How to Adapt to a New Workplace

Attaining a new job is often a time consuming and arduous task. Consequently, it is important for new workers to be able to quickly settle into their new work environments in order to get the most out of their jobs. The first few weeks of working for a new position can determine whether a worker wants to stay or leave. So if you are able to land a new job, then here are three ideas that you can take on to ensure that you can adapt quickly to the workplace. Introduce yourself Taking the i...
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Creating a Marketable LinkedIn Profile for Beginners

LinkedIn is known to be one of the most accessible and effective ways to professionally network. In fact, research has shown that 87% of all recruiters use this site to find employees. However, creating a LinkedIn profile is often more time consuming and confusing than a standard social media platform as its function is for business rather than recreation. Thankfully, this task of creating an eye-catching profile can be made easier by simply remembering a few rules. Here is how you can create a...
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How to do Well in a Panel Interview

Panel interviews can be particularly intimidating to some interviewees as they are required to impress more than one interviewer, which makes preparation for panel interview slightly different. Thus, we have broken down everything you need to know about preparing for a panel interview below.   What is a panel interview? A panel interview is defined as a recruiting process similar to a traditional one on one interview. However, this time, it involves an applicant being assessed by mul...
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How to Work Productively from Home

With a growing number of people working from home now, it is essential to know how to familiarise yourself with this new environment and how to work productively. Introduction: If you have never worked from home before, then the new environment may initially be distracting and uncomfortable. Everyone has different work, working style and work space, and these factors play into how well you can work productively from home. Understanding how you naturally work will help you see what needs to ...
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How to Prepare for a Video Interview

Video interviews are becoming increasingly popular in recruitment processes due to their convenience. For the most part, you are partaking in a traditional interview, just at the comfort of your own home. However, it is still essential for you to know what you should or should not do in a video interview to ensure the greatest chance of success. Below are five tips on how you can ace your next video interview. Ensure that all of the technicalities are in check The importance of ensuring ...
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How to Make an Effective Planner

We all know that a planner is an essential item for those who value organisation and efficiency. However, there are many who do not utilise them properly or to their full potential, resulting in poor work organisation or workers simply giving up on using it. Below are four useful ideas on how you can make the most of a planner to improve your organisation and thus work performance. Make use of all sections Most planners have monthly, weekly and daily spreads. Each spread is meant to serv...
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How to do Well in Informal Interviews

Informal interviews are becoming increasingly common as they tend to create a more relaxed atmosphere, which thereby encourages interviewees to open up more naturally. However, while the structure and atmosphere of an informal interview is more relaxed than their traditional counterpart, there are still some tips that you can follow so that you can better adapt your usual tactics to ace the interview.  What classifies as a formal and an informal interview? An informal interview can be se...
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How to Avoid Procrastination

Procrastination is a common habit amongst workers, often developed from childhood when they were still students. In fact, research has found that workers spend 122 minutes a day procrastinating, and a prolonged habit of procrastination can lead to consistently higher levels of frustration, guilt and stress. However, there are plenty of ways to overcome procrastination and ensure that you are working productively. So why do people procrastinate? Procrastination occurs for numerous reasons...
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How to Self-Manage in the Workplace

Every worker needs to have self-management skills. While you may already have a manager overseeing your work and ensuring that everything runs smoothly, it is still important to be able to manage yourself and your own work effectively. This is because employees with self-management skills tend to be more productive and produce greater quality work. What are self-management skills? Self-management skills are the abilities to make an employee feel productive regardless of the working envir...
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Why You Should Use a Planner

With our busy lifestyles and overfilled schedules, it can be easy to lose track of some of your tasks. This is why using a planner can be highly beneficial, as they can keep track of your tasks for you, which therefore takes out some of your stress. However, these days, planners tend to be overlooked for some sticky notes, which can be lost and cluttered, or memory, which can often be scattered and unreliable. Here are five reasons why using a planner will help you in your workplace. Helps y...
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