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5 Easy Ways To Position Yourself For The Right Opportunities by magazineguy(m): 1:45pm On Aug 22, 2019
Opportunities are not always lying around waiting to be grabbed, but sometimes they are. However, they are fleeting and they don’t care if you are ready or not. They require you to take initiative, step out of your comfort zone and apply yourself.

Only meaningful actions will translate into possibilities for you. Consider the soil; it doesn’t care about your need for food. It cares about your initiative to plant the seed. The key to creating and attracting more opportunities is definitive action.

How do you position yourself for the right opportunities though? Nigerians call it ‘packaging’. You’ve got to work on yourself and your environment to attract the right opportunities.

Here are some things you can do.

Look Inwards, know yourself.
This a foundational step that you must take. To know yourself means knowing what you desire, what your personality traits are, where your strengths and weaknesses lie, and how to use these to your advantage. Take time to scrutinize yourself and understand the things that make you tick. Self-awareness will open your mind to your most intimate motivations and that of others towards you. It will also help you to decide what opportunities you desire. Only by knowing what you seek, can you go after it. Visualize and write down where you want to be and the opportunities you need to get there.Then set SMART goals that can help you get there. Goals help you stay on course and on schedule. Goals also help you filter out distractions along the way, so you can stay alert and focused on the important things. Without clarity of where you are going, you may end up somewhere you’d rather not be.

Explore, Learn and Network
The world is filled with opportunities but you’ll never learn of them or grab them if you don’t leave your comfort zone. Attend free events, conferences or seminars in the industry you’re looking for opportunities in. Network, introduce yourself, tell people what you can offer – some of the best opportunities fall on your laps when you least expect it. If you’re trying to meet someone who you don’t have direct access to, find a mutual friend who does, and request an introduction. Sometimes, you may even have to be introduced to the person who will introduce you to them. Don’t falter, determination produces results.

Surround yourself with inspiring people
The attitudes of the people around you play a big role in shaping your attitude as well as the quality of opportunities that you find. Your circle can either push you towards your dream or keep you stagnant. Their lifestyles can either motivate you or discourage you. To get ahead in life and attract the best opportunities, choose wisely whom you spend most of your time with. Surround yourself with positive, inspiring people. A continued association with positive, supportive and inspiring people will influence your future because you subconsciously start to model these behaviours. Likewise, negative people significantly impact their surroundings, often lacking ambition and spreading pessimistic thoughts. So, make sure to start and nurture relationships with people whose lifestyles and choices inspire you to do better.

Let your work do the work
Are you an amazing writer? Then create a blog and start publishing articles or submit to other magazines or journals. Do you have an eye for fashion and style? Start sharing blogs or vlogs sharing your fashion tips and tutorials. Are you amazing at graphic design? Are you a badass digital marketer? Share some of your coolest tips and tricks online. The more information you put out there, the more people will recognize your name and think of you as an expert. You must position yourself as an expert in your field, to be recognized as such. By showing that you are great at what you do, your chances for getting opportunities and offers will increase exponentially. Make sure to keep track of all your work, content, accomplishments in a portfolio, blog or an online resume.

Remain Open to alternate Opportunities
You might set out with a goal in mind of exactly what you want to do and how you want to do it, but rarely will life work out exactly how you think it will. Open yourself up to alternate opportunities that may have not been on your radar.

For instance, a writer can go on to take a corporate communications or brand management job where they will still be telling stories with their skills. A graphic designer may find themselves accepting an opportunity to do UI/UX design. It might even be a complete pivot from what you wanted when you set out, but the best opportunities aren’t always what you envisioned. Sometimes opportunities that use your skills are different than what you expect.

Source: http://tushmagazine.com.ng/how-to-position-yourself-for-the-right-opportunities/
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Re: 5 Easy Ways To Position Yourself For The Right Opportunities by tommykiwi(m): 4:22pm On Aug 22, 2019
Lovely write up!

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Re: 5 Easy Ways To Position Yourself For The Right Opportunities by NwaNimo1(m): 4:23pm On Aug 22, 2019
Easy?

