On Being a 40 Under 40 APMP Award Recipient…

I would be unfair to myself and the other 39 awesome proposals management professionals who have been recognised into the inaugural class of 40 Under 40 APMP Professionals around the world if I didn’t put a blog post about this. See link below for more information:

APMP 40 Under 40

You can imagine my excitement when I was informed that I had been chosen as one of the 40 Under 40 award recipients. This came with an invitation to attend the award ceremony in New Orleans on June 14th where all 40 of us are to be acknowledged at “the world’s largest annual gathering of bid and proposal management professionals”
APMP is “the worldwide authority for professionals dedicated to the process of winning business through proposals, bids, tenders, and presentations”. This award recognises “proposal management professionals from around the world.” 

According to the APMP announcement on its website, the award “recognizes contributors who are young but have already made a noticeable impression on their companies and the overall profession. Hailing from around the world, the 2017 class features proposal managers noted for winning big, revamping processes, facilitating teamwork, and giving back to their communities.”

Working is a good thing. However, when you do something you love on a daily basis, it makes it even easier to achieve great things! #proposals #tenders #Ilovemyjob #APMP

Understanding Bank Guarantees as a Proposals Manager

Bank guarantees act as an irrevocable assurance to the Client that the bank will pay the specified amount of money for which the bank is giving the guarantee for if the Bidder does not fulfil its agreed contractual obligations. Continue reading “Understanding Bank Guarantees as a Proposals Manager”

The ‘I’m Interested’ Culture On LinkedIn

For people who use LinkedIn frequently, I can be sure that not a day has passed by without you seeing someone saying ‘I’m interested’ or ‘Interested’ on a job post which clearly provides instructions on how to apply for the job. It baffles me that someone who is on the search for their next job, who also has their alerts publicized to all their contacts, would go to a job post which says ‘click on the link to read the job description and apply’ and type in ‘I’m interested’ then move on… Continue reading “The ‘I’m Interested’ Culture On LinkedIn”

How to get your UK document (s) legalized or attested by the UAE Embassy, London

For anyone planning to relocate or who is in the process of relocating from the UK to the UAE for work purposes, you would probably know by now that legalization and attestation of your documents is something that you should seriously consider before moving. Infact, if you have received a job offer before already, you will be strongly advised to ensure this is done before you start the visa application/relocation process. Continue reading “How to get your UK document (s) legalized or attested by the UAE Embassy, London”

Skype Interview Tips For A Tendering Or Proposals Role

With globalization and a lot of people working as expatriates in various parts of the world, Skype has been increasingly used as a means of interviewing people in advance of them being employed into a company. Here are a few tips that might help you ace that Skype interview. For examples of interview questions you might be asked, you can visit my previous post here:

With tendering or proposals jobs, there will most likely be no requirement for a practical session, except your interviewers want to be pedantic. The focus will more likely be on your ability to express yourself confidently as this will be a major requirement in a tendering or proposals role. Continue reading “Skype Interview Tips For A Tendering Or Proposals Role”

Counting Down…

It is that time of the year when schools are closed, the sun is out and everyone is in need of that much deserved break. A lot of times we underestimate the need for holidays in our working routine and sometimes work nonstop with breaks only when the offices are shut (i.e. Christmas and new year breaks). This is definitely not a healthy lifestyle. Continue reading “Counting Down…”

Exercising – the only thing I’ve managed to keep up with

Once again I have to apologise for not sharing as much as I would love to in the past months. This year has flown by so quickly that I’m nearly struggling to keep up.  I have also not kept up with my plan to have a to do list. It just has not worked for me. Other things seem to creep up out with the things that I have on my list!  Continue reading “Exercising – the only thing I’ve managed to keep up with”

New LinkedIn features To Take Note Of

LinkedIn has become an important part of networking in the business and corporate world with over 430 million users in over 200 countries. With new users signing on every day, it is indisputable that this is the go-to forum for discussing work related activities, meeting people in similar areas of work and mainly networking.  Continue reading “New LinkedIn features To Take Note Of”

Exclusive: Call for progress with the Super Highway Project. Cross River State Governor, Senator Professor Ben Ayade meets with the Hon. Minister of Environment, Amina J. Mohammed to discuss

It is no longer news that the Super Highway Project proposed to be carried out in Cross River State has met with opposition from various factions, ranging from environmentalists to the British Council. This was so severe that following complaints that the project would encroach into conservation areas in the state, the Federal Ministry of Environment advised The Cross River State Government to ensure that an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) be carried out before any project implementation. Continue reading “Exclusive: Call for progress with the Super Highway Project. Cross River State Governor, Senator Professor Ben Ayade meets with the Hon. Minister of Environment, Amina J. Mohammed to discuss”

Salary Negotiation – The power is in your hands

I recently read a fantastic and mind boosting story of how a Silicon Valley software engineer was able to negotiate a fantastic salary for himself despite having been rejected from the same company previously. Here’s a brief of the story as summarised by Business Insider:  Continue reading “Salary Negotiation – The power is in your hands”