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

3 Things About Professional Career Coaching That You Didn’t Know About Until Now

At times we ask confounding questions before making a 'sound' decision. And sometimes it struck us, "am I doing this the right way?" You're unhappy with your current job so you'd like a career change. But you aren't sure if it's a wise move. The answer to that is getting a second opinion or seek … Continue reading 3 Things About Professional Career Coaching That You Didn’t Know About Until Now

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