Top 3 Reasons To Have A Career Plan

“What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.” – Margaret Thatcher

Improvement is one of the key factors when considering one’s work life, a necessity to grow personally and professionally whilst enhancing opportunities, skills, remuneration and work environment.

02.11.2017

How To Identify Your Strengths and Weaknesses

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius

When seeking new opportunities, one may find themselves wondering whether they will be fulfilled in a different industry or position, and it turns out, that finding a career that makes you happy can be a big challenge in itself. We believe that understanding what your greatest strengths and weaknesses are, can help you to learn more about yourself and what you look for in a career.

19.10.2017

How To Get The Job You Want

Have you recently finished university or caught yourself in a career plateau which seems never-ending? Whichever category you fit in, we understand that it may be difficult to get offered the job of your dreams right away, so we prepared a few key points that tend to prove vital when pursuing your ambition.

04.10.2017

Time to Shine?

“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” The philosophy of Chinese politician Confucius highlighted the importance of job satisfaction as far back as c. 500 BC. It is no surprise that his preaching’s were later turned into an elaborate set of rules and practices.

Fundamentally, the concept of job satisfaction strikes many as being idealistic. How else would one explain why some people remain stuck in a role they are not well-suited for or rather not enjoying? Is it because it is so much simpler to get stuck in a rut and get out of our comfort zone? How is one able to attain a status of complete job satisfaction? These questions lead me to ask yet another question – ‘how hard is it to find a job that you love that is truly satisfying?’

06.09.2017

Employee Recognition: Why Giving is more important than Receiving?

Workplace recognition is highly studied to understand its real benefits. It is a known fact recognition improves employees’ performance especially if this is regular and accompanied by rewards. Studies also show that the benefits are not only reaped by the receiver but also by the recogniser. Employees whose co-workers and subordinates are recognised for their accomplishments often feel more confident, are more driven, and are more dedicated to the success of their organisation.

24.08.2017

Questions that should not be asked during an interview

When interviewing a candidate, interviewers would want to get as much information as possible in order to ensure that the interviewee can be a good fit for the vacant job. As the persons being interviewed, we may be eager to reply to any questions imposed on us to look complacent and obliging. However, there are certain interview questions that cannot be asked as these can sound unethical and in some countries are even considered as illegal.

10.08.2017

How to deal with Workplace Bullying

Many who experience bullying during their childhood may perceive going into adulthood as a solution to their problematic situation. But does bullying really stop when you leave school? Unfortunately bullies are not only found at school but quite a few are represented by adults who may resurface at your workplace making your day and your job you worked so hard for less rewarding.

28.07.2017

A Workaholic’s guide to taking a well-deserved Summer Vacation

Are you afraid that you cannot afford to let go of your work because of your work load? Do you work long hours and spend your evening neurotically checking your emails leaving you with no time to wind down? If your answers are ‘yes’ then you can consider yourself a workaholic.

Although it’s important to have a sense of ownership and take pride in your work, for your own well-being it is important that you give yourself the chance to relax and bond with those around you.

Here are some tips to help you make up your mind on taking that well-deserved summer break and to switch off your work brain while on holiday.

12.07.2017

How to Encourage Collaboration Between Departments

Collaboration across multiple departments and even within the same team is not always an easy task. Each department may think that their role is more important than those of others. While sales people might perceive that marketing people are disrupting their work it might be the same marketing effort that helps them get that special client.

28.06.2017