Posts Tagged ‘Career advice’
What do employers look for in a CV?
Speaking honestly: Writing a resume can be a real drag. Updating an existing one however, can be downright painful. If you are reading this, chances are you are looking at greener pastures and about to embark on a new adventure. Well, here’s the good news: learning how to transform your outdated resume can give your…Read More
What to wear to your job interview
“Whatever you do… make sure you are better dressed than your best dressed client.” These were the words that haunted me throughout my recruitment career. My best dressed client, wore head to toe black Hugo Boss. Her hair perfectly coiffed, make up like a Christian Dior counter girl, nails immaculate, not a chip in sight.…Read More
What I learnt from my 6-year-old daughter.
My heart fell. That horrible feeling, that something could go terribly wrong. I looked up, staring at the metal chains, that held everything together. What if one of the chains let loose? What if we fell out of the seat? What if the buckle wasn’t put on properly? What if? My 6-year-old daughter was beaming.…Read More
Three lessons I have learnt that make me excited for tomorrow
As my last days of my degree are approaching, I take a step back to reflect on my journey so far. Not just at university, but how much I’ve grown as a person overall. After so many experiences; good and bad, successes and failures. Moments that filled my heart while others left it broken. In…Read More
Have you discovered your Ikigai?
Change. 6 letters when put together have a strange effect. For some, it paralyses them. Too afraid of what could happen, they would rather stick with what they know. For over ten years, my client was stuck in a rut. The monotony of the same job. Day in, day out. Was she good at it,…Read More
Finish well. How to spend your last 203 days.
Have you ever felt stagnant? Fear of moving forward. Fear of failure. A comfortable holding position. Doing the same thing over and over. Utilising energy. Wondering why there are no results. Frustration starting to seep in. I have… It’s especially hard when you have lots to risk. When you have tasted the bitterness of failure.…Read More
Why I’m choosing to focus on now.
I remember when I was a kid, I thought a day would take so long to get through and afternoons of playing seemed endless. Summer holidays felt like forever and every year leading up to my next birthday felt so far away. Fast forward a few years. Now, I feel that my days fly by…Read More
Banish the green eyed monster. Focus on your strengths
Let’s face it, we live in a world of comparison. Each day we find our names, our abilities, our skills, our knowledge, our wealth, our test scores, our performance and anything else in between being constantly ranked against each other. We’re told, “focus on your strength, they make you, you” and “nobody can be a…Read More
Beginners guide: 4 smart strategies to find your strengths
It’s funny, I am a recent graduate in search of my future. Throughout my studies, at work I see people walking around, oblivious to the things that are so clear. Their natural strengths and talents influence how they see the world. They’re how they deal with problems, they’re the foundation of their future choices. Yet…Read More
How knowing your strengths can rewrite your future
Your strengths are the start of it. Finding it, and incorporating it into your life. First with small steps, who knows what future you can create for yourself. My guess, it’s a one brighter than you can possibly imagine.Read More
Why I left my job in accounting.
I believe your strengths can help you find your purpose. It doesn’t have to be defined as one big thing or one great achievement. It can simply be a way of making the most of your life by using your unique gifts and talents.Read More
See it. Speak it. Call out potential
To create the future, we need cultivate potential. We need to incubate talent. We need to build capacity of those around us. We need to inspire the human spirit.Read More
A working mothers journey into uncertainty
The moment my daughter entered our world, she simultaneously both made and unmade everything I thought I knew about life. Up to that point, I considered myself perhaps somewhat in possession of enough experience and ‘know-how’ to accomplish what I felt I had been given to accomplish. One look at this tiny human entrusted into…Read More
In the pursuit of passion
“If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.” —Bishop T.D. Jakes But what do you do if you have more than one passion? For me, it’s makeup or medicine. I’ve recently discovered one of my passions in makeup artistry. Each time I go…Read More
Confessions (and learnings) of a 20-year-old.
Okay, I confess. I’m 20 years old, I have a Bachelor’s degree, and I still don’t know what career I want. I am currently taking a year off from study to explore my interests and potential career paths. It is a year full of uncertainty. But is it necessary to label this a confession? What…Read More
Connections, the soul behind diversity
As I sat at the dinner table with my family enjoying a hot bowl of pho, I thought about the journey my parents have had as migrants to Australia. They immigrated from Vietnam in the 70’s escaping the horrors of war. Here they worked incredibly hard, adapting to a foreign country, which they now call…Read More
If you want to be successful at work, then do this detox
On Christmas day, while the world sat down for Christmas lunch; tables full of crisp roasted turkey, succulent gleaming hams; I was in hospital. Ever since last years’ horror bedbug attack I haven’t been quite the same. I’ve developed severe allergic reactions to just about anything and everything. Since then, I’ve been on a detox.…Read More
Searching for your calling? Start here
“Mummy, what cutie mark will I have?” “Honey, you’ve lost me…what are you talking about?” “My little pony. All ponies are born without a cutie mark. When they find what they are good at, a special cutie mark appears here.” My daughter was staring innocently at me, pointing to her behind. “You see Mummy; Rainbow…Read More
Want to perform better at work? Then sleep better.
I know what its like not to sleep. When my daughter was six months old, I went back to work. The truth is, she did not sleep through the night till she was three. For two and a half years, I operated on less sleep than anyone should have, so I speak from experience. Sleep…Read More
“How do I move from a technical role into a people management/ leadership role?”
What a great question! In my work, I’m often working to shift ingrained mindsets. Many people believe the natural progression as one evolves in their career is people management. Organisations often promote top performers into a people management role as the next logical step. Over my years I’ve seen many top performers struggle under the…Read More