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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

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

Five Things You Should Never Do At Work

2020-11-26T14:30:13+00:00

Figuring out how to act at work can be tough… And although it can be easy to let your personal life and/or habits spill over into your work life, or lose your cool in difficult situations – approaching things in the wrong way could be affecting your reputation, not to mention your career progression opportunities. To make sure you’re always on your best behaviour, here are five things you should never do at work:   Suck up to your boss Sucking up to your boss for special treatment is a risky game. It’s even riskier if you choose to pursue a [...]

Five Things You Should Never Do At Work2020-11-26T14:30:13+00:00

How Millennials Can Thrive in the Workplace

2020-11-26T16:13:36+00:00

Millennials still have a bad reputation in the workplace, and it can feel like as a Millennial you have to work even harder to gain respect. The truth is that respect is never given - it’s earned. This article is not going to be centred around how millennials are awful at work or about how they do a terrible job, millennials are not awful and how do I know this? I am a millennial.  It is easy for millennials to be seen as incapable leaders because of their youth and lack of experience by older colleagues. I remember my first job, [...]

How Millennials Can Thrive in the Workplace2020-11-26T16:13:36+00:00

Uncomfortable Situations At Work And Handling Them Like A Pro

2020-12-03T13:06:38+00:00

Awkward situations are bound to happen, and there is almost no way you can avoid them. Sometimes situations happen and they make you feel super embarrassed and weird inside. There are scenarios where you want to quit your job, run away and relocate to Thailand, merge with the townsmen and start a new life. Other times you feel shivers run down your spine and you swear to yourself that you can actually never come back from this situation, here are a few things you could do because you know, GROW always has your back;        Receiving praise for work you did not [...]

Uncomfortable Situations At Work And Handling Them Like A Pro2020-12-03T13:06:38+00:00

Tweetchat With Tunde Omotoye- Leveraging Social Media Usage For Job Positioning

2020-11-27T09:37:56+00:00

We had a tweet chat back in August with Tunde Omotoye and he shared so many gems and I genuinely could not keep it just on Twitter as I know a lot of you don’t use Twitter often and this is knowledge I believe is valuable for everyone. INTRODUCTION Hey everyone, for our tweet chat this evening we have @TundeTASH on board, he’s a Certified HR Professional, a Senior Business Operations Analyst and avid Storyteller(pretty sure you’ve read his threads). The topic he would be educating us on this evening is ‘Leveraging Social Media Usage For Job Positioning’ and to participate or read [...]

Tweetchat With Tunde Omotoye- Leveraging Social Media Usage For Job Positioning2020-11-27T09:37:56+00:00

Personal Hygiene- Interviews/Workplace

2020-11-27T10:32:00+00:00

Often, we underestimate how personal hygiene can affect the quality of our lives and interactions with other people. You can’t get away with just being smart or brilliant, you have to be able to portray yourself in an amazing light, you have to put yourself together and actually be someone people genuinely want to be around. Let me give this example, back in university, I had this classmate I would call him Ugwu, this boy was extremely brilliant, he had the highest grades but the body odour he emitted was a killer, like it could choke you to death (okay I’m [...]

Personal Hygiene- Interviews/Workplace2020-11-27T10:32:00+00:00

Surviving Your First Week At Work

2020-11-27T12:01:43+00:00

Success during week one is about balance: you want to make great first impressions, but you shouldn’t put too much pressure on yourself to get everything right. The goal is to learn about your new workplace and feel out your place in that ecosystem. In the first week: Introduce yourself, relentlessly. Studies have shown that anxiety in new situations can come in part from not feeling confident in how to introduce ourselves. It’s a natural feeling — when you’re new, you don’t necessarily want to call attention to yourself. But in the first days of a new job, you want your enthusiasm [...]

Surviving Your First Week At Work2020-11-27T12:01:43+00:00

Getting Defrauded and Unemployment in Nigeria

2020-11-27T14:16:26+00:00

In Nigeria, there is evidently an unemployment epidemic. What does unemployment denote? Economic issues; the lack of sustainable income leads to poverty, a decline in living standards, spending power and falling into debt. There are also health issues which include tension, low self-esteem, anxiety, stress and strain on the body and depression. Unemployment is extremely agonizing and exhausting. Now, what is the solution to unemployment? Employment right? Pretty easy. You don’t have a job, then go out and get a job. Unfortunately, in Nigeria, it is not so easy especially if you do not know the top-shots or your daddy doesn’t [...]

Getting Defrauded and Unemployment in Nigeria2020-11-27T14:16:26+00:00