A constant state of flux is our new normal, with technology rapidly evolving to take care of many tasks people used to do. If you’re in a career or role where technology is making rapid advances, your best defence is to invest in soft skills development – that is, you need to build up your…

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Many of us look at a performance review meeting scheduled in the calendar and start to get nervous – and that’s often because of the misconceptions around what performance reviews are and what they’re supposed to achieve. HR practices have evolved in recent years, so some of the negative perceptions may be the result of…

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Carol Dweck of Stanford University identified two mindsets people can have about their talents and abilities – growth mindsets or fixed mindsets. People with a growth mindset believe talents and abilities are things they can grow and develop. They believe they have potential and can grow talent through effort, practice, and knowledge acquisition. Conversely, individuals…

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According to our research over 80% of hiring managers use reference checks as part of their selection process. Your job references are important in confirming the skills, motivation and attitudes included in your resume and demonstrated during your interview. Ideally, your referee is someone you have reported to in a professional capacity. Choose a job…

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Resigning from a job is something that most of us will have to face at some point in our careers – and there’s a right way and a wrong way to do it. If you’re thinking about quitting your job, here’s our best-practice guide to help you decide when to resign and how to resign.…

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Effective professional networking tips In today’s connected world, networking is a career necessity – but it’s one that comes easily to some and not to others. Yet when done properly, business networking can make a massive difference to your career, often leading to new professional opportunities that you might otherwise have never been given. When…

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When it comes to knowing how to ask for a pay rise, you’ll need all your negotiating skills and tact to ensure the right outcome – but a successful salary review doesn’t just start and end with the actual meeting. Here’s all you need to know on how to get a pay rise, the right…

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You are counting down until you start your new role. Yet, how you leave can leave a lasting impression, often more so than how you started. Here are some things to do and consider before you say your goodbyes. Handover like you are the one coming into the role Another way to leave a great last impression…

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Staying on top of your career doesn’t need to be a chore. You also don’t need to wait until you’re made redundant or in between jobs to keep on track of it. Thanks to technology, there are some excellent tools at your fingertips that will make it easier for you to progress your career while…

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When was the last time you were really excited about your job? If you can’t remember, maybe it’s time to stop and rethink your career. Often, we end up in jobs and career paths because opportunities present themselves and it seemed like the right thing to do. By carefully planning for your next career move…

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