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Tokunbo Fasoro Mentorship program.

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Stand out amongst your mates by enrolling in the Tokunbo Fasoro Mentorship program. This programme will help you get a job you love, perform better and help fulfill your career potential! Designed by qualified professionals who know exactly what employers are looking for. They have experience in recruitment, industry dynamics, performance management, working with high performing teams and coaching graduates across a variety of industries. Benefits It helps you • Develop confidence and a deep insight into who you are. • Prepare you for the world beyond studies. • Explore your skills and strengths then match you with potential career choices. • Research the type of organization and role you see your self in within the next five years and how to get there. • Draw up a clear plan that will make you track your progress towards your ambition and your career goals. • Articulate the value you can add to your future employer. • Build your 5 year career plan. Course design: Online, you can learn from anywhere in the world, simply with a computer, a tablet or a mobile device. Click here to sign up for Tokunbo Fasoro Youth Mentoring Program. Share on: WhatsApp Post Views: 129

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STRATEGIC BUSINESS MASTERCLASS 3.0

STRATEGIC BUSINESS MASTERCLASS 3.0

Description Would you like to learn practical ways to disrupt your industry through innovative and strategic thinking and go from unknown to building a business that is profitable, structured and sustainable with global appeal? If you are doing the same thing every other business is doing, you will end up becoming just a commodity. You need to do things differently to stand-out and become the market leader. Disruption doesn’t happen by accident, it requires having an insight on how things can be done differently. More sales, more customers, higher profit, increased market share are a result of right positioning using the right strategy Many businesses fail not only because of lack of fund but the inability to evolve over time. You either disrupt or be disrupted. At the strategic business masterclass 3.0, you will learn 1. Disruptive Innovation – How you can use innovation to position your business ahead of your competitors 2. Disruptive strategy – Understanding how your strategy impact your bottom line and how you can use it to maximize your result 3. Disruptive selling – Learn the secret of how to multiply your sales from one of our facilitators who has made billions in sales in 4 ...

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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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IT’S OK TO START AFRESH By Opeyemi Komolafe

It's Ok to start afresh

IT’S OK TO START AFRESH… I recently did something very bold… I cut my hair and I don’t mean the cute little cut like the popular Ms Baker, I mean the really low, untexturised, school boy haircut. I looked at myself in the mirror and my first reaction was “Jesus Christ, what did I just do?” Before I finally settled on the actual reality. My hair, the hair I had nurtured, pampered, invested so much in was gone!!!!! I was back to square one. The actual truth is that in the state my hair was, there was no future. I was just bathing, trimming and giving a pedicure to a dead horse. It was a hard reality to face but was the best decision to take. Bringing this back to us, there are things that we might have committed ourselves to; a certain career, a business, a relationship etc but we are failing miserably at (in spite of all attempts to make it work), it might be time to cut the umbilical cord and start afresh. Lots of times, we stick with that flailing, dying, frustrating, destructive ………………..( fill in the gap) because we are afraid to start over. Read ...

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LOOKING FOR A JOB? There are basic skills employers look for.

10 skills employers want

Soft skills employers want. It is obvious that we do not learn many of the skills employers want in school. Some people who were smart enough to have done holiday jobs would have had the opportunity to acquire some of these skills, but then, how do the ones who didn’t get such an opportunity manage when they find themselves aiming for the same jobs as those people who seem to be at an advantage? Many times employers test for these skills during interviews, unknown to the candidate. I have had experiences with many Job seekers who have been attending interviews for a long time but haven’t been able to secure any job. For many I discovered they had issues with communication;these candidates have really poor CV writing and verbal communication skills and these are actually two major skills employers look out for. Here are a few skills that every job seeker must develop: Excellent communication skill is very important. Skilled communicators get along with colleagues. They listen and understand instructions and they pass their thoughts and suggestions across without being aggressive. Time management: This is about prioritizing the most important tasks and dealing with actions that will produce the maximum ...

