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Tokunbo Fasoro Youth Mentorship Program

Tokunbo Fasoro Youth Mentorship Program

The Tokunbo Fasoro Youth Mentorship Program – Mentoring over 5000 youths every year INTRODUCTION The Tokunbo Fasoro Youth Mentorship Program was borne out of a need to reach out to a larger number of youths. Over the years, I have interviewed a large number of graduates for diverse positions in different organizations and have discovered that they lack the basic skills required, even for an entry level job. This stirred up a great concern in me and a drive to proffer solutions. There was an obvious gap between the academic environment and workplace that needed to be filled. This led to the birth of the BI Graduate School where graduates were trained and equipped for free. This School eventually birthed BI Empowerment; a virtual and physical platform with a mandate to bridge the gap between the academic environment and workplace through various free empowerment programs. These programs include sponsored training, workshops, inspirational talks, meetings with successful professionals who share real-life experiences that help youth in their personal and professional lives etc. This platform (www.biempowerment.com) has a readership of young to mid-level professionals from all parts of the world. It also provides job opportunities, career mentoring and advisory services all for ...

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Don’t be AFRAID to MOVE By Opeyemi Komolafe

Its time to move

IT IS TIME TO MOVE!!!!!!!!! I have a dear friend struggling with his job. He has taken a break from his career to help another friend get a start up company up and running. He gave himself a year to help them set up systems and structures then he will pull out and refocus on building his brand professionally. Right now he is at an impasse, or so it seems. His friend and the other partners are the most disorganized, uncommitted, unavailable and under performing bunch he has ever worked with. It has been over a year, and due to their inability to execute projects planned and to adopt recommendations made he hasn’t achieved anything. He wants to leave and focus on his own career, but knows that the second he walks away, the entire company will fold up. Knowing that a sign of failure in leadership is if things collapse in your absence, he is seemingly between the devil and the deep blue sea. IT IS TIME TO MOVE From experience, I have learned that a lot of high achieving professionals are caught in similar situations. They hang onto dissatisfying, dead-end jobs because they are afraid to make a ...

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BEYOND THE JOB, WHAT CAN YOU DO?

BEYOND THE JOB, WHAT CAN YOU DO

BEYOND THE JOB, WHAT CAN YOU DO? I have mentioned in one of my previous posts how my mother sat me down one day and asked me “Opeyemi, if your certificates were taken away from you today, what skill have you acquired that can make money for you?” Needless to say, that statement echoes in my mind everyday. We live in a society that is basically focused of the number and variety of certificates you have, and this has driven the average individual towards getting more and more certificates/certifications. While getting extra certifications are good, it is more important to acquire skills that meet the needs of your current environment. Certificates are currently so sought after that at some point (a lot of employers are getting to this point already) the employer asks you at the point of entry, “Beyond what your CV states, if we employ you, what can you contribute to our team? What value can you bring to the table? What gives you an edge over the other candidates? What makes you an invaluable asset?” WHAT SOLUTION CAN YOU PROVIDE? The X-Factor that makes you different. Beyond the workplace, what solution can you provide, that will make ...

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