Do you feel lost at work, have a career dilemma, and is unsure whether to follow their passion or do what pays? Cal Newport So Good They Can’t Ignore You (2012) is one of the must-read books that you need to pay attention to. I summarise some key findings here.
Category: Career Advice
Career Advice. A collection of Intan Ruziana’s opinions, ideas, research (and more) on the topic of career. This could be the truly career guide you need.
Since working from home (WFH) & social distancing has become a precautionary measure towards combating the pandemic coronavirus, the switch from office to home working can be new challenges for a lot of people (especially for the extroverts). While some people praise the autonomy & flexibility WFH offers, the lack of social interaction, silence, and absence of others can quickly drain the energy of extroverts. How to cope?
Upon graduation until today, most of us think that success in a career defines by three recognitions: salary raises, promotion, and big bonuses. And finally, move on to the next ‘what-so-called’ career journey and continuing that ‘success’ cycle (in another place). However, have you ever thought whether all of those represent your definition of success? I don’t think so.
People often assume that literature is not a big deal. On the contrary, reading literary fiction is not just a way to ‘escape’ from the real world. Instead, it helps us to look at the world from different perspectives. It challenges us to have more empathy as a human being.
At some point in our life, we all have one of those days where it seems nothing goes right — especially at our job. Those days when you feel like a robot (not a human) and lost all your purpose in the first place. And you keep asking yourself “this is tough, should I quit my job now and make a new start or stay?”
There’s an elusive idea that “climbing up the corporate ladder” is a sign of career advancement. The notion of starting as an Associate and later work your way up to the Manager level seems to be the default of career progression or career path. While there’s nothing wrong with that, we all know the issue very well. The traditional career path has vanished. Well, at least it’s not that clear anymore now.