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How to change from being ‘busy’ to becoming ‘productive’

By | Blog, Career Development, Job Seeker, Recent Articles

Are you one of those people that says “Septembers over already?”. If you are, it may be because you feel so busy that the year has just flown by. With work and home life, does anyone have free time anymore? Well, perhaps it is time to start working on becoming less busy, and more productive.

What is the difference between being ‘busy’ and ‘productive’ you may ask? There is a huge difference between the two. You can be busy all day and still feel like you’re behind on accomplishing your tasks. Whereas if you are productive you most likely have made a solid start, if not you’re already finishing something you’ve set out to do.

For example, have you ever crossed off 80% of your to-do list without getting the two most important things completed? You might have been really busy, but were you productive? Here are some differences between busy people and productive people:

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How to resign and keep the peace

By | Blog, Career Development, Job Seeker, Recent Articles

So, it’s time to resign and break the news to your current employer that you are moving on. This either means you’ve performed exceptionally well in your interview and landed a new job, or maybe you’ve decided to take some time off work to travel. Either way, resigning is something you’ll have to do which often can be tricky and bittersweet.

Resigning whilst keeping the peace is simpler than you may think. Even if you loved your job, or absolutely cannot wait to get out of the place, leaving your workplace gracefully is important as you never know when you might cross paths again.

Here are some tips to consider when you resign:

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How to write a cover letter

By | Blog, Career Development, Interview, Job Seeker, Recent Articles

A cover letter is one of the first things an employer will read when you go for a job. Therefore, it is something you should spend a considerable amount of time on before you start searching for a new job. The purpose is to provide additional information and explain your resume in response to a job brief.

Here are our tips to help you write an engaging cover letter:

Tip 1) Tailor and modify

You shouldn’t send the same cover letter for each job opportunity. It is a great idea to keep a base version of your cover letter. Each time you go for a job, you should modify and alter certain parts to cater to the role.

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The best job suited for YOUR personality type

By | Blog, Career Development, Job Seeker, Personal Profile, Recent Articles

Your personality is a layered, ambiguous and is something that may change over time. Many people with the same personality type may still be vastly different. Therefore, is it worthwhile to discover your personality type? Well, it is quite useful especially in an employment context.

Why is it beneficial for work?

There are a number of tools used by employers to understand and categorise personality in an employment context. The aim of these tools is to help get people into the right roles for them, ensuring that they have the best chance of succeeding.

To categorise personality types, most tools gather information about character traits, decision-making methods, behaviour and attitudes. From these categories, conclusions can be drawn. For example, your personality type may indicate what attracts or repels you. It could also identify situations which may cause you stress.

Understanding your own personality in an employment context can be a helpful guide for understanding what sort of personalities gravitate towards certain jobs.

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Why YOU should work in Hospitality

By | Blog, Career Development, Hospitality, Job Seeker, Recent Articles

If you are thinking about starting a career in the hospitality industry, you are making a great choice. Working in hospitality offers you a wide range of job opportunities and has loads of advantages over other industries.

Here is why YOU should work in hospitality:

1. The People:

If you are a people person or even if you aren’t, you can become more friendly, personable and open through working in hospitality. Hospitality jobs involve talking and managing different people. Some may be local, others may be tourists from all around the world. That is something you don’t get in every workplace or industry.

2. Your Skillset:

Working with a diverse range of customers and interacting across different cultures and age groups will give you a valuable skillset. Learning to communicate effectively with others is something which you can carry with you into any job position in the future and also transfer into other industries if you wish to change careers.

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4 ways to discover what job you want

By | Blog, Career Development, Job Seeker, motivation, Recent Articles, Skills

Have you ever been on the job search and thought to yourself “I’ll apply for anything?” Perhaps you are unsure of what type of career you want to build. Being open to working in a variety of jobs is a great mindset to hold. However, it could find you in a job that may not maximise your strengths, abilities or happiness. Refining your job search can strengthen your chances of landing a job. One that you could be successful in, and actually enjoy!

Realising what job you want starts with YOU. Here are some tips to help discover your own skills and how to turn them into a career:

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Why do we like new things?

By | Blog, Career Development, Health, Job Seeker, motivation, Recent Articles

Ever wondered why we like new things? We may want a new phone, new clothes or new places to visit? According to scientists, we like new things because we are attracted to novelty.

So, when it comes to a new year of work, is it worth translating the classic ‘new year, new me’ philosophy into the workplace? Well, it might actually be more useful than you may think. When our brains react to novelty, we release dopamine which is linked to our motivation, as well as our learning and memory capabilities. These processes are also all extremely applicable for the work environment.

To gain the benefits of ‘newness’ this year at work, here is what we suggest:

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