Welcome to Career & Employability Talk with Segun Akiode.

The central theme of this podcast is – “Without good direction, people lose their way; the more wise counsel you follow, the better your chances.”

This podcast is all about wise career counsel for a better you!

07Nov 2016

On today’s episode of the podcast, I shared on a subject that I am passionate about – The Brand Called YOU! According to Tom Peters – ‘Big companies understand the importance of brands. Today, in the age of the individual, you have to be your own brand”. I learnt this quote about 7-years ago and […]

31Oct 2016

Today’s episode of the podcast is dedicated to help fresh graduates learn how to write Winning CVs and I have titled the podcast – “CV Writing Tips For Fresh Graduates”. This is a follow up to the events of last weekend, I was hosted on a tweet chat by MyJobAnswers Career Community and I discussed on […]

24Oct 2016

On today’s episode of the podcast, I shared on something intriguing – “Your CV Is Not A Career Obituary!” Many of you are wondering what do I mean by that – Your CV Is Not A Career Obituary! Yes, I mean it – Your CV Is Not A Career Obituary! Many individuals make this mistake a […]

17Oct 2016

On today’s episode of the podcast, I shared on – “How To Make Wise Career Decisions“. Many individuals often do not realize that their career decisions are sometimes taken unconsciously. And this trend only gets confirmed during career coaching sessions. When the subject of career decisions or choices comes to mind, one fundamental fact must […]

10Oct 2016

In this week’s podcast episode, Segun Akiode hosts Tinukemi Olaoye to discuss “The Benefits of Career Coaching”. Tinukemi Olaoye is a Lawyer turned Certified Career Coach, Corporate Trainer and Speaker. On this episode she shares on how she transited from the law profession into career coaching and corporate training. Her decision was based on an “understanding […]

03Oct 2016

On today’s episode of the podcast, I shared on a subject centered on self-discovery titled – Can You Tell Me About Yourself? Can You Tell Me About Yourself? – It is an intriguing question, right? Yes, it is! This question is synonymous to asking – Can I get to meet you? Can You Introduce Yourself? […]

26Sep 2016

On today’s episode of the podcast, I shared on – “Please Take Action Today!” An opening quote by Tony Robbins “A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.” During the week, while on my social media runs, I came across a […]

19Sep 2016

On today’s episode of the podcast, I would be sharing on an experience I had over this weekend and I have decided to tag it – “Take Charge of Your Learning”. Opening quote by Jim Rohn “You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change […]

12Sep 2016

Welcome to Episode 32 of Career & Employability Talk. This is a follow-up to Episode 31. On today’s episode of the podcast, I shared on “Using SWOT Analysis for Career Planning”. Before we proceed, it is important for you to know that “The key to a successful career lies in knowing what you are good […]

05Sep 2016

On today’s episode of the podcast, I shared on an interesting topic which comes as a question – Is Your Career Plan Bullet-Proof? Yes, you read that right – Is Your Career Plan Bullet-Proof? Let’s start with an opening quote by Jesse Owens – “We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into […]

29Aug 2016

In this week’s podcast episode, Segun Akiode hosts Dayo Samuel to discuss “5 Ways Podcasts Can Enhance Your Career”. A podcast is a form of an ‘online radio’. Podcasts as simply episodic online content, which can can either be in audio or video formats. The key word in a podcast is that it is episodic, meaning it […]

22Aug 2016

On today’s episode of the podcast, I would be sharing on a very interesting topic. I would be discussing – 5 Job-Search Mistakes You Must Stop! A statement of fact is that the principles that govern the job search process are universal in nature; they don’t change from place to place, irrespective of economic peculiarity […]

15Aug 2016

In this week’s podcast episode, Segun Akiode hosts Samuel Ekundayo PhD to discuss “Arise & Succeed in your Career”. One of the major causes of frustration in life and career is when you try to separate purpose from your career. The beauty of any job/career is when you link it together with your purpose. When […]

08Aug 2016

Today’s episode of the podcast, is a follow-up to Episode 26. On this episode, I shared on a topic titled “Enhancing Graduates Employability”, this subject is close to my heart as a Career & Employability Coach. Let me open with this quote by Anon – “Going to college won’t guarantee you a job, but it’ll give […]

01Aug 2016

On this week’s episode of the podcast, I would be sharing on a topic that is close to my heart as a Career & Employability Coach, that topic is – “Are Nigeria Graduates Unemployed or Unemployable“. There is no doubt that thousands of graduates go through the mandatory NYSC scheme, in Nigeria, on a yearly […]

25Jul 2016

On this week’s episode of the podcast, I would be sharing my personal story with you on “How I Secured My First Job 8 Weeks After My NYSC.” Yes, you heard me right; I secured my very first job, barely 8 weeks after completing the mandatory National Youth Service Scheme (NYSC) programme.  In this episode, […]

04Jul 2016

This week’s episode of the podcast is titled – “Safeguarding Your Job in A Recession”. Few weeks back, I was hosted on a TweetChat tagged #CareerConvos by @myjobanswers and today’s podcast episode is my attempt to share again what was taught during that session for the message to reach more people.  In this episode, you will […]

16May 2016

This week’s episode of the podcast is titled – “You Need A Career Makeover”. Yes, you read right – you need a career makeover! Considering a few definitions of the word – ‘Makeover’: a makeover is a a complete transformation of the appearance of someone or something; a complete reconstruction and renovation of something; a […]

09May 2016

This week’s episode of the podcast is titled – “Would You HIRE You?”. If you were the hiring manager and you had the opportunity to hire one candidate among thousands and your CV lands on your table – would you hire you? This is an intriguing question to ask, but it one you do not […]

25Apr 2016

This week’s episode of the podcast is titled – “Every Job Vacancy Is A Cry of Help“. Every organization has a fundamental unique purpose it aims to achieve, which sets it apart from others i.e. competitors. For a successful actualization of this unique purpose, organizations need humans and not machines. That is why every job […]

18Apr 2016

This week’s episode of the podcast is titled – “Finding A Job Using The Pareto 80/20 Principle”. Many job seekers aim for every job vacancy that comes their way with the full desperation to get ‘just any job’. I very much understand how it feels like going months (and sometimes years) without a job. But […]

11Apr 2016

This week’s episode of the podcast is titled – “How To Ace A Job Assessment Centre”. I can sure bet a large amount of job seekers don’t have a clue what assessment centres are. They are familiar with interviews after CV submission but no idea what an assessment center is. The term “assessment centre” can […]

04Apr 2016

This week’s episode of the podcast is titled – “Basic Technology Skills Job Seekers Must Possess”. In my line of work, as a recruiter, when I interview candidates, a question often asked is ‘What is your level of computer proficiency?’ To this seemingly simple question, various shocking answers come up most ridiculous among them was […]

28Mar 2016

In this week’s podcast episode titled – “No Such Thing As A Lucky Job”, was devoted to correct a misconception that some are luckier than others in securing a job. Life often becomes a frustration if you are unable to attain what you set out to achieve. In this case, to get employed. There are […]

21Mar 2016

In this week’s podcast episode titled – “Discovering The Hidden Job Market”, I made an exposition on how job seekers can discover the hidden job market. The Job market is usually described as a market in which employers of labour search for employees and employees search for jobs. It is important to note that the […]

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