When someone writes or speaks without mistakes, it doesn’t mean they’re professionals or they know it all. It simply means they have consciously mastered the English art. The journey to a successful career begins with the art of mastering the English Language. One of the steps to mastering this art, is by identifying the common mistakes made and avoiding them. There are quite a number of English mistakes to avoid, but, I’ll be sharing just 5 of them.

1. Using AM and I’M interchangeably

It amazes me when people use AM instead of I’M or when they use I’M in place of AM. For example:

Am going to the market. (wrong)

I’m going to the market. ( right)

I’M means I AM, AM is only what it is AM. You can’t use them interchangeably. They are totally different.

2. YOUR and YOU’RE

Your is used to refer to a person’s item, for example, Your bag, your shoe, etc.

You’re is used to describe what or who a person is. For example, we can say, You’re beautiful, you’re very eloquent, etc.

3. TO and TOO

To is used before a noun or verb to portray a destination, recipient, or an activity. For example, I am going to my Brother’s school tomorrow, Can you give it to me?

Too means also, as well or used to express adjectives in extreme forms. For example, I am going home too, She is too dirty, etc.


Often times, people interchange there and their. It’s even worse when you use they’re instead of their of there.

There is used to describe a place, they’re means they are ( group of people), their is used to describe a group’s possession. For example, There is a new restaurant I want to try out, They’re all coming with me, The money is for their upkeep.

5. INTO and IN TO

They’re often confused, however ‘into’ demonstrates movement. For example, She walked into the office after waiting a long while. ‘In to’ is used different situations because of the individual words ‘to’ and ‘in’ which are frequently used in other parts of a sentence. For example, He was called in to a meeting.



It is important that you pay attention to these common English mistakes to avoid in your career if you want to get to the peak of your career. These are just a few grammar mistakes we’ve put together. Which ones do you frequently make? Which do you make that are not included in the list? Please, let us know in the comments.



Internship Trainees Needed At Oando


Oando Plc

Location(s): Not Specified — Nigeria

Specialization: • Internship/ Industrial Training

Industry: • Oil and Gas / Mining

Application Deadline: December 02, 2017

Job Type Fulltime

Oando Plc is recruiting for fulltime Internship.


Oando is a Pan- African multinational energy corporation. Headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, and active in various African countries, it is engaged in every aspect of the energy value chain, including Petroleum marketing, exploration and production; refining, and power generation. Oando is Nigeria’s largest non-government owned company in the energy industry. It is the first Nigerian company to achieve a dual listing on both the Nigerian and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges, and Nigeria’s largest oil company with a market capitalization in the region.

A few hours ago, Oando Plc, through their social media accounts shared an opportunity for internship in their organisation.

Job Title: Internship



0 year(s)


Not Specified


Not Specified



Interested candidates must answer the following questions:
1) How was the name Oando coined?

2) What are our core values?

3) When did Oando commence business operations as a petroleum marketing company?

4) We have offices in the following countries except?

a. Dubai

b. São Tomé & Príncipe

c. United Kingdom

d. South Africa

5) By what % did our Q3 2017 Gross Profit increase by, compared to Q3 2016?

6 ) ‘@OandoFoundation ‘s ‘Adopt-a-school’ initiative entails the following projects? True or False

a.Teacher Training

b.Early Childhood Care&Development

c.Infrastructure Development

7) How many colours are in the Oando logo?

8) What is Oando’s brand essence?

9) What are the four companies under Oando PLC?

10) What award did @OandoFoundation win in the 2013 Africa Oil & Gas Awards?

Bonus Question: If you go to Oando’s Instagram page(Oando_PLC) and you follow the page, how many followers will we have?

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should visit Oando’s twitter page

Answer all 11 questions correctly using the hashtag #OandoInternSearch, and they may contact you. Goodluck!

