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High-Income Skills You Should Learn

2021-03-18T12:05:29+00:00

The other day we posted about high-income skills people can learn online and skills that would enable them to work remotely. We had a lot of enquiries so we decided to create a list of websites you can learn these skills online for free (some require payment for advanced stages). We will be updating this list as often as possible. The skills we mentioned are; copywriting, web design, graphic design and social media management. Copywriting; Copywriting is re-arranging words to make things sell better. It is a text form of salesmanship. Copywriters are responsible for the text on brochures, billboards, websites, [...]

High-Income Skills You Should Learn2021-03-18T12:05:29+00:00

Career Secrets You Will Not Learn in School

2021-03-18T11:34:57+00:00

This life is so funny, in school you are told to put your head down, read, for girls- do not follow boys, for boys- do not follow girls. Face your books do not do Facebook and although that advise at that point was important, that is not all you need to move forward especially career-wise. There are certain secrets which you just take no classes on, here are some; Social media skills The importance of social media cannot be overemphasized, especially today where almost everything happens online. Social media can take your career to the next level, if your organisation does [...]

Career Secrets You Will Not Learn in School2021-03-18T11:34:57+00:00

Creativity is for Everyone

2021-03-16T14:24:12+00:00

You most probably have been forced to stop most of the things you are used to doing. Your routines must have changed. The cinemas are closed. You can’t hit the gym. The covid-19 pandemic has brought anxiety, fear, stress, uncertainties, and dark days to the world. Without time to prepare, we have been forced to take up a new life, different from what we are designed as humans for. People often assume creativity thrives in conducive and enabling conditions, where the mind is free from distractions. Ironically, with people pushed to the wall and bored to the teeth due to lockdown [...]

Creativity is for Everyone2021-03-16T14:24:12+00:00

From University to Work: Valuable lessons Part 1

2021-03-08T12:49:52+00:00

It usually will take on average, between 4-5 years through studying for a degree, and fulfilling the necessary post-study requirements (Like NYSC, for Nigerian Students) before you land your first job. The journey through getting admitted into the university, studying, graduating, and then landing your first job, is full of lessons worth sharing. In this first part of this article, I will be sharing some of the lessons I learnt from studying for a degree. These lessons are not exhaustive; however, they provide valuable insights for undergraduates and young people seeking to study for a degree.   Identify What Drives You [...]

From University to Work: Valuable lessons Part 12021-03-08T12:49:52+00:00

Social Media: A learning and networking platform

2021-02-09T21:54:05+00:00

Social media platforms are no longer novel. They have been with us for a while now, and are defining the way communication and collaboration takes place. Currently, there are over a dozen global social media platforms, specialized in providing specific marketing and information needs to a particular segment of internet users. Some of the social media platforms that are common with internet users in Africa are: Facebook YouTube LinkedIn Twitter Zoom WhatsApp Instagram WeChat TikTok Telegram According to a report by Hootsuite in 2019, there are 98.39 million internet users in Nigeria. Of the 98.39 million, 54% access the internet daily. [...]

Social Media: A learning and networking platform2021-02-09T21:54:05+00:00

Components of Public Speaking

2021-02-09T21:27:19+00:00

You may be thinking “I don’t intend giving a speech to a crowd of people, so why should I even worry about anything that concerns public speaking?”. Let us start by looking at what public speaking is. Shapira defined it as any time you speak in front of an audience of one or more with some kind of goal. That covers everything from a formal address at a podium or on a stage to a small meeting with co-workers -Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). When you discuss with fellow students during a class session or share a business idea with a [...]

Components of Public Speaking2021-02-09T21:27:19+00:00

Getting Started with a Job Search

2021-02-09T20:52:43+00:00

Ever seen a hunter heading out into the woods for a kill? He goes prepared with all the necessary armoury. Job searching or job hunting can be likened to animal hunting. It is important to be properly armed with the tools needed for a catch. For starters, the priority should be keeping your hunt organised. This article shares 5 tips to help you get started and stay organised with your job search. Prepare your documents Your CV and cover letter are essential tools you need handy for a job hunt. As a matter of fact, your success or failure during a [...]

Getting Started with a Job Search2021-02-09T20:52:43+00:00

Character is a success tool

2021-02-09T20:44:42+00:00

There are talks on the need for people to develop technical and soft skills in other to be competitive and productive in today’s dynamic labour market. This conversation is even more common amongst the young generation, who are either still studying for a degree, or are just out of school and are waiting to land their first job. This group have the odds against them and need to develop in-demand soft and technical skills to stand a chance in the labour market. Beyond these skills, your character can do wonders. Character in this context is referring to fairness, honesty, respect, hard [...]

Character is a success tool2021-02-09T20:44:42+00:00

5 Reasons You Should Never Quit during Tough Times

2020-12-22T18:46:36+00:00

I wish life was a bed of roses I wish life offers to us all what we want. I wish we get all we need by merely wishing for them. Growing up as a kid, I had a lot of role models. From music to dance, to a big brother neighbour who dresses fantastically well. I admired these people for different reasons. Now, here is the interesting part. I thought they fell from the sky as they were. I thought they never had to break a sweat to be who they are. I thought life was a jolly ride. Are you [...]

5 Reasons You Should Never Quit during Tough Times2020-12-22T18:46:36+00:00

Young Entrepreneurs: How to Succeed in Business while in School

2020-12-02T10:29:36+00:00

It feels exciting when you catch that business idea. The thought of how you can transform lives and make all the money usually takes the lead. You start thinking, “now I can make some money while in school and save up for bigger moves after I graduate” Not bad. I guess we all want to feel that way. However, in reality, combining business and school is anything but easy. It takes a lot of hard work (and smart work) to put in significant time attending classes and reading for your exams, plus, ensuring your business is delivering the best product and/or [...]

Young Entrepreneurs: How to Succeed in Business while in School2020-12-02T10:29:36+00:00

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