The despairing news from COP27 leaders followed by the delight of the Black Fern's win in the same week had me thinking about how we balance these dichotomies without getting distracted from the task at hand. When researching material for a CATE (Careers and Transition in Education) conference presentation later this month, I came upon [...]
The Career Intelligence tool supports an inside-out approach to career coaching.
The old ways of doing business or being in a career have changed and we are stepping into unknown territory where the future is unclear. Once upon a time, we could imagine a future because there was some predictability; one thing led to another and we could predict what comes next.
Good redundancy support is available through experienced and well-trained career coaches. The best ones will have had a lot of experience working with people whose roles have been disestablished.
The challenge now for us as individuals, regardless of how we are impacted in our careers, is to remain both open to the new environment that will unfold, and flexible to look for the opportunities where we can make a contribution.
Who would have thought that life as we’ve known it would be sideswiped like this and all sense of normality and certainty - go? We are all asking whether life as it was, will ever return. We ask, ‘Will I have a job - a business - a career'? This is a crisis on a [...]
Assuming that you will be successful in an internal interview when you know the people interviewing you can be a real mistake. You think they know that you understand the organisation and you have a record of delivering good performance - but this assumption is a real mistake. Treat every interview regardless of whether an internal or an external one with the respect deserving of thorough preparation.
The gloomy, orange sky in Auckland this week was a disturbing phenomenon. As we started the working year with the Australian fires concerning us, I wondered if this and the many crises we are experiencing now are affecting us and the way we think about the work we do.
Recently we heard that Vodafone is offering staff voluntary redundancy. Most people who take voluntary redundancy have already decided that they are “ready for a move”. There are as many reasons as there are individuals presented with the opportunity for this thinking. My question always is, have they done sufficient self-evaluation and job market analysis? [...]
This morning, on my regular hike up Maungarei (Mount Wellington) I felt particularly inspired. The 360° view of Auckland under a veil of gentle drizzle, the golden seed heads of fennel everywhere and the young fitness coach encouraging rangatahi to push on to the top - made me feel happy to be alive. I get [...]