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|Travel / Re: What Is It Like To Live And Work In Vienna, Austria? by yemmyma: 11:47pm On Jan 09, 2014|
First of all,
Housing; In Vienna, it will cost you cheapest 350euros per month. If you are very lucky 300. Now, you can get accomodation from places like oead.at, wihast.at
Living: Living in Vienna is like most Western European countries. it is cool, nice and lots of people around. lest i forget beautiful
Working; Depends on what he can do, but i would suggest to your brother to pick up German before he arrives. Would make life easier for him
|Travel / Re: How Convenient Is Student Life In Austria? by yemmyma: 5:41am On Dec 20, 2013|
cancelled the plan. i will be in Vienna during the period. holla at me when u here.
|Travel / Re: How Convenient Is Student Life In Austria? by yemmyma: 10:12am On Dec 07, 2013|
Geo-man:Depending on when you would be arriving Vienna. Anyways, i also plan to be in Prague to chill for few days.
|Travel / Re: Working Legally In Austria by yemmyma: 10:13am On Nov 30, 2013|
@Juvante, not necessary. I think the Embassy understands. But you could get another one done at the police. So when you go apply for your visa and they talk about expiration, just give them the new one. I am sure they should legalize that for you immediately without any verification like they did to the first one. Abi you don commit crime in that short period? lol
|Travel / Re: Discrimination Towards Our Parents At Finnish Embassy Abuja! by yemmyma: 10:09am On Nov 30, 2013|
The choice of country you choose is dependent on what you intend to do with your life.
First, what skills do you have that would give you a professional job in any of these countries. Be reminded that all of these countries are language speaking, and i know mos of them are not easy to break into professionally without language proficiency.
So if i were you, i would start by,
1. Are you in an Engineering field, most notably Petroleum Eng. or related engineering field? If yes, i may want to consider Norway because of their low population but oil and gas jobs that might be available.
2. If you have the money to study in the U.K., i would consider that either as a first option or second. Because, if you apply there, then you will be getting an EU residence permit because of your wife. That is, you should not be affected by the work visa stuff after your study. And language won't affect you like the other countries as well.
Those are my recommendations. All other countries listed are very good countries to make money and live a decent life if you just want to work (odd jobs or better earn a vocation) and earn a good life without strong emphasis on professional career.
Good luck with your decision making process.
|Travel / Re: How Convenient Is Student Life In Austria? by yemmyma: 1:42pm On Nov 18, 2013|
I am in Vienna at the moment. Send me a PM, i will get back to you.
|Travel / Re: How Convenient Is Student Life In Austria? by yemmyma: 10:47pm On Nov 17, 2013|
I would like to give you my opinion, but the smartwise moderator might decide to delete my post.
|Travel / Re: Help Me Make A Decision. by yemmyma: 1:08pm On Nov 07, 2013|
Another arrogant post from you. I have written something very modest for you to provide an answer to, instead you chose to ignore that and follow the aggressive path. You do not appear to be benign enough to be doing this job.
Anyways, i still maintain my original post which is, is it a problem to try hooking up with a Nigerian in a foreign country via Nairaland?
|Travel / Re: Help Me Make A Decision. by yemmyma: 3:26pm On Nov 05, 2013|
Hey Kingmaker Justwise,
I made an honest post yesterday about meeting this guy in Czech. But to my surprise, it was deleted. I would guess that was your hand work. Why did a post like that get deleted. So i can't go to Czech to meet a Nigerian anymore?
Could you please explain because i won't want to say something that would hit your person in a wrong way?
|Travel / Re: Confused!.do I Stay In Nigeria Or Travel To Europe by yemmyma: 7:34am On Oct 11, 2013|
I would advice you to stay in Nigeria and continue to grow your business.
You, a black woman heading to Finland a country full of white people to become a model does not sound good.
You are not a professional model.
Finland is not even a hub for models in Europe.
I don't know your friend but i think he has other plans. So be careful because he is obviously not giving you a good offer.
All the best
|Career / Re: Does School Matter? by yemmyma: 8:20pm On Mar 19, 2013|
As you have rightly explained the case of Bill Gates. He was actually a brilliant student just did not see the need to continue school when he started raking in the windfall from his coding abilities.
