40 First Jobs
First published in 2016
Professor Pat Utomi
Goddie O. Isibor
Peter W. Kariuki
Mavi Sokia Isibor
Cosmas Maduabuchukwu Maduka
Emmanuel Olagujun Odubunmi
Lucy Surhyel Newman
Emeka R. Nwakanma
40 First Jobs is a motivational and inspirational book compiled by Ukinebo Dare. It is aimed at educating Nigerian youths on how to set realistic first job expectations and how to shape a career trajectory with values like discipline, learning, humility and networking.
Using case studies, it chronicles the experiences of 40 top business executives with varying specializations on their first jobs, and how they turned challenges into positive steps for career growth.
The book features exciting stories of eminent personalities like Professor Pat Utomi whose first job was a vacation job in 1974 at the British Petroleum. His job description was writing reports and minutes of meetings while also conducting research in areas of sales development.
Apart from being a great resource for young school leavers just entering the labour market; the book also provides confidence to those working on internships or volunteer jobs. It’s a good read for anyone in search of a good career path.
The reader will also find new perspectives on the solutions to unemployment and the importance of gaining experience as opposed to simply searching for “white collar jobs.”
Young Executive Diary
Weekly Career Development Magazine
Role: Editor in Chief, Contributor
Publishing Partner: BusinessDay Newspapers
Distribution: Over 1,200,000 copies distributed along with BusinessDay Newspapers
‘Young Executive Diary’ is a weekly publication that encourages, motivates and educates readers on the Knowledge, Skills and Attributes needed for an excellent career. It provides career advice, guidelines on how to improve speech and diction, build organisational skills and so on. It also features a mentor’s corner and a column ‘Choices’ which helps readers chart the sometimes confusing waters of ‘Career Advancement’. Young Executive Diary is published every Tuesday in BusinessDay Newspaper...
This is Your Life
Mrs Ukinebo Dare
Edo Creative Hub
Vision: Mr. Godwin Obaseki, Exec Gov. Edo State
Kicked Off: 2019
Edo Creative Hub is the government’s new initiative to grow the state’s entertainment industry.
The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, represented by his Deputy, Philip Shaibu, made the announcement at an interactive session with stakeholders in the entertainment industry in the state capital Benin city.
“Our goal is to create jobs by stimulating an enabling environment for private investment to thrive and drive the various sectors of the state economy. For the entertainment sector, we are establishing the creative hub where players in the entertainment industry will be exposed to world-class training and secure jobs with the opportunity to excel in the industry.”
POISE GRADUATE AND COMMUNAL SUPPORT FOUNDATION
teaching young people
Truth be told, I first started this out of necessity. While working with job seekers in PGFA, I found that a major life skill missing was compassion and empathy. Many people were so focused on their problems that they forgot they could add value to the world. The need to teach them about their irrevocable ability to make the world a better place gave birth to PGCSF.
We set this up as part of the PGFA employability program to teach young people that no matter their status they should live for something larger than their own needs and contribute to society.
Youth in Africa, Agents of Change
Celina Del Felice and Obi Peter Onyeigwe
Mrs Ukinebo Dare (Co-wrote a Chapter)
Media often presents a very negative image of African youth. Outside Africa we tend to imagine them as victims of conflicts or diseases, easy prey of political manipulation or recruitment by violent groups. It is true that violence, poverty and lack of opportunities are challenges for African youth. Yet, many decide to face these challenges with enthusiasm, commitment and joy. African youth reject violent, search for spaces where to make their voices heard, create new opportunities and contribute to peacebuilding. This book gathers many voices that speak about innovative projects and stories of personal and social transformation. Young feminists that promote sexual and reproductive rights, youth with disabilities that reject exclusion, young entrepreneurs that work to create better futures for their peers, young peacebuilders, activists that use social media to change reality… All of them are agents of change. In their energy, courage and creativity lies the hope of a whole continent.