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Shola Shoda
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Product Owner / Business EngineerCredit Suisse
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Product Owner / Business Engineer
Credit Suisse
Information technology IT / ICT
My Education
PGCert Finance (Major: Quantitative Finance)
Birkbeck, University of London
BSc (Hons) Computer Science
London Southbank University
More about me

Apart from any technical skills I would say :-

1. Communication skills — Listening, speaking, writing, being able accurately interpret what others are saying and organize and express their thoughts clearly.

2. Analytical and problem-solving skills —being able to use creativity, reasoning and past experiences to identify and solve problems effectively.

3. Personal management skills — The ability to plan and manage multiple assignments and tasks, set priorities and adapt to changing conditions and work assignments.

4. Leadership/management skills — The ability to take charge and manage your co-workers, if required,

5. Learning skills — in a changing and evolving environment you need to be able to grow and learn as changes come.

6. Strong work values — Dependability, honesty, self-Confidence and a positive attitude

7 Teamwork —working in one or more groups, it important to be someone who can bring out the best in others.

I didn't have a clue what I wanted to do when I was in school, but my parent (of African origin) had unrealistic ideas of what they wanted me to do : become a Doctor, Accountant or an Engineer.

It's best to keep an open mind and not set your heart on one area, this way you won't be disappointed and you will naturally find a field of a profession that you're
interested in. Don't let parents or teachers bully you into doing A-level subjects or a degrees that you know you won't like.

Looking back, I’ve been happy with my choices for the most part and I wouldn't do anything differently as the path I have taken to get to where I am now I think is very much shaped how I do my job today.

I can’t help but wonder what more I could have achieved and the extra joy I would have experienced if I had

a. networked from an early age (still working on improving this)

b. only spend less time and energy worrying about things, including those that didn’t matter

c. been bolder in my thinking and my aspirations. Only when you think boldly can you make bold moves that create the next big breakthrough, do your best work or contribute to humankind in some significant way.

d. greater confidence - my lack of confidence, accompanied by a strong dose of negative self-talk, resulted in me suffering from “an abundance of caution”, engaged mostly in acts of omission rather than commission, and kicking myself as I missed opportunities.

e. a mentor or someone with experience

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