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TalentPoll by Great Owete

62 EpisodesProduced by Great OweteWebsite

A Podcast about Jobs, Careers, Employability and Education to Employment in Africa.

62 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

59 - The Right Perspective To Reach Your Career Goals in 2022 w/Great Owete

February 11th, 2022


On this episode, i shared a very important perspective and question to ask instead, if you want to achieve your career goals differently this year.

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58 - Interview Secrets Every Fresh Graduate Must Know w/Efemena Efekpokpor

February 4th, 2022


This episode learns from my guest about his first interview and also from his experience as an HR Professional on Interview secrets you should know.

57 - Transitioning Smoothly from NYSC to the Labour Market w/Daniel Akinjise

January 28th, 2022


NYSC is a one year mandatory national service for all higher education graduates in Nigeria. On this episode, I learnt how Daniel was able to land jobs after NYSC and we shared some tips that can serve as a roadmap for …

56 - Overcoming the Anxiety of Salary Negotiations of your First Job w/Segun Akiode

January 21st, 2022


One fear young people entering into the workforce have is how to handle salary negotiation. This episode, myself and Segun Akiode rephrased how to handle this question.

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55 - What is your Employability Strategy for 2022 - Great Owete

January 14th, 2022


This episode is a New Year welcome episode, sharing what you should consider in developing your employability strategy for 2022, especially if you …

#54 - How to Ace Interviews on Zoom & Other Platforms - Great Owete

October 30th, 2021


COVID-19 changed the way most companies now conduct interviews basically online, so this episode is to share some basic ideas for you to get along and succeed at your online interview.

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#53 - Putting Your Light On a Lampstand: 4 Ways to Make Recruiters Find You - Great Owete

October 15th, 2021


The Job of Recruiters is to find great talents for organizations but it can feel frustrating when we can't find you because you are not putting your light on a lamp-stand.

This episode is for you.

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#52 - Conversation on Work Expereince & Getting a Job as a Fresh Gradudate w/Adedeji Onabule

October 8th, 2021


For a while now, there has been a controversial question on why employers request years of experience from fresh graduates. This episode seeks to answer that and help young and emerging professionals make an headway in …

#51 - How to Choose a Career Path Today w/Lillian Moremi

October 1st, 2021


On this episode, I had an impressive time learning with Lillian Moremi on the changes that has influenced career choices and how people should choose …

#50 - What Has Changed About Finding Jobs w/Idris Abdulgafar

September 24th, 2021


On this episode, I discussed with Idris Abdulgafar, Head of HR at Jobberman Nigeria on what has changed about job hunting and how young people need …

#49 - Finding Jobs When Companies Are Not Hiring w/Victoria Osunkoya

May 11th, 2021


This episode shares insight from Victoria's Journey into how she created opportunity for herself when companies were not really hiring.

I hope you …

#48 - The Future Of Talent & Careers in Agriculture w/Favour Eze

March 26th, 2021


According to PwC, Agriculture remains the largest sector in Nigeria contributing an average of 24% to the nation’s GDP over the past seven years …

#47 - Selling Your Skills in a Compelling Manner Online & Offline w/ Nelson Dominic

March 19th, 2021


Getting a Job involves many factor that includes your ability to sell yourself and your skills, especially in a digital economy.

This episode shares …

#46 - Critical Behaviors Top Employers Look Out for When Hiring Fresh Graduates w/Israel Oloyede

March 11th, 2021


This episode is a deep dive discussion with Israel on how he transited from being a corps members to full employee with Nigerian Bottling Company, …

#45 - 4 Recruitment Trends Every Fresh Graduate Must Know in 2021 w/Great Owete

March 5th, 2021


At the close of 2020, I and a couple of friends launched a Nigerian Recruiters Survey to capture certain challenges recruiters faced in the last 12 months, and also find out what trends to expect in the future. I shared …

#44 - How to Identify & Plan for New Career Opportunities w/Ifeadi Anigbogu

February 26th, 2021


If I'm to summarize this episode, it's Inspiration - Be Purpose Driven!

