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Choosing a New Career at 40- What You Need to Know before you Begin!

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For many 40-year-olds to 50-year-olds finding a job or searching for a successful new career path may seem an overwhelming task to tackle mid-life. To seek out a new career at 40, don’t expect your resume full of well-earned experience and skills will guarantee you a job. While you have had your head down working…Read More

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Reasons for Leaving a Job in 2019

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  We have all been there before, ‘the exit interview’, the moment HR sit you down and want you to tell them the truth as to why you’re resigning from work. By the stage of the exit interview, you feel angry, confused, emotional and feel extremely vulnerable particularly if you don’t have another job to…Read More

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Learning to Say No at Work- It may Help your Career in the Long Run

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When somebody says ‘No’, our human instinct is to have a negative reaction. Obviously, we have asked for something we need or want, and the other party is not having a bar of it. But what if I told you learning to say no could be a positive outcome for the person seeking something from…Read More

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Feeling Lost Career Wise? Let’s talk Career Change

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If you are Feeling Lost Career Wise, the solution may be to Change Careers If you are feeling lost in your 20s and early 30s, graduated from university with one or two degrees, worked a number of years, hating your job, and your feeling lost, you may be needing a Quarter Life Crisis Career Change….Read More

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Mindset for Success in your Career Life

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According to Stanford psychologist Dr Carol Dweck, author of the book Mindset, to attain a mindset for 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…Read More

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4 Career Lessons I Learnt Last Week

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After being sick over the last couple of weeks, I am glad to be online again. I thought I would share what I have learnt in the last week. After getting the flu for the first two weeks, I did what everybody is expected to do, drink fluids, rest etc and eventually I got better….Read More

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What are Stem Careers and Why is Stem Important

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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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Teenager Career Advice- 6 Career Guidance Tips for Parents of Teenagers

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Research conducted by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research in June 2014 has confirmed that parental influence plays a highly significant role in a teenager’s career aspirations. Parents take note, I want to share some career advice for teenagers to get you started. 1. Listen to your Teenager’s Career Aspirations Clear your busy schedule for some time…Read More

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Getting a Job- Why it is so Important

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Have you ever wondered what impact work has on your well-being? Professor David Blustein understands its impact better than anyone and has authored a book called The Psychology of Working where the role of work in people’s lives is examined. The Professor is from the Department of Counselling, Developmental and Educational Psychology at the Lynch…Read More

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Millennials in the Workplace- Should I Stay or Should I Go?

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There is a significant shift happening in our workplaces today and it involves millennial employees. If you are born between 1980 and 1995, you are amongst many who are unhappy and thinking should I quit my job or should I stay?   Millennials in the workplace have very different ideas about what they want out…Read More

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