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And here comes our latest GDPR success story
Thanks very much, once again for this wonderful platform!
I have just secured my first GDPR role! I thought I had missed the GDPR wave, I had almost given up but the Almighty was busy working behind the scenes.
I am not going to write a long winded testimony but this is to encourage everyone who may be a little bit disappointed like I was, about the GDPR jobs are not coming fast enough. Do not give up, it will happen.
A massive thank you to my sisters XXXX XXXX XXX XXX for your encouragement. If I have left your name out forgive me, I appreciate you and we made a fantastic team on GDPR 1.
We just can’t get enough of the GDPR success stories
We are so proud of our GDPR team right now, be inspired!
Hi GDPR team, you guys have worked on the this project you know alot, please keep aplying for those jobs .. well done guys much appriciated
I have just been offered a DPO role with a leading private University in London, what make it so amazing was that it was just off the back of a 25 minute telephone interview, the recruiter told me that the hiring manager said just 5 minute into the interview he knew that I was the one he going to hire
Is that not the work of God? Guys we don’t have to wait to know everything before you apply for that role it might be the job that is waiting for you. I would not say I know have the duties of a DPO but this will Ginger me to learn more. GUY the job is out there go and get it and be ready to make sacrifice
God bless hoping to hear more success story.
Another one, Be inspired
I want to thank God for your vision Keji, because just a year ago I was looking to change career, although I’ve been seeing career insights on face book early 2016, but was like nah another naIjah scam until mid 2017 when you posted a video about digital PM and BA’s and I got glued from then on, because apart from listening to what you said i googled and YouTubed to verify, I’ve had issues that it’s only God that saw me through, got frustrated on the platform, added all I could didn’t see any advancement in terms of KPi, but thank God for Sir Oludare my Programme manager, been a real brother and mentor from when I started at DBT, God bless you sir, I became silent on projects but kept up to date with project plans and all policies and procedures and listened and watched videos but kept quite, that has changed now glory to God, I want to also thank my sisters ololade my GDPR expert, Tina Osanupin, GDPR team, Dipo Thani, Grace peters, Helen Williams, Augusta, Olufemi, the entire GDPR team, my Oludare mentor plus team members present and past, I have gained more than I ever thought I would. I have secured my first GDPR contract role helping the organisation to develop DPIA, I want to keep the name of the organisation unknown for obvious reasons, this is so real, pls if am not making sense let this one sink in, read, watch videos, participate in project pls I am guilty for being silent but the work has just started for me, if you are new pls tap into success stories, help people, I have been helped by the above named, I am forever on this platform as more and more trainings, phew
Another One to inspire you to come get your own success story
“Hi Keji, trust you doing great. Please I would like to be anonymous. I just secured a GDPR PM/SME role with a County Council and have given them your details for reference. Many thanks for the opportunity you give for career change through your platform. It is indeed a functional work experience platform. I breezed through the interview with confidence that I have done the job before based on my experience in DBT and the panel was impressed. I intend to stay on the platform as this is just the beginning.
Tough times don’t last, but tough people do. Here’s a typical example.
“Hi Keji, here is my success story from a Nigerian/French young man
Coming from a pharmaceutical background, I Joined Digital Bananas Technology (DBT) on 25th June 2016. Yes, that’s right, I still remember the exact date. I immediately went on to join my first project called Dispatcher. I contacted a lovely woman by the name of Chilli where she advised me to contact Caroline for BA tasks in regard to the Dispatcher mobile app. During the project, I meet up with great people in the making like Chris, Caroline, Tolu, Doye B aka SUPER-DUPER BA (either you like it or not), Alexander, Godson, Williams, Sophia, Godwin and many more. I took up the role as a BA Tech Lead and I learned a lot about writing up Business case, Benefits plan, Use cases, User stories and many more. You remember the long hour meetings up to midnight or 1am and we still have to go to work the next day. Fun times for real, especially on the learning side and getting to know your team members. Caroline, Tolu, Godwin, Doye, you guys are awesome.
When Keji started evangelising about “Digital transformation and Digital marketing”, I was sold out and I enrolled on the course “Professional Diploma in Digital marketing “provided by DMI. For one month, Keji and Jerry personally teach us about the areas of Digital marketing and Digital transformation from 9pm to 11pm or sometimes 12am. In one of those evening meetings, Keji mentioned one of his friends (known as J) who was earning over £30,000 per month due to his expertise of Digital marketing. That day, sleep was running away from me and made me realise the benefits of investing in yourself to learn relevant digital skills. During that period, I connected with awesome digital experts like Maduka, Glory, Didi, Roger, Grace G, Grace O, Cedric, Josephine B, Bolade, Ola e, Theodora, Chilli, Joba, Vincent A, Yetunde A, Fola, Seun, Abraham, Jon, Funto, Emmanuel, Marcus, Titus, Jerry, Frederick and the list goes on. After the training, the practical side came, and I decided to leave my BA tech role and take up the role as the Lead Business Analyst for DX ESP.
