Here’s Why You Need to Be Emotionally Intelligent

Ever wondered why you never really get along with a colleague despite how nice you treat him/her? You are very careful with your choice of words around colleagues yet it doesn’t really improve your...

Fresh Grads, Here Is How to Negotiate Your Starting Salary

To negotiate or not? Are entry-level salaries negotiable? Young graduates often shy away from negotiations or sell themselves short while negotiating their first salary. Who would blame them? They are just newbies, confused as what...

7 Ways to Make the Most of Your ’Blank’ Moments

We’ve all been there: You’re on deadline, but your mind refuses to get going. The phenomenon goes by many names, including “writer’s block,” “creative block,” and “dry spell.” I call them “blank moments.” Because of...

How to Handle the Office Chatterbox without Losing Your Cool

Ever been in a situation where all you want to do is focus and finish your tasks but the know-it-all co-worker in the next cubicle won’t let you be? Every now and then he...

Nailing the Interview Process, Part 6: Answering the Tough Questions

You’ve been invited in for a face-to-face interview. You feel this job is great for you. You like the variety of responsibilities and have heard great things about the company. You’ve done everything right...

How to Become Invisible at Work

Nearly every professional understands the value of visibility. After all, when opportunities arise, the person who is both seen and heard—and known as a strong performer—will always spring to mind first. Yet, sadly, many people...

These 5 phrases could be the Reason Why Your CV Gets Trashed!

Sometimes, lack of experience and skill is not what gets your CV evicted, but the use of clichéd words and phrases that make hiring managers cringe. While it is important that you use buzzwords to...

6 Questions Every Candidate Should Ask During the Interview

Today’s Question: What are some questions candidates should always ask during the interview – and why are those questions valuable?   Can I See Your Administrative Policies? Candidates should ask to see the company’s administrative policies and...

Is Paycheck Your Ultimate Measure For Career Success?

Success means different things to different people. How do you grade your career success? Is it by the common factor- MONEY, which gives you the purchasing power to cater for your financial needs or...

Explaining Employment Gaps on Your Resume? Don’t do this.

So you have a gap on your resume. What are some ways you can explain this gap away during an interview or follow-up?   Don’t be apologetic. You set the tone for how this employment gap...