Introducing Halfreformed: The Spoken-Word Series

Yes, I made a podcast. You can listen to it via: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/paola-fajardo9 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1ZilRR5gtKLhEW2o1UMSCJ Below is the transcript of the pilot episode for you purist blog readers. Thanks in advance for supporting me. I sincerely hope you enjoy listening and join me on this new platform. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Hi everyone, Paola here, and this is Halfreformed …

Why I am closer to death, and what I’m doing about it (audio available)

Photo by Gabor Molnar via Unsplash *If you are on the go,  listen to the audio version of this post on anchor / spotify here: * Anchor: paola-fajardo9 Spotify: Halfreformed: The Spoken-Word Series As a geriatric millennial (or someone on the way there), I’ve seen from afar the many milestones that people my age have …

Why work for a small company when you’ve already worked for a big one? (Opinion)

Photo by Berenice Melis via Unsplash I was asked a few months ago: Why are you working for a small company (again), if you already worked for a big MNC in the past? Shouldn’t you just use working for a small company as a stepping stone to joining MNCs?” Good question, the first thing I …

My resistance to TikTok, and why I am sitting on this hill for now (Opinion, Audio Available)

Photo by Mourizal Sativa via Unsplash *If you are on the go,  listen to the audio version of this post on Anchor or Spotify I understand the past few years, most of the world has been consumed by this app called TikTok, especially the youngins’. There was an internet analysis from a Youtube (YT) creator …

On Work and Politics changing my definition of (good) leadership (audio available)

Photo by Tomoko Uji via Unsplash *If you are on the go, listen to the audio version of this post here: Anchor OR Spotify It’s been a hot minute since my last “personal” post. I admit getting covid twice and my mental and emotional preoccupation with the PH elections took up all my energy, time, …

I was wrong, we lost in the elections. Here I am self-soothing.

Photo from: youhadmeatgardening.com/winter-flowers There's a clip from the TV series Parks & Recreations where the lead character Leslie Knope was talking to Campaign Manager Jen Barkley. A portion of the conversation went like this: Leslie: " How do I lose to a guy like that? It's a great idea, right?" (to run for elections) Jen: …

My one and only PH election 2022 opinion post. Let’s see if this one ages gracefully

Photo by Nishant Kumar via Unsplash A reminder if you will read my long post: Respect my Onion. Thanks.  It’s the most wonderful time of the decade in the Philippines again: It’s the National Election season. However, more than the usual circus, this one coming on 09th May 2022 is very crucial. The Son of …

Interpersonal Skills (and tips) from a Recruiter (Audio available)

Photo from Christine-WOCintechchat via Unsplash.com *If you are on the go, go listen to the audio version of this post on anchor / spotify here: * Anchor: http://www.anchor.fm/paola-fajardo9 Spotify: Halfreformed: The Spoken Word Series What a lot of people don't know about my profession is that we Recruiters are Salespeople. We “sell” candidates to clients, …