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25Nuggets for Starting on The Right Foot in your Career

It’s finally here. “25Nuggets for Starting on The Right Foot in your Career” 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 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: 1

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How to get a job through Networking – Tokunbo Fasoro

“The job you want may not be advertised at all” I remember at some point in my life, I took sometime time off work to have my baby and was ready to get back to work . One day I was with a neighbor, while chatting I mentioned that I was ready to get back to work. A few days later she called me and asked me if I was interested in a role. She said to me that the position just opened in an organization she was presently handling a project for, that the MD just mentioned it to her.  She immediately told the MD about me and I was scheduled for an interview and that was how I got the job. “The job was never advertised, my network got me the job” Lots of times, many jobs are not advertised. People get jobs through referrals all the time.  You just might know someone that knows someone that can get you that dream job. Social media have connected lots of people together, you definitely will have people in your network you have not seen years, some may just  be acquaintances, old classmates, colleagues etc, there will be definitely  someone ...

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Youth Evolve 2016

“Youth Evolve 2016”- This is an annual event that will bring experts together to discuss, inform and provide answers to most of the common issues faced by young people in relation to career and building a successful future. Expect an amazing experience filled with so much knowledge, fun and lots of networking from our top notch speakers with global experience who will open your minds to amazing realities and opportunities that will spur you to the next level. Also featuring hot debate topics: (1) Money or Passion?  (2) Social Media, a Curse or a Blessing? These are topics of interest among young people in this generation. You just have to be a part of this event. Stay connected to BI Empowerment for more details on Youth Evolve 2016 and share with friends.   Date: December 3rd 2016 Venue: 180 degrees, Ogudu. Register here For sponsorship, send email to Zika at zika.n@bisolutionsng.com BiEmpowerment.com #WeEmpowerYouths Share on: WhatsApp Post Views: 1

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How to get a job through Networking – Tokunbo Fasoro

“The job you want may not be advertised at all” I remember at some point in my life, I took sometime time off work to have my baby and was ready to get back to work . One day I was with a neighbor, while chatting I mentioned that I was ready to get back to work. A few days later she called me and asked me if I was interested in a role. She said to me that the position just opened in an organization she was presently handling a project for, that the MD just mentioned it to her.  She immediately told the MD about me and I was scheduled for an interview and that was how I got the job. “The job was never advertised, my network got me the job” Lots of times, many jobs are not advertised. People get jobs through referrals all the time.  You just might know someone that knows someone that can get you that dream job. Social media have connected lots of people together, you definitely will have people in your network you have not seen years, some may just  be acquaintances, old classmates, colleagues etc, there will be definitely  someone ...

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NO PAIN, NO GAIN – Tokunbo Fasoro

Last week Monday, I left my house, situated at a certain area in Lagos by 5:27am. I had a training commencing at 8:00am, but I was stuck in traffic. I did not get to my destination in Victoria Island until 9:10am. I spent close to three and a half hours in traffic!! I looked out of my window and I saw people just like me who do this 5 or 6 times a week, I thought to myself, “Will I be doing this again tomorrow?” That was when I realized that for many of them on the street, it was a Yes. They had no choice. There was a reward at the end of it all. You can call it profit or salary, depending on the destination, but the point I am trying to make from this is “No Pain No Gain” My mind also flashed back to my aerobics class and the trainer who will never let us have any rest. He keeps pushing us to keep doing those very strenuous and painful exercises over and over again, telling us “No Pain No Gain” The moral of this is that nothing good comes easy, you need to keep pushing ...

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5 Tech Events That You Should Not Miss This Week

Most events lined up for this week are of an educational nature; a TedX being one of them. So if you are headed to most of the events this week, be prepared to absorb knowledge. Mind the gap: Ways technology is disrupting education in Africa The re:learn meetup is a growing community of education and technology professionals, volunteers, school administrators and other stakeholders, who are committed to improving access and quality of education in Nigeria. This month, the re:learn community will be looking at different ways technology is disrupting education in Africa. Today, technology is changing everything. From e-readers, tablets, laptops to digital tools, software and apps that are changing the way we learn, engage, collaborate and share feedback. You are invited to this month’s meetup to share your experience about how technology is disrupting education in your space and ideas about what’s yet to be explored. To sign up for the event, click here. Date: Thursday 27th October, 2016 Time: 6pm – 7pm Venue: The re:learn centre, 1st floor, TY Danjuma Foundation Building, 35 Fandriana Close, Off Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja. TEDXIsaleGeneral in Oyo State TEDXIsaleGeneral is an intellectual event set to happen in Oyo State and is themed “Beyond The Walls”. This year’s event promises first-hand ...

