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How a Bad Attitude rather than Age affects your chances at Changing Careers

There is a common belief amongst adults that age is their biggest barrier to gaining employment or changing careers. While this could be the case in some instances, the biggest overwhelming barrier is, in fact, a bad attitude. A great or bad attitude is easy to pick up on, particularly when you know that 55%…Read More

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It’s time to talk about the Career Quarter Life Crisis

If you are aged in your late 20’s and early 30’s, graduated from university with one or two degrees, worked a number of years, hating your job, and your feeling lost, you may be struggling with what I call the Career Quarter Life Crisis. If left unresolved, it can affect your economic independence, well-being and…Read More

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Why the Toxic Workplace is on the Rise

It’s that time of year again. Time to be jolly and happy but what if your workplace is anything but! As most prepare to spend some time with family and friends over the festive season, some employees can’t wait to escape their place of employment. A toxic workplace is not a nice place to be,…Read More

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7 Signs your Suffering from Work Stress & Potential Burnout

The greatest health epidemic of this century may surprise you and it’s happening every day. Work Stress may seem like a normal thing to cope with but for some, it can have devastating outcomes for their personal well-being if they allow it to continue. The longer you are exposed to work stress the higher the…Read More

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Fixed or Growth Mindset-How it can influence your Career Life?

According to Stanford psychologist Dr Carol Dweck, author of the book Mindset, to attain success requires you to put in effort and learn to embrace failure along the way. In her research, Dweck worked with primary school children to discover an interesting link between levels of ability and motivation. Her research has much significance for…Read More

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What are Stem Careers and Why are they Important

The push is on to encourage existing workers and our youth to move into STEM Careers as economies around the world are acknowledging the need to have these STEM skills and knowledge for their growth into the future. First, let’s define what STEM is. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Science has a…Read More

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Parenting Teenagers: How to help not hinder Career Choice for Students

Parenting teenagers today is a challenging experience. It’s a steep learning curve for both parent and teenager when it comes to behavioural expectations, developmental changes and getting through the education system. So what happens when you both contemplate what lies beyond the school gate? Panic ! As a parent, you try to control your own…Read More

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Career Development & Career Planning Matters at Every Age- Find Out Why

Lack of awareness on how important the role of career planning and career development in today’s world of work constantly floors me. Writing this blog will hopefully turn on the light as to why it’s so important regardless of whatever age you are at. So many still believe that if they complete some free online…Read More

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Job Hunting Tips for Today’s Job Market- 2 Essential Skills to Learn

At this time of year, it’s pretty typical to see a lot of change happening in many workplaces. Be it redundancies, retirement or restructure, individuals are having to step into job hunting mode to find new employment for the new year. Job hunting can be a bitch, especially if you are not in the right…Read More

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Want a New Career Path? So who is in your way.

Let’s start with a checklist of questions. Who feels trapped in a daily job that they absolutely hate? Who has knots on their stomach on Sunday night knowing they have to go to work on Monday morning? Who has no idea what to do or how to choose a New Career? Well you are not…Read More