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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] As both a Life and Career Coach, this is Work-Life Integration is one trend that brings to life both my areas of passionate pleas for action … 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

Labour Market Information and Career Planning – CASE STUDY – Stats South Africa Quarterly Labour Force Survey Results – 2019 Quarter 1

To Plan your Career effectively – Know Your Market This article focuses on one aspect of career planning, knowing your market, both local, and global. This is done by gathering career information, which can be information about occupations, professions, salary, working conditions, qualification and experience required for a career path – read more here. The … Continue reading Labour Market Information and Career Planning – CASE STUDY – Stats South Africa Quarterly Labour Force Survey Results – 2019 Quarter 1

Learning and Lifelong Learning – Exploring 2 Key Future of Work Trends

In this blog I introduce and explore four concepts and practices, which are part of the global trends we are currently experiencing, and identified as important for the Future of Work. These are learning, active learning, experiential learning and lifelong learning. Why focus on Learning and Lifelong Learning Trend? In several trends reports on the … Continue reading Learning and Lifelong Learning – Exploring 2 Key Future of Work Trends

Career Networking and the 15 Roles that Should be in Your Social and Professional Network – Unlocking the “Hidden Job Market”

To get ahead in life and work, access and use opportunities, you need both a network and to network. In this article, I explore various related concepts – career, networking, career networking, hidden job market, opportunities, social and professional network plus the 15 roles that need to be in yours and examples of what is … Continue reading Career Networking and the 15 Roles that Should be in Your Social and Professional Network – Unlocking the “Hidden Job Market”

Soft Skills – a Workplace Trend to Embrace and be Fit for the Future of Work

In the book, Time to Explore, Roberta Neault in 2012 highlighted one trend that most people pay limited attention to, “soft skills”, or “essential skills” as some call them, compared to technical skills relevant to any job. Yet several work place trends forecasting research institutes, organisations and individuals continue to produce evidence in support of … Continue reading Soft Skills – a Workplace Trend to Embrace and be Fit for the Future of Work

Soft Skills – What are they and 10 Tips on How to Develop them

Soft skills are a critical ability to have and utilize in life and work. They make a huge difference to how people “experience” you and your ability to fulfill any task or role you have as at their core they are about human interaction. Before getting into the 10 Tips of How to Develop Soft … Continue reading Soft Skills – What are they and 10 Tips on How to Develop them

Career Planning Starting Point ~ Know Yourself ~ 7 Self-Assessment Tasks

🌟 Introduction to Career Development and locating the Career Planning Process   A career is not just your job, it is defined as the sum of all the work you do in the family, community, self and at work. To live a purpose-driven life and do meaningful work, practising lifelong career development and management helps you … Continue reading Career Planning Starting Point ~ Know Yourself ~ 7 Self-Assessment Tasks

Values ~ Your Internal Compass in Life and Career Management – a Self-Coaching Guide

🌟 YOUR CAREER ICE-BERG ~ What is beneath the Surface of Who You Are? Your values are one of the life anchors that you should be clear about. They are one of the elements that make up who you are. They are intangible, hidden from other people, sometimes even yourself, but they're a lense that … Continue reading Values ~ Your Internal Compass in Life and Career Management – a Self-Coaching Guide

5 Life Lessons that Could Shape Your Career ~ Looking Back to Move Forward

📣📣📣🙌🏽 DAY 21 of #300DaysofLearning Challenge  🌟 Fletcher High School Career Day I learnt at Fletcher High School in Gweru, Zimbabwe. On their Career Day, 23rd March 2019, I was given the honor as a member of the Fletcher Old Student's Association (FOSA) to share with the students life lessons that could guide their future … Continue reading 5 Life Lessons that Could Shape Your Career ~ Looking Back to Move Forward