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Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 in Personal Growth |

4 Tips To Help You Ace Your Job Interview

4 Tips To Help You Ace Your Job Interview

So tomorrow’s the big day when you’re sitting face to face with your potential employers and presenting yourself as a serious candidate for a vacancy they have. This opportunity obviously arose thanks to your ability to meet the basic requirements of the vacant position. Your resume has done its bit. Now it’s your turn to shine and win them over with your charm, knowledge and personality. Tomorrow you’re going to ace your job interview and confirm that you indeed are the right person for the job. But here’s the catch – there’s a good chance you’re not the only candidate they’ve shortlisted for the job. That means “selling yourself” isn’t going to be a walk in the park. You have to be able to display skill and knowledge. You have to be likeable. And you’ll have to convince them that out of all the other candidates they should pick you. So how do you actually ace your job interview? Here are a few tips I’ve seen work for many...

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Posted by on Jul 4, 2017 in Personal Growth |

5 Reasons Everyone Should Have A Mentor

5 Reasons Everyone Should Have A Mentor

Being an entrepreneur, owning your own business and being your own boss is a dream we all wish to make a reality. There’s no doubt to the fact that it’s exciting, exhilarating and fun to create something from scratch. A business that’s your own. It’s a journey you can embark on alone (for the most part). However, in reality, this isn’t a journey you can ride on your own. Sure, you need to build a team to support your business. But that’s not what I’m talking about. While you may be your own boss, there are several aspects of running a business and developing it that may require you to turn to a mentor for help. Sure you’re smart, creative and innovative. You may have a solution, product or service that’s unique. You may be highly skilled and brilliant at what you do. But to truly develop your business into a sustainable one – and one that can grow exponentially – you’ll need guidance from someone who knows just how...

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Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Personal Growth |

5 Leadership Traits from House of Cards’ Claire Underwood

5 Leadership Traits from House of Cards’ Claire Underwood

As the age old saying goes, behind every great man there’s a great woman. There’s no doubting that your partner, spouse or significant other plays a pivotal role in driving you towards success. They are your anchor holding you grounded. They’re your greatest motivators and confidence builders. They believe in you like no one else does. They pacify you and pump you up for challenges. And they’ll always be there for you. But, Claire Underwood from House of Cards is more than just the lady behind Francis’s success. She’s truly an equal. For most of the first three seasons of House of Cards, Claire Underwood has shown us just how much Francis (Frank) has prospered with her support. But all that changed in season 4 where we saw a new side of Claire. She emerged as a leader who was equally competent as Frank. She stepped up and showed everyone she’s not just a sidekick. If you were to describe Claire Underwood you’d say she’s smart, shrewd, cut-throat and...

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Posted by on May 18, 2017 in Personal Growth |

How to be a Star in Your Second Interview

How to be a Star in Your Second Interview

Congratulations you made it passed your first interview and have been invited back! Being called for a second interview is a sign that you’ve said the right things and check off on their initial selection criteria. So now you’re being seriously considered for the role and you should be brimming with confidence – but let’s not get complacent or arrogant about it. You could very easily lose this opportunity if you don’t play your cards right. Keep in mind there’s a good chance that there are other candidates who’ve been shortlisted and invited for a second interview as well. And there may be concerns that your future employer would like to discuss otherwise you’d already have the job! Here are a few tips on what to expect in your second interview and how do you ace through it: 1. Discuss the Specifics At this point it’s clear that your first interviewers really liked you and that’s why you’ve been given another chance to prove yourself fit for the job....

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Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Personal Growth |

4 Reasons You Should Avoid Saying Yes

4 Reasons You Should Avoid Saying Yes

Unknowingly, we have an inherent need to say “yes”. Now many of you may argue with this statement but the reality of it is that you tend to say “yes” more often than you probably should. Whether it’s the enormous pressure you feel to fit into a culture or the weight of an authoritative figure that coerces the response. Sometimes it’s out of guilt. Other times it’s because you don’t want to let the requester down. There are several reasons for it and all of them result in the same response from you. You say yes and then have to deal with the repercussions of that response. Saying yes in most situations can be a problem. Saying yes isn’t always that bad – at times it’s the logical and right response. So you could get away with a “no”. Though that itself can lead to problems. So now you’re stuck between saying yes or saying no. Either one of them has its set of consequences and benefits. The question...

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Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Personal Growth |

How To Silence Those Who Doubt Your Leadership

How To Silence Those Who Doubt Your Leadership

Like most situations in life there are usually two ways to look at things. A coin offers two outcomes. A roadblock you face usually has two paths to choose from. There are several turning points in our lives where we’re faced with choices, and usually it comes down to two options. Most decisions we make on a daily basis, personal or professional, revolve around a similar model of two choices. And that’s usually the case when it comes to people around you. There’s a good chance you’ll have two groups of people – those who support you and those who oppose you. What it comes down to is you’ll either interact with people who agree or doubt your leadership. So how do you deal with such situations? One way would be to listen to skeptics but that could lead you to lose confidence in yourself. Or you may just choose to ignore them. Both of these options won’t allow you to silence those who doubt your leadership. It’s just...

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