TIPS FOR WORKING WITH A YOUNGER BOSS

TIPS FOR WORKING WITH A YOUNGER BOSS

We all start out in entry-level jobs and then, move our way up. However, while some people keep rising, life happens sometimes and stalls our career progression. Working for an employer who is younger than you, can be a demanding task and if not executed professionally. It does not mean it is an impossible task.

Do not use age as an argument:

There was a time when greater age meant greater intelligence and knowledge of worldly ways. Today, the world has changed immensely and it is time you change your perception too. Today, many young people are entering the business world and attaining success. There are a number of ways in which you can put your point forth, but your age does not count as one of them.

Your Boss Could be the Right Person for the Job:

Even if you don’t have more work experience, you have more life experience. That doesn’t mean that your younger boss isn’t the right person for the job of the boss. She may have the knowledge and experience that management needed and wanted to hire.

When your boss makes changes, don’t resist. Don’t push back unless you have really solid reasons. If you have a solid reason, take it to your boss and present your case. That’s what you would do if your boss were older than you. If she says absolutely not, then give her the support she needs.

Communication:

Maintaining a good relationship is equally important even in professional circles. Especially if you have a younger boss, you need to be cautious how you communicate with him so that there remains no gap in communication. You may have to catch up with the modern technology and lingo.

If your new boss is partial to instant messaging for seamless conversation where everything can be discussed with a press of a few buttons, then make the change.

Don’t Let Your Ego Get in the Way

As we age, we expect to be treated better and with more respect compared to people younger than us. This rule applies well in social circles. In professional circles, these expectations only pose greater challenges and make your work life difficult. These days, many companies are set up by young entrepreneurs. It is thus quite possible that you have a boss who is much younger than you are. In such situations, do not let your ego take over.

Forget your ego, so that when your boss has some insights to offer and suggestions to share, it should not affect your drive to work. Keep an open mind and be willing to appreciate anything new and effective even when it is coming from a younger boss.

The age barrier:

If there is a wide age gap between your employer and yourself then do not make it so obvious. Ignore the gap and continue to approach your boss like you normally should.

Age barrier may also create communication barrier if you take it all too seriously. It is thus vital that you treat everyone in your professional circles based on their position and qualification rather than their age.

 

DEOLA SAGOE WANTS TO HIRE AN EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

DEOLA SAGOE WANTS TO HIRE AN EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Deola Sagoe is a fashion visionary with a unique approach to her craft that has endeared her to fans and followers all over the world. Using African fabrics, hand-woven materials, and contemporising almost-lost traditional African techniques, Deola designs present a unique vision and attitude for the modern woman.

Deola Sagoe is currently recruiting to fill the position of an Executive Assistant to the CEO. Interested applicants should have these skills and qualifications:

  • A good Degree in a relevant field with at least 5 years of proven experience providing executive support in a structured organisation
  • Experience in the retail industry or in a fast growing company is an advantage
  • Excellent poise, presence, and presentation skills
  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including Board of Directors, Senior Management Team and external partners
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
  • Expert level written and verbal communication skills
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office tools such as Word, Outlook and Excel

To apply, go to ngcareers.com

UNDP IS RECRUITING PROGRAMME ASSOCIATES

UNDP IS RECRUITING PROGRAMME ASSOCIATES

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), helps developing countries attract and use aid effectively. In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights, capacity development and the empowerment of women.

UNDP is recruiting to fill the vacant position a Programme Associate- Governance and Peacebuilding

Required Skills and Experience

  • University Degree in Business or Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences and Social Sciences would be desirable, but it is not a requirement.
  • 6 years of progressively responsible administrative or programme experience is required at the national or international level.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.
  • Fluency in English.

