Cyber Security Professional Training: Start a Career in Information and Network Security

network security Broadsocket Nigeria, an information technology security outfit is organising a training on cyber security for people interested in building a career in information and network security. Training Details Information, systems, network and privacy breach are major concerns to businesses and individuals globally in this fast pace internet age. Our way of life and approach to business is constantly evolving due to the incursion of the internet, mobile and more recently the cloud. Software and hardware vulnerabilities are being exploited by crackers on a daily basis and these constantly pose a challenge to individuals and corporate entities alike. One of the major challenge to curbing this global menace is the dearth of skilled human resource to combat this threats. The required skill set and knowledge is not taught in most conventional higher institutions in Africa. This training is focused to fill this gap and more. If you are interested in jump-starting a career in Information and network Security, this training is right for you. Date: 24th and 25th of February, 2015 Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm Daily Venue: 19 Sinari Daranijo, off Ligali Ayorinde, Victoria Isand, Lagos, Nigeria. Registration Fee: ? 1,000 Training Requirements Day One: Classroom Lecture • Malware Fundamentals • Introduction

This One Interview Trick that Always Work

interview trick Nigerian Labour market swells by the number. Interview sessions get more rigorous than before. Because interviews still remain among time tested tools for candidates pruning. In our own case here in Nigeria, employers are getting more crafty and more interview savvy. Why? The reason isn't far fetched. Now we have more graduates being poured out of our tertiary institutions than we ever had. Combined with the already bursting number of job seekers in our database (do we have a reliable database?), the battle to clinch the dream jobs gets tougher every second. So, it isn't much of what you read or your lofty grade point that matters any more (don't get me wrong, they matter in their own right). Impressive credentials have to be defended at impressive interview sessions. Period. Let's cut out the details of how you got called for the interview. The long and short of the story is that you're here staring at the interviewer in the face - that's if you're not looking at a blank space behind the interviewer. It's time for me to share a trick I just learnt about how to successfully scale through an interview. But before the expo, first a question to you. Can you make your interviewer set his lips in a warm and friendly smile with the answers you give to his questions? Hmm!...Can you? That's what you need to do. That's if

How to Research a Company You are Interested in Working For

researching a potential employer Years back it was far more difficult researching a company or organisation to find out if it is a very good fit for what you want for your career. In today's labour market not only do organisations search about you as the candidate you also need to know as much as you can about the prospective employer to help you take better career decisions. You may need to know things like how they will help you grow, how they like their team members to work, and opportunities for career fulfillment. If you are a pretty good professional asset and have a couple of options of organisations to work with this also makes sense that you know how to research the companies so you find out how well you would fit with any of them. Researching a company or prospective employer not only helps when you are considering an offer from them; it's also useful for an individual going in for an interview at a company to find out all he can about the company, their pay structure and workplace culture etc.

Possible Ways to Research a Company

1. Company Websites and Blogs The first place to go is the company's website if they have one. Going through their 'about us' page on their website and their management team may not really give you the information edge you seek but will help you get a grip on what the firm's business is and have a general idea of what they do and how

Highlighted Jobs in Nigeria (26/1/2015)

Regularly we will start publishing a daily roundup of premium, exclusive jobs as published on Ngcareers.com. See below some of the highlighted jobs for yesterday 26th January, 2015; - Enterprise Sales Manager at Strategic Workforce Solutions - Operations Officer at Taylek Drugs Company - Project Manager at Tess Foundation - Bookkeeper at Mesmedical - Executive Assistant at A Telecommunications Engineering Company You can check new jobs for today at the latest jobs in Nigeria page

