3 simple ways to feel more energetic at work

Ways to feel more energetic at work? There are days you may not feeling like doing anything at all for day, you feel bored, stressed and helpless. You’re probably praying or wishing the day comes to an end as it seems impossible to bounce back to work.

Don’t just give up yet, you can try these energy boosting routine to help you bounce back.

Stand up and stretch

This may sound like an exercise and yes, it is. Though, no one is asking you to run a marathon or practice any strenuous exercises. All you need to do is a little exercise by standing and stretching or taking a small walk round the office. Research has it that short movements during work hours can actually boost your energy and increase your efficiency.

Write Down Your Weekend Plans

This may sound like a burden or more work to you, but the truth is, the joy of fun-filled weekends can boost your energy. So, simply writing down how you plan to spend the weekend can leave you feeling motivated. As you’re reminded that you have a reward to look forward to after a work-stress filled week.

Text or call a friend

One quick way to boost your energy is to text or call someone you care about. Simply calling to say ‘hello’ or even telling them how you don’t have the energy to work anymore could go a long way in boosting your energy.

These simple tricks could make you feel more energetic and productive at work. All you need to do is take your mind off work for a moment when all you want to do is go home for the day.

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MICROSOFT OFFICE: Skills for workplace productivity

MICROSOFT OFFICE: Skills for workplace productivity

Being proficient in Microsoft Office as a job seeker could give you an edge over others who are not. Microsoft skills are very important must have skills in any organization. This is because tasks are easier carried out with these applications.
Microsoft Office is an office suite of applications, servers, and services developed by Microsoft. It is designed to make business much easier and faster. Some of its applications that are of utmost importance to an organization are Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint.

Microsoft Word:

Microsoft Word is a graphical word processor made by the Microsoft company which allow users type and save documents.Most people use it for C.V writing, letter writing, invitation cards, and a host of other things.

Some of its tools that helps make a document are:

    • Spelling & grammar checker, word count (this also counts letters and lines)
    • Speech recognition
    • Inserts pictures in documents
    • Special codes
    • Web pages, graphs, etc.
    • Tables
    • Displays synonyms of words and can read out the text
    • Prints in different ways.

Watch this tutorial video to help you further understand this skill:

Microsoft Excel:

Excel is an electronic spreadsheet Program.

An electronic spreadsheet is a computer software program used for storing, organizing and manipulating data.

To know how to use it, watch this video:

Microsoft PowerPoint:

Microsoft PowerPoint makes presentations through slideshows from the computer. It usually includes text, pictures, videos and sounds and is particularly useful for presentations to large groups.

Learn more about using PowerPoint by watching this video:

Virtually all organizations make use of Microsoft Office and if you want to be productive in the workplace, you need to have a good working knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Office. Having a working knowledge of these programs will make you more valuable when you’re looking for a job. None of them are difficult to use, and will help you stand out if you’re vying for a promotion or seeking to switch jobs. but taking a class will really show you what you can do with these programs.


The top 4 mistakes we make in our career

Everyone makes mistakes in his quest to succeed in his or her career. Learning from your mistakes and that of others is one way to attain success in a chosen career. Knowing the top 4 career mistakes that people make in their career can save you the stress of repeating the mistake.

Here are the top 4 career mistakes that people make in their quest for success:

Assuming they know everything:

One big mistake that has ended the careers of many is assuming they know everything. One reason they do this is due to pride, they refuse to ask others for help when in reality, no one is an island of knowledge.

Forgetting to network:

Networking is very important in an individual’s career as it opens new and great opportunities to you. It can increase your chances of getting a new job or climbing up the ladder professionally. You can find lifelong contacts that can help you in your career now, or your career down the line and in the future.

Engaging in office drama:

No matter how provoked you get in the office, do not allow your anger take over you. One big mistake to avoid in the office is engaging in office drama as it as ended the career of many.

Being satisfied with doing the minimum:

No matter how comfortable at the level we find ourselves in, we must thrive to improve. Go beyond your limits and never be satisfied with the minimum. Many have remained in the same position because they are comfortable in the same position. If you only take the easy work, then others may think you are not capable of doing anything else.

Finding your dream career can be a lifelong journey, keeping it is even more important. It is therefore important to avoid committing these career mistakes in order to attain success.

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So you finally landed a job interview after several attempts at trying to get one. Congratulations! You don’t want to attend the interview naive and unprepared and risk chances of getting that job.

