INTERVIEW QUESTION: WHY ARE YOU LEAVING YOUR JOB?

INTERVIEW QUESTION: WHY ARE YOU LEAVING YOUR JOB?

I can guarantee you that this question will come up in your next job interview. Unless you’ve never worked a day in your life, you’ll need to talk about why you left your last job or why you want to leave your current position.

Sometimes the answer is obvious as in the case of an internship. When the internship ends, you have to leave obviously. However, for real jobs, you have to explain why you want another job when you have one already. This is a question you really want to prepare for, the wrong answer can ruin your chances of getting the job.

There are several reasons for leaving a job and it all boils down to the following:

You were dissatisfied:

“I learned a lot at my current job in the first one year and then in subsequent years, the learning declined. I’m very eager to learn new things. I can’t see any opportunity for advancement within the organization and I love to be challenged.”

You were fired: if you were fired for performance reasons, you could mention this but avoid putting the blame on others. If you were fired, your interviewer will try to determine if it was due to integrity or performance issues.

“After some management changes, it became clear that the new department director had new expectations for the role that didn’t really mesh with my strengths. Ultimately, she decided to bring in someone from her previous organization who had more sales experience.

The experience taught me that my real talent is in customer service and I know I would be a major asset in a role like this one, which focuses on improving the customer experience. Would you like me to tell you more about my experience in that area?”

You were laid off:

“the company’s biggest client was shut down. This resulted in an extreme decline in the company’s revenue. Therefore, the management decided to eliminate some positions and I was among the five most recently hired employees in my organisation. I am very proud of the work I did for them while I was there and my former boss is one of my references.”

Better opportunity:

“I haven’t had the opportunity to use my graphic design skills as much as I would like to and I believe your company will give me that opportunity.”

Whichever way you decide to answer this question, make sure you focus on the positive. Do not speak ill of your former boss or co-workers.

OUR CLIENT WANTS TO HIRE AN IT INFRASTRUCTURE HEAD

OUR CLIENT WANTS TO HIRE AN IT INFRASTRUCTURE HEAD

Our client in the telecommunications industry is seeking to recruit qualified candidates to fill the position of an IT Infrastructure Head.

Qualifications

  • College degree in technology related major preferred.
  • Post graduate degree in Business Management is an added advantage
  • 12+ years of technical and leadership experience managing and/or directing large IT operational teams also preferred.
  • Knowledge of Telecoms operations.
  • Strong financial management skills in budgeting, forecasting, and cost control.
  • Excellent understanding of multi-disciplinary nature of IT solutions
  • Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations as they relate to technology issues important.

To apply, go to assisttohire.com

OUR CLIENT IS RECRUITING CREDIT PERFORMANCE ANALYSTS

OUR CLIENT IS RECRUITING CREDIT PERFORMANCE ANALYSTS

Our client in the Financial Industry is looking to hire qualified candidates to fill the position of Credit Performance Analyst-(Generic)

Qualifications

  • First degree – or equivalent in Accountancy, Economics, Business Administration or related fields
  • Fluent in English
  • 3 years’ experience in an area of specialization; with experience working with others
  • Experience working in a medium  organization
  • Experience in lending, loan performance review, audit, risk and/or compliance or consulting.

To apply, go to assisttohire.com

DEOLA SAGOE WANTS TO HIRE AN EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

DEOLA SAGOE WANTS TO HIRE AN EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Deola Sagoe is a fashion visionary with a unique approach to her craft that has endeared her to fans and followers all over the world. Using African fabrics, hand-woven materials, and contemporising almost-lost traditional African techniques, Deola designs present a unique vision and attitude for the modern woman.

Deola Sagoe is currently recruiting to fill the position of an Executive Assistant to the CEO. Interested applicants should have these skills and qualifications:

  • A good Degree in a relevant field with at least 5 years of proven experience providing executive support in a structured organisation
  • Experience in the retail industry or in a fast growing company is an advantage
  • Excellent poise, presence, and presentation skills
  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including Board of Directors, Senior Management Team and external partners
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
  • Expert level written and verbal communication skills
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office tools such as Word, Outlook and Excel

To apply, go to ngcareers.com

UNDP IS RECRUITING PROGRAMME ASSOCIATES

UNDP IS RECRUITING PROGRAMME ASSOCIATES

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), helps developing countries attract and use aid effectively. In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights, capacity development and the empowerment of women.

UNDP is recruiting to fill the vacant position a Programme Associate- Governance and Peacebuilding

Required Skills and Experience

  • University Degree in Business or Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences and Social Sciences would be desirable, but it is not a requirement.
  • 6 years of progressively responsible administrative or programme experience is required at the national or international level.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.
  • Fluency in English.

