How often are we told that we have not understood what has been communicated to us – ‘that is not what I meant!’ or ‘You were not listening to me’ or ‘Why did you think I meant that?” So often we are misunderstood, or taken out of context, it leaves a big question mark as to what communication actually is.
‘Please sir, can I have some more?’ Do you remember the tension in that scene by Charles Dickens, when the young Oliver Twist dares to ask for more food? Negotiating about money is at the very top of the discomfort zone.
Simple is better. Employers tend to avoid long talks because time is precious. Too many job seekers make the interview process more complicated than need be, thinking they need to do something special to stand out.
Effective meetings are a critically essential activity in running a business. You need meetings to make decisions, reach agreements and develop solutions. They harness the combined wisdom of your staff to invent products, increase sales, improve productivity, plan strategies, and create success.
We all have wishes and we all do a lot of planning to make those wishes come true. However, as they say, ‘You do not plant the seed and eat the fruit the same day’.
Recent campaigns are (hopefully) helping us become more aware of the world we live in and the environment around us in order to reduce, reuse and recycle our waste. But have we ever thought of what we could manage to achieve if we reduce the time we waste on a day-to-day basis?
Starting a new job is very exciting. Then, you start thinking things like: what should I do? Am I doing a good job? Should I bother my boss frequently with questions? Do not worry; you can put your mind at rest as this is very normal. There is always a sense of awkwardness when starting a new job.
We firmly believe that online learning is important to gain new knowledge, skills, insights and competences. VC Academy is proud to have partnered with Chevron Consultants, a German company, to launch Online Learning Courses that offer meaningful educational experiences to maximize individuals’ learning in compliance, risk management and regulation.
Has it ever occurred to you to question which skills would suit you best?
There are many soft and technical skills that companies consider fundamental to choose the perfect candidate. While looking for a job, it is very important to keep in mind when you are writing your resume is to recognise your set skills and competencies.
“The best way to adapt to a world that is ever changing is to think in terms of a business model. (…) Consider yourself as a company created by only one person – you.” – Tim Clark, author of “Business Model You”
When you decide to improve your job position, you need to think in terms of personal growth.