Core Network Front Office Engineer

Core Network Front Office Engineer (bo Cs)

  • Location:

    Lagos, Nigeria

  • Industry:

    ICT / Telecommunications

  • Specialization:


  • Job Type:


  • Salary:


  • Required Experience:

    2 to 5 years

  • Posted:

    20th November, 2017 (2 days ago)

  • Application Deadline:

    30th November, 2017

Job Description

-Huawei core network experience/knowledge, monitoring/surveillance skill in a telecommunication domain.
-Back office engineer skill like integration of POI, commisioning/troubleshooting of BSC/RNC, trunk expansion activities; (Huawei core network product – MSC, MGW, HLR, STP/SPS, SBC/VoIP, M2000/U2000).
Knowledge of  IT is a must.
x Can trace & analyze call issue and resolve basic/ general issues.
x Can communicate with customer on operational activities.
x Possess all FO knowledge and experience in the past.
x Can do basic KPI analysis and troubleshooting, to resolution.


-Huawei core network experience/knowledge, monitoring/surveillance skill in a telecommunication domain.
-Back office engineer skill like integration of POI, commisioning/troubleshooting of BSC/RNC, trunk expansion activities; (Huawei core network product – MSC, MGW, HLR, STP/SPS, SBC/VoIP, M2000/U2000).
Knowledge of  IT is a must.
x Can trace & analyze call issue and resolve basic/ general issues.
x Can communicate with customer on operational activities.
x Possess all FO knowledge and experience in the past.
x Can do basic KPI analysis and troubleshooting, to resolution.


-Huawei core network experience/knowledge, monitoring/surveillance skill in a telecommunication domain.
-Back office engineer skill like integration of POI, commisioning/troubleshooting of BSC/RNC, trunk expansion activities; (Huawei core network product – MSC, MGW, HLR, STP/SPS, SBC/VoIP, M2000/U2000).
Knowledge of  IT is a must.
x Can trace & analyze call issue and resolve basic/ general issues.
x Can communicate with customer on operational activities.
x Possess all FO knowledge and experience in the past.
x Can do basic KPI analysis and troubleshooting, to resolution.


-B.Sc/ HND in IT related Courses.

Required Skills

IT Skills

Apply via this link: assisttohire.com

Company Driver Needed at AllAboutHome

Company Driver


Location(s): Not Specified — Nigeria

Specialization: • Hospitality / Food Services

Industry: • Food Services / Hospitality / Hotels • FMCG / Conglomerate • NGO / International Agencies • Consulting

Application Deadline: November 28, 2017

Job Type Fulltime

Salary ₦360,000 – ₦480,000 Naira per Annum

AllAboutHome is recruiting for fulltime Company Driver.


Duties, tasks, and responsibilities

    • Transport products, materials, and staff securely to areas where they are needed
    • Guarantee that products and staff are protected and secured
    • Ensure timely conveyance of staff and materials to and from places as instructed by supervisor or the manager
    • Load and unload organization’s merchandize
    • Precisely finish all paper work connected with conveyance of merchandize
    • Answer clients’ inquiries as brilliantly as could be allowed
    • Ensure that vehicles are kept perfect and clean at all times by washing both the inside and outside parts of the vehicle
    • Carry out routine checks on vehicles and ensure they are sound
    • Recognize electrical and mechanical faults and report to the manager
    • Perform periodic maintenance on vehicles, such as changing batteries and motor oil at appropriate time, as well as refuelling the car.
    • Keep all records, including receipts for vehicle maintenance
    • Keep up a travel log to record areas travelled to, travel time, and work hours
    • Perform some other undertakings like shopping, dropping and picking clothing, getting lunch, and running errands
    • Pay tolls and other fundamental vehicle demands
    • Dress professionally and in accordance with company’s dress code.



