Today we’d like to introduce you to Cyntoni Miller, Saidou Diallo.
Today we are beyond excited to introduce you to Cyntoni Miller and Saidou Diallo. Cyntoni Miller (popularly known as Admin Cyn) and Saidou Diallo are the founders of Black On The Job, a black-owned career development network aimed at fostering a wide range of global professional skills in the black community.
Cyntoni grew up in Compton, CA and carved out her passion for the black community when she attended college at Howard University. Seeing black people globally in one classroom pushing for professional success instantly pushed her to want to be involved in helping black people reach their true potential.
Saidou Diallo shared that same passion. He moved to Phoenix, AZ in 2017 with a dream and a mission. Originally from Senegal West Africa, Saidou wanted to pursue academic success and build a legacy that he could return home with.
Both these visionaries merged their missions together and founded a safe place for black people to thrive in their respected careers globally.
Black on the Job fondly called BOTJ was founded in June 2018, as a non-profit black contingent network, founded on core values of discipline, hard work, consistency and integrity, which has in turn built a vast, enduring network that purposes to help improve the career development process of the black community to exceed the middle-class standards.
The founders and the BOTJ community is transforming the geographical and academic limits that have stagnated black people behind the starting line for so long and has successfully contributed to the career growth of over 60K members with approximately $3.6M in increased salaries globally.
Every waking day is a beehive of activities for our founders. From creating a safe space for open constructive conversations for the community to nurturing individual and collective forward movement while remaining up to date with corporate America and curating related educational materials for the members (well known as Bees or Jobbees).
Has it been a smooth road?
Unfortunately, as with most visions, there are hurdles to cross that can hold you hostage or propel you forward, BOTJ is no different, in July 2018 we experienced a business split that was difficult and painful to navigate. One Saturday morning after spending over a year dedicated to building a professional development space called Black On The Job, one of our business partners removed our team’s administrative privileges and booted us from the Facebook group which housed 40K members. This came with a great deal of shock and heaviness. Cyntoni and Saidou who employee 9 black professionals including two writers who reside in Kenya were unable to do the work of BOTJ with no conversation or opportunity to take intellectual property of the team with them. What we were able to maintain was our integrity and intention.
Black On The Job, is more than just a Facebook group, it is an intentional oath we took June 21, 2018 to pour into our community. Our team believed in this mission and took the same oath and have dedicated themselves to BOTJ. Our team is still on that same mission. Our infrastructure was developed by our current team and it remains along with our ability to provide valuable career development services in a timely manner. We had to u reinvent ourselves and how we view black career professionals. Despite that business split, we proudly pushed full steam ahead and we have rebuilt our social media presence and have grown to over 60K cumulatively.
Tell us more about your business.
We get so excited when we get to talk about BOTJ. Black on the Job is a magical space, and our hearts are STILL full by yet another day to honor the fight for the worth of the black people in the job market. We are beaming with pride and gratitude. We have always believed in closing the employment gap in the black community for Jobbees, who are the core foundation of Black on the Job. We strive to break the barriers like racism, sexism and discrimination which have held black professionals back for hundreds of years. We believe in being the answer, GLOBALLY.
It is a team that delivers thorough research and highly exceptional expertise providing tailored solutions for every inquiry, which has, in turn, led to a steady growth of more than 60,000 members. With the extension, comes opportunities to make remarkable and progressive impacts which include alleviating black unemployment to stable job owners, this is how black people thrive. We believe in keeping our eyes on the prize, going for what we want, and working hard to prove to ourselves that we could make things happen.
The network has managed to abide by the laws of supply and demand, giving our community of Jobbees what they are asking for and giving them the confidence to set the tone and in many instances write their own tickets in how they negotiate their value by way of salary, benefits and other forms of compensation.
Staying motivated in your corporate job, finding your path, getting to know yourself defines much of the history of Black on the Job.
Our goal is to teach, inspire, and unite all black people through this incredible networking platform that we have put together. To let you all, vent your frustrations about living life on the fence. It’s time to make a move. It’s time to GET OFF THE FENCE! It’s time to make up or break up. It’s time to quit your job. It’s time to enroll in medical school. It’s time to come out of the closet. It’s time to speak your truth. It’s time to start LIVING YOUR LIFE! It is time to SECURE that BAG! Black on the Job network operates globally with the main headquarters at Phoenix, Arizona.
How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
In the next decade our intent is to see the seeds we plant flourish. Our “seeds” or resources, services, courses, and products will aid black people in achieving six figures, close the racial wage gap, rebuild black communities, feed into our school systems and create a legacy that will in return continue to plant seeds.
We are proud to announce our recent partnership with Teach for Senegal which will be hosting career development workshop, curriculum development seminars and career goal-oriented posters for different cities throughout Senegal in the summer of 2020. We only see this business transcending careers in the months and years to come.
We offer a variety of free content and pay for services that include:
- Resume Review: $25
- Resume Revision/Revamp Starting at $125
- LinkedIn Review: $99
- Career Coaching $99
- Confidence Coaching $75
- Mock Interview $75
- Nurse Writing Services *start at $100
- Analyst Course $49
- Interviewing while Black $49
- Negotiating While Black $49
- Stressing While Black $25
- Leading While Black $69
****Lifetime Access on our Teachable platform
- 2020 Professional Planner Physical $35
- 2020 Professional Planner Digital Planner $20.20
- Resume Checklist Digital Copy $15
- Interviewing Checklist Digital Copy $15
- Website: www.jobbeeacademy.org
- Phone: 6026207887
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @blackonthejob
- Facebook: facebook.com/AdminCyn
- Twitter: @blackonthejob
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