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What do employers look for in a CV?

resume tips

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 Well, here’s the good news: learning how to transform your outdated resume can give your…

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A story about an internship that changed my life.

Faith accelus intern

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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People behind Accelus – Meet Yoanna

Yoana

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

hesitation

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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Have you discovered your Ikigai?

reason for existing

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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Finish well. How to spend your last 203 days.

transitioning career

Have you ever felt stagnant? Fear of moving forward. Fear of failure. A comfortable holding position. Doing the same thing over and over. Utilising energy. Wondering why there are no results. Frustration starting to seep in. I have… It’s especially hard when you have lots to risk. When you have tasted the bitterness of failure.…

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Why I’m choosing to focus on now.

career audit

I remember when I was a kid, I thought a day would take so long to get through and afternoons of playing seemed endless. Summer holidays felt like forever and every year leading up to my next birthday felt so far away. Fast forward a few years. Now, I feel that my days fly by…

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Banish the green eyed monster. Focus on your strengths

strengths

Let’s face it, we live in a world of comparison. Each day we find our names, our abilities, our skills, our knowledge, our wealth, our test scores, our performance and anything else in between being constantly ranked against each other. We’re told, “focus on your strength, they make you, you” and “nobody can be a…

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Beginners guide: 4 smart strategies to find your strengths

transitioning careers

It’s funny, I am a recent graduate in search of my future. Throughout my studies, at work I see people walking around, oblivious to the things that are so clear. Their natural strengths and talents influence how they see the world. They’re how they deal with problems, they’re the foundation of their future choices. Yet…

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Why I left my job in accounting.

Graduate jobs

I believe your strengths can help you find your purpose. It doesn’t have to be defined as one big thing or one great achievement. It can simply be a way of making the most of your life by using your unique gifts and talents.

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A working mothers journey into uncertainty

work life balance

The moment my daughter entered our world, she simultaneously both made and unmade everything I thought I knew about life. Up to that point, I considered myself perhaps somewhat in possession of enough experience and ‘know-how’ to accomplish what I felt I had been given to accomplish. One look at this tiny human entrusted into…

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Does experience matter? Recruit differently

uncertainty

“Those who change the world are the ones crazy enough to think they can.” Steve Jobs. I often think, how must it have been for the late Steve Jobs? A visionary who saw a better way of doing things. How do you sell this idea to the world that prizes certainty? Where better the devil…

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In the pursuit of passion

passion at work

“If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.” —Bishop T.D. Jakes But what do you do if you have more than one passion? For me, it’s makeup or medicine. I’ve recently discovered one of my passions in makeup artistry. Each time I go…

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Confessions (and learnings) of a 20-year-old.

graduate job

Okay, I confess. I’m 20 years old, I have a Bachelor’s degree, and I still don’t know what career I want. I am currently taking a year off from study to explore my interests and potential career paths. It is a year full of uncertainty. But is it necessary to label this a confession? What…

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Inspired List

Finding work with meaning

This is what sparks our imaginations. It’s what influences our creativity.  When I first picked up LEAN IN, I had just run into my first glass ceiling. I remember standing in the bookshop, deflated, disillusioned and de-energised. I had no idea what to do or how to navigate around it. Sheryl’s words literally jumped off…

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I am enough. Three words which changed my life.

International Womens Day

How I gave up the hustle and why I’m better for it. Perfectly coiffed hair, one designer handbag after another, the entire fashion world hanging by her every word. Miranda Priestly had it all. I remember being an impressionable 26-year-old, bowled over by the thought of wearing Chanel from head-to-toe. To me, that was the…

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