Idiot!

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Re: 5 Easy Ways To Position Yourself For The Right Opportunities by favezinne(f): 4:23pm On Aug 22, 2019
nice post, ,,educative!

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Re: 5 Easy Ways To Position Yourself For The Right Opportunities by charleff512(m): 4:24pm On Aug 22, 2019
na this kind thing I want dey see

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Re: 5 Easy Ways To Position Yourself For The Right Opportunities by EniHolar(f): 4:24pm On Aug 22, 2019
Good tips. It's good to work on yourself, but that is not the ultimate guarantee for success.

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Re: 5 Easy Ways To Position Yourself For The Right Opportunities by hcupid(m): 4:25pm On Aug 22, 2019
Its another one, thank you ooo

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Re: 5 Easy Ways To Position Yourself For The Right Opportunities by jamace(m): 4:25pm On Aug 22, 2019
Great! cool

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Re: 5 Easy Ways To Position Yourself For The Right Opportunities by UdemeJoshua(m): 4:26pm On Aug 22, 2019
U try.

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Re: 5 Easy Ways To Position Yourself For The Right Opportunities by Jh0wsef(m): 4:26pm On Aug 22, 2019
Wonderful. I love the second point. Explore, learn and Network

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Re: 5 Easy Ways To Position Yourself For The Right Opportunities by UdemeJoshua(m): 4:26pm On Aug 22, 2019
Ok,U try.

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Re: 5 Easy Ways To Position Yourself For The Right Opportunities by tymicjay77(m): 4:27pm On Aug 22, 2019
cheesy cool cool cool

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Re: 5 Easy Ways To Position Yourself For The Right Opportunities by UdemeJoshua(m): 4:27pm On Aug 22, 2019
U try

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Re: 5 Easy Ways To Position Yourself For The Right Opportunities by lagdmark(m): 4:30pm On Aug 22, 2019
Nice theory that works in Europe and America where there are opportunities if you apply the above.
But in Nigeria citizens have lost hope in any application due to failed government.

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Re: 5 Easy Ways To Position Yourself For The Right Opportunities by lilfreezy: 4:31pm On Aug 22, 2019
Or just be like invictus grin

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Re: 5 Easy Ways To Position Yourself For The Right Opportunities by maverick1995: 4:40pm On Aug 22, 2019
And this Eniola Fine shaa.. grin grin
EniHolar:
Hmmm

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Re: 5 Easy Ways To Position Yourself For The Right Opportunities by olumalcolm(m): 4:42pm On Aug 22, 2019
@OP nice write up, God bless you.

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Re: 5 Easy Ways To Position Yourself For The Right Opportunities by eodavids(m): 4:43pm On Aug 22, 2019
magazineguy:
Opportunities are not always lying around waiting to be grabbed, but sometimes they are. However, they are fleeting and they don’t care if you are ready or not. They require you to take initiative, step out of your comfort zone and apply yourself.

Only meaningful actions will translate into possibilities for you. Consider the soil; it doesn’t care about your need for food. It cares about your initiative to plant the seed. The key to creating and attracting more opportunities is definitive action.

How do you position yourself for the right opportunities though? Nigerians call it ‘packaging’. You’ve got to work on yourself and your environment to attract the right opportunities.

Here are some things you can do.

Look Inwards, know yourself.
This a foundational step that you must take. To know yourself means knowing what you desire, what your personality traits are, where your strengths and weaknesses lie, and how to use these to your advantage. Take time to scrutinize yourself and understand the things that make you tick. Self-awareness will open your mind to your most intimate motivations and that of others towards you. It will also help you to decide what opportunities you desire. Only by knowing what you seek, can you go after it. Visualize and write down where you want to be and the opportunities you need to get there.Then set SMART goals that can help you get there. Goals help you stay on course and on schedule. Goals also help you filter out distractions along the way, so you can stay alert and focused on the important things. Without clarity of where you are going, you may end up somewhere you’d rather not be.

