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Walking your way into Career Success

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Article written by Tokunbo Fasoro We make mistakes with our career choices because we do not plan. We erroneously assume that relying alone on our grades and degrees can get us to our target careers. I was speaking to a group of students at the University in Lagos about how we receive in recent times, so many job applicants who are second class upper and first class degree holders. When I was an undergraduate, it was quite different. At that time, a whole department could have only one graduating student with a first t class! This simply means that presently, there is a lot of competition. The question is: “What makes you stand out from the crowd?”In a bid to answer this same question, I developed the acronym DPA – Discover, Prepare and Act. Follow these steps and you will have a great chance at career success. Step One – The Discovery Phase: this is the phase where you discover who you are. Here are a few questions you need to ask yourself. Taking action on the honest responses can determine your positional happiness in the next 5 years.Before you choose a career to ask yourself these questions:1. Does this ...

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