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THE BEAUTY OF PAIN – Zika Nwaise

I stood outside my house one morning and noticed how beautiful it looked…  Yes, I had viewed the scenery over and over again but never took the time to notice how beautiful it was.  Standing right there in front of me, I saw a beauty I could not comprehend, a beauty that could only be created through pain, the pain that comes with receiving the sun and the rain, the pain that comes with being a TREE. Yes, you read right, a tree! I guess we see the beauty of the flowers and the trees spurring us to appreciate nature, but if we take the time to study them, we would see that the only thing that makes them shine is birthed from the pain they go through. Imagine if they ran for shelter every time it rained, or shielded themselves from the sun when it blazed down on them, would they still look this radiant? To succeed in life, we have to face our own challenges in order to be successful in our various paths.  Human that we are, most times we want to run away from our challenges and we search for the easy way out not knowing ...

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The Basic Employability Workshop was a huge success

The Basic Employability Workshop was a huge success, it was organized by the Barack Obama American Corner in collaboration with the YALI Network & BI Solutions Nigeria for Fresh Graduates, NYSC Members and Unemployed Youths and was held on May 23rd, 2016. The workshop commenced with registration at exactly 8:00am at the Barack Obama American Corner, 29 Gafar Animashaun Street,Victoria Island, Lagos. We had interesting Sessions with our facilitators on what it takes to properly plan your Career, What It means to be Employable, What Employers Want and a little exposition on Social Media engagement in job and career quest. Participants were educated and motivated, while taken personal decisions to implement what they have learnt and use the acquired knowledge positively to equip themselves for a fruitful and more engaging job and career hunt. Facilitators at the YALI Network Basic Employability Program included: Mrs. Tokunbo Fasoro who spoke on Career Planning. She emphasized that Career planning is a process of, thinking about your interests, values, skills and preferences; exploring work and learning options available to you; ensuring that your work fits with your personal circumstances and you end up doing what you are happy doing for the rest of your ...

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Take responsibility and be in control – Tokunbo Fasoro

Sometime last month a friend was talking to me about a brilliant business opportunity and she needed a partner to get the job done and immediately we recognized who would just fit into the role. But as soon as his name was mentioned, guess what she said? “I cannot work with him on this project because he will not take it seriously ” then I asked why? And she said ‘while working with him in the same organization, I noticed he regularly comes late to work and that is an organization where he is under authority so imagine if he was to do stuff himself, he would never take it seriously’. In conclusion, he lost the opportunity. Well I don’t know if her assumptions where right or not but the point remains that his not being able to show responsibility on his present job, made him lose the fantastic offer. Sometimes we just do stuff without realizing someone may just be watching and you will surely be remembered in a positive light or in the negative light when the opportunity comes. Reliability is an amiable characteristic, a person who does as promised is responsible and reliable. People don’t like dealing ...

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Getting A Job You Don’t Have Requirements For

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By Tokunbo Fasoro Are you ready for one of the best-kept secrets of the job search process? Unless the person doing the hiring has previously worked in the exact role he’s trying to fill, a fair amount of the job description is guesswork. Think about it: HR managers have to write a description that will simultaneously entice people to apply and ward off those who wouldn’t qualify for an interview. Also, haven’t you heard stories of a person who “met all of the qualifications” being passed over in the final stages for someone who “seemed like a better fit?” Probably so—because a company would much rather hire the candidate with two years of experience who seems like she could hit the ground running than someone with the requisite five years who failed to demonstrate strong communication skills. So what’s a job seeker who doesn’t quite meet all the requirements in a position description to do? Ask Yourself if You Could Do the Job Notice that we didn’t suggest asking, “Do you want the job?” or even, “How much do you want the job?” Honestly, those questions are irrelevant. It doesn’t matter how passionate you are about working in a foreign ...

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Happy Worker’s Day – How the BI Empowerment Team Celebrated Worker’s Day

We hope it’s not too late to wish you a ‘Happy Worker’s Day’. It was Worker’s day on the 1st of May and we felt the need to celebrate. The BI Empowerment team were invited to join the Africa Basketball League(ABL)  at their Worker’s Day Basketball games on the 2nd of May, at the Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island. Lagos.  ABL are partners with BI Empowerment and they have generously supported us in the past, by providing free regular tickets for our graduates to attend their games. This time, they offered the entire BI Empowerment team, VIP tickets to celebrate Worker’s day. We will like to use this medium to say a big thank you to ABL . Two matches were fixed for the day and I arrived the venue at about 6.00pm with Tokunbo Fasoro, Stanley Awelewa of BI Empowerment and Pelagie Egbane, a very good friend of the BI Empowerment team. The first match kicked off, it was against the Stallions and the Warriors and it was a very competitive match.  The highlight of the game was when the Warriors made a basket during the final minute of the game, this sent the match to overtime. After a long battle, amidst sweat, shouts ...

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Meet the BI Empowerment Team

We are a young,  professional and fun team with a passion for youth empowerment. First up, we have Tokunbo Fasoro, we call her Toks. She is the Managing Partner at BI Solutions Nigeria, a Certified HR Professional and the Founder of BI Empowerment. She is vibrant, fun and loves to meet people. Her passion is to see young people discover what they want to become early in life and work hard to achieve it. Toks loves to chat with people and a chilled bottle of coke, on a sunny Lagos afternoon will win her heart. Next up , we have Ayo Akpewe, we call her Ayo. She is a Partner at BI Solutions Nigeria, a certified Digital Project Manager and the Lead Digital Consultant/Head of Operations. She has a passion for all things digital and you are likely to find her stuck in front of her laptop or any mobile device. A member of the BI Empowerment team who seeks to inspire youths to work hard , develop themselves and move with positive world trends.  Ayo is trying her best to live a healthy life but can’t resist a cold bottle of Teem.   Next on the team, we have Tosin Adekanmbi, ...

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