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

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

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

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

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

Referees and Your Job Search ~ Prepare them Well to Best Represent You

🌟 A note on Referees when job searching A reference check is part of the job search process. You therefore need to have Referees ready when this stage of the job search process arrives. Unfortunately, job seekers do not usually invest time in this critical stage. Someone asked me to be their Referee and this was … Continue reading Referees and Your Job Search ~ Prepare them Well to Best Represent You

Forced Job Search or Career Change ~ Do it from a Position of Strength

🌟 Forced Job Search or Career Change ~ Do it from a Position of Strength 🙌 😊 This past month, I had the honor of helping several people seeking new opportunities. Sadly, many are being forced to move due to challenging workplace or life situations. My offering to them has been: you are not your situation, you are … Continue reading Forced Job Search or Career Change ~ Do it from a Position of Strength