Sep 19, 2021

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How I Seamlessly Transitioned to a Six-Figure Digital Career in 6 Months – Quadri Balogun

I was never really a tech savvy guy. As a marketing graduate, I had a day job where I just had to meet my monthly quota, then I was a Canva graphic designer at night. I was unhappy, unmotivated, and constantly exhausted. My boys never identified themselves, they had the financial flexibility and were generally in tune with technology and the latest trends. So I figured it was time for a change.

After months of ignorance, I finally got the courage to admit my ignorance to my closest friend Tobi and asked the multi-million dollar question: “Where? una dey sees this money? ” After laughing at my question, he gracefully took the opportunity to brag about his many signature accomplishments and then gave me some insight. You see, in this race against Sapa I was ready to win at any cost.

Tobi talked about how he did an online assessment that helped him find out where it belongs in this increasingly digital world. Some online courses and some certifications later, he was able to get a much better job than his previous job. He repeatedly emphasized that the world is going digital and that I have to acquire skills that will make my career “future-proof”. I had heard all of this before. It was almost like an apocalypse was coming and we all had to go somewhere. But I didn’t want to give up. I really wanted to find out how this digital thing works and how I can use it.

He told me that I had to know my digital strengths first. In my head I was like strengths? I’m new to the digital world and you ask me about my strengths. This time around, I was the one to laugh at myself until Tobi mentioned that Jobberman recently started a behavioral analysis that lets you know about your digital strengths, your place in the digital world, and the skills you need to develop to be at the top to stay.

Without wasting time, I did the assessment and then got my friends to support me and identify my strengths and weaknesses. To my surprise, the rating was pretty straightforward. All you had to do was select your top attributes from the list provided, then your colleagues would pick the ones they thought were your 6 best attributes. I then received a report that compared my strengths profile to a number of roles and skills that are important in a digital business environment.

So results were there and I became classified in the “Citizens” category. This category describes me as a person who uses the tools of the digital ecosystem to increase efficiency and grow businesses. The first thing that came to mind was, yes, marketing! That’s what I’m already doing to grow businesses by increasing sales. And then it hit me, digital marketing! Step two, take courses in this area and get certified!

Two certificates and 7 weeks later I became a certified digital marketer. The next step was to quickly update my Jobberman profile, and soon recruiters noticed me on the platform based on my evaluation and recently earned certifications. A few interviews later, I landed my first big gig! And today I ball with my boys and go through gigs like water! Goodbye Sapa!

I’m Quadri Balogun and I’m so grateful that I’m using Jobberman! could find my digital superpower.

You too can move up and find your digital superpower! Take the assessment whether you are interested in technology or not. Trust me it will give you direction especially now that everyone is in ecstasy to go digital. Just visit www.jobberman.com/findyourdigitalsuperpower to find your digital superpower!

The world is moving, don’t be left out!

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