5 year(s)


High School


Not Specified


Essential Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge Required

      • Have a valid driving license with over five years driving experience
      • Senior Secondary School Education Certificate
      • Have the capacity to carry out his/her obligations in an expert way.
      • Have the capacity to relate well with associates and clients
      • Skilled driver and must have the necessary authorization to drive
      • Should have sufficient knowledge of traffic laws and hold fast entirely to them
      • Must be strong enough to lift heavy loads, materials and equipment frequently
      • Must have a clean driving record
      • Must be a safety conscious person
      • Must be focused, confident, and .

Apply via this link


Lagos State Ministry Of Wealth Creation & Employment Technical Training Programme 2017


Provider: Lagos State Ministry of Wealth Creation & Employment

Location(s): Lagos

Duration: 180 days

Fee: Not Specified

Application Deadline 30 November, 2017

Required Experience Vocational

Type: Media / Creative Design / Fashion


Lagos State Ministry of Wealth Creation & Employment in collaboration with the Betti-Okuboyejo Foundation Calls for application for the programme below:

Programme Title: Six-month Garment Technician Sustainable Development Programme
Location: Lagos


  • The programme is a 6month tuition free training for young individuals in the art of garment making and design.
  • The programme is entirely non residential and candidates will be responsible for their accommodation through out the programme

Objectives of the Programme

  • Train and equip youths with employable and entrepreneurial skills in Garment Making.
  • To promote education, skills acquisition, creativity, leadership and entrepreneurial skills of young individuals. This in turn creates wealth and financial independence.
  • Impact the economic growth of the country by developing individuals with the skills to improve their independence and that of their community.

The Programme:

  • Garment design and production
  • Basics in business of fashion
  • Managing Accounts/finances


Entry Qualifications

  • Applicants should be between the ages of 18 and 30 years & must have obtained a minimum of WAEC/SSCE/GCE Pass

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their letter of application, one passport photograph and CV’ fashionschool@ruffntumblekids.com or bettioschooloffashiondesign@gmail.coms to:


  • Only Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a written test and interview.
  • Dates will be communicated via the addresses/phone numbers provided in the application.



Most times, as startup entrepreneurs, we are almost certain that our startup business ideas and sound advertising systems will have a significant effect, as we kick start our new business. In many cases, things are not generally that simple. The market regularly has upsetting surprises anticipating our arrival. I have seen enthusiastic startup entrepreneurs give in their all to the business with hopes of a success. Most times, after realizing the stiff competition from established brands, they immediately tend to give up.

If you want you thrive in business amidst the competition, it is important to employ these 7 simple techniques:

Think About The Customer’s Need First

I’m sure by now, your new business ideas are ready to launch – that’s awesome I must commend. But before you begin implementing, have you stopped to consider your customer’s need against your ideas? You must carry out a research on your would-be customer to better understand them so as to give them the desired satisfaction. Know who they are, where they are, and why they will patronize your business.

Align Your Plans And Ideas To The Customer’s Need

Unreasonably numerous new companies in Nigeria fizzled, because they were trying to sell their personal idea to their customers. You can’t force someone to buy a product or pay for a service he’s never going to need. That’s why it is important as a startup entrepreneur to understand what your customers really want and align your products/services to fit into his need.

Create the unique selling point of Your Startup Business

A unique selling point is a factor that differentiates a product/service from its competitors. Factors such as the lowest cost, the highest quality or the first-ever product of its kind. A USP could be thought of as “what you have that competitors don’t.” So, for your startup to thrive in a world of competitors, you must be able to stand out successfully from the crowd. Identify the key elements of your competitors, and determine to give more value than your competitors.

Advertise Using Various Strategies

Advertising is one key element of a business startup. It’s a new business, new idea etc, and no matter how big it’s going to become tomorrow, you must advertise as a startup. Nobody would want to do business with you if they don’t know what you can offer. With the aid of the internet, it is much more easier to market your startup and persuade people to patronize you, using your USP

Set Goals For Your Startup

When you set out on new business idea, setting goals for the startup are what will drive you to produce results. Goals provides direction, inspiration and is a useful tool in measuring your progress. However, since it’s a startup, it is important that you create specific, realistic, achievable and measurable goals. You can also break it down into shorter goals to ensure they are easily achievable.

