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Some Tips Your Mom Didn’t Teach You About Job Searching



Some Tips Your Mom Didn’t Teach You About Job Searching

Hunting for a new job has changed radically.

Some Tips Your Mom Didn’t Teach You About Job Searching…..When your parents were your age, they may have found job postings in the classifieds section of the local paper. Perhaps Dad showed up at a hiring manager’s office to drop off his glossy resume. Your mom probably networked entirely in person, while wearing a very boxy business suit. But today’s job searching environment is different. The Internet has sparked new norms, and employers have different expectations for how they’ll interact with candidates. Your mom may have the best intentions when she gives you career advice, but here’s how job hunting has changed since her time.

Some Tips Your Mom Didn't Teach You About Job Searching

Your presence is not required.

Your mom may have earned a job after going door to door to see which businesses were hiring and handing off her resume in person. That strategy is no longer commonly accepted and may get your resume quickly tossed in the trash.

Your next job won’t appear in the local paper.

Job hunters are combing throughjob boards on computers – and their mobile phones – to find the most recent openings. But better search capabilities mean more applicants. In the past, you may have been one of 15 candidates. Now, you’re likely one among hundreds.

Kicking off a cover letter with “Dear Sir or Madam” is a bad idea.

This stodgy greeting is enough to make a potential employer cringe. The outdated language may have worked in 1985, but today’s hiring managers prefer to see their name or the name of the department you’re pursuing in the greeting.

You don’t need to call to follow up on an application.

Put the phone down. A generation ago, calling to follow up with a hiring manager may have been an essential part of the process. That’s not true today. Phoning the hiring manager will likely tick him off, and may show that you don’t understand how hiring works these days.

Your patience will be tested.

Prepare for the interview process to move at a glacial pace. Many companies have added steps to their hiring process, with extra rounds of interviews and a small platoon of interviewers. Be patient. Your dad may have landed his first job with an on-the-spot offer, but finding a job today job takes time.

Being qualified isn’t enough to land you the job.

With employers receiving hundreds of resumes for each job posting, looking great on paper may not be enough to score you the job. Some of the decision-making criteria will simply be out of your hands.

Networking doesn’t just happen in person anymore.

Networking doesn’t only take place during informational interviews and professional happy hours. While those networking opportunities exist today, professional contacts are increasingly developed over social media, including LinkedIn and Twitter.

The hiring manager may call unlisted references.

Your mother probably didn’t tell you that a hiring manager can call anyone you’ve worked with, not just the references listed on your resume.

You shouldn’t expect to hear back – at all.

Your parents probably think it’s rude when a hiring manager doesn’t respond to an application, even with a gentle rejection note. And it is a little impolite. But don’t expect to hear back from every job you apply to.

You don’t need to put every job on your resume.

Employers don’t want to know about that summer five years ago when you served fast food at Wendy’s. They want the recent and the relevant.

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UNIOSUN/Departmental Cut-off Marks 2019/2020



UNIOSUN/Departmental Cut-off MarksOsun State University UNIOSUN UTME Departmental admission cut-off marks and Direct Entry  into the various courses for 2019/2020 academic session. is available online check here. Stay focus and go through;

Cut off mark is an agreed score set by a particular institution as a basic of admitting students into the department of study.  This score is usually accredited to candidates based on their performance in a particular examination. However, students who have scored above the required cut off mark will be given admission and preferentially treated in admission process above those who have met the exacts cut off mark.

There are certain criteria to be observed by students before being admitted to study in any of the courses in any Nigerian Institutions . One of these which include meeting the required cut of mark for each schools as well as the courses itself.  It is very easy to obtain admission if one has met the required cut off mark for the admission into a particular course.

Osun State University Jamb Fixed Cut-off Mark 2019

Following the scrapping out of post UTME by the federal government, the Joints Admission and Matriculation board (JAMB) had given a bench mark of 180 and above for candidates applying for Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education. Hitherto, the Osun State University has follow suit in the 180 general cut of mark of JAMB.

Sometimes You might ask questions like: I had 180 and above but was not still given the admission to study my desired course?

Candidates with higher scores are first considered; in admission basics, candidates with lower scores though might meet the cut off mark of 160 may likely not be admitted. In fact, it is the higher your scores, the higher the chance of being admitted.

