Career decision-making or Education Path choice ~ 10 key guiding questions to consider ~

Career decision-making or Education Path choice ~ 10 key guiding questions for you ~ Know yourself in this moment of your life and Your future market:~ 1. What is your career goal? Or what do you want to do with any qualification/s you are thinking of pursuing? ~ start with the end in mind 2. … Continue reading Career decision-making or Education Path choice ~ 10 key guiding questions to consider ~

Journal Writing ~ 10 Tips from a Career Coach

📣🌟 #JOURNAL #WRITING ~ Career Coach 10 Tips Journal writing is a useful practice to connect with your thoughts, emotions, tap into inner wisdom, resolve issues and create or document your knowledge. Its a critical tool for promoting #wellness. The kind of journal writing I encourage is free writing. #Journal #Writing #Tips Here are ten … Continue reading Journal Writing ~ 10 Tips from a Career Coach

People, Mindset and Environment – 3 Key Ingredients for Successful Learning

Learning requires many things to be in place for it to be successful. This week I settled on three, not sure why, but they are the three that I keep on coming back to. They are environment, people and mindset. Effective learning happens in an environment that is enabling and supportive. People are important as … Continue reading People, Mindset and Environment – 3 Key Ingredients for Successful Learning

How to Reboot Your Career in 90 Days

There are many reasons one would like to "reboot" their career. You may have been in a role for many year, you may reached a ceiling, you maybe looking for new directions to what no seems like repetitive work or you may just need a reboot to ensure you are engaged again. A reboot could … Continue reading How to Reboot Your Career in 90 Days

Self-awareness and its Importance in Leading your Life and achieving Career Goals

SHORT STORY ON KNOWING AND MANAGING YOURSELF: 💭 "I woke up in a dark mood. It mirrored the weather outside. I didn't want to go anywhere or do anything. I knew this Ennie. When she visited nothing would happen until I had taken care of her. She was "Ennie Inner Child" that needed soothing, to … Continue reading Self-awareness and its Importance in Leading your Life and achieving Career Goals

Career Story – How I became a Career Coach focused on Life Wellness, a Learning Expert and a Global Development Worker

[WARNING – This is an 8 minutes fast read OR a 25 minutes slow read] My name is Ennie Chipembere Chikwema. I am a Career Coach, a Learning Expert, a holistic Life Wellness Coach and a Global Development Worker. I exist to influence individuals and organisations to utilise a learning approach, for individuals to reach … Continue reading Career Story – How I became a Career Coach focused on Life Wellness, a Learning Expert and a Global Development Worker

Career Story ~ What is it? Why you need one and How to write it and Use it

In several moments and situations in my life and career journey I have had to answer the following questions - who are you? What do you do? What makes you the best candidate for this job? How would this opportunity fit with your life or career goals? What are your career goals? What do you … Continue reading Career Story ~ What is it? Why you need one and How to write it and Use it

To tap into the Career Opportunities Market – Build a Strong Social and Professional Network

Social and Professional Networks and “Opportunities” – what is the relationship? Once a year I immerse myself in at least one learning space and event with lots of new people. My goal will be to share my knowledge and expertise, as well as having this challenged and enriched by other ideas. My target is also … Continue reading To tap into the Career Opportunities Market – Build a Strong Social and Professional Network

Disrupted Career Pathways and the Working Retirement Trend – 10 Tips to Manage Transitions

Work arrangements and career pathways have not remained untouched as advances in technology have disrupted industries and daily life. Career paths are no longer linear or have an expiration date of 65+ years at retirement. Retirement itself is no longer a guaranteed life of rest and leisure or "declining economic contribution, as many have had … Continue reading Disrupted Career Pathways and the Working Retirement Trend – 10 Tips to Manage Transitions

Life Purpose – How to “Find” It and have a Meaningful Life and Career

At the cornerstone of meaningful work and life, is the search and use of life purpose. This is defined simply as, what you see as your reason for existing in life. It should provide an answer to the big life question ~ why are you here on earth? It is your intrinsic motivator and driver … Continue reading Life Purpose – How to “Find” It and have a Meaningful Life and Career