Here are few tips to successfully guide you through the interview process.

Dress the work:

It is important you dress properly to any job interview irrespective of the position you are applying for. You must dress the work so as to appear smart, ready and corporate.

Be polite:

Regardless of whoever you meet, it is very important that you are polite to even the security or the receptionist. Remember that you haven’t gotten the job and they still have a part to play in your chances of getting the job. What if you were rude to the security at the gate and he denies you entry into the venue?

Do your homework:

Your homework is to do a thorough research on the company you’re interviewing at. Ensure you find out from previous or present employees details about the company. And if you don’t have access to any of the employees, you can use the internet or ask around.

Be on time:

In an interview I attended some time ago, attendance was taken according to the time everyone arrived the venue. A man who was some minutes lost the interview. Though, he claimed it was traffic, he was denied access of being interviewed.

Be prepared:

A lot of people just attend interviews without adequately preparing and expect to thrill the employers. You must study likely questions to be asked during an interview and be prepared for them.

Be relaxed:

One way to be successful at an interview is to be relaxed even when interviewed. This does not only make you feel confident but also grants you the opportunity to think through a question before giving the answer.

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Professional Certificate In Media And Journalism

Professional Certificate In Media And Journalism

Media / Creative Design / Fashion

Advertising/ Communication







90 days




CIAPS 21 Adekunle Fajuyi Crescent, Off Adeniyi Jones Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos

Application Deadline:

03 November, 2017

Training Type:


Required Experience:


Start Date:

03 November, 2017


This Professional Certificate in Media and Journalism course is an intensive 3 months programme for those already in or who want to work in print and online journalism news production, public relations and media regulations. A lot of emphasis will be placed on magazines, newspapers and new media. Our ideal candidates will have plans and ambitions to work for newspapers, magazines and other online publications.

It is a hands-on, innovative and dynamic programme that focuses on the strategic elements of news and information production, their management and the rules guiding journalism. Graduates from this course will leave CIAPS with a clear understanding of the essential features of the media industry today. During this programme they will experience different areas of media production and work.

Date for Next Class: Next class starts 3rd November 2017


The Key Modules to be covered in the Professional Certificate in Journalism Programme include:

  • History and Development of Journalism
  • Newsroom in Theory and Practice
  • News Gathering, Editing and Reporting
  • Media Laws and Ethics
  • Communication Skills for Journalism
  • Projects, Practice and Partnership.


At CIAPS, we are proud of our high standards. We are conscious of the fact that much is demanded from our students during their time with us. To support our participants we have put in place a formidable team of academic advisers, experienced librarians and other learning support staff to help students get the best from their academic pursuits.

We are also very proud of our welfare and career services; these services are provided by a team of competent and passionate professionals available to assist students with career guidance, CV preparations and registrations with international professional bodies. We have built, and continue to build, strong connections with reputable organisations that look for high standards and work with high achievers.


Applicants for this course should have a first degree or equivalent (Bachelors, HND). Having a good grade is a major advantage. Applicants without such qualifications may apply, but their applications will be subject to a more complex process and they will be required to demonstrate their ability to successfully follow the programme. In all cases, applicants will be tested by CIAPS through written assessments and verbal interview. Applicants will be deemed successful only if they are judged to possess a good mix of:

  • Imagination and creative thinking
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to learn
  • Sense of responsibility and ability to work in a team
  • Resilience and stability
  • Integrity and respect for others
  • Clear passion for fact-finding and respect for readers

Applicants are highly advised to have access to a laptop or equivalent


Cost of the programme includes:
*Tuition Fees *Learning Material *Ancillary Facilities
Registration Fee: N35,000 Naira.

Programme Fees:The cost for the programme per delegate is 1000 USD (350,000 Naira).

Payment Plan Available
You can register now and pay your course fees later.


This course has been designed with the clear objective of training professionals who will be capable of covering central roles in the media and communications industries. Depending upon their experience and interests, graduates will leave the programme with the required competency and confidence to work in print, digital and PR related organisations as: Editors, Publishers, Journalists, Columnist, Writers, Communication consultants and strategists, Researchers, Copywriters, Regulators


This Professional Certificate Programme consists of six modules made up of twenty-five units. Participants in this course will be offered the opportunity to combine practice in real workplace situations with learning in our Centre.

It is a very interactive programme and each module can have both formative and summative assessment. These assessments can be written, verbal and based on observations.
There are two options for learning:

Classroom at the Centre
Distance Learning and Online

In both cases, final assessments will be marked in London.

