JERRY IHEJIRIKA Posts

Back in the days, professional assistant service were reserved for the rich and busy professionals. They were the ones who could afford to hire a highly-rated Personal or Executive Assistant to perform certain professional services for them and also take care of their to-do lists. Now, that exclusive service has been made open by a startup that’s set to revolutionise the way people request for help or hire a personal assistant in Nigeria.

Meet JustPingUs, a new personal assistant and customer service startup that’s making it possible and easy for everyone to have their own personal or executive assistant in Nigeria, without actually hiring anyone.

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Conversational Commerce Startup

From November 2016 to January 2017, I was busy executing a construction project at my village. When I came back to Lagos, I decided to seek for a digital marketing or digital project management role in any company that values social media, technology and project management.

However, I was more interested in startups because I wanted to gain some kind of experience in the startup ecosystem. I wanted to help a startup grow big through my blogging, social media marketing, online research, SEO, content writing and project management skills. I already knew within me that I would launch my own startup someday but I felt I needed some kind of practical experience in the ecosystem before thinking of creating mine.

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Jerry's Musings Startup

JustPingUs is a mobile personal assistant and customer services that was founded by Jerry Ihejirika. It was founded with the goal of making customer service more convenient, approachable and conversational through messaging.

As a user of JustPingUs, one gets to leverage a one-point access for majorly all queries, to a lot of companies and brands. And since messaging is currently the most used medium for communication on our phones, JustPingUs acts as a Personal Assistant to help you get your daily talks done through a chat-based module.

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Conversational Commerce Startup

We now live in a world where consumers demand immediate, real-time and prescriptive feedback or request for timely, convenient and conversational services. We are now in era where apps and bots are disrupting retail businesses.

The increasing need for on-demand and convenient services by consumers and the technological shift towards mobile web and app are part of the main reasons why we are experiencing a boom in the startup ecosystem. These startups are trying their possible best to make it easy, affordable and convenient for consumers to demand for services via their mobile phones. And almost every day, a new startup is launched in the ecosystem to solve a particular problem.

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Conversational Commerce Startup

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One of the most common complaints I have heard from most job seekers is many of them think they can’t land a great job because they don’t have enough experience. They focus so much or get scared of some job descriptions.

So many have avoided going for the good or better jobs because of their “lack of experience” or “lack of certification” excuse.

Are you one of such job seekers?

The truth is, with the right job search tactics you can beat their job descriptions and “shortcut” your way to a perfect job – even if you’re not so qualified for the job. And it’s one of the many job search tactics I teach my students in my Job Search Blueprint course. I have used the tactics in the past and know exactly how exactly it works. Some of my students are also currently using it and I will be sharing their success stories once it becomes available.

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Job Search Tips

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I stumbled across an article written by J.T. O’Donnell titled, “Meet the ‘Sophisticated Job Seeker’ Who’s Disrupting Recruiting.” I loved the article because most of what she said about “sophisticated” job seekers resonated with me and what I am teaching students and job seekers around the world through my online course.

In the article, here’s what J.T said about “sophisticated” job seekers: Often referred to as “passive candidates,” these individuals are currently employed and don’t visit job boards. Instead, they mimic the behavior of sophisticated consumers and approach their search for their next employer with extreme focus. The way they see it, they don’t want to work for you, they want to work with you. They believe they’re a business-of-one who has the right to find the right partner (a.k.a. ideal employer).

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Career Development Tips Job Search Tips

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I want to quit because I’ve been so frustrated in searching for a good job. My head is banging, my body is stressed out, and my legs are weak. I want to quit because I wake up every morning before dawn and begin to wonder why I would have to pass through all these stress and frustrations just to get a job.

I want to quit because the labour market is so tough and highly competitive. It’s always highly competitive irrespective of the number of jobs being created. I graduated 2 years ago and ever since then, I’ve been creating, submitting and re-submitting my CVs without getting any job offers. I look at my CVs every blessed day trying to find at least one fault but I see nothing because I have good grades, needed skills, and well-written CVs.

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Job Search Tips

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Have you thought about leveraging on the power of networking to land your dream job? And one good thing about networking is that you can build a strong global network from scratch.

In 2013, during my final year in the university, while pursuing a bachelor’s degree in project management technology at FUTO, I wasn’t known in the world of project management. My fellow project management students at FUTO and some lecturers were the ones who knew me at the time as regarding the project management profession. Fast forward it to today and I can confidently tell you that if you read any list containing the names of 50 persons who have been creating awareness and promoting project management in Africa within the past 3 years, I will definitely be included in that list. I’m not bragging but it’s a fact! My target is to be among the top-5 in the next 3 years. *smiles*

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Blogging Tips

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John: Hello Sir, I’m seriously searching for a job. I’m a graduate with some project management skills and experiences. I’d also like to know if your company is currently employing or when they would be employing?

Hiring Manager: We’re currently not employing but there might be job openings soon. Please drop your CV in the CV box over there.

Most recruiters and hiring managers in countries like Nigeria are getting smarter and smarter because of the recession. They are now looking for candidates with creative ideas and mind sets who would hit the ground running. And creativity is not for the lazy-minded!

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Job Search Tips

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If you’re one of those Corps members who just passed out in Nigeria or if you’re a job seeker in any of the countries around the world, let me ask you, “What has been your job search strategy or what job search strategy are you planning to adopt?”

If you ask most job seekers what their job search strategy is, you will hear something like this: I will create a very good CV and submit it manually and online to various companies and recruiting agencies in the country. I will also upload it on some job seaload it on some job search networks. And some might add, I will tell my friends and family members that I’m now seeking for a job.

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Job Search Tips