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TIPS TO HELP YOU KEEP YOUR JOB. BY ABUENA TOMILOLA AKAO .

You finally got that dream job you have had your eyes on, congratulations! Its time to take up new responsibilities and show your new employer that you really mean business. I remember when I got my first job, the excitement I felt, and then I got a little nervous, with lots of questions running through my head like will I be able to level up to expectation? will I like my new job? My mind was clouded with lots of unanswered questions till I figured out some tips which were eventually of great help to me. So what are those tips you would be needing to help you excel at your job and also retain it?  STARTING WITH A POSITIVE MINDSET: You can almost tell the end of a thing just by looking at the beginning. Starting your new job with a positive mindset, telling yourself that you are on the right track and willing to give in your best is your first step to keeping your job. No boss wants an employee with negative vibes, so come along with all the positive energy you can give and start that job!  SEEK ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE: Sometimes, past experiences are ...

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NEW JOBS ALERT!!

JOB TITLE: BAR MANAGER ( Hospitality ) Reports To: General Manager Location: Abuja About Company: Our client is a newly established Boutique Hotel with 16 luxury rooms located in Abuja. Job Objective: To plan, direct and oversee all bar operations including managing staff, ensuring product and service standards are met and implementing and maintaining procedures for maximum operating efficiency. Responsibilities:  Define objectives and targets for beverage unit/bar  Oversee the preparation and presentation of beverages to meet set standards  Resolve customer complaints promptly  Monitor cleanliness and hygiene of bar area  Promote and practice compliance with fire, health, safety and hygiene standards and regulations  Oversee accurate cash-up procedures and ensure necessary paperwork is complete  Ensure adherence to cash management procedures  Ensure adherence to stock control procedures  Monitor and order supplies  Liaise with suppliers and sales representatives  Confirm that procurement of supplies is on the best possible terms  Make certain all deliveries are checked in correctly and documentation is correct  Oversee the bar display to maximize functionality and attractiveness  Set, monitor and control budget for the beverage unit/bar  Plan and implement cost control measures  Plan and implement ...

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Job opportunities 1. Employee Experience and Communications Office (LAGOS) Our client is a leading Information Technology Company in Nigeria with Specialization in Network Connectivity, Internet based and Enterprise Solutions in Nigeria. The Company is currently looking to hire an Employee Experience/Corporate Communication Officer to manage the flow of communication (digitally) across the entire organization, and drive employee experience, business goals and strategy. Key Responsibilities: • Monitors employee experience KPIs (satisfaction, engagement, productivity) as it relates to company culture, physical space and technology tools • Drives leadership awareness, commitment and accountability for the employee experience and diversity and inclusion. • Fosters positive employer-employee relationships through effective communication. • Handle protocols for internal corporate announcements. Create alignment by taking concepts/ideas from various stakeholders to create deeply resonating & engaging content. • Manage and update all internal employee digital presences such as career portal, Intranet, etc. • Reports to Executive Director, Corporate Services on trends on all employee experience touch points. Key Requirements: • Minimum of Second Class Lower (2:2) degree in any of Computer Science, HR, Communications, Public Relations or related discipline from a reputable organization. • 2-3 years of cognate experience from similar industry or a well-structured organisation. For considerations, send ...

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Job Opportunities !!!

BACK END DEVELOPER for a Real Estate research company. Job requirement: HND or Bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences or any related fieldExperience in Laravel and Vue is requiredCandidate must have an affinity towards Real EstateCandidate must have the ability to use code store and manipulate large datasetsCandidate must be passionate about Data. If you fit this brief, kindly send your CV in Word Format to careers@aureole.ng Cc ahuose@aureole.ng using “BACKEND DEVELOPER” as subject of mail. Only Qualified Candidate would be contacted. 2. AN ACCOUNT MANAGER (SALES) needed for a leading Information Technology Company in Nigeria with specialization in Network Connectivity, Internet Based and Enterprise Solutions is currently seeking to hire an Account Manager (Sales). Location: Port Harcourt Job Objective: The Account Manager will be responsible for generating new business and managing relationships with allocated clients. Key Requirements: A good first degree from a reputable institution Experienced in Selling Infrastructure based IT Products, telecoms Solutions, FOS, FWA, -Band VSAT technology Some knowledge of Internet architecture, technology, and/or infrastructure. Must be highly motivated and professional with excellent communication skills. Compensation: Highly Competitive To Apply: Interested applicants should forward an updated CV to select@irecruitersafrica.com for consideration. 3. Professional Sales Staff needed for a ...