Back to the topic. In an elitist society, school does matter. All the Fortune whate'r companies like to have employees from the very top schools for various reasons. Some of which but not limited to are:
1. The process of getting into schools like Harvard, Stanford and the likes goes beyond money. They actually have to be very convinced you are a very brilliant student before granting you an admission to a program. And you have to be that brilliant because you are competing with tens of thousands of very focused candidates from around the world.
2. Schools in this category are of premium brand. Employers know this and the schools will want to hold on to that insignia they have carved out for themselves by not admitting mediocre students.
3. They have fat accounts from which they use some for research purpose. That is why disruptive ideas usually come from these top schools. They are constantly on the look out for new ways to change the way things are done. Probably, the reason they also ask applicants to write essays, motivation letters and the likes to make see that they candidate is not only brilliant in class but can as well think creative and smart.
4 Employers know they are insured by choosing prospective employees from these top institutions.
That is not to say lesser ranked institutions cannot have good students. I personally hold the opinion that regardless of the institution you attended, you can as well make yourself competitive. The key is to keep learning, reading and researching in your field. This is the information age and about almost everything is readily available online or in books.
Even if you don't get into Goldman Sachs by the influence of the school you attended, you can always try again perhaps by doing another degree in one of the top schools for instance an MBA from Stanford after couple years of work experience.
Or even better, go for an exchange semester or year at these top institutions. You just won't get the degree but you will gain knowledge.
|Career / Re: Logistics Or Supply Chain Management by yemmyma: 5:43am On Feb 24, 2013|
To start with, if you want the best school for Logistics and supply chain in the U.K., i would advise you look towards Cranfield School of Management. They have a reputation in that field. Close to it is i'd say Warwick, Lancaster and Harriot Watt. I'd put my money on any of them.
About Canada, i don't know how well their Supply Chain studies are ranked but i know UniManitoba has a research focused Supply Chain Masters. The same goes for Wilfried Laurier Uni. But apart from these two universities, other schools are probably doing their supply chain programs as part of an MBA specialization. So if you are open to that u might look at their MBAs as well.
Personally, i don't see Canada as a supply chain place but i believe the jobs are there if you go there. The United Kingdom has very good Logistics reputation but the schools i listed up there are top of the pile.
Hope that helps
|Politics / Why Nigerians Should Not Bash The U.K., Lets Wait For The U.S by yemmyma: 9:23am On Feb 23, 2013|
In recent times, i have seen the bashing of the United Kingdom on Nairaland as a country where one cannot get RICH. In fact, some have gone as far as saying that the U.K income style does not suit a black man. The debacle facing the U.K today is that it neglected the basic principles that underpins a well functioning economy. According to Peter Drucker, to Grow your GDP all you need is EFFICIENCY and INNOVATION. On efficiency, the United Kingdom suffered from a lazy population, uncontrolled immigration, off-shoring, outsourcing, unsustainable welfare package amongst others. And on innovation, a focus on banking and service economy has done more damage to the economy than any other single thing. This can be explained better if you know that the U.K imports coffins. That to me is a result of bad economic management. It is pertinent to know that the U.K, is going through a serious austerity period which is one of the cushions to prevent a more serious economic collapse in the future. The effect of this is seen in stagnancy in real wages compared to inflation, lay offs, reduced public spending, increased taxes and reduced government income.
On the other hand, the United States a mixed economy but with a more capitalist DNA. Nigerians in the U.S have have praised the country as a place of opportunities which cannot be disputed from any quarter. But it is also very important to know that the U.S. has yet to carryout a single cost cutting measure despite her Debt to GDP crossing the 100% mark. What this means is that every dollar spent by the government is borrowed. For instance this can be explained by the Chinese holding of U.S debt instruments. The United States also have the luxury of having the dollar as the world's residual or reserve currency which means the U.S. can borrow money at a lower rate compared to other debt ridden countries amongst the OECDs.
Is it common knowledge now that Nigerians in the U.K are moving home more than ever for reasons explained in the first paragraph. As the anti-U.K threads keeps coming up on Nairaland, is it enough for us to bash that country? I personally would think the United Kingdom has produced more levellers for Nigeria than any Western country. As the United states is about to get serious about her own austerity measures in a week's time, does that mean that the U.S. is also going to get a lot of stick from our fellow Nigerians as the economic opportunities gets slimmer?
