I’m REALLY excited to share this week’s masterclass with you because I got to sit with the amazing Pai Gamde, the current Head of HR at the Nigerian Stock Exchange. I had a fantastic time with her and I learnt soo much.
As usual, I went in there with a bunch of questions, as part of my quest to understand things from the perspective of the professionals that are in charge of the recruitment process. Why are young job seekers in Nigeria finding it soo hard to get on the employment ladder? It’s almost a general consensus that our graduates unemployable, but what can be done to bridge the gap between where they are and where they need to be?
Job seekers must be very strategic in the way they approach the job hunt, and I firmly believe that one of the best ways to do this is ensure that we give recruiters what they want and present ourselves in a way that make us attractive to them. Andwhat better way to find out what they look for than to ask them directly? 😀
Pai shared a LOT of information and insight with regards the problems she sees on a daily basis with job-seekers, ranging from how they communicate (or don’t) on their CV’s, to personal grooming (I was very shocked at the revelations she made about this) and performance at interviews.
Listen to the audio below to hear what she had to say for yourself:
What do you think about the points that were raised in the interview? Are you struggling or have you ever been guilty of any of the issues that were pointed out? Please leave a comment below and don’t forget to share this with your friends. See you next week 😀