Konga Graphic Design Challenge 2015

konga design challenge Konga.com is Nigeria’s largest online mall. We launched in July 2012 and our mission is to become the engine of ecommerce and trade in Africa. KONGA CREATIVES At Konga.com, our creative designers and strategists work in a fast paced environment and are faced with an eclectic range of challenging design briefs, with creative outcomes expected within strict timelines. As we help to oil the gears of commerce in Africa we are on the lookout for creative minds with indepth design skills which include but not limited to, illustrations, creative graphic designs, animations, UI/UX, html, php and visual composition. Our participatory and mentorship approach will help you develop research, analysis, evaluation skills and self-criticism skills. DESIGN CHALLENGE We call on you to participate in our design challenge and in return you would be given the opportunity of joining the best design team in Nigeria gaining valuable exposure to visual communication, advertising and other commercial creative arts. Is your creative ‘Kung Fu’ good enough? Step right up and show us what you’ve got. DESIGN BRIEF It’s the beginning of the year and we are looking to start a campaign on Clearance Sales on the Fashion, Electronics and Mobile phones categories offering our customers a whopping ‘up to 70% discount’ on all items purchas

Exclusive Graduate Trainee and Entry Level Jobs in Nigeria (January 19th – January 22nd, 2015)

For fresh graduates and inexperienced jobseekers you can find relevant entry level and internship opportunities in Nigeria. We have profiled below a few entry level and graduate trainee or internship positions you can apply for; - Graduate Trainee at Homeplace Consults - Assistant Accountant & Customer Care Agents at HIBand Wireless - Account Officer at Cost Consulting - Marketing Executives at GLAJOE Industrial Services Would you like your CV and Career Profile visible to thousands of employers who might be looking for a suitable candidate like you? Join Ngcareers right away Note: Ngcareers does due diligence and does not advise jobseekers to pay anyone for a job. If you find any job posted on Ngcareers to be scam please don't hesitate to report the job.

Exclusive Jobs You Can Check Out this Festive Season [End of Year Vacancies]

new jobs this month As the year 2014 draws ever closer to an end we know for many people out there it has been a year of struggle to climb higher towards their career goals. At Ngcareers it is our primary objective to build a platform that helps all individuals attain better career prospects and achieve their aspirations whether it be a new job, better career or access to quality career insights and information for better decision making. As the year rounds off here is a summary of new open jobs that you can apply for. Who knows you might just start the new year 2015 with a job interview invite. Web Developer at S.S Afemikhe & Co An experienced Web Developer to be part of our team of programmers on robust application development. See more here Enterprise Sales & Channels Sales Manager at Strategic Workforce Solutions This position is strictly for applicants who reside in Abuja. It is a very experienced sales management position in a technology focused company. Applicant must have experience in building a sales team targeting high networth individuals. See details of the job here

The Best Part Time Jobs that Still Allow You to Make Money

part-time-jobs If your current situation requires that you work part time, it can be difficult to support yourself and make ends meet. Many part time positions don’t generate much income, so if you are forced to work part time you can quickly find yourself in a frustrating financial predicament. However, there are a few positions that generally allow for part time work, but still offer sufficient finances. If you are looking for a job that allows you to work part time, but can allow you to make decent money, consider a few of the following positions. Interpreter An interpreter can make up to $40 an hour, depending on where they are working, and in what field. A whopping 90% of them make nearly that much, as interpreting can be a high-stress job that involves listening in one language at the same time as talking in another. Those in government or medical fields tend to make the most money, but interpreters for colleges and universities can be high earners as well. Flight Attendant Flight attendants can make between $26 and $35 an hour, for 20 hours a week. Though a job as a flight attendant involves frequent travel and, of course, dealing with disgruntled travelers, someone with a professional demeanor and a college degree can earn a lot doing this part time. For most, the travel is an upside to the job, not to mention the benefits of free flights.

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Essay Competition 2014 / 2015

essay-competition The Nigerian Communications Commission hereby announces an essay competition, open to all undergraduates enrolled in all tertiary institutions within Nigeria. Details are as below: Essay Topic: Broad: A Catalyst for National Development Objectives Of The Competition
  1. Increase awareness on Broadband development in Nigeria
  2. Engage and enhance research skills.
  3. Encourage competition and academic excellence.
  4. Build the capacity of undergraduates
Methodology
  • Undergraduates will submit essay of not more than 2,500 words.
  • Essay must have an abstract, introduction, main body and conclusion.
  • Participants must sign an undertaking stating the originality of their essay.
  • First 500 entries representing undergraduates from the institutions (Public and Private) across the.
  • Winning essays will be selected based on Content, Grammar and Style.
  • The winning essays will be announced by the First Quarter 2015.
  • Participants are expected to register their personal details and signed authentication as genuine Nigerian undergraduates.
Prizes First Prize: N500,000 cash prize, Laptop and Printer. Second Prize: N300,000 cash Prize Third Pr

