40 First Jobs - Inspiring first job stories of success

This book is designed to inspire young people with first job stories of role models.

Paper publication date: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This book is designed to inspire young people with first job stories of role models.
For most people, first jobs are not usually desirable, but in them lie the potential for the desired jobs, only if taken seriously and as a significant learning opportunity. This is what we hope you will gain from the book.

In about ten years, Poise Nigeria, through its Graduate Finishing Academy,has been actively involved in re-engineering Nigeria’s workforce by equipping university graduates with skills that employers long for. We have trained over 40,000 young executives and maintained an average of 80% employment rate amongst our trained executives.
With this experience comes several essential questions from youths. Youths have dreams that come with doubts and fears. Oft times, role models are seen as heros who were lucky. However, like the stories in this book, luck is opportunity meeting preparation. These stories show that dreams do come true even with doubts and fear in the head; the most essential thing is to believe in the heart and persevere.
This book is a book of answers; as the quality of questions usually determines the quality of answers. I would encourage you not to stop questioning; curiosity has its own reason for existence. As John Dewey puts it, “A problem well put is half-solved.” Tim Ferriss also reiterates this fact as he states, “Life punishes the vague wish and rewards the specific ask.“ Often, all that stands between you and what you want is a better set of questions.