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2019

How to Gain Respect at Work

We all want to be liked, yes. But perhaps more importantly in the workplace, we all want to be respected. How do you gain respect at work?

Respect is so important when it comes to your career development. It comes into play when management are considering your ideas, when they are selecting people to participate in projects, and—yes—when they are thinking about who is getting promotions or raises. But when these critical career junctions occur, are you the person in the frame?

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How Much Self-Discipline Do You Have at Work?

Self-Discipline at Work is a 21st Century Tool You Need to Master

We live in a time where self-discipline at work is increasingly hard to maintain. So much exists to distract us that never existed 10 or 15 years ago. It is arguable that social media is the single biggest drain on productivity in the workplace. Back in 2013, when social media usage was in its infancy, HuffPost reported that social media usage was costing US companies alone $650bn a year.

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How to Make a Good Impression in Your New Job

2019, Workplace Culture

The first few days at your new job can make a big difference for your workplace reputation down the line. Before you start spending your first pay cheque in your head, give some serious though on how to make a good impression.

So, the anticipation of starting your new job is over. Your interview did the trick, you aced the interview, you’ve met with your new boss and are settled in to your new workstation – but you feel like a fish out of water.

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One Cover Letter Mistake You’re Probably Making

2019, Cover Letters

A good cover letter should be a polished document that markets you as the best candidate for the job. It makes the first impression with a potential employer and yet, many applicants make a big cover letter mistake in the very first line. It’s a simply fixed error that finds applications thrown in the bin every day.

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Are You Getting the Most Out of Your LinkedIn Profile?

2019, Social Media

Before LinkedIn, it was more difficult for the average professional to reach the people who could help advance their career. LinkedIn provides a unique opportunity to get your name out there and network with professionals in your field. With more than 645 million users, LinkedIn allows you to connect with people from around the world. The professional social network makes it easy for anyone to reach out to their dream employer, hiring managers, mentors and other industry professionals.

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Management Style

Is Your Management Style Inspiring or Off-Putting?

Whether you are a manager now, aspire to be, or work under or over one, you will have an opinion about management style. With a management position comes increased salary, title change and responsibility. And that last part that will be the measure by which a manager’s success or failure in their position will hinge. How a manager chooses to manage – their management style or lack of it – will not only define them but have a profound effect on those they control.

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Should You Wait For Your Dream Job?

No matter where you are in your career, your dream job is no doubt on your mind. The question is; should you wait for your dream job? Moreover, is holding out for the right position the only way to find job satisfaction? Or is it a mistake that will cost you more in the long run?

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How to Quit Your Job

How to Quit Your Job the Right Way

When you quit your job, it is important to resign as gracefully and professionally as possible. It’s also important to be doing it for the right reasons. While a lot of people will claim they’re unhappy with their current position, there is a difference between hating your job and wanting to quit. It’s important to recognise that there are good reasons and bad reasons to quit your job.

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Quit your job

Should You Quit Your Job Before Finding a New One?

When You Are Ready to Quit Your Job Without a Parachute

We have all been there. The moment when job stress, office politics, lousy management, lack of promotion, overwork, and boredom all gets too much. The perceived wisdom is that you should never quit your job until you have something definite to move on to. The advice is that no matter how much you need to resign – stick it out until you have something in the bag.

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Mistakes at Work

How to Learn from Mistakes at Work

Mistakes at Work Happen – It Is How You React that Counts

It is OK to make mistakes. From James Joyce, who called mistakes “the portals of discovery”, to Mahatma Gandhi, who said freedom was not worth having if it did not include the freedom to make mistakes, successful people the world over agree blunders can be a good thing.

“Well, that’s easy for them to say”, you might think. Once you have revolutionised the Western novel or liberated the Indian subcontinent, you can make mistakes all day long if you like. But if you are at the bottom of the career ladder with everything to play for, things look rather different. Making mistakes at work can be acutely embarrassing. Such failures can bring severe consequences. Learning from them quickly can save you future pain.

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