The first edition of Engage 2018 held on Saturday, September, the 15th. The event took place as a workshop on CV writing & interview skills. It was facilitated by the duo of Michael Ogunbanwo, Recruiter at Mactay Group and Funmilayo Olaifa, head of Human Resources at Mactay Group.
The event ran in two sessions: a workshop and an interview/screening session. In the first session, Michael Ogunbanwo taught the participants on CV writing and favourable candidate branding (through LinkedIn and other means). The session was practical with live samples of typical bad CVs and good CVs. He taught the participants on the dynamics of using LinkedIn for a job search and to create industry exposure. Must see on CVs. Engage 2018 gave the opportunity for participants to ask questions about recruiting from the professionals on ground.
For the second session, candidates were interviewed for certain open roles specific to their resumes. The candidates were screened while pointing out to each one items to note through as corrections on their pre-submitted CVs.
One of the participants, Agiri Maryam, had this to say, “It was a great experience for me. A big thank you to the team of Mactay Group and Assist to Hire. I must say I learnt a lot.” Damilola Taiwo, a selected candidate, spoke in the same fashion and concluded, “I know I have a better chance to get an employment now.”