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, …

Were you robbed of life during the pandemic? (audio available)

Photo by Mel Elias via Unsplash *If you are on the go, go listen to the audio version of this post on anchor / spotify here: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/paola-fajardo9 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1ZilRR5gtKLhEW2o1UMSCJ How is everyone's new year so far? I understand that things are not going so well in some parts of the world. It’s as if …

Career 2021: Revival, Trauma, Resignations and The Reckoning

**If you are on the go, you can listen to this via on my audio blog, Halfreformed: The Spoken Word Series. Links: Anchor.fm: https://anchor.fm/paola-fajardo9 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1ZilRR5gtKLhEW2o1UMSCJ Photo by Marcos Paulo Prado via Unsplash Revival & Trauma ...And just like that, we are ending 2021 as if nothing happened (well, it’s true nothing much happened). In all …

Productivity tips from a Recruiter

Photo by @magnetme via Unsplash *If you are on the go, go listen to the audio version of this post on anchor / spotify here: * Anchor: https://anchor.fm/paola-fajardo9 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1ZilRR5gtKLhEW2o1UMSCJ As Recruiters, people turn to us for career advice, job application advice, resignation advice, etc. I bet you didn’t know that we are also masters of productivity. …

Do our passports dictate our career success? (Opinion)

Passports have become a powerful tool for opportunities and immersive learningPhoto by Inkredo Designer via Unsplash In PassportIndex.com, Philippine Passports’ Power Rank is currently at #63. This means holders of this passport can be Visa-Free in only 20 countries, need Visa upon Arrival in 33 countries, and require visa applications in 145 countries. Tedious, lengthy, …

What’s the antidote to disruption and uncertainty in the workplace?

Photo: Kati Moum - Unsplash There are a growing number of threats that put people’s livelihoods in danger. Besides the current pandemic, there’s the ongoing economic downturn that’s caused companies to downsize and restructure their operations. The imminent implementation of automation has accelerated.  Organizations need to maximize available technologies to ease workflow and comply with …