2015 Shell Oversea Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme

scholarship scheme The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) is delighted to announce the sixth annual SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme for applicants from Rivers, Delta and Bayelsa States. The objective of the scheme is to provide an opportunity for qualifying students from these Niger Delta States to further their education in courses that are relevant to the oil and gas industry. In the five years of this programme, 50 students have so far benefitted from the opportunity to study at top rated Universities in the UK on an all expenses paid scholarship. For the academic year commencing September 2015, SPDC will award ten scholarships for one year MSc studies in partnership with three Universities in the UK - Imperial College London, University College, London and the University of Leeds. 2015 SPDC NIGER DELTA OVERSEA POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME The following courses qualify for the scholarship at the three institutions: Imperial College London
  • MSc Petroleum Engineering
  • MSc Petroleum Geoscience
  • MSc Petroleum Geophysics
University College London
  • MSc Chemical/Process Engineering
  • MSc Mechanical Engineering
  • MSc Civil Engineering
University of Leeds
  • Msc Exploration Geophysics
  • MSc Electr

10 Reasons You May Still be Without a Job

why you dont have  ajob If you are out of a job for sometime now it will be because of something you are doing wrong or something you are not doing at all. Check through the ten possible reasons why you don't have a job yet. 1. You Do Not Get Enough Information on Open Jobs A lot of jobs are advertised online and in the papers; still so many jobs aren't announced publicly and only people who have insider access to information get invited for these positions. This will involve expanding your network and building the right relationships with people who should know. 2. You Focus only on Job Search You should search and apply for jobs you are qualified for by all means. But what if I tell you that almost 50% of all jobs available in the country don't get advertised or listed. A good number is filled by head hunters/recruiters who look for suitable candidates. For instance on Ngcareers recruiters regularly search our talent database for experienced candidates that possess the skills and qualifications they want. Same goes for LinkedIn. So a good way to take advantage is to create and have your career profile/resume available online. 3. You Don't Impress at Interviews. There is a lot to be wri

Careers for Industrial Relations/Personnel Management Graduates in Nigeria

careers in personnel management Personnel management and industrial relations are somwehat related concepts that deal with various aspects of the relationship between the management of organizations and their employees as well as the relationship between other parties with a vested interest, such as labor unions. Thus in most higher institutions they are jointly offered as a course of study while some may offer just industrial relations or personnel management. The major difference is that while personnel management is more concerned with the recruitment, training and proper relations with employees and staff of an organisation industrial relations has more to do with relating to outside organised labour bodies like trade unions and the labour congress/bodies. So a graduate in personnel management/industrial relations is trained to be an asset to any organisation in terms of helping manage, get the best out of employees and handle relations with external workforce related unions. So graduates of this field are core to recruitment, training, monitoring and evaluation of employees as well as handling of all human resources issues in organisations. Some of the career opportunities open for personnel management/industrial relations graduates include; - Guidance/Counselling - Career Advisor (in student affairs department of high schools) - Health Safety and Environment Inspector (with requisite

How to Get Feedback from a Job Interview

job-interview Being rejected can be very tough, especially when you are given the silent treatment by companies. Some companies won’t even inform you that your application was unsuccessful – so it may be a case of no news is bad news. Have you ever thought of asking when you should expect a feedback on the status of your application at the end of an interview? This gives you an idea of when it is appropriate to ask for feedback if you are not offered the job. You didn't get the job. Now what? Individual companies will have a unique culture that may not be obvious to outsiders. One employer may welcome what another rejects. It could simply be a matter of ‘fit’, whether your personality and approach to work fit with how they do things. However, repeated rejections probably indicate a flaw that you should address. Interview feedback is about ensuring your future success. It is not about dwelling on the past. Use feedback to make sure you are better prepared for future opportunities. How should I ask them? It never hurts to ask. Many hiring managers and recruiters are willing to offer advice. If you had contact with more than one person, contact the individual you had greater rapport with. You can use either email or phone but don’t send a text message! Also, don’t leave it too long. Approach them within a week of hearing the ne

