola notes that since the establishment of the association in 2008, there has been relentless work completed in association with Government officials through both the national assembly as well as the state government. For the future, Adeshola and the association intend to keep the positive relationships with Government intact in order to benefit citizens.