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Master's degree program

Choosing A Suitable Master's Degree Program

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Picking the Right Master’s Degree Option A master's degree…
Skills for aspiring entrepreneurs

7 Skills Aspiring Entrepreneurs Should Learn

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Important Skills for Aspiring Entrepreneurs Getting educated…
Internet tools to reinvent your career

5 Internet Tools To Reinvent Your Career

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Online Tools to Help You Get Ahead Feeling stuck in your career?…
online vs classroom learning

Online vs Classroom Learning: Pros And Cons

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Online or traditional learning, which is best for you? Gone…
Social media marketer

Social Media Marketer Job: What It Takes

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What It takes to be a social media marketer Facebook, Twitter,…
career-inspiring movies

4 Movies that Will Inspire Your Career

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 Get Inspiration for Your Career from the Silver Screen Once…
Mater a new skill

7 Techniques to Master a New Skill

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Learn a new skill faster If you’re planning to learn a new…
Personal resilience

Nurturing Personal Resilience For Greatness

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Building internal toughness There are many skills you need as…
Study programmes

Study Programmes That Work for You

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Learning for the modern student Studying a specific subject…

8 Extra Skills To Help You Land A Good Job

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Skills to help you grow in your career The job market is changing…
Laying a solid career foundation

Laying A Solid Foundation For Your Career

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Traits to help you lay the right career foundation Most people…
Content marketing job

Content Marketer Job: What It Takes

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What it takes to be a content marketer The internet has created…
Job transition

Job Transition: Leaving A Job Without Another

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Should you leave your current job without another? Staying on…

7 Useful Middle-Level Management Tips

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Succeeding in middle-level management Middle-level management…

How To Spot A Bad Employer and Avoid Them

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Spotting bad management from far A job interview should not…
Job apps

Job Apps Are The New Frontier

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Job hunting made easier You have probably heard the saying that…

Technology is Changing Job Hunt for Millennials

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Job hunting the modern way Remember the days of drafting your…
Job hunting tips

6 Job-Hunting Tips For Fresh Graduates

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Job search tips Congratulations! You just graduated from the…
ACCA Qualification

ACCA Qualification for Accountants

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Accountants rule! The world of business and finance is increasingly…
Confidence at work

How Confidence At Work Gets You Promoted

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Rising up the ladder through confidence Getting a promotion…
MBA in Kenya

Why You Should Pursue An MBA In Kenya

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Reasons why an MBA is good for your career Enrollment numbers…

Job Relocation: Should You Move for a Job?

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Following your dreams from town to town In some countries, such…
Interview tips

Interview Tips: What Employers Want

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What employers want to know about you You walk into an interview…
Magunga

Meet Magunga: Trained Lawyer Turned Successful Blogger

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Blazing the trail, one story at a time For many people, a career…
NYS recruitment

NYS Recruitment: What Job Seekers Need To Know

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The National Youth Service (NYS) has been actively recruiting…
Employee to entrepreneur

From Employee To Entrepreneur: Do You Have What It Takes?

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Becoming an entrepreneur Many of us dream of becoming self-employed…
Coaching and mentoring

Coaching And Mentoring For The Female African Leader

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The Value of Business Coaching and Mentorship Coaching and mentoring…
Job recommendation
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Should I Give My Friend A Job Recommendation In Our Company?

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Should You Endorse Someone For A Job? Dear BrighterMonday, I…
Choosing a career with start-ups

Things To Consider Before Choosing A Career With Start-Ups

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All About Careers With Start-ups Working for a start-up can…
New Year Resolutions

New Year Resolutions for Your Career Path

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Make Winning New Year Resolutions for Your Career The year is…
Valentine

Make Your Career Your Valentine: Love Your Career

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Show your career some love It’s that time of the year again…
Master's degree

When is The Right Time To Get A Master’s Degree?

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Why and when to take up a Master’s degree You probably resolved…
Job cuts

Job Cuts in Kenya: The Growing Headache of Job Loss

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Industries laying off heavily and how to cushion yourself According…
Career apps

Top 10 Career Apps You Need this Year

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New app, new horizons It's nearing the end of January and as…
Emerging jobs

Emerging Jobs To Keep An Eye on in 2017

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Fantastic jobs to try out in 2017 You have been looking for…
Christmas festivities

Lessons for Your Career from the Christmas Festivities

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Celebrate and learn from the Christmas festivities The Christmas…
Career and education

Career and Education: Choosing a Different Career Path

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Taking a different career path from your education Hi BrighterMonday, I…
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Job loss: Signs That You Are About To Lose Your Job

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Knowing when your job is on the line You love your job. In fact,…

Work From Home: Emerging Jobs For Freelancers

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Make money online You have dropped CVs in numerous companies.…

How Does Job-Hopping Influence Your Career Progression?

