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Category: Careers

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…

7 Brilliant Questions You Should Ask At The End Of A Job Interview

For those of us that have attended countless job interviews, you know that at the end of the interview, you will most likely be asked if you have questions to ask. Raise your hands if you are one of those people that never have any question. I’m quick…

10 Other Things You Could Negotiate Instead Of Salary

Things to negotiate instead of salary…hmm. This may sound shocking to some people, but yes, there are things as important as salary that you should be negotiating. When I got my letter of employment for my current job, I was ecstatic! The pay was way better than what…

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…