Meet Sotoye Isaiah, he is a successful Web developer living and studying in Lagos, Nigeria. Sotoye worked hard for his success. He faced financial challenges that squatting in friend's places while struggling to raise money to study. He credits earning his Facebook marketing certificate for helping him rediscover his passion for sales and marketing.
When I moved to Lagos from Port Harcourt to start up something for myself, to gain new skills and support my family back in Rivers state, it was difficult as Education in Nigeria is expensive and the processes are discouraging.
In 2019, I got admission to study accounting, but because of my financial incapability, I wasn't able to pay up the admission fee, as well as other fees attached to accept the admission, so I let it go.
Later in that same year, due to my passion for sales and marketing, I searched and got a job as a sales manager in a super market in Island, but I also want to study it, I want to do more, to be more exposed and have more knowledge of it.
March 2021, I applied for the Facebook Marketing certificate course on Edcent, and after going through the course outline and everything about it, I knew this is what I need, and I know with this I can go further and grow more. So I started running it.
Marketing has always been a strong interest of mine, and I wanted to pursue the career goals I’d put on pause. What intrigued me the most about the Facebook Marketing Certificate program was the opportunity to work at my own pace and schedule—all while being cost-effective.
Starting the program reignited my interest in marketing and enabled me to go after a goal I had previously set for myself. I was able to learn new techniques that I am now using professionally. The program has challenged me to continue fostering my knowledge through learning new techniques and technologies that continue to be released.
Shortly after completing the program, I received and accepted an offer for a full-time position!
As I reflect on the on the Facebook Certificate, I can wholeheartedly conclude that it gave me the ability to revitalize my career and helped me reconnect with my passion for sales and human relations. If I could give some advice to anyone that is thinking about starting the program, it would be that taking the initial leap is the most daunting, but reaching that next level is worth it. No one else is going to do it for you—why not take that first leap?