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Posts by Steve S

Insecurities at work

Are Your Insecurities Holding You Back in the Workplace?

Workplace insecurities are a thing – even for those who would not normally consider themselves insecure. For many of us, feeling somehow ‘less than’ on the job is a constant struggle – and usually, the feelings are not even warranted.

You have probably had times at work when you have been told to suck it up, put on a happy face and get on with it. A little faking it to get through the work week is normal, but if you are constantly putting being in a position of putting on an act with the sole intention of appearing confident, then that is a problem that needs fixing.

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How to Successfully Navigate a Career Change

How to Successfully Navigate a Career Change

Deciding on a career change – or having one thrust upon you for various reasons – can be both terrifying and exhilarating in equal measure. A ton of emotions will be rushing through you – the liberating thrill of a fresh start, the culmination of years or studying a new skill, the fear of suddenly having a role replaced by technology, etc.

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Questions interviewers can't ask

Questions Interviewers Can’t Ask

So, you have landed that all-important interview. But you need to prepare, and you need to know there are questions interviewers can’t ask. There are in fact, several questions that interviewers can’t ask you.

The questions put to you are only to be regarding your facility to carry out the advertised role. And yes, your character traits are pertinent to your ability to perform that role. However, there is a line an interviewer can’t cross, and you need to be aware of them.

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Graduate Nursing

Graduate Nursing Programs – Finding the Right One

So, you have reached the end of your nursing education, and now your focus has shifted toward the bewildering amount of job applications and their specific requirements. Healthcare jobs are one of the most in-demand positions. However, there are more and more people targeting the very positions that you have spent the past years studying for. Whether you have decided to aim for a graduate program, or to work as an enrolled or registered nurse, you will quickly discover that having a professionally produced nursing resume and cover letter at the ready is your surest bet to securing the position you want.

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Working Longer Hours

Working Longer Hours Does Not Make You More Productive

Well, according to Elon Musk, the difference between a ‘manageable’ work schedule and an ‘insane’ one is somewhere between 80 and 120 hours of work per week. “There were times when, some weeks … I haven’t counted exactly, but I would just sort of sleep for a few hours, work, sleep for a few hours, work, seven days a week. Some of those days must have been 120 hours or something nutty.”

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Resume not working

Why Your Resume is Not Working

If your resume is not working, no one will tell you. Nobody is going to ring you or email you to say “It’s not you, you’re awesome, it’s your resume that that’s letting you down.” The fact is they will simply ignore your resume, or you will get the standard ‘on this occasion, your application has been unsuccessful’ letter.

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Career Key Achievements in a Resume

Make Your Resume Stand Out with Key Achievements

There are so many times in life where, in order to get on, we need to sell our key achievements. The fact is, very few people feel comfortable blowing their own trumpet. No matter how good you are at what you do, many of us feel awkward spelling it out in a way that says “Hey, look at me, I’m awesome!”. But there are certain pivotal moments where it is absolutely the right thing to do. One of them is your resume.

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What Not to Say in an Interview

What Not to Say in an Interview

Many people think the battle is won by landing the interview. Whilst it is certainly a major feat these days to beat out possibly 100s of other candidates to be shortlisted for interview, you are far from the finish line, and many an otherwise intelligent, articulate and confident applicant has been known to blow an interview by saying the wrong thing entirely at the wrong time.

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