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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 […]

You want to be a badass? Don’t take the exit

I recently celebrated a significant birthday. One of those birthday years that make you feel old, but at the same time makes you realize that you are a badass because you have accomplished some major stuff. Rather than focus on the two gray hairs that had sprung in my hair […]

Why African Immigrant Students Keep Winning

Published on Face2Face Africa  During the recent graduation season, a number of African immigrant students were lauded for receiving scholarships to Ivy League institutions, graduating in significant numbers and leading the pace in graduation levels compared to other immigrant groups. There are reasons why first-generation African immigrants are winning the […]

First Generation African Notes

For the first time in my adult life, I am witnessing first generation Africans flourish in America. When I look at my social media feed, I see dynamic pictures of African entrepreneurs, thought leaders, artists, doctors, students, models all pursing their dreams and in some cases living their dreams. These […]