“It is important to me that every girl who is science inclined embraces her dreams with a sprout mindset rather than a rigid mindset”- Engr. Ekenimi Umoh. S.T.E.M Career Advocate

Engr. Ekemini is an Electrical Engineer with 5 years career experience in electrical project designs and supervision. Ekemini is passionate about women enlightenment especially in the engineering sector where few women practice in Nigeria despite the interventions to address gender gap and believes that women if accorded the opportunity will contribute immensely to the growth[…]

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS- WHAT THEY ARE AND HOW YOU CAN DETECT THEM

Have you looked through a job application and your initial thoughts are that you haven’t got any required or essential skills necessary for the job? Don’t panic just yet, we have the scoop to calm your career nerves. So many of us want a change of roles or jobs and we feel the current skills[…]

WORKING IN FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT HELPED IN MANY WAYS – WANA UDOBANG

Wana is a producer and director of the documentaries Sensitive Skin a documentary film about the skin condition Psoriasis, Nylon a short documentary on memory, trauma and loss and the documentaries-series Warriors exploring the lives of people with sickle cell disease. She is creator of the poetry series Words and Inspirations and the interview series Culture Diaries. She wrote and directed the web series Room313 and[…]

A career in politics could be built on varying levels: Rinsola Abiola

Rinsola Abiola is the Special Assistant (New Media) to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the founding PRO of the All Progressives Youth Forum, Ag. President of the APC Young Women Forum, and a Youth Representative on the APC’s Board of Trustees. She talks to She Leads Africa contributor, Anuli Ola-Olaniyi, on how young[…]

10 habits that can limit your career success

As important as technical skills are, they aren’t enough for total career success. Interpersonal skills are most essential to any successful career. We work with systems but people make up those systems. We work in projects but people make the project successful. How can you navigate a career community successfully? Watch out for these habits,[…]

Employability Skills Manual

Employers need candidates who can show and implement certain key skills required to contribute to an overall company and organisational goal. Employability skills are required for anyone to get, keep and maintain a successful career. The purpose of this training manual is to list and guide you on the types of skill set that you[…]

5 Ways to Increase and Maintain your Career Capacity

HARDWORK! A word that only those seeking to be and maintain success, know all to well. There are many ways to be successful but the surest way is to increase your level of capacity in whatever it is you are doing and at every given opportunity.   Capacity means the maximum amount that something can[…]

What is the Hiring Manager really looking for at the Interview?

Congratulations on getting an interview, it means you at least have your foot in the door and it’s now to make that count. Attention and Preparation From your countenance to the tone of your voice, the hiring manager can detect how prepared you are for the interview. Every second counts from stepping into the door[…]

So you want to be a MENTEE?- 10 rules to check your eligibility

Mentoring is a delicate yet rewarding relationship between two people. It serves the purpose for one person (usually the mentor) to share skills, experiences and professional connections with another person (usually the mentee). A mentor –mentee relationship is one that is built on trust, transparency and collaboration. The benefits of being a mentee can be[…]

Career tips from the CEO of Nigerian Women Trust Fund

With more than a decade of work experience from the civil service, Olufunke Baruwa shared how she has maintained a successful path to career success. A chat with SLA contributor, Anuli Ola-Olaniyi, revealed Olufunke’s great insights to a sustainable career. Read more at SheLeadsAfrica