Christmas is gone, New Year is here, and it’s time to celebrate! One year ago today, I was about to say goodbye to my former life as an employee to become a self-employed geek. Cheers! What better way of kicking off this new year, than by taking stock of my first 365 (pandemic) days asContinue reading “10 Things I Learnt In My First Year As A Freelance Copywriter”
My mission to become a sassy freelance copywriter was almost accomplished. My last challenge was to send out a marvellous pitch to land my first client, deliver a superb copy, and kick start my new glorious career. Easier said than done. Unfortunately, boldness isn’t enough to thrive. You need to master a few additional tricks.Continue reading “My Journey To Copywriting – Chapter IV Behind The Scenes (II): The Art Of Negotiation”
Some years ago, I went through one of the most challenging times in my life. I was working full time in a quite demanding sector while completing a postgraduate degree in finance. My work weeks were busy; my study arrangements hectic. My sense of duty and time management skills helped me to carry on, butContinue reading “What Dealing With Burnout In My Early Twenties Taught Me (And How To Recover From It)”
Dear Reader, I am having a rough period. And if you are one of the 7bn humans on this beautiful planet, you can probably relate. I am away from my loved ones, with a loooong winter ahead of me, and amid a global pandemic – while struggling with its devastating social and economic impact. InsultContinue reading “My 3-Step Guide To Stay Afloat During Uncertain Times”
Today I am going to tell you a story. Prologue I have been living in my rented studio for five years now (jeez). Despite the predictable disadvantages of a one-room flat – especially when someone stays over for more than 24 hours – I love this accommodation. It’s my place. And as for any relationship involving affection, I embraceContinue reading “What my neighbouring sandwich shop owner taught me about endurance”
I was halfway through Elizabeth Day’s memoir How to Fail: Everything I’ve Ever Learned From Things Going Wrong when the topic of this week’s post popped up in my mind. Day’s chapters go like “How to Fail at Test”; “How to Fail at Friendship”; “How to Fail at Being Gwyneth Paltrow”; etc. The whole point here being: weContinue reading “How To Fail At Interviews And Get Over It”
Disclaimer: I thought a lot about whether to publish this post. Reason is, people don’t like “negative vibes”. More so, people don’t like negative vibes online. The Internet shall be a timeless, happy place, and you better keep your pity party private if you want to conquer it. Well, I don’t strive to conquer anything. IContinue reading “What it’s like to be a Millennial in 2020”
Making up your mind: done. Learning the ropes: done. Building an online presence: done. I was ready to rock! Yeah, but… How? I realised that pursuing a new career and starting a new career is not exactly the same thing. Think about it: a functioning oven, a soft dough, and tasty toppings don’t make pizza.Continue reading “My Journey To Copywriting – Chapter III Finding (Freelance) Work”
Changing career is never easy. It doesn’t matter whether you experience Sunday night blues on a regular basis – that anxiety you feel on Sunday when thinking about the impending work week – or how many telltale signs you need a career makeover you can tick off. The majority of people simply settle for aContinue reading “What I Learnt From Changing Career In My Late Twenties”
Whether you are an experienced middle-aged executive or an ambitious young professional, you have indeed wondered whether your job is a good fit for you.
If you find yourself in any of the following situations, maybe it’s time to consider a career switch.