Employability

Home/Tag: Employability

HOW TO STAY EMPLOYABLE IN CHANGING TIME

2021-10-22T15:43:01+00:00

The future of the workplace is uncertain and changeable. Who knew the coronavirus pandemic would disrupt workflow and exiting work system that has been in place for centuries? Who knew organisations could adopt remote working and the level of productivity would still be untouched in some industries? The job market is filled with so much uncertainty as nobody knows what could happen the next minute. One of the numerous ways on how you can stay employable in changing times is the power or effect of finding or having the right mentors. Developing the right employability skills will only take you to [...]

HOW TO STAY EMPLOYABLE IN CHANGING TIME2021-10-22T15:43:01+00:00

Surviving Your First Week at Work

2021-05-24T14:30:20+00:00

Success during week one is about balance; you want to make great first impressions, but you should not 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 is a natural feeling — when you are new, you do not necessarily want to call attention to yourself. But in the first days of a [...]

Surviving Your First Week at Work2021-05-24T14:30:20+00:00

How I Went From Zero Clients to Fully Booked

2021-05-21T10:42:05+00:00

I will tell you a success story of how I went from hoping that clients would find me, to working towards my craft and getting clients back-to-back. Before now, my motto used to be, “I hope people would refer clients to me”, “I hope clients would look for me”. I mean, I am a great copywriter so my skill should speak for me. That was the foundation of my failure as a Copywriter. I thought it would be a walk in the park until fear and panic crept in. How will I pay my bills? I am not getting any job [...]

How I Went From Zero Clients to Fully Booked2021-05-21T10:42:05+00:00

Book Review-Your First Year of Work by Shelagh Foster

2020-11-26T20:47:57+00:00

“Sending a message that’s neither heard nor understood is miscommunication.” - Shelagh Foster   Most people entering the workforce for the first time lack certain skills and this book basically answers questions recent graduates and entry-level candidates were not even aware they should ask before entering the workforce. Expressing yourself properly is important in human interactions especially in the work environment. Good communication skills have such an impact and poor communication holds people back. Communication has variations which include; Spoken word, written word, body language, silence, posture, and facial expressions.   The Job Market and Your Skills Getting into the job market [...]

Book Review-Your First Year of Work by Shelagh Foster2020-11-26T20:47:57+00:00

How to Add Value in an Organisation

2020-12-03T13:50:53+00:00

Adding value to your organisation makes you indispensable, it doesn’t matter if you are the newest employee or you feel like you’re just an intern or entry-level staff, you are still capable of adding value. Apart from just earning a paycheck, there should be a commitment to teamwork which boosts your opportunities for career advancement. When I initially put my foot in the door in the corporate world, I got employed as an intern, there were about 30 of us and from day 1, we were already bound to have indirect competition. I know how difficult it was for me to [...]

How to Add Value in an Organisation2020-12-03T13:50:53+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

Career Secrets You Will Not Learn In School

2020-11-27T12:25:46+00:00

Life is actually 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 don’t 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 in this day and age where almost everything happens online. Social media can take your career to the next level, [...]

Career Secrets You Will Not Learn In School2020-11-27T12:25:46+00:00

How To Turn Your Social Media Obsession Into A Job

2020-11-27T13:55:05+00:00

Most times people just spend hours upon hours mindlessly scrolling through images of other people, comparing their lives to others, stalking their favourite celebrities, checking out who their ex is now dating and before you know it 5 hours have passed and its bedtime already. The use of social media has become very rampant globally especially among today's youth. According to a Pew survey in 2015, 94% of millennials actively used social media from their mobile devices daily.  Almost every millennial has at least 2 functional social media accounts which may be Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Facebook or YouTube and You [...]

How To Turn Your Social Media Obsession Into A Job2020-11-27T13:55:05+00:00

How To Make The Best Of Your University Experience

2020-11-27T14:42:37+00:00

University is a new ballgame and a new experience altogether; you would be spending a lot of time in university and you might as well make the best of the experience. You have the opportunity of meeting people from different backgrounds, with different cultures and traditions. It's very good and advisable to curate an experience and journey for yourself that would be beneficial to you in the long term. Personally, I’m genuinely grateful for my university experience in its totality and how I’ve been able to grow and develop myself from my university experiences, here are a few tips in making [...]

How To Make The Best Of Your University Experience2020-11-27T14:42:37+00:00