May Day was formally recognised as an annual event at the International’s second congress in 1891 and today, the majority of countries around the world celebrate workers’ day on May the first. Matter of fact, the entire month of May is now considered Workers Month.
Constantly evolve with emerging technology, the business landscape is always changing and as a C-level executive, you need to be aware of the changes so as to better lead the company in the right direction, so remember to always learn new things because, for an executive, knowledge is constantly accumulated.
Women earn less than men in most industries and this because some women ask and opt for flexy hours or part-time jobs, while men generally gravitate towards the opposite and this is because of their family expectations, and again this ends up with more men in top executive positions than women and thus affecting the gender pay scale.
Many people waste their efforts and energy on positions they are not qualified for and due to ATS (Applicant Tracking Systems), most of these efforts go unnoticed. So, don’t waste your time applying for jobs you are over or underqualified for, it’s just a waste of your valuable time.
Gone are the olden days where writing a CV was a copy and paste of your roles and responsibilities, employers want to know your value proposition, how will you help and improve them, they would like to see the results of what you have previously achieved, they don’t want to be stuck with the wrong person for the job.
Take a moment and do a quick personal online search using your name and surname, the results should tell you a lot about how people who don’t know you personally will perceive you if they had to search and if you don’t appear on the web results then it’s an even bigger concern.
Over the past 20 years from 1994 the unemployment rate had not changed much from 22% to 25% in 2014. We don’t really expect this to change much over the next 10 years and with AI (Artificial Intelligence) and there is a concern that this might get worse increasing up to 35%.
There are now many SaaS (Software as a Service) platforms for projects, client and operational management available and companies are looking for individuals that can master these. If you are not afraid of fiddling with computer software, then give this option a try.