Friday, March 6, 2020

Apply for JarusHub Career Advancement Programme for Fresh and Unemployed Graduates in Environmental Sciences

JarusHub, Nigeria’s leading career mentoring and advancement platform in conjunction with its partners is conducting a career development programme for fresh and unemployed graduates in Environmental Science courses like Architecture, Building Technology, Environmental Management, Estate Management, Geography, Quantity Surveying, Surveying and Geo-informatics, Urban and Regional Planning etc.

This programme entails career guidance, meeting with top industry professionals, opportunities for mentoring, internship or placement.


-B.Sc./HND in relevant course

-Must be based in Lagos

-Must be currently unemployed

-Must be available for the programme’s activities (including training, meeting with top professionals and mentoring sessions)

-Must have completed NYSC


Interested candidates should send their CV and a minimum 300-word essay detailing why they should be selected for this programme to with the subject: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE PROGRAMME.


Applications close 1 week from now (Friday, March 13, 2020) or when we get a maximum of 100 qualified applicants – whichever comes first.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Financial Responsibility: Preparing Your Teens to Make the Best Financial Decision

Growing up, I never fully understood the concept of financial responsibility or how my parents managed their finances. I had no appreciation for the naira note nor how to be a thrifty shopper. I was ill-prepared to manage a budget or make wise money choices as a college graduate. As I got older and more financially conscious, I realized that if it wasn’t for my minimalist parents, their wise decision to 
open a kiddies account for I and my siblings as well as generous relatives with deep pockets, I couldn’t have imagined where we would be today, financially speaking.
Several life lessons opened my eyes to the importance of financial responsibility which is why I think it’s incredibly important to teach young children how money works and how to wisely use it.
If you asked most teens or kids in their pre-teens what it means to be financially responsible or if they have a teens account, I am sure you will get a lot of remarks masked in confusion.
This is why I will like to share some practical ideas for imparting financial responsibility in your teens as you prepare them for their future.
How to Teach Your Kids Financial Responsibility
Having that money talk with your kids as they grow older may be a hard nut to crack. With this in mind, I have curated a checklist to help you prepare your kids as they navigate the tricky waters of personal finance;
1.      Be the example:
Several teens rely on their parents to set the right example when it comes to money management. As parents and guardians, we play a crucial role in shaping our children’s financial habits and attitude towards money.
A great way to set the right example as your teens grow older is by including them in some of your financial decisions. An example, showing them how you get better deals on groceries, or how you use a budget planner for your monthly expenses.
Let them in on your budgeting process for household supplies, essential bills and gradually introduce them to how you sort your taxes or pay your mortgage.
Very often, children mimic the financial habits of their parents or guardians.
If your children see you as the type of person who saves up to buy something, then they are more likely to do the same but if they notice you’re quick to turn to credit to fund non-essential purchases, they most likely follow suit.
2.      Give your teen the freedom to manage their own budget:
This will teach a vital lesson and help them understand that money is not an unlimited resource.
Allowing your teens manage funds early will help them recognise the value of money and teach them the importance of spending only what they can afford, help them avoid the drawbacks caused by unplanned expenses.
You can also introduce them to banks with teens account and talk them through everything they need to know to ensure open the right account.
3.      Pocket money and budgeting
One of the ways to teach teenagers financial responsibility is giving them a set budget for a specific task.
Pocket money offers the first taste of financial responsibility to a lot of children. Giving your kid a regular amount of money and the sole responsibility of paying for things they like, offers them the first glimpse into life and how to stick to a budget.
An example could be providing them with a monthly budget for their meal and allowing them spend the funds as they like, if they choose to spend the money on other things other than their meal and they run out funds, they’ll learn a valuable lesson about budgeting and discipline.
Teenagers who receive a regular, fixed sum are likely to keep track of their financial income and spending. A crucial part of teaching your teenagers how to manage their finances is to be strict with the money you give them and ensuring you rarely ever bail them out when they overspend. This will teach them that overspending can lead to the problem of debt.
4.      Share tales of your financial mistakes:
Opening up to your kids about certain financial mistakes you have made in the past and how they hindered you is a good idea. These stories are a great way to highlight the dangers of poor financial habits. This could mean telling them about how you incurred debts because of a bad spending habit on unnecessary items.
By sharing some of the financial mistakes you made when you were about their age, you will be teaching them valuable financial lessons.
5.      Help them Develop a Savings Culture:
Teaching your kids, the importance of saving and only buying the things they need is a crucial part of shaping their adult life.
This could means encouraging your kids to set aside a small amount every month to buy a new pair of shoes, or teaching them how to save long-term for bigger projects.
This habit and financial discipline will make it easy for them to achieve their long term goals of going to college, paying their mortgage or buying a car as they become adults.
Talking to teenagers about the need to save can be quite tasking, so it’s a great idea to introduce them to saving by leveraging their interests.
If your kid is interested in fashion, you can help them out work out how to meet the cost for items they will like to get. This could mean teaching them to set aside a certain amount of money monthly or helping them secure a part time job.
6.      Teach them how to manage their first wage:
Helping your teenager secure a job is one of the important steps to financial independence. This will also help increase the amount of disposable income they have access to.
Younger kids who still go to school can take up informal employment like babysitting for family friends, while teenagers over the minimum school leaving age can take up full time employment. This will play a key role in preparing them for the future and is also a great opportunity to in-still in them the importance of saving some of their earnings for rainy days.
An example could be, if your teenager would like to buy some fashion items, make up or the latest PS4, you can show them how to set-up a standing order to their savings account on every pay day. This way, their savings is automated and it so much easier to stick to a budget.
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Written by: Mariama Barry