This was an eye-opener for me when taking this lead role. On this project, I worked Bridget, Mark, Oby Cynthia, Chinwe, Adebayo, Leo, Rosemary, Grace and many more. This team was terrific and awesome to work with especially with the unique personalities. I could not ask for a better team. This experience taught me the importance of delivering project deliverables in a timely manner as well as encouraging and building up your team members. Then, GDPR came into the picture and I realised it will be beneficial to invest in that area as it will be a very demanding skillset in the coming months. I made the decision to resign my post as DX ESP Lead BA and joined the Legendary GDPR Team 1. On this team, there was myself, BIG BOSS Oludare, BIG MADAM Josephine B, Madam Grace G, Madam Ololade, Oga Douglas, Oga Harry B, Madam Yvonne, Oga Francis, Super Juliet, Madam Sue, Oga Akinola, Madam Gladness, Oga Adetokunbo, Madam Olutola, Madam Thoko, Oga Godfrey and many more. We worked on the GDPR questionnaire, GAP analysis, Data Inventory, Notice policies, Roadshows, Breach notification, High Level requirements, benefits Review Plan, Business process mapping, Data flows and so much more for so many months. I learned the Good, The Ugly and The Bad in a GDPR project. I got my dirty in any way that I could, and I have learned so much about GDPR. Not everything will go smoothly or as planned but one need to keep pressing on.
After many months being on the GDPR project, I started applying for GDPR roles and was the start of many disappointments and frustrations. Let me list a few:
1) Booked for a phone interview from a data analytics company and interview was then cancelled before the schedule date until further notice.
2) Booked for a phone interview by UST Global and successfully passed for the second stage only to be cancelled at the last minute.
3) Called and booked for an interview by a charity in regard to a permanent GDPR BA only to be cancelled by the schedule date. 8 months later, that same charity contacted me to ask if I was still interested in their low pay GDPR role as they were struggling to find the right candidates. I rejected their offer due to their unprofessionalism and disrespect.
4) Booked for a phone interview by a global media company. Passed the first stage interview and booked for the second interview. Only for them to cancel it.
During those times, I was going through a lot of personal and familial challenges. One of them was the diagnosis of fibroids in my mum’s womb and needed a surgery to avert the spread of cancer in her body. This news greatly affected my family. On top of that, I was angry, frustrated, depressed and I was on the verge of leaving DBT completely because of those periods of storms in my life.
However, in March 2018, God smiled and connected me to a Divine helper on LinkedIn. This professional owns a Consultancy firm and needed a few professionals with strong GDPR experience. After exchanging our numbers, we talked and discussed about the GDPR tasks that was carried out at DBT and was really impressed. He then offered me to work together in providing GDPR consultancy for his clients. He also informed me that he has other prospective clients that needs help to carry out their GDPR projects. Then few days ago, he had a meeting with an accountancy firm who needed help with their GDPR project. During that meeting, he recommended my services due to my involvement in a GDPR project at DBT and in a church organisation regarding GDPR compliance. The next day, the accountancy firm agreed to hire me as one of their GDPR consultant for their project. By the way, there was no interview. God made a way when there seems to be no way.
Not only that, my mum was fully cleared of cancer. God did the miracle at the point, I wanted to give up.
If you feel like giving up because you find it very hard to get a job, I will advice you to reconsider. You have come too far from where you started from. I DARE YOU NOT TO GIVE UP. The investment that you have paid in DBT will be bear fruits in the many years to come. This is just the beginning. Continue to get your hands dirty. When you are going through hard times and you feel like giving up, look up to God and stay focused on your goals. FIGHT FOR YOUR DREAMS TO COME INTO REALITY. Many thanks to the DBT family for the encouragement. The team is AWESOME to work with.
God bless you Keji Giwa”
It’s a High Paying GDPR BA Role for this Candidate
My success story
I got a GDPR BA role with one of the top Consultancy Firm.
First, I give thanks to God Almighty for my journey. I remembered seeing an advert of CI on Facebook, but sceptical about joining. Until one of my friends got a PMO job, her daily rate caught my attention and disturbed me so much that I decided to find ways of doing something about job at the time.
Spoke to Keji and he added me to the Telegram group , just to let the down pour of success stories motivate me. I eventually signed up, met some lovely people ( now my family) who held my hand all the way through. I give thanks to God.
Thank you Keji for this platform and continuous motivations. I pray God Almighty meet you at the point of your needs.
Fast forward, I got introduced to my mentor, Yetty Kolawole, very selfless woman, she was determined to see me grow. The tasks and presentations I had to do at my mentoring sessions build up my confidence as well as my story. To the extent I say to myself I CAN DO THIS.
Then George Odigie ( my preceptor), he is so calm, helpful and will explain things to you in a simplest of form. I am so grateful for your time.
My first project was Exodus, I worked with Narissa as a BA Facilitator. You have to be ready to work when you work with Narissa. I learn so much from you. I joined FBN Insurance project, threw myself into it, then it got halted. I was really demotivated, stopped applying and join meetings to listen in…Then GDPR came, Akin’s session was the call I needed. All the information was what I needed to jumpstart myself. Got assigned a role, but the discussions, debates, suggestions during the meetings help to inform my further learning. My kids are always saying GDPR is on o.
I will like to appreciate everyone all the way through my DBT journey, learning from each other and sharing ideas and knowledge during meetings. Some people are key to my success, Shade, Oludare, Modupe, Oyinua, Francis, Akin, Adetoun, Akinyemi, Abi, Kabira, George, Olayinka, Kemi, Olaide, Olubunmi, Wole, Doye, Augusta, Callistus and everyone..
Get your hands dirty, never stop getting it dirty. .. As Keji use to say Data, Digital Transformation, CRM is the way. Everything that happen in DBT prep you for the real world. Hold on to it.
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