#MyHRDiary: Career Management

#MyHRDiary: Career Management

When people hear the word ‘Career Management’, they imagine it’s one of those big tasks that HR Professionals are meant to help them with.

I never really experienced the importance of personal career management until I had an experience with helping a large organization conduct a staff audit a while back and it opened my eyes to how lots of mid and senior Professionals take it for granted.

Personal Career Management involves taking ownership of your career like you’re the CEO. Reading the book ‘Think like an entrepreneur, act like a CEO’ changed my mentality and my career as a whole

Think about it:

  • Do you have a defined plan for your career?
  • What certification are you required to take and when ?
  • How much time and money do you set aside for personal development ?
  • Do you know when to stay or leave an organization ?

During the audit, I saw Professionals who were at the same spot for over 5-8years and they never saw the importance of growth. At this critical time, this is an opportunity to upskill so as to FUTURE PROOF your career because things would definitely change after the pandemic.

What steps have you started taking to manage your career properly?

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Yewande Jinadu

Yewande Jinadu is a Young and Dynamic HR Professional who is a passionate about employability of Young Graduates. She is the Founder of CareerLife Nigeria (careerlife.com.ng) and the convener of The Employability Fitness Program, a program that helps young graduates overcome interview phobia through live interview mock sessions Her passion for impacting others and starting CareerLife Nigeria was borne out of her own personal struggle to get a job. As an engineering graduate who finished from a public university with no previous employability training, she struggled to find a job. She made up my mind to switch to HR with the desire to help young Nigerian graduates achieve measurable success in their career. Through CareerLife Nigeria's initiative, several graduates have become employable and gotten job several Job Offers. Recently she was recognized as one of the top 150 global HR Professionals and Top 50 Career Influencers by The Workbooth Yewande is changing the narrative for Young Nigerian Graduates You can reach out to her by sending a mail to: info@careerlife.com.ng and follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @careerlifeng

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