4 Generations in The Workplace and The Potential of Intergenerational Learning

There are 5 generations on earth and in any workplace, and there are likely to be 3 or 4 working together. This is a huge potential for intergenerational learning but could also be a source of much friction and misunderstanding. I have never paid attention, as closely as I do now, to issues of diversity … Continue reading 4 Generations in The Workplace and The Potential of Intergenerational Learning

15 Benefits You Can Negotiate for Other Than Salary – In a New Contract or Anytime at Work

At any point you can negotiate your contract and benefits, however, it is important to have a strategy and plan to do so. Negotiation is uncomfortable for most people, but it is a critical career management skill. There is also a gender dimension, as men usually negotiate more than women, whether its new contracts or … Continue reading 15 Benefits You Can Negotiate for Other Than Salary – In a New Contract or Anytime at Work

Tip Sheet ~ How to Map 25 Sources of Jobs and Plan Your Job Search

Finding or Creating your own job or work is a full-time project that requires you to be strategic for you to be successful. This Tip Sheet provides 6 detailed tips and resources to support you with organizing your self during a job search as well as a checklist of 4 sources of jobs/work offline, online, … Continue reading Tip Sheet ~ How to Map 25 Sources of Jobs and Plan Your Job Search

Youth and Future of Work Trends – Exploring Transition from School to Work Career Issues

Young people between 0-24 years are expected to be 50% of the population in Africa by in Africa by 2050. The cureent and emerging future of work trends that they need to navigate as they transition from school to work are immense. ILO in its 2019 Report, Work For A Brighter Future by the Global … Continue reading Youth and Future of Work Trends – Exploring Transition from School to Work Career Issues

Learn with the Career Coach Journal – Personal Learning Ecosystem Approach Day

Learn with the Career Coach Journal is something I am trying out to help me reflect on my learning journey, be intentional with my lifelong learning actions and also to inspire others to practice lifelong learning. Guided by a Personal Learning Ecosystem approach, today I learnt in various ways as part of my #300DaysOfLearning Challenge … Continue reading Learn with the Career Coach Journal – Personal Learning Ecosystem Approach Day

6 Career Trends in the 2019 ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work Report

The ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work was set up in 2017 and their report, released in March 2019 is a veritable feast for anyone concerned with global trends related to learning, work, careers and labour. The Commission gives ten Recommendations for a “human-centered agenda for the future of work” that aims to … Continue reading 6 Career Trends in the 2019 ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work Report

CVs – Career Coach Top 10 Tips ~ Applied at any Career Stage

For an effective job search or if seeking career progression, you need to have a good Curriculum Vitae (CV). This tip sheet is produced to assist you in developing a strong CV, to market your academic qualifications, work experience and accomplishments. [SOURCE: https://agilesearch.io/fi/6-things-to-have-in-your-cv-infographic/ ]  Tip 1 – Target your CV to each role and company … Continue reading CVs – Career Coach Top 10 Tips ~ Applied at any Career Stage

Alternative Work and Career Arrangements Trends – the Gig Economy, Side Hustles and 5 Tips for You

  [SOURCE: https://www.smartsheet.com/remote-workers ] In this blog, we start exploring the trends related to alternative work and career arrangements. These include the shift from traditional work to the gig economy in developed economies, informality and self-employment or freelance work in developing economies and we define the difference with side hustles. Career Tips are also shared … Continue reading Alternative Work and Career Arrangements Trends – the Gig Economy, Side Hustles and 5 Tips for You

Work-Life Integration – An Emerging Trend – What does it mean for Your Career Now and in The Future?

Do you agree? – “Our personal and professional lives are melding, erasing the distinction between work and leisure hours.” [SOURCE: Turn and Face the Strange - Employment Trends in Canada, Brookfield Institute, 2019] As both a Life Wellness and Career Coach, the issue of Work-Life Integration is one trend that brings to life both my … Continue reading Work-Life Integration – An Emerging Trend – What does it mean for Your Career Now and in The Future?

TIP SHEET– How to Conduct Career Research – 5 Tips and 5 Resources

For proactive career management, and effective job search or if seeking career progression, you need to research labour market information, organisations and career information. This Tip Sheet was produced to provide some pointers on how to do that. Career information can come from people, or systems. Most of the information a system provides, you can … Continue reading TIP SHEET– How to Conduct Career Research – 5 Tips and 5 Resources