Be Ready To Invest Time And Money In Your Startup

I have seen startups fall even before their rise mainly because of financial issues. Believe it, Entrepreneurship is hard-work and demands sufficient time and money for its success. While investing money into your startup, it is important that you invest wisely. Most big companies with beautiful outlook didn’t start that big, they went from small to great. Limit the rate at which you spend excessively on the business and focus more on getting your first client.

Learn From Successful Businesses

If you watch successful people, you’ll realize they have a track record of someone or two they learn from. In the quest to succeed as a startup, you must learn from others and be willing to apply the lessons learnt to your startup.

Being an entrepreneur is not an easy task, and as startups, not getting the desired result might be heart breaking. With these tips, you’ll be prepared to handle the hard work associated with a startup and thrive through challenging times.

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Accountant Needed At Excel and Grace Consulting


Excel and Grace Consulting

Excel and Grace Consulting is recruiting for fulltime Accountant.

Location(s): • Lagos, South West — Nigeria

Specialization: • Finance / Accounting

Industry: • Consulting

Application Deadline: November 28, 2017

Job Type Full time


Excel and Grace Consulting – Our client in the Catering and Fast Food Industry, seeks the services of a suitably qualified candidate for the position below:

Job Title: Accountant
Location: Lekki, Lagos

Job Description

  • Drive the overall day to day financial planning of the company
  • Manage control and accounting reports to ensure efficient work progress
  • Perform risk management by analyzing all of the organization’s liabilities and investments
  • Decide on investment strategies by considering cash and liquidity capabilities and risks
  • Control and evaluate the organization’s fundraising plans and capital structure
  • Ensure cash flow is appropriate for the organization’s operations
  • Lead Management of distributors account relationships
  • Lead preparation of accurate and reliable reports for submission to managing director, stakeholders, external analysts etc.
  • Construct annual/monthly/weekly reports on revenues, profits and expenses
  • Lead preparation and submit forecasting reports
  • Set up and oversee the company’s financial reporting
  • Ensure compliance with the law and company’s policies
  • Prepares asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information.
  • Documents financial transactions by entering account information.
  • Recommends financial actions by analyzing accounting options.
  • Summarizes current financial status by collecting information; preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports.



    2 year(s)


    Bachelor’s Degree/HND


    Not Specified



    • B.Sc/ HND in any related field.
    • Minimum of 2 years experience
    • Must have adequate knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
    • Should have excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Experience in any leadership capacity is an added advantage.

    How to Apply: 
    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s using the job title as “Accountant” to info@msmeconnect.org

Senior Customer Manager – North

Senior Customer Manager – North


Kimberly-Clark is recruiting for fulltime Senior Customer Manager – North.

Location(s): Not Specified — Nigeria

Specialization: • Customer Service • Administration/ Office/ Operations

Industry: • Healthcare / Pharmaceutical

Application Deadline:  December 05, 2017

Job Type Fulltime


Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 150 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people – nearly a quarter of the world’s population – trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With a 135-year history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and putting them in the right jobs so that they can do their best work.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Senior Customer Manager – North
Location: Nigeria
Worker Sub-Type: Regular