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Walking your way into Career Success

Career

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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4 Tips To Help You Fit Into Your New Job

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Article By Tokunbo Fasoro Shortly after graduation, I got my first job. I found it difficult blending into workplace, especially when I was just coming from an academic environment, the job was in Lagos Nigeria which was also a new environment for me and I had to learn a whole lot by myself. I took some time to study my environment, and I made a friend who had worked in the organization for about 10 years, I could ask him over 10 questions a day. He was a very pleasant person, always happy to respond and put me through. Being a fast learner, the questions began to reduce in number and gradually became none, by then I had fully blended and had began to perform, at the end of the year, I was awarded the staff of the year. Here are a few tips that will help you speed up your blending process Ask questions: It’s a new job; of course you need to understand your environment and the culture of the organization. Aside on boarding and orientation, it is important you ask questions when you are not sure of what to do. I am sure there would be people ...

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How to Discover What You’re Passionate About

How to Discover What You’re Passionate About

A common theme in most writing on goal setting is the need to follow your passions.  Do the things that make you want to get up early in the morning.  There’s only one thing missing: What if you don’t have any passions? I’m sure everyone on this planet has interests.  But that’s not the same thing.  Enjoying playing video games isn’t the same as spending thousands of hours designing your own.  Your passion has to be something you would work exceptionally hard for. So what do you do, if there is nothing you feel that engaged about? The Way to Start Isn’t With a Survey… A lot of career guidance involves measuring your current skills and personality, and then deciding what you would be most suited for.  I don’t like this approach because people are complex.  And any test will ultimately be a gross simplification of what’s important to you and what you like to do. I once heard a story about a wealthy woman who was looking for a husband.  She invested over $20,000 on a series of psychological surveys to match her with potential candidates.  She met individually with the dozen candidates that were her best match.  After ...

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The Value You Add, Determines How Important You Are

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Article By Tokunbo Fasoro This lady, who was just hired as an intern was barely two months in my organisation. One day, I had called her into my office to get some ideas from her, since she studied Social Work in school. As we talked, I shared some thoughts with her and the challenges we were facing at that time. She looked at me and said, ‘Sir, I wish I had a million naira now, I would have given you for this project. First off, do not pay my salary for now.’ Hmm. I was surprised. Shortly after, I received a very SHORT notice to PITCH for an opportunity for Access Bank to partner with Project Revamp Africa in our school projects. The notice was VERY short. By the time, I had knowledge of the ‘competition’, I knew that I had to step up my game.She volunteered to help me out. A day to the presentation, we had to work till very late at night. She lives a bit far from the office. The next day, she went with me for the presentation. We had won the first phase, but had a bigger fish to fry. At that time, we ...

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YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU CAN DO

What you can do

Aritcle  Zika Nwaise I was out over the weekend and I met a young lady (Tolu) who shared the story of how she discovered her career and grew in it. I thought I should share with BIE readers, it just might inspire someone. Tolu told me how she studied Accounting while she was in University not because she had a passion for it but because she didn’t know exactly what she wanted to do. She wanted to become many things ranging from a fashion designer, to an actress, to a model to becoming a banker. She was still unclear about what she really wanted by the time she graduated from school and went for her National Youth Service Program. After that she was faced with the question “What next?” She started learning how to sew in the meantime instead of mopping about at home. After some time she got a teaching job close to her house which made her happy; ‘happy but not fulfilled’. Happy because the experience gave her the opportunity to learn and impact lives, but unfulfilled because she wanted to do more. Shortly after that, she got a job with a consulting firm and that was where ...

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Networking And Building Relationships Made Easy

Networking and building relationships

I went out one beautiful Saturday morning for an exhibition. On my way back, I saw some beautiful flowers along the lawn and I picked some. When I got back home, I dropped them in a flower pot, didn’t even bother to put some water in them. The very next day, I repeated the same thing. I continued like that……….on and on, days after days, weeks after weeks, it was becoming a habit, I was loving the idea of collecting flowers but there was a problem. I kept on gathering them without taking care of them. All I wanted to do was pick them up and keep them in the flower pot at home not considering the fact that I had to take care of them by giving them the required amount of water and sunlight they needed. I wasn’t even concerned about the number of flowers I could manage at a time in my small flower pot. One day, they were all dead. Many times, when we go to networking events, we end up collecting a thousand business cards not minding if we can successfully manage the relationship with all these people. We don’t even keep in touch to ...

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