The Ultimate Hiring Question: Why Should Anyone Hire You? (2)

I should be hired because of the knowledge that I possess. When it is said that someone knows his onions it means that he or she is experienced or knowledgeable in one's field or in the matter at hand. Particularly because we live in a knowledge-driven society, the knowledge that a person has has become a source of differentiation. For the entry-level person there is something I call knowledge-above-the-expected. At that level, fresh from school or NYSC, employers don’t expect that you would know much; they would give allowances for errors and some … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Hiring Question: Why Should Anyone Hire You?

Let’s call her name Chikodi. She came to see me the other day. I had asked her fiancé to ask her to see me for a chat. Chikodi was (at the time of this meet) 24yrs old (I think); had spent over a year post-NYSC without a job and had a second class upper degree. My objective in this discussion was to help unravel the internal and external (excluding spiritual though) factors that may have ‘helped’ her situation and to assist in charting next steps. And this is what I discovered. Chikodi admitted that, while in the university and also NYSC, she never … [Read more...]

Beyond Business Model: Why A People Model Will Be The Next Differentiator (2)

This is the concluding part of the series 'Beyond Business Model: Why A People Model Will Be The Next Differentiator'. If you missed the first part, you can click here to read it. I strongly suggest you do for proper understanding of what's going to be discussed in this article. Inspiration and values. This speaks of quality of leadership; organizational values & behaviours; reputation of organization; risk sharing; recognition and communication. Would you channel your “discretionary effort” into your work if you believed that your organization’s … [Read more...]

How Many Need A New Boss? (2)

A New Bosship model: Partnership and Release We are being tasked to create new solutions, or new approaches to old problems, and to open new vistas of opportunities. The older generations happened to create a lot of wealth but also matched them with problems. To survive, to resolve the quagmire, to match their success or to even exceed it (which is actually what is required), would task the ingenuity of each of us and most importantly, the collaborative energies of us all. Therefore the new boss model should be one that is focused on partnering with … [Read more...]

Beyond Business Model: Why A People Model Will Be The Next Differentiator

Developing a business model is required, but a People model will be the next differentiator. There is an opportunity I see within the entire ruckus going on around us. Call it the silver lining on a dark cloud. I suspect that we are on the brink of large scale business rebirth. There’s truly a lot going on at the moment that it may be difficult to find a method out of the madness. As we speak global markets are undergoing spits and spurts in an attempt to rise strong out of the financial crunch. The Nigerian capital market hasn’t made it out of the … [Read more...]

Vacancy: Mentors Needed Urgently

His was the first rap album to be nominated for “Album of the Year” at the Grammy Awards. His major-label debut album, won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. His next album became the fastest-selling solo album in United States history.His third major album released in 2002, also won a Grammy Award, making this artiste the first to win the award for Best Rap Album for three consecutive LPs. He then won the award again in 2010 and in 2011, giving him a total of 13 Grammys in his career. He holds the record for most successive US No.1 albums by a solo … [Read more...]

Getting a Job is a Job Mindset (2)

Mindset about Resumes and Interviews. Some people do not know that they need to really and truly prepare for interviews . . .for them it’s a game of chance. This strategy isn’t effective and a lot of people know it but haven’t found a better alternative. One view that applies to both resumes and interviews is this: some think that just because they have a lot of years of experience then they automatically know how to craft a resume and win at interviews. Please let us all guard against posturing as though we know it all just because we have knowledge … [Read more...]