Be like “Mr. Bump”

This is the sad story of Mr. Bump with a happy and inspiring ending – please read on.

IMG_2110“If there was something for Mr. Bump to bump into, he’d bump into it, all right.

Mr. Bump had had many jobs, but somehow they never seem to last very long.

As soon as anything got lost or broken…Mr. Bump got the blame.

However…Mr. Bump had a splendid idea about what sort of job he should do.


Mr. Bump’s job is picking apples.  But he doesn’t use a ladder to clean up the tree to pick the apples like other Apple pickers.

He just walks around! And before long, Mr. Bump, being Mr. Bump, walks into a tree.


This makes the job of apple picking much easier, and Mr. Bump is very pleased about his new job.”

Now – which Mr. Bump are you?

Are you feeling trapped at your current environment or are you fully leveraging your strengths at work?

We believe that we are all like Mr. Bump somehow and it’s important to figure out how to identify our strengths (sometimes our weaknesses are actually our strengths) and leverage them strategically.

Our goal at DotsConnect is to help you create a strong and unique brand of YOU so you could, like Mr. Bump at the end, be able to work smart and enjoy your job by leveraging your strengths (and perhaps even turn your weaknesses into strengths).

Remember, by partering up with us, you are looking for a job for yourself but not by yourself!

Let’s work together to build a unique brand of YOU!

Visualizing the Jobs Lost to Automation

I came across this graphic from Henrik Lindberg where it shows the job that exist today in contrast to the jobs that are expected to disappear as a result of automation in the workplace. Future of Jobs.PNG

A Different Landscape

In the near-future, many of today’s most common jobs may be changed profoundly. People working as retail salespersons, cashiers, fast food counter workers, and truck drivers will likely see opportunities in those fields dry up as automation takes place.

At the same time, jobs such as those in teaching and nursing are expected to stand the test of time, as they require empathy, creativity, and a human touch not yet available through machines. In the coming decades, it’s possible that these could even be professions that employ the most people overall.

Here is the link to the article: Visualizing the Jobs Lost to Automation

Are you ready for the impact?


Fix You & Connect You

Fix You

How many of us feel and have felt this way – that “you try your best but you don’t succeed…when you get what you want but not what you need”?

That you are stuck in reverse?

As business environment is becoming more volatile due to technology disruption, our work environment is inevitably becoming more volatile as well – and it will get worse in the very near future.

We will be facing more frequent layoffs and job changes.  This will create more uncertainty which would potentially lead to stress and health issues.

Like Cold Play, we at Dots…Connect believe that there is a way to fix this – and that is to have a strong career brand where the opportunities will come to you when you least need it.

For job seekers who are in career transition and need a quick fix, Dots…Connect believe that everyone is a champion (whether you are employed or unemployed) and we want to connect you with great opportunities by highlighting your strengths and uniqueness to your potential employers through building a strong brand of YOU.

Like the song, “If you never try you’ll never know just what you’re worth.”

Let’s work together to help guide you home – by connecting you.

Fix You – Coldplay (Video)


Mike Lin

Co-Founder & Transformation Catalyst