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Common Habits That Ruin A Career


Dear CoachFaith, I work at an NGO with international funding, I have been with them for about 15 years now, in fact I have been with them since my NYSC days. I and two other colleagues are currently being considered for managerial appointment, with new posting to manage the proposed office in Liberia come 2017. We are currently being observed – like a probation. What is your advise for me at this period! How can I stand out! – Kemi, Abuja Read the rest of this entry »


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Cons of Job Interviews

042311-always-attempt-a-salary-negotiation-300x243Dear CoachFaith: I have gone through you blog! It’s so insightful! I have been in the Telecoms for about five years now! I actually got the job on reference, so never had to take an interview, I have never taken interview in  my life! However, a recent development in the organisation saw a number of us loosing our job. I feel the conditions for disengaging us was not fair! However, I want to move on. What is your advise on interviews generally? Daniel, Ikeja.  Read the rest of this entry »

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2016 Goals


“Goals not written are mere wishes”

“Make New Year’s goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you’re interested in fully living life in the year to come.

Goals give us direction. They put a powerful force into play on a universal, conscious, and subconscious level. Goals give our life direction.

What would you like to have happen in your life this year? What would you like to do, to accomplish? What good would you like to attract into your life? What particular areas of growth would you like to have happen to you? What blocks, or character defects, would you like to have removed?

What would you like to attain? Little things and big things? Where would you like to go? What would you like to have happen in friendship and love? What would you like to have happen in your family life?

What problems would you like to see solved? What decisions would you like to make? What would you like to happen in your career?

Write it down. Take a piece of paper, a few hours of your time, and write it all down – as an affirmation of you, your life, and your ability to choose. Then let it go.

The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.”
Melody Beattie

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7 Characteristics of Highly Successful People :


Hey there, a friend shared this tios with me on whatapp and i cant agree less. They are not from Fela Durotoye as the picture my suggest. I used this picture because in ‘my humble’ estimation Fela Durotoye stands out as my own model of Success – greater heights sir. Here:

1. Self-starters

Successful people don’t wait for someone else to tell them what to do, or when to do it — they take action themselves. When you’re a self-starter, you look for opportunities all around you, and when you identify one, you act. That’s the essence and the fuel for success in business and in life.

2. Resourceful

Successful people don’t let problems or obstacles get in their way or slow them down. They’re resilient — they try a variety of different solutions until they find one that works, and they never give up.

3. Enthusiastic

Successful people have real passion and enthusiasm for the work they do, and they aren’t afraid to let it show. Their enthusiasm is real — it comes from their hearts — and it’s infectious, spreading to team members, coworkers and customers/prospects alike.

4. Innovative

Successful people are creative and innovative. Instead of doing things the same way over and over again, they look for better, faster, and lower-cost solutions to common problems. They experiment and are willing to take risks — and occasionally fail — in pursuit of their goals.

5. Team players

Successful people know that they can’t do it all themselves. By leveraging the power of teamwork, they can achieve far more than they ever could alone. So they join or put together teams of talented and energetic individuals who can help them achieve their goals.

6. Articulate

Successful people are good communicators — they know what to say, how to say it well, and who to say it to. They’re also good listeners — taking

7. Networked

Successful people build extensive networks of contacts — in the office, place of business, community and outside of it. They leverage their network to help them take advantage of opportunities, and to solve problems.

Have a blessed weekend.

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Preparing for Promotional Interview


When applying for job placement a in company (as an outsider) we have a pretty good idea about what to expect.
But, if you are already an employee and you are preparing for a promotion interview, do you have any idea what to expect? There are certain promotion interview questions you should be prepared to answer. Let’s have a look at what those might look like.

What you can expect in the form of job promotion interview questions has a lot to do with where you work and what type of promotion you are applying for.

For example, an Administrator looking to become a Senior Lecturer is going to be asked questions significantly different than a Lecturer I looking to become a Senior Lecturer. What does this mean for you? It means to be prepared you need to have a solid understanding of what the position you are applying for entails. In doing so, you will be relaxed knowing you will be able to answer any questions.

A job promotion interview is significantly different than other interview types because rather than moving to a company you are attempting to climb the corporate ladder. When preparing for a promotional interview here are likely tips that works

Learn about Your Workplace

You’ll want to take the time to learn all about your company’s policies, software applications, management styles, and every other aspect of your company.
By doing so you’ll have a well-rounded idea of the inner workings of your company. You should also expect to have interview questions that will require you to give examples based on your experience in your current position.

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5 most effective ways to search for a job

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Funny enough the method by which most Job Hunters and Employers find each other (i.e, how employers find qualifies candidates and how voracious job-hunters find great job offers) are just about opposite.

Well every graduate (or so) want to go hunting, but how? I collected a couple of responds (i.e. how most people go about finding jobs) and categorized them below into two categories the Least Effective Methods and the Most Effective Methods.

How do you intend to pursue these job opportunities? What is your job hunting strategy? Let me tell you what is working (for most people). Let us start with what has the least chances of working:

The 5 most ineffective job search strategies are these

  • Internet-posting your C.V/Resume on the Internet, and expect potential employer to visit the site and make a choice, depending on the match between your skills and their requirements. It has 4-10% success rate
  • Mailing CVs to employers at random (CV blasting). 7% success rate.
  • Answering ads in professional/trade journals.7% success rate.
  • Responding to Newspaper ads. 5-24% success rate. The higher the salary/position, the lower the success rate
  • Using employment agencies, 5-28% success rate. Again, the higher the salary/position, the lower the success rate

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TO BE A LEADER by Dee Bernhardt

To be a leader is to be vulnerable–to meet the disapproving stares of others with the joy and certainty of God’s infinite love;

To be a leader is to be imperfect–to enjoy the enriching process of a new challenge with the hope and confidence of the Master;

To be a leader is to be naive–to believe the very best of all people in the love and acceptance of our Savior;

To be a leader is to be trusting–to disregard dire projections of gloom for the joy and creativity of our Creator;

To be a leader is to be honest–to own our sinfulness with the sincerity and authenticity of the Spirit;

To be a leader is to be unique–to accept the wonderful gift of self, in the knowledge and understanding of community;

To be a leader is to be free–to welcome recurring waves of change with the awe and wonder of a child;

To be a leader is to be empowering–to share the exhilarating power of information in the establishment of inter-connectedness;

To be a leader is to be humble–to give the inestimable gift of flexibility with the grace and forgiveness of God;

To be a leader is to be whole–to know the startling reality that I am central, yet peripheral, in God’s plan for the world;

To be a leader is to be weak–to understand that I can rest in the hollow of God’s hand only in the total yielding and complete trusting of my child’s heart.

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