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10 career change myths

Career Myth #1: You can’t make a living doing something you really, truly love This is the grand-daddy of career myths, the belief that you can’t have a “practical” career doing something that you were passionate about. It has to be one or the other. This myth is rooted in fear. Fear that we have...
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innovative thinking

Six exercises in innovative thinking

Becoming an innovative thinker is actually a fun process. You are going to be able to let yourself let go and think freely and creatively. You will be able to ignore all the rules of logic and just think whatever and however you want. Deriving ideas and inventions from innovative thinking involves first getting your...
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Managing others: How to build team spirit

Without a team spirit, organisations can suffer. No matter how well-organised and planned a venture may be, without the commitment of the team behind it, the objectives will not be as effectively or as quickly met. Building team spirit is about engaging the emotions of the team members. It is more than a cerebral idea...
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CV advice

How to apply for a job online

In an increasingly online marketplace, applying for jobs often means sending your CV and cover letter electronically. Some companies have online application forms right on their Websites. Here, you can choose the job you wish to apply for, plug your work experience, skills, and education into online fields, then submit this information with a single...
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Dealing with difficult people: 27 secrets and strategies you can apply today

Here are 27 easy, proven strategies for dealing with difficult people. Guaranteed to work if you look at the part you can control – you! Discover simple tips for how to deal with gossips, whiners, know-it-all’s, exploders and more. Whether it’s dealing with a difficult boss, dealing with a difficult co-worker or difficult spouse, these...
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Job Interview/Behavioral

Behavioural interviewing

Have you ever wondered, while interviewing a candidate, how will you suspend your own personal biases during the interview? Well, if you have, you might want to read on and learn how to do just that. Behavioral interviewing is a relatively new mode of job interviewing. Some Employers have been using behavioral interviewing for 15...
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The impact of lacking self-esteem on business professionals

Many business people suffer from diminished self-esteem. This highly affects their effectivity. Discover how to solve this problem so your efforts in a business setting will drastically improve and thus you’ll make infinitely more money!   Studies show that at least 85 per cent or more of the world’s people suffer from some degree of lacking...
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Business Plan

Business plan writers: Should you hire one?

Do you need to write a business plan? The thought of preparing a business plan tends to fill most business owners with dread; it can be a difficult, stressful, and time consuming process. For this reason alone you may want to think about seeking the help of a professional business plan writer. One of the...
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Becoming the Boss

Five strategies to help you buy the company from your boss

Many employees are turning their daydream of being the boss into a reality in the form of a “leveraged buyout.” Structuring a successful leveraged buyout can be demanding, and care in preparing the deal often makes the difference between great success and financial ruin. Following are five strategies to take to create a successful leveraged...
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