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6 Warning Signs You May Need a New Job

by / ⠀Career Advice / April 9, 2014

Trust your instincts. If you suspect that things are not going well at work, you’re probably right. Some clues are blatant, such as having a subordinate promoted above you or having your office — or your parking spot — taken away. When that happens, you know you’re in trouble. Other indications are harder to assess, because they may seem accidental, such as being excluded from meetings or denied…

Corporate Event Planning: It’s Not All About Weddings

by / ⠀Career Advice / March 25, 2014

People say all sorts of things about the Millennial generation, and not all of it is kind. However, lots of those things are generalizations, and they’re based on statistics that don’t necessarily reflect the reality that plenty of young professionals are driven to succeed, and to not only meet expectations, but surpass them. Professions, like anything else, go through trend cycles. When the Baby Boomers were hitting their…

Acquire Soft Skills to Fast-Track Your Career Success

by / ⠀Career Advice / March 10, 2014

“In today’s competitive environment, it is not enough to be the best in your field, intellectually.  Competency is only half of what you need to climb the ladder of success. The other half is the softer side of you – it’s that part of you that will be liked, admired, trusted and remembered.” – Carole Nicola Ides Soft skills are essential irrespective of the level of management –…

How To Impress Your Boss

by / ⠀Career Advice / March 2, 2014

When I was a university student who fervently anticipated what we all called “the real world,” I devoured plenty of articles that dished out advice on navigating the interview process, getting along with coworkers and, most importantly, being positively regarded by the boss. Common advice for impressing superiors included “dress for success”, “show up on time”, “be positive” and simply “be really good at whatever you do.” It’s…

Supercharging Your Career After Redundancy

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / February 23, 2014

Years ago I was off on my way to university to read business and marketing looking forward to choosing the one company I would spend my forty-odd working years at, rising from intern and rookie to CEO and master. Little did I know that in my four years post-university, after attaining a high-scoring degree and having 18 months industry experience at Reuters, I would be made redundant no less than three times…

I Wanted to Work for Whataburger, So I Created a Whataresume (Obviously)

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / February 6, 2014

A struggle I’ve had with so many of my peers is they complain about not finding great jobs after graduation. “The job market is so bad.” “Nobody is hiring right now.” The truth is, you don’t want a job bad enough to really invest in applying for one. How many times have you called the place where you want to work? How many times have you emailed them,…

Career Catalysts: Books For Young Leaders

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / February 1, 2014

Reading books is a vital life skill. It’s the best way to record history and share beloved stories. There are plenty of books out there packed with valuable facts and there are great volumes with priceless insights on human experiences. It’s heartbreaking but we have to admit that global literacy rates are declining. Young people around the world are less interested in reading. The lack of interest in…

The Video Skills I Didn’t Know I Needed

by / ⠀Career Advice / January 25, 2014

As the digital age has forced publishers to reassess how it does business, the media industry has been enduring a rough transformation over the past decade. For those of us who graduated from universities in that time, it’s come with a mixture of opportunity and apprehension. Traditional storytelling techniques have not been replaced as the platforms have changed; rather, it’s become even more essential to master the art…

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