What are your thoughts on the future on the world economy? Are you preparing for a plan B?
You can get more insight in to this on :http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/21/politics/budget-congress-pay/index.html
|Education / Re: The Problem With HND Certificate – By Femi Olabisi by yemmyma: 4:25am On Feb 22, 2013|
Personally, I think the Polytechnic education should be scrapped but better still be upgraded to University of Technology. [b]Even the countries that once had them have already upgraded them to Univerties.[/b]There should be more well equipped and funded universities to accommodate more prospective students. The Lecturers as well should be well equipped. This is only way I think we can compete favourably with other countries of the world in this century. The world has really gone beyond where we are now at the moment. Nigeria qualifications are not directly recognised abroad. It has to be subjected to serious test and scrutiny, whereas, SA qualifications are recognised. We call ourselves giant of Africa, our education should be seen at the fore-front. A Nigeria trained doctor, if you must practice abroad, you have to be subjected to rigorous examinations. The same thing goes for other professions.or instance if you must migrate to Australia an HND holder, you will be considered as some who have Advance diploma/OND, which will earn you only 10 points but whereas,University degree earn 15points. That 5 points means alot. Who can we blame for this, when none of our Universities is in the list of the best 1000 universities in the whole world? This calls for concern.[/quote]
You see, i really do not have time to write much now. But how many countries are scrapping them? U.K, U.S? Kidding me for real. These countries are changing the way education is done because they are exporting education. Why do you think a country like Germany without resources to tap into is doing extraordinarily well in manufacturing and so on? Go and see how their education is structured and you stop all these things you say about polytechnic been scrapped. If the purpose for creating a poly remains the same as it is in Germany, Austria, Finland, then you will appreciate what i am talking about. Go and find out that Germany does not sell education, yet her economy is always gonna be in good shape. Simple lesson from Peter Drucker, how to improve GDP.
|Entertainment / When Kim Kardashian Came To Lagos And “419ed The 419ers” by yemmyma: 4:04pm On Feb 18, 2013|
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Is this how Nigeria is perceived out there?
|Food / Re: DrSid Launches "Indulge" Chocolate Cookie by yemmyma: 4:12pm On Feb 10, 2013|
Nigerians both home and abroad are seriously doing business to target the upper class of the society.
Are there considerations for the middle class at all? To go to a show they ask you for N5,000 or N15,000. To buy cookie, i drop N3,500. I mean if i paid that, what do i eat for the rest of the month?
|Career / Re: What Name Would You Call A Job Like This? by yemmyma: 3:50pm On Jan 26, 2013|
Well if only you are doing more. But for now, i fear your job function is pretty straight forward.
Here is a definition for you
The Business Developer
|Travel / Re: Legalization Of Document At Austrian Embassy by yemmyma: 3:35am On Jan 25, 2013|
Get in touch with them by email and state your case. They will answer you.
|Career / Re: What Name Would You Call A Job Like This? by yemmyma: 5:38pm On Jan 24, 2013|
Truth is many people make their living as importers. So i don't think there is anything wrong with 'Importer' on your business card. In fact many people are just that.
When you talk with people casually in a networking event you'd start by calling yourself a businessman/woman. But when talks go beyond the 2-3 lines of formal introduction and tend to go longer, you can then explain you are an importer.
|Career / Re: What Name Would You Call A Job Like This? by yemmyma: 1:10pm On Jan 24, 2013|
Well i don't know about vitamins
But if your job is to sell it for them and also make a return for yourself then you are more of an importer or like our people would say businessman/woman but a profit sharing or (on your percentage) basis.
|Career / Re: Average Salary And Bonuses Of Investment Bankers In Nigeria. by yemmyma: 12:58pm On Jan 24, 2013|
Oh, nothing bad in dreaming. Did you see how complex her plan was and not well thought out? Biochemistry --> Petroleum --> Business(MBA) --> Investment banking CFA) --- Accounting(ACCA)
Americans are the best when it comes to career disruption. I mean you see someone spend 4 years in IT(programming/project management) and unconsciously moving to sales. Before you know it he/she may be heading to Finance through an MBA programme and lets say decide to become a professor later in the future. These cases you see because people want to do something new either consciously or unconsciously. They usually never planned it 10-20 years earlier. But for this Wharton dreaming poster, that mind map she wrote may have started a strong wind of confusion in her.
i'd say people need to do things first for the passion they have for it and not for the prestige or glamour they are hoping to get from it. All those other things you had hoped for will follow naturally.
|Career / Re: Success by yemmyma: 6:51pm On Jan 15, 2013|
Brought tears to my eyes.