I discussed with Ifeadi to learn about her career journey and how she plans and make moves for new career opportunities.

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#43 - How to Build Momentum to Achieve Your Career Goals w/Chukwuemeka Ezeogu

February 19th, 2021


This is a known fact - Many people have goals, career goals, desires but don't know how to really achieve them. There is a law and science around it, and i discussed with Chukwuemeka to really dissect goal achievement.

#42 - Designing a Career Plan Using a Career Model Canvas w/Oluwole Joseph

February 11th, 2021


On this episode, i tried to dig into Oluwole's career history and how he used a career model canvas made up of questions to find a career bearing to …

#41 - Jobs & Hiring in 2021: What's Ahead w/Adeyemi Ajayi

February 5th, 2021


58% of Nigerian Recruiters & HR Professionals from the 2020 Nigeria Recruiters Survey confirmed that hiring talent in 2020 was very challenging and 39.6% already have plans to hire more in 2021.

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#40 - Top 3 Advice on Successful Job Hunting w/Seyi Babatunde

December 25th, 2020


On this episode, i shared some time talking with Seyi Babatunde on his Top 3 advice for Job Hunting.


Top Tips for getting a Job w/Tabitha Chukwureh

December 18th, 2020


This episode is in line with my series of conversation with Nigerian Recruiters sharing what Job seekers seems not to be doing right and what they …

#39 - What Job Seekers Need to Know about Job Hunting w/Adewole Abiodun

December 11th, 2020


Adewole Abodun shares from his experience handling recruitment with and other prior companies he has worked with, on what Job seekers looking …

#38 - Top Tips for Job Hunting w/Eke Ewang

December 4th, 2020


On this episode, i continued conversation with HR Professionals to share their ideas based on their work with Job seekers on what Job seekers need to pay more attention to in search for jobs.

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#37 - RecruitersVoice - Top Tips for Job Hunting w/Adebayo Odofin

November 30th, 2020


On this special weekly episode of RecruitersVoice, i spoke with Adebayo to share certain thoughts on job hunting.

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#36 - Top 5 Ways Undergraduates Can Prepare for a Successful Career w/Great Owete

November 26th, 2020


On this episode, i shared 5 ideas for undergraduates or students in any Nigerian Universities can begin to prepare for building a successful career.

#35 - RecruitersVoice - Top Tips for Job Hunting w/Elijah Musediku

November 23rd, 2020


RecruitersVoice is a Special Monday Edition of TalkingCareers Podcast running till December, sharing conversations with some Recruiters In Nigeria on top tips for Job Hunting for young people.

This episode is with …

#34 - Beyond Your CV - Finding a Job in a tight Labour Market w/Samuel Akinlotan

November 20th, 2020


The Nigerian Labour Market has never shared a positive outlook for a long time, but people within this tight labour market still find jobs.

I discussed with Sam Akinlotan on some ways to find jobs no matter how tight …

#33 - RecruitersVoice - Top Tips for Job Hunting w/Sam Idowu

November 16th, 2020


Today on RecruiterVoice, i spoke with Sam Idowu to share some of the ideas Jib hunters seems to be missing and how to optimimze their Job search this week.

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#32 - What Recruiters Really Look Out for From Your CV w/Hansel Praise

November 13th, 2020


Your CV is an important tool kit in your Job Search Process. How do Recruiters look at CVs, what do they really look for?

This episode with Hansel …

#31 - RecruitersVoice - Top Tips for Job Hunting w/Adebayo Aderohunmu

November 9th, 2020


Every Monday till December 2020,i share my conversations with Recruiters in Nigeria to help Job seekers with some tips to help optimize their Job search.

My conversation today is with Adebayo.

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#30 - How to Know You're On the Right Career Path w/Ijeoma Nkwonta

November 6th, 2020


On this episode, i discussed with Ijeoma, The Career Transition Coach on Knowing the Right Career Path, choosing the right career in the midst of many career options.

