By Juliet Umeh
Stakeholders in the labour market such as Google, Cisco, Oracle and Jobberman Nigeria have called on Nigerian youths seeking for employment to improve themselves on data usage among others to have an edge over others.
The five strategies were outlined when the telecommunications service provider, MTN’s Foundation, organised ‘Employability Workshop’ for graduating scholars of its scholarship scheme.
Speaking during her keynote address on ‘Career Advisory in the Age of Disruption,’ the Head, Youth Engagement and Learning, Jobberman Nigeria, Precious Ajoonu, said gathering data is important for businesses, while she itemized the different tools to optimise businesses in the digital space as Google Search Console, Google My Business, Google Analytics, Google Ads, and Social Media.
Also, according to other facilitators, for one to become a successful entrepreneur, the person needs to add value because profit-making lies in value creation.
They noted that it is important to set Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-bound, SMART, objectives for one’s business.
Also, they stated that youths must know how to write a stunning curriculum vitae, CV and cover letter noting that CV is a marketing tool and should be treated as such.
According to them: ‘In writing a CV, it is important to keep it short and simple; leaving only the important information that could impress an employer.”
The youths were also advised to secure their business and personal data online.
They said: “We are in the digital age and a lot of information is exchanged online. It is important to know how to secure your personal and business information online. Cybersecurity is one of the most important practices to ensure business continuity and growth.”
The facilitators also emphasised on developing applications using Oracle APEX. They said Oracle APEX can be used in developing a compelling applications that solve real problems.
They added that these applications are used in various areas of business growth and have helped in improving the way people live.