Author: Janet

Afrigens Docu-series is Finally Here

We’re excited to finally be launching the first season of AfriGens @Work! After an adventurous and profound experience interviewing, filming, editing and lots of behind-the-scenes work, we are ready to share our docu-series with the world. Look out for the first episode on Sunday, November 20, 2016. Follow our YouTube […]

Career Lessons from this Laughable Election

It’s no news that this election year is riddled with gutter politics. As I watch the race for highest office in America, and arguably the world, I find actions and responses from both candidates laughable and cringe-worthy at times. On the flip side, these candidates are giving us valuable lessons […]

Start a Career Journal

There are two kinds of people in this world. Those who like to journal and those who don’t. I fell in the latter category until I discovered career journaling. I learned that I’m one of those people that had to have a specific topic to write about and only then […]

The Minimalist Mindset for Career and Life Success

I’ve been tinkering with minimalism lately and it is making a profound impact on my mindset. Minimalism is the act of stripping away excess stuff from your life and getting off the vicious consumer ferris wheel. We’ve all fallen under the spell of our social media feeds with inspiring outfits, […]

Five Work Relationships You Need to Thrive

No one can do the work of being a working mom by themselves. Try adding these people into your life to help take the load off. Back-to-school season is in full swing. You’re probably stretched thin making sense of school supply lists and coaxing your little people back into an […]

Introducing AfriGens Docu-Series

Study hard. Go to college. Become a doctor. Don’t forget where you came from. These four mantras have been drilled into the hearts and minds of first and second generation Africans since childhood. For a majority of African immigrants, their life savings was used to make the trip to America, […]

Notes From HR on Joblogues

Notes from HR on the podcast Joblogues discussing returning to work after tragic events such as the deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castille, and the five policemen killed in Dallas. Listen to get a few nuggets on this very important topic. While you are at it, catch up other amazing […]

Soft Skills for the ‘Technical-Know-How’ AfriGen

AfriGens win the gold when it comes to technical skills. We are ‘technical-know-how babies’ (where my Nollywood fans at??) when it comes to hard skills that are easy to quantify like reconciling an account ledger or determining the right medication formula for a patient. But when it comes to soft […]

Returning to work after tragic events

It’s Monday and the new workweek beckons even though we are still finding our footing after the tragedies of last week. Many of us spent the weekend connecting with families, marching in protests, participating in healing self-care activities or clicking the unfollow button for many “friends” on social media networks […]

Ten TED Talks for the Career Focused Afri-Gen

Sometimes we need reminders of our Jollof-powered potential. Here are ten TAL-approved career inspiring TED Talks to help you through the workweek. Zain Ejiofor Asher, Trust Your Struggle Nigerian Zain Ejiofor Asher had a hardcore African upbringing. Her story of her Nigerian tiger-mom’s determination for her to get into Oxford […]

Now blogging at This Afropolitan Life

We are taking this show on the road and we are now blogging at www.thisAfropolitanLife.com. Notes from HR will now be part of This Afropolitan Life. You will continue to read great tips on being successful at work. Be sure to visit www.thisafropolitanlife.com/career to subscribe and follow Notes from HR […]