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Tips On How To Move On After Losing Your Job

First off, I have to apologise for being MIA on the blog. So many reasons, so little time to tell it. Well, I’m back and hopefully there won’t be a break in transmission. On today’s topic, I must confess that I have no idea…

Want To Grow Your Career/Business? Follow These Blogs

A couple of months ago, I wrote a post on why hiring a mentor was a smart move to make. I’m a firm believer of learning from people who have been there and done that. In fact, one of my favourite quotes on mentorship is as follows: &#8220…

Accent Shaming – When Your Accent Becomes A Tool For Discrimination

I’ve been staring at the white screen thinking about how to start this post. The mere thought that your accent can be used as a tool for your downfall is ridiculous, but alas, it happens. I’m an Igbo girl from the eastern part of Nigeria. Growing…

Why Hiring A Mentor Is A Smart Move To Make

I didn’t know that hiring a mentor was a thing until I saw it on Career Contessa, one of my favourite blogs. At first I thought, who would want to hire a mentor? How do you even go about it? Well, if you have similar questions, please stick…

Want To Be A Kick-Ass Entrepreneur? You Must First Become An Employee!

Early this year, I had a conversation with a colleague, and we both agreed that the ultimate goal of most millennials was to be their own boss. According to a survey that was conducted by America’s Small Business Development Centres, over 61% of millennials believe the best job security…

I’m A Very Good Team Player….No, You Are Not!

If I had a dollar for every time I’ve seen “I’m a team player” in a CV, I’d probably be one of the richest people in the world. In my post on lies we tell in our CV, I mentioned that this…

Things You Should Know About Being An Employee’s Guarantor

This post is a product of my recent conversation with a family friend. Apparently, a lot of people agree to act as a guarantor without knowing the implications. There are so many instances that will require you to provide a guarantor. It could be for a loan, or tenancy, or…

How Do You Handle Competition At Work?

A few years ago, an extern was sent to my firm by the Nigerian Law School to complete the mandatory externship. This is a training programme designed by the law school as part of the candidate’s course of work. Before you are called to the Nigerian Bar (become…

How To Quit A Job Without Burning Bridges (Accidentally)

“It’s all about people. It’s about networking and being nice to people and not burning any bridges. Your book is going to impress, but in the end it is people that are going to hire you.” Mike Davidson Let’s face it, people…

6 Effective Ways Of Dealing With Workplace Anger

Let me tell you a true story. My very good friend almost slapped her boss at work!! Impossible, you may think, but it actually happened. The way she tells it, you’d think an alien invaded her body. She claims it was an out of body experience,and she…