What does it mean to become the hero of your own story? You become powerful and confident. You are in the driver’s seat of your life journey and that is a wonderful place to be. But this is not necessarily the case for every one of us nor something that we are born into. We […]
Crossroads, Second Chances And That Viral Campaign
Careers are, often, not linear. We may think that a typical career path is one that stays on a particular trajectory, constantly moving upwards, making financial gains and improvements in status. Does that mean that a non-linear career is one to frown upon? Non-linear careers What would a non-linear career look like? It’s been said […]
Decide Like a Cheetah
To think or decide like a cheetah is not about, as one might assume, speed but to be able to decelerate quickly. The term ‘cheetah pause’ was coined by Cheryl Strauss Einhorn. Therefore, the idea behind learning to decide like a cheetah is about being able to change direction quickly and staying agile, all while […]
What I Learned in 2020
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.
Compete with Yourself
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 […]
Answering Questions on Improving Your Digital Profile
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 […]
What Am I Doing Wrong?
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 […]
Do You Need a LinkedIn Profile Today?
[ 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 […]
Your Résumé is Simply Not Enough
[ 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 […]
Why You Should Write to Strengthen Your Personal Brand
[ Good writing helps people understand who you are, what you do and establish your credibility ] Writing is a form of self-expression, it can remain long after you’re gone. There is the possibility for greater impact and influence compared to social conversations or presentations delivered which are limited in space, time and audience. There […]