Chief Executive of Vodafone Ghana, Patricia Obo-Nai, has urged the youth to take keen interest in the changes that are happening in industries while choosing a career path.
According to her, due to the recent changes that are happening in industries, it is imperative for the youth to properly understand and adapt to those changes in their chosen career. “Perfect your craft and understand the changes that are happening in the industries and professions you are building a career around, so that you don’t end up becoming redundant,” she noted.
Ms. Obo-Nai said this when speaking at the International Youth Empowerment Summit (iYES) 2021 to address the challenges some young men and women often face when finding their right career paths.
The CEO of Vodafone Ghana further admonished the youth to grab available opportunities while preparing for their preferred profession. She urged them to take advantage of every opportunity that comes their way to ensure they do not miss out on any.
“The first encouragement I want to give you is to accept what you find when you start building a career. This is because sometimes you don’t even know what you want. For me, I decided not to be choosy; I took all the opportunities that came my way with internships and National Service. I believe that exploring will let you know your weakness and strengths, and then you also get to develop your expertise,” she explained.
She added: “Don’t leave gaps in your CVs. When you are done with the job and you are seeking the next one, kindly do a voluntary job and learn something new. Don’t sit and wait”.
Stressing the need to build contacts in career building, the Vodafone CEO urged the youths to have beneficial acquaintances as they journey to their desired careers. “Significantly, in building a career don’t miss creating good contacts. Make memorable acquaintances because they can help in your chosen career paths.”
The 7th edition of the International Youth Empowerment Summit (iYES), organised by Ghanaian UK-based Pastor Brian Amoateng, was held at the UPSA Auditorium to empower and equip the youth with a cross-section of relevant topics from seasoned ministers of God, entrepreneurs and professionals who have influenced and impacted lives over the years.
The programme also hosted the Vice President of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia; Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah; Member of Parliament for North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa; CEO of EIB Network, Nathan Kwabena Anokye Adisi – aka Bola Ray; Actress Nana Ama Mcbrown; 2020 VGMA Artiste of the Year, Diana Hamilton and other selected speakers.