Future work skills that you can learn now

With the increasing number of graduates every year, compounded with the increasing threat of automation, the skills required to attain a job is continually changing. However, there are some key skills that are guaranteed to give you a higher chance of success than others. Coding: One of the most important yet undertaught skills right now is coding. Primary and high schools have just started to implement coding programs and courses into their school curriculum, however the world of data and ...
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Jobs of the Future: Jobs that will be Created in the Next Decade

With the rapidly evolving employment market, there is little doubt that many new jobs will be created in the near future that is almost unheard of today. Most of these jobs will predictably involve the creation and maintenance of technology, so brush up on your IT skills and take a look at the following list of jobs predicted to be created sooner than you think. Data detective With the increasingly important role that data holds in not only running the workforce, but in running society in...
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How to Maintain Connections Over the Years

Remember to continually engage with their work It is not required for you to constantly chat with every business relations one on one, however it is expected that you would still show some attention and interest in their work. This can be achieved very quickly and easily through a quick congratulations on their LinkedIn posts, or even a reaction such as a thumbs up on their post if you are uncertain of what to say. By doing this, you are showing to your contacts that you still remember them ...
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How to Dress for Interview Success

Interviewers may base their first impression of you based on how you choose to dress yourself. Dressing sloppily suggest to the interviewer that you are lazy and unenthusiastic about committing yourself to the company, which will be detrimental to your chances of making it in. Consequently, it is imperative that you dress appropriately for your interview. However, what some people may be confusing is how to “dress appropriately” when there are so many different dressing codes. Here is the round...
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Networking Etiquette – Dos and Don’ts

Networking can seem intimidating, especially for those who are still new to it. However, making a good impression at a networking event can actually be quite easy and straightforward. One of the most important aspects of networking to remember is mannerisms. In order to give a memorable first impression, you need to follow the basic dos and don’ts of networking etiquette. Do: Use body language Body language often speaks louder about our attitudes, ideas and thoughts than words. For examp...
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How to pitch your business in 30 seconds or less.

What is an elevator pitch? An elevator pitch is a short, professional introduction about yourself. Elevator pitches are designed to capture a professional’s attention and allow them to understand you and your career aspirations as quickly as possible. The term elevator pitch came from the creation of a plausible, professional scenario. In this scenario, you are a worker who aspires to work for a certain person or company. If you happen to meet this certain professional who you admire in ...
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The IT skills that will give you that competitive edge

The IT industry is a constantly changing industry sector. Thus, this industry is always in demand for employees and candidates that are creative and agile that have the skills to be able to build technical solutions that metamorphose traditional products into revolutionary technologies.  So what kind of skills are the experts looking for when they are hiring potential employees?  Python Python is a general purpose, high-level programming language that can be used across vario...
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Characteristics of a High-performance​ Team

As we all are working in a team or organizations with a lot of people, it is important to improve your teamwork skills to develop your potential!  By knowing the unique traits of the high-performance team, it would help you to be part of one!  Talent Magnet  To spot a strong team, look for the teams that everyone wants to be on. Some people don't want to join a team that works longer and harder and have high expectations. So, look for potential stars who want to be on te...
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Procrastination

Procrastination can be caused by many reasons like laziness, external stress, being overwhelmed and lack of motivation but is not limited to those causes because it is a very complex behavior! And if you are sick of those unhealthy habits! (This line kind of labels everything above including external stress as an unhealthy habit) Here are few tips to fight them back! Procrastination is the source of many failed goals and the greatest enemy of your progress at school, work a...
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Self-care at work

You have to take care of yourself! Not only at home, or when you are alone but also during your work!  So here are my favorite 7 steps to having good self-care habits especially at the workplace! Set and maintain professional boundaries  So, to take care of our own mental and physical health, it is good to set the professional boundaries with your co-workers and managers! Communicate well and speak clearly about your mental and physical limits for the workloads!   ...
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