I was listening to ‘The Career Rules You Didn’t Learn in School’, a HBR podcast episode featuring Harvard career advisor Gorick Ng.
While the episode was a broad discussion of his new book, The Unspoken Rules (which I’m definitely buying!), there were some specific nuggets of career wisdom weaved in.
What is this: A lecture on spontaneous communication (when you don’t have time in advance to plan a speech) conducted by Matt Abrahams, a Strategic Communication lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Let’s face it.
Nobody really enjoys apologising.
Apologies are a sign that something’s gone awry, and we’re responsible for it.
It could likely diminish our trust and credibility in the eyes of people who matter most, be it our customers, partners or our bosses.
Yet, life isn’t perfect. Things can…
Call it what you will — resume objective, professional summary or executive summary, but we can all agree on one thing:
Most of them are written like how terrible college professors teach: Pretentious, stuffed with fluffy words, and communicate little value.
Case in point:
“Passionate, goal-oriented professional with a relentless…
Workscopes, also known as job descriptions, are the meat of your resume.
They describe your professional work experience. Employers infer what you can and cannot do by reading the workscopes in your CV.
Everyone can write them, but few write workscopes with impact.
Impact leaves an impression on your reader…
“I don’t know what I want to do in the future.”
You may know someone who feels this way. You might even be facing this issue yourself.
You aren’t alone.
According to a study, 9 in 10 employees are willing to earn less money to do more meaningful work. …
Today, I had the opportunity to participate in Google Day 2020, a Recruitment Event where we students had the chance to interact with real Googlers. The event was virtual due to COVID-19, but it was so phenomenally well-executed that I had to write about it.
Google is a great company…
If there is a word to describe 2020 so far, it would be this:
Amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, people are starting to focus on what matters most: The health and lives of our families, friends and loved ones. The archaic fashion calendar is evolving. Rapid consumerism of fast fashion…
Yeeli Lee is a self-professed serial entrepreneur — a “rainmaker” and an “armadillo”, in her own words. Having started and is running three beauty and skincare companies simultaneously — including a regional beauty brand incubator, she is a doyen at building beauty brands from the ground up. During our interview…