During the first few months of the global pandemic, IESE Business School aired 44 webinars on Linked In, YouTube, and on the website of La Vanguardia, a local newspaper here in Barcelona as a way of helping the international business community cope with the crisis. I moderated about half of the webinars and was theContinue reading “Jobs in a post-virus world”
If you have been reading some of the posts on this site then there is a general approach for finding the job that you really want. I, like many people, thought that by now we would be emerging from the effects of SARS-CoV-2 and entering into a new normal that would combine some of theContinue reading “How to get a job in this crazy time”
Many people struggle with their CV or resume. In this post, I give my own tips.
In this very strange moment in the world, it may be difficult to land long term employment if you have just lost your job or graduated from school. Relatively short term projects or gigs, as they are typically called, can be a very effective way to buy some time between leaving one job, for whateverContinue reading “Gigs and projects”
One of the impacts of the economic impact and uncertainty that has resulted from the measures to control the outbreak is that many people have seen their income reduced so maybe it is time to review what we really need from what we want or would like to have.
Finding a job during turbulent times is not easy and the current global pandemic makes it very, very difficult. Many companies are facing an uncertain future in this environment and will postpone making hiring decisions if they can. It is also difficult to meet people due to lock down restrictions in many cities around theContinue reading “Getting Advice”
SARS-CoV-2 has made many people stay home. This begs the question of where home is or should it be?
Over the last few weeks, people all over the world have been encouraged or required to stay home in an effort to flatten the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and avoid overcrowding the health care systems. One of the results of that extraordinary precautionary measure has been to cause an enormous strain on the world economy. AnotherContinue reading “The Pursuit of Happiness”
In an insightful episode the Daily, the New York Times award winning podcast, the story revolves around a 22 year old college senior who struggles to complete her course work on line due the complexities of her home life such as lack of privacy, time and space to work and economic pressure. The episode endsContinue reading “Use the time”
Getting fired, laid off, or downsized can be a traumatic experience for many people. The first time I was fired was in Houston Texas in 1985. I was an engineer working for a company that built and managed offshore oil drilling platforms and semi-submersibles and my most recent assignment was a construction project in Japan.Continue reading “Losing a job”