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Reasons, pros, and cons of job-hopping The young and the restless.…

Family-Owned Business: Should You Take Up A Job In One?

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What do you need to know when working in your family’s business? Family-owned…

Career Choice: The Fundamentals of Choosing Right

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What to consider when making a career choice Making a career…

Why SME Jobs are Great Starting Points for Graduates

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Should you consider SME jobs as a fresh graduate? You just left…

Internships in Kenya as Great Career Launching Pads

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Why internships in Kenya are a great career starting point Internships…

I lack emotional intelligence; I miss out on promotions

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Hi BrighterMonday, I have been trying to get a promotion to…

7 Simple Ways to Beat the Unemployment Crisis

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Overcoming the unemployment crisis An average of 800,000 job…

Professional Development Course: Why You Need One

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Is a professional development course important? You have your…

Talent and Career:Turn Your Talent into A Job

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The connection between your talent and career You just finished…

What Next After A Job Rejection? Stay Positive

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How to handle a job rejection We tend to get so excited when…

Women in Leadership: Tips on Getting to The Top

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How more women can get into leadership Leadership has been a…

Social Media For Job Hunting; It Works Effectively

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Can you search for a job through social media? The short answer…

Applicable Career Lessons from The Olympic Games

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Learn how to improve your career from the olympics The Olympic…

Online Job Hunting: How the Internet has Changed Job Search

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The mere fact that you are reading this article on a website…

Career Development: Finding the Right Career Mentor

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A career mentor is an individual who holds your hand through…

Should you have a Plan B in your Career?

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In the current economy many companies opt to downsize so that…
Breaking down barriers

Breaking Down Barriers In Your Career

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Overcoming challenges along your career journey Sometime in…

Shift into Neutral

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  Not all things in life are supposed to be black or…

Thrive

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I spent the better part of my December vacation under the coastal…

A Peek at the Labor Laws: Know your Rights as an Employee

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Do you know your rights as a job seeker or an employee? Do you…

Starting Your Career : Post - Graduation advice

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The graduation day of any candidate is usually a memorable event.…

First Days in Employment: How to stand out

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Your job search has come to a positive end and you finally…
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Professional Resignation, 7 easy steps for a smooth transition

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Resignation is, most of the time, not an easy step.  Here are…
Changing careers

Changing Careers? Here is All You Need To Know

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All About Taking The Next Step Changing careers after building…

New Year Resolutions for your Career Path

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January is over and your thoughts are clearer at this moment.…

Job Applications: How To Ethically Job-Hunt While Still Employed

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Does your current employment bog you down? Do you feel uninspired…

6 Reasons Why December Might Be The Best Time To Job Hunt

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December is here with us and it being a holiday month, some of…

9 Real Reasons You’re Not Getting Promoted

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Have you ever felt stuck at your job? You know, when you feel…

How to Write a Resignation Letter

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In any work situation, there comes a time when you need a change…

How to Prepare for A Winning Performance Appraisal

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What a performance appraisal is all about The Dreaded Performance…

How to effectively ask or get a promotion

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More Kenyans are accessing jobs online. Majority of recruitment…

CV and Cover Letter Writing

Executive level resume

Executive Level Resume: Important Sections

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What Matters in a Management-Level CV? An executive level resume…
Updated BrighterMonday Profile

Why An Updated BrighterMonday Profile Matters

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Stay current, be visible The dynamic shift from manual methods…

Best Practices in Cover Letter Writing

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Why A Cover Letter Is Necessary A cover letter is like a sales…
CV writing

Simple CV Writing Tips to Get Your Resume Read

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Recruiters Flip through your CV in 7 Seconds Recruitment managers…

Ideal Sections Of A Professional CV

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How To Write A CV Your CV is the potential employer’s first…

What Do Employers Look For In A CV At First Glance?

