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...

How to Cope With an Aggressive Female Boss

Is your boss a woman? Are you finding it difficult working with her? Read this before jumping ships! A recent survey we conducted showed that the number of women having issues with their female bosses...

Do Employers Still Care About Cover Letters?

Yes, they do! Many candidates pay less attention to their cover letters because they feel cover letters are outdated and a waste of time. If there is anybody less likely to read a cover letter...

Tools and Tips to Better Proofread Your Resume and Cover Letter

A resume riddled with spelling and grammar errors will impress nobody. Think you’re immune? There is a good chance you aren’t: According to CareerBuilder, 58 percent of employers commonly dismiss candidates because their resumes...

Leaders, Do You Have Commitment Issues?

Have you ever gotten frustrated because you didn’t hit a goal you had set for yourself? I’m betting you have. It happens to even the best leaders from time to time. When something doesn’t happen or...

Great Job Performance Won’t Make You a Good Manager

  In many organizations, promotions into management are based on little else beyond good job performance and tenure. However, being great at one’s job doesn’t necessarily mean that a person will be a good manager....