Entries by Banji Alo

Give The Hiring Manager A Call

Early this week, I chatted with a young professional who was job hunting. He told me he had applied for some roles that suited him and was awaiting a response. He looked excited and expectant. I was happy for him and hoped he would get his desired results. When the conversation was about to end, […]

The More, The Merrier

Charles has just decided to go back into the market for another role. He had been on a temporary contract across multiple employers in the last couple of years. He wanted something more stable, so he had to start looking into the market again. The good news is that Charles is highly skilled and does […]

Before You Jump Ship

After I completed my postgraduate degree, I landed a role that I loved in data analytics. Everything was going well, and I had a great manager that was super helpful. It felt like a wonderland. I got the opportunity to work on exciting projects too! What more could I ask for? Anyway, after 4-5 months […]

How Persistence Made Me A Data Scientist

I have read several stories of how professionals became Data Scientists. For many people, it was pretty straightforward. They enrolled in a data science, engineering or computer degree. These individuals were already proficient in one or more several languages, and it was comfortable for them to dive into the world of data. Others like me […]

How to stay motivated and keep going during a job hunt

I recently read the story of a young professional (let’s call him John) who had just completed his degree from a top university in the UK. He had completed his degree with flying colours and expected to get a job without any delays. He thought employers would be flocking around him with job offers, and […]

Why you need to sell yourself to the interview panel

Ever wondered why some job seekers land almost every job interview they get shortlisted for? I recently participated in a LinkedIn poll seeking opinions on the conversion rates of job interviews. The moderator wanted to gather feedback on the number of interviews a job applicant needed to attend to land an offer successfully. His responses […]

Why you need a growth mindset to succeed

Mindset is crucial for success. We often come across individuals with different mindsets, whether in a workplace or academic environment. We have different mindsets, and this continues to shape our individualities and also how we approach situations. Have you ever wondered why some young individuals seem to grow exponentially and flourish in their field of […]

Leadership Statement and Philosophy

Leadership Statement and Philosophy An important part of this portfolio is to critically evaluate the philosophies, values and principles that guide me as an aspiring leader – not just in the healthcare industry, but in other areas of work and life in general. My viewpoint of leadership has changed in the last decade, which coincided with […]