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[…]

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,[…]

6 Simple Ways to build a career in S.T.E.M

The global pace of technological progress and global integration suggests that the Fourth Industrial Revolution is almost upon us and that these technologies are bridging the gap between physical, digital and biological spheres of development, and profoundly changing the way people live, work and generally interact with each other.[1] This changes cuts across disciplines, industries[…]

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[…]

Demystifying Cover Letters- It’s not another CV.

I know how dreadful it can get when you are asked to write a cover letter and you struggle to find the right method or process to carefully articulate yourself. Granted, maybe not all organisations ask for this requirement, but it is a good way to show what value you are able to bring to[…]

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.[…]

3 simple changes to get your CV noticed

I recently trained a group of youths on Digital Skills and one aspect of the session I am always passionate about is getting yourself noticed by creating the right impressions. The Curriculum Vitae or CV or Resume has evolved and with the changing phase of technology, you need to keep your CV evolving too. 3[…]

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[…]

Why do you need to have employability skills?

Conducting a workshop on career strategies with focus on getting hired, I noted that so many candidates who may have the right looking CV and Cover Letter may not have the right employability skills that the employers are looking for at the interview stage to secure the roles. Most who do show the ability to[…]