Why You Should NOT Resign . . . Yet

Avoiding Career regrets In times of deep private introspection, I think there are many people who would look back at their careers and admit that they once made a resignation error. If you were to conduct a poll, asking people what they think was their worst career regret, I am convinced that wrong resignation would top the chart for more people. Some people make their decision to resign personally, a lot of others involve family, friends, colleagues, pastors/spiritual leaders, mentors, etc, hence, this article is addressed to everyone. Parents and … [Read more...]

The Value of Volunteering

Volunteering builds team spirit, interpersonal and communication skills, leadership skills, humility and a spirit of caring … all that we need in employees and citizens of the nation – Nike De’Souza Introduction Sometimes good passes by unnoticed. Sorry, a lot of times good passes by unnoticed. Volunteering is one of those good that could pass us by unnoticed, unutilized and un-harnessed. Volunteering bears many advantages for teenagers, the youth, fresh graduates, employees, recruiters, employers, human resource leaders, organisations, and society … [Read more...]

Why You Should Work in a High-Standard-High-Pressure Workplace

Prologue Sigmund Freud it was who propounded the doctrine of pain and pleasure. The pleasure principle says that we will seek immediate gratification of needs, for which our bodies reward us with feelings of pleasure, while the pain principle propounds that we also seek to avoid pain. This may be true but it is definitely incomplete. Can we not be motivated by things that do not fit squarely under pain or pleasure? Or rather, “What if our definition of pleasure or pain is flawed?” by this I mean to ask, “Is there pain that is welcome and pleasure that … [Read more...]

The Future of Recruiting: Social Media and You

Here is the plot. LinkedIn conducted its last global survey on recruiting trends in 2013 and it came up with the five most important trends shaping the future of recruiting. If you would be a career person in the next 10-20 years, then this should be important to you. Hiring managers and recruiters would also be interested in this, so that they can be more successful at attracting, hiring and retaining top talent. Human resources departments seeking to get more buck for their hiring investments would also find this an invaluable treatise. From … [Read more...]

10 Reasons Why You Should Work for Chimezie & Boys . . . FIRST!

Here is the thing: I know you would like to get a job with the Shell Development Corporation. For parents and guardians, I know you would like your ward to get a job with McKinsey and Company, but here is why she should work for Chimezie & Boys . . . first. Chimezie & Boys is a metaphor representing start-ups or the small business – the smallest of businesses in fact. I consider it my task to help you or your ward get on the tracks of life surely and firmly and help you gain the momentum you need to drive your life’s success. My objective is to … [Read more...]

WeREADY 2015: The Recruitment Funnel

Has it occurred to you that regardless of your grade from school, if you are looking to get hired by any serious employer, you would need to go through the Recruitment Funnel? What is this Recruitment Funnel? Has it also occurred to you that regardless of your qualifications and years of experience, if you are looking to change your job or get a new job, you would need to go through the Recruitment Funnel? So what is this Recruitment Funnel? It is the selection or screening process organisations use to determine who gets employed into their … [Read more...]

How To Identify Your Strengths

The effective executive builds on strengths – their own strengths, the strengths of superiors, colleagues, subordinates; and on the strengths of the situation - Peter Drucker, The Effective Executive Introduction “While there are many good levers for engaging people and driving performance – levers such as selecting for talent, setting clear expectations, praising where praise is due, and defining the team’s mission – the master lever is getting each person to play to his strengths. Pull this lever, and an engaged and productive team will be the … [Read more...]