Explore, Learn and Network
The world is filled with opportunities but you’ll never learn of them or grab them if you don’t leave your comfort zone. Attend free events, conferences or seminars in the industry you’re looking for opportunities in. Network, introduce yourself, tell people what you can offer – some of the best opportunities fall on your laps when you least expect it. If you’re trying to meet someone who you don’t have direct access to, find a mutual friend who does, and request an introduction. Sometimes, you may even have to be introduced to the person who will introduce you to them. Don’t falter, determination produces results.

Surround yourself with inspiring people
The attitudes of the people around you play a big role in shaping your attitude as well as the quality of opportunities that you find. Your circle can either push you towards your dream or keep you stagnant. Their lifestyles can either motivate you or discourage you. To get ahead in life and attract the best opportunities, choose wisely whom you spend most of your time with. Surround yourself with positive, inspiring people. A continued association with positive, supportive and inspiring people will influence your future because you subconsciously start to model these behaviours. Likewise, negative people significantly impact their surroundings, often lacking ambition and spreading pessimistic thoughts. So, make sure to start and nurture relationships with people whose lifestyles and choices inspire you to do better.

Let your work do the work
Are you an amazing writer? Then create a blog and start publishing articles or submit to other magazines or journals. Do you have an eye for fashion and style? Start sharing blogs or vlogs sharing your fashion tips and tutorials. Are you amazing at graphic design? Are you a badass digital marketer? Share some of your coolest tips and tricks online. The more information you put out there, the more people will recognize your name and think of you as an expert. You must position yourself as an expert in your field, to be recognized as such. By showing that you are great at what you do, your chances for getting opportunities and offers will increase exponentially. Make sure to keep track of all your work, content, accomplishments in a portfolio, blog or an online resume.

Remain Open to alternate Opportunities
You might set out with a goal in mind of exactly what you want to do and how you want to do it, but rarely will life work out exactly how you think it will. Open yourself up to alternate opportunities that may have not been on your radar.

For instance, a writer can go on to take a corporate communications or brand management job where they will still be telling stories with their skills. A graphic designer may find themselves accepting an opportunity to do UI/UX design. It might even be a complete pivot from what you wanted when you set out, but the best opportunities aren’t always what you envisioned. Sometimes opportunities that use your skills are different than what you expect.

Source: http://tushmagazine.com.ng/how-to-position-yourself-for-the-right-opportunities/
cc


Op thank you and well done.

Sam Adeyemi, my Mentor said that success happen when opportunity meets preparation.

I will archive this post

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Re: 5 Easy Ways To Position Yourself For The Right Opportunities by wakes: 4:44pm On Aug 22, 2019
Surround yourself with inspiring people
Very very important

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Re: 5 Easy Ways To Position Yourself For The Right Opportunities by richmind2019(m): 4:52pm On Aug 22, 2019
wakes:
Surround yourself with inspiring people
Very very important
Yes this has been my greatest mistake for a long time
But av changed my mindset... With new friends.

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Re: 5 Easy Ways To Position Yourself For The Right Opportunities by Gabson006: 4:54pm On Aug 22, 2019
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Re: 5 Easy Ways To Position Yourself For The Right Opportunities by Legendguru: 4:55pm On Aug 22, 2019
ohh

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Re: 5 Easy Ways To Position Yourself For The Right Opportunities by Emily22(m): 4:57pm On Aug 22, 2019
At the end of the day....it's still (MAN KNOW MAN)

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Re: 5 Easy Ways To Position Yourself For The Right Opportunities by RTSC2: 4:59pm On Aug 22, 2019
lagdmark:
Nice theory that works in Europe and America where there are opportunities if you apply the above.
But in Nigeria citizens have lost hope in any application due to failed government.
Still works though.
I got my first job at an oil servicing company when I was doing certification as a fresh graduate.
The first thing I told the uncles and aunties in my class was "abeg o, I be una boy o, I dey find work".
They all burst into laughter.
After the 3 day program, a beautiful Lady just called me aside and asked me to mail her my CV.
And the rest is history.

