This thing called CAREER

This thing called Career

A job is a course of daily engagement that is performed in exchange for value monetary and otherwise. A career takes the shape of a job but has the advantage of long-term vision and purpose. It is the choice between these that makes the most significant difference in today’s marketplace.

Two individuals with identical qualifications will end up in two different places, depending on the choices they make: Employee/Entrepreneur growth rate analysis

To pursue a paycheck tends to mean following the highest bidder never staying at one place long enough to truly grow. The person that does this will often rise very quickly, switching jobs every other year in search of higher positions and paychecks. The drawback of this course is that the individual peaks very quickly, and gets trapped under the glass ceiling of corporate success.

To pursue a career is to take on the challenge of commitment that goes beyond a monthly paycheck; enduring salary reductions, market changes and less-than-ideal workplace situations in search of the invaluable: experience, knowledge and expertise. This course has its drawbacks too following this path will often mean a longer and tougher journey to the top of the ladder.

It is not an easy choice, but we hope the following distinctions will help:

  • Career is built on passion while jobs are borne of necessity.
  • A job is done primarily out of obligation while a career is done with zeal.
  • Anyone can have a job, but only a person with a clear vision and direction for their life has a career.

Passion, zeal and clarity of vision are distinct markers that separate careers from jobs.  To quote Benjamin Franklin, The secret of success is the constancy of purpose. To be successful and to create timeless wealth, one must find a purposeful career and follow through with it.  Great men who have made a difference did not get there just because they had jobs, but because they lived lives of purpose and passion by building sustainable careers.

One may make a few mistakes and dilly dally in a few jobs before the right career path is discovered, but once it is, you must stay the course until you achieve the success you desire.

If your interest is in working at Heritage Bank, kindly email your CV to, visit the career page for more information.

L-R: GoodLuck Linda, WOSSA Chief Welfare officer; Helen Unabor, WOSSA Chief Protocol officer; Olawale Osundele, Regional Head, Lagos Island 1, Lagos Island 1 Zone, Heritage Bank; Amb. Tayo Thomas, President of WOSSA; Dame Jennifer Omotayo-Thomas, Vice president, WOSSA and John Adah, Team Member, Corporate Communications, Heritage Bank, during the award ceremony held in Lagos to mark this year’s International Widows Day themed: Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow”


Heritage Bank supports over 500 widows, receives UN Award for Humanitarian Service 

Heritage Bank received the 2022 United Nations Award for Humanitarian Service from the Widows & Orphans Support Society of Nigeria (WOSSA), as no fewer than 500 widows and orphans in Lagos State benefitted from the Bank’s support. 

This was made known during the award ceremony held in Lagos to mark this year’s International Widows Day themed: Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow”.

The event was an opportunity to recognize Heritage Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) roles to widows, their children and other less privileged within the society.

Speaking during the awards presentation, Founder, Widows & Orphans Support Society of Nigeria (WOSSA), Ambassador Tayo Thomas, said Heritage Bank is one of the group’s key partners and has for years shown massive support to the widows. 

He said: ” Basically, we are giving this award to people and organizations that have been supporting the less privileged widows. These are our partners, they have been doing great service to humanity, especially service the less privileged widows in meeting their financial needs and those of their children”. 

Continuing, he said: “The United Nations Humanitarian Award is to appreciate and acknowledge them for their support to the less privileged widows. The United Nations Humanitarian Award is an award we give every 24th of June to those who have really supported the widows. Those who have joined us to fight against injustice against the widows. That is the reason for today”. 

Speaking at the event, Heritage Bank Regional Head, Lagos Island 1, Olawale Osundele, said the bank has for years, remained committed to improving people’s lives. 

He said: “It has always been one of our front liners to always improve the quality of people’s lives right from childhood. And today that they are marking the International Widow’s Day, we are also part of the support team to WOSSA in various aspects.”

“We have been supporting them in terms of providing quality education for children of widows to ensure that life after the death of their husband is still good to them and their children. We also support the children and orphans and the less privileged in the society,” he added.

According to Osundele, the bank’s support to the widows has always been a source of joy to them.  “It means that life still means a lot to them. You can see the joy in their faces. Despite what they are going through, they are still very happy and relevant in society,” he said. 

One of the widows at the event, Mrs. Felicia Ugwunwanne thanked Heritage Bank and WOSSA for their continuous support to the widows and less privileged. 

She said that WOSSA is through the support of partners such as Heritage Bank, making life better for the widows and their children. 

“The WOSSA has for years, been assisting so many of us, including our children and orphanages. WOSSA gives us cash, help some widows to pay their house rent, school fees for widows’ children, among other things,” she said.

Ugwunwanne said the widows under WOSSA are being trained for skills acquisition to improve the quality of their lives.

“I am aware that the WOSSA is working on securing loans from Microfinance Bank, and we have completed forms to achieve the purpose. Our members are prepared to access the loans. Some of the widows have gone to learn some skills that will enable them to invest and succeed in whatever craft or business they are doing so that they will not continue to depend on people,” she said. //END.//

Ozena Utulu, Ag. Group Head, Corporate Communications