Thursday, January 23, 2020

JarusHub Invites you to its Career Club On Telegram

Over the last 5 years, the JarusHub Career Club has been a platform where students of tertiary institutions, fresh graduates, entry level and experienced professionals have shared valuable educational, career, professional and business tips to enhance progress in their different endeavours via our 8 WhatsApp groups.

People have been motivated to achieve academic excellence, people have gotten great jobs, friendships and partnerships have been formed.

Now, it's time to take the community to another level. We have just established our Telegram group and we want to leverage on the larger space to add greater value to our community through:

*Monthly career talks by leading professionals from different sectors of the economy and public institutions.

*Increased posting of job openings.

*Allowing members to add their friends without recourse to Admins.

*Improved information access and sharing.

*A wider pool of knowledge and understanding to benefit from.

So, what are you waiting for? Join the JarusHub Career Club today on Telegram via and share with your friends.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

How to Download and Use Telegram with WhatsApp on a Smartphone with Limited Space

Telegram chat settings
Source: Telegram

Instant messaging is critical to us in the information age and whether it is to promote our business, efficiency or establish and maintain personal relationships, platforms that allow us communicate are vitally important to us.

WhatsApp is the undisputed champion in this area with over 1.5 billion active users in 180 countries according to Statista. One could be easily forgiven for not wanting to bother about another messaging app as many of us also have Messenger from Facebook which you can also access albeit in a limited version on the Facebook website.

Telegram is a messaging app that is similar to WhatsApp but at the same time quite different in ways that make it very attractive to have on your phone as a second or third messaging app. Currently estimated to have over 350 million users globally (Statista), some of its more interesting features you might be interested in are:

1. Bots

These are programs that used to automate certain repetitive tasks that people might find tiring like welcoming every new member to your group with a customized message, setting reminders that help you make regularly updates to schedule, answering faqs and other activities too numerous to mention. Based on machine learning and artificial intelligence, the presence of bots is a really nice feature of Telegram.

2. Secrecy and Privacy

One of the early selling points of Telegram its end-to-end encryption and the ability to have secret chats and even schedule messages to get auto-deleted after a while. This is a nice feature that allows you avoid certain complications that can arise from security and privacy issues.

3. Ability to Edit Sent Messages

You can edit the messages you have already sent on Telegram. If you feel frustrated that you have error-filled messages that you do not want to delete on WhatsApp, you might value this Telegram feature.

4. Groups and Super Groups on Telegram

You can create groups or super groups reaching up to 200,000 members, appoint Admins, have binned messages, use bots in the groups and so on. It is a really attractive feature of the app.

5. @Username Multiple and Profile Pictures 

There is the opportunity to select a @username just like Twitter, which is handy for branding and there is also the option to select multiple profile pictures which might be great for creating memorable first impressions with other people online.

6. Channels

Similar to the same concept on BBM, Channels allows people to connect with a brand, cause, organization or celebrity without having to be added to the group or chat with multiple people you are not interested in relating with. Stay updated without having to engage with other parties.

7. Live Location Sharing

If you do not mind being easily tracked, you can share your location on Telegram, this can also be useful if you are going to a place that you are not too sure of. A trusted person can check to see that you are not removed from that location without your will.

8. Share Files up to 1.5gb in Size

This is like super cool, right? Chat and share those large files with ease. Definitely something to get excited about.

9. Works on Computers and Phones Seamlessly

Telegram is not just a phone app, it works on other devices like desktops, laptops, tablets and so on and your chat is easily accessed on any platform you choose.

10. Easily Switch Accounts

You can easily switch user accounts on Telegram on your Android phone. For now, you can switch in-between 3 user accounts all linked to different phone numbers. A nice feature to meet work and professional needs for example.

There are so many wonderful feature of Telegram that I might not be able to totally cover here but you can learn more here.

Now, many people already know about Telegram but have phones that struggle to maintain WhatsApp, not to mention another major chat app like Telegram.

No problems, I have a few tips that should help you achieve this objective in a short while.

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Limited space is an issue for many smartphone users

How to Use Telegram and WhatsApp on a Smartphone with Limited Space

1. Go to your photo gallery, carefully check the pictures for duplicates and unnecessary memes and videos. Delete at least 100 of those.

