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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …