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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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Wrap Up November With These 3 Tech Events

This week marks the end of November, 2016 with quite a few tech events happening. The tech events happening this week are all about networking and learning from peers in the industry. Here is a list of tech events happening this week (Tuesday, 29th November – Monday, 5th December 2016) that I think may be worth your time. The Hustle Grind in Abuja The Hustle Grind, organised by Dayo Koleowo, co-founder of Abuja-based ChowHub, is an entrepreneurial community that brings successful local entrepreneurs, innovators, startup founders and investors together to share lessons learnt on the road to building their companies. At The Hustle Grind this month, Angel Adelaja, the chief executive officer of Fresh Direct will share lessons learnt on the road to building her company, amongst other things. You can register here if you’re interested in attending. Date: Tuesday, 29th November, 2016. Time: 5:30pm – 7pm. Venue: Enspire Incubator, 2 Zambezi Crescent, Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Abuja, Nigeria. Andela Technology Leader Expo: Kent Beck The Technology Leader Expo aims to create opportunities for different types of Tech Leaders in the world to interact with Andelans and the Lagos tech community. Kent Beck, the creator of Extreme Programming and founding father of Agile development, will ...

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A Message to 2016 NYSC Batch ‘B’ Stream I Corp Members from the BI Empowerment Team

The BI Empowerment team would like to use this opportunity to congratulate the 2016 NYSC Batch ‘B’ Stream I Corp Members who will be heading to camp very soon. First of all, we would want to correct a popular opinion that NYSC is a waste of time. It is not! The one year work experience is the most important part of your CV to we Human Resources Consultants and in building a career both as a career person or an entrepreneur. We have a few nuggets for you 1. NYSC is the first work experience most graduates have, this is the time to prove that you are different from every other graduate. You need to work hard and stand out in your place of primary assignment. 2. Job responsibilities can be copied, we need you to get in there and achieve great things, initiate and Implement great Ideas that will make your CV stand out from others. 3. Do not go into a place and never leave a mark people can look back and say it was when this Corp member was here that he or she introduced this. A positive mark that will make people refer to you forever. ...

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MY Time, My Money and My Energy – Tokunbo Fasoro

As a child, Tiger Woods stuttered and for two years took after-school classes to correct his stuttering. Read what Tiger Woods had to say about his stuttering, “I know what it’s like to be different, and to sometimes not fit in. I stuttered as a child and I would always talk to my dog. He would sit there and listen until he fell asleep. I also took a class for two years to help me until I finally learned to stop.” Very few people have it all. We all have areas in our lives were we are struggling, but most times we ignore this things and continue to live like that when we can actually decide to put in some extra effort, invest a little time, or make a sacrifice by spending some money on fixing it. We may even need to invest in all of them- our Time, our Energy and our Money to ensure that those limiting areas in our lives are sorted. I want BIE readers to take out time to ask, “What area of my life do I need to invest in that will make me a better person”? Or “What aspect of my life is ...

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Network, learn and get trained at this week’s tech events

The tech events happening this week is all about meetups and training. Here are the tech events for this week (Monday, 7th November – Monday, 14th November 2016). Techpoint Abuja Meetup at Ventures Platform Techpoint.ng is bringing together innovators, startup founders, technology students and tech enthusiasts to network and share ideas about how to tackle the challenges of running a business in Abuja. If you are a startup founder, innovator, technology student, or anyone with brilliant innovations, based in Abuja, then you need to registerto attend the meetup. Date: Tuesday, 8th November 2016 Time: 4pm – 6pm Venue: Ventures Park, 29 Mambilla Street, Off Aso Drive, Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria. Edubridge Digital Open Day Digital Jobs Open Day is a training workshop organised by Edubridge Consultants. It aims to help people who have an interest in digital marketing. The training is tagged “Learn. Work. Earn.”. It is the first step in the digital skills training and internship project by Edubridge Consultants. The goal of the workshop is to train and create direct digital job opportunities for its participants. The event is the first step in our Digital Skills Training and Internship Project. You can register here if you want to attend the Open Day. Date: 10th November 2016. Venue: Royal Event ...

