Three things that employers want to see in your social media profiles
Video: Do you really know why you do what you do?
We have all heard that potential employers are going to be looking for us on social media. Some 44% of employers surveyed said that they had hired a candidate through social media. But why do they do it? What is it that companies want to see about our private life activities before making a professional […]
How to Stop Taking Things Personally
Experimental psychologist Petter Johansson researches choice blindness — a phenomenon where we convince ourselves that we’re getting what we want, even when we’re not. In an eye-opening talk, he shares experiments (designed in collaboration with magicians!) that aim to answer the question: Why do we do what we do? The findings have big implications for […]
How to Be More Proactive at Work
When you are invested in a task, be it in your professional or professional life, it is always hard to receive criticism on it well. Yet as daunting as it is to detach yourself emotionally from negative feedback, it is important to learn how to do so. The journey to the peak of our career […]
Video: How to find work you love
Being proactive at work can be harder for some, as it requires vocalizing your presence and putting yourself out there even if you may not necessarily want to. However, it is a behavioural trait and tendency that can be nurtured, and it should be for multiple reasons. When you are proactive, you are seen as […]
How to Identify and Tackle Hierarchy in the Workplace
Scott Dinsmore quit a job that made him miserable, and spent the next four years wondering how to find work that was joyful and meaningful. He shares what he learned in this deceptively simple talk about finding out what matters to you — and then getting started doing it.
Managing Unprofessional Colleagues
Amidst concerns with diversity and inclusion, digital transformation of workforce, personal branding and learn organizations, office hierarchy are often overlooked topics because we think power dynamics in the workplace are about to change and top-down structures are losing relevance. However, hierarchy and power will continue to define working relations regardless of the industry, organization or […]
Video: Looking for a job? Highlight your ability, not your experience!
At this point in your career as a Young Professional, you can say with certainty that dealing with unprofessional people at work is just a fact of life. Josh Hansen from TalentZoo.com has written a guide to offer some helpful tips on how to manage unprofessional conduct from colleagues. 1. Lead by Example Sometimes people […]
Video: Why Jobs of the Future won’t Feel Like Work
Very few of us hold jobs that line up directly with our past experiences or what we studied in college. Take TED Resident Jason Shen; he studied biology but later became a product manager at a tech company. In this quick, insightful talk about human potential, Shen shares some new thinking on how job seekers […]
How to Identify My Values
We’ve all heard that robots are going to take our jobs — but what can we do about it? Innovation expert David Lee says that we should start designing jobs that unlock our hidden talents and passions — the things we spend our weekends doing — to keep us relevant in the age of robotics. […]
In this week’s post, we feature advice from Frank Kuijsters, Director of Digne Consult APAC, on how young professionals can identify and accentuate the values they believe in. Armed with more than 30 years of experience in learning and development and coaching, Frank has supported thousands of successful individuals worldwide in achieving their professional and […]