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Success Story – Project Support role with NHS

Hello Keji,
Hope you are doing great. I am glad to inform you that I have my success story at last. I joined DBT 14th of February this year and I immediately got my hands dirty. I started from taking minutes to writing of reports – TAMF Handyman and DigiAfric – The Professional.

In April 2015, I took it a notch higher and became the deputy project coordinator for CM Exodus (Building Acquisition) project. It was a bit challenging due to other commitments, but I persevered.

When I felt it was time to start testing the job market, I did some self studying and sat for the Prince 2 exam (wrote the exam 3.a.m in the wee hours of the morning).

I started applying for jobs at the end of June. I secured my first interview with the biggest construction company in UK.

However a day before the interview, I received a telephone call from the recruiter informing me that the client reviewed my CV again and they felt I was over-qualified for the PMO Coordinator role I applied for – so the interview was cancelled.
This was a bit disappointing, but I remember my mentor (Otillia) encouraging me not to give up.

Few weeks after, I applied for a project support role within an NHS Trust rolling out a Programme to improve on their services and they needed someone who not only had the knowledge of project management, but the full project cycle experience as well.

I applied for the role and was shortlisted for the first stage which was a telephone interview – I prepared really hard ; lots of sleepless nights revising all what I had learnt at DBT; as well as what Otillia had mentored me on. I didn’t know how long the interview would last for so I just wanted all my ends covered.

On the day of the telephone interview, I received a call from the Programme Manager and the only question she asked was a summary of my current experience. The interview lasted for 10 minutes and she said…see you soon!!…. Hmmm this must be favour, right?
On the day of the face to face interview, it was a two-man panel – The director and Programme Manager. I was asked series of question and I can honestly say that my experience at DBT helped a lot.

To God be the glory, I received a call this week that I am the perfect candidate for the role and they are very happy to take me on board.

I want to say a big thank you, Keji – for creating this wonderful platform. It has helped in carving a well-defined career path and I won’t stop till I get to the top. I would also like to thank Otillia (you are the best); Nelly M; and Oga Ben U – You all are blessed with the gift of mentoring.

I have also met lots of wonderful people here at DBT and they have all being a part of my experience here at DBT – Project Handyman team members ( now Oleku Deals) ; Digi Afric – The Professionals; and my family – Team PRECIOUS ( Adeshola Cole, Dami A, Merci A, Joshua F, Terry N, Adesewa O, Esther O, Fayo O, Tunde O). You all rock and we shall all have good testimonies to share.

Lastly, to anyone out there who is on the verge of giving up – Please hang in there. You are definitely next!!
Madam Anonymous



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