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These CV Red Flags might hinder your chances. Fix it now!

2022-07-20T14:43:56+00:00

Some of us have been sending out applications for our dream job, but do we get called back for the next stage? Some of us have all the required skills for advertised jobs; our cover letter is engaging and highlights our abilities, but do we get the job? It might be our resume. Have some of us thought about this? Hiring managers often spend a lot of time looking through several resumes and finding the perfect candidate for the job. However, some of us candidates, through our resume make the recruiting process harder for hiring managers. You do not want you [...]

These CV Red Flags might hinder your chances. Fix it now!2022-07-20T14:43:56+00:00

Qualification VS Experience: How to make the Use of Both

2022-09-27T07:57:43+00:00

  Every job has its specific requirements. However, some employer’s lookout for certain skills when hiring and they are known as soft skills or experiences. Soft skills are personal attributes that can help you become successful in your career and personal life while experiences highlight your career trajectory and answers the question of ‘can you perform adequately in this role’? Recent statistics have shown that employers value these skills and experiences while hiring any candidate because they serve as a reflection of how important and valuable such candidate is and could be to the organization. However, recent statistics have also shown [...]

Qualification VS Experience: How to make the Use of Both2022-09-27T07:57:43+00:00

Check out these Online Learning Sites

2022-05-31T09:45:44+00:00

Are you looking for online learning websites to improve your personal and career development and skills? Check out these online learning sites. COUSERA Coursera is a website that partners with universities and organisations around the world. This brings a wide variety of topics and perspectives to one searchable database. If you are looking to study many different topics or want courses from different schools or learn about new career courses, Coursera is one of the best platforms out there. The platform offers free courses and certificates upon completion of your program. Is distance learning your reality due to the pandemic or [...]

Check out these Online Learning Sites2022-05-31T09:45:44+00:00

Dealing with Job Rejection as a Job Seeker

2022-04-27T14:35:34+00:00

You would agree with me that job search is a very daunting and tiring process. The hassle of searching for a job that aligns with your goals is tedious and creates a lot of anxiety. The application process and interview preparation in itself can be quite overwhelming. The goal of every individual that goes for an interview is to get hired. Now, we cannot ignore the fact that not everyone will get their dream job, a sad reality. There is something called job rejection and it is real. It is pertinent to state that job rejection is normal and not a [...]

Dealing with Job Rejection as a Job Seeker2022-04-27T14:35:34+00:00

Must Reads if you are Changing Careers

2022-03-15T13:44:10+00:00

Hi there, Over time, individuals who have switched careers have attested to the Some books can help you strategize and prepare for potential obstacles. Furthermore, transforming your professional life can feel like an overwhelming task, but reading professional books that will set you on the right path will give you a new perspective. When switching careers, what you basically need is an element of inspiration and practical advice to guide you into believing in yourself. Here are 5 must-reads to guide you. THE WORK BY WES MOORE This book details new ways how to create success in new and meaningful ways. [...]

Must Reads if you are Changing Careers2022-03-15T13:44:10+00:00

Breaking boundaries and self-imposed limits

2022-02-08T14:03:29+00:00

As humans, it is obvious that we all have fears and doubts, or challenges that tend to limit us from fulfilling our goals or reaching our potentials and that’s okay. However, it is believed that oftentimes, we place self-imposed limits on ourselves all these limits hinder us. It is important to note that having a positive mindset boosts your confidence, increases your motivation, and inspires you. How does having the right mindset help you break boundaries and self-imposed limits? As a young individual, it is important to have a growth mentality; a mentality that sees challenges and setbacks not as a [...]

Breaking boundaries and self-imposed limits2022-02-08T14:03:29+00:00

How to Stay Employable in Changing Times

2022-09-27T07:58:41+00:00

The future of the workplace is uncertain and changeable. Who knew the coronavirus pandemic would disrupt workflow and exiting work system that has been in place for centuries? Who knew organisations could adopt remote working and the level of productivity would still be untouched in some industries? The job market is filled with so much uncertainty as nobody knows what could happen the next minute. One of the numerous ways on how you can stay employable in changing times is the power or effect of finding or having the right mentors. Developing the right employability skills will only take you to [...]

How to Stay Employable in Changing Times2022-09-27T07:58:41+00:00

How to make mentorship work for you

2021-08-09T13:00:32+00:00

I am a product of mentorship and trust me when I say that I have enjoyed every bit of it. Many successful entrepreneurs attribute their success to mentorship, and I believe that mentorship is a tool necessary for career success. Having a great relationship with your mentors can help your career significantly and take you to the next level of your career. Also, the right mentors or networks can connect you with amazing career opportunities you might not have thought about if you did not have mentors. However, how do you make ample use of a mentorship opportunity? How should you [...]

How to make mentorship work for you2021-08-09T13:00:32+00:00

Professional Habits You Should Develop in Your 20’s

2021-05-24T15:07:01+00:00

The sooner you learn how to develop yourself professionally, the closer you are to achieving your career goals. There are some professional habits you need to start developing in your twenties as this is a crucial time to build your career. Therefore, creating professional habits early enough will help you achieve your goals and lay a good foundation for your success. You might be wondering, what are professional habits and why is professionalism important? Developing and exhibiting professional habits is the easiest way to show competency in your work and your personal life. Additionally, it helps with your productivity as you [...]

Professional Habits You Should Develop in Your 20’s2021-05-24T15:07:01+00:00

How to Create and Deliver Good Presentations

2021-05-21T10:29:46+00:00

Creating and making presentations are a part of our academic and career path. You may have had the opportunity to create and make a presentation. Maybe during your degree project defence or as a part of your tasks during your first week of resumption at work. But, if you have not, you definitely will soon. Here are a few tips to help you create and deliver unforgettable presentations. Write everything as they come At the start, you may be experiencing a rush of ideas and may be tempted to want to immediately develop a structure. Ignore being perfect, just put everything [...]

How to Create and Deliver Good Presentations2021-05-21T10:29:46+00:00