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How do you define yourself?

How do you define yourself?

What you allow to define you will determine the person you are. It’s therefore critical that you define yourself in terms of what you want to be rather than what you were. Some people allow…

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Do you know what you really want?

Do you know what you really want?

It is widely accepted that motivation is necessary for success. Indeed, some people (motivation speakers) have become very successful simply by attempting to motivate others to succeed. In order to succeed, though, we need a…

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How much attention do you pay to detail?

How much attention do you pay to detail?

In an increasingly complex world, it’s becoming more and more important to pay attention to detail. If you don’t, you may find your carelessness becomes career limiting, and the sad thing is, you’ll probably never…

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Do you have a refuse problem?

Do you have a refuse problem?

One of the most thankless yet necessary tasks performed in our society is performed by refuse collectors. When the refuse is not collected for some or other reason, we very quickly have a refuse problem…

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What should your goal in life be?

What should your goal in life be?

Recent deaths of high profile people such as singer/songwriter David Bowie and Celine Dion’s husband René Angelil have caused many people to rethink what’s important to them concerning their life’s goals. When you really start…

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5 key stes to giving you a winning edge in interviews (infographic)

5 key stes to giving you a winning edge in interviews (infographic)

Preparation is proven to be the most decisive factor in interview success. These five key steps will give you the winning edge: …

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What does Oscar know now that he didn’t know then?

What does Oscar know now that he didn’t know then?

The story of our home-grown modern Shakespearian tragedy figure, Oscar Pistorius, has once more provided more lessons which we would all do well to learn. Having now been found guilty of murder, he faces having…

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How many times have you robbed yourself?

How many times have you robbed yourself?

We’re all quick to criticise dishonest people who take something that doesn’t belong to them, but don’t realise that we might be robbing someone of something they’ve worked very hard for. That someone is ourselves.…

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Why you didn’t get the job?

Why you didn’t get the job?

Career advice articles litter the Internet; how to write a cover letter, how to write a CV, how to interview well, how to sell yourself, how to get your dream job etc. etc. Most articles…

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6 tips to keep your CV out of the trash folder

6 tips to keep your CV out of the trash folder

1. Applying for jobs that you aren’t qualified for Most employers will have very specific requirements that candidates have to meet. If a job requires you to have 5 years’ experience in the hospitality industry,…