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

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