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Getting Your Dream Job Via e-Learning

Temi:  Sup babe Ada:  What’s up dear Temi:  I’m good ooo, just that I need a job big time. Ada:  My dear, me too o, but these days, nobody wants to employ learners and novice, they want someone with the experience and knowledge for the job, they want people who are fully baked. Temi:  Wow! That’s serious o, how then are we expected to gain experience and knowledge about the job when we are not even getting any job. Ada:  I heard BI Solutions Nigeria is giving out discounts for their training and guess what, it’s via e-Learning!!!, that means you can save time, money and resources with effective on demand skills training anytime,  anywhere and  be sure to get a certificate after the training. Temi:  Are you kidding me? Ada:  All you need to do is register between the 17thof October to 31st of October, 2016 for any of the discounted courses and you would enjoy the amazing discount they are offering. I have already done mine. Temi:  Ehn!!! What am I now waiting for, let me quickly register myself, my brother and even my cousins that just graduated from the university.   Hurry now and Register for these ...

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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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NYSC releases ‘official’ passing-out dates for Batch ‘B’ corp members

The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has announced dates for the conclusion of 2015 Batch ‘B’ service year. A statement released on Monday by the NYSC urged corp members to disregard a “fake document” purportedly bearing the passing out dates. According to the NYSC, Stream I will pass out on October 6 while Stream II will conclude its service year on November 4. “The attention of the NYSC Management has been drawn to a fake document with the above heading being circulated online and purported to be from the NYSC National Directorate Headquarters in respect of the passing-out of the 2015 Batch ‘B’ Corps members. “The document, dated 16th September, 2016 and made with scanned official letterhead and other portions of an earlier circular of the Scheme, dismisses the dates set for the passing-out of the 2015 Batch ‘B’ Corps members as contained in that genuine circular in a bid to cause confusion. “Details of the winding-up/passing-out activities lined up in respect of the two streams have been communicated to all NYSC State Secretariats for implementation. “Furthermore, serving and prospective Corps members and the general public are hereby advised to note that any information from the NYSC National ...

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BIE Entrepreneur of the week: Mandy Rachael Okhueleigbe

Mandy Rachael Okhueleigbe is the creative director and Chief care giver at Mandy Rachael designs, a socially responsible ethical fashion brand in Nigeria. Mandy was born in the ancient city of Ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria. She had her primary and secondary school education in the same city after which she moved to Ile-Ife in Osun state, Nigeria for her university education where she bagged a degree in zoology from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University. When she was in her final year at the university she started her fashion career by creating lovely handmade accessories, bags, shoes etc. under a brand she founded in 2012 called Novafrik designs. Under Novafrik designs she also trained young girls and women in accessories making in order to be self-reliant as part of her contribution to the development of women and girls in the society. She trained well over 150 women and young girls in Ife, Oshogbo and Ibadan, Nigeria between the periods of 2012-2014. Soon after graduating she went for her compulsory National youth service, she served at Offa local government area of Kwara state from March 2014 – February 2015. Being a socially conscious person she started an online advocacy campaign tagged “Street to ...

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Effective Recruitment in Digital Age

Not very long ago, preparation for an interview required people to diligently arrange their academic transcripts right down to the certificates they won during extracurricular activities in schools and college, in a neat folder with crisp white A4 size papers of their resume stapled in proper alignment with each other. “Every important document must be in print” was an advice given by elders in my family. I remember going a step further with laminating them to prevent any damage whatsoever, especially dog-ears. Those days even the discoloration of papers was also an agenda of discussion. As I look at my email signature saying “Think before You Print”, I cannot help but be thankful of how convenient our lives have become ever since digitization has happened. In my capacity as a Chief People Officer, I often encounter questions on how can recruitment be made effective in this digital age? What most people miss out on is that recruitment has already been effectively digitized. The age of paper resumes and CVs are gradually being replaced by their digital counterparts. Did you know, 14.4 million job seekers have used social networks to find a job; 93% of companies use LinkedIn for recruiting, 66% use ...

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