To apply, go to ngcareers.com

ADRON HOMES AND PROPERTIES LIMITED IS RECRUITING TO HIRE HUMAN RESOURCES PROFESSIONALS

ADRON HOMES AND PROPERTIES LIMITED IS RECRUITING TO HIRE HUMAN RESOURCES PROFESSIONALS

Adron Homes and Properties Limited is a fast leading real estate development company with head office in Lagos, Nigeria with other branches in Ogun, Oyo, Nasarawa, Imo states and Abuja desire high-level energy driven individuals, with extraordinary passion for business accomplishment and career advancement, to fill the position of a Human Resource Professional

Requirements

  • Minimum of 10 years experience
  • B.Sc in a Social Science field (CIPM added advantage)
  • Recruitment and Documentation
  • Dealing with grievances and implementing disciplinary procedures
  • Training Coordination
  • Knowledge of Nigeria labour law
  • Counseling skills
  • Excellent Computer skill

To apply, go to ngcareers.com

 

CROVATION LIMITED IS WANTS TO HIRE A FEMALE MARKETING EXECUTIVE

CROVATION LIMITED IS WANTS TO HIRE A FEMALE MARKETING EXECUTIVE

Crovation Limited was established in 2014 and comprises a group of professionals that specialize in the development and maintenance of real estate. The company has since inception embarked on conceptualization, execution, and maintenance of real estate for a hand full of corporate and individual clients thus fast building a strong reputation as a skillful and dependable firm bringing innovative solutions and approaches to its various engagements.
Crovation Limited is recruiting to fill the position of a Female Marketing Executive.

Qualification & Experience

  • A first degree in Estate Management, Marketing, Communication Arts, Economics or any other related discipline.
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in Real Estate or Property Development Firm or a similar position
  • An MBA or relevant post graduate degree/professional qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Strong knowledge of target market.
  • Must be computer literate
  • Comportment and confidence (complemented by humility),
  • Good marketing/selling, negotiation and presentation skills.
  • Excellent customer relations and service excellence skills.

To apply, please go to ngcareers.com

DANGOTE GROUP IS RECRUITING MAINTENANCE MANAGERS

DANGOTE GROUP IS RECRUITING MAINTENANCE MANAGERS

The Dangote Group is a diversified and fully integrated conglomerate with interests across a range of sectors in Nigeria and Africa. Current interests include Cement, Sugar, Flour, Salt, Pasta, Beverages, Noodles, Poly Products, Transportation and real estate with new initiatives in the Oil and Gas, Telecommunication, Fertilizer, and Steel sector of the economy. The company is looking to recruit qualified candidates to fill the position of  Maintenance Manager.

Qualifications/Experience

  • Relevant Manufacturing Engineering Degree is preferred, or HND
  • 5+ years experience in maintenance management role
  • Strong knowledge of engineering concepts including electrical, hydraulic and mechanical systems
  • Ability to interpret blueprints, specifications, and schematics
  • Extensive plant level experience with significant proven man management experience
  • Completed a fully indentured apprenticeship with a mechanical/electrical/electronic discipline.

To apply, go to ngcareers.com

ACCION MICROFINANCE BANK WANTS TO HIRE A SENIOR GENERAL MANAGER

ACCION MICROFINANCE BANK WANTS TO HIRE A SENIOR GENERAL MANAGER

Accion Microfinance Bank has a license to operate nationally in Nigeria has an extensive branch network where customers have easy access to various products and services that include savings, loans, microinsurance and e-commerce. The bank is recruiting to fill the position of a Senior General Manager – Technology and Channels.

Qualification and Experience

  • A minimum of 15 -20 years banking IT management experience in a Bank or Financial Institution; a multi-functional knowledge and Specific experience with Temenos Globus /T24 banking software would be useful.
  • Minimum of 10 years senior management experience within the financial services industry with previous departmental level budgetary responsibility
  • Prior experience with innovative technology and channels is a plus (point of sale devices, ATMs, prepaid cards, mobile phone banking, internet infrastructure and banking, etc.)
  • Business process and application integration experience.
  • Prior Enterprise application integration experience
  • Minimum Education Qualification of a BSc or HND in Engineering, Electronics, Computer Science, and/or related fields with numerate coursework is preferred. Possession of a Master’s Degree or MBA will be an added advantage.

To apply, go to ngcareers.com

OANDO IS LOOKING TO HIRE A CONTRACT PERFORMANCE ANALYST

OANDO IS LOOKING TO HIRE A CONTRACT PERFORMANCE ANALYST

Oando Plc is Nigeria’s largest independent conglomerate in the energy industry, including petroleum products marketing, supply & trading, exploration and production, and gas distribution, and the first Nigerian company to achieve a dual listing on both the Nigerian and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges. The company is looking to hire qualified candidates to fill the position of Contract Performance Analyst.
Applicants should meet these requirements:

  • Not more than 27 years of age
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a relevant function
  • Minimum 2:1 in Law/ Marketing or related discipline from a reputable tertiary institution
  • Additional qualifications will be an added advantage.

To apply, go to ngcareers.com