Different Strokes for Different Folks can Cause Trouble

Different Strokes for Different Folks can Cause Trouble How Perception Impacts Workplace Conflict In 2015 a survey was done by the CIPD in which employees in UK were asked about interpersonal conflict in the workplace. Nearly 40% of the interviewed employees reported issues during the course of the previous year. This is a [...]

Original Ways to Apply for a New Job

Original Ways to Apply for a New Job Outrageously Imaginative Job Applications How people apply for work has shifted through the ages. In the era of the baby boomers it was not what you did, but more who you know, and jobs were agreed upon with a handshake and a dose of good [...]

How to Write a Career Spinning CV

How to Write a Career Spinning CV Simple Tips for Creating a Successful CV There is usually one major thing between you and your dream job: your CV. How you present yourself on paper (or electronically these days) is the first impression you make on the people who are potentially your future employers. [...]

Real Life Secrets for Graduates

Real Life Secrets for Graduates Real Advice for Young Employees About to Launch Their Careers When you start working it is like every new thing. First steps, first date, first driving lesson. You don't know what to expect, and you certainly don't know how to respond to it. By using these simple tips, [...]

Practical Advice for Graduates

Practical Advice for Graduates What is a 20-Something to do in the Digital Age? There are always the motivated and sensible graduates who know exactly where to go and what to do to launch their career path. Unfortunately this is not the case with every one. Freshly decanted from university, many 20-somethings are [...]

The HR Life Cycle and How to Face the Challenges at Each Stage

The HR Life Cycle and How to Face the Challenges at Each Stage We are born; we become toddlers, children, pre-teens, teenagers, young adults, adults, middle-aged, geriatric, and then we pass on. This is the life cycle of a human being, and almost everything else in the world has its own cycle to [...]

Can Hiring an Executive Coach Help with a Job Hunt?

Can Hiring an Executive Coach Help with a Job Hunt? Lately, instead of hearing 'My therapist says...' we are hearing corporate go-getters making statements more in the line of: 'My coach said...'. Executive coaches are gaining popularity and not only for employed executives. The global economic downturn has not only culled the confidence [...]

How to Move Past the Interview Stage

  How to Move Past the Interview Stage After much hard work and consultation with experts, you have produced a resume that catches the eye of the most seasoned HR recruiters, guaranteed to propel you to the head of the list of candidates. Now, you have secured the all-important job interview. And you [...]

Gender Discrimination and Equal Pay

Gender Discrimination and Equal Pay After decades of conversations about gender equality, the women’s movement, national legislation, public awareness campaigns and other global initiatives designed to level the playing field between men and women in the workplace, classroom and in society in general – the age-old problem of sex discrimination persists. While more [...]

Working Overtime? Make Sure You Know Your Rights

Working Overtime? Make Sure You Know Your Rights What is Overtime? Before beginning your job, you and your employer should have discussed and agreed upon all the conditions of your employment, including the number of hours you would be required to work each day/week. Although this varies from country to country, the universally [...]

Being Employed and Pregnant or a Parent Should not be a Problem

Being Employed and Pregnant or a Parent Should Not Be a Problem As we all know, traditional gender roles are a thing of the past, and the days in which men went to work and women stayed at home to cook, clean and look after the children are long gone. For decades now [...]

Excellent Advice for Programmers to Stand out from the Crowd

Excellent Advice for Programmers to Stand out from the Crowd The dot-com bubble of the nineties got everybody very excited about information technology. Suddenly, career options in the IT sector boomed. Before it became mainstream it was just whiz kids and nerds that had an inkling of what an Altair was or that [...]

How to Deal with Stress in the Workplace

How to Deal with Stress in the Workplace Even if you are lucky enough to have landed your dream job, work and life are often stressful. Whether the weather got you down, the dog ate your favorite pair of socks or you are simply suffering with a case of the Monday morning blues, [...]

A House, Two Kids, a Dog, a Cat; And a Career

A House, Two Kids, a Dog, a Cat; And a Career We all know that traditional gender roles are a thing of the past, or at least that is how it is meant to be. Women are now not only also bringing home the bacon; studies show that a significant percentage of women [...]

How to Change Your Career Without Ruining Your Life

How to Change Your Career Without Ruining Your Life Marc Anthony said: “If you do what you love, you'll never work a day.” But what happens if you change your mind about what you love? Despite spending years studying and working towards whatever career path they decided on, some people are just not [...]

How Soft Skills Translate in the Working World

How Soft Skills Translate in the Working World “Do you enjoy a fast-paced environment? Do you have a Bachelor’s degree in marketing and at least five years’ agency experience? Marketing assistant required at well-established ad agency. To work with us you should be proactive and have excellent time-management and communication skills. A sense [...]

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