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
Amidst the pandemic, it's difficult to imagine job opportunities. Aid it with a job hunting strategy to find a job easier next time!
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
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
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?
Quite unhappy with your current job, you have second thoughts about a career change but too scared to do it. What if you fail? What if you're still unhappy and what if it's not a wise move after all? The best way to deal with what-ifs is to seek a second opinion and soundboard them … Continue reading 3 Things About Career Coaching that Can Help You
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
It is normal to have uncertainties in life including in your career path. Many people have shifted from one industry to another. Others have taken on roles you never expected them to. Searching for jobs is time-consuming and can be a long to-and-from process with recruiters if you are lucky. Chances are, if you missed … Continue reading Career Coaching – When and Why Do You Need It?
The average person spends over 80,000 hours at work in their lifetime, so it’s worth taking some time to choose a career that gives you great contentment and allows you to live your best life.
Many of us have probably been mentored (or have mentored someone) in the past. But let’s face it, not many of us, especially those working in the social impact sector, always get the luxury of being coached. Coaching can seem far-fetched, sometimes inaccessible, and oftentimes misguided.
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
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
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
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
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?
"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’ 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
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
Bangkok, Thailand — In a sea of applications, organizations are having a dilemma of hiring the best candidates for the job. At the same time, applicants are also challenged to stand out from the crowd. In recent years, the job market has been immensely competitive and most job seekers are left to be faced with … Continue reading How Pro-bono Career Coaching Can Help Job Seekers