Wednesday, November 18, 2020

It's possible for you to create employment

 In this environment, there are so many seeking jobs that they almost seem preoccupied with that task. They write letters, scour the newspapers, and it seems like they want to actively seek to attend multiple interviews. It's a sort of push behaviour where you are trying to get in front the decision makers so that you are noticed. 


It almost seems like those seeking employment are hoping to get employed before they show what they are capable of doing. They are loaded with knowledge but have not demonstrated their ability to use their knowledge. Hence in the minds of prospective employers, they remain a high cost expense rather than being viewed with any value as an asset. 

In short form, many will be reluctant to pay you for having a degree. More people see the value in your ability to use the information you would have received while you studied. Many employers may not have been formally exposed to education themselves, and therefore don't adequately explain what they are truly looking for in employees/workers. 

Many people often quote, "Knowledge is power", yet it is when that knowledge it put to use that determines the true value of that said knowledge. 

To communicate you capacity for using your knowledge, it is going to be contingent on your ability to communicate effectively. How can you create an attraction of having prospective employers seek you out because you have a perceived value which they want. 



It's possible to communicate your abilities by:

  • blogging - e Blogger is a free service once you have a Google account. It offers you the ability to reach a wide cross-section of people without having to leave your domicile. There are a variety of methodologies that can showcase your knowledge - Case studies, Situation analysis, Story telling, that make people think, offer inspiration, or just pull in even more information that contributes to overall communication of everyone. 
  • LinkedIn - allows you to do the following: write articles, make contact with alumni, follow influential people, read articles written by others within industries/sectors that you may have an interest in. It allows you to gain practical insights so that you can find out how closely your education theory aligns with real world practicality. 
  • Instagram, YouTube and other social media platforms allow you to offer practical insights as to why knowing you can be deemed desirable. Do you offer solutions rather than dwell on the problem? Though your page is yours, are you showcasing your best features that can help you gain traction as you seek employment? 
I hope that this article helps jog your thought process in your employment creation and pray that you'll be successful. Have a vision for how you want to live your life, and how you would like to be remembered. Look around out website for additional information that may be of benefit to you at www.bladesandbladesconsultancy.com Enjoy your day. 

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Leadership - Thoughts and Observations

 


If we are paying attention, we would see examples of leadership in the university of life that offer lessons of consequence to all who are willing to learn. What we are about to embark upon in this article is not limited to what is being broadcast on the media; some examples can be said to be much closer to home. 

Without much ado, here we go:

  • A leader should not depend on observing what he/she wants to hear, but look out for the lessons in what needs to be said to them. Do not surround yourselves with yes people. Yet, while seeking those who are frank and direct, do not tolerate rudeness from anyone. Be aware of who you are and whose you are. 
  • Be clear about who you are serving; who relies on you for support, and who you can count on that offers reliability and consistency.
  • Always be willing to weigh the advice you are given by your "supporters" with wisdom and clarity. 
  • Ensure that you actions and reactions are consistent with the themes and messages you are supporting. 
  • Be developmental always thinking about ways and means of improving those you lead and exposing them to positive opportunities for success and growth. 
  • What legacy will you build and in what areas? Will you leadership build a platform that would enable others coming after you to have a foundation on which to build? Be precise about the type of organization that you want to build. 
The above list is by no means comprehensive but serves as a start for your leadership career. 

I would love to hear/read your feedback about what you think may be added and how do you see those approaches working for you. 

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