Osun State University Departmental Cut-off Mark

The Osun State University does not really have a specific cut off mark for courses. However, candidates who have scored a minimum of one 180 in UTME examination is eligible to apply for admission into any of their choice courses.

Realted JAMB UTME Cut off Marks | for All Nigerian Institutions

Due to the high number of students wishing to study in the Delta State University, the admission processes is competitive and an admission is given based on JAMB score and O level grades.

This is to inform candidates that the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) screening exercise will hold for candidates who chose Osun State University as their first choice, with a minimum score of 160 and above.

Pleas NOT: However, candidates that scored less than 200 would not be considered for admission into any of the following programmes:

Business Administration
Political Science

Meanwhile candidates who chose any of these courses but scored less than 200 can change to any other relevant programme of their choice.

Candidates are to register on-line by accessing the University website: or to complete and submit applications. They are expected to print two (2) copies of the application form after submission.

Direct Entry candidates should complete the form on-line, following the same process as above and ensure that they read the admission requirements of the university before applying to any of its programmes. They are also expected to forward their Academic Transcripts to the Registrar of Osun State University. ALL Direct Entry candidates including those of UNIOSUN (IJMB) Programme, who wish to be considered for admission into Osun State University for the 2018/2019 academic session, must have obtained Direct Entry Forms from JAMB. Such candidates must apply for the screening exercise.

UNIOSUN will admit only candidates who made at least five (5) credit passes in SSCE/NECO/NABTEB in the relevant subjects at not more than two sittings except for Nursing and Law which require ONE sitting. The University also accepts a minimum of Lower credit for Direct Entry candidates. Candidates should meticulously provide their O’ Level results on the portal. Any candidate that provides false information would be prosecuted by law enforcement agencies and the admission of such candidates withdrawn once discovered. Candidates awaiting results should supply it within one week of release. Any candidate who fails to participate in the screening exercise will not be considered for admission.

The 2018/2019 admission exercise will be based on Central Admission Processing System (CAPS), a system designed by Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to automate the admissions process to tertiary institutions

Visit the Uniosun Post UTME Portal via or This will take you to the online Application Platform. Ensure you read all registration guidelines and instructions before proceeding to register.

Payments of N2,000.00 for the Post UTME Screening and N5,500 portal access and administrative fees are through the Interswitch Web PAY platform, using your ATM cards (Master Card, Verve card and Interswitch enabled Cards.)

For further information, please contact the Admissions Office, Osun State University, Osogbo on Tel: 080-35769845, 08107976419

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FUWUKARI Registration Deadline 2018/2019



This is to inform the fresh student of The Federal University Wukari (FUWUKARI) that the school management Reopens Registration Portal and sets Sets New Deadline for 2018/2019 academic session.

FUWukari Post UTME Admission Form

This is to inform all the students of the Federal University Wukari (FUWUKARI), that the Vice Chancellor, Prof. A.M Kundiri, has directed to re-opening of the school portal to enable students who were unable to complete their course registrations before the portal was closed  to do so.

FUWUKARI portal ( will be opened for registration between 19th and 25th March, 2019.


Affected students are advised to comply and take this opportunity of grace serious.

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Read this step-by-step guide on how to change your Course/Institution here

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See: JAMB Post-UTME Cut off Marks. Meanwhile, do not forget Best School News will be there for you all through the journey. So ensure you visit regularly for updates regarding the Admission exercise.

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UNIOSUN New Intake Matriculation Numbers 2018/2019



The Osun State University (UNIOSUN) Currently released New Intake Matriculation Numbers for printing

UNIOSUN Acceptance Fee Process

This is to inform all the 2018/2019 freshers and transfer students of the Osun State University  (UNIOSUN) that the authorities of the institution have announced that those who have completed their online registration can now check and print their matriculation numbers online.

How to Check and Print UNIOSUN Matriculation Numbers.

  1. Go to
  2. Supply your UTME/DE registration number in the required column.
  3. Finally, click on ‘Check‘ button to access and print your UNIOSUN matriculation number.


1) Only Fresh students that have completed their online Acceptance Clearance and have made full payment of their tuition fees are allocated Matriculation Numbers.

2) If you run into any hitch accessing your Matriculation Number or you notice any spelling mistake in the biodata details , please send an email to:

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