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October 2017 / 121 posts found

Emotional Intelligence – Develop your soft skills at MindTools.com

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We probably all know people, either at work or in our personal lives, who are really good listeners. No matter what kind of situation we're in, they always seem to know just what to say – and how to say it – so that we're not offended or upset. They're caring and considerate, and even if we don't find a solution to our problem, we usually leave feeling more hopeful and optimistic. Learn how to develop your emotional intelligence. We probably also know people who are masters at managing their emotions. They don't get angry in stressful situations. Instead, they [...]

12 Lessons You Learn or Regret Forever

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Sticking your neck out and taking charge of your career is no trivial matter. Whether that's switching careers, going back to school or walking away from a j-o-b to start your own business, it takes a lot of guts. But guts will only get you so far. Once you build up the nerve and make the leap, you're no more than 5 percent of the way there. You still have to succeed in your new endeavor, and trying to succeed is when your worst fears (the ones that made you hesitate in the first place) will come true. Related: 3 [...]

50 Tips for Academic Success from a USA professor

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Dr. Mir Zohair Husain, Contributing WriterAugust 14, 2017Filed under Opinion Being a successful student is a full-time job. If you are taking a full load of classes, spend at least three to five hours each week doing your homework.  It is vitally important that you complete the reading assignments that will be covered in your next class meeting. Do not procrastinate! Prioritize and attend to tasks quickly—you will feel better about yourself. Maintain an appointment book or day planner to track and prioritize important dates, such as appointments, quizzes, exams, and papers. Minimize clutter in your room, especially where you [...]

The guide to working in Sweden: from job hunt to salary talks

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Moving to a new country is scary enough. Finding a job in a new country is a whole other ball game. Swedish work culture is different to that of other countries; stepping away from the desk and taking actual coffee breaks (accompanied with cake) is the norm, as is a casual dress code and flexible working hours. Still, there are things you should remember when looking for a job and preparing for the interview. Here are our top tips. Job hunting: CV and cover letter Looking for a job in a new country is hard. We get that. You should [...]

6 Things Your Small Business Needs to Spend More Money On

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Businesses are incredibly difficult ventures to start. More than half of all businesses fail within five years of starting, according to statistics gathered in 2016. While this is far better than the traditional belief that half fail within a single year of starting, it is still clearly a challenge to start and continue running a small business. Related: 10 Unique Ways to Get Your Name Out There The reasons for this consistent failure can be difficult to pinpoint, especially because there are so many different factors that can affect it. However, one consistent failure of small businesses is a lack of capital, and by [...]

5 Ways to Make Your Small Online Business Appear Bigger

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When Kevin Plank first launched his now billion-dollar company Under Armour, one of his biggest challenges was conveying a professional image. He didn't want people to know that he was working out of his grandmother's basement. So he did everything possible in the beginning to make his small online business appear bigger. He even carried around multiple business cards so that he could play to whatever audience necessary. Can you can relate? Are you facing the startup stigma? As the owner of a startup or small business, there's a certain stigma that comes with your size and lack of experience [...]

How to make the most of work experience and internships

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Every year, thousands of youngsters participate in work experience or internships – some paid, some unpaid – to get a flavour of what it is like to work in a certain industry. This could be while still at school, sixth form, college, university or beyond, as they look to experience and digest what day-to-day working life or a particular profession is all about. However, it can be a daunting – especially if it is in a profession which they really want to succeed and at an employer from which they really want to bag a job offer. Work placement: Every [...]

4 Tips on How to Make 6 Figures as a Full-Time Freelancer

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Recently, I wrote about how to become a full-time copywriter. But maybe you have no interest in copywriting. Maybe you’re a part-time web developer, amateur graphic designer or aspiring life coach who wants to know how you can do that -- your chosen profession -- for a living. Related: The 15 Best Freelance Websites to Find Jobs I have good news: In the digital age, all kinds of freelance careers are possible, from telecommunications engineering and HVAC maintenance to SEO consulting and photography. What's more, not only is it possible to make six figures as a freelancer -- it’s more easily achievable than you may [...]

8 Ways to Build a Life You Love

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Joy is our personal right. We each have this one amazing, but brief chance to build lives we love. If we don’t deeply believe we deserve happiness, that we deserve abundance, and to live unrestricted, we end up living lives of mediocrity. Happiness runs deeper than money. How we spend our time, where we spend our time, and who we spend our time with are the key ingredients to our happiness or our misery. Because we spend the majority of our time in life at work, it is imperative we love what we do. If we aren’t passionate about what [...]

The Best Way to Handle an Exit Interview | Business Markets and Stocks News

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You gave your two weeks' notice, handed in your resignation letter, and told your team members you'll be leaving to pursue a new job opportunity. There's just one final hurdle to jump on your way out the door: your exit interview. Though not every company conducts exit interviews, they're becoming more commonplace among businesses of all sizes. Believe it or not, the purpose of an exit interview isn't just to subject you to an uncomfortable 60-minute discussion, but rather to gain insight into the role your company may have played in your departure. In fact, 63% of human resource managers [...]