I was recently invited by a friend to join clubhouse. I was also asked to join as a host of a room called “Leveling up for South East Asians”.
This is what the description of our room says “Tips, life hacks, and convos with 3 South Asian community leaders and Bosses! Welcoming all those looking to level up their professional and personal game while staying true to their authentic self! “
For the last few years I have also been hosting a podcast called Gobal Desiz where you can eavesdrop on conversations of Southeast Asian boss ladies. So you can say I am somewhat familiar with podcasting and getting ready to dip my feet in the clubhouse water on similar topics of Diversity and Inclusion.
Very similar concept yet two completely different platforms. We all are at this point very familiar with podcast so let’s talk about why I am excited about hosting on clubhouse
- Live and real time conversation along with live and real time audience interaction and feedback. As I prepare for my clubhouse debut, I prepare as I would have for a fireside chat or a panel discussion with other boss women. Maybe it’s simplest definition is “ a live group audio”
- It’s biggest advantage could be to act as a free marketing tool, to network and to help content creators establish authority with an audio medium similar to what one can do on Instagram with pictures and short stories or LinkedIn with career highlights.
So my recommendation will be to reevaluate your digital goals, see how you can strategically use this platform as one additional tool in your armor to reach your marketing goals before it turns into a time consuming, rabbit- hole driving, social media nuisance app.
Lastly, I’ll say, my theory is rise of clubhouse will lead to less podcasts being produced. Even though podcasting has become relatively simple over the last few years and anybody can easily set one up, clubhouse takes sharing your voice to next level ease. Now people that have something important to share can do it much more cost effectively and much more easily on this new platform.
I am always game for more options as long as it leads to creation of more quality output for us knowledge- hungry junkies! With that I have 5 minutes before I go pick my kids from their class and maybe just enough time to eavesdrop on what Elon Musk has to say on neuralink and dogecoin on clubhouse.
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Met all the job requirements but the recruiter said I was not a match
I recently applied for a role where I met all the requirements. I added the keywords carefully and made sure to highlight them. My friend referred me and the recruiter contacted me. Instead of interviewing me and asking me my technical experience she said, "You come highly recommended from [friend] but are clearly not a fit for the role. We are looking for someone with different experience." She then listed things that were not in the job description or even related to the job description -- AT ALL. I was a bit stunned and responded that I did have technical skills like Python that were listed as a priority. She responded she needed someone to model data, not work with Python and SQL. At that point, I thought I may have been punked, not least of all because I had listed data modeling as one of my strengths and, well, Python and SQL are VERY data-related and were listed as must-haves. She also had not mentioned data modeling on the phone, even though she just described what she was looking for.
I ended up just getting off the phone and feeling a bit demoralized. But I keep recalling the conversation in my head. I wish I had not been so passive, but arguing with her seemed futile. It seems like she was just making an obligatory call because it was a referral.
But what should I have done? And what can I proactively do? I am planning on contacting my alumni office to get a resume review to make sure I am not sending out the wrong vibes but I can't get this contact out of my head.
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What to do when companies request examples of your work?
I've saved samples of social media campaigns throughout my career as those were visual & created a portfolio showing some of the content and posts. What's harder is provide is writing samples.
Most of my work was company property, saved in platforms such as MailChimp, handled by junior staff members (not going to use their work) or outdated from earlier roles that it doesn't feel relevant. It seems the higher you climb in the corporate world, most of the work is done by email and presentations during meetings rather than recorded examples.
E-newsletters I didn't save as they were through work but now that the role is done, I don't have access to them. Lesson learned but I don't feel those campaigns really demonstrated my writing, it was more branding the products.
This is the second time that I've been asked to provide writing samples and I didn't hear anything back so I need to figure out a solution before a future interview. Thank you!
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Does checking have or had a disability impact you negatively?
I had cancer previously but am currently cancer free. As a job seeker, when filling out the application, I have been checking yes on the application that I have or have had a disability previously. It looks like this is just some sort of designation that each company can use to say they employ a certain % of people that have had or currently have disabilities. However, I’m curious, does anyone have insight on this question. Could it be used by employers to deselect from consideration? Will this information be shared with a hiring manager within the company? Thanks!!
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I've been with my company for 3 years and I LOVE my job! I've taken on many new projects and volunteered for extra duties. My review last month was very positive but the problem is the salary increase level. Last year, with also a very positive review, the increase was 2%. This year it was 2.5%. With the rate of inflation let alone my performance, this is disappointing. Our company is rather transparent about financials so I do not think this is a budgetary concern. My suggestions that my position be reviewed for a "bump" since my responsibilities are at a higher level than when I began and assumed from those at the next level up have resulted in brief conversations but not taken seriously. What coiuld be the issue and how do I move up? What is a good next step in addressing these concerns?
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Hi, does anyone know how to adjust into an in office 9-6 job whilst keeping up with good/healthy habits i.e.
exercising, yoga/meditation, at least 7hrs of sleep, healthy meals? I've been trying and my methods seem a bit off with my schedule, not having enough time and feeling tired.
Just checking if any other professional has a different method I could try out.
In my mid 20s, no kids, don't party at all (I just moved so no friends yet lol) just for reference
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