Association of Certified Chartered Accountants has launched a free job portal designed to connect employers with its members and students.
Speaking at a media briefing in Lagos, Country Manager, ACCA, Nigeria, Mrs. Ademola said that the job portal was developed and introduced globally by ACCA to provide job opportunities for its members.
“Basically this was set up as the official website of ACCA, and it is already being used in United Kingdom and Asia. Nigeria is the first country in Africa to be on the portal. The reason for that is we are interested in providing job opportunities for our students and members.
Also we are interested in providing employers with the qualified finance professionals that they need,” she said.
Explaining how the portal works, she said, “We are offering free listings for employers and also free CV uploads for all our students.
It is a career portal, employers go there and put up the vacancies that they have. Sometimes the employers go into the system and look for CVs that they think match the vacancies that they have.
And all these, we are doing it for free in Nigeria, and this shows that Nigeria is important to us in Africa. Also we recognised that these things are not easily affordable by all, and we need to face realities because sometimes when students go through recruitment agents they are asked to pay.”
On the benefits the portal offers to job seekers, she said, “When we did our job fair, it was well received with many employers attending. But many of them did not come. So this portal offers to the average Nigerian students the opportunity for their CVs to be seen not only by employers in Nigeria but employers globally.
The way it works is that on the portal, each country has its own site. For instance, we have a site for Nigeria, so somebody in Hong Kong, Malaysia can actually go there and look at the CVs on the site. And if they feel that this person is actually qualified and they want to speak to the person, they can actually contact him or her.”