Win N150k worth of Phillips training to spend on your career development

In celebration this week of SHORTLIST's first anniversary. We've teamed up with Phillips Consulting to give one lucky SHORTLIST+ member a budget of N150,000 to spend on any combination of courses, including their new online Phillips Learning Bundle launching soon. This is a fantastic opportunity to take courses for…

Thank you for being part of our platform!

SHORTLIST would like to say thankyou! Our talent pool is only as good as the calibre and quality of the talent we have in it, thank you for putting your trust in us, because we have some great talent. Over the last 12 months we’ve focused on growing our…

Key Questions to Find Out if This is the Job for you

We tend to consider interviews as a one way street; the candidate is under pressure and the whole process is in the hands of the interviewer. This is not the case though, interviews should always be a two-way street. Of course, you want to portray yourself in the best possible…

Shortlist launches Misfits Campaign: 20 signs that you’re stuck in the Wrong Job

Shortlist launched it’s Misfits campaign this month, where we focus on professionals that are stuck in the wrong job. Have a look at the list below. If you find yourself agreeing with the majority of these signs … you might want to spend some time thinking about where your career…

Widen Your Job Search – While Still Pursuing Your Dream Role

When it comes to looking for your dream role, it can be a long and difficult process to track down the right one to suit your desires. Of course, you don’t want to end up just applying for any roles, especially if you have specific interests, but it is…

Interview Tips – How to Explain why you quit your last job

If you willingly left your last job, it can be difficult to explain this during an interview. The most important aspect of explaining this is to focus on the positive elements of why you left, rather than the negative. For instance, you should never get into a discussion about how…

How to explain an odd job in your career history

When it comes to writing a CV, you may find that there are gaps in your career history, but there may also be some odd jobs, which may not make sense to a recruiter. You need to be prepared to answer questions regarding odd jobs, if you have been invited…

Networking tips that will boost your career!

People are always saying 'use your connections', but how do you do this without seeming desperate or bothersome? Here’s some sound advice to get you started. To get approached for opportunities outside your network, subscribe to SHORTLIST+ Click Here Tell them your story People always remember a good story…

How to Ace Internal Interviews!

Preparing for an internal interview is much like preparing for any other interview but it comes with its own particular set of common pitfalls. Both you and the hiring manager will have access to exclusive information that can make it a very different process from applying to a new organisation…

Don't make common CV errors!

There are so many guides to writing a good CV that you may feel like you’ve heard it all before. The same advice is continually repeated because the same mistakes are continually made! Don’t fall at the first hurdle. Your CV or job application needs to be really…

Recession proof your job search

Although it may not seem like it even in a recession, employers are still hiring. Don't be too discouraged by economic situation. The jobs are still out there, it just becomes a little more competitive to actually land one. You will have to be ultra competitive and develop a strategy…

New Feature - Attach your certificates

We've now added a new feature which allows you to attach scanned copies of your certificates to your SHORTLIST resume. If you're used to employers asking to see evidence of your qualifications, you'll know this is an important stage in validating your experience and getting to the final shortlist. Here's…

10 Questions to ask your interviewer

"So, do you have any questions?". Many candidates get anxious about this stage of the interview when they're asked this question. Some people find that their mind goes blank or worse they ask an inappropriate or already answered question. When in this situation, this is your time to shine. It's…

How do you know if a job is the right fit?

Dear Tokunbo, I've got two job offers. The salaries being offered are similar and in fact they seem to be very similar companies. How can I tell which one would be the best fit? Thanks, Yardada Dear Yardada Thanks for writing in. Congratulations on the job offers! It can be…

How to deal with difficult colleagues

Dear Tokunbo I've been in my job for 2 years now. I love my work but I have a colleague who makes my life hell. She does her best to make me look bad in front of our boss. She doesn't share information, doesn't work with me on tasks and…