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WATCH OUT –> #FREEeBook – #CORPORATEMISFIT: Lessons for Fresh Graduates

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This is a sneak preview of my SOON to be RELEASED FREE eBOOK – CORPORATE MISFIT: Lessons for Fresh Graduates. Read all the following tweets to get a fill of it…Continue reading →

Job Hunting on Social Media | #iPunch Post via @MobilePunch

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The employment landscape has significantly changed by the advent of growing technology and in recent times by the advent of social media. Despite the fact that the social media is the rave of the moment, many individuals and businesses are actually struggling to identify a return on investment for using social media to job-hunt (as job seekers) or to support their recruiting efforts (as recruiters or employers).

According to a recent Harvard Business Review publication “People may go online to goof off but before long, they talk shop. Social media sites such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Quora, and even Pinterest can be valuable job-hunting tools.”What’s more, most job seekers still are not sure how to leverage social media in their job search.

For many job seekers, the Internet presents two very different worlds. One consists of hanging out with friends via social networking, and the other focuses on the seriousness of a job search.Having the worlds collide could result in the playful social media environment posing problems for a job search since there is a growing number of recruiters and employers that now conduct online research to determine a candidate’s eligibility.

Job seekers need to embrace the job hunting side of social media and learn how to harness them to their benefit. Shared below are a few useful job search tips to using social media to you advantage as a job seeker:Continue reading →

3 Critical Questions Successful Entrepreneurs Get Right | @Mara_Mentor #Post

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Mara Mentor is a platform that connects ambitious African entrepreneurs with experienced business leaders. I recently registered on the platform with the singular aim to share knowledge and add value. The except below is from a post I wrote and was published on Mara Mentor.

“Entrepreneurship is more celebrated, studied, and desirable than ever. Business school students flock to courses on entrepreneurship. Policymakers pin their hopes for job creation and economic growth on start-ups rather than on the once-preeminent corporate giants.” – Amar Bhide

You would agree with me that the above words are still very profound now even after over two decades old. We are in the age of the entrepreneur! And nothing else seems to matter, everyone just wants to be an entrepreneur. Every tom, dick and harry is starting a ‘start-up’ and one continues to wonder, is this really the best way out? Is this trend worth following? What must I do to be an entrepreneur?
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Big Data Adoption in Human Resources | #iPunch Post via @MobilePunch

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‘Big data’ seems to be the technical jargon making waves in the technology space today. Big data supporters are continuously making a case on how it can transform the way businesses operate today. The belief is that it can help pitch better business performance in the end. The Big data concept promises to “revolutionise our everyday lives.”

Big data is going to change the way we do things in the future – how we gain insight, and make decisions. The change isn’t going to be a replacement, rather it is a synergy and extension.

Okay, do you know what ‘Big Data’ is? For the purpose of this piece, let us start with a few working definitions.

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[SPEAKING EVENT] “Developing the Leader in You!” My Speech at The #AJAHCELSummit

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On Saturday, May 24, 2014, I was a guest speaker at AJAH CEL Summit organized by Paul Olajide  of Success Gear Consulting. The event had a team of 3-Speaker team including Tomisin Ajiboye and Paul Olajide himself. My presentation was titled “Developing the Leader in You!” and the delivery was awesome. I just uploaded a copy of the presentation on SlideShare today. Feel free to read …Continue reading →

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