3 Steps to a Successful Career Change for Mid-Career Professionals

When you feel stuck in your current job and you look for a more rewarding career, it’s difficult to make a career change especially as a mid-career professional. You’ve established a streak of skills and experience tailored to the current industry you’re in and it’s scary to pivot the career direction into a new path. … Continue reading 3 Steps to a Successful Career Change for Mid-Career Professionals

A Foolproof Guide to Post-Crisis Careers with Smart Networking

Growing your professional network has become more difficult than ever. Gatherings and events are called off indefinitely and there’s no certainty when we go back to normal. While many professionals have found themselves challenged by this new situation, the “new normal” is not entirely full of gloom. There are better ways to build your network … Continue reading A Foolproof Guide to Post-Crisis Careers with Smart Networking

How a Niche Job Board Can Help You Land Your Next Job

When was the last time you found yourself overwhelmed with hundreds of jobs to check, applied for them, and waited months for an interview? This is one of the common problems talents face. With uncertainty COVID-19 has brought, job searching is increasingly a stressful professional activity. It can be a matter of quality vs quantity … Continue reading How a Niche Job Board Can Help You Land Your Next Job

How ‘Safe’ is it to Make a Career Change in the Midst of a Pandemic?

For over 190M professionals recently laid-off and more employers are looking into downsizing, a career change at this point is pretty wild. What started out as a health pandemic is now seemingly a long-lasting set of obstacles for every one of us to stay afloat. The job market itself went from awesome to awful overnight … Continue reading How ‘Safe’ is it to Make a Career Change in the Midst of a Pandemic?

Facing Reality by Reinventing Your Career During COVID-19

It is difficult and challenging these times we are in now. The unexpected turn of events brought by the pandemic has disrupted a lot of the things we used to know. Travel bans, economic meltdown, stricter regulations have forced employers to furlough people and/or change work arrangements to adapt. New opportunities are hard to find … Continue reading Facing Reality by Reinventing Your Career During COVID-19

Cracking International Development Careers

The International Development sector needs passionate professionals to meet aspirational development goals. A challenge is a demand for such jobs often far outweighs supply.  How to make a mark, when you may be on amongst very many candidates for a position? I am sharing some personal insights, which may strike a chord. Know thyself Knowing … Continue reading Cracking International Development Careers

How ‘Smart Networking’ can make your career (and life) easier

The word ‘networking’ has a long streak of bad connotations around it. Some who attended these events often say that it’s a waste of time. But what about smart networking? Have we considered understanding the framework of networking and using this to your career advantage? Treading on career progression can be shrouded with different obstacles. … Continue reading How ‘Smart Networking’ can make your career (and life) easier

Jobs that Make a Difference Inside the Mind of a Millennial

Generation Y - more commonly known as ‘Millennials’ - is a generation that's often stereotyped as lazy, self-centered, narcissistic, but in fact, it's a generation that's changing the workforce. Millennials have been disrupting business models and they're actually looking for jobs that make a difference. From the usual customer-centric approach to a more employee-centric standpoint, … Continue reading Jobs that Make a Difference Inside the Mind of a Millennial

Top Professional Soft Skills that Organizations Find Valuable in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The workforce is entering into a digital landscape and automation is king as we all know. Professional soft skills are more in demand now that we’re entering into the Fourth Industrial Revolution era. In the previous blog, we talked about the increasing demand for soft skills, here we are examining essential soft skills that organizations … Continue reading Top Professional Soft Skills that Organizations Find Valuable in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

What Are Professional Soft Skills and Why Are They in Demand?

At times you believe you are the smartest person in the room. You did an excellent job in different roles you’re assigned to, yet you find yourself unable to work well with others. At the same time, your fellow colleague is excellent at leading meetings, managing his time spotlessly, while being able to accommodate the … Continue reading What Are Professional Soft Skills and Why Are They in Demand?

Fourth Industrial Revolution: The Blurring Lines of Humans and Technology

"Technological revolution [...] that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres." – Klaus Schwab on Fourth Industrial Revolution The current talk in town called Fourth Industrial Revolution has been buzzing since World Economic Forum Founder and Executive Chairman, Professor Klaus Schwab coined the term in his book with that title and … Continue reading Fourth Industrial Revolution: The Blurring Lines of Humans and Technology

‘Impostor Syndrome’ in the Workplace and How to Overcome It

‘Impostor Syndrome’ especially in the workplace is common. It is a psychological term for those people who believe they've succeeded due to luck and not because of talent and qualifications. It's hard to manage but doable. It's not a disorder but it's a phenomenon that happens to many of us in the professional world. Feelings … Continue reading ‘Impostor Syndrome’ in the Workplace and How to Overcome It

‘Career Sleepwalking’ Epidemic and How to Wake Up from It

Isn’t it alarming that 37% of employees in the workforce have no sense of a career path – considered as an epidemic called 'Career Sleepwalking'? This is according to a report from LinkedIn Learning that the figure is increasing and 23% feel like they are “on a treadmill going nowhere.” Because of this, 80% of … Continue reading ‘Career Sleepwalking’ Epidemic and How to Wake Up from It