This is the second (and final) part of the Future-Proof Your Career Series. In the first part I talk about how to recognise and protect your career’s greatest asset. Now, on to the other two tips: Release Your Innate Ability to Adapt and Innovate I remember being at a conference once, and a business leader whose company traded in petroleum products was asked what he would do if people … [Read more...] about Future-Proof Your Career (Part 2)
Today, I’m starting a two-part series on how to Future-Proof Your Career. Interesting title, I know, but since I’m writing this at the height of the disruptive Covid-19 pandemic, I’m sure you’ll understand why. Before the pandemic started, we had been hearing about how to prepare for the future of work and the work of the future. Naturally, that had a lot of people wondering, confused and … [Read more...] about Future-Proof Your Career (Part 1)
Job losses happen in the world of work. No one wishes for it, but it happens all the same for different reasons. If you have just been laid off from work, it can lead to a load of stress and anxiety and leave many questions hanging unanswered: Why me? How did this happen? How will I pay my bills? Where do I go from here? You may also find yourself dealing with a myriad of negative emotions; you … [Read more...] about How to Deal with a Job Loss
As a Coach, this is one of my most favourite things to do in the entire world- helping people to find their path, and as a woman, I can definitely relate to female concerns. Women are beautiful and truly special. Truly, there are different ways by which a woman could find a career or work path. We could look at the woman’s temperament and personality or her talents, skills and experiences, but … [Read more...] about An Inner Compass to Finding Your Career Path
Is it good to start your own business? Absolutely. Should you start your own business? Maybe. Is it time to start your own business? Maybe. Maybe not. There are some people who express themselves best through creating ideas, pioneering them and turning them into successful businesses. They do better as business owners or self-employed people. There is another group of people who can work in … [Read more...] about Thinking of leaving your job to start your own business? Read this first.
A skill is a special ability or expertise that you acquire by formal or informal training and practice. It is the most important factor in any career. Your skills may come from the practice of your talent or natural ability or from deliberate learning. Taking stock of the skills that you have is a big deal when it comes to making career decisions. Here are three important ways that the … [Read more...] about Why You Need to Take Stock of Your Skills