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Self-Advocacy might be the biggest game changer for your career

2021-06-22T16:01:42+00:00

Have you heard about self-advocacy before? According to Wikipedia, the term self-advocacy means speaking up for oneself and one’s interests. It is the ability to say what you need, want and hope for in life. Now, speaking up for oneself, going for what you want in life and expressing yourself might not be easy as it feels like but there is always a first time, to try. It is enough to say that self-advocacy is a skill that is necessary for your personal and career life. However, learning the art of self-advocacy as a skill is crucial to your career success [...]

Self-Advocacy might be the biggest game changer for your career2021-06-22T16:01:42+00:00

Is Entrepreneurship for You?

2021-02-27T09:01:49+00:00

Entrepreneurship as defined by the oxford dictionary is the activity of setting up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit. Entrepreneurs typically identify needs or problems and develop solutions by either creating a product or delivering a service. There is a school of thought that says we are all entrepreneurs. This thought is based on the narrative that entrepreneurship is a mindset and not a business model. So, is entrepreneurship for you? Successful entrepreneurs have common attributes and skills. One of the ways to ascertain if entrepreneurship is for you is to be aware of [...]

Is Entrepreneurship for You?2021-02-27T09:01:49+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

Importance of Volunteering for Career Development

2020-11-26T11:51:26+00:00

As a fresh graduate, undergraduate, or entry-level candidate, grabbing the opportunity to give back to society through volunteering always feels fulfilling. However, beyond the satisfaction gained from impacting lives through unpaid work, volunteering also helps boost your career development. Volunteering simply means giving your time to an organisation (NGO, Public, and Private) for unpaid work. Sharing your time with an organisation is important in getting all the experience and skills needed in a competitive job market and can help you land that dream job and achieve your career goals. IMPORTANCE OF VOLUNTEERING FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT Build New Skills And Refine Existing Skills Many [...]

Importance of Volunteering for Career Development2020-11-26T11:51:26+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

Writing an Entry Level CV

2020-11-26T12:45:44+00:00

The first opportunity to tell an employer what you can do, your CV is a vital part of your job hunt What is a CV? A CV (curriculum vitae) allows you to summarise your education, skills and experience, selling yourself to employers. In some countries, it's known as a résumé and tends to be a more concise document. How long should a CV be? A standard CV in Nigeria should be no longer than three sides of A4. Only include the main facts; if your CV is just one page, that's fine, as employers only want to read relevant information. Some medical or academic CVs may be [...]

Writing an Entry Level CV2020-11-26T12:45:44+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

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

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