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Say yes – what’s ahead will surprise you.

Have you ever been faced with a simple yes/ no decision? At the beginning of this year, they found an 8.6 cm tumour on my liver. As you can imagine, it rocked my world. The sleepless nights, wondering what the future held for me. Then I was presented with a simple yes/ no. A coffee…
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millennial work

Standing out from the pack: the real story behind career fairs

“Career fair” a term most university students are familiar with. I myself, have attended them frequently through my two university degrees and recently I stepped into the role of an exhibitor and it suddenly opened my eyes to a whole new world. So I thought I’d put down some of the lessons I have learnt…
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resume tips

What do employers look for in a CV?

Speaking honestly: Writing a resume can be a real drag. Updating an existing one however, can be downright painful. If you are reading this, chances are you are looking at greener pastures and about to embark on a new adventure. Well, here’s the good news: learning how to transform your outdated resume can give your…
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Faith accelus intern

A story about an internship that changed my life.

As a third year medical science student with a direct pathway into medicine you’d think I’d feel pretty secure in my future. As a university student with many curricular activities like volunteering at a youth group, being the creative events planner in a social enterprise, working as a part-time makeup artist, coaching hockey, tutoring and…
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Yoana

People behind Accelus – Meet Yoanna

Meet Yoana I studied accounting because that’s what my parents wanted me to do. I got a graduate job in the field and never felt happy with what I was doing. I know I had a passion to work with people and so I pursued a career in Human Resources. I quit my job. A…
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What to wear to your job interview

“Whatever you do… make sure you are better dressed than your best dressed client.” These were the words that haunted me throughout my recruitment career. My best dressed client, wore head to toe black Hugo Boss. Her hair perfectly coiffed, make up like a Christian Dior counter girl, nails immaculate, not a chip in sight.…
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hesitation

What I learnt from my 6-year-old daughter.

My heart fell. That horrible feeling, that something could go terribly wrong. I looked up, staring at the metal chains, that held everything together. What if one of the chains let loose? What if we fell out of the seat? What if the buckle wasn’t put on properly? What if? My 6-year-old daughter was beaming.…
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self doubt

Three lessons I have learnt that make me excited for tomorrow

As my last days of my degree are approaching, I take a step back to reflect on my journey so far. Not just at university, but how much I’ve grown as a person overall. After so many experiences; good and bad, successes and failures. Moments that filled my heart while others left it broken. In…
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reason for existing

Have you discovered your Ikigai?

Change. 6 letters when put together have a strange effect. For some, it paralyses them. Too afraid of what could happen, they would rather stick with what they know. For over ten years, my client was stuck in a rut. The monotony of the same job. Day in, day out. Was she good at it,…
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