Your Career Down Under

Last night I was privileged to meet 11 professionals who have moved to Australia, pitching for their next career move.

This event, a first of its kind, is the brainchild of the #unemploymentwarrior, Naishadh Gadani, with Consul General of India, Mr Raj Kumar, as guest speaker.

According to Deloitte about 50% of migrants are not using their skills and qualifications acquired prior to moving to Australia.

Last night, this was on display:

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How big is the ‘pond’ from which you, your team and your competitors are all fishing from?

– The familiar client pond is crowded

– The unfamiliar, diverse pond of new clients is growing

Beyond a big network, today a diverse network is a powerful differentiator.

How do you build a diverse network? Start with the team you have. The more diverse that team is, the bigger that pond is.

Apply and leverage cultural Intelligence to tap into untapped talent and client ponds.

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4 Ways To Succeed When Starting Your New Job

Starting at a new company is both a rewarding and challenging experience. As you take in the new opportunities it brings, you are also mindful of the onboarding at your new position with its own corporate culture and work styles.

Newly appointed leaders also face such challenges. They need to adapt quickly to inherent work norms, getting acquainted with the key influencers and work towards the company’s vision and goals while managing the day-to-day running of the company.
Before you start your first day, consider these strategies to help you chart a strong career path and explore the exciting possibilities that lie ahead. (more…)

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5 Steps To Effective Networking

In any stage of your career, being able to network effectively can reap significant rewards. Cultivating relationships with others in your industry and externally can help land you your dream job a or start out in a new industry altogether. Most importantly, it can help you cultivate a supportive community of mentors and peers.

Clarify your goals

First define your goals. Are you looking to enter a new field, to move up in the company or find a mentor to help you grow your career? Depending on your answers, you can determine which social and professional channels would serve you best. (more…)

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