Have you ever read a story that inspired you so much you just had to do something about your life.
This should be one of them:
There are some who do it in 8-12 weeks and then there those who persevere and end up with a glorious success story.
From no initial work experience, to joining our eWorkexperience platform and securing a life changing hybrid PM and BA role.
Sorry my success story is long Keji:
I’m sharing this not just to tell my story but to reach out to as many who may be going through what I went through – to those finding it tough & really need a change.
Was a long journey for me as I joined DBT, 2014. Even my referrer had long gone to secure a job outside DBT, but I hung on hoping I’ll acquire the skills & secure job soon.
Reverse was the case as I struggled moving from CI- Wall (minutes team), Ci- paper..(Mins Lead) to Handyman (Dep Raids) to Oleku (Dep Tech) cause they got closed one after the other prematurely, but yet learned the little I could.
It was 1st quarter, 2015, when I got really involved & began to apply thinking I knew a lot already, but all I ever got was ‘Sorry can’t further your application..’ or don’t even get a reply sometimes. I picked up a 2nd casual job to sustain me/family, & It became harder & couldn’t keep up with meetings/tasks in DBT. I began to see success stories pop up but was hard to believe as no one close to me ever got it, while some others share the same views. I held on & took my knowledge building to a whole new level by critically analysing, articulating & defining everything that involves achieving your dream from cvs & skills to the market out there.
Even when it was harsh & ran into dept renewing subscriptions, I held my peace focusing on the bigger picture.
Soon Ci – Referral 2 needed testers, & was unexpectedly drafted in. Didn’t know much but willing to learn – little did I know God had a plan. The project completed & the new CI – Referral 3 soon started in the 3rd quarter 2015. Already had diverse knowledge & was working hard, but with no role. Soon Dep Proj Manager was opened & was pushed to fill it. Was shocked as I never dreamt i could be in such position (honestly I doubt my capability sometimes). I didn’t want to disappoint so I learned faster than most team on the project, began to experience sleepless nights & will get warning at work for dosing off. Then the project faced the storm of scope change, halt & etc, but made it through & was steady, & BMP was birthed.
Then something huge happened suddenly. The project manager moved on to pursue his success & I was urged to be the manager. For almost 2 weeks the project was at a standstill as I wasn’t sure I could handle the big BMP program/project. Strategically I texted strong stakeholders on the management team privately to gather there thoughts & majority said lead. And this was how it started.
On the tough side (could count the number of times I slept on the bed; lived on black coffee with no milk/sugar to keep me sane/awake; had 3/4 hrs sleep daily to keep up with everything; & etc. The good side (I knew almost all about the entire project life cycle & DBT; I was knowledge base myself; new what everyone ought to do in all the various departments & even do them myself sometimes, but not to say I don’t make mistakes sometimes). At this point I thought let me find a mentor to ice my abilities, I tried one but didn’t get a response & didn’t give up, then coincidentally Keji announced Rotimi as a new mentor & fast growing then.
I said to myself, hmm, new, but you don’t know until you try. I reached out & she accepted. I learned a lot from her, she talks like it’s easy to achieve; motivates you to be a goal getter, so I imbibed her spirit & chased after my story. All I needed now was to find time to apply as I hardly find time to even breathe due to daily tight schedule, but each time I did, I get calls within 1/2 weeks.
Then i began to build skills to break through agency walls to secure interviews which was proving difficult. Then interviews began to rain on me, & was now struggling to prep for them. So I devised a strategy which was a 80% solution to crack interviews, & landed me now a new Hybrid role after few others. Please read my experience & not just the story, it will help.
Thanks Keji the great inventor, Adore & other Dirs who I encountered at some point & drilled me to get some work done correctly, Marufat & the program team for their effort & Remy my great program team person assigned to support the project, & lastly all the team I ever worked with, especially on BMP, they are all great.
This is the true definition of hard work coming before success in the dictionary.
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