The Frustrating Search for a Job – Avoid Obsolete Ones

Are you pursuing a degree or diploma in a profession that would soon be obsolete? Or are you seeking for or doing a job that would soon be obsolete?

I remembered during my university days when we were told that it was difficult for graduates to get good jobs in Nigeria and that it was very frustrating, too.

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Why I Love Writing – And You Should Too

Jerry loves writing
Jerry loves writing

“By writing 1000 words each morning, I not only end up creating flow. I carry that into everything else that I throughout the day. I end up in a peak state of mind, which is a priceless asset. As a result, I crave flow and deep work more than I crave the temporary dopamine hit that I get from checking email or Facebook. This leads to a much more productive day.” – Srinivas Rao

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One Successfully Delivered Project Can Change Your Life

I very much believe in the idea that one successfully delivered project has the potential to change your life or bring your career into the spotlight.

Let us look at some professionals and what brought their careers into limelight:

  • Our top music artists: One hit-track or one popular song
  • Our best writers: One great piece of content
  • Our big investors: One big deal that paid off well
  • Our best-selling authors: One best-selling book
  • Our top footballers: One successful career move or one big trophy

We are living in a world of projects. Some are mega while some are small projects. Some are simple while some are complex projects. If you are a project manager, you have the capability of delivering that one successful project that will launch your life and career into the spotlight. It could be a small or big project. However, the billion pound question is, “What will that one successfully delivered life-changing project be?”

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The Initiative Wants to Help Raise the Next Generation of DIGITALLY-SAVVY Project Leaders in Africa

How many of the young and aspiring project managers in Africa are digitally-savvy?

I have talked about how we can raise the next generation of project leaders in Africa. However, with the huge impacts that digital transformation and innovative technologies are both having on project management, the Project Management for Africa Initiative wants to do more to help raise the next generation of digitally-savvy project leaders in Africa.

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Latest Updates on the Project Management for Africa Initiative

There are a lot of things going on behind the scene as regarding the Project Management for Africa Initiative. I have been busy working and communicating with some of the top African project management professionals located around the world in making sure the organisation becomes a reality and live up to its value and expectations.

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Young, Determined… but Confused About Your Career?

Link up with those who have broken out of their uncertainty periods
Link up with those who have broken out of their uncertainty periods

Are you young, have the drive, determined but confused about your career? Are you finding it difficult to define your own career? Do you constantly worry if you will ever be “successful”?

Worry less because you are not in this alone.

One thing that’s common with us youth is the uncertainty surrounding our career and being clueless. We know we want to work or kick-start our career but we are confused as to what kind of job or career that should define our life. We are open to anything and everything as long as it can pay the bills.

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Should I Focus Solely on My Career or Mix it with a Job?

Jerry and Eric at a project management event in Lagos.
Jerry and Eric at a project management event in Lagos in 2013.

I was chatting with one of my very good friends yesterday. He was my course mate in the university and recently got a nice job in an IT firm as a Business Development Executive. I was so happy for him because the job market here in Nigeria is like a war zone. Congratulations, brother!

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Mum, Why is Uncle Udoka Always Pressing?

Jerry with Amarachi on a Saturday morning
Jerry with Amarachi on a Saturday morning

One thing I love about kids is their curiosity. They always want to know why we adults do the things we do and often times they try to imitate us.

I have a cute, lovely and curious niece who’s currently spending some time with us. Her name is Amarachi but I do prefer to call her, Amy. Sometimes, when she wants to play with me, she would notice I am either busy typing something on my phone or laptop. And if you are a Writer you would agree with me that when you are seriously into writing and the ideas are flowing, you wouldn’t want anything or anybody to distract you at that moment until you are done writing.

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Am I a Digital Project Manager or a ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ Boy?

Jerry Ihejirika doing his thing
Jerry Ihejirika doing his thing

If you are a Nigerian, maybe you are probably living in or outside Nigeria and you make money online, most persons would think you are into yahoo yahoo (internet fraud) if they do not know what are you doing online or how you are making the money online.

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If You Could Change Your Environment Right Now, Where Would You Like to Live?

Jerry at the Marina Resort in Calabar
Jerry at the Marina Resort in Calabar

Be conscious of your environment. It could be what you need to change to move to a higher level. – Jerry Ihejirika

I woke up this morning thinking again about changing my environment. I have been in this environment (Surulere, Lagos) for a very long time. My head keeps telling me to change my environment and move to a new place but my heart keeps telling me to stay a little longer before changing. Who should I listen to: my heart or my head?

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