Working in the social impact sector is nothing short of rewarding. There’s a lot to love about the idea of making a living out of one’s passion to propagate concrete change in the world. Yet, joining the sector, including top international organizations and the United Nations, can be overwhelming. Among a list of things you need … Continue reading Top 5 CV Writing Tips for the Social Impact Sector
Job hunting is not an easy feat with today's unemployment rate. According to the International Labour Organization, there will be 205 million unemployed people in 2022. Hence, many job seekers can’t help but ask how they can stand out in a sea of applicants. The answer, though easier said than done, lies in plain sight: … Continue reading Approved CV Template for the Social Impact Sector
A job market is a tough place for everyone today. Job hunting is often stress-inducing and energy-sapping. But taking care of your mental health while job hunting is important. Here are a few steps you can take to keep yourself in check. Be strategic with your job search It cannot be emphasized enough, but strategy … Continue reading Taking care of your mental health while job hunting
Aspiring professionals, especially young people graduating from college who are starting a career, are often expected to have previous experience. How can you build credibility and the "edge" you need to break into the workforce even before you get a chance to build your own expertise? The answer lies in how fast you start and … Continue reading How to gain credibility when you have little experience
[Updated: 28/06/2021] Today, when the health pandemic affects all areas of human life, and the job market is going through unprecedented turbulence, you need strong resilience skills to cope with challenges. These skills are crucial in the post COVID world. How fast you recover, renew your energy, and open up to spot new opportunities, show … Continue reading Why Resilience is the Number One Skill Today
What will you be doing instead if your current career option completely vanishes? What is your career option if money is no longer a problem?
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
[Updated: 10/05/2021] 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 reality talents face. With the uncertainty COVID-19 brought, job searching is increasingly a stressful professional activity. It can be a matter of quality … 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
[Updated: 10/05/2021]We are in a new epoch. The pandemic has brought many unexpected turns of events and disrupted the things we used to know. Employers were forced to furlough people or change work arrangements. It may have seemed that finding new opportunities within the social impact sector is difficult - but now more than ever … 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
💡 This User Guide is catered to Account Owner (Main PoC) for initial setup. With your account activated and verified, first action you may like to take is set up your organization information and add relevant hiring team members to your account. ⓵ Add company logo and description Click 'Organization' in the left panel of … Continue reading 01 – First, A Quick Account Setup
Now that you've completed org setup and added members of your hiring team, creating your first job is the next logical step. Let's see how easy it is. To create a job, simply click the green "New Job" button at the top-right corner. ⓵ First, fill out the 'JOB CARD' section Click to add Managers … Continue reading 02 – Create Your First ‘Job Card’
💡 This user guide is for users who use 'Job posting' feature to accept applications. Now that you've created a new Job Card shown on your dashboard, let's take a closer look at why you should choose 'Easy Apply' option and how to optimise it. We designed 'Easy Apply' to enable hiring teams to manage … Continue reading 03 – Streamline Applications with ‘Easy Apply’
Easy Screening is used WHEN... ➥ You have shortlisted applicants from to stage, or ➥ You externally in 'Easy Screening' funnel step directly. ⓵ Set interview questions Screening / interviewing activities begins in . In 'Easy Screening' funnel, click "edit" icon to launch the Interview Editor and start creating interview questions connected to this funnel. … Continue reading 04 – How to Use ‘Easy Screening’
You may have heard of or are currently using candidate video screening or one-way video interviewing tool. While we have been using this tool ourselves to automate highly repetitive hiring processes – like, pre-screening, scheduling interview slots with all parties involved, and even wasting time with unfit candidates (time is precious after all) – we know … Continue reading Candidate Video Screening (with integrated job posting feature)
The recruitment process can get hectic and time-consuming. With the fast-paced digital age rising along with the Covid-19 pandemic, recruiters look for alternative technologies to level up their hiring game beyond crises and geographical boundaries. Our solution? One-way video interviews! Hiring with one-way video interviews carves an edge in the employment market through its efficiency, … Continue reading Pros and Cons of Hiring with One-Way Video Interviews
If you are passionate about development work or looking for opportunities to learn more about the space, boost your professional skills, give back to your community, and finally land your ultimate impact-driven career, then this is the perfect opportunity for you!
An initiative from a caring educator – and some seed money from EEF – bring hopes and smiles to a remote school and community in Mae Hong Son. Seeking employment, applying for jobs and getting hired is no easy feat in today’s hyper-competitive labor market. This situation is even more dire for teenagers fresh out … Continue reading [IMPACT STORIES] — When a School Becomes a Market of Opportunities