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Career Coach, General

My great Nigerian students, nothing will stop you from becoming great, nothing can dull your shine. Not ASUU, not FG, not anyone or any event. Always bear in mind that you are the captain of your own ship. Be temperate, be disciplined, and move undeterred.

The present reality is that the world is getting harsher by the day but it is the more reason why we must develop a thicker skin. The purported 3 years suspension of higher institutions of learning by ASUU to aid FG’s intervention to equip and restructure the schools comes with mixed feelings. Yes, our schools need a total revamp but what happens to the lost years of academics by our Nigerian students?

If this bill goes through it will be best that you have already kick-started some action plans to be ahead of the curve. As a matter of fact, I assume that should have started already like 6 months ago. In case, you have been waiting, I want you to gear up now and start to initiate the following action plans;

1. Work on your CV/Resume: Do not join the monotonous cycle of graduates who do not have any idea on how to draft a winning CV for themselves. In my opinion, they are joining the party rather late. Be ahead; learn it now and you will be better positioned to be called for interviews.

2. Apply for internship positions: C-19 came with some benefits in all fairness. Companies are now more open to internship positions like never before to save massive payouts on salaries. Good incidence for your generation yeah? Yes, it is. Register on this site to get the latest updates on internship openings. You can also check online for a list of dedicated platforms that publish internship opportunities. Stutern is a good one I recommend.

3. Acquire certifications: Online certifications are a dime a dozen. You must benefit from them. Interestingly, you will find quite a number of affordable online certifications from Udemy, Coursera, Shaw academy, and a host of others.

4. Attend webinars: Do you know Street2suit hosts free webinars on career advancements once every month? November’s edition was lit. Endeavour to be part of the next edition in December 2020. Search the web for other webinars that are in your field of interest.

5. Start a PET project: There has never been a better time to start that idea you have been procrastinating for a very long time. Do you know that your ideas are nature’s gift to prosper you? Well now that you know, do not become an impediment to your prosperity. Act now.

Now, you have quite a handful of activities to keep you productive and busy. It will be interesting to hear the latest developments from ASUU in the coming days but again take charge of your business, do not wait. As always, Street2suit is happy to partner with you all the way in your professional development. Reach out to us for concierge services on a tailor-made CV/resume, career counselling sessions, and personal development. We are on WhatsApp, Telegram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Just drop us a DM.

So it’s a Sunday, and I will bless you with this 2 minutes video teaching. God has done his part, now it is time to get yourself moving.

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