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Why you need to update your resume - Bloomsford Career Tip

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Why you need to update your resume? Many professionals only think to update their resumes when they’re on the job hunt. Resume writing can be tedious, and, after all, if you’re completely satisfied with your current role and have no intention of leaving any time soon, why should you spend the time to rewrite your resume? Here are just a few important reasons why I feel updating resume, and why it can affect the way your future career develops. To Understand your career and objectives better. Most job seekers know that a resume acts as a career summary; only the most important parts of your skills and experience make it on to the page. With such a small amount of space to outline such a complex part of your life, it forces you to really dig deep into what is most important to you. Updating your resume can help you refocus on what your career goals and expectations are. When you’re at one job for a few years, you can become comfortable and forget what areas of professional growth were import…

3 Proven Ways to Avoid being a Victim of Job Scam - Bloomsford Associates

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The increasing number of job scams across the country is becoming frightening, from fake employers to fake recruitment agencies who are out to scam you of your hard earned money all in the name of giving you a job. This post is to enlighten you so that you will be careful and never fall a victim.At Bloomsford Associates we are constantly implementing new ways to filter out these scam job but they are getting smarter by the day. Some even go as far as using reputable companies name to send out SMS invitations for interviews. As a job seeker you don’t have to be desperate, you have to be smart and on alert.The following are the 3 things you should consider to avoid being scammed.1) Look at the job title/description
Before applying for any job, you should look at the job details; watch the tone of the job description. In the past fake jobs advertisers don’t disclose the position or job title they advertise but recently many of them have started disclosing it leaving only few who still don…

NEW CV RULES - Bloomsford Associates

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Things to delete from your CV  State of origin Local government area Religion Marital status  Take them out, except when applying for a state or FG job or when the company specifically requests for these information.  All you need on your CV is your name, email address, phone number and the URL link of your LinkedIn profile. Home address is optional!  Referees? Delete.  Reference on request? Optional.  I’ll just take them out completely. Because if you’re going to get the job and they want references they’ll ask anyway.  For those saying gender is important, you see, a man can do the same job a woman can do, and a woman can do the same job a man can do. Your gender doesn’t really matter. Is only matter if specify on the job requirements you are applying for . The content of your CV, I mean, your years of experience, roles and responsibilities and perhaps the date of your graduation can give the recruiter an idea of your age.  Fresh graduates, do you want to know what else to include on your CV…

6 Expressions to use that show empathy at work! -Bloomsford Associates

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Empathy is a critical quality in today’s work world and its not just HR that have to show empathy! Empathy is what everyone should show at the workplace.  Empathy is a critical quality in today’s work world. Study after study shows that employees are stressed out and feeling underappreciated. No wonder 80% of workers worry about the week ahead.  What’s needed in our workplace is a big dose of empathy—and not just from workplace leaders. Showing empathy is everyone’s responsibility. The good news is that our brains are wired to provide that help. According to Jamil Zaki’s The War for Kindness, mirror neurons allow us to feel what others near us are feeling.  Just by finding opportunities to intentionally talk empathetically, you’ll be able to get your mirror neurons firing. In so doing, you’ll make the office a better, more caring place to work.  1. “HOW ARE YOU FEELING?”  Often, the best thing you can do to create a more empathetic workplace is to ask someone how they’re feeling. By inviti…

Motivate Yourself to Do Things You Don't Want to Do - Bloomsford Associates

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How to Motivate Yourself to Do Things You Don't Want to Do




No matter how generally motivated you are, all of us have some tasks that we don’t want to do. Maybe we find them boring, pointless, draining, time consuming, annoying, or anxiety producing. So how do you get moving in these types of situations?The first step is to recognize that getting motivated doesn’t mean that you have to experience a particular feeling, like excitement or anticipation. Instead, motivation is simply one or more reasons you have for acting in a certain way. You can decide to do something without ever getting excited about it by finding a personally meaningful why.For example, you could choose to do something because it will:Lower youranxiety .Benefit someone who you care about.Lead to financial gain.Avoid a negative consequence.Make you feel good about yourself.Clear your mind.Align with your values.Reduce stress.These reasons might sound something like this in your day-to-day life:“I don’t want to do _…

ARE YOU EMPLOYABLE? FIND OUT.... Bloomsford Associates

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EMPLOYABILITY "Many are certified and educated but not employable"- Bloomsford-2020. Employability refers to the attributes of a person that make that person able to gain and maintain employment. 
It is a set of achievements – skills, understandings and personal attributes – that makes graduates more likely to gain employment and be successful in their chosen occupations, which benefits themselves, the workforce, the community and the economy  Employment Differs from Employability as  
Employment is all about getting a job or searching for a job. Employability: is about having an effective mix of skills, attributes and attitudes in order to be employed and function successfully in required roles (e.g. in a job, as a student, as a manager, etc).   Employability Skills include :- 
1. Teamwork.   2. Negotiation and persuasion.   3. Problem solving.   4. Leadership.    5. Organisation.    6. Perseverance and motivation.    7. Ability to work under pressure.    8. Confidence  9. Business Acumen…

WHY YOU NEED TO UPDATE YOUR RESUME - Bloomsford Associates

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Many professionals only think to update their resumes when they’re on the job hunt. Resume writing can be tedious, and, after all, if you’re completely satisfied with your current role and have no intention of leaving any time soon, why should you spend the time to rewrite your resume?  Here are just a few important reasons why I feel updating resume, and 
why it can affect the way your future career develops. To Understand your career and objectives better.  Most job seekers know that a resume acts as a career summary; only the most important parts of your skills and experience make it on to the page. With such a small amount of space to outline such a complex part of your life, it forces you to really dig deep into what is most important to you.  Updating your resume can help you refocus on what your career goals and expectations are. When you’re at one job for a few years, you can become comfortable and forget what areas of professional growth were important to you as a job seeker.  Upd…

