Let talk about #skills!!

Yesterday I was speaking to a group of 10 #youths in the university between 100 - 300 level.

I shared what I would have done if I was to go back to my 100 days.

This trend is my personal views on how I could have been better.

I got no regret

In my 100 level days, I should've engaged in extracurricular activities - community development clubs, leadership, mentorship, problem-solving and capacity building.

Ps: While working, I discovered teamwork and leadership are essential skills needed to thrive at work.

In my 200 level days, I should've engaged in passion discovery and relate my passion with my course of study. I will learn the act of turning passion into business and business into profit.

If I've found my gift earlier, I won't struggle to learn web design 4 years ago.

In my 300 level, I should've engaged in #volunteering and #internships - focusing on paid activities that will enable me to implement all skills gotten so far.

During this time, I will start building a personal brand or portfolio in my career of interest

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In my 400 level, I will engage more in identifying the community-based challenge and creating product(s) to solve them. While I get paid internships in companies and the money realised will be used to fund my products therefore getting an #mvps.

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When in 500 level, I will focus on appearing in media - top newspapers and blogs that outlined my skills and projects. This will help my branding and increase my self worth in term of valuation. As recruiters search for your name in search engines before interviews

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Just to add, I will also move towards getting full-time roles when in 500 level / final year.

Note: In all my levels in the institution, I won't lose focus on my academics. I will thrive for excellence - 2nd or 1st class. This will speak more about time management skills.

Skills Should You Learn Now
In the next 4 years (2025), there will have over 150 million jobs in the following skills according to @Microsoft and @linkedin linkedin.com/business/learn…

- Programming
- Digital Marketing
- Financial Forecasting
- Data analysis
- Project management
Where To Learn These Skills

You can learn these skills via @yieengr Skill Up Program which aim at training 250, 000 youths in Nigeria with digital skills, preparing them for the future of works.

Visit yiee.org.ng/skill-up-progr…

It is cost-friendly.
You get a guaranteed internship

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When writing a resume/cv, you need to know this

1. Avoid sharing too many personal details. Things like country, state, DOB, place of birth e.tc. These things are not needed as they take space. Remove them.

2. If you're currently studying, place your education section above your working experince section but graduates should do otherwise.

3. Always think of value. Ensure your resume is projected towards adding values. Values can be measured in #leadership, #revenue, #impact. While writing your experience section follow Stephanie Nuesi CAR method.

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