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Building a Successful Career and procrastination

Building a Successful Career and procrastination I met an old friend some time ago, this person had been one of the best students in school at that time and when we began to discuss, I found out that he had been on the same position for many years and had not gotten a pay raise in over 5 years. It was a real heart break to learn that someone with so much potential was suffering from career stagnation. He complained that at some point,  he was looking forward to getting promoted to a particular position but unfortunately the organization recruited someone else to fill the position, and he felt cheated. I asked for his CV, and realized that all he had in the last 11 years was his first degree. He had not obtained another degree or another certification, and it was evident that there was no effort made on personal development. I told him that if I were his manager, I would have done the same. Without realizing it, most of us retreat into our comfort zones and never leave it. We just retreat, forgetting that the world is revolving and things are changing. The degree you had yesterday ...

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LEARN AND KEEP LEARNING – OPEYEMI KOMOLAFE

Keep Learning Raising my children has taught me that you should be careful what you mention to a child because you will be quoted verbatim even if you have reconsidered your stance on that subject. One day, my daughter was ranting on how she hates school and doesn’t understand why she needs to always read while I got to do whatever I liked. I remember saying ” My dear daughter, I have finished studying all the books I want to study in my lifetime, anything after those are optional. You, on the other hand have a long way to go, and I’m not even seeking your opinion. You must have a good education”. My six (6) year old wailed louder and walked away.  Back to present day: The dynamism and competition in the workplace and business sphere today has driven me back to those books. I envision my daughter laughing at me the moment she realizes that I have no option as well. There are nights that father, mother and children in my home have their noses in one piece of literature or the other. To remain relevant in the world today, continuous learning is not optional, it is mandatory. ...

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Are You Recommendable? – Tokunbo Fasoro

Are you Recommendable? I went to an organization to deliver a training on Personal Effectiveness. While I was speaking, a man stood up and complained bitterly about how the Nigerian economy is so bad, with a high rate of unemployment, and how four (4) of his children who are graduates are at home with no jobs. I decided to have a chat with him after the training where I asked him to send one of them to me. After speaking with her, I discovered she had very poor communication skills and I asked myself, “Can I actually recommend her to any of our clients?” The honest truth is that communication is one of the most vital qualities we look out for during interviews. Every job seeker needs to do an appraisal on how good your communication skills are. I have put down a few tips on how to improve your communication skills. Read good books: Books that would help in building your vocabulary like novels, inspirational books or even your primary school English textbooks can help improve your communication. Association: Interact with people who have excellent command of English that will in turn rob off on how you communicate. Watching ...

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Business Partnership (Pt 3) – Opeyemi Komolafe

Business Partnership Part 3 As much as having a partner gives you leverage, having a problematic partner can cost you business, clients, your reputation and even your entire company.  So what do you do when you find out you have made a partnership error?  Dissolve the partnership as soon as possible. Knowing that a business partner is a fellow member of a business by contract, to dissolve the partnership, you will have to go back to the contract, get your lawyers and settle amicably (hopefully out of court).  It is important to note that all partnerships have their ups and downs, that said, we must be able to separate differences in personal and corporate affairs. Irreconcilable differences in some personal affairs might not necessarily impact the business, so to dissolve a viable partnership over preferred educational systems for your children is just plain folly, no matter how heated the argument. The denomination of your church does not impact on your business. A necessity to take an annual leave to vacation every year doesn’t necessarily impact your business.  As long as those differences don’t affect the business or reputation of the business, the partnership can work.  The minute your differences begin to ...

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THE LITTLE BIG THINGS RECRUITERS ASSESS

What Do Recruiters Look Out For Recruiters complain day after day on how there is a shortage of skilled manpower in the labor market. I could interview 15 different ‘qualified’ candidates for a role and be amazed at how short they fall from the mark. The universities churn out graduate and postgraduate students every year, yet recruiters search endlessly for the right candidate; that square peg to fit the square hole.  You have an interview that you are qualified to the teeth for. You’ve memorized all the jargon you’ve been told recruiters want to hear. You have donned the right outfit to appeal to the widest range of personalities. After the interview you could swear that you nailed it, yet you never got called for a second interview. Let me give us an idea of some subtle things recruiters assess, but would never be caught dead stating as a reason for not selecting you. Ideas Your breath: If you have an interview, please do not eat spicy food or onions. Even if you are too nervous to eat, kindly have a mint before you go in. Bad breath is a major turn off for recruiters. Your smell: If you have ...

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