I have been awarded a CERTIFICATE by Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) for my commitment to spreading the message of NaijaVotes with our community! by influencing and mobilizing youths in our community to actively participate in community, national and global development activities through MushinToTheWorldfoundation.
A physical or digital platform that showcases your work, projects, articles, strengths, accomplishments and achievements. A compilation of the amazing activities of your professional life.
So what’s the purpose?
.. it allows potential employers to identify and understand your capabilities. But it can be much more! Sometimes it is required before you to take up a new role, other times it is important when you need a promotion or an endorsement. It could also help distinguish you in your field…
One of the most important things in building a professional portfolio is being “deliberate”. Being deliberate implies having a plan, writing it out and following through with… Being deliberate helps you gravitate towards achieving this goal of having an amazing professional portfolio. Meanwhile, you would be surprised how much you would naturally want to put in, when you consciously “prepare” to show off your accomplishments…
Take the right courses, attend conferences/seminars/webinars (while you are it, take pictures, make a post, share lessons), get certified, get a mentor (physical or virtual who measures up to the standard you aspire, or at the least gives you a template of the professional portfolio you want), oh and that LinkedIn profile, work on it! Be sure it presents your best you. Finally give yourself time… it all adds up.
In addition there is no shame in publishing your little beginnings and failures. Fact is, it validates your process of growth and helps you evaluate this process. It also shows your potential employer, evidence of where you have been and the possibilities your potentials portend. It is therefore important to consciously document your process.
In this age of easy, frequent and flexible use of social media, documenting your professional portfolio should be fun and rewarding too. Professional portfolios are no longer your catalogue of articles, certificates or accomplishments! They are now much more. It is no surprise that many “professionals” leverage the power of social media to constantly build their portfolio, by showcasing their work at every opportunity. Your professional portfolio doesn’t have to be about your resume, certificates or research materials alone.
Underpinning your public and many social appearances should be a deliberate efforts at building that professional portfolio. Pay attention to the details.
For some people, your portfolio would be measured by your sphere and level of influence. In other words… your network. I cannot overemphasize the power of network. …
In summary, a professional portfolio is built over time, and you can start now, if you don’t consciously have one… you can start by being deliberate, preparing and taking advantage of opportunities. Get certified and get a mentor. Start with whatever skills or qualifications you have… you can start now.
PS. All of these may not apply to all profession… Building this type of professional portfolio may be difficult for some profession… however following some of these rules may be just what is needed to get you that role, that promotion or even that level of fulfillment!
If you have the opportunity to learn a foreign language, be it French, Spanish, Italian, English, Chinese, German, or other relevant ones, please do. It’ll amaze you the way it will accelerate your career and open doors of opportunities for you.
Several and perhaps, thousands will match you skill for skill, experience for experience, qualification for qualification, expertise for expertise, and much more, but your knowledge of a foreign language might be what will set you miles apart from others.
This might not apply to everyone but if you still have the time, enthusiasm, resources and much more to do it, make sure you go for it.
We at MTTW felicitates with Lekan Fatodu on your recent appointment as the Senior Special Advicer on Sustainable Development Goals to the Executive Governor of Lagos State.
As an award winning NGO with the Ministry of Environment, Lagos State Government, MushinToTheWorld Foundation whose core objective is centered around SDGs, we would appreciate a Partnership for Goal which is SDG’s 17th agenda.
We believe in the inclusive development of our dear community, through contributions from your team and the people at the grassroots level.
We Want To Lead A New Tribe, That Will Make Mushin Thrive!
One year today, in commemoration of the World Environment Day, we won an award as an NGO, presented to us by The Lagos State Government, Ministry of Environment, Alausa – Ikeja, Lagos.
Seeing this award tells us that, there’s nothing too big that we can not achieve with the right team and good people supporting us by our side!
As Mushines, we should endeavor to stand out and face our fear, to win and to conquer.
Our team is rededicating this award to the newly appointed Special Adviser to the state government on Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs, who is also a son of the soil, in person of distinguish – Lekan Fatodu.
Our team, volunteers and good people of #Mushin are very much ready to work for a good cause and create a long lasting partnership that would create the sustainable atmosphere, where all can thrive towards achieving a better community and move our state to a whole new height!
We are encouraging everyone to join in and contribute their quota.
Let us also head over to our NGO various online platforms, using the #MushinToTheWorld to like, follow and share many of the good works.
Celebrate with our team, volunteers and the good people of Mushin community.
This Saturday 30th of November, Green Warriors and Volunteers of MushinToTheWorld (MTTW) will be storming one of the major markets in Mushin to create an awareness for a sustainable society with market women in Mushin, to achieve a new breed of environmentally conscious market women.
It is imperative to note that 40% of wastes are generated across markets in Lagos with Mushin community housing Ojuwoye, Awolowo, Alamutu, Kajola Market, Isolo Market, Leather Market – Wey Street, Daleko, Spare parts Market – Ladipo Odo etc.
Our team has decided to take the bull by the horn by visiting one of the markets in Mushin to discuss the importance of having a clean, safe, sane and green markets in and around Mushin.
Our green partner – Greenhill Recycling Limited would also be on ground to render their green support and also to register residents, passers-by and market women to their #Reward4Plastic program facilitated by our partnership Greenhill Recycling Limited & LAWMA support.
Environmental sustainability is our collective responsibilities, and we would advice others to take actions to reduce the menace of climate change by practicing simple but yet impactful approaches.
Participation is free and we welcome every well meaning Mushines to come out and be a part of history yet again.
A lot of activities is lined up for this great day, as seen in the flyer above!