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HOW ONE FREELANCER’S LOVE FOR KOREAN CULTURE IS PAYING OFF.

Overachiever Interview Series Get to Know Yang Jiyeon   Name: Yang Susana Jiyeon Career Profile: Freelance Korean Instructor. Education: Ajou Graduate School of International Studies, S. Korea.   Yang Jiyeon’s career is a bit of a plot twist.  From early years raised by a single dad and other parental figures in and outside the home, she quickly figured out that even though there were many around that she could reach out to, she would always be the most reliable person in her life. After a situation that led to her father kicking her out of his house, she started out on her own. Today she’s an ambassador in her own right and she shares her story of self- discovery and how the light at the end of a job hunt tunnel eventually led her to a freelance career that has, literally, opened up her world.

By | January 30th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

#LESSONSLEARNED: ISSATA SACCOH ON MENTORING

What Mentoring Young Adults Has Taught Me. Issata was a go-getter even before she knew what the term meant and her dad will testify. He was the one who got bugged constantly, to help her get enrolled in special programs and after-school activities. She was getting well-acquainted with business attire at 14 and writing her own resumes before she turned 15. Today, she credits a huge chunk of her achievements to a line of gracious mentors who truly want to see her win. Along with her job as an Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Honors College, she also introduces young adult women to the concepts of entrepreneurship, development, and financing. Today, International Mentoring Day, Issata Saccoh Oluwadare shares her mentoring stories and the importance of preparing young adults for life’s realities.

By | January 17th, 2017|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

7 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER SAY TO AN IMMIGRANT COWORKER

Is Post-Election Rhetoric Hurting Our Workforce?   Tensions are high in the workplace after so much contentious political conversation. There’s a lot more sensitivity to issues that lean towards the divisive, of which immigration is one of them. While the U.S 2016 elections are a thing of the past, the sensitivity is not. HR managers are having to handle more immigrant-related issues in the last 6 months than in the last 5-8 years. Immigrants have always been part of society’s fabric and are usually known for bringing it all to the workforce table in areas of performance and productivity. So how do you have a decent conversation with these essential teammates without shooting yourself in the foot?  

By | January 10th, 2017|Tags: , , |0 Comments

WHAT’S IN YOUR HEAD?

  10 Career Affirmations For Success & How To Make Them Work For You Newsflash: You are probably responsible for the bad turns in your career! No, I’m not being mean. Simply attempting to show you how too many of us set ourselves up for failure. Don’t believe me? For the next few hours, note (or get a friend who’s within earshot to help) every time you say something negative about yourself, your situation, your health, your finances or relationships. What this exercise will reveal might change your career and your life.

By | January 2nd, 2017|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Host Like A Boss… And Score Client Cred While You’re At It

  Golf is great and PR Campaigns might make a dent but unforgettable dinner conversation might just be the way to seal that deal this holiday. Hosting a dinner party can be unnerving especially when you’re going for an effortless feel. Thinking of how to connect with potential clients? Pondering how to loyalty in clients in the face of fierce competition?   From food, shoptalk etiquette to a drama-free guestlist, EPO’s got you covered Happy Holidays.

By | December 26th, 2016|0 Comments

The 9 Scariest People at Work

Halloween is supposed to be about one night of tricks, treating & scary stuff but what if it lasts longer than that? What happens when you have to face creepy coworkers every day of the week or clients who keep you looking over your shoulder? We’ve compiled a list of coworkers and clients who keep the nightmare alive all year round. Happy Halloween.

By | November 1st, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Empire Building Lessons From Ibukun Awosika

HOW TO TAKE YOUR BUSINESS FROM “TINY LITTLE DOT” TO AN EMPIRE Lessons From Ibukun Awosika Today, Ibukun Awosika chairs the boards of First Bank Limited (first woman to do so since its inception in 1894) and After school Graduate Development Center. She is best known as the founder of The Chair Center Ltd and the MD/CEO of joint-venture company, Sokoa Chair Center Limited. Speaking at the convocation ceremony of the Entrepreneurship Development Center, (See here) she shares a story of incredible fortitude over the last two decades from which everyone can learn a thing or two. Or ten.

By | June 3rd, 2015|Tags: , |0 Comments