Posts Tagged ‘Graduates’

Say yes – what’s ahead will surprise you.

internship

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 Well, here’s the good news: learning how to transform your outdated resume can give your…

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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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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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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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Discovering failure

new career direction

We live in a society so advanced in technology and scientific breakthroughs, but we are lacking behind in education and living. The traditional norms of education still remain the same as they did thirty years ago, forty years ago, fifty years ago… We are still taught the same linear equation to life that our parents…

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