Not Specified


Not Specified


Not Specified


Job Description

  • Develop and implement a customer business plan that  is aligned to the customer’s needs, KC business & GBA objectives , marketing  and category plans and will deliver budgeted growth targets by category  (to be done jointly with Customers where appropriate).
  • National account manager to develop with the input of the regional account managers – track delivery against this plan nationally.
  • Ensure strategic opportunities and objectives by Channel and by Category/brand are  incorporated into the Customer Business plans.
  • Support the BTA’s in the development of Customer specific Category /and or Shopper Marketing Strategies that are based on shopper insights – both nationally & for the GBA.
  • Continually monitor and analyze competitor activity  & pricing as well as customer  performance against the  agreed objectives and if required,  develop and implement the appropriate corrective action to ensure that targets are achieved.
  • Implement , monitor and evaluate agreed POP ( pricing, promotions , ranging, merchandisig) plans on a monthly basis.
  • Communicate detail to the teams within and across GBA’s where appropriate.
  • Ensures promotional grid is updated and communicated to the business as soon as any changes occur.
  • Ensure all pricing is negotiated in line with KC and GBA objectives and said pricing is input correctly and timeously in SAP  and in the customers pricing system .
  • Ensure all claims are processed timeously.
  • Recommend proposed allocations /jab orders for promotional activity and ensure these are implemented.
  • Develop  and agree (internally and externally) a cross- functional customer contact strategy based  on the customers  needs.
  • Develop and communicate  monthly, quarterly and annual reviews to customers.
  • Support the innovation process by providing the Marketing & GBA teams with Customer specific information for input into the launch plans .
  • Agree listing dates, distribution and volume targets, pricing, range and merchandising objectives for all NPD, communicate progress to KC stakeholders through the timeous updating of listing trackers and ensure the achievement of these targets.
  • Liaise with the Marketing & GBA Teams to  ensure trade presenters include all relevant information, as well as to develop  a customer specific  trade rationale for any category or brand innovation.
  • Liaise with logistics, planning, debtors and field sales to ensure that the customers’ service needs are met.Monitor  customer service levels ( order fill , case fill , credit notes, on-shelf availability) and develop corrective plans  to address any issues.
  • Negotiate  and agree trading terms and pricing  based on the business objectives and strategic importance of the Customer ( to include annual growth targets by category, promotional spend, payment terms, delivery allowances) – where applicable.
  • National negotiations will be managed and negotiated by the account manager who owns the national account – regional account managers will support.
  • Trading terms monitored proactively with the Customer and active management of the trading term process through the PPO process.
  • Monitor  pricing and trade promotional spend vs. budgets.Initiate and develop an effective working relationship with the GBA Field Teams to ensure that all activities are communicated and executed timeously & productively.
  • Ensures all initiatives and processes are managed according to the agreed processes and procedures, in particular the management and control of pricing, advertising budgets  and trading terms (overiders).
  • Input into development  of monthly GBA forecast by account by brand and SKU .
  • Guides and develops skill base of Customer Managers + Customer Analyst  + OTC Support Officer.
  • Reviews the work of the Customer Manager.

Click on the link to apply: kimberlyclark.com/jobs

Lead HR Specialist – Compensation And Benefits

Lead HR Specialist – Compensation And Benefits

GE Nigeria

GE Nigeria is recruiting for fulltime Lead HR Specialist – Compensation And Benefits.

Location(s): • Lagos, South West — Nigeria

Specialization: • Human Resources / Recruitment

Industry: • Energy / Power

Application Deadline:  December 06, 2017

Job Type Fulltime


GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Lead HR Specialist – Compensation and Benefits
Ref No: 3027341
Location: Lagos

Role Summary

  • Design and expert operational delivery for a broad range of Compensation & Benefit activities and services, including occasional Mobility support in the East & West Africa region.
  • Working from Lagos, the position requires thorough understanding, application and mastery of comp & ben approaches and methodologies, and application in a concrete organizational context.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Provides design, delivery and expert advice in both compensation and benefits, as well as any corresponding compliance requirements, systems and tools
  • Partners with HR and management on compensation matters
  • Has a role as a project leader of medium sized projects or is a major contributor to bigger projects
  • Supports all C&B annual processes, which includes but is not limited to the annual salary and bonus processes
  • Responsible for compensation structures, benefit arrangements and market analyses ensuring that all programs are competitive
  • Design and execution of local policies and procedures related to compensation and benefits
  • Engaging in the activities of the wider GE C&B community and industry by providing insights and inputs as appropriate



4 year(s)


