Searching for a job can be tough, particularly if you’re unemployed. However, if you take a systematic approach then you have a far greater chance of success. Here are six tips that will make your search for a job that bit easier.
Saying the right thing at the right time is critical to getting what you want. Here are five powerful tips for communicating effectively.
Stress is a normal part of life but if you find that the smallest things can send you into a panic or if you feel stressed out every day of the week then you need to seek change. Here are six warning signs to watch out for and five things you can do to make it better.
On the face of it, Game of Thrones might seem like it’s about dragons and zombies. Actually, it’s all about political – read workplace – conflicts and rivalry.
While pressure can get effective results, negative behaviours can also develop into outright bullying – with extremely negative consequences for the team and for the business.
Whereas historically, employees stayed with a company for their entire career, the workers of today are likely to have many different roles with many different companies. This sea change has fundamentally upended ideas of how businesses train and develop staff.
If management responds to every instance of bad behaviour by creating a new item in the office rulebook then the situation can quickly become nightmarish. Here are just some of the terrible rules that businesses come up with in a bid to regulate their workforces.
According to a recent survey of US professionals, the 8-hour workday is ‘a thing of the past’ and as many as 73% of workers in Washington D.C. believe 9-to-5 jobs are a relic of a bygone era.
Opening up about yourself can be a great way of getting to know people. However, there are some things you should simply never discuss.
Evan Spiegel, the CEO of Snap, the company behind Snapchat, is just 26. He is one of the youngest business leaders in history to take a company public and is likely to be the youngest-ever CEO of a $30-billion company. And he has some career advice for you.
Every line of business picks up technical jargon and terminology to simplify complex ideas. However, if you’re using a series of convoluted metaphors to express an idea, you may be making things more complicated than they need to be while decreasing the effectiveness of your communications.
Putting on an act at work is exhausting and it dulls your creative spirit. As a result, you might feel as though you’re letting yourself …
Self-initiated work outside of your day job can be great for your career. With any luck, it will improve your bank balance too. But how can you find time to start anything when you’re so busy at work?
The Create & Cultivate team want you to dream big. But to achieve your dreams, they want you to ditch a set of 4 expectations that only lead you down the rabbit hole.
Small talk can be excruciating but if you get it right, you’ll find these little conversations can be good for your career and overall motivation.
“How was your weekend?” “Great, thanks.” – the answer’s almost a reflex to some of us. The Wall Street Journal’s Sue Shellenbarger gathered some advice on how to make these chats more useful.
Call your parents at least once a week. Tell them you love them, and then ask for money. Not the other way around.Helen Mirren
Most of us were taught to write their first CV at school, probably by a teacher that had never applied for a job outside of education.
If your CV sticks to the timeless conventions from textbooks of old (or Word templates), you’ve probably got some unnecessary and irritating information in your CV.
As a recruiter, one of the most common questions a candidate will ask me at the end of an interview is “is this a good time to be looking for a new job?”
While it might seem that the question is a seasonal one and dependent on micro and macroeconomic factors, there are some universal truths behind the job search process.
Some of my most rewarding voluntary work has been as trustee of a charity – helping the organisation make good business decisions that benefit its cause. Over the years, I’ve gained more than the warm-and-fuzzy feelings I initially signed up for. Being a trustee has helped my career and helped me attract clients.