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What do employers look for in a CV before shortlisting you for…

Simple CV Writing Tips to Get Your Resume Read

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Why recruiters bin CVs You have been trying to get a job in…

Internal Promotion: Be Prepared When It Comes

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Benefits of Internal Promotions An internal promotion is part…

Motivation Letter: What You Should Know

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A motivation letter is an introductory document that accompanies…

How to Make the Most of Job Sites

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The job-seeking process has evolved over the years. With the…

Brighter Monday Talent Report: Infographics

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Youths  bear the brunt of  the high  unemployment rates than…

Cover Letter: Its Purpose And How To Send One

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In most job adverts it is a requirement for one to send their…

Job Applications: 5 Reasons Why You Don’t Hear From Employers

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You are a zealous job seeker, always scouring job sites for vacancies.…

How Recruiters Flip through your CV in 7 Seconds

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On average, a single job advert prompts over 150 applications,…

How to Get a CV Template that Works for You

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Your Curriculum Vitae is the only shot you have as a candidate…

Cover letter writing and why it should accompany a CV

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The cover letter’s sole purpose is to get the recipient to…

Why a cover letter is necessary

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A cover letter is like a sales pitch! This is what summarizes…

How to write a CV - Appropriate formats to use

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Your CV and cover letter are your employer’s first impression…

Employers are looking at your career profile

Interviews

Turning Down an Interview: When To Say No

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Declining an interview The general advice is that you should…

Job Offer: Recognising a Company that is Going Places

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Choosing a great company to work for For the majority of job…
Developers

5 Important Things That Get Kick-Ass Developers Hired

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Sell Your Skills More Competently You probably dislike interviews.…
Researching a company

Why Researching A Company Will Land You That Job

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Knowing About A Company Before An Interview You’ve  been…
Types of interviews
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10 Types of Interviews and How To Tackle Them

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Handling different types of interviews You just got the all-important…
Interview Conversation

Interview Conversation: From Interrogation To Discussion

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Turn the Interrogation into an Interview conversation You have…

Introverts And Extroverts: Conduct During Interviews

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  How introverts and extroverts can nail interviews We…

Getting Fired: Answering “Have you ever been fired?”

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Hi BrighterMonday, I need your advice. I lost my job 2 years…

Interview Preparation: Overcoming Interview Nerves

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Interview preparation and execution to help you gain confidence You…

Land An Interview With Limited Work Experience

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Lack of work experience should not frustrate you I recently…

Shining In A Group Interview; Stay Ahead of The Rest

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What is a group interview? You finally got an invitation to…

Dressing for An Interview: Practical Do's and Don’ts

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The first impression counts Jobs are hard to find and interviews…

Interviews: Questions to Ask and not to Ask in an Interview

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From where you are seated, the interview is going well and you…

Interviews: How to Talk About your Strengths & Weaknesses

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A standard question asked during a job interview is to describe…

Safe Job-Hunting: Tips for All Job seekers

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Competition for existing job opportunities in Kenya is the result…

Sales and Marketing Jobs in Kenya; How to pass Sales and Marketing Interviews

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Sales and marketing jobs in Kenya fall in a highly competitive…

Banking Jobs in Kenya: How to Prepare for Banking Interviews

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The exponential growth in the banking industry in Kenya has…

Accounting jobs in Kenya: How to prepare as you look for Accounting jobs in Kenya

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Accounting jobs in Kenya are among the most sought-after job…

Job interview Lessons from Valentine’s Day

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The popular day in the calendar that lovers look forward to with…

Phone Interview and How to Ace it

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Most of us believe that once we state our telephone contacts…

How to Research a Company Before a Job Interview

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Every candidate wants to walk into a job interview prepared to…

How To Answer: “Why Did You Leave Your Current Job?”

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A job interview is one of the most intimidating ways of making…

Why Deep Research About a Company will Land You That Job

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So you got the call you have been waiting and praying so fervently…

Best Interview Answer: What Does Your Former Boss Say About You?

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When in a job interview, one must be prepared to answer all kinds…

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Workplace

Andela Kenya

Andela Kenya: Shaping The Kenyan Tech Space

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Telling the Kenyan Story Through an EPIC Journey The silicon…
working at BrighterMonday

How it is Working at BrighterMonday Kenya

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With more than 50 enthusiastic employees, BrighterMonday’s…
Build winning team

How To Build Winning Teams at Work

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Team building ideas Think about your favourite football team.…
Negative co-workers

Handling Negative Co-workers Professionally

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Dealing with Negativity at work Every workspace has its own…
Effective meetings

Practical Ways of Holding Effective Meetings

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Managing team meetings successfully We have heard about them…
Open plan office