2. Go to Google Play Store

3. Download the Google Files app, It's super light, your phone should take it.

4. Run Google Files to see which pictures, videos and files you can delete on your phone but would be saved by Google Files for you in the cloud.

5. Free space in your phone as is feasible

6. Go back to play store.

7. Download Telegram and run it. It should work now.

This did not work?

Try to get the Telegram APK files via Google search from a safe platform, download and install.

Let me know what you think about both Telegram and WhatsApp by dropping a comment.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Are You Chasing Away Your Customers?

Most businesses are opened with the objective of meeting customers' needs profitably. Every time a business fails to address a customer's need, it is not fulfilling the purpose for which it was created.
I have in the past written about poor customer service experiences and I am going to share one I had this morning. Sometimes, I get breakfast on the way to work and this morning was no different. I had gotten my food at Sabo, Yaba and wanted the new Lipton drink to accompany it. I have a serious issue with getting sleepy at work and it helps me remain alert.
So, there's this lady probably in her 60s selling cold drinks at the junction. I go there meet a few people waiting as the seller wasn't there, after about 30 seconds she showed up and I asked for Lipton Peach. Her response was in Yoruba: "ko si Lipton Peach, nibo leti ri?" (there is no Lipton Peach, where have you seen it sold?) Essentially, she was telling me I was stupid for asking for something that wasn't in the market in her opinion. I touched the lemon variant of Lipton she had, it felt dusty, wasn't cold.
I simply moved on to the Total Petrol station at Alagomeji close to my office. Got there and found the Lipton Peach that the roadside seller insisted wasn't in the market and insulted me for. I bought my drink and left.
Now, for me as an entrepreneur, business consultant and coach. There are several issues here.
The first is that the roadside seller exclusively with her attitude and words, chased away a possible repeat customer. Now, unless you really don't understand what business is, this is a fundamental flaw that might inhibit the growth and progress of her business. Is she making money? Yes. Is she running the business properly? No. I am sure I won't be the last customer she maltreats today. It adds up in the end.
Secondly, it is true that the peach variant of the new Lipton drink is harder to find than the lemon variant. Nonetheless, she shouldn't have made the comments she made. A simple, "I don't have Peach, please buy Lemon, it is also good" would have won me over despite it not being cold and being dusty, it is harmattan, I would have probably accepted it and rinsed the bottle before drinking it. After all, I no be ajebo (I think?).
Sometimes, people complain about their business failing but they don't know that they are the architects of their own failure. You might say that you have good customer service as a business owner, but, have you checked how your staff treat customers? Is it at par with or better than yours? Or, is it worse? Often, customers might not have contact with the polite and courteous business owner, they relate with the rude and impatient staff. Where the business owner is the rude one, we can begin to write the obituary of the business, no need for postmortem as well. Just accept that poor attitude and customer service killed the business in all likelihood.
You cannot afford to be arrogant with customers as an entrepreneur -- without them you don't have a business. I hope you find my story not too boring and will take time to review your customer service culture in your organisation. I am doing the same for our business.
Meanwhile, does this post resonate with you as an entrepreneur? My name is Abdulkabir Olatunji and I would like to invite you to our Telegram group for current and aspiring entrepreneurs. It is growing every day and we share tips, information and support each other. Please join us by clicking the link I look forward to meeting and interacting with you more.
Thank you.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Join Telegram Group for Current and Aspiring Entrepreneurs in Nigeria

Are you an entrepreneur or Interested in being one? 

The sad news is that you have been missing out on a new revolutionary platform and gathering of entrepreneurs in Nigeria and beyond called Rapid Business Group (RBG).

It's a platform that was started on WhatsApp and has now outgrown its initial group into Telegram.

The good news is that you can now join: 

Click here to join and please keep to the rules to ensure a positive experience for all members. 

Thank you.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Get Comprehensive TRCN Latest Past Questions & Answers at Reduced Price

Be a Professional Teacher

The Teachers Registration Council's Professional Qualifying Examination is a requirement for becoming a licensed qualified professional teacher in Nigeria.

It is now required to teach in Nigeria's primary and secondary schools as well as tertiary institutions.

The examination is quite rigorous and comes in multiple choice (objective) questions. Hence, it is very easy to either pass or fail depending on the level of knowledge you have.

The best way to increase your chances of passing at first attempt is to have past questions to practice with. This is exactly what we are offering you. It is possible that you might have come across people claiming to have the past questions but check if they have up to 400 questions. We are giving you 600 Past questions with answers in PDF when you pay. The more you practice and research with our question and answer pack. The more you know and the better you can perform in this examination.

Remember, to get any decent teaching job now in Nigeria not those akin to modern slavery, you need the past questions which you had better guard jealously. Most people we have read online are selling past questions that are not up to 400 questions for N2,000.

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