This is the text of an article I wrote which was published in the Sunday Gleaner in Jamaica on 23 April 2017. The article is one in a series sponsored by the University of the West Indies, highlighting the relevance and value of an education in the arts and humanities. It came as no surprise whenContinue reading “Humanities In Action | How Foreign Languages Paved My Career Path”
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3 Stumbling Blocks That Can Derail Your Job Search & How to Avoid Them
When I published the article “You’re hired!”…and it took me a year, I had no idea that I would be looking for work three years later. Back then, I had just concluded an intensive search after my position in a stable, global financial institution was abolished, ending a successful career that progressed nicely overContinue reading “3 Stumbling Blocks That Can Derail Your Job Search & How to Avoid Them”
You’re hired! … And it took me a year.
I could have high-fived everyone in sight as I walked away from a career that lasted 16 years in a stable, global financial institution. After being promoted five times, to five different areas in the company, my senior management position was abolished as my key responsibilities were centralized to the company’s global head office. GettingContinue reading “You’re hired! … And it took me a year.”
Networking – a necessity in a changing world
September is a month of change and new beginnings. Invitations to conferences and networking events resume after the summer break. Students go back to school – some in new grades, others in new programmes and yet others are off to university. I was quite pleased to accept an invitation to give the key note addressContinue reading “Networking – a necessity in a changing world”