I faced the same fate as you some years ago. I did not do the UME because i was gonna go to the UK to study for undergrad. I was denied the visa. That was how i took a late PCE form.
My aunt told me 'never put your eggs in one basket'.
Hoping the very best for you and i am sure you will smile soon.
|Career / Re: Have I Missed Out On My Career Path? by yemmyma: 5:54pm On Jan 14, 2013|
Your career aspirations from what i can see can be described as scatter-shot.
Why don't you try these:
What were you doing during your 8 years in Oil and gas? Your answer here is important for your future decision.
Is it something you like and would want to continue in?
If no, choose two compatibles (your likes) from the list of unfinished certifications you have put forward and go on from there.
|Career / Re: by yemmyma: 8:48am On Jan 01, 2013|
Good suggestions you have there already.
On a more different note, i would also advise you choose a topic you are not too familiar with during your studies. That was exactly what i did and i learnt a lot in that area because we did not touch on it in class and i know i needed that knowledge. The essence of your thesis is research and finding out yourself on a lesser known topic makes it sink.
Hope that helps
|Career / Re: 6 Signs That You've Made It To Middle Class by yemmyma: 5:53pm On Dec 29, 2012|
I have more than mile 12 to go. God dey
|Career / Re: The Art Of Management -Bending Your Own Learning Curve by yemmyma: 3:45pm On Dec 28, 2012|
But with the thrust of foreign trained Nigerians into private enterprises, i bet management will be one tough job where Theory X is prevalent.
|Career / Re: Engineers From All Fields Lets Meet Here by yemmyma: 6:26pm On Dec 27, 2012|
|Career / Re: Recent Graduate Regrets: Top 10 Career Mistakes Made In College by yemmyma: 10:03am On Dec 26, 2012|
Logistics Engineering. So what are you planning for a grad degree?
|Career / Re: Recent Graduate Regrets: Top 10 Career Mistakes Made In College by yemmyma: 5:53pm On Dec 25, 2012|
MainAttraction: I just recently (Dec 16) graduated with a B.S in Psychology and Biology, and it really is true that finding a job in this market is tough. I'm not in Nigeria, but where I live, entry level jobs for recent college grads are hard to come by. I really do wish I had paid more attention to the first point listed and searched for degreed jobs earlier.
I would think differently about your situation. It is either the combination of your degree is giving you a hard time finding your true calling.
Your location is not working for you. But then you are a new grad, so it is not yet a full blown disaster for you yet.
I am saying this from experience.
|Career / Re: Recent Graduate Regrets: Top 10 Career Mistakes Made In College by yemmyma: 8:42pm On Dec 19, 2012|
^^^^ Oga mi sir, I think you are right, but I will still disagree with you, reason is that for those stated up there, like six or seven out of them are relevant, how? Let's take them one by one:
1.I would have started looking for jobs earlier.How many people get good jobs without NYSC? Like who cares about a non-degree holder?
2.I would have actually networked.
With who? IF only you went to Babcock, Covenant and the likes
3.I would have taken on a job or an internship in addition to my course-load.Well you faced the fact
4. I would have gotten more involved in career-relevant extracurricular activities.Of course! This will go a long way esp. When looking for jobs after school. It will tell employers somethings about the jobseeker. It is very simple to do.
5. I would have applied to more jobs, earlier.
This with no 1 are quite tough anyway, but a trial might bring something positive.
6. I would have focused more on becoming professional.quote]
7. I would have done more to figure out what my career goals were.
This is something personal, we can say personal discovery and development.
Maybe Guidance and Counselling section in Universities would help cure this horrible
8. I would have gone to the career center.
9. I would have kept better track of my achievements.
Maybe a First class is enough? or debate competition, essay?
10. I would have focused more on developing relevant skills.
Yeah, now possible in a more global environment. Thanks to computers
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