To apply, go to ngcareers.com

“I fell into the design industry because I had an irrepressible need to be creative and a love for clothing”- Wale Oyedeji, Creative Director of Ikire Jones

“I fell into the design industry because I had an irrepressible need to be creative and a love for clothing”- Wale Oyedeji, Creative Director of Ikire Jones

Nigerian fashion designer and artist, Wale Oyedeji is unique in his use of textile and apparel design to convey stories about immigrant populations to the Western world. He talks about his transition from musician, to a lawyer and eventually fashion designer in this interview with Afropop Worldwide.

Read the excerpts.

I’m the creative director of Ikiré Jones, a menswear brand that intertwines classical art from all over the globe with West African aesthetics. I grew up in Nigeria before settling in the United States, so much of my work is influenced by my multinational upbringing. I’m also a writer, a musician, and attorney, among other things. Most of my creative work over the years has involved storytelling in some shape or form. Whether through music or design, I’ve always made an effort to capture authentic aspects of the human experience.

I stepped away from music a few years ago in search of inspiration and a stable job. At the time, law school, and the practice of law seemed like a sure-fire way to finding comfort and happiness. I would later realize that only one of those things was guaranteed. I fell into the design industry because I had an irrepressible need to be creative and a love for clothing. It was a natural and organic process. I never got a formal education in fashion, but I had a very strong sense of the sort of aesthetic I wanted to put out into the world.

I’ve always been of the mindset that nothing is worth doing unless it means something, or unless it attempts to make some sort of impact on society. Most people regard the fashion industry as a vapid business that does little to better the world around it. For the most part, I don’t think this is an inaccurate point of view. From the beginning, it was important to me to show that even though my work doesn’t cure cancer or save lives, there are still important things that can be done in shaping the global perceptions of Africans and people of African descent. Rather than painting images of what Africans should or should not be in Western society, I aim to offer nuanced and non-judgmental images of African people from different walks of life.

CONTINUE READING @ www.afropop.org

 

Register Now for TheNerve Africa’s Branding & Marketing Strategy Speedcourse for Entrepreneurs.

Register Now for TheNerve Africa’s Branding & Marketing Strategy Speedcourse for Entrepreneurs.

TheNerve Africa will kick off its Masterclass and training sessions for entrepreneurs across West Africa this, starting with Lagos and Accra in June and July respectively. The pilot edition, which will be open to only 30 participants in Lagos, Nigeria and mainly owners of small and medium-sized businesses and will focus on branding and marketing strategy to help them gain leverage in a market saturated with big-budget competitors.

The speed-course will cover introductory and intermediate lessons in brand management, brand strategy, brand archetypes, positioning, identity management, creative strategy and marketing in a competitive marketplace like Nigeria.

Some of the confirmed facilitators include veterans and marketing mavericks like Steve Babaeko, CEO, X3M Ideas, Idiare Atimomo, CEO of UpInTheSky, Asher Olatomide, Former Strategist at Insight Communications and currently Director of Strategy, Africa for WildFusion Ltd, Seun Agbelusi, an industry veteran and celebrated brand strategist.

For more information, go to www.bellanaija.com

Interested participants should register at: http://bit.ly/TNAMasterclass or call 07039574514 for enquiries.

ADRON HOMES AND PROPERTIES LIMITED IS RECRUITING TO HIRE HUMAN RESOURCES PROFESSIONALS

ADRON HOMES AND PROPERTIES LIMITED IS RECRUITING TO HIRE HUMAN RESOURCES PROFESSIONALS

Adron Homes and Properties Limited is a fast leading real estate development company with head office in Lagos, Nigeria with other branches in Ogun, Oyo, Nasarawa, Imo states and Abuja desire high-level energy driven individuals, with extraordinary passion for business accomplishment and career advancement, to fill the position of a Human Resource Professional

Requirements

  • Minimum of 10 years experience
  • B.Sc in a Social Science field (CIPM added advantage)
  • Recruitment and Documentation
  • Dealing with grievances and implementing disciplinary procedures
  • Training Coordination
  • Knowledge of Nigeria labour law
  • Counseling skills
  • Excellent Computer skill

To apply, go to ngcareers.com

 

