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Follow Your Passion is Terrible Career Advice

I have been doing a lot of research and reading on one of the most popular (but mostly useless) advice for young professionals: “Follow Your Passion” What does this really mean? A quick response from most people I ask is “Do something you love” or “Follow your heart” etc. I spoke to final year students of the Faculty of Business Administration recently at...

2 Things You Need to Succeed in Life (And Passion is not one of them)

You should be passionate about what you do, but I am beginning to see that finding your passion is one of the things holding many back from living a good and enjoyable life. The other stumbling block is wondering if you have any talent or not. Here’s an email I got recently from one of my readers. The reader asked “…how do...

3 Things you should do on Facebook to get more paying customers

Recently, I wrote about how I generated hundreds of leads on Facebook in 9 days. Facebook has become the ‘go to’ place to generate a ton of leads for your business. If you have a business (even if it is a side business) and you need customers, then you should be using Facebook A LOT! In today’s post, I’ll show...

WeeklyCareerTips: 3 Ways to Become an Achiever, Even if You Are Lazy

I recently wrote a post about my achievements so far this year (including training ExxonMobil staff), and a comment I get often from people that know me really well is: “Ibukun is not very serious”. This is because I play a lot. But don’t be fooled by that comment though, while it is true, I actually work very hard and I am...

I trained ExxonMobil Staff!

I am excited!!!! Like jumping up excited. Let me tell you the background story. Last year, I had my first exposure to Competency Assessment. I knew it was going to add value to my former employer and company processes if I go through the training and implement it at work, so I requested to be sent on the training. It was declined, so...

5 Cs of Finding a Job on Social Media

If you haven’t noticed, there is a lot going for Social Media channels. From being one of the best breaking news platforms to the prime place to finally land your dream job. In today’s post, I share the 5 C’s of Finding a Job on Social Media. All you need to do is Create, Cement, Communicate, Connect and Convey. Social...

WeeklyCareerTips: 10 Interview questions you must know how to answer

Understanding the psychology at play during job interviews will give you an advantage in landing your dream job. Hiring Managers will try to get into your head to get answers to questions they will NEVER ask you, but they will also NOT hire you unless they get answers to those questions. According to Peggy McKee of Career Confidential, these are 4...

Case Study: How I generated 229 targeted leads from Facebook in 9 days [and made profit]

In this post, I revealed exactly how I generated 229 targeted leads in 9 days, plus how only 1 sale gave me a positive ROI on my advertising budget. Facebook right now is one of the ‘hottest’ places to generate leads, but many marketers are quick to discount the platform. But much more than just generating leads, I show you how...

Building Your World By His Word

Building Your World By His Word is the tag line for Gateway Chapel. I think it should be the tag line for every Christian. When your world is built by God’s word, you become immune to fluctuations of life. A few years ago as an Arsenal supporter, I shied away from watching live games. The anticipation of a loss (which was very...

WeeklyCareerTips: How Mathematical Ability Predicts Career Success [Infographic]

If you are not doing well in your career right now, let me ask you a question... How well did you do in math in Primary School? Israel became the youngest person in the Borough of Barking and Dagenham to Pass GCSE Maths at only 8 years old, so he seems to have a good head-start. In a research by Tutoring Expert,...

Blogging For Business 3

Since I started this series on blogging and making money online, I’ve got a lot of emails from people who are excited to learn about blogging, make money online and they want to do it quick. You see, reading between the lines, I had a feeling that maybe I haven’t told you the FULL TRUTH! So, pay close attention to what...

Blogging for Business 1

I don get alert… But it was a debit alert. Korede Bello’s song didn’t quite specify that alerts can either be credit or debit alerts.  (I guess whichever kinda alert…. #GODWIN) One of the ‘Aha moments’ of selling online is hearing your phone beep around 1am, you rolled over and realise someone just bought something you sell online and you have just...

When all else fails, try this

When all else fails, I want you to try this one thing. I was just only a few minutes into my work shift at McDonalds when the milkshake machine packed up. Lunch time on a hot summer afternoon is one of the best times to have a strawberry and vanilla milkshake mix with your ‘Large Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese’ meal. So...

#Jobfair15 was a huge success [Pictures Inside]

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If you are a career professional and you did not come for that event on Saturday, May 9th, you missed A LOT! We had presentations from Ibukun Onitiju (me), Ayo Jaiyesimi (Former Group Head, Human Capital Management & Development, First Bank of Nigeria), Yomi Alarape (Business Group Director Cloud + Enterprise, Microsoft Nigeria ), Jimi Tewe (CEO, Inspiro Consulting), Tayo...

