Category: Business

Career Development: Day Jobs vs. Entrepreneurism

Career development can be a tricky thing. Sometimes, people end up putting a lot of effort towards developing a career which doesn’t necessarily make them happy. For example, maybe you really want to start your own company but you have a day job as an administrative assistant at a firm. And, somehow or the other, you end up putting a lot of

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Increase Your Enthusiasm for Work with These Simple Tips

Keeping yourself motivated to keep going is a lifelong process. No matter how much you love your job or enjoy running your own business, there are still going to be days when you don’t feel like working. Maybe you’re going through some personal issues or maybe you’re a little under the weather. At times like this, it can really help you to

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Recruiting talent

Subjective vs. Objective Criteria for Recruiting New Talent

Most people go with something which is tried and tested rather than trying out something new. When it comes to hiring people, this usually means posting a job description or an advertisement, looking through resumes, calling people in for interviews and hiring the one who seems the best to you, based on your subjective opinion at that moment, after running a background

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How to get hired

5 Tips That Will Help You Get Hired

As a job candidate, you might feel like there are many factors that you’re not in control of. Different employers have different expectations. One employer might think you’re perfect for the job, but another might have reservations, even though the job description looks the same. So it’s up to you to convince them that you will be able to perform in a

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5 Essential Steps to a Successful Workplace Investigation

As most companies are aware, it is better to be proactive than reactive. The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently updated its best practices for employers to fall clearly on the side of proactive actions, stating that “traditional approaches are often reactive –that is, problems are addressed only after a worker is injured or becomes sick, a new

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What Managers Should (and Should Not) Say and Do When Publicly Praising Employees

Today, we want to deep dive into that idea: once you have developed a method of recognizing exemplary employees, or even if there is already a system in place, how does a manager publicly praise an employee? More specifically: let’s answer those tough, awkward questions, such as, what do you say? What should (or shouldn’t) you do?  You Should: Make It Known According

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7 Tips to Deal with Stress and Keep Your Cool

We’ve all heard about the ill effects of stress and how it’s necessary to do some stress-busting if you’re going to live a happy life. But if we’re all so self-aware, then how come we still get stressed out, depressed, unmotivated and unhappy? It’s because we need constant reminders about how to beat stress. At least this is what Dale Carnegie says

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3 Skills You Didn’t Know You Needed for Career Development

Many people think that if they just specialize in a certain field and then keep building their expertise in that field, then it will help them to go far in their career. To a large extent, this is true. In order to be at the top of your field, you have to keep developing your skills in that field. But there are

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Resume tips

10 Résumé Writing Tips to Help You Land the Perfect Job

Different people approach job searching in different ways. Some people go by the book. They come up with a résumé, send it to employers and agents, wait for them to respond and then go in for interviews. Others approach the job search process via networking. They go through the list of all the people they know, get in touch with them and

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5 Ways to Be Clearheaded and Give Your Business What It Needs

Many times, you might think that your business needs one thing when it actually needs another. Business owners get caught up in one aspect of their business. It could be sales, marketing, research and development etc. You might think that setting high targets for the sales team is the answer or that a new marketing campaign will set everything right. Or maybe

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