Take advantage of opportunities to improve employability

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Babajide Otoki, CEO of Jobberman Ghana, has admonished job seekers to take advantage of the enabling environment and the opportunities to harness their employability and marketability.

Mr Otoki noted that due to the competitive nature of the jobs in Ghana, there is the need for job seekers to acquire employable skills by engaging in activities which facilitate the learning of such skills and new ones.

“The truth is that there are fewer job openings relative to the vast number of job seekers out there, who are usually fresh graduates or those already on the unemployment conveyor belt. The stark reality is that employers and recruiters find it often risky to employ unskilled and inexperienced job seekers, so the onus lies with you to equip yourself to stand out of the crowd and be noticed.”

In his one (1) hour interactive presentation, Mr. Otoki highlighted on concerns from employers and used the opportunity to run participants through tips on how to be successful during the job hunting process. He indicated that to be successful, job hunters must utilize the power of Networking, strategically position themselves in their areas of endeavours, use platforms such as social media to find hidden Job opportunities, sharpen the focus of their CVs/Resume and develop dynamic cover letters.

Mr Otoki was one of several speakers at this years She Leads Africa’s innovative professional boot camp – SheHive Accra. The event which took place in Accra from the 19-24 January, 2016 at the One Airport Square saw the CEO of Ghana’s no.1 jobs website speak to participants on Job hunting.

The week-long boot camp was designed to help young professional’s especially professional ladies develop their career and business skills, join a community of leaders, and network with mentors and investors.

Below are more pictures from the event.

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Some section of participants during the interactive session
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Participants listening to the CEO of Jobberman Ghana with a rapt attention
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A participants poses a question
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A section of participants at the SheHive Accra Event
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Some section of participants during the SheHive Accra Job Hunting Session
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SheHive Accra Job Hunting session with Babajide Otoki, CEO of Jobberman
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Babajide Otoki in a chat with Yasmine Belo-Osagie, Co-founder of She Leads Africa
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Mr. Otoki in a chat with some participants
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Mr. Otoki in a chat with some participants
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Mr. Otoki in a chat with some participants
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Bajide Otoki of Jobberman Ghana with Yasmine Belo-Osagie and Afua Osei (Co-Founders of She Leads Africa)

 

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