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When you want to get hired, there are certain things you should keep in mind so the process can go a more smoothly for you. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares 4 things not to do when you want to get hired.

Limiting Your Job Search

When you want to get hired, the one thing you shouldn’t do is limit your search by applying only to positions that meet your exact criteria. Try to keep an open mind because you will sometimes not know exactly what the job entails from the job ad until you go for the interview. It’s best to be more flexible with your job search so you will have more options to consider.

 

Applying For Jobs You Aren’t Qualified For

This is simply a waste of time. Though you shouldn’t limit your job search, you also shouldn’t waste time and effort applying for positions you are likely never going to get interviewed for because you don’t have the needed qualifications. For example, no matter how much a teacher with no computer programming training or experience wants to expand his/her job search, applying for the position of a C++ programmer is going way too far and such an application is very likely going to be rejected.

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Applying For Jobs Only Through Job Boards

Applying for jobs only through job boards can be quite limiting; it is best to be more proactive in your job search and use all available job search resources (both online and offline). Aside job boards, you can consider applying directly to the companies through their ‘careers section’. If the company has no immediate vacancy, you can leave your CV or cover letter in their database and if eventually there is a vacancy which you qualify for, you are likely going to receive an email to this effect. In addition, whether online or offline, you should take the time to follow-up on your applications to help increase your chances of securing an interview.

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Throw in the Towel

Getting a job might not be simple and it might not always be easy to stay positive and focused, but you must never give up. If you give up, you will then have lost all chances of ever getting hired but if you keep at it, eventually an opportunity will come up. The only time you can give up on your job search is if you intend to become an entrepreneur and start a business of your own; otherwise, please keep at it because eventually you will get a positive response.

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ICPC Declares Obono-Obla Wanted

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has declared the former chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), Okoi Obono-Obla, wanted.

The agency, The Cable reported on Tuesday, said that it took the decision because of Obono-Obla’s “repeated failure to appear before it to answer questions bordering on allegations of fraud and corruption.”

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Court Grants FG Request For Interim Forfeiture Of Maina’s 23 Properties

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A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted an order of interim forfeiture of 23  properties belonging to Abdulrasheed Maina.

Justice Folashade Giwa-Ogunbanjo gave the order on Tuesday, October 22, after hearing an exparte application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Maina was the Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team.

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The court also made an order directing the publication of the Interim Order of Forfeiture in any national daily newspaper inviting any person(s) or body(ies) who may have interest in the assets and properties listed in the schedule to show cause, within 14 days of such publication, why a Final Order of forfeiture to the Federal Government of Nigeria of the said assets and properties should not be made.

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The exparte motion was moved by M.S Abubakar.

It was brought pursuant to section 17(1) and (3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006.

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Court Orders Forfeiture Of Saraki’s Ikoyi Properties

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A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the temporary forfeiture of two properties of Bukola Saraki, a former Senate President of Nigeria.

The properties are located at 17A McDonald Road, Ikoyi, Eti Osa local government, Lagos state.

Nnaemeka Omewa,  counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC), had approached the court, seeking an order of interim forfeiture of the properties.

According to Omewa, they were acquired through “proceeds of unlawful activities”.

Part of the reliefs sought by the EFCC included “An order of this honourable Court forfeiting to the Federal Government of Nigeria landed property with appurtenances situate, lying and known as No. 17A McDonald Road, Ikoyi, Eti Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State found and recovered from the respondent which property is reasonably suspected to have been acquired with proceeds of unlawful activity”.

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According to the commission, while serving as governor of Kwara state, Saraki allegedly withdrew over N12 billion cash from the account of the Kwara government and paid the same into his accounts domiciled in Access and Zenith Banks through one of his personal assistant, Abdul Adama.

Delivering ruling on the application, Mohammed Liman, the presiding judge, ordered interim forfeiture of the two properties.

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He also instructed that the EFCC should publish the order in a national newspaper within 14 days, for anyone with interest in the properties to show cause, why they should not be finally forfeited to the federal government.

Recall that the federal government had arraigned Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) while he was Senate President.

He was accused of failing to declare his assets, an allegation he denied, before the supreme court subsequently dismissed the false assets declaration trial.

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