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Writing Good Curriculum Vitae – Tosin Adekanmbi

Now that the first half of 2017 is wrapping it’s time to look at the goals again. Some of us have set goals for our career but are yet to make our best moves. Having a good Resume is one of the first steps in getting the job you want. If you are a fresh graduate you may not know the first thing about selling your skills through your Resume. If you are not a fresh graduate you probably have a Resume already. So before you start clicking away on every job website and submitting Resume hoping to book a job interview, you need to check that Resume again to ensure it will sell your skills, get employers looking in your direction and land you your best job yet in 2017. Kathy Cowen member of the Guardian Culture Professionals Network shared some top tips on creating a memorable and readable CV. Below is five of the tips. Get the Basics right There is no hard and fast rule about writing a good Resume but there are some common sections that must be covered. Personal and contact information; education and qualification; employment history/ experiences; relevant skills to the job; interests and ...

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Challenges Entrepreneurs Face In Business

BY TOKUNBO FASORO The economy is not smiling in a lot of countries in the world right now, especially countries that were totally dependent on oil as income. A country like Nigeria has been one of the greatest ones hit since the fall in oil prices and this has led to a lot of pay cuts, job losses and a hard time for employers to even pay salaries. This situation has forced a lot of people to seriously begin considering entrepreneurship like never before. Entrepreneurs emerge from every angle. I would like to discuss a few challenges you may face as a new entrepreneur and ways to succeed them. Doing anything that generates income, not specifically something you believe in and are passionate about: If you do something you believe in, you can get other people to believe in it. Your interest and passion is what drives you when other things are failing. Picking the right business: Make sure your business is providing a solution; it must be the answer to a problem, a response to a need. Ensure you deliver what you have promised. Finding your clients: If you have a good product or service, people will come to ...

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Find Your Job Habitat- Aderinola Elegbede

Find Your Habitat How do you feel waking up every day to go to a job that you don’t like, a job that makes you sick, a job that you wish something should go wrong and somehow they ask you all not to resume that day, it gets so bad that it affects your entire psyche and your mood. You begin to look so dull and gloomy, you start having sleepless night because you know the next day you will have to go this ‘JOB‘ that you don’t like. Within you, your soul is crying for help because it wants fulfillment. Your days are being managed and run by an organization you have no love for. You are simply there just because you want to make ends meet and simply surviving, just getting by and spending as you are earning in a subsistence way. But there comes a time when the ends meet won’t matter anymore but your quest for a well-deserved life and fulfillment will overtake that. You will become blind and deaf to whatever the job is offering to pursue that which gives your life. But sadly most people never get to this stage, because they are afraid ...

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Walking Your Way To Career Success

BY TOKUNBO FASORO It’s finally here. “Walking Your Way To Career Success” all Glory to God. This is a journey of over 18 months. It highlights “Secrets to Career Success, Breaking the Ceiling, Successful Entrepreneurship, The Exceptional Curriculum Vitae and Winning at Interviews“. All written from personal experiences and  the experience I gained on the job as an HR Consultant and an Entrepreneur working and interacting with young people. A very interesting and practical book for every young person who desires Career Success. Entrepreneurs who wants to succeed in their personal and professional lives. Made very affordable so every young person can afford it. It’s 1,500 Naira only. Of course you can decide to pay more or buy 50 books or more to impact the youths in your environment, Church or in the Universities. Share on: WhatsApp Post Views: 23

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INTEGRITY: A NECESSARY GOOD IN BUSINESS

Integrity…………. a core value that is listed on every organization’s wall, physical or virtual, yet is one of the scarcest commodities in business relationships today. Let’s look at the meaning of integrity. The Oxford Learners’ Dictionary defines integrity as “The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles”. The Cambridge Dictionary adds a clause at the end of that …………..”that you refuse to change”. As an entrepreneur, your reputation is a large part of your business, and your clients, your vendors, your staff should be able to bank your words. You should run your business in such a way that if you ask for a loan extension it will be approved, if you ask a vendor to deliver and be paid later they oblige, if you promise a client a delivery within a certain timeline they won’t need a backup plan,………..you get my drift! Unfortunately, integrity as an entrepreneur is not suddenly endowed from heaven immediately you start a business, it starts from having integrity as an individual first. Your business is an extension of your person; your values; your ethics. If as an individual you are not known for reliability, honesty, dependability, quality, excellence, morality, etc it won’t ...

