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Infographic: How to Become an Expert – Practice Makes Perfect

January 24, 2013

They say practice makes perfect. How much practice? According to Malcolm Gladwell, it takes 10,000 hours, to be precise. In his powerful work Outliers, Gladwell presents his impactful theory about what exactly it takes to become an expert. What defines practice? It’s probably not what you think. Practice is deliberate action, but not mindless repetition.…

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A Manager’s Guide to Stress in the Workplace

January 17, 2013

What is stress? Stress is defined by a feeling of being under too much emotional or mental pressure. A recent Australian study suggested that half of us are likely to experience stress at some point in our lives. The economic crisis has certainly not helped, buy burdening many of us with financial worries as we…

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How to ensure you’re remembered positively after a job interview

January 10, 2013

Making a good first impression is extremely important when you’re meeting anyone for the first time but especially so when you’re attending an interview. You never get a second chance to make a good first impression and so if you really want the job, you have got to do everything that you can to ensure…

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Infographic: Making the Most Out of Your Workday

January 2, 2013

Everyone has days where it feels like they are running in a hamster wheel. You keep working harder and harder, view but nothing ever seems to get done! The truth of the matter is that there are ways to keep your feet, buy even when your work is piling up in every direction. When you…

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How to Expand Your Career Network

December 28, 2012

Networking is not only a means of marketing goods and services, but it is also a means for marketing yourself to get a new job that would jumpstart your career. Networking is a way of establishing contact for you to uncover job leads. So while individually hunting for a possible new job, it is also…

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Staying Competitive in Today’s Job Market

December 24, 2012

Lately, check I’ve heard more and more of my clients say to me “Oh Irene, the competition is so tough out there. Each time I’m applying for a role, I’m competing against 100 or more candidates. How can I even get noticed, let alone compete?” That got me thinking. What a really scary reality to…

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How to Find Happiness in Your Career

December 19, 2012

No matter what you do, there are always ways to find happiness in your career. Whether you’re a garbage man or a CEO of a massive corporation, happiness can fall upon you or fall short of you – it just depends on a number of things. Here are a few ways to find happiness in…

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