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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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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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2017 FOCI University Scholarship Awards

The Federation of Construction Industry (FOCI) formerly known as Federation of Building and Civil Engineering Contractors (FOBACEC) is the umbrella body for Construction Companies in Nigeria. FOCI inaugurated the Murtala Ramat Muhammed Scholarship Fund in 1976 in memory of late General Murtala Muhammed. The Murtala Ramat Muhammed Scholarship Fund is part of FOCI’s social investment for capacity building in the Building and Civil Engineering sectors which act as strategic feed into the Construction Industry. FOCI, through the Murtala Ramat Muhammed Scholarship Fund, is offering a number of University Scholarship Awards to suitably qualified Nigerian Students. ELIGIBILITY e-Applications are invited from Full-Time SECOND YEAR (200 level) degree students studying any of the under-listed courses in State and Federal Universities in Nigeria. Applicants must have a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.5 to be considered: Civil Engineering. 2. Building Technology. Please note that only applications submitted through this website will be considered. DEADLINE e-Application closes by midnight May 23rd 2017. ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED. http://www.foci.org.ng/scholarships/ Share on: WhatsApp Post Views: 3

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BI SOLUTIONS WORKSHOP

  Do you desire to build a career in Human Resource Management? This is the workshop for you. Highlights Knowledge on what the profession is all about Qualities and character of an HR Practitioner Getting Certified/ Next level of education: When to start, How to study and Where to go Getting the job itself Managing yourself while on the job Mentorship One online training on Human Resource Management.   For enquiries Call Ayo on 09084069939 or send an email to zika,n@bisolutionsng.com BI Empowerment team Share on: WhatsApp Post Views: 1

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Six Things Not To Say At An Interview

  While it is important to research and practice possible questions that could be asked during an interview and the answers to these questions, it is also important to know that the practice is just a guide to enable you familiarize yourself with the interview setting, do not memorize questions and answers because it would hinder the flow of conversation between you and the interviewer. Here are some tips on the things that should not be said in an interview. “Could you tell me what the company is all about?”: We expect that you would have done your research about the organization you want to work with, know the core values and a brief history of the organization. The only exception in this case is if you are being interviewed by a Consulting Firm in which case you may not know whom they are recruiting for. Speaking negatively about your previous employer or the organization: You really don’t want to slander your previous employer or the organization, this usually applies when you are asked about why you want to leave the organization. Try to maintain a tone somewhere between neutral and positive, talk more about what you have learnt and ...

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Happy Valentine’s Day !

With so much love, we wish you a wonderful and fulfilling  Valentine’s day BI Empowerment team. Share on:

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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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The 2 year Frontline Internship Program with Access Bank

The 2 year Frontline Internship Program This is an exciting opportunity for fresh graduates who are passionate about people and are interested in exploring various career options or require work experience as a pre-requisite for an MBA programme with a leading international university. The frontline internship program offers on-the-job experience and classroom trainings that will significantly enhance the applicant’s customer service and people management The 2 year Frontline Internship Program This is an exciting opportunity for fresh graduates who are passionate about people and are interested in exploring various career options or require work experience as a pre-requisite for an MBA programme with a leading international university. The frontline internship program offers on-the-job experience and classroom trainings that will significantly enhance the applicant’s customer service and people management skills. On a quarterly basis, the applicant will be exposed to a minimum of 8 hours classroom training which is in addition to the on-the-job experience. This programme is for you if you: Have a Minimum of 2nd class lower degree from an accredited university Are below the age of 24 as at the date of application Have the legal right to work in Nigeria Are willing to learn Uncertain about your future ...

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Goal Setting and Getting Things Done e-Learning Course

Register now for Goal setting and getting things done e-learning course. Course details as follows OBJECTIVES • Overcome procrastination • Manage time effectively • Accomplish important tasks • Self-motivate • Create SMART goals COURSE OUTLINE • Module One: Getting Started • Module Two: Overcoming Procrastination (I) • Module Three: Overcoming Procrastination (II) • Module Four: Four P’s of Goal Setting • Module Five: Improving Motivation • Module Six: Wise Time Management • Module Seven: Tips for Completing Tasks • Module Eight: Increase Your Productivity • Module Nine: “To Do” List Characteristics • Module Ten: Smart Goals • Module Eleven: Mistakes Will Happen • Module Twelve: Wrapping Up For more information, contact Zika on 012930183 or send an email to zika.n@bisolutionsng.com Or Visit: www.dexlearn.com Payments should be made to: Account name: Bold Image solutions (UBA) Account Number: 1019120437 Share on: WhatsApp Post Views: 3

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Personal Goal Setting for 2017 (Part 2) – Tokunbo Fasoro

Talking about setting goals, if you missed part 1 of this, click here to view it. Today we will discuss a few tips that can help you set your goals for 2017. Make your goals SMART Specific: What exactly do you want to do? Ensure that it is well defined. Have specific reasons, purpose or benefits of accomplishing the goals. Measurable: This simply means that you identify exactly what you will see, hear and/or feel, when you reach those goals. It means breaking your goals down into measurable elements. Defining the objectives of your goal makes it clearer and easier to read. Attainable: What needs to happen to achieve the goals? Are the goal achievable, considering the circumstances around you such as environment, resources, time etc.? Realistic: There are some goals that are simply not realistic; a goal has to be something that isreasonable and can become a reality in our lives. Time Oriented: Every goal must have a time frame attached to it. It must have an end i.e. a definite time in which it is planned to be accomplished. With no time frame attached to it, there is no sense of urgency. Additional Tips State your goal as ...

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