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Highlight from The Give Back Conference

The Give Back Conference Panelist

Last year was an amazing and impact year at The Give back Conference which was held on Sunday the 12th of November 2017 as important personalities from around the country were in attendance with award winning career specialist Jimi Tewe as Keynote Speaker. The objective of the conference was to enlighten the older generation about the problems our youths encounter today with relation to building a career, and the importance of helping them in our society. The impactful event featured a one hour Panel session on the topic “Empowering the Future’ where the panelist spoke about ‘Our depleting educational system’ and ‘Empowering your children for the future’. The Moderator of this session being Opeyemi Oduwole, Country Manager, Diamond priviledge and panelists: Osayia Alile – Consultant and Director, Act Foundation Pastor Opi Agha – Educationist and President WWP Worldwide Flora Omosevwerha – Head, Quality Assurance and Training for Customer Care 9mobile Ajibola Bamidele – Country manager, Certification Edge The event also featured the Unveiling of the book “Walking Your Way into Career Success” by Actor Seun Ajayi, a book which highlights Secrets to Career Success, Breaking The Glass Ceiling, Successful Entrepreneurship, The Exceptional Curriculum Vitae and Winning At Interviews, all written ...

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Be responsible- Remember someone might be watching

Be responsible

Article By Tokunbo Fasoro FB AND IG: @TOKUNBOFASORO Being responsible is a topic I like to talk about all the time because as unbelievable as it may sound, just being responsible can take you to places that you can never imagine you can get to. Responsibility is a skill, you learn it. Someone said the decision to be lazy or get up early everyday is taken by you. It all boils down to your own conscious decision, choosing your own actions and words. Responsibility reflects in the decisions we take in our everyday lives from when you wake up in the morning to take a bath, going to work, how we work and relate with our colleagues, bosses and subordinates, getting early to work, following your schedules, meeting your timelines, ensuring savings, pursuing career and personal development etc. This list can go on and on. Being able to show responsibility in every little thing produces good results. A colleague of mine was sharing with me on how he found in the dustbin an envelope of money in the US dollar currency and he returned it to his boss. He said to me that his boss was surprised the he found ...

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The one area where women still fail to stand up for themselves


Women are leading the charge for change—except when it comes to negotiating their salaries. Don’t get cheated. Use these tips to boost your bargaining power. Vicki Salemi, Monster career expert There’s no denying it: Women are calling for change. They’re mobilized, invigorated, and determined to make sure the future is one that supports them both in their personal and professional pursuits. But a recent study says there’s one glaring area where women aren’t standing up for themselves. And that’s a huge bummer.Only 34% of women negotiate their job offers, compared to 46% of their male peers, according to a recent survey of more than 2,700 workers by global staffing firm Robert Half. And actually, from my experience as a corporate recruiter, I’d say the discrepancy is even greater! We expect today’s modern women to be more vocal and fearless than previous generations, so this news is especially bewildering.As someone who has been on the other side of the desk in countless job-offer negotiations, I can tell you this: Everyone should negotiate their salaries. With all of that in mind, I thought I might offer some insights for women on how to approach this kind of discussion with confidence. You might ...

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Are You Looking For A job? Check Here


Job title: Travel Marketing Executive Client: Travel Right Limited. Location: Ikeja, Lagos. Essential Requirements: Minimum of two years’ experience in the Travel and Tourism Industry and excellent presentation skills. He / She must be a self-starter with the ability to network and be proficient with computer applications. Marketing experience will be an added advantage. Method of Application: Interested Candidates whose experience and competencies match the job profile(s) should send their resumes along with a detailed cover letter (mandatory) to on / before 5pm on Friday 9th March 2018, with the appropriate job title as the email subject. Applications with incorrect email references will not be reviewed. This recruitment process will be completed within 2 weeks of the closing date of the advert. If you have not been contacted within this period, please assume on this occasion that you have been unsuccessful. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer feedback to candidates who have not been shortlisted for interviews. Very urgent request for FIELD ASSISTANT (O’LEVEL, Sciences Only) Must be a Science Student and be available to attend interview tomorrow 8/3/2018. Location: Lagos Interested and qualified applicants should send CVs to using FIELD ASSISTANT as the subject of the mail. ...

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Self-Leadership: The Secret to Success

Give Back Conference Tokunbo Fasoror

Self-Leadership Over the weekend, I was in Abuja and I listened to a talk on self-leadership. Honestly, before he started, I was already wondering what self-leadership meant. It was such an inspiring talk and I thought to share a few of the tips I learned with you all. Do you know how successful you would be if you take out time every day to think about how and what decisions you make. How decisions you make about yourself affects you and how it affects others. Leadership starts with you. Here are a few tips that can help you with self-leadership. THE NEED TO CONDUCT A SELF-DISCOVERY ON YOURSELF: You need to take time out to discover who you are, your likes, how you spend your day and your time. All this will help you plan on how you can leverage on your strengths to your own benefit and others. DO A SELF-APPRAISAL DAILY: This is very important because it gives you a clear perspective on how you have spent your day. Have you wasted time all day, probably watching only home videos? How many lives have you touched or inspired today? Or did you spend the whole day gossiping? If ...

