Like you, I learned a lot about myself in 2020. All the pain, heartache and disappointment also brought about discovery, innovation and gratitude. Joy in the little things, in what I have, in a happy progression of my journey, in things as they are.
If it has not been apparent to date, I’ll confess that I am always competing with myself. And let me share some benefits of doing just that. You’re setting your agenda. External stimuli remain so and you are guided by your own mission. Which necessarily means you need to get clear on exactly what that […]
So to unfetter your dream is really to say to yourself, “I’ve got all of these things coming at me, all of these things that are going to kind of unsettle and unhinge me but I’m not going to let it. I’m going to protect this dream.” You’re going to do that because this dream is fragile. It’s in its infancy and it needs that time to develop, to grow and to strengthen.
As you read this, there’s a good chance you or someone close to you is undergoing significant hardship and maybe, even loss as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. I cannot fully understand the breadth of what you may be going through and things are rocky in my world as well. Face to face certification-led […]
Rethink, refresh, rejuvenate What would you do, if you saw in your Linkedin feed this morning, a request to connect by someone whose headline indicated they were either “jobless” or “unemployed”? Chances are that you would likely ignore the request or the profile. Understandable. “I’m jobless” In the last few years, I’ve seen anywhere between […]
Presence is more than just being there – Malcolm Forbes Take a good look at the headshot above. Congrats to the photographer who so beautifully captured this gentleman but also to the man himself for being so open, positive and brimming with energy. What’s great about this photo? First, absolutely great lighting, of course. But […]
Unemployed and still looking for a job Some years back, I came across an earnest post by a Solution Specialist on one of the HR groups on LinkedIn. Bob (not his real name) had been unemployed for almost two years, after the printing company he was working for closed down. He had been in the […]
[ Something in addition to your résumé ] Unless you’re working the fry machine at McDonald’s and don’t care about corporate ladders and ambition or you’re a superstar athlete or singer, I believe you could seriously benefit from having an effective LinkedIn profile. Now owned by Microsoft, LinkedIn claimed 500 million users of its network in […]
[ Why looking for a career change or a new role requires more than just sending out your résumé or uploading it on various ATS* ] 6 seconds. Time is not on your side That is the average amount of time recruiters spend reviewing an individual résumé, according to a study released by TheLadders, an online […]
[ What would you put on a personal website that you don’t already have on LinkedIn? ] Just a few days ago, I was chatting with a friend of mine, who is currently looking for a job. She was holding a senior role in a well-known global company. Frequent travel, late hours, looming deadlines and […]