6 Ways To Thrive In An Open Plan Office

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Staying productive in an open office Open plan offices denote…
Leave days in Kenya

What The Law Says About Leave Days in Kenya

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Leave days as gazetted by the government Taking a rest is important…
Lying boss

How To See Through a Lying Boss

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Sifting through the lies Lies are everywhere. It is not only…
Manipulative boss

5 Tell Tale Signs of A Manipulative Boss

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Identifying manipulative behaviour and dealing with it Imagine…
Staying productive at work

7 Tips On Staying Productive At Work l BrighterMonday

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Improving your output at work Let’s face it, modern offices…
Work at home

Work At Home: 7 Practical Ways To Stay Disciplined

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Staying motivated despite the environment In a tech-savvy world,…
Bad managers

7 Types Of Bad Managers As Depicted In Movies

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Poor management at work Movies, series and TV shows are often…
Annual leave

When Is The Right Time To Take An Annual Leave?

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Time for some rest and relaxation Your annual leave is a time…
Millennials in the workplace

Millennials In The Workplace Are Transforming The World

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Generation Y in the workplace Millennials were typically people…
Stand out at work

11 Professional Ways To Help You Stand Out At Work

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 Considering Your Personal Brand in The Workplace You might…
surviving Day one in a new workplace

8 Ways of Surviving Day One in A New Workplace

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Living through the first day at a new job You finally got that…
Effective delegation of tasks

The Effective Delegation of Tasks in Management

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How to successfully delegate tasks Delegation is a practice…
Toxic workplace

How to Survive In A Toxic Workplace

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Rising above a negative work environment Is your workplace marked…
Counteroffer

6 Reasons Not to Accept A Counteroffer

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Is it okay to accept a counteroffer? According to Investopedia,…
Multi-generational workplace

Working in a Diverse Multi-Generational Workplace

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Thriving in a generationally diverse workplace Millennials are…
Effective supervisor
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10 Qualities of An Effective Supervisor

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Leadership skills for the modern manager You just landed a promotion…
Going back to work

Going Back To Work Smoothly After The Holidays

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Settle back to work faster The holiday period was amazing. You…
Giving constructive feedback
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Giving Constructive Feedback to An Underperforming Employee

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How to give negative feedback positively Giving feedback to…
Get recognised at work

How Can I Get Recognised At Work For My Efforts?

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Getting recognised and rewarded for your work You put your best…
Employer branding

What Job Seekers Need to Know About Company Branding

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Employer branding and the digital era One of the best ways for…

Handling Negative Feedback at Work Professionally

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Dealing with negative feedback Negative feedback at work is…

Organizational Culture: The Guiding Principle For Every organization

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What defines organizational culture? You walk into an interview…

Managing People Older Than You: Tips for Younger Bosses

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Tips on managing people older than you Hi BrighterMonday, My…

Gossiping Co-workers: Handling Office Gossip

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Dealing with gossiping co-workers Gossip is defined as rumour…

Applicable Tips for Office Conflict Resolution

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Causes and solutions to office conflict Office conflict resolution…

Office Nepotism: Stolen Opportunities at the Workplace

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The workplace has evolved over the years to reflect the diversity…

When you have a Bullying Boss

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Working under a bullying boss is every employee's nightmare.…

Your Network Equals Your Net Worth: Building Workplace Network

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Creating a valuable network of connections in the workplace is…

Personal Branding and The Workplace

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“Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken.” Oscar Wilde…

Customer Service:Workplace Traits for Exceptional Internal and External Customer Management

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There’s been quite a shift in the recruitment industry recently…

Office Romance: The Right Way

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We spend close to 40% of our time daily at the workplace…

Office Politics: The Truth

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To most people, the phrase office politics is a taboo word associated…

How to Stand Out at the Workplace

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Create a personal brand that helps you stand out in the workplace. People…

6 things to never say at work

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Don’t tarnish your reputation by making whiny, haughty or untrue…

How to manage a difficult boss

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You love everything about your job, well apart from your boss.…

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Testimonials

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Felix MumbaCurrent Role; Barman & BaristaRead my story

BrighterMonday Career Center and daily updates on social media give very good practical advice on the do’s and don’ts during career growth and search.

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I was overwhelmed by the number of possible opportunities Brighter Monday presented, so I worked tirelessly on my C.V and cover letter before sending out any applications. I still can’t believe I got shortlisted from my cover letter only. An error occurred during application and my C.V failed to attach.

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