Learning through acculturation - Bloomsford Associates

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ACCULTURATION
Acculturation is the process of transformation that takes place, when there is an intermixing between two or more cultures. In acculturation, the people form group adopt the concepts, traits, beliefs etc of the other group.  The changes can be seen over two aspects, 
1. Group Level: Change in the culture, food habits, draping sense, etc.  2. Individual Level: Daily behavior over a period of time, measures of physiological & psychological well being  The best part is that the even though the original cultural patterns of the groups change, the groups remain distinct. The concept was studied in detail in the fields of psychology, anthropology & sociology. The focus for acculturation has predominantly been the minorities, immigrants, and how they adapt to the society.  As acculturation is a sum total of the various factors at play, we build certain conceptual models keeping those factors intact. The most predominant have been the  1. Kramer’s Model  2. Kim & Gudykunst  3…

4 WAYS TO WORK SMARTER - Bloomsford Associates

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 4 Ways to work Smarter 
From friendships to salary negotiations, 2020 can be the year you conquer work and your career. Taking hold of your future begins with standing up for yourself, while also learning to navigate the complicated world of office politics. The murky friendships and bureaucracy can at times be maddening, but persevering does not only mean climbing the corporate ladder. It could also mean defining your own path. 

① Find more happiness at work! 

As many as workers say they don’t feel engaged at work. The reasons vary widely, and everyone’s relationship with work is unique. But there are small ways to improve any job, and those incremental improvements can add up to major increases in job satisfaction.  In fact, study found that changing even just a small portion of what makes up your job can have a major impact on your overall happiness. In other words: You don’t need to change everything about your job to see substantial benefits. A few changes here and there can be all …

COPING WITH JOB LOSS AS A RESULT OF COVID 19 - Bloomsford Associates

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COPING WITH JOB LOSS 

Millions of people around the world have lost their jobs, sources of income, or been furloughed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Depending on the circumstances of your unemployment, you may feel betrayed by your employer, powerless over the direction of your life, or blame yourself for some perceived shortcoming or mistake.

Job loss often ranks among the highest in stress on a list of life-altering events such as a death in the family, divorce, and serious illness.


To cope with Job Loss , take the following advice :-

1. Avoid beating yourself up
2. Think of the job loss as the temporary set back
3. Reach out to friends , ex-colleagues and start job hunting
4. Network for new employment
5. Express yourself in creativity - Start writing , learn a new skill e.g photography, blogging , tailoring ,etc
6. Stay close to family and friends that mature and emotionally strong
7. Exercise , read , watch a movie , listen to music , be active and never be alone always
8. …

Vacancy - Human Resouce Manager - Bloomsford Associates

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Qualified Candidate should click link to apply

https://forms.app/bloomsfordassociates/humanresourcejobapplication

For more  information and enquiries visit our website;  http://wwwbloomsfordassociates.com
Or send email; info@bloomsfordassociates.com


What Key Skills are Recruiter Looking for in a Candidate - Bloomsford Associates

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Recruitment is all about selling. Whether you’re a recruiter, a candidate or an employer it’s all about marketing yourself as strongly as possible in order to seal the deal. Candidates need to sell themselves to recruiters, recruiters want candidates they can sell to employers and, to secure the best candidates, employers will also need to sell themselves as the right fit. As a candidate, treat your contact with a recruiter as a sales presentation and ensure the following skills are on show: 1. Making yourself the solution Always remember that both recruiters and employers want you to be the right candidate. They are recruiting to solve a problem. Make yourself the solution. If you are going for a specific role then do your homework and know what challenges the company is facing. You can then explain how you can help overcome those challenges. And the same applies if you’re looking to work in a particular industry but don’t yet have a specific role in mind. Research what is going on …

Vacancy - IT Business Analyst - Bloomsford Associates

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Qualified Candidate should click the link below to apply

https://forms.app/bloomsfordassociates/ITBusinessanalystjobapplication

For more information visit our website http://www.bloomsfordassociates.com

Massive Recruitment - Bloomsford Associates

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Dear Job seeker,

Do you know you can still make that change of career OR change of employer in this 2020 by maximizing every drop of opportunities?.

So, to assist in making it happen. I have created a form that will enable everyone (active job seeks and passive job seekers) with different levels of experience to send in their applications stating their job interests via this link 👇

https://forms.app/bloomsfordassociates/application-form

I have multiple job opportunities on demand from our clients and we will be forwarding suitable profiles received from the form to my fellow #recruiters, #HiringManagers for consideration on roles they are looking to fill this year.

All levels of applications are willingly accepted.


11 things you should never put on your CV - Bloomsford Associates

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Waiting for a response to a job application can be a soul destroying experience. Even more so when you've applied for multiple roles but still your inbox stays resolutely empty. If that’s happened to you then you should take a closer look at the common element, your CV – especially if you know that you’re well qualified for the position.

We suggest you take a step back and think like an employer then go over every detail in your CV with a fine toothcomb, because there could be something in there which potential employers just don’t like.

It could be something as simple as your grammar, there might be a small but significant spelling mistake or maybe something more subtle like a piece of information which could suggest you’d be a less than perfect candidate. So take a look at our suggestions for things that might be preventing you from getting your foot in the door with employers:
Exaggerations: There's a difference between polishing a CV and embellishing it. You might think yo…