A CV is formal wear. LinkedIn is smart casual. Have both in your wardrobe.

A CV Is Formal Wear. LinkedIn Is Smart Casual. Have Both In Your Wardrobe.

I've recently read blogs stating you should burn your CV and only use LinkedIn. It's an inane premise, but seems to be gathering steam nonetheless. Time to set it straight. Both are now necessary when building one's career and profile. Both are quite different. No one dresses in the same style wherever they go, nor would anyone today think to…

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10 Points To Consider-The Importance of Workplace Manners In A World of A.I.

10 Points To Consider-The Importance Of Workplace Manners In A World Of A.I.

More than simple politesse, manners are the "instruction guide" for us humans. Indeed, manners matter even MORE today than in the past. Machines cannot be geared for manners, nor conscientiousness. As AI becomes ubiquitous, the importance of human behaviour will increase in utility. Friction is caused by two objects moving against each other. Manners are what we have created to…

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Your Three Main Network Groups. Use With Care.

Your Three Main Network Groups. Use With Care.

I recently spoke to someone going through a re-org within a large MNC, unsure whether he'll stay longer or be asked to move on. In the meantime, he was sending out notes to everyone he knew. The "Putting-Out-The-Word" shuffle, getting hold of the most valuable contacts to see if they could help. He wasn't having much luck. On the other…

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Salary Negotiation; Another Story From The Trenches

Salary Negotiation; Another Story From The Trenches

I recently had lunch with a friend of mine, comparing notes on her business and mine. A lawyer by trade, she has worked for her current company–a US MNC–for about seven years. That day she was somewhat preoccupied by the pending merge she and her team will soon make, into another division of the company. It's actually beneficial for her,…

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Why we dislike writing CVs–but shouldn’t

Why We Dislike Writing CVs–but Shouldn’t

For many of us, writing our own CV is unpleasant, a thing to be put aside until it needs to be done. Often the resistance is because a CV rehashes the past, forcing you to highlight your genius, repeating how many times you've re-organised the company and saved the day. Seldom do we write–or talk–about ourselves in a grandstanding manner.…

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