Tag Archives: Snippets

Snippet: Love what you do

We often say to “do what you love” but recently, a very wise person told me that it was sometimes equally important to “love what you do.” There is a lot of wisdom in that statement as there are times … Continue reading

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Snippets: Network to build rapport

You don’t have to feel like you are seeking charity when you ask family members or friends to hook them up to a job opportunity. When you network with people, think of it as a relationship-building process. As you go outside … Continue reading

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Snippets: Reach out and network

Networking can be key to successfully advance or change your career. Your network already includes friends, family members, business contacts and colleagues, but you can always broaden it further by joining professional organizations within your field, contacting alumni from your university, joining groups on social websites that speak to your profession, attending industry conferences and seminars. Even through volunteering. An event that is specifically about networking is also a great place to connect with others. The more people who know you, your strengths and abilities, the better your chances at receiving job leads, key advice or information about a particular company or industry. Continue reading

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Snippets: Volunteer yourself

If your heart is set on remaining with your organisation, it makes good sense to volunteer yourself for social committees where you can build your reputation as a solid, passionate person, dedicated to the industry and the company itself. More than that, should your objectives change later, this experience always looks good on a resume. Continue reading

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Snippets: Self-promotion

Learn the fine art of self-promotion. If you have had major accomplishments or created successful programmes, make sure people know about them, especially the people in influential positions who could help you advance professionally. Let it be known that you are seeking a promotion or the next step up in your career. Continue reading

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Snippets: Do your research

Before you attend any interview — and normally, you should do this days before the interview — do your research and preparation. Try and find out more about the job and the company. What’s the company background and how does it operate? It will boost the opinion of you in the eyes of the employers if you show the enthusiasm to know more of the company you hope to join. Continue reading

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Snippets: common resume characteristics

A well-designed resume should possess these characteristics in common: Good visual appeal, an easy-to-read layout and high quality reproduction A highlight of your strengths and linking them to the employer’s needs; minimizing or excluding irrelevant experience Presents your most important … Continue reading

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Snippets: inter-personal skill

Strong interpersonal skills play a crucial role in gaining the respect of your boss and colleagues. They also attract the notice of outside influencers who might open new doors of opportunity to you. Be friendly, outgoing and personable. Listen carefully … Continue reading

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Snippets: stepping stones

That first job you do may not be your dream job but it is a stepping stone to a successful career. And it is the satisfaction that you get from working and the quest for knowledge that will make you … Continue reading

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Snippets: your reputation’s worth

A lot. In fact, your reputation is the most valuable thing you own. If you have a bad reputation, nobody will want to take a second look at you. Therefore, be known for being dependable, professional, and cooperative. Act and … Continue reading

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