Resilience and Other Powerful Qualities For Career Success

Resilience and Other Powerful Qualities For Career Success

I woke up discouraged and felt like I didn’t have enough in me to take on the world or to teach the weekly class on The SkillUp School. The irony - I knew since yesterday that I’ll teach on resilience today... RESILIENCE: - the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. - the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity. I even considered moving the class to tomorrow, not because I was going to be occupied with something else, but because of how I felt. Let me just state this here: as professionals who are different, you’re going to have to learn the art of delivering even when you don’t feel like it. If you’re young,…
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The Skills Companies Need Most in 2020

The Skills Companies Need Most in 2020

Hard skills get you the job. Soft skills get you retained and move you up the career ladder. - TundeTash According to a research by LinkedIn, here are five soft skills companies need most in 2020. 1. Creativity - the use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness. 2. Persuasion - provide a sound reason for (someone) to do something. 3. Collaboration - the action of working with someone to produce something. 4. Adaptability - the quality of being able to adjust to new conditions. 5. Emotional Intelligence - the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. My favs are currently Emotional Intelligence, Creativity and Collaboration.
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Focus On Results, Not Efforts

Focus On Results, Not Efforts

I used to be the mother of efforts only! I’ll meet my boss with many (valid) excuses as to why I couldn’t get the work done. “I tried my best” “The artisans disappointed me last minute” “There was a lot of traffic on the way!” All true and all valid, but was the work done? Because at the end of the day, that’s the most important thing. I’m thankful for all the amazing bosses I’ve been privileged to have. They taught me that though they appreciated my effort, it’s the results that really count. If we’re going to excel, we have to be mothers (and fathers) of actual results, not efforts. “I wanna gonna” is not gonna help you in…
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Congratulations on Your CV and Cover Letter Revamp

Congratulations on Your CV and Cover Letter Revamp

Guess when I created my CV? Immediately after I finished Secondary School. Yes, I wasn't even an undergraduate yet! My elder sisters talked to me about the importance and helped me create a simple one-paged CV that I used to get my first internship after 100 level. I know most of us have passed that stage and have already begun life as professionals, but a CV revamp is never out of place. I audit myself often and make sure I tweak my CV and Cover Letters to specific opportunities. That's why I was so happy to see you subscribe to the e-fam! Congratulations to the first five people who took this opportunity - David O, Kayode A, Damilola B, Simi…
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It’s Been Five Years Of Blogging!

It’s Been Five Years Of Blogging!

Hey hey hey! (Remember this?) I started writing on omobolaji.com on the 8th of January, 2015 and it's hard to believe that five whole years have passed since then! On the blog, I opened up like I had never done before. I wrote about my struggles and wins. I wrote about the time I had only N145 on me when I returned to Nigeria from Ghana and how God sent me an angel who helped me out. I wrote about the struggle to pay my fees during some semesters and how God told me that He was going to pay it all in full. I wrote about my past and how God's grace rescued me from a meaningless life. Oh,…
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