All posts of John Gappi

How to love this tricky interview question

Last week my colleague and I were talking about tough interview questions. I told her that I wasn’t a fan of the infamous, ‘Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?’ conundrum, and I wasn’t surprised that she shared the same feelings. First of all, can anyone be THAT organised? Well actually, I know there […]

Why you can’t put a price on clarity

I once read a quote that hit me as hard as an Adele song. It was by Steve Maraboli, who said: “It’s a lack of clarity that creates chaos and frustration. Those emotions are poison to any living goal.” Suddenly, I thought to myself, ‘Hello, John where are you? Why are you on so many […]

generationYOU Live Events

The world is a tough place when you are trying to adult. You can put so much pressure on yourself to find your purpose and lead a successful life that knowing where to start gets tricky. While getting an education is a step in the right direction, this isn’t enough. You need to have a […]

Owning your personal brand in 2017

Your personal brand i.e. who you are, what you stand for and how you are perceived by others can significantly impact your career. Let’s back that up with a true story: Once upon a time I applied for a job, got a call for an interview, went to said interview and thought, ‘I really want this […]

How to stay ahead of your game

Stay ahead of your game by doing 1, 2 or all of these things: 1 // Reconnect with positive people The saying ‘you are the average of the people you spend the most time with’ holds more weight to it nowadays, simply because a lot of us don’t have the luxury of time. Who you […]

5 things you’re doing that make you more employable

Have you ever read a job ad for an entry-level role, and just thought, ‘WTH’. I have. Skimming through the description, this ‘entry-level’ job states that you need to have ‘at least 2 years experience in a similar position to be considered.’ Umm, where is the logic in that Mr Hiring Director? As tough as the job […]

Why teamwork is important

This week, we’re delving into the topic of why teamwork is important. We’ve all been a part of a team/group/squad (whatever you want to call it). But how important is teamwork to your own success? Very important. So much so that I decided to cover my top 3 lessons when it comes to the T word. Here […]

The Fear of Missing Out

We often get stereotyped as the generation of rabbits. Why? Because of our fine hopping abilities. And to be more specific, ‘job hopping’ abilities. Let’s face it – the fear of missing out for millennials is all too real. I’m not saying this is a bad thing, by all means, if you’re two months into […]