Tomi Ibirogba is a seasoned HR specialist who puts the “ human” in human resources. She has always had a passion for helping people and companies alike. She founded @mycareercounch to empower black immigrants and professionals in diaspora with the skills they need to land a job and advance their careers abroad. Her digital platform… Continue reading Career Conversations with Tomi Ibirogba
"Don’t box yourself into long-term goals. It’s great to have a vision for the future you want for yourself but you run the danger of being stuck in tunnel vision. Allow yourself to be flexible and open to opportunities or experiences that don’t always look like they’ll take you where you want to go.They might take to someplace even better or to your original goal but through an unplanned route. I’m always open to change and I’ve learned to move with the tide, it’s taken me places I never could have imagined"
" So I encourage you, university - graduate / college diploma - holder / matriculant, create what you want, call yourself what you want others to call you. Be specific about the work you want to do and watch as it comes to you - because it will, if your intention is aligned with your desire"
" I began “wearing many hats” over 5 years ago - now, my passion is about to become my full-time role, in the shape of a Respect & Inclusion role. That’s pretty exciting"
"Everyone is a work in progress. Achievements don’t add any value to who you are as a person. Your career should not define who you are or your values. Life is a work in progress, sometimes you put in work and you don’t reap the fruit immediately - that’s okay . It’s like cultivating a garden, you have to learn to be patient, resilient and don’t expect the results to come right away"
"Being an executive women means leading and lifting while you climb. If I am not bringing someone up, sharing resources and creating opportunities for another woman, I am not using my gifts and talents well. We all can win!"
"You have to speak your dreams into existence and have faith until they manifest. It doesn’t matter how hard or insane it may seem. For me, whenever I have a dream I know that I have to go after it. So never let anyone tell you that you can’t switch industries, or cities, or that you aren’t qualified for a job. You are. And you really can make any dream you have for yourself a reality if you’re willing to work for it. I am living proof"