When you’re looking for a job it’s easy to lose yourself in the stress of it all.
When you’re stressed I think you lose the creative part of your brain, that helps you think of new ideas that might help you with your predicament.
Which is why I’m here…to rescue you.
Actually I’m not here to rescue you.
I can’t make anything happen for you.
I can however, give you ideas that can help.
I have been doing a few Meet-Ups lately, both for business and fun. I love them, as you can find a Meet-Up for any sort of hobby you may have.
I’ve met some really inspiring and vibrant people, particularly the organizers of the groups. They’re the type of people who have an interest and draw people around them who have similar interests. [click to continue…]
I am writing this post knowing full well it may just backfire on me.
That’s because if you pick up on what I am saying, I might be out of a job.
When I write resumes and LinkedIn profiles, I spend a great deal of time turning my client’s mindset around from thinking about what they’ve done, to expressing this in terms of the impact they’ve made.
What do I mean by this?
This here below is a responsibility, I may typically see written on an Accountant’s resume.
- Month-end reporting and month-end account closing procedures
Yes, yes it’s a bit ho hum.
This statement pretty much reads the same as every other Accountant doing the same thing. [click to continue…]
As someone who has helped many skilled migrants find jobs here, I get dispirited when I’m asked questions such as “should I change my name on my CV?”
I’ve wished I had an easy answer to give.
Our names form a strong part of our identity.
So why the hell should you change that when you look for a job?
I used to say to people that you don’t want to work for people who judge you on the basis of your name.
But I now realise that what’s worse than conscious bias, is the unconscious bias that we all have.
So even if people think they’re not judging you, the reality is they probably are. [click to continue…]
One of the interesting things about running this blogging challenge is observing what’s going on for me while I am on it.
I don’t say this to be narcissistic.
I am actually interested to find out what makes me tick. This is so I can enjoy my work more, be “in the zone” and become more productive.
I figure if I can focus on enjoying what I do, I become a happier person in general and better to be around. Hooray I hear my friends say.
So the challenge is that I write a blog post a day for the next 30 days.
I have, in fact, forgotten how many posts I have written, which brings me to the point of this post. [click to continue…]