Oh!! Those nerves-Dealing with nervousness at job interviews

“I get nervous when I don’t get nervous. If I am nervous, I know I am going to put on a good show” – Beyonce Knowles. I have (like most people) experienced nervousness at one point or another and especially when at a place or situation that needs you to create an impression to someone[…]

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[…]

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  

Career lessons from Wonder Woman

Diana Prince, better known as Wonder Woman, is a half-god, half-mortal and a super human hero whose destiny from birth may have been to save the world from utter destruction however, she also couldn’t avoid or escape the necessary lessons she needed to learn in order to accomplish the goals set before her. Here are[…]

5 Ways to handle Job Rejection

Breaking into the career market was a struggle for me in my earlier days of searching for a job. I had just completed my Project Management certification and had minimum experience in this field. Moreover, the career market was saturated with equally qualified experts who had more experience and better looking CV than I had.[…]

Hire Me Bootcamp- Post Event Update

April Edition of the popular Hire ME Bootcamp was held at the Nigerian Women Trust Fund Office. It was attended by interested participants and young women who are currently benefiting from the organisation’s mentoring programme. The main aim of the bootcamp was to educate the attendees on essential and required employability skills needed to gain[…]