Introverted Skills – Standing Out in an Extroverted World

Our world has been built to cater to the outspoken, the extroverts. A clear bias exists between the habits of the extroverts and the habits of the introverts. Even early on, children who speak up and participate in class are rewarded. Those that sit quietly and read are seen as mellow, unsocial, or disinterested. This … Continue reading “Introverted Skills – Standing Out in an Extroverted World”

5 Communication Skills That Will Aid Your Job Search

The job application process may seem rather straightforward. First, you send your resume and cover letter, then, you succeed in the interview, and finally, you get the job. But in today’s ultra-competitive job market, a job search is a very tiresome and a stressful process, and very often your efforts are not repaid properly and … Continue reading “5 Communication Skills That Will Aid Your Job Search”

What is Paralanguage?

Giving presentations – there’s no simply escape from it, from grade school to college life to our professional life. No matter how much we hate creating and designing visuals and slides and speaking in front of a bunch of people, we have no choice to do it. When we were students, we absolutely had no … Continue reading “What is Paralanguage?”

Why Is it So Important to Build Your Personal Brand?

Your personal brand is how you show yourself to the world. It is a distinct representation of what your best qualities are – revealing the world who you really are. It is the technique of developing a “mark” that is created around your name. Once people know who you are, and what your key qualities … Continue reading “Why Is it So Important to Build Your Personal Brand?”

How to Pitch a New Idea to Your Boss

Building a successful career takes more than just showing up to work and ticking items off your daily task list. Those who succeed are the ones who go that extra mile with everything they do, who form meaningful and dynamic relationships with their teammates, and who have something to offer their business that no-one else … Continue reading “How to Pitch a New Idea to Your Boss”

How To Win An Argument And Strengthen Your Career

Making progress in your career means finding a careful balance between personal drive and team spirit. On the one hand, you’re ambitious, full of ideas, and you want prove to the world that you deserve a shot at success. On the other hand, nobody likes a show-off or a know