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5 Career Lessons From Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey was born into a family so poor that as a child she wore potato sacks as clothing. Her single, teenage mother struggled to support her, and Oprah suffered physical and sexual abuse from her family. At fourteen, she became pregnant, but her baby died shortly after birth. It is from this background, and […]

Updating your CV? Put your old CV down and step away.

The first thing everyone does when they are thinking about updating their CV is get their old CV out. As soon as you look at your old CV that’s now your frame of reference and will cloud your mind as soon as you start thinking about roles, responsibilities, jobs, wins, losses. Your new CV will […]

How to Judge When Changing Jobs is Right for You.

Making your mind up that changing jobs is a good idea usually doesn’t happen overnight but is decided upon over time. Never resign over an angry moment at the workplace or in a fit of pique. Stay calm and decide to move on when the time is right for you. Good reasons to consider changing […]

The 31 Best LinkedIn Profile Tips for Job Seekers.

When you’re not looking for a job, it can be easy to ignore your LinkedIn profile. Sure, you add people you meet at networking events as contacts and accept requests as they come in, but everything else? Eh, you’ll get to it when you need to. While we definitely don’t recommend this approach (hey, the […]

What are your greatest strengths?

Let’s get one thing straight: being asked ‘what are your greatest strengths?’ isn’t a trick question – or it shouldn’t be. It’s not designed to catch you out and it’s been around long enough for you to know that there’s a good chance you’ll be asked it.  So make sure you think about this a […]

The Truth: Why your CV was not selected…

If you are a job seeker you’ll be familiar with the automated rejection. You know the one, the email that reads “Dear (insert name), Thank you for your application for the (insert vacancy). Unfortunately on this occasion you were not successful….etc” Although bad news is better than no news, an automated response doesn’t really help. What […]

18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People

Emotional intelligence is a huge driver of success When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70 percent of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into the broadly held assumption that IQ […]

5 Common Interviewer Objections and How to Deal with Them

Interviewing is about more than just looking the part and demonstrating your skills. A key part of the interview process is overcoming an interviewer’s  objections. Over the course of an interview, the interviewer is building a mental map of you, composed of both your positive qualities and any doubts, concerns, or objections they may have […]

15 Job Interview Questions for your Next Boss

The more thinking you do before a job interview, rolling the assignment around in your mind and thinking about all aspects of it, the better your interview questions will be. Here are some general questions that you can ask your hiring manager a/k/a Your Possible Next Boss at a job interview, no matter what the […]

Taking Risks in Your Resume

When Columbus set sail in search of the new world, he and his crew didn’t know what they would find. Like today’s modern job hunter, these explorers set out in search of fabulous riches (or, you know, employment) with only a bold hope that they might one day return home victorious. In order to find […]