Life Lessons in Soccer

Ed. note: This is a guest post from Imisi Osasona on his adventures with football and life lessons from the beautiful game. “Every time I went away I was deceiving my mum. I’d tell her I was going to school but I’d be out on the street playing football. I always had a ball on

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Who is a CEO?

Sometimes people are more interested in “being a” certain person rather than doing the work such a title requires. I have an acquaintance who is more interested in “being a reflective person” than actually reflecting. Lots of people are more interested in “being a writer” than committing to the difficult task of adhering their buttocks

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Q&A: Jobs and Careers in Nigeria with Loy Okezie

[Ed. note: This is the second in the series and is a conversation that Ayodeji Adewunmi from Jobberman had with Loy Okezie, author of “Personal Guide to Career Freedom” [available FREE online] During a market intelligence gathering, I was fortunate enough to download the eBook and it’s still the most impressive piece of information put

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10 Places You are Guaranteed to Meet your Next Boss

You are looking for a new job? If you are a recent graduate, you are probably wondering ‘where’ will help you land the job. Here are my top 10 picks: 1. Bookstore Hungry, successful people don’t rest on their laurels. They keep trying, learning and pushing. They never stop to be intellectually curious. They spend

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10 questions with Manasseh Egedegbe on Blogging

[Ed. note: We’re taking a break from the usual format of guest posts to include Q&A posts such as these. This is the first in the series and is a conversation that Ayodeji Adewunmi from Jobberman had with Manasseh Egedegbe, Senior Investment Analyst & Assistant Portfolio Manager at First City Monument Bank] It’s a story

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10 Zen-like Approach to Email

Life is one big negotiating opportunity, and first impression is ultimate. Whether you are the recipient or the sender – you are negotiating for some attention or trying to negotiate for time while battling with continuous interruptions. I’ve been trying hard lately to respond to all emails within 24 hours. Hmm, still struggling. Let see

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Stop thinking like Secondary School Students

I’m often asked by final year students and recent graduates, the most important thing in landing a dream job in the Oil & Gas or Telecom sectors – we know people are running away from Banking these days…we all know the story. I got asked this week and I shared my views: do a market

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5 Benefits of Career Counseling

There are many benefits of career counseling to consider. It’s easy to feel confused when it comes to what type of career path to choose. With so many choices in jobs today, career counseling can be a step in the right direction as far as pinpointing what career to focus on. Having a professional advisor

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Review your Career

They say all that starts well, ends well. This applies to goal-setting and achievement in our careers. However, you might plan and things work out in unexpected ways, stuff does happen, you know! This is where self-evaluation with regard to your career comes in. Ancient thinkers – think Plato, Socrates – all agree that an

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