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5 Important Lessons We Can Learn From The Career Of Elon Musk

Who is Elon Musk, you ask? Does the name PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX ring a bell? If it does, Elon Musk is the man behind those names. First time I heard of Elon Musk was when I interviewed the founder of Smallstarter Africa, John-Paul Iwuoha, and he talked about…

5 Things To Consider When Asking For A Salary Increase

Asking for a salary increase is not as easy as it sounds. In fact, it has got to be one of the most difficult experience for an employee. It is a stressful and often awkward experience and could also be a potentially harmful one for your career if you say…

6 Tips To Answer The Terrifying “Tell Me About Yourself” Interview Question

In all my years of attending interviews (not a lot of years), the only question I dread answering, outside of “why should we employ you“, is “tell me about yourself“. The reason is, there is really no right answer to it. It’s frustrating trying…

When Is It Okay To Cry At Work? Here’s How To Deal With It

The question should be, is it ever okay to cry at work? I won’t lie, I’ve shed quite a few tears at work. There are days when you feel as if the odds are not in your favour; nasty emails from clients, harsh words from your…

How To Explain The Gap In Your CV After Being A Stay-At-Home Mum

For a stay-at-home mum, explaining the gap in your CV is not fun. It’s like you have to justify why you had to stay-at-home as if that was an an easy decision to make. With the rising cost of childcare and the demands of…

Working Hard Is Not Enough, You Need To Work Smart Too! 5 Ways To Do It

Ever heard the saying “work smart not hard”? Well, I used to hear it a lot growing up and I always wondered what it meant. I mean, back when we were kids, and even now as an adult, it has always been said that to succeed in life…

How To Network Effectively At Business Events And Conferences

Your network is your net-worth. Whether you are looking for a job, or promoting a product, or looking to expand your business, we can all agree that networking is key. It can sometimes be boring or terrifying (at least for me), but how else can you meet people who…

10 Things You Should Never Say Or Do At Work

Hi guys. How are you all doing? Welcome to another week of endless possibilities! Today’s post is so ironic for me because I’m guilty of almost all of it, and I’m sure a lot of people are as well. It’s not easy…

We Can’t All Be Entrepreneurs! Here’s Why

Hi guys! How are you all doing? Hope you had a lovely four-day weekend and a great Easter celebration. I’m so sorry that I didn’t post anything yesterday (I usually post Mondays and Thursdays), I was so tired from all the eating and visiting. Don…

How I Failed Senior WAEC Three Times!!! + Tips On How To Choose The Right Career

This post is a very personal and embarrassing one for me. It’s not everyday that you see someone admit, quite publicly, that they goofed (failed woefully) at something. I, however, choose to look at the bigger picture and hope that this post will help someone in choosing the…