October 2016 – Do it on Purpose
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Wherever you are in the world, please do a special rain dance for the drought affecting many parts of our beloved continent. Pray that our big African skies open up and pour down!
This month we’re excited to bring you 7 Tools for Finding your Purpose – read more below.
From Nigeria to Kenya to South Africa, if you’re a candidate looking for opportunities back home, make sure you have a look at our selection of pan-African job opportunities. And if you’re an employer looking for top professional skills, please get in touch.
Onwards & Upwards
|Return Home to Botswana|
|Do it on Purpose – 7 Tools|
|If we spend 57% of our waking time at work, shouldn’t we make sure that our career is reflecting the best version of ourselves?
But what is the best version of yourself? Only one person can tell you – YOU! It’s no use sitting back and waiting for someone to hand you your dream job. You need to actively seek it out.
This doesn’t mean that you should suddenly change jobs and go and work on a wind farm in the mountains. But it does mean that you need to take a good look at your career… Read more.
|Thank You Thuli|
|Homecoming Revolution paid tribute to Advocate Thuli Madonsela for her fearless role as South Africa’s Public Protector. Adv. Madonsela was Homecoming Revolution’s keynote speaker at our London event 2015.
|A Selection of Job Opportunities|
|We are recruiting for top roles across a variety of sectors across the continent. Ensure we have your details by uploading your CV & please spread the word to your friends & family.
|Out and About|
|FINANCE INDABA AFRICA
It was great to rub shoulders with thousands of pan-African finance professionals at Finance Indaba Africa 2016.
Brett Tromp, CFO of Discovery shares his views on the “Power of Talent Diversity”
The team flew into Gaborone last week for an exciting meeting with a multi-national brewery.
Faye Tessendorf, Director at Homecoming Revolution, walked away with First Prize for Best Prepared Speech at the Altron Toastmasters event last week.
|SALES GURU INSIGHTS
The Homecoming Revolution team attended an enlightening EO event from SalesGuru founder, Mark Keating. Great insights were shared on the importance of performance feedback and on the motivational triggers behind decision-making.
|EO TREVOR MANUEL CONVERSATION
Members from the Johannesburg chapter of the Entrepreneur Organisation met with Trevor Manuel for a sobering discussion on the future of South Africa. Mr Manuel has received a number of awards and recognitions, including Africa’s Finance Minister of the Year and the Woodrow Wilson Public Service Award. His message to business owners was that we all need to take responsibility for South Africa. We need to have more constructive conversations and move outside of our comfort zones.
Members of the Homecoming Revolution team attended an inspiring morning at the USB Showcase.
|Homecomer Stories: South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya|
|“We’ve finally booked our flights home to South Africa last night!… I couldn’t be more delighted to be going back to sunshine and family! My little boys will get to meet their cousins and spend their first of many Christmases together” – Jessica Tomlinson Hill|
|“A lot of people ask me personally how do we go back to Nigeria and they are often between the ages of 21 and 35. They are often young professionals who may not yet have kids. As you can see there has been a big boom for the arts, for fashion, music and film. And then there are others who are setting up agri-businesses, engineering, mining companies, you name it. You can feel there’s a big rush.” – Baba Epega|
|On returning home to Kenya: “1. You will feel lost. 2. You will feel the pressure. 3. You will realize Kenya is not cheap. 4. You will tarmac. 5. Your degree will work against you. 6. You will discover the Kenyan market is very different. 7. You will be disappointed, over and over again. 8. You will have to forego the very essence of time-keeping. 9. YOU WILL LOVE IT” – Njambi Mungai|
|In The News|
|Angel Jones I CEO and Founder of Homecoming Revolution. African, Mother, Wife and Believer.
Devoting her time and energy into bringing back the talents and skills of African people back to Africa, Angel Jones mirrors the love and enthusiasm Nelson Mandela epitomized in uniting all Africans on African soil… Read more.
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