To apply, click on this link: ciaps.org



Building customers on the web is as important as building a website. A website is very important to any business as it provides you with the opportunity to improve your business and increase your sales activity. Online customers are as important as offline customers especially with the current rate at which information technology is taking over. At the comfort of your home, you can order for goods/services online and have it delivered to your doorstep. Amazing, isn’t it? If you have already set up a business website, the next important thing to do is attract customers to your website. You may have a beautifully designed website but nobody to sell to because you have no customer base.

Here’s how to build customers on the web:

1. Understand your target market:

Understanding your target market is the first step to building customers on the web. You don’t want to attract an audience who won’t be needing your services.

2. Tailor your blog content towards your target audience:

Once you have identified who your target audience is, the next thing you need to do is to tailor your blog content towards your target audience. For instance, if your target audience are students, your blog content must be strictly educational and informative.

3. Create unique and catchy content:

For your website to attract customers that will eventually buy from you, you must create unique and catchy contents. The contents must be unique to your website and eye catching so as to attract customers.

4. Create an email form:

You need to create an email form to encourage customers to sign up, so you can subsequently send them emails. Email forms lets customers sign up to receive newsletters from you. For instance, at the end of every blog content, you can encourage them by saying ” If you will like to know more about these products, please submit your email below”.

Customers are important to any business as they determine the survival of the business. By attracting the right customers on the web, your business is set hit the skies.

If you want to know how to build a business website, please click on the link: build a business website

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Work from home jobs

A work from home job is one in which you can carry out your duties at home without physically present at the office. Prior to this time, everyone had to go to the office and work either 9-5 or more. But, with the current advancement in technology, the opportunities to work from home keeps rising. Most of the work from home jobs are suitable for women or parents who prefers to spend more time with their children. If you dislike the stress of having to go to the office daily, getting stuck in traffic, then, you should probably consider a work from home job. To be successful at work from home jobs, you need to be self motivated, disciplined, time conscious and have the required job skills.

If you’re considering working from home, here are some jobs to start with:

1. Freelance Writer:

A freelance writer is one who writes contents for websites. It is one of the best work from home jobs. As new websites are continually launched for various purposes, the need to hire a writer increases. Most website owners hire freelance writers to write professional and unique content to be published on the website.

As a freelance writer, read these rules could help you

2.Web developer/designer

A web developer/designer is someone who designs websites and ensure its maintenance. As long as you have access to the internet and a laptop with IT experience, you can work from home. Web developers are in high demand as many website owners need someone to design and maintain their websites.

3. Customer service representative

If you’re good at talking on the phone, then customer service representative should be a likely option to consider. Customer service representative is one of the biggest in the work from home jobs. You must have excellent speaking skills, patience and basic computer skills to be a customer service representative.

4. Consultant:

A consultant is someone who provides expert advice in a particular field. There are many types of consultants such a business, finance, education, relationship, religion, health, law etc consultant.

5. Social Media Specialist:

Companies hire social media specialists to boost their online presence. Social media is a major marketing tool and that is why companies leverage on this opportunity to improve the sales of the company. A social media specialist works on social media platforms like facebook, twitter, instagram, youtube, etc,. They generate traffic to the company’s website by attracting a lot of followers.

6. Health Specialist: Recently, I heard about an app where you get health tips from. If you have any health challenge, instead of immediately rushing to the hospital, you can just talk to a specialist. The health specialist asks some questions from you and from your response, diagnoses the problem. If it’s a serious problem, he advises you to see the doctor or prescribes some drugs for you to get.

7. Survey Taker:

Companies now hire persons who can take surveys for them for a research work. Survey taking requires you to work from home and you only need to have access to a computer and internet. You might be required to take an opinion poll or answer questions about a subject in taking surveys.

8. Virtual Assistant:

Virtual Assistants are administrative professionals who provides professional support or services to entrepreneurs and business managers over the internet. A Virtual Assistant can plan a company’s event, schedule its appointments, or keep the accounts of the company.

9. Online Tutor:

Basically, people prefer taking online courses to attending a physical training center. This is because it is convenient as you can learn from the comfort of your homes. Online tutoring is perfect for people who love tutoring but hate to stand in front of a classroom.

10. Translator:

If you’re fluent in more than one language, you can translate audio files or documents via the internet. As a professional translator, you must combine the knowledge of the language and the culture.


