Visible at Work

Visible at Work

Tracy Oyekanmi
Oct 18, 2020 15 min

Ep 38 Important Phases of Career Planning Abroad

Do you want to know what areas to focus on during your career planning abroad? Then this solo episode is all about understanding how your knowledge of planning comes with a responsibility of what phase to know where you are and what you should focus on during each phase. Want to learn more? Visit https://www.visibleatwork.com/start Have questions? Send them to [email protected]
Oct 11, 2020 16 min

Ep 37 A tribute to the girl child and her career

Today is International Day of the Girl Child and this episode addresses challenges females face in their career. Now imagine the Intersectionality being a foreign trained professional abroad. I hope we will leave the world better for the girl child coming to have a better career and supportive co-workers.
Oct 04, 2020 23 min

Ep 36 Why Career Planning Abroad is important

Having a career planning strategy this last quarter can give a great headstart in 2021. On this solo episode, I breakdown different ways your career planning can help your next move beyond a job search. We also got to celebrate 1,000 + downloads! Feel free to send your questions to [email protected] Want to learn more? Visit https://www.visibleatwork.com/start
Sep 27, 2020 34 min

Ep 35 Keeping the same career across 3 continents with Karla Fraser

The business of Higher Education and supporting international students remains at the core of why Karla Fraser once worked in Afghanistan! And other countries as you'd hear on this episode. She speaks about international students needs and how to adapt and also reminds us what to do when in doubt after you move. Remember why you moved. Plus how to build a community for support. Family support is very important too and how to take advantage of activities that will help you stay grounded.
Sep 20, 2020 11 min

Ep 34 3 Things stopping your Career Abroad

Having a career abroad is totally different from having a job abroad. If you want to build a career, you need to look at 3 things stopping your career abroad and deal with it. On this solo episode, i explain that it is never too late and why its dangerous to seek career perfection.
Sep 14, 2020 11 min

Ep 33 Finding your voice abroad- Get credit for your work

Even though it is necessary, it doesn't come naturally to a lot of foreign trained professionals who grew up in being modest about your achievements. On this solo episode, finding your value in a new country is important as it is one way for you to stand out for the work you do in your career. I show you how to: Why getting the credit when you've done the work reduces the likelihood of bias to question your abilities. If you don't choose You, how would others choose you Identify the metrics to lookout for and analyze your progress State the facts- At least one outcome about what you did on the project Have a conversation with yourself to reflect your strong points or room for improvement If you want a Career Abroad Audit, use this resource. You could also get a 30 minute FREE personalized Career Abroad strategy call with me. Don't forget to rate and subscribe. Feel free to email us [email protected]
Sep 06, 2020 12 min

Ep 32 How to Excel on a Team Panel Abroad

In this solo episode, I discuss how to excel on a team panel when working abroad. There are three (3) ways to know who you should expect on a team panel and how to excel when presenting to such people. You can also apply this strategy during virtual and in-person meetings. Find out the type of people on the panel; this way you can know how best to get their attention and relay your message. Always remember to finish up your meeting with how it fits into the OKR Organization's Key Results. Send your questions to [email protected]
Aug 31, 2020 38 min

Ep 31 Adapting to a Foreign Culture Abroad with Dr. Yusuf J. Ugras

This episode is a full circle moment for me in training about Work Cultures. I interviewed my former professor, Dr Yusuf Ugras, Ph.D who is faculty with the MBA program at La Salle University Philadelphia and has consulted for several multinational organizations and educational institutions on working professionals and international audiences. Dr. Ugras brings over 30 years of academic experience. He has made presentations at various conferences including UPCEA, AACSB International, Mid Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration (MAACBA), American Accounting Association, European Management Accounting Conference, Management Accounting Research Symposia, and Philadelphia Controllers Conference. He has also provided assistance to several universities in improving their adult, and graduate programming. He has served as President of the American Accounting Association – Mid-Atlantic Region, as well as several positions with the Institute of Management Accountants. Most recently, he has served in the leadership positions with University Professional Continuing Education Association and American International Recruitment Council. Dr U! As we fondly call him discusses how to adapt to foreign cultures. Because you are most likely to encounter people from that culture. He reminds us that with globalization and international companies having teams around the world, you don't have to travel to another country to experience their culture but interacting with your coworkers who comes from a foreign culture is another way to experience that culture and how that can improve your productivity
Aug 24, 2020 13 min

Ep 30 Re-branding your Transferable Skills

It takes intentional to rebuild your transferable skills but it all starts with re-branding your professional experience as transferable skills. On the solo episode, I breakdown the different steps to re-branding your skills. Before you start, remember that personal branding equals reputation management Always build a link between your skills and specialization in your old role and your new role Have confidence in your transition- You did before, you can do it again Build a new narrative for yourself And don't forget to Re-introduce yourself in a new way. Enjoy! If you want a deeper dive to help you, contact us for personalized sessions at www.visibleatwork.com To join the community, subscribe to our mailing list
Aug 16, 2020 13 min

Ep 29 How to kickstart being a Leader without the title yet Abroad

For you to be a highly-skilled Immigrant/ foreign professional, you already have leadership qualities and even held leadership positions before moving. But when you move, sometimes to move forward you may have taken a few steps back, taken roles without much leadership responsibilities and you still need to exhibit that. On the solo episode, I discuss 3 ways to start exhibiting that leadership material even without a title yet. I say "yet" because you'll get there soon enough. You've got this. Listen and commit to the process. 1. Engage in high leveraging activities in your role. 2. Document a lot! Documenting is important this way you will be able to keep up with your achievement and skills acquired to progress your career abroad. 3. Build your personal brand! you can still join the 2 Day public speaking challenge here https://bit.ly/speakingnow