Story telling in career conversations.

In my workshop, “Life Journey Options” participants will walk through their “journey options” via drawing, narrative and story telling. A highly interactive session, they will explore possibilities of what the future might hold for them.

For thousands of years, human beings have used drawing and story telling to share knowledge and tell stories of themselves or others. I find that in career conversations, they are able to relate their past experiences, identify possible actionable items, successes, articulate gaps, learnt lessons, potential derailers and the most important part – their career journey.

A powerful approach to an individual’s career management, I have used this to: 
1) re-positioning a C-Suite from his corporate life to now an entrepreneur (finding his passion after being MSS-sed)
2) identify possible symptoms of sitting on a dyslexia spectrum for a junior manager (he struggles with his job)
3) support job search of a client who has specific niche skills and experience in O&G (she landed a fantastic job with above market salary).

I only have limited five (5) slots between now to end of the month. Please DM me for a confidential discussion.

To your career success
#careermanagement #careerconversations #haniesays

Tips on how to detect fake/scam profile

For every social/business platform, these lowlifes will find it.

I came up with this tips after spending some research, interacting and conducting private workshops on scammers since 2012. This post is dedicated to my young network who have been buzzing me with questions on how to detect fake profile. There is no hard and fast rule, some LinkedIn users are just not sure how to manage their profiles, and they might end up with empty profiles or saying the wrong thing during interaction. That is the caveat.

Always trust your gut feels when there are red flags.

1) Profile picture looks photoshop-ed. Too good looking and with a heart tugging theme – a great looking picture with a child, a dog, a cat.

2) They quickly request for an off-line chat

3) For some strange reasons, most scammers work as an engineer in oil and gas company (and don’t know what is upstream or downstream, or spell engineer). Some state they work for banks and is not aware that Citibank has rebranded to Citi years ago

4) Misspelling, bad grammar – ‘I work as a Lutnen Conel”.

5) They ask you what you do you do when your profile is pretty clear on that

6) They ask for money.


Happy networking, peeps!


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