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Interesting jobs

Interesting Jobs You Should Probably Try Out

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When social media management made its debut on the scene as an…
Personal branding statement

Crafting A Personal Branding Statement

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Think of your favourite company’s tagline. Or that catchy value…
Iconic Kenyan Women

Iconic Kenyan Lionesses In The Corporate World

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We have all heard about iconic women who have fought for various…
Kaka Empire

Kaka Empire: The Man Behind The Brand

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Basi mkaribisheni! Basi mkaribisheni! Basi mkaribisheni! King…
Books on personal branding

Top 5 Books For Ingenious Personal Branding

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Personal branding is the latest way to greatness in the corporate…

African Leaders Mentored By Marcus Garvey

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While most mentorship relationships happen between people who…

Change Careers Without Returning to School

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We have all found ourselves there. Either you have slogged away…

What Next After University Graduation?

It’s finally that time of the year. You have successfully finished…
Career mentor

How To Find The Right Career Mentor

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

Why And How Self-Learning Is Important

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Self-directed learning strategies Self-learning is the modern…

Choosing A Suitable Master's Degree Program

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Picking the Right Master’s Degree Option A master's degree…

7 Skills Aspiring Entrepreneurs Should Learn

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Important Skills for Aspiring Entrepreneurs Getting educated…

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: Pros And Cons

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

Social Media Marketer Job: What It Takes

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What It takes to be a social media marketer Facebook, Twitter,…

4 Movies that Will Inspire Your Career

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 Get Inspiration for Your Career from the Silver Screen Once…

7 Techniques to Master a New Skill

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

Nurturing Personal Resilience For Greatness

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Building internal toughness There are many skills you need as…

Study Programmes That Work for You

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 Foundation For Your Career

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

Content Marketer Job: What It Takes

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

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 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

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

6 Job-Hunting Tips For Fresh Graduates

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Job search tips Congratulations! You just graduated from the…

ACCA Qualification for Accountants

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

How Confidence At Work Gets You Promoted

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Rising up the ladder through confidence Getting a promotion…

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: What Employers Want

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

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: What Job Seekers Need To Know

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The National Youth Service (NYS) has been actively recruiting…
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,…

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…

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

Non-verbal interview mistakes

Fatal Non-Verbal Interview Mistakes Blocking Your Success

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You have done an in-depth research about the company you are…

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…

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

Employee benefits

Rising Trends: How Employee Benefits are Evolving

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Employers offer attractive benefits to employees in order to…
World of Work

How The World Of Work Changed Over Time

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The workplace is changing fast, and not just because of automation…
unicaf kenya - democratising university education

50% University Scholarships & Flexible Learning Options at UNICAF Kenya

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University education in Kenya has come a long way. From the days,…
Rewarding yourself

Start Patting Yourself On The Back

Most of the time, people depend on external validation to know…
Building trust in teams

6 Easy Ways Of Building Trust In Teams

Trust is important in business, just as any other relationship.…
Best companies to work for

What The Best Companies To Work For Have In Common

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While job hunting, it can be tough knowing what qualities to…
Corporate branding fails

Corporate Branding Fails You Can Avoid

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While corporate and personal branding initiatives are often well-planned…
Mentoring styles

Effective Mentoring Styles For A Leader

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Mentoring is a good way to help a person grow personally or professionally.…
Work-life balance

Balancing Work and School Like A Boss

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By the time you are going back to school to pursue your postgraduate…
Andela jobs advertised on BrighterMonday

Andela Kenya: Shaping The Kenyan Tech Space

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Telling the Kenyan Story Through an EPIC Journey The silicon…

How it is Working at BrighterMonday Kenya

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With more than 50 enthusiastic employees, BrighterMonday’s…

How To Build Winning Teams at Work

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Team building ideas Think about your favourite football team.…

Handling Negative Co-workers Professionally

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Dealing with Negativity at work Every workspace has its own…

Practical Ways of Holding Effective Meetings

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Managing team meetings successfully We have heard about them…

6 Ways To Thrive In An Open Plan Office

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Staying productive in an open office Open plan offices denote…

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…

How To See Through a Lying Boss

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

5 Tell Tale Signs of A Manipulative Boss

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Identifying manipulative behaviour and dealing with it Imagine…

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: 7 Practical Ways To Stay Disciplined

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

7 Types Of Bad Managers As Depicted In Movies

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

When Is The Right Time To Take An Annual Leave?

Time for some rest and relaxation Your annual leave is a time…

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…

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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