The Career Planning System

Career Planning System

In 2018, I found a simple but powerful system to help fulfill our mission here on Career Prep NG. It is the Five Processes of Career Planning model developed by Dr. Kris Magnusson. These processes are Initiation, Exploration, Decision Making, Preparation, and Implementation. They may sound complex at first but they are actually relatable, straightforward …

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The One-Year IT Road Trip: Your Guide to a Career in IT

IT Road Trip

The Plan? Explore 1 area every week for 3 months [12 weeks] Select 1 or 2 areas you’re interested in Concentrate on that/those in the next 3 months Study for certification or specialization in 1 area for the remaining 6 months Your Trip Gear: Computer or mobile device Internet Connection (At least from time to time) Hand …

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Internal Auditor

We are happy to have Kehinde Ogunjemilusi on Professional Profiles this week. Kehinde is an Internal Auditor with two years’ experience in Auditing and Financial Accounting at a leading pharmaceutical company in Nigeria. She is smart, passionate about her job, and is a good example to young women in Nigeria. Career Prep NG: Thank you for taking …

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Zik on Education

Nnamdi Azikiwe

This is an excerpt from a speech delivered by Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe at the Methodist Boys’ High School, Lagos in November, 1934. “The African should go beyond the veneer of knowledge. Ability to quote Shakespeare or Byron or Chaucer does not indicate original scholarship. The capacity to know what the periphrastic conjunction is, or to …

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ACCA Certification for Accountants

ACCA

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is a global body of professional accountants. Founded in 1904, it is the world’s largest and most respected professional accountants association, with more than 370,000 students and members in 170 countries worldwide. The ACCA qualification is a passport to a new world of opportunity. Obtaining an ACCA membership …

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Creating Innovators

Creating Innovators

I have always been a rebel, a rebel against content-cramming, and soulless educating in Nigeria. And I know what Mark Twain meant when he cautioned us not to “allow [your] schooling to interfere with your education”. By the way I have suffered for it, but that’s not the point of this post. Recently, I had …

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Animation: The World of Computer Magic

Buzz Lightyear

Animation is the manipulation of electronic images by means of a computer to create moving images. Among many, Pixar Animation Studios is one of the most successful producers of animated media in the world. I am listening to an audio book, Creativity Inc. by Ed Catmull, Pixar co-founder, where he tells of the triumph of creativity …

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3 Simple, Powerful Ways You Can Prepare for Success in Life

Success

What should you do if you want to succeed in life? Pay attention to your education. Yes, attending school is important but I’m talking about your own investment in your education. So, how should you go about this? There are three simple, but powerful things you can begin to do day by day to prepare …

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Nelson Mandela @ 100

Nelson Mandela

The world celebrates Nelson Mandela’s posthumous 100th birthday today. His life of purpose, knowledge, wisdom, and sacrifice continues to inspire us. Here are 10 things Mandela told us about life and education we all should think about and live by: 1. Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. …

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New Year Goals

Goal

Happy New Year! It’s Day 2 of 2019. For some the plan is to take off from where you paused in 2018, for others 2018’s a year thankfully gone and you long to start afresh. You may have really nice dreams this year, dreams to excel or pass an exam, land a new job, improve …

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