6 Surefire Resume Tips that Will Land You your Dream Job

professional Cv Although there are many defining moments in an individual's life, landing one's dream job is particularly significant. To ensure that you succeed in your efforts to land your dream job, it is important that you become a highly marketable job candidate by putting together an absolutely amazing resume. While many job hunters know that having an excellent resume can be the key to helping them attain the job they want, they do not know how to optimize the resume to obtain the desired result. If this is your challenge, note that the following six strategies are surefire ways to help you land your dream job: 1. Keep It Simple As many career experts know, employers are often faced with the task of reviewing huge piles of resumes in order to find the ideal candidate for the job. Since this is the case, it's important to note that most employers will not be impressed with a lengthy resume, even if it's long because you're enumerating all of your qualifications and credentials. Instead of creating a mile-long resume, keep your paperwork as short and simple as possible, briefly highlighting your skill set and past employment. 2. Attain Continuing Education Credits (CECs) If you're serious about landing your dream job, know that attaining CECs is a gre

4 Serious Career Paths for History Majors

history careers "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are,” said Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, and if there's anyone who put those words into action, it was him. He published more than 25 books about a range of subjects. One of those subjects was history. If you've ever thought about majoring in history, there's a lot you can do with it and where you are. Writing and Editing Many history majors find themselves working as writers and editors, whether as independent authors at publishing companies or within the news and media. It's their job to ensure that all the information in a story is accurate, but they're also the first to feel the heat if something is inaccurate. Film and Video Of course, sometimes their work receives more publicity in the field of film and video. Beyond supplying their expertise for written projects and documentaries, history majors are in the contact lists of many film directors. Apollo 13 still receives accolades for its incredible accuracy. Do you know the historians who worked on it? Probably not. But they contributed an amazing amount of authenticity to the movie and helped endear it not only to the viewers, but also to the people that lived through it. Researcher If you prefer to work more behind the scenes, you could always work as a researcher. Many his

National Bureau of Statistics Release Latest Figures on Job Creation in Nigeria

job creation data in nigeria The National Bureau of Statistics has released the latest figures on job creation in the Nigerian economy for the third quarter of 2014. According to the numbers released a total of 349,343 jobs were created in the 3rd quarter of 2014 as against 259,353 jobs created in the second quarter of 2014. This marked an improvement of 25% in job creation between quarter 2 and 3 of this year. The NBS report stated that the formal sector created 145,464 jobs in the third quarter, compared to 78,755 jobs created in the second quarter of 2014. The report also stated that the Informal sector generated 198,114 jobs in the third quarter, up from the 175,786 jobs created in the second quarter of 2014, while the Public sector created 5,735 new jobs compared to the 4,812 jobs in the previous period. The NBS has stated the new figure was arrived at through a recent job creation survey carried out by the NBS for the third quarter of 2014, with the scope of the survey covered formal and informal establishments and public institutions in the country. The manufacturing sector generated the most formal sector jobs in with 54,446 jobs, a total of 37.5% of the entire formal jobs created in the period. The Health & social services, education, wholesale & retail sectors, came in 2nd, 3rd & 4th at most jobs in formal sector with 21%,15% and 11% of total jobs created respectively. These estimates

Top Careers For The Computer Science Major

Computer science is a lucrative field for students to take advantage of right now. This is essentially because there are many career options available to graduates as soon as they enter the job search. These are some of the top careers that computer science majors choose once they've graduated. Software Developer Software development is one of the many career paths available to students that have degrees in computer science, and there are many degrees to choose from. For example, the NJIT online masters in computer science is a great degree for the person that wants to earn an education despite a hectic schedule. Software developers spend most of their time designing programs that solve problems and are user-friendly. Database Administrator Database administrators oversee large infrastructures of data. They ensure that the database is functioning correctly while searching for and eliminating security risks, helping new users learn how to use the database, troubleshooting, and modifying/improving the infrastructure. Web Developer A web developer is a person that is responsible for creating web applications and technical structures. They start by assessing the needs of users and areas that stand to be improved before designing new proces