More work from home jobs would be birthed as the world of technology continuously evolves. Work from home jobs gives you liberty to work on your schedule. To be successful at working from home, you must be highly disciplined.

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Have you ever wondered if a job is real or a scam? Sometimes, it can be hard to tell the difference. Scammers prey on job seekers at every slightest opportunity because they know that you are willing to get out of the ‘unemployed status’. It could be frustrating as a graduate without a job or even an offer. Once you eventually get an offer, you quickly jump into it without considering if it is scam or real. After spending money on transporting to the venue, you realize it’s a scam interview and become heartbroken. Some don’t even return alive.

Here are some tips to spotting a scam job interview before it is too late.

No name

Most of the job interview scams do not have a company name. Only the address of the venue, time and date of the interview and sometimes, a phone number will be included.

Too juicy

A scam job interview will always be too juicy, that is, too good to be true. Good jobs are hard to find, but these job scam offer often offer unrealistic good conditions in order to lure you into believing them. For example, a work from home job that pays you more than twice a normal 9-5 job, and you only get to work for 4 hours. Interesting right? That’s a sure red sign.

You never applied there

I once got a job interview after my NYSC while still searching for a job. I never applied for this job and my name was included in the message with a phone number attached to it. After discussing with the person on phone, I talked to other people too, and I realized it was a scam.

You’re asked to pay for something

The most important red sign of a scam interview is when you’re asked to pay for something. Why should you pay them? You should be paid instead. They ask you to pay for an identity card, application form, training fee, etc. No reason is valid enough to make you pay for an employment.

Grammatical blunders

One way to spot a scam job interview is by checking for grammatical errors in the message. Real companies hire professionals who can write well, so if you spot an error in the job invite, it is an indication that you’re about to be scammed.

You’re asked to provide confidential information

Some scammers ask you for your bank account information like, the number on your card or something private. They may even ask you to open a new account and give them all the information. Some give you an insecure website link to go and fill a form where you include details of yourself.

You get the job instantly

You can easily identify a scam interview when you are immediately offered the job after a brief phone interview. Recruitment is in process, and in most cases, takes time. You might have to attend an interview more than once to be given a job offer.

As the quest for employment increases, the chances of getting scammed increases. Hence, make sure you attend only interviews you are sure of and don’t be in a hurry to accept an offer. And if you’re applying online, ensure you use only trusted job sites that have privacy policies and only allow verified employers.

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A website is a central location that gives you an online presence and makes you or your business accessible around the globe. A website is accessible via the internet by making use of a computer or cell phone. With the current upsurge in technology, a website is relatively important for anyone who wants to start a business or who simply enjoys blogging (writing). A website provides you with the opportunity to improve your business, accelerate your sales level and grants you unlimited online presence. Even when you’re asleep, your website can work for you as it is online 24 hours of the day.

If you want to start a basic business or blog website, here’s how to go about it:


A domain name is a friendly URL people can type into their browser to get to your website. It may include what your website is all about. For instance, if your website is for food recipes, your domain name can be, www.foodrecipe.com or foodies.com.ng.

Domain names usually cost between $8 and $35 a year and they can be registered at a number of sites online. You can find available domain names and prices here: namecheap.com


Most times, you can get domain name registration and web hosting services from the same provider. Hosting your site is like paying house rent for a house you want to live in. It requires paying for all the pages, images, documents and all other resources that you want displayed on your site.


A website platform gives you the opportunity to choose a design for your website. There are several website platforms today in the world. One of the best website platforms is wordpress as it is simpler and easier to use.


For your website to attract people, it needs to be beautifully designed. But ensure that you are not solely focused on its beauty, make it easy to navigate and make sure the website has a clear purpose.


No one will visit your website even if it is beautifully designed when it has no content to offer. Provide unique and interesting content for your blog or website to attract the right target market for your website.

Attached below is a step by step video on how to build a website.

See also: rules for writers

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Fatai Azeez is a 13 years old young entrepreneur whose success story has caught the attention of many. He was brought to light by Actress Adunni Ade who shared pictices of him on her instagram page. According to her, he caught her attention when he tied hers and saw how professional and creative he was.

Azeez is a Junior secondary school 3 student who has a passion for gele tying. His first attempt on gele tying was when he tied for his younger sister. His parents encourage him by allowing him go for training after school. But people try to discourage him by accusing him of being gay. Nevertheless, he remains firm in his decision to pursue his passion and has begun benefiting from it.

Watch the video of Fatai below:

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