Friday Oct 09, 2015

5 Gaming Skills That Will Level Up Your Career

Whoever said gaming is solely designed for entertainment had no idea what valuable lessons it can uncover. Interestingly enough, many of them require developing skills that prove to be of great impact on our professional life, whether they’re related to communication, team work or decision-making. How does our career connect with this outside-the-office activity? The meaning of a few great games will help us figure that one out.

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Friday Oct 02, 2015

Are You Looking For A Job? Check Your Job Blacklist First

There are a lot of young people who haven’t discovered their passion yet. In most cases, these are the people who go to work because they are supposed to. They feel the social pressure of having a well paid job without considering what makes them happy as long as it pays the bill. Ask yourself this simple question: what’s my passion? If your answer is I don’t know or I can’t figure out what I like doing, don’t worry. You are not the only one having this dilemma and fortunately there are some questions that can put you back on the right track.

Before finding that passion to turn into a dream job, you must first make a list of the things you… hate. Knowing what things you don’t like doing indirectly leads you to the things you like doing. So, clear your mind and go into a quiet place and ask yourself the following questions. It’s time to be honest with yourself.[Read More]

Wednesday Sep 30, 2015

Career Tips to Rock You - Inspired by Freddie Mercury

We're all aware of the obvious dos and don'ts in a career, much like we’re aware that we’re not supposed to eat burgers on every meal of the day. But ask yourself how many of the things you are aware of do you actually enforce? If you think about it, the only thing that separates truly successful people from the rest is the way that simple rules are actually put into practice versus those that just fly by because they were published in some random article.

Instead of showing you what to do, I can show you what has already been done, and not by a mere business person in some huge company, but by a young man born in Zanzibar, Tanzania who turned out to be one of the most prominent music figures just because he followed a set of basic rules that everybody else knew, but no one seemed interested in.

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Monday Sep 28, 2015

5 Reasons To Take Your Career Planning Seriously

It’s a serious deal to miss out on your career and even worse to do it for the wrong reasons. Remember what it was like when we were kids? If someone asked us what we wanted to become we’d set the bar high with astronaut or doctor or other meaningful careers. But as we grow older, we tend to lose our enthusiasm and indulge ourselves with small goals, while only looking to justify our failed careers. However, despite these tendencies, some people want to keep defying the odds...

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Wednesday Sep 23, 2015

10 Tips to Building an Unstoppable Employer Brand

In an effort to create a brand that truly stands out from the crowd, the pressure is on to uncover the secret formula that skyrockets audience engagement. Much like you and I decide upon the brands we want to buy from or work for, your audience makes the same decisions based on what you showcase about your brand. The bad news about this is that, unfortunately, you won’t find an “A to B” roadmap to the perfect brand, but the good news is you can constantly improve it and make the process of reaching your strategic goals a lot easier.

Having a solid foundation to build your own framework upon is great help, so from the Oracle brand experience, here are 10 lessons that will help you both shape and improve your tailor-made brand approach.

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Thursday Sep 17, 2015

5 Cartoon Characters You’re Bound to Meet at the Office

You don’t need a degree in psychology to tell that being aware of your coworkers' personality type makes approaching them a lot easier. You also don’t need an expert’s input to know that such knowledge will be useful when you're dealing with them on a daily basis. If you look closer at them, you’re bound to identify a few stereotypes which you can use to your advantage.

Here's an easy way to spot 5 different personality types at work, and an even easier way to interact with them, as well as tips on handling the least agreeable traits of their personality.

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