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Don’t be Laid-back!!! – Zika Nwaise

In a race, there is always a first person who is usually ahead of a second person and on and on to the very last person.  The person in the first position while in the race does not relent because he knows that being ahead of the next person does not mean he cannot be caught up with and overtaken so he has to run even harder and more strategically to maintain being at the first position. Many times, I hear people say… ‘At last I have the job, now I can rest’ but I would say….  This is not the time for you to rest, it’s a time for you to buckle up and aim higher. Getting a job, is only a platform to aim for the next level, so have it at the back of your mind that you are only a step away from those who are searching for jobs and there’s a huge possibility that they could catch up with you. I hear people say “I have been with this organization for a long time but they just recruited someone who is now earning more than I do. Why is this the case?” Have you ever ...

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Honeywell Group Limited recruitment for an Account Manager

Honeywell Group Limited – A foremost indigenous conglomerate and diversified group with business interests in key sectors of the Nigerian economy, including foods and agro-allied, infrastructure, real estate, energy and services. With over four (4) decades of unprecedented success and a workforce that embraces diversity, the Honeywell Group is offering creative individuals possessing exceptional talent the opportunity to take their careers to unparalleled heights. Honeywell Group Limited is recruiting to fill the position below: Job Title: Account Manager (Sales) – Franco Africa (Fluent in French) Requisition ID: 00326954 Location: Lagos, Nigeria Shift: Day Job Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time Relocation Available: No Job Description Preferably based in Lagos, Nigeria to cover Congo, Cameroon & Gabon region. Performance Materials and Technologies is a high-performing, global business with an array of technologies that are changing the world for the better. We develop and manufacture advanced materials, process technologies and automation solutions used in a wide range of industries and applications, from petroleum refining and automation controls and instrumentation to environmentally-friendlier refrigerants to bullet-resistant vests. Our advanced materials are critical in the manufacturing of products ranging from nylon to computer chips to pharmaceutical packaging, and process technologies developed by our UOP ...

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5 Common CV Blunders – Tokunbo Fasoro

Remember your resume creates your first opportunity to make a great impression on potential employers: 1. Telling untruths – Be honest about your skills, achievements & work history. A lot of people also lie about their age. Lots of times, lies and exaggerations will come back to you when employers do background checks. Sometimes an interviewer can tell just by looking at your academic record. Ensure you stick to the truth. 2. Listing irrelevant work experiences: Emphasize the relevant experience for the job you are applying for and stay focused. Listing everything you have done in your work-life might end up shooting you in the foot, as it will give an impression of a lack of career focus. 3. Copying and pasting job responsibilities from the internet: Employers can actually visit Google if they want to see job responsibilities. Employers want to see more of your exact experience on that job, and your achievement in that role. 4. Over the top designs: CV’s should be easy to open and view. Avoid pictures, use a common font and don’t get too creative with borders. Keep things simple. 5. Using an informal email address: The right email address can boost your professionalism. ...

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Make That Dream A Reality… Tokunbo Fasoro

Make That Dream A Reality One very cold morning, in the middle of harmattan when visibility was very poor, I decided to take a walk round my estate.It has been scary walking around for some time since a resident saw a large snake on the road and another saw two of them on his balcony.  However, that morning against all odds I got into my trainers and began to walk; then I got to a road. I could only see the beginning of the road because of the poor visibility and I was afraid to turn into it because it had only a few houses with the other houses still under construction. “Of course, that is a potential snake hide out…” I thought. I also thought of a very big snake somewhere in the middle of the road and I stood there for a while trying to make a decision as to what to do next. Then I decided to take courage and take the first step… then the next one, then I took a third, and I began to see more clearly, the road looked wider and I could move more easily and more confidently with each new step ...

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Would You Hire You? – Zika Nwaise

Some time ago, I had a chat with a long lost friend who told me about how she has been unable to secure a job and the only jobs around were low income jobs, so she had to settle for a job she “wasn’t proud of”. She told me about her endless search for a job until she finally gave up, consoling herself with the phrase – ‘There are no jobs’. I know at this point, you may be saying ‘oh yes that is true’ but I want you to take a minute to study this. If you had an organization and wanted to recruit staff, would you entrust your organization into the hands of someone you are not sure of his or her competency? Someone with no experience, whose resume looks laid back? If there was an opening for a ‘little or no experience’ position and you had two people applying for the job: One who has no experience at all on the job and shows no capacity to handle the position but is willing to learn… One who has very little experience but has demonstrated that they can handle that position with examples and illustrations of the things ...

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