It’s a topic that is regularly discussed in professional forums and on networking sites such as LinkedIn. And it’s something that holds supreme relevance in today’s hyper-changing and complex world of work.Job hopping, job shopping, or whatever moniker it has been ascribed, is now firmly in the HR spotlight in Asia. With the millenial generation in particular happy to switch full-time roles regularly and often, the job-hoppers of today are no longer considered outliers.They now represent a significant structural change to the workforce in Asia-Pacific – and HR will not just need to accept this changed state of affairs, but work to take advantage of it.
Getting a job is all about impressing an employer by showing that you have what they’re looking for. The challenge is figuring out what exactly those things are. Even if your resumé checks off all the criteria in the job posting, these days that may not be enough. Many of the domain names registered through Hover are used for professional portfolio websites, which our customers use to showcase their work and assist with finding employment. This got us wondering: will a portfolio site actually make a differ
If you’re a hiring manager or executive, you may want to take note as well.
At some point in our work lives many of us will find ourselves in the wrong job. Specific fault can be difficult (and likely futile) to assign. However, one day you may look around to find that your work life is dangerously out of sync. Few experiences are more alarming than throwing yourself into a role and realizing that things are not gelling. The single, most mportant element here? Acknowledging the issue for what it is (in short shrift) and acting to make changes. Poor matches do happen. Jobs morph.
Imagine working on one skill in 2017 that–once you improve on it–will raise your value by 50 percent. The one skill is public speaking.The dividends on the investment you make in sharpening your communication skills will pay off for the rest of your career. Don’t take my word for it. Listen to billionaire Warren Buffett’s advice to a class of business students at Columbia University back in 2009:”Right now I would pay $100,000 for ten percent of the future earnings of any of you, so if you’re interested, see me after class.”After the laughter subsided, he turned serious.”Now, you can improve your value by 50 percent just by learning communication skills–public speaking. If that’s the case, see me after class and I’ll pay you $150,000.”Buffett’s point is that mastering the art of public speaking is the single greatest skill to boost your career.You might be saying, That’s great, but I have a fear of public speaking. It’s okay. Buffett was actually terrified, too.