Ijeoma has spent some good years practicing HR and …

#29 - RecruitersVoice on Top Tips for Job Hunting w/Ubong Udoh

November 2nd, 2020


If you could spend some time to learn something that helps you optimize your job search process, will you?

#RecruitersVoice is a special edition of …

#28 - Managing Expectations as a Fresh Graduate w/Oluwatoyin Omotayo

October 30th, 2020


The moment you leave the university, much is expected from you. My conversation with Oluwatoyin is on how to manage such expectations as you begin to build a career for yourself.

Oluwatoyin Omotayo is a People …

#27 - Speaking the Language of Hiring Managers w/Faith Akintunde

October 16th, 2020


Sometimes it appears like the world of candidates differs from that of hiring managers during interviews. Learning to speak the language of hiring managers is important.

Recognizing that what you say at interviews, …

#26 - Turning Crisis & Challenges into Job Opportunities w/Ukemeobong Akpan & Saya Johnson

October 9th, 2020


A major impact of COVID-19 this year is job loss. But this episode is about how some ex-andelans who in the midst of this crisis launched a tech startup that helps organizations build remote teams and build teams for …

#25 - Discovering What You Are Designed To Do w/Kemi Oye

October 2nd, 2020


This episode is to further my belief that people can only grow and build success when they see their lives and careers like a fish in the water. A …

EP024 - From My First Job to My Dream Career w/Tolulope Olateju

August 28th, 2020


Only a few individual after graduation consider their first job a career, but if you feel you are in a wrong job, how can that job be a launching pad?

EP023 - Freelancing in the Digital Economy w/Patrick Ndifon II

August 21st, 2020


One of the realities in the current economy is the changing dynamics of the workforce as more people swap the security of a 9-to-5 job for the flexibility of freelancing. It’s rapidly changing not only the way we work …

EP022 - Switching from what you Studied to a Desired Career w/Segun Akiode

August 14th, 2020


Most times young people study courses they have no business studying and after graduation they get stuck trying to find just any job.

But it is possible to switch from what you studied to your desired career path. On …

EP021 - Starting Your Career on Purpose w/Dr. Samuel Ekundayo

August 7th, 2020


When it comes to starting a career, there seems to be various reason people start a career in any given field. On this episode, I discussed with Dr. Samuel Ekundayo on Starting a Career on Purpose.

Dr Samuel Ekundayo is …

BONUS - Finding & Maximizing Mentorship for Career Success w/Chinonye Ngwobia

August 7th, 2020


On this episode, i discussed with Chinonye Ngwobia on Mentorship and how Career Starters can find a mentor and maximize that mentorship relationship for career success.


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EP020 - Where to begin in a Data Driven Future of Work w/Adedayo Ayodeji

July 17th, 2020


On this episode, i discussed with Adedayo a.k.a Dejifan on how the future of work is driven and where career starters can begin from.

Dejifan is the Chief Data Analyst for Future of Work Africa

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EP019 - Cultivating your Inner Circle for Career Growth w/Ayo Kukoyi

July 10th, 2020


Ever heard of the word "Inner Circle"? How do one create an inner circle and how does such inner circle supports career growth?

On this episode, i …

EP018 - On CV Writing w/Isaiah Ebere

July 3rd, 2020


On this episode, i discussed with Isaiah Ebere on CV Writing. We shared some of the most important element of CV Writing.

Resources Mentioned:

Think Big by Ben Carson

Failing Forward - John C Maxwell


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EP017 - How to be found by Recruiters on LinkedIn w/Adetunji Bademosi

June 26th, 2020


It's one thing to be on LinkedIn, it is another thing to be found by recruiters who search for talent on LinkedIn.

On this episode, i discussed with Adetunji Bademosi on how you can position yourself to be found by …

EP016 - LinkedIn Strategies for Career Starters w/Glory Edozien

June 19th, 2020


On this episode, i discussed with Glory Edozien about LinkedIn for Career Starters and some of the useful strategies to making LinkedIn work for Job …

EP015 - Starting your Journey to Global Leadership w/Onyi Anyado

June 12th, 2020


I believe we all have what it takes to take our lives and career on a global scene. So, i discussed with Onyi Anyado on Starting your Journey to Global Leadership.

