#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 the Founder of CareerLife Nigeria(careerlife.com.ng) and also a Strategic HR Business Partner of a leading tech firm. She's a certified HR Professional with a mix of Generalist and Specialist Experience who supports the business to achieve it's goals through the people. Her strengths are in Talent Acquisition, Performance Management, Employee Engagement, Organization Development and Employer Branding. Her social initiative, CareerLife Foundation solving UN SDG Goal 8 is aimed at reducing unemployment by helping graduates and professionals become Employable and accelerate their career growth. With various awards won both locally and globally, her vision is to help millions of youths achieve measurable success in their career. Yewande holds the Senior Professional of Human Resources International (SPHRi) Certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI), USA. She is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (ACIPM) and has a Practitioners License to practice HR in Nigeria. She's the Convener of the Employability Fitness Program, an initiative aimed at helping young graduates overcome interview Phobia and the barriers in Recruitment process through mentoring. She is a public speaker and has been featured on various media platforms including: BellaNaija, SheLeadsAfrica, GuardianWoman, Women of Rubies etc Some of her recognitions include: Top 50 Career Influencers in Africa by The Workbooth Magazine and also a the top 10 Platinum members of Career Influencers. Top 150 Global HR Influencer by Social Micole. Top 100 Career Women in Nigeria by 9to5Chick Top 30 Leading Women in HR by Worden HCD 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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