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  • Writer's pictureMelanie Reinersman

Disrupt: An Energizing, Informing and Empowering Response to 2020

Updated: Mar 26, 2021

No one would argue that 2020 has been a year of disruptions. Paychecks, lifestyles, and even the weather have seen such extreme changes as to only be able to use a new word to describe how we are living now. But what if that word has a positive spin on it? What if our description evokes a sense of empowerment over the change? That would be inspirational! Imagine the change in career development in 2021 and forward with a word that is energizing, informing and empowering. This word is “disrupt”!

~ Melanie Reinersman, M.A.,

Photo by Taylor Wright on Unsplash

FOCUS ON: Disruption Reshapes, Looks Forward

There is a mindset associated with disruption that allows the transformation to lead to growth. Rather than having the status quo protected, the culture encourages a fearlessness in going outside the box. Read more about how challenging disruption can be for leaders.

JOB SEARCHING: Is Industry Disruption a Threat?

Diagnosing and acting on potential disruption could avert tragedy. Simple career moves (such as a big move with the same company) or dramatic moves (e.g., from health care technology jobs to pharmaceuticals) could allow the job seeker to disrupt the future. Diagnosing volatility, bolstering skills, and taking action are vital first steps when exploring industry disruption from the perspective of careers. Read more.

COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY: Google Certificates Disrupt Higher Ed

For those who cannot afford traditional higher education while aiming for a secure job in a high-growth field, Google now offers an easier way. Their program, based on six-months of training and includes scholarships, provides those affected by the COVID pandemic a more hopeful future. Read more about how Google will disrupt higher ed.

YOUR LIBRARY: 3400+ DisruptHR Videos

“Disrupt is an information exchange designed to energize, inform and empower people in the HR field.” Now there are over 3400 five-minute disrupt videos online. Its a movement that promises a better tomorrow (as explained in “Creating a Movement” by the person who originated the idea). Watch more inspirational videos at

TOP TEN: Ways Artificial Intelligence will Disrupt Job Searches

Hiring and retention challenges may be disrupted with the help of technological advances. One obvious way is by removing human participation from the initial screening. A more extraordinary way is improving diversity and inclusion by making the recruitment more fair. Read about transparent hiring processes, faster shortlisting, and more ways AI will disrupt the field.


"Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear." ~ George Addair

“A creative solution is the response to a creative problem.” ~ J. W. Getzels

“The deeper the problems found and posed (and in due course solved) the greater the human achievement.” ~ J. W. Getzels



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