As a job seeker, do you find yourself ignoring things like mission statements while job hunting? Depending on your desired career direction and choices, the mission statements of most organisations can be a great pointer especially when they align with your career goals. This can help you make more desirable career decisions.
In simple terms, the mission statements of companies tell you where they want to go while their vision statements refer to how they plan to get there. As a job-seeker, aligning these desired goals with the specific action(s) to help you achieve them will help you understand what growth opportunities currently exist in the organisation or will be available to you in the near future.
If a company’s mission statement does not align with your career choices, then it does not benefit your career progression in the long run.
If you carelessly go-ahead to make a decision without factoring this in, such a move has a strong tendency to lead you into a stagnated career. Mission statements also say a lot about a company’s people culture.
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It’s important to be proactive about your job search and career progression. Stumbling in and out of roles for companies whose mission statements do not align with your career path can be easily avoided by dedicating time to become familiar with the mission statements of the different organisations you come across.
Below is a list of mission statements for different companies in Nigeria.
Touch the lives of people by providing their basic needs.
Andela’s mission is to advance human potential by powering today’s teams and investing in tomorrow’s leaders.
To organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.
Shell Petroleum Development Company Of Nigeria
The mission of SPDC is to be the operator of the first choice in Nigeria through its commitment to strong economic performance and to every aspect of sustainable development.
To impact positively on our Readers/Clients and society by providing high quality, reliable and affordable media products for promoting knowledge, political stability and economic prosperity.
We are a high-quality financial services provider with the urge to be the best at all times whilst adding value to all stakeholders.
To make our customers’ lives a lot brighter.
Our mission of “Good Food, Good Life” is to provide consumers with the best tasting, most nutritious choices in a wide range of food and beverage categories and eating occasions, from morning to night.
Create vehicles that are popular with consumers.
To be a service provider of choice, bringing insurance as a risk management tool to the consciousness of all; adding value to our clients and other stakeholders in an efficient and reliable manner.
Providing high-quality products and services with a focus on total quality management. We are committed to providing a wide range of Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) as part of our contribution to the development of the Nigerian economy. Furthermore, our absolute fundamental aim is to ensure our customers are satisfied. Our measure of value lies in the quality of our products and the efficiency of our system.