5 Most Distasteful Workplace Behaviour You Should Avoid

bad workplace behaviours If you have ever worked in a mid or large sized organisation you know there are some employees who exhibit some form of annoying behaviour or the other. If you work with people in an organisation there are stuff you shouldn't be doing. Below are some distasteful workplace behaviours that piss of co-workers and colleagues. Even when they don't speak up about them it affects the relationship and atmosphere at work. 1. Speaking Your Dialect in a Mixed Culture Office I think all tribes in the country are guilty of this. It usually starts with the tribe with the most number of employees. There is a certain annoyance and frustration when you are at work and all you hear is a staccato of strange sounding words and noises interjected with spatterings of English. You could be conversing with a colleague from another tribe in English for instance and the next thing his tribesman walks in and immediately starts speaking to him in their dialect which clearly you don't understand a word of. It's even more annoying when the superiors go ahead to speak with their juniors from the same tribe in dialect while others (non-tribesmen) are there present. No one says culture should not be promoted but not at the expense of professionalism! After all as an adult you can always speak your birth language at home or in the evenings after work or even when you are alone with your 'kinsme

Tuesday Jobs: Unique Mid and High Level Vacancies You Should Check out Immediately

A lot of unique jobs and vacancies were published so far this week. Open vacancies employers are looking to fill on Ngcareers this week include; Head, Media & Communications Customer Service Representatives Female Admin Office Manager Sales and Marketing Associate Legal Practitioner Geologists Drillers Auditors, Retail HSE Officer Bi-Lingual Call Center Agents

4 Specialized Medical Careers to Boost Your Salary

medical jobs The medical field is one of the most lucrative career areas because it is always a necessity, but it is also one with many varied opportunities at all levels. Medical professionals are paid a salary consistent with the amount of training and specialization they have. The more specialized the career field, the better the salary is likely to be. Here are a few specialized medical professions that will definitely benefit your bank account. 1. Child Clinical Psychologist Child Psychologists make around $70,000 a year. They generally work in hospitals, government facilities, or even own their own practices. One of the great things about a career as a psychologist is the amount of school versus the expected salary. You must have a bachelor degree, but then you can apply for a Doctor of Clinical Psychology program directly. After that you can choose to intern in a pediatric clinic in order to specialize in child psychology. 2. Maternal - Fetal Medicine This is a very specialized profession, but also a very rewarding one. These medical doctors take care of the most high-risk pregnancies and deliveries and could make more than $250,000 a year. Their aim is to give every child a chance at life and every mother a safe pregnancy and delivery. An MFM specialist or high risk obstetrician must attend undergraduate school and then go to medical sch

CASERS/DDB Internship Program for Graduates

internship opportunities The CASERS Internship Program Our Internship program is designed for bright, ambitious and result- driven fresh graduates who are passionate about advertising and who seek to develop themselves as leaders in the world of marketing communications. The program offers a unique learning experience enabled by the best breed of Nigerian and global faculty complemented by bespoke modules from the prestigious Miami Ad School. This intense and highly competitive program is designed to equip participants with the fundamentals of brand building as well as develop them professionally as persons of influence. At the end of the training program, successful candidates will be offered employment in DDB or any Casers' Group subsidiary. As you take your first steps towards what we hope will unleash your potential as an enemy of the ordinary, we say onwards and upwards to every worthy candidate. To Apply you can go here