Onyi Anyado is a Global Leadership Speaker, Corporate …

EP014 - Top Skills that gets you Hired w/Moses Adebodun

June 5th, 2020


On this episode, i discussed with Moses Adebodun on the top skills that gets young career starters hired.

Moses works with Sterling Bank as a Content …

EP013 - Charting your way to success through Internships w/Ore Onabowale

May 29th, 2020


On this episode, i discussed with Ore Onabowale on how young career starters can chart their way to career success through internships.

Ore works with General Electric, and rose through from Internships in companies …

EP012 - On Certifications & Professional Membership w/Kunbi Adeoti

May 22nd, 2020


On this episode of the podcast, i discussed with Kunbi Adeoti on Certifications & Professional Membership.

Kunbi is the Divisional Head of HR for Leadway Assurance in Nigeria.

Resources Mentioned/Recommended:

1. My …

EP011 - Identifying great places to work w/Tolu Ajayi

May 15th, 2020


On this episode, i discussed with Tolu Ajayi on how young career starters can identify great places to work.


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EP010 - Making the most of your Job Interviews w/Farodoye Tope

May 8th, 2020


Job hunting is hard.

So you can't afford to lose out due to poor interviewing skills.

On this episode, i discussed with Farodoye Tope on how to make the most of every job interviews.


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EP009 - Communicating With Clarity & Inspiration w/Segun Manuel

May 1st, 2020


On this episode, i discussed with Segun Manuel on How and Why you should communicate with clarity and Inspiration.

Apart from Segun Manuel working …

EP008 - How to build your Personal Brand Online w/Rukevwe Toka

April 24th, 2020


On this episode, i discussed with Rukevwe Toka on How to build your Personal Brand Online.

Recommended Resources mentioned in this episode

1. Brands …

EP007 - Career Clarity: Finding & Doing that One thing w/Ezeogu Chukwuemeka

April 17th, 2020


On this episode, i discussed with Chukwuemeka Ezeogu on Career Clarity. Chukwuemeka is a Life Coach.

Recommended Resources mentioned in this episode

EP006 - Managing your Emotions during difficult times w/Jumoke Aleoke-Malachi

March 28th, 2020


On this episode, i discussed with Jumoke Aleoke-Malachi on how professionals can manage their emotions in difficult times.

Jumoke is a passionate and …

EP005 - Volunteering & Jobs: How Volunteering can land you that dream Job w/Chinenye Nzom

March 6th, 2020


How really can volunteering help land you a Job? 

I discussed with Chinenye Nzom my guest on this Episode.

Chinenye is the Executive Director of …

EP004 - Building Relationships for Career Success w/Emmanuel Abegunde

February 28th, 2020


Everyone believes relationships are critical to career success but sometimes don't know how to build those relationships.

On this Episode, i discussed with Emmanuel Abegunde on building relationships for career success.

EP003 - The Basics of Job Hunting in Nigeria w/Michael Alasa

February 21st, 2020


Sometimes, to land those dream Jobs, playing to the basics is enough.

On this Episode, i discussed with Michael Alasa on the Basics of Job Hunting in Nigeria.

Michael Alasa is the Principal Partner of Recruten …

EP002 - How to Win Interviewers Heart at your Job Interviews w/Victoria Idowu

February 13th, 2020


Your performance at Job Interviews determine if you will get the job or not.

My guest today is Victoria Idowu and she shared some tips on how you can capture the heart of your interviewers.

Victoria Idowu is the Founder …

EP001 - How to develop a Personal Career Advancement Plan for 2020 and beyond w/Oluwole Joseph

January 20th, 2020


Oluwole Joseph discusses how you can develop a personal career advancement plan.

Oluwole Joseph is the Senior Learning & Development Manager at …

EP000 - This Is Your Career Podcast Intro

January 20th, 2020


This is an intro to the podcast, sharing what the podcast is about.


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