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Olubamike Fadipe
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May 13, 2019
In my years of recruiting, interacting with people and helping people to build career, I have met with quite a number of talented and smart people. For many, I just shrug it off and move on to the next while to some I connect and sincerely wish I could help. I have walked same path myself and with loved ones, it is a walk for the bold. I feel restless every time I see strong and smart folks unemployed and I see them daily in their numbers, but I have never wept. But I wept this fateful Friday ni...
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May 6, 2019
A greater part of daily life goes into having a job, work, vocation, career or business. Whether working for someone, self employed, waiting to get a job or start a business, the preoccupation is very active towards getting a job, keeping or advancing on the job. Have you ever thought about this: if you have a job, all that will matter is to keep the job, get a better job and advance to the peak point. Same rule applies if you run a business, you will hustle to gain customers, gain leads, make s...
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April 30, 2019
We were raised to be our best and still be humble, taught not to sing our praises and not to speak too highly of ourselves as that might come across as proud and haughty. We were advised to keep it low, softly and quiet. By implication, we hardly use adjectives to describe ourselves. When we get to the point where critical decisions are made, where the rubber hits the road, where great assets are allocated, the lot and the greater lots get to the loud-mouthed and the sweet-mouthed; it’s no...
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April 22, 2019
Monday passed and it doesn’t feel like one! Yeah, it was Easter‼ So, still in the mood, I’ll say Happy Easter. I have been sharing my thoughts on identity the past few weeks and I have gotten interesting feedbacks. My submission is that most of us will live our whole lives knowing, building up and reinforcing who we are and who we need to be. We will need to listen to ourselves enough to begin to make sense to ourselves. Our description of self has largely been based on what we wer...
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April 15, 2019
Everytime we have a chance to meet and engage in conversation with an individual or a group, formal or informal, professional or myundane, there is a common factor of expectation of “making sense” to say it in the most simplistic manner. You just need to make sense to hold people’s attention or for them to take you serious, inspire and hopefully get the most desirable result out of them. I remember a book I read many years ago on how to be a Diva and the author listed the recom...
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April 8, 2019
How did the previous week exercise of self introduction to self go? Did you realise how easy it is to describe others than it is to describe ourselves. I’m hoping we attempted the exercise. Oftentimes, we describe ourselves by labels – what we do or who we were told to be, the circumstances we find ourselves or events that happen to us. We feel comfortable with an appellation or nomenclature especially for a job designation, perhaps because it feels cool…. At the end of the day...
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April 1, 2019
April is here too? Uhn? Just like March, it will soon be gone. Here is my ‘flows’ for this month…. YOU Have you ever had the task to describe someone very familiar to you to another person? You must have at one point in time or the other; whether you want to describe your childhood story and your family member, your friend, a new found lover, a new found muse or even someone that hurts deeply… 🤔 How do you go about doing this? From the basic physical description of col...
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March 25, 2019
In this age that social media presence and management is now a job on it’s own, a lot goes on in individuals personal social media space in terms of communication, exchanges and interaction. From the hot exchanges on issues, events, opinions, arguments, personalities and all from fashion, styles, entertainment, celebrity, gossips, politics, trends, events and etc. by majority. The millennials are most amazing in this regard as they are fast dominating the internet space. To all the millenn...
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March 18, 2019
There has been so much rave on the social media over the “You smell nice interview saga” and the public has put so much to laugh about out there. While the conversation still serves as a relief comic to many, there are points of concerns that should be noted. I have seen many narratives and differing perspectives – judging the interviewee for lack of discretion while others judged the interviewer for being overly reactive. The learning points for job seekers whose interests and...
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March 11, 2019
The process of waiting on anything or for anything at all can be trying, energy sapping, frustrating and can be a huge deal! You wait for a job application to sail through to interview stage, an interview to lead to job offer, a business to yield good profit and returns, a contract to be approved, a deal to sail through, a much desired promotion to sail through, a proposal to gain attention for approval, a new product to become a brand, a service to gain acceptability and awareness. While we wai...
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March 4, 2019
Couple of years ago in Nigeria, it was an offence to have an alternative livelihood or side business as a civil servant. Here we are years down the line the space is fast changing with many registered businesses for contract and other needs. Entrepreneurship is becoming a fad; everyone wants to own, start or run a business or something by the side which is a plus for our economy. More and more of these businesses are needed as the dearth employment and scarcity of job is still a stark reality. T...
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February 25, 2019
In the last few days, I have been in deep thoughts on leadership in Nigeria, the concept of followership and the million faces of leadership types, personality, characteristics and purposes that we have conjured in our minds and how same mind has created limitations in content, modes and styles. We keep looking for that one man who will make a big difference and huge impact. So much fuss about who fits the bill! So much arguments, justification and conflict of interests fill the media. While I h...
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February 18, 2019
Before now, expiration only applied to food, drugs and few household items, but now it applies to animated versions and parts. In humans, when a part of the body is not exercised and put to regular use, it becomes flaccid, lose life, tone and vigor, reduces in size, muscle and in weight. Same applies to skills: an unused skill loses relevance. Skills are like the digital applications consistently requiring “updates” what you thought was relevant last year is fast becoming outdated. I...
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February 12, 2019
The albatross of career or any vocation at all is the definition and building of skills/ talent. So much seem to be dependent on these duo; check every activity and everywhere you turn to you find skills and talents being celebrated, demanded, displayed and promoted accross industries – entertainment, finance, medicine, entrepreneurship, industries etc. The future for this is certainly invaluable. There is usually a lot of fuss about skill acquisition, building and development of skills an...
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February 4, 2019
The gap between what we go through and growth is our perception and ability to craft our story into learnings and describe our experiences positively. Career or business may start from a corner point that’s not so desirable, but the crafting of words, positive description of the opportunities, experiences and learnings are what we can put together as resume and it certainly counts. I had a conversation with a young lady – University undergraduate on what she is up to with the longsta...
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