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Re: 5 Easy Ways To Position Yourself For The Right Opportunities by eme2015(m): 5:00pm On Aug 22, 2019
Thank you for this

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Re: 5 Easy Ways To Position Yourself For The Right Opportunities by Riscawendy(f): 5:07pm On Aug 22, 2019
magazineguy:
Opportunities are not always lying around waiting to be grabbed, but sometimes they are. However, they are fleeting and they don’t care if you are ready or not. They require you to take initiative, step out of your comfort zone and apply yourself.

Only meaningful actions will translate into possibilities for you. Consider the soil; it doesn’t care about your need for food. It cares about your initiative to plant the seed. The key to creating and attracting more opportunities is definitive action.

How do you position yourself for the right opportunities though? Nigerians call it ‘packaging’. You’ve got to work on yourself and your environment to attract the right opportunities.

Here are some things you can do.

Look Inwards, know yourself.
This a foundational step that you must take. To know yourself means knowing what you desire, what your personality traits are, where your strengths and weaknesses lie, and how to use these to your advantage. Take time to scrutinize yourself and understand the things that make you tick. Self-awareness will open your mind to your most intimate motivations and that of others towards you. It will also help you to decide what opportunities you desire. Only by knowing what you seek, can you go after it. Visualize and write down where you want to be and the opportunities you need to get there.Then set SMART goals that can help you get there. Goals help you stay on course and on schedule. Goals also help you filter out distractions along the way, so you can stay alert and focused on the important things. Without clarity of where you are going, you may end up somewhere you’d rather not be.

Explore, Learn and Network
The world is filled with opportunities but you’ll never learn of them or grab them if you don’t leave your comfort zone. Attend free events, conferences or seminars in the industry you’re looking for opportunities in. Network, introduce yourself, tell people what you can offer – some of the best opportunities fall on your laps when you least expect it. If you’re trying to meet someone who you don’t have direct access to, find a mutual friend who does, and request an introduction. Sometimes, you may even have to be introduced to the person who will introduce you to them. Don’t falter, determination produces results.

Surround yourself with inspiring people
The attitudes of the people around you play a big role in shaping your attitude as well as the quality of opportunities that you find. Your circle can either push you towards your dream or keep you stagnant. Their lifestyles can either motivate you or discourage you. To get ahead in life and attract the best opportunities, choose wisely whom you spend most of your time with. Surround yourself with positive, inspiring people. A continued association with positive, supportive and inspiring people will influence your future because you subconsciously start to model these behaviours. Likewise, negative people significantly impact their surroundings, often lacking ambition and spreading pessimistic thoughts. So, make sure to start and nurture relationships with people whose lifestyles and choices inspire you to do better.

Let your work do the work
Are you an amazing writer? Then create a blog and start publishing articles or submit to other magazines or journals. Do you have an eye for fashion and style? Start sharing blogs or vlogs sharing your fashion tips and tutorials. Are you amazing at graphic design? Are you a badass digital marketer? Share some of your coolest tips and tricks online. The more information you put out there, the more people will recognize your name and think of you as an expert. You must position yourself as an expert in your field, to be recognized as such. By showing that you are great at what you do, your chances for getting opportunities and offers will increase exponentially. Make sure to keep track of all your work, content, accomplishments in a portfolio, blog or an online resume.

Remain Open to alternate Opportunities
You might set out with a goal in mind of exactly what you want to do and how you want to do it, but rarely will life work out exactly how you think it will. Open yourself up to alternate opportunities that may have not been on your radar.

For instance, a writer can go on to take a corporate communications or brand management job where they will still be telling stories with their skills. A graphic designer may find themselves accepting an opportunity to do UI/UX design. It might even be a complete pivot from what you wanted when you set out, but the best opportunities aren’t always what you envisioned. Sometimes opportunities that use your skills are different than what you expect.

Source: http://tushmagazine.com.ng/how-to-position-yourself-for-the-right-opportunities/
cc

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