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[…]

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  

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 you should ask the employer questions at the end of a job interview

Most job seekers I have interviewed barely make it to the second phase of the recruitment process because they do not appear to have deep interest on the job they are applying for. As a professional, I recommend asking questions about anything to do with the role you are being recruited for so that you[…]

To volunteer or not to volunteer, that is the question!

Have you read or been told that you are not suitable for the role because you lack the relevant work experience required?  There are many ways to get work experience when your CV says you have none and one sure way to get that needed experience for your career climb is engaging in volunteering opportunities.[…]

Turning your weakness into strength in a job interview

Every professional talent manager knows how to determine what will suit the organisation that he/she is recruiting for. Job interviews are designed to know as much as possible about the candidate in other to make an informed decision to hire or not to hire. At my recently completed Hire ME Bootcamp, a participant needed to[…]

HELP!! I am overqualified.

One of the questions asked by a listener on a radio talk show discussing about the challenges of finding a job in Abuja was the issue of being overqualified. An applicant was not successful because he was overqualified for the job he applied for. Recruiters/hiring managers have varying reasons why they choose not to hire[…]

Are you prepared for that opportunity?

I was a radio guest this week on the famous We Woman show on We FM. We discussed intensively on what we need to be doing so we can be better positioned for that opportunity and the perspective we took it from was the CV preparation and dreaded interview process. Recruitment and Selection is an[…]