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Career / Re: Simple Steps For Setting And Achieving Your Goals by 1forall: 1:49am On Sep 15, 2013
Great tips. I'm impressed because they are practical and not idealistic. And you're right, thinking on paper is the 1st step in moving an idea from imagination to reality.
Career / Re: Project Management Training In The UK by 1forall: 1:36am On Sep 15, 2013
As you are in the UK, check out 'Career Insights', you can search it out on the web.

They've got a unique training model which focuses 100% on practical training by training you on live projects being handled by companies they're affiliated with.

Check it out and let's know what you find.
Career / Re: Career In Management Information Systems by 1forall: 1:21am On Sep 15, 2013
The trouble with many of these academic IT courses is that although they introduce you to the concepts of the field, they are not specific enough for the workplace. Being an IT professional in my view is more of the practical skills possessed and how proficient you are with them, than the acquisition of degrees. To that end professional/industry certifications are more useful for gaining these skills than academic qualifications therefore I won't say a Master's degree is necessary. I think skills acquisition is the most important requirement, and if you pick up certifications along the way then, great!

What EXACTLY do you want to do in MIS? What systems interest you? What skills are necessary to master the use of these systems? Where can you get these skills? I think those are the questions you should be asking yourself, and then let your answers guide your quest.

Personally, I would suggest research and self-study for starters in order to get a feel for what you want to get into before committing your resources (time, energy, money) to it. For example you could initially be interested in; say SAP, and for some reason after few days of research and study, you could discover that it's not exactly what you would like to major in, and you could also make interesting new discoveries in the process. Thus a few days of research could save you from many months of regret.
Career / Re: Advice A Computer Engineer!!!! by 1forall: 12:45am On Sep 15, 2013
Computer Engineering is a really wide field and your experiences as a student should help you to identify the area that you would like to specialize in. Have you identified that yet? Knowing your area of interest would also help you to identify the type of organization that would be best to apply for IT.
 
 
Politics / Re: Why Are Workers Of Government Corporations So Rude? by 1forall: 3:08pm On Sep 13, 2013
anonimi: Do you know any country in this world whose government agencies are "set up to make profit"
A short list will do.
Thanks.

Official statistics show that councils are continuing to forecast to make £635 million profit from parking charges and fines.

That's one to begin with, a simple Google search will help you populate your desired list.

See, not every country in the world runs a rentier economic system like us - some actually THINK of the national future in running their affairs. Surprise! smiley

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Politics / Re: Why Are Workers Of Government Corporations So Rude? by 1forall: 1:08pm On Sep 13, 2013
Nig govt agencies are not setup to make profit because they don't stop getting money from the government budget to spend thus they're not motivated to be accountable for anything. And even government's annual budget is prepared without taking the monies generated by these agencies into consideration; no forecasts nor projections, so the govt itself couldn't care less how they're run and consequently, everyone in the chain is more or lesss accountable to themselves.
Career / Re: Things To Avoid That Can Cost You Your Career by 1forall: 8:45am On Sep 13, 2013
Blame the spammers. Nice thread by the way smiley
Career / Re: Relocating Abroad by 1forall: 8:22am On Sep 13, 2013
Career / Re: Movies All Entrepreneurs Should Watch by 1forall: 1:19pm On Sep 12, 2013
Add to that list:

The Men Who Built America

The mini series shines a spotlight on the influential builders, dreamers and believers whose feats transformed the United States, a nation decaying from the inside after the Civil War, into the greatest economic and technological superpower the world had ever seen. The Men Who Built America is the story of a nation at the crossroads and of the people who catapulted it to prosperity (from www.imdb.com).

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Career / Re: Java Or Oracle DBA Or Oracle Developer by 1forall: 7:04pm On Sep 11, 2013
Nothing is impossible pal as long as you know what you want and you're determined to get it.
Career / Re: Benefits Of Working As A Cabin Attendant In A Nigerian Airline by 1forall: 6:59pm On Sep 11, 2013
How about paying a visit to a few airline websites to start with, who knows what you may find? Do a little research pal.
Career / Re: 10 Common Salary Negotiation Mistakes by 1forall: 6:54pm On Sep 11, 2013
Promhize:
I sincerely want to know why dis guy hasn't been banned and his post hidden sad

It doesn't help when you keep quoting it him grin
Career / Re: Benefits Of Working As A Cabin Attendant In A Nigerian Airline by 1forall: 1:23pm On Sep 11, 2013
The best way to find out the requirements is to look for such vacancies on airlines' websites and see what they ask for. What you mean by benefits is not quite clear, but if you like very frequent travel and hotel accomodatiion you might consider cabin attendant work as beneficial.

Someone I know calls the role that of a 'waiter/waitress in the air' but it's actually a bit more than that because in addition to delivering customer service, they undergo safety trainings too. However the sky is the limit cheesy in that field, and career progression is not really great. Once you've moved to the senior cabin attendant/purser position, there really are no further options.
 
 
Career / Re: Java Or Oracle DBA Or Oracle Developer by 1forall: 8:21am On Sep 11, 2013
^ Thanks for that comment.

DBA is quite different from software development so the OP can help us to be helpful by telling us why he's considering these 3 areas. OP what are your own thoughts?

As technology is very dynamic, and as you can't plan to be static, you would need to be flexible in your approach to skills development. You could learn Java and then find yourself in an environment that requires some Oracle skill so be ready to learn whatever it takes.

Java however would give the broadest foundation and probably is best to start with.
Career / Re: Career Opportunity! by 1forall: 6:49am On Sep 11, 2013
This is rather vague, you would need to provide more detail about this employer or it may get taken off. Contact blocked in the meantime as we await you to fix this. Thanks.
 
Career/Training Ads / Re: It Career Day by 1forall: 10:22pm On Sep 10, 2013
OP you mean 2013?
Career / Re: 3 Reasons We Quit Our Dreams!! by 1forall: 9:56pm On Sep 10, 2013
We're waiting for the other two..
 
 
 
 
 
Sports / Re: Nigeria Vs Malawi - FIFA WCQ: (2 - 0) On 7th September 2013 by 1forall: 5:13pm On Sep 07, 2013
Business go boom gaan for Calabar tonight cheesy

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