4 CAREER TIPS FOR MILLENNIALS BY YEWANDE JINADU
Yewande Jinadu is a young HR personnel with a degree in Chemical Engineering. She is passionate about the HR practice system in Nigeria and issues affecting young people which prompted her to starting a blog called ‘hrnaijablog‘. The blog gives tips and career advise to millennials, provides an online discussion forum for recent graduates, managers and entrepreneurs to share ideas.
Yewande who loves to write, recently shared four career tips for millennials.
Improve Yourself Continuously: There are various skills we learned while in school or at our current place of work. Read and re-train your continuously; putting in effort to refurbish this skill is another way of investing in yourself. You may not be able to afford an expensive training but there are a lot of free information online that will improve your thinking and performance on the job. Try not to get lost in the daily activities, but rather seek to continually improve on yourself.
Learn From Your Mistakes: I am sure we have all made mistakes in the past; rather than regretting our actions, it is better to learn from them, convert that regret into something else by not allowing yourself to be discouraged.
Have A Mentor: Technology has made things way easier for us now; you don’t have to meet with your mentors physically before they assist you. We now have professional platforms like LinkedIn where you get to connect with senior professionals you find interesting and you think can guide you through your career growth. Always try to engage your mentor frequently by asking meaningful questions.
Acquire Skills and Rebrand Yourself: Acquire new skills by learning something different everyday. Go for Microsoft trainings to become an expert in Microsoft suite, volunteer for job roles you find important to your career development. Invest in yourself mentally by reading and attending trainings.
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