Gamsole Launches $4,000 Competition for Designers & Illustrators

gamsole design Award-winning Nigerian mobile games company, Gamsole, has launched a new competition offering US$4,000 in prizes and career opportunities for five talented illustrators. Founded by Abiola Olaniran, Nigeria’s highest paid Windows game developer, Gamsole creates games for the Windows phone platform, taking advantage of its fast growth and unsaturated gaming market. The competition will be running until the 23rd November and entrants must submit a graphical concept for a game, including character design in different moods and positions. Gamsole will be offering a US$3 000 prize for the best illustrator, with the runner-up receiving US$1 000. “The top five will be offered permanent positions at Gamsole’s offices in Lagos, giving them the chance to own equity and be part of a high-growth, fast-paced startup,” says Abiola. With a passion for mobile application and design, the computer science and mathematics graduate started his business two years ago. In just six months of launching games on the Windows Phone Store Abiola had over three million players worldwide who fell in love with the addictive gameplay experience, from China to Brazil. “About 38 per cent of mobile phone users all over the world consume games, second to the use of social networks. People never get tired of gaming. On an everyday basis, millions of people are experiencing little boring moment

Tips to Find Your First Job

job search For recent college graduates, finding the first job becomes their full time job. If you are also entering this important phase of your life, the following article will help you out in finding your first job. Here are a few important tips that can keep you going with the daunting task of job search even if you have limited industry knowledge, less contacts and no prior job search experience. Convince yourself In order to sound convincing to the employer, it is vital to convince yourself first. In other words, this means knowing yourself, your strengths, weaknesses, unique skill set, and competencies. The knowledge of your strengths and weaknesses can make you present them as your great assets to the employer. Know your job interests Identify your interest areas to pursue a career in a particular field. Take time to give meaning to your job search and do not be in a hurry to apply for any job. You can also take some personality tests, career counselling, etc. to identify your suitability to a particular type of job. Hence, knowing your interest areas can streamline your job search. Take out time for some research Finding a lucrative job involves a proper research about t

Entry Level Salaries of Companies in Nigeria by Industry

salaries We all know most everyone wants to know what company A and company B is paying. Even when we do not hope o land a job with them we just want to know and be informed on the various salary discrepancies. Who knows one day the knowledge may come in handy. So based on a discussion on Nigeria's largest forum, Nairaland we felt to do this bit of research and outline a rough sketch of what companies pay to entry level workers and staff. We have categorised this by industry to make it easier to grab. So for a few popular industries we have come up with the entry level salaries of companies in Nigeria. If you are yet to join Ngcareers you can do that here and gain access to more career information such as this. Note that contract staff are not included in this salary expose as those cannot be said to be full employees of the companies they work for. The salary ranges included below are strictly for entry level full time employees. The figures are given in annual pay after tax and pension deductions 1. Banks - (N2.1 Million - N2.76 Million) Some of the highest paying banks at this level are Diamond Bank, Union Bank and Guaranty Trust Bank Plc 2. Professional Consulting - (N1.44 million - N1.92 million) Obviously within this sector the big guns like Pricewaterhousecoopers, KPMG etc pay bett

Attend the Andavoy Professional Customer Service Training

customer service Andavoy Nigeria Ltd is holding a 2 day professional customer service relations training designed to build understanding of customer satisfaction dynamics and emphasizes the role of employees in achieving internal and external customer service goals. Our 2 day CSR Training is designed to provide individuals with the knowledge ,skills and attitude to manage and deliver exceptional customer service guaranteed to influence your customers’ choice of your organization as their preferred service provider. This is a powerfully packaged course facilitated by highly experienced practitioners. This programme is highly participative and allows participants learn how to give exceptional CUSTOMER SERVICE. This training is tailored at teaching you how to give exceptional customer service. TRAINING DATES:- Weekend Classes:- November 15th & 16th 2014 (2 DAYS) TIME: Saturday:- 10am-4pm Sunday:- 12pm-4pm VENUE/OFFICE ADDRESS:- No 8,irewole street, off opebi road by awosika busstop, Opebi, Ikeja. Lagos TRAINING PACKAGE :- Powerfully Packaged Training Materials Professional training by Expert Instructors Tea/Lunch Break Certificate of Training Free Consultation Networking Opportunities WHAT YOU STAND TO LEARN:- Key Skills for Quality Customer Service Addressing Different Customer Behavioral Styles Understanding Quality Service and Service Culture