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The 12 Most Important #Skills You Need To Succeed At #Work

Whether you’re are a new graduate trying to figure out how to get a leg up in your career, or you’re a mid-career professional looking to secure your next promotion, you might be wondering what are the most important skills you need to help you get where you want to go. While it’s, of course,…

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I survived the #coronavirus. It wasn’t easy, but we can get through it

I am a physician well on my way to recovery from COVID-19, the coronavirus, the same virus that is tearing apart families, communities, whole nations and our global economy. The fear of this viral terror is palpable. I likely acquired the virus in the small ski town of Ischgl, Austria: not on the glorious powder-filled…

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Email strategies for the socially-distanced workplace

With more people working from home, e-mail is probably gobbling up an increasing proportion of your day. So let’s look at some tips to sharpen your efforts. Consultant Kevin Eikenberry on his blog actually recommends some extra e-mails that you wouldn’t ordinarily send but he argues they can “improve your life and results.” They include:…

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Who should be stepping up as mentors? Maybe it’s not who we think

The world of work is changing more quickly than ever before and, as the generation that’s been at the helm for the past few decades begins to collectively retire, companies are going to face a talent deficit. One of the best ways to prepare for this inevitable transition is to ensure the right mentors are…

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Why companies are reviving efforts to hire internally

On discovering that 47 per cent of departing employees had left for more enticing opportunities elsewhere, Schneider Electric SE recently introduced a digital platform designed to help its people realize their career aspirations without jumping ship. Eventually, all 144,000 employees of the France-based multinational will be able to tap into Schneider’s internal talent pipeline by…

Job-Interview

How to get the almighty #job interview, and what to do afterward

We usually consider interviews to be where we win jobs. But we can help our efforts in important moments both before and after those interviews, according to tips from Natasha Nurse and John Sullivan. Ms. Nurse, an entrepreneur, suggests applying the common journalistic Five Ws and How to your résumé. Those storytelling ingredients are important…

Networking

Want to grow your career? Then grow your network

Networking is perhaps one of the most common pieces of advice given to young professionals looking to grow their career. At the same time, many are not skilled at networking, so fail to reap its benefits in their careers. Regardless of where you are in your career, make growing your network a priority. These new…

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The First 100 Days in A New Job – Make Them Count!

Have you recently taken on a new challenge? The first 100 days in a new office are absolutely pivotal when it comes to your success! Here are our tips on making your first 100 days count. The first 100 days decide whether or not you’re a successful hire, or a complete flop. It no longer…

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11 Tips to Avoid a Toxic Boss in Your Next Job

As a career coach, I’m trained to be objective when coaching my clients. To view situations with loving detachment. But there are times when I feel fiercely protective over my clients and angry at what they are going through at their place of work. What could cause this level of anger? It’s the #1 thing…