There are times when you are not fully qualified for the roles you are aspiring to, either as a fresh graduate (with no experience) or as an experienced professional (with no relevant experience), especially if you want to change industries. These are 4 skills that you MUST have that can save the day. Problem Solving Skills – I was listening to Chike...

5 Questions you must prepare to answer at a Career Fair

Save the date 9th May 2015 (10 am – 4pm) Microsoft Nigeria, The Chosen Breed & Endive Projects are putting together a Career Fair specifically to get people jobs. In fact, some of the companies partnering with us will conduct 'on the spot assessments' and you could be on the fast lane to getting your dream job. The program is targeted to...

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Building Your Brand on Social Media – Content Types

There are 3 types of content you should be posting on Social Media if you are building your company brand on Social Media (and get paying customers). Before I go into details about the 3 types of content, in my last Digital Marketing training, I told delegates the story of the HMV tweets that made the news when a fired employee...

More is caught than taught – Breakfast in Bed

English breakfast in bed is nice, at least from my wife’s perspective. I did the cooking, we all did the eating. Once you read past my ‘showing off’ that I gave my wife breakfast in bed this morning, something struck me as I downed the last gulp of my drink. A lot of women (and men) might think… ’aww this is so...

Interview with Chioma Nnani on getting stuck in UK and relocating back to Nigeria

Relocating from the UK to Nigeria wasn't an easy decision for award winning author, Chioma Nnani, but in order to be fulfilled, she took that bold step of breaking free from the glass ceiling of living in a country that is limiting her progress. If you are stuck in a foreign country where you are barely existing (or planning to...

[Free Download] Resignation Letter Template

If you are thinking of leaving your job, there are 5 things you should do that will help you leave on a better note. Be aware of the changes at work – Resigning from work is rarely an impromptu decision. It takes some time to finally come round to it. However once the process starts, demotivation is likely to set...

Quitting Your Job

Are you thinking about quitting your job? Please don’t quit yet. In the past few years, I have seen the rise in the ‘fire your boss’ mantra and many more people are considering the option. Let’s be clear, I am not one of those people that will tell you to fire your boss tomorrow, because it might be a very bad...

Are Tattoos Sinful?

This post is in response to an email that went out to my email subscribers encouraging them about God's love. Isaiah 49:16 – "Behold, I have indelibly imprinted (tattooed a picture of) you on the palm of each of My hands; your walls are continually before Me." If you are not on my email list, simply subscribe below this post...

I’m new in town, I like when you R*****

I am still born again, just in case you are wondering. A big shout out to Matthew who is getting married to the beautiful Omojo in a few days (check out their wedding website) Matthew was my best man and followed me all the way to Akwa Ibom. (And he was almost gifted a wife, but for Omojo's unshakeable impact... Nice one...

John 3:30

I withdrew my legs hastily from the very hot water. The first question I asked my wife was, "are you sure my legs will not become yellow after this?". She laughed, called me a bush man and walked away, without answering my question. The 'lady' giving me a pedicure was bent on washing the colour off my legs. I thought she...

How much faith does it take to please God?

I only have a few verses of Scripture to support my perspective in this post. I guess I should find more for you, but I am too excited that I couldn't wait to share it with you. So rather than doing all the research, I will like you to chip in with your contributions. Pleasing God is something we were created to do....

All Part of the Process

I was reminded of something I knew of God today. I was reminded in a way that made it personal and real, not distant or unrelated One of the amazing things about God is how much he respects us. Sometimes it is baffling to me on how God manages not to force down his will and ways on us. On the one...

Can You Interpret Dreams?

Can you interpret dreams? A few weeks ago, I had a dream that I could barely remember by the time i woke up. After a few hours of cracking my brain and trying to put the pieces together, it started coming back. “I remembered driving home in the evening and was stopped by some policemen. They did the typical checks and eventually...

Nigerian Blog Awards Nominations 2014

This year, I have made a decision to ‘go public’ I sometimes feel like I am a secret boyfriend you can’t wait to talk to your friends about, only that nobody else shares your enthusiasm. They don’t know me, and you can’t find a big proof to point to that I exist or even worth paying attention to. I am not a...

10 things anyone in their 20s should consider doing now

Here are 10 things anyone in their 20s should consider doing Today, I have left the world of 20s, and joined the bigger boys in their 30s. I am looking forward to the next 10 years because I know fully well they are very significant years.  Since I haven't lived in the future, I can only plan, and since I have lived...