Bachelor’s Degree/HND


Not Specified



  • Bachelor of Commerce degree from an accredited university
  • 4-5 years of experience in Compensation and Benefits, preferably in a multinational company
  • Significant experience working in a regional role in Africa, managing compensation and benefits across multiple countries
  • Knowledge of HR policies and procedures and an understanding of payroll concepts
  • Strong analytical skills and Advanced Excel skills
  • Experience with external market benchmarking studies and survey processes
  • A valid NYSC discharge or exemption certificate will be required (please indicate clearly on your resume)
  • Must have valid authorization to work full-time without any restriction in Nigeria

Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills. Ability to deal with uncertainty and change
  • Ability to influence others and lead small teams
  • Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact
  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously
  • Effective problem identification and solution skills
  • Proven analytical and organizational ability.


Mechanical And Electrical Design Engineer Needed

Mechanical And Electrical Design Engineer

Alliance Engineering Consultants Limited

AECL is recruiting for fulltime Mechanical and Electrical Design Engineer.

Location(s): • Lagos, South West Towns: −Ilupeju — Nigeria

Specialization: • Engineering/ Technical

Industry: • Engineering / Construction / Real Estate

Application Deadline: December 20, 2017

Job Type Fulltime

Salary ₦1,000,000 – ₦1,700,000 Naira per Annum


Are you a Design Engineer with Mechanical and Electrical or Electronic Experience looking for a role where you will be provided with the technical training needed to become an expert in your field as you design highly specialist equipment?

In this capacity you will be required to perform the following duties and hold responsibilities.

  • Provide input on design strategy and conceptual design relative to electrical installations.
  • Undertake design calculations within major building projects.
  • Prepare design specification/report including the production of 2D \ 3D CAD layouts and visuals design drawings, diagrams and schematics along with project specifications and schedules.
  • Carry out design to meet all existing, relevant British Standards, Building Regulations and other relevant standards.
  • Carry out design to meet requirements for energy efficiency and low carbon requirements.
  • Prepare and take responsibility for project engineering solutions for detail design
  • Prepare Technical Specifications and check work/specifications of subordinates
  • Work as part of a team to meet project brief and programme requirements.
  • Commit to supporting the strategic companies sustainability policies and the internal environmental programme objectives.
  • Lead single or multi-discipline projects on behalf of the company (operating as Job or Project Leader as appropriate) in the co-ordination and delivery of individual projects, including attendance at meetings, internal programming, project reviews, etc
  • Manage client and design team relationships.
  • Understand client needs and interpret and confirm the project brief.
  • Provide assistance and support to other members of the engineering team within the office. Undertake constructive peer reviews of other designer’s projects.
  • Demonstrate a wide knowledge and relevant project experience of building services engineering across a range of sectors.
  • Have an understanding of Mechanical and Electrical engineering systems and the ability to report on both disciplines during meetings, etc
  • Undertake project technical/quality reviews and attend design workshops for projects relevant to experience across the practice
  • Contribute to the company-wide initiatives with respect to technical development / market sectors and processes
  • Commitment to CPD and self-learning including development of own preferred area of expertise



3 year(s)


Bachelor’s Degree/HND


Not Specified


• Working knowledge of QA/QC and HSE manuals • Ability to Analyse and produce quality reports • AutoCAD • Autodesk Revit • Microsoft Power Point • Microsoft Office Suite • Microsoft Excel


  • Subject specific technical knowledge and expertise
  • commercial awareness of your specialist area of engineering
  • an eye for detail and a methodical work process
  • IT and CAD knowledge
  • analytical and numeracy skills
  • creative problem solving ability
  • the ability to work in a team
  • effective communication to liaise with team members, clients, contractors and others involved in the design process
  • leadership and negotiation skills
  • written communication and the ability to write reports
  • time management, organisation, and the ability to work to deadlines
  • a flexible approach to work and the ability to adapt to change
  • a driven, self-motivated attitude and the ability to use initiative

Click on this link to apply