It was about 4p.m on Thursday, 22nd of July, 2010 at the National Youth Service Orientation Camp Nkewere LGA of Imo State. A young man delivered a dazzling lectures at NYSC that changed (maybe fine-tuned) my passion.
He titled the talk “The Jobs Are No More, So Think Entrepreneurship!” I thought, what a great Topic… so I had a great time shuffling with disruptive mind-blowing thoughts during his ‘sweet’ presentation and at the end I was opportune to ask a question.
I asked, “Sir, can we all become entrepreneurs? And if not, what advice do you have for those of us who look forward to being gainfully employed?”
Unfortunately, he never answered the question. He instead passed a cruel remark on me. He relied “…only lazy people think that way”.
I also wish he never answered me that way because he was booed off the stage and literally ‘Control Z’ all the nice impression he had made.
That encounter left me with TWO REVELATIONS. (1) that the best form of public speaking is answering the real questions on the heart of your listeners, and (2) you can’t always force your ideas on people.
After my NYSC in 2011, I embarked on a JOB SEARCH ADVENTURE – Took about 26 interviews in 3 years (in education, banking and insurance and telecoms sectors). I changed jobs 4 times (between 2011& 2013) and completed a Masters Degree in Personnel Psychology (in 2014)…all in the bid to answer my own Questions & Help you with the same!
I Presently work as a Administrative Officer at Federal University Oye-Ekiti. Having sat on a couple of interview panels, I have compiled those daunting questions that I have heard or asked at panels.
This blog and my E-books are fashioned to attend the to unanswered questions on the heart of those 1000+ youth in that camp and much more on Work, Working and Workplace.
Oluwatade Timilehin Faith (fondly known as CoachFaith ) is a Life Coach, Biblotherapist, Career Counselor, Human Capital Development Evangelist and a Professional Administrator at Federal University Oye-Ekiti. Author of Youths at Exploit and Job Hunting: Old Game New Rules
He holds a Master degree in Personnel Psychology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from University of Ibadan, Nigeria and University of Nigeria Nsukka respectively.
The creator of CareerStartUpKit.com (a FREE Career Resource Platform)
He says “Having worked with young people for about a decade I’ve come to realize all they need is a right push.”
A coach and mentor (teacher) by calling, he loves to do what he was created to do. When asked what his life vision is he said “to help youths live a full and meaningful life and to show their guardians (parents, teachers and pastors) how best to be of a support to this young minds. Not necessarily changing their decisions but helping them make educated decisions and take calculated actions. I am very grateful for what I do”
CoachFaith is highly regarded in the mentoring field having worked with young people as mentor previously with Sons and Daughter Foundation Lagos, Esteemed Comprehensive College Lagos, Christ the Redeemers International Secondary School Akure, and EaglesMight House and currently at Living Word Academy Owerri.
CoachFaith Writes and Speak on the following Area
- Career, Job and Workplace
- Time management
- Study/Life balancing
- Y-Generation dynamics (for parents, pastors and employers)
- Youth @ Xploit. Bemade Publishing Service. Lagos
- Job Hunting: Old Game, New Rules
- 22 Lies you were told about the University
- The Spur!
I love what I do.
I’m great by design