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Who Are You? Steps To Self Discovery – Tokunbo Fasoro

Steps to personal discovery

Have you ever taken a few minutes to assess yourself! – Who am I? What do I want in life? What makes me happy? This is the first step to discovering how successful and fulfilling your future will be. Self discovery is a gradual process, it takes time and consistence. Here are a few things that can prevent you from discovering yourself: Fear of who you really are: Remember no one is perfect, everyone has strengths and weaknesses. Decide to work on your weaknesses while leveraging on your strengths. Lack of self-love:  For some people while growing up, people around you or circumstances around you could have made you hate yourself, I hear some parents use horrible words on their children or compare children. This may have led you to developing a low self-esteem. That is not who you are- never forget that. The onus is on you to define who you are. Not allowing yourself to dream or be creative: Most times while growing up, we hear stuff like medical doctors earn more and all you are thinking about is how to be a doctor. Sometimes we are influenced by our parents to study a certain course rather than ...

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Teach For Nigeria is now receiving applications

Teach for Nigeria

The 2018 Teach For Nigeria Fellowship is now receiving applications. Teach For Nigeria invites exceptional university graduates and outstanding young professionals to apply to the 2018 Teach For Nigeria Fellowship. Teach For Nigeria strongly believes that the only true and sustainable path to improving educational opportunities for all children in Nigeria is by channeling and developing Nigeria’s most capable young leaders against the problem of educational inequity. We envision a day where every Nigerian Child will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education. Therefore, we would like to invite you to take the next step of your leadership journey with us, to serve as a full-time teacher to children from low-income communities in some of Nigeria’s most under-resourced schools.  We are looking for individuals who: are ready to accept a challenge demonstrate interpersonal skills through their interactions with various stakeholders are critical thinkers and problem solvers set high expectations for themselves and for others demonstrate interpersonal skills through their interactions with various stakeholders actively seek ways to maximize their own potential are passionate and committed to the vision of educational equity Ultimately, we are looking for change agents who want to use their talents to make a difference in the lives ...

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Positive Thinking by Tokunbo Fasoro

Positive Thinking by Tokunbo Fasoro

What is positive thinking? Positive thinking is a mental and emotional attitude that focuses on the bright side of life and expects positive results. Positive thinking: How positive thoughts can build your skills.  With a positive attitude, we experience pleasant and happy feelings; this brings brightness to the eyes, more energy, and happiness. Our whole being broadcasts goodwill, happiness and success, even our health is affected in a beneficial way. We walk tall, our voice is more powerful and our body language shows the way we feel. Research is beginning to revel that positive thoughts is not just about being happy, but that positive thoughts can actually create real value in your life and help you build skills that can help you progress in you professional and personal life. What negative thoughts do to your brain.. For example, you are walking on a street and you see a python that is longer and bigger than you, the first thing that happens to you is fear and the next action you take is to run.. most times, we don’t thinking and we just run, we do not give room for other options, that is what negative thoughts does. Thank God we ...

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Women We Love: Tokunbo Fasoro

Tokunbo Fasoro

Today’s Woman magazine interiews Tokunbo Fasoro Tokunbo Fasoro is a HR Consultant, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Career Coach, Co-Host of the 7Star Workers Radio Show on City Fm Lagos and Author of the book Walking Your Way Into Career Success.   In this interview she tells us how she is changing the lives of Nigerian graduates! What is BI solutions? TF: BI Solutions (BIS) is a business solutions company committed to human capital development. We provide cutting-edge solutions to small, medium and large organizations in HR advisory services, training, and development, recruitment and selection, organizational development, performance management, career progression, succession planning, manpower planning, setting up of systems/structures and HR support services. tw: Why did you start the BI Empowerment platform? TF: In May 2014, I started my company (BI Solutions), and I made a surprising discovery while recruiting for organizations: after interviewing over 20 candidates, only a select few would impress me. This was a problem, and it was a heavy burden on my heart. I realized that during interviews, I sometimes spent about 45 minutes trying to counsel and help them be better fits for firms. This was indeed a burden to me and I thought to myself, “How can ...

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5 reasons why you should follow your Passion.

Solar Media

Follow your Passion and success will follow I kept watching the photographer during a photo-shoot and all I could see was passion. Ironically, he came into our office quite ill. He said he had a headache and his body ached but during the shoot it seemed like an untruth. It looked to me that he was not even conscious of how he felt and he just kept going; climbing stools, kneeling and lying down to shoot. All I could see was a guy that is extremely passionate about what he does. I then asked him a question? “You seem to be very happy with what you do” and he said to me, “I enjoy every moment of it” He went on to tell me that he studied Microbiology and graduated with a second class upper, but unfortunately, Microbiology is not his thing. “I am a very creative person who gets pleasure from designing stuff” he said. That was how he knew he needed to do something else. He discovered photography and the shooting of videos. He fell in love with it and started attending functions – shooting for free. Here he is today, a successful entrepreneur! Now the question is: ...

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