What Would Change If You Worked At What You Love?

How much would it change your life if you had a better career? What would be some of the main benefits? Some answers could be: “More money”, “Happier attitude”, “improved self-esteem”. What would change for you? Life is clearly a journey, not a destination: we’re all heading down a pathway. But which particular path are you on? Planning ahead for which pathway you take, and for how long to stay on that path, is critical. You need to be clear, focused, and aim high. But! The predominant th...
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Money And Happiness

At the beginning of this road trip, let’s highlight two fundamental truths: Seek to be rich and you will be miserableDo what you love, follow your (feasible) passion and you will be happy. And then far more likely to be rich Many of us who work in careers guidance and recruitment have known these truths for a long time. That happy people are more productive, have more energy and are likeable - all of which are likely to increase how much you earn. It is wonderful that finally there is sol...
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Why Are Some Problems Easier To Sell?

Today’s blog will dive into a personal subject – solving problems. In order to solve a problem, you need to sell it first. To get it on the radar, and to have people devote time, resources and behaviour change to address it. Interestingly, human beings are skewed to pay attention to problems that are… Visible: Right in front of our eyes, not microscopic or far away. Non-chronic: Rationalisation is our specialty, where we bargain them down the priority list. Symptomatic: If the probl...
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How To Achieve An Abundance Mindset

Thinking abundantly is the first step towards adding value to your work culture. Here are 5 ways to achieve and embrace an abundance mindset 1. Strive for personal success: What are your short and long-term goals? 2. Share your accomplishments: If you achieve a victory at work, will you claim the glory or recognise others who have contributed toward the goal? If you discover a strategy that could benefit the business, will you keep it under wraps or shout it out to others on your team? ...
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Fill Your Mind With Positivity

No matter what motivates you, there will always be emotional enemies lurking in the corners of your mind. We want to share with you some tips on how to fight back these emotional enemies 1. Put things in perspective: You will never completely overcome your fears, so don’t be too harsh on yourself. 2. Separate the rational from the irrational: Write a list of your biggest accomplishments and place it somewhere obvious as a reminder. Personal affirmations are the best way to reinforce the p...
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Finding An ‘A’ Player

Our team at EBR are all ‘A’ players striving for professionalism, enthusiasm, respect and motivation. Here are our 4 methods in finding the right ‘A’ Player for your business team. Scorecard Document the qualities or what you want a person to achieve in this job. This could include working towards a mission, outcome or their competencies. 2. Source Generating a flow of the right candidates by exploring your networks and taking advantage of referrals, recruiters and researchers. 3...
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Always The Interviewee, Never the Successful Candidate

You have taken part in countless interviews, on the phone, face to face and casual meet ups, but as the saying goes always the bridesmaid never the bride. Here are some suggestions for you to take into consideration to boost you from being an interview to a successful candidate Attitude It’s important to find the balance between enthusiasm and composure. Highlight your enthusiasm and energy towards the job in question and the company you are applying for. However, positivity aside, you mu...
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6 Tips For A Great Phone Interview

Understanding how to stand out, even in a phone interview, will greatly help in taking that next step towards the job. Here are 6 tips to help you stand out in a phone interview Prepare A phone interview is still that: an interview. You need to prepare and think through your responses like you would if you were going to an in-person interview. Do some research and refresh yourself on the company that’s calling and who the person is that will be interviewing you. Study up on what questions...
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What To Do After You’ve Blown Your Job Interview

When one door closes, another door will open. Here are 2 strategies that you can use to recover from a bad job interview. 1. Give Yourself Some Time   A bad interview can leave you feeling frustrated and upset. Take some time (whether it's ten minutes or an hour) to reflect on the experience, but don't dwell on it for too long. Remember, this is only one opportunity, and there will be many more. 2. Look for Lessons Once you've spent some time reviewing the interview, ask you...
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