How to bounce back from a career setback

13-Jun-2017 15:52:18

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by Yolanda Graham

what to do when you've failed

Just when you thought you were gaining momentum and making progress, you face a setback. Your project was far from achieving the projected results. Your performance review was not what you expected. Or worse, you got fired.

Roadblocks and obstacles happen to all of us. They can be a soul-crushing experience, leaving us feeling devastated and questioning our self-worth.

While it’s okay to let yourself feel disappointed and numb for a while, it’s important that you don’t spend too much time dwelling on a (temporary) failure. Here are some tips for how you can bounce back from a career setback.

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5 ways to stay relevant in the job market

08-Jun-2017 18:23:58

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by Yolanda Graham

how to stay relevant to the job market

 

The job market is constantly changing.

New roles emerge while irrelevant roles slowly disappear to adjust to new technologies, and consumer needs. You have to ask yourself: will my role still be needed in the next 1/3/5 years?

What can you do to stay relevant to the job market? Here are some simple yet crucial tips.

 

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3 tips for a fruitful performance review

06-Jun-2017 19:03:57

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by Yolanda Graham

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It’s that time of the year again when you and your manager sit down to talk about your performance at work.

You may be dreading it, but the truth is that formal performance reviews are a great way to:

  • Have a focused discussion about your work
  • Find out what you’re doing right so you can keep it up
  • Get feedback on the things you could improve

Read these tips for a fruitful performance review.

 

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7 life habits that can make you smarter

23-May-2017 10:00:00

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by Yolanda Graham

habits that can make you smarter



Furthering your studies is not the only way you can increase your intelligence and improve your performance at work. To keep your brain sharp as a knife, stimulate your mind with a variety of activities. Here are some suggestions on how you can boost your brainpower.

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Read this before you sign up for a certification

16-May-2017 16:46:54

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by Yolanda Graham

 

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Earning a certification is a great way to give yourself an advantage in your career. Your resume is a bit more impressive, your newly learned skills will boost your performance, and potential employers are assured that you have the necessary knowledge.

However, trying to find the right qualifications for your career can be an overwhelming experience. Choose the right one and you’ll experience a rise in your career. Choose the wrong one and you’ll have invested time and money in something that isn’t useful.

So, how do you choose a course that’s truly relevant to your career goals? Here are some of the questions you should be asking.   

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