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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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Salary Negotiation: Tactics Everyone Can Use

Salary Negociation

In this answer on Quora, Monster career expert Vicki Salemi tells you how to maximize your job offers by being a smart negotiator. Vicki Salemi, Monster career expert Q. What are some salary negotiation tactics everyone can use? A. There are several tactics you can use in salary negotiations, regardless of your industry, geographic region, and job level. One of the most important tips I can give is that you must know your worth. What is the going rate for someone in your position and in your region, with your level of experience? You can find this information from a variety of places—online, mentors, former bosses who work at other companies, peers. Once you know what the going rate is for someone like you, figure out your “break-it” number—that is, the lowest possible base salary you will accept. Identify this number prior to any job offer. When coming up with your break-it number, it’s important to calculate what your out-of-pocket monthly health care costs will be. When you’re comparing two offers side by side, one salary may seem much more lucrative, but buyer beware. Don’t forget to compare employee benefits packages and your commuting costs (time and money). Evaluate the entire ...

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4 Steps To Following Your Dreams

How to follow your dreams

By Anne Fisher, Monster contributor 4 steps to following your dreams—without falling flat on your face “When to Jump” author Mike Lewis says you should pay attention to your daydreams because they might just be nudging you toward a leap into your ideal job. Two years out of an Ivy League college, 24-year-old Mike Lewis snagged a high-paying job with Bain Capital Ventures, a finance arm of prestigious consulting firm Bain & Co. He knew he should be happy. After all, only a tiny percentage of candidates for jobs like this are chosen, so getting hired at the firm, he says, was “like winning the lottery.” Yet, an avid and skilled squash player, Lewis found himself spending more and more time “staring at the wall” in his office, daydreaming about quitting his job to play squash. “What you have in mind is absolutely crazy,” said a friend to whom he confided his secret wish. “But there’s a difference between crazy and stupid.” Over the next few years, not only had Lewis made his daydream come true, but he also found hundreds of other people who had made similar jumps—including a publicist who became an Episcopal bishop, a garbage collector who ...

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Are You Looking For A job? Check Here

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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 recruitment@amyconsulting.com.ng 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 http://biempowerment.org/job/travel-marketing-executive/ using FIELD ASSISTANT as the subject of the mail. ...

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GET READY – Opeyemi Komolafe

Get Ready

GET READY!!!! A very popular saying is “When opportunity meets preparation, success is inevitable.” That saying is so true!! You complain about how you can’t get a break to show your skills or an opportunity to show a prospective employer/investor how invaluable you or your idea is, yet, when you get that chance, the amazing break you envision disappears like smoke in the wind. Why did that happen? I have a possible explanation ……….. It could be that when that opportunity came, you were required to display a certain skill, showcase knowledge in a certain area, possess a competence etc which you lacked, consequently you appeared not to be quite ready to handle that responsibility. Dear readers, even the most successful individual still has a little project he/she is working on which needs some level of approval. While waiting for that big opportunity, why not invest in yourself? Spend time acquiring different skills, reading about new things, doing short courses etc, basically investing in yourself, so that when that opportunity presents itself, it will find you competent, knowledgeable and well aware of how to move from point A through to point Z. Believe me, if you are feeling your way, unsure and faltering, your investors will find out and a competent recruitment team can tell. No one will trust his business to someone who comes across as unprepared or not competent to handle the responsibilities of the new position/business. Learning point for today…….. while waiting, get ready so that when your big opportunity comes it will meet you ready to run. Share on: WhatsApp Post Views: 82

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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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iFixng.com – The Bumpy ride

Gerald

Awesome being back! so as promised in my previous post folks, I’ll be sharing how I started iFixng.com; an AWESOME ADVENTURE (FYI if you haven’t read my previous blog post, quit reading this right now and read the previous one first). Trust me just as Obama suggests, you want to hear (read) this ☺ HOW I STARTED I arrived back in Lagos on the 2nd of July 2015, after having lived in Delta State for  9 years (dad was transferred  in 2012 and we had to relocate, bla bla bla); thankfully an older friend who runs one of the best building services / engineering consulting firms here in Lagos had agreed to let me intern (+ youth service) at his company, my intention then was to gain some more knowledge to help me run Wefix more efficiently. After working for close to a year and being repeatedly frustrated by workmen and artisans who wouldn’t be on our designated sites “on time” or diligently handle tasks given to them, plus it was extremely difficult to find a replacement right on the spot, Voila! I had identified a problem which’s solution eventually became iFixng.com, So I decided to face this head on; I quit my ...

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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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Career Growth versus Career Development

Career Planning

Career Growth versus Career Development Pitching career growth versus career development doesn’t make them completely unrelated but it doesn’t make them the same thing either. Is it possible to use them interchangeably? The answer is no but they are both very crucial to your career advancement. It’s time to set the records straight – They do not mean the same thing. We will take a good look at what each one means as well as how they affect your career in the short-term and in the long-term. What is Career Growth?   Career growth is the process of moving from one point of the corporate ladder to another. Promotions is one of the most popular ways through which career growth is achieved. For example, if you join a trusted recruitment firm as a sales executive and rise through the ranks to become the Lead, Sales Team over a period of 18 months, then this is career growth – Notice how your designation and responsibilities have changed? This is what you achieve with career growth. If you are hired by a company in 2021 as a creative designer and by 2023, you become the creative director, this is called career growth. ...

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Teach For Nigeria is now receiving applications.

Teach-For-Nigeria-Fellowship-Program-2018

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.For this reason, we are committed to mobilizing outstanding leaders who will drive the movement towards educational equity and excellence in Nigeria. 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 ...

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