CROVATION LIMITED IS WANTS TO HIRE A FEMALE MARKETING EXECUTIVE

CROVATION LIMITED IS WANTS TO HIRE A FEMALE MARKETING EXECUTIVE

Crovation Limited was established in 2014 and comprises a group of professionals that specialize in the development and maintenance of real estate. The company has since inception embarked on conceptualization, execution, and maintenance of real estate for a hand full of corporate and individual clients thus fast building a strong reputation as a skillful and dependable firm bringing innovative solutions and approaches to its various engagements.
Crovation Limited is recruiting to fill the position of a Female Marketing Executive.

Qualification & Experience

  • A first degree in Estate Management, Marketing, Communication Arts, Economics or any other related discipline.
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in Real Estate or Property Development Firm or a similar position
  • An MBA or relevant post graduate degree/professional qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Strong knowledge of target market.
  • Must be computer literate
  • Comportment and confidence (complemented by humility),
  • Good marketing/selling, negotiation and presentation skills.
  • Excellent customer relations and service excellence skills.

To apply, please go to ngcareers.com

DANGOTE GROUP IS RECRUITING MAINTENANCE MANAGERS

DANGOTE GROUP IS RECRUITING MAINTENANCE MANAGERS

The Dangote Group is a diversified and fully integrated conglomerate with interests across a range of sectors in Nigeria and Africa. Current interests include Cement, Sugar, Flour, Salt, Pasta, Beverages, Noodles, Poly Products, Transportation and real estate with new initiatives in the Oil and Gas, Telecommunication, Fertilizer, and Steel sector of the economy. The company is looking to recruit qualified candidates to fill the position of  Maintenance Manager.

Qualifications/Experience

  • Relevant Manufacturing Engineering Degree is preferred, or HND
  • 5+ years experience in maintenance management role
  • Strong knowledge of engineering concepts including electrical, hydraulic and mechanical systems
  • Ability to interpret blueprints, specifications, and schematics
  • Extensive plant level experience with significant proven man management experience
  • Completed a fully indentured apprenticeship with a mechanical/electrical/electronic discipline.

To apply, go to ngcareers.com

DANGOTE GROUP IS RECRUITING PRODUCTION MANAGERS

DANGOTE GROUP IS RECRUITING PRODUCTION MANAGERS

Dangote Group, is one of the most diversified business conglomerates in Africa with a hard-earned reputation for excellent business practices and products’ quality with its operational headquarters in the bustling metropolis of Lagos, Nigeria in West Africa. The company is looking to fill the position of a Production Manager.

Qualifications/ Experience

  • 5+ years experience in manufacturing operations
  • 2+ years experience in a supervisory capacity
  • Bachelors degree required
  • Project Management
  • Environmental/ Industry analysis
  • Working knowledge of OSHA and EPA regulations

To apply, go to ngcareers.com

Are You a Corps Member with an Entrepreneurial Drive? Apply for Credit Direct’s ‘Empower the Corps’ Loan to Kick Start Your Business

Are You a Corps Member with an Entrepreneurial Drive? Apply for Credit Direct’s ‘Empower the Corps’ Loan to Kick Start Your Business

Every year, hundreds of thousands of Corp members complete the mandatory one year service of their nation and set out to add value to the society and create the life of their dreams.

Some of these young, brilliant and enterprising Nigerians get gainfully employed, while others start their own enterprises. However, due to the high unemployment rate in the country, quite a number of graduates end up not getting jobs, while a large number become underemployed.

We at Credit Direct have seen that a lot of Corps Members in Nigeria are entrepreneurial, full of boundless ideas and energies, however, a lot of them struggle with securing start-up capital to kick start their small businesses and enterprises.

All you need to do to access this package is to log on to www.empowerthecorps.com.ng, create an account, provide the necessary information and get your loan within 24 hours.

What are you waiting for? Get the funds to turn that idea of yours into a business today.

For more information, go to www.bellanaija.com