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6 tech events you shouldn’t miss this weekend

The Nigeria tech space records one of the highest numbers of events and activities in a calendar year. With awareness in the Nigerian technology space taken an increasing turn, it’s no surprise as to why more startups, SMEs, businesses and surprisingly, foreign investors are proactively looking for ways to establish a connection with the burgeoning ecosystem. Interestingly enough, the number seem to have been on the rise since Mark’s Zuckerberg’s visit. Here is a list of tech events you can look forward to this weekend. StartUP Friday StartUP Friday is a component of OIIE, designed to bridge the startup growth gap by enriching the development processes of new tech-driven businesses through meet-ups with successful entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, technology buyers and enthusiasts in major tech clusters across the country. The organisers of the StartUP Friday often provide seed funding (at zero equity requirement) to tech-driven startups with high growth potential who will be pitching at the event. The fifth edition of the StartUp Friday will hold on Friday, in Lagos. Venue: Landmark Centre, Water Corporation Road, Victoria Island, Nigeria. Date: September 23rd. Time: 3:30 – 6: 30PM Ruby on Rails Lagos meetup Inspired by the mandate to contribute to the international ...

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How to get a job through Networking – Tokunbo Fasoro

“The job you want may not be advertised at all” I remember at some point in my life, I took sometime time off work to have my baby and was ready to get back to work . One day I was with a neighbor, while chatting I mentioned that I was ready to get back to work. A few days later she called me and asked me if I was interested in a role. She said to me that the position just opened in an organization she was presently handling a project for, that the MD just mentioned it to her.  She immediately told the MD about me and I was scheduled for an interview and that was how I got the job. “The job was never advertised, my network got me the job” Lots of times, many jobs are not advertised. People get jobs through referrals all the time.  You just might know someone that knows someone that can get you that dream job. Social media have connected lots of people together, you definitely will have people in your network you have not seen years, some may just  be acquaintances, old classmates, colleagues etc, there will be definitely  someone ...

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3 personalities that have inspired me in 2016 – Kolawole Wright

Hey guys, it’s another wonderful week today and we are happy to have one of our BIE Readers share his article on the personalities that have inspired him, I hope you all get inspired because I sure am. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Adichie is a popular Nigerian Writer who was born in the city of Enugu, grew up in the university town of Nsukka in southeastern Nigeria, where the University of Nigeria is situated. While she was growing up, her father was a professor of statistics at the university, and her mother was the university’s first female registrar. Adichie studied medicine and pharmacy at the University of Nigeria for a year and a half. During this period, she edited The Compass, a magazine run by the university’s Catholic medical students and at the age of 19, she left for the United States to study communications and political science at Drexel University in Philadelphia Adichie once lived in Chinua Achebe’s house, the Igbo author of Nigerian masterwork Things Fall Apart, and her desire to write was sparked by his work. Today, the Nigerian novelist, nonfiction writer and short story writer has been called “the most prominent” of a “procession of critically acclaimed ...

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Standing Out in the Workplace – Tokunbo Fasoro

We have a lot of universities churning out graduates every year, the numbers of universities are increasing, the first class and second class upper recipients are increasing and employers are downsizing due to the economic situation in the country. These days, if they were to keep one person, or there is an opportunity for only a few people out of the whole group, what makes you stand out from the crowd? What makes you different or better than the other employees? Why should the organization keep you? Here are a few qualities you need to possess to stand out in workplace; Integrity:The organization should be able to trust you, believing that you will not exploit the organization. They should know you as possessing high moral standards. Being Responsible: When you feel personally responsible for her job performance, you get to work early, practice proper time management and meet your deadlines. Excellence: Most employees do not pay attention to quality and excellence, but employees with strong work ethics care about the quality of their work. They do their best to constantly produce a great piece of work. If all employees can work excellently, the organization’s productivity will improve. Discipline and Dedication: ...

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