Then you need to get the X factor to be able to stand out of the crowd, be visible to your intended employer and ultimately, get hired!
The School environment and the ever evolving job market are two different worlds. There is a huge disparity between what students are being exposed to within the four walls of college or the university, and the real needs in the workplace. This disparity has been responsible for the ever increasing number of unemployed and underemployed graduates, and the seemingly shrinking job opportunities.
To bridge this gap, The X-Factor Skill Program has been designed to provide fresh graduates and entry level graduates with quality education for employment! Allow us equip you with the requisite knowledge, skill, character, exposure and experience you need to be a great hire!
Now it’s your turn!
Quality service is at the core of getting and keeping customers in any business. Understanding the key principles of offering quality service in line with the peculiarities of each customer and each business is at the core of customer service. Get equipped with the knowledge, skills and tools required to effectively manage customers both in a virtual or physical business space.
Administration is the backbone of every business. The ability to organize files, prepare documents, schedule appointments, support other staff and ensure that every single resource or unit required for smooth operation of a business is in place, is what the job of an administrator entails. Every business needs an administrator; arm yourself with this skill to be a top choice for a prospective employer.
In this ever evolving knowledge economy, one key skill required is the ability to source, capture, analyze and manage data for decision making and business growth. As entrepreneurs are birthed into the business scene daily, the need for data managers is also on the increase. Equip yourself with this skill and be a choice hire for employers.
No matter how brilliant a business idea may be, It needs a proper plan, process and structure to source/attract customers, get their buy in to your product or service, increase sales and ultimately, increase profit. Business growth is highly dependent on quality business development. Learn the basics of prospecting customers, attracting them, drafting proposals, pitching products/services, the sales process and sealing deals.
Chioma is a Human Resource Consultant, Social Entrepreneur, Facilitator and a Conference Speaker versed in intentional career development, staff retention, employability, and social development. She has strong interests in female capacity development and education by design, with focus on changing the narrative in female and youth employment.
A graduate of computer science turned Human Resource developer, Chioma has an MBA in Strategic Management from the Metropolitan School of Business and Management, UK. With a passion for people/organizational development and transformation, she went on to earn a certification from the Institute of National Transformation (INT), as well as the Certificate for Entrepreneurial Management, from the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC), of the Pan Atlantic University.
Over the last ten years, with her skills in human resource development, employment and corporate transformation, she has actively worked with brands, organisations and employment agencies in both public and private sectors like Telecoms, Banking, Consulting and Education; along the lines of recruitment, training, staff retention, intentional career development, client service management as well as employment-by-design projects.
As a social entrepreneur, she has also been instrumental in driving some transformational projects, geared towards development and empowerment such as: National Youth Summit anchored yearly by Golden Heart Foundation, Youth Employability Summit on the platform of the Nigerian Graduate Advancement Program, Career and Entrepreneurs Forum (CEF) and the Esther Code project, under Esthers Circle Empowerment Foundation, just to mention a few.
Chioma is the managing partner of Ark Resources, a HR organisation set up to drive intentional career development. She is also the Executive Director of Esthers Circle Empowerment Foundation, a social enterprise focused on female capacity development driving core values, leadership and employment development.
Currently, she leads the E-Konsult Team as the employment director, and they are focused on creating employment opportunities for women. This she has consistently done for the past nine years. She is a strong believer that everyone has the power of effective contribution which can truly be harnessed and maximised through personal discovery, responsibility and development; leading to successful, impactful and fulfilled living.
She is married with three amazing children.
Rolayo is a Senior Vice President in a financial institution with a career in the Finance sector spanning two decades, working with both global and local Financial Institutions across Africa and Europe. Following the completion of her MBA in the United Kingdom, she was one of a handful of international candidates selected by a global financial institution to work in her home country as part of a keenly contested Graduate Management Program. During her career she has had the valuable opportunity to interface directly with organizations across all industries and has been part of the success story of many companies. She has also had access to training from several international experts in the fields of Financial Management, Leadership amongst others.
She has successfully led large cross-cultural and cross-functional teams, with a strong focus on leveraging digital solutions.
Rolayo believes strongly in continuous growth and the open sharing of knowledge and acts as a mentor to a number of young professionals seeking to enhance their business, financial and personal skills to equip them to become major players in their respective fields.
Recognized as one of the top 50 leading ladies in Corporate Nigeria by Leading Ladies Africa, she is passionate about the professional development and financial empowerment of women as she strongly believes that empowering women has a direct positive impact on society as a whole.
Rolayo is also passionate about helping people invest wisely in their emotional, physical and financial health as that to her, is the true definition of Wealth. She is a prolific speaker on personal and business finance and has collaborated with several organizations on diverse platforms.
She is married with children.
Ruth Egbe is HR leader and social entrepreneur with a background in Engineering, experience in communications and a track record of excellence in HR management.
She is a John Maxwell certified speaker and trainer. She is also a writer, relationship and marriage counsellor, personal development coach for women and youth.
She recently authored a book titled, Sugar And Spice – The Making Of A Woman which is a memoir and also a manual she uses for her structured Mentorship program for women and girls.
Ruth is a very passionate organisational development enthusiast focused on empowering people to lead change and improve culture in their communities by leveraging insight to bring impact.
She is a literary learning advocate that shares thoughts and insights regularly on social and professional media platforms via her blog posts – TheTruthbyRuth. She is married and lives in Lagos with her husband and 3 children.
Matilda graduated from University of Uyo where she studied French. Her professional career spans about sixteen (16) years, spent mostly in the Consulting, Banking & Investment Management firms in the Nigerian Financial Services sector as facilitator & consultant in performance management and training that is solidly grounded in creating a positive learning culture with lasting change.
Her career in consulting started at IBFCAgusto (Now IBFCAlliance) where she worked as a major resource person in the Business Development Unit, Material & Curriculum Development and Business Support &Administration Unit. She left IBFCAgusto as the Acting Group head, Business Support Group to join UBA.
At UBA, Matilda was the Team Lead, Leadership & Curriculum Development in charge of developing training curricula and budgets for middle level management up to the Executive Management. She left UBA for ARM where she was Training/Faculty Manager. She currently works at TildaAnie Resources Limited as the lead consultant and an external facilitator for IBFCAlliance and Fate Foundation.
Over the years, she has garnered experience in curriculum development, planning, implementation and delivery of training programmes, impact analysis and all the key value drivers in learning & development. She has also been involved in key leadership and management development including people management and facilitation of courses such as Customer services, Leadership, Relationship Management, Selling as well as Interpersonal Skills and Team Building. She has facilitated for under IBFCAlliance for clients such as GTB, StanbicIBTC, Union Bank, UBA, ARM, WSTC, First Banks and a few others.
Adaeze Aja is a lawyer and a certified image/ lifestyle consultant, passionate about coaching young women on etiquette and skills that ensure personal and professional success.
She is a strong proponent of principle based living with a focus on restoring family relationships and has through practical teachings, helped many families.
She is also a certified grief recovery counsellor and collaborative family mediator (in training). She has a thriving legal practice spanning over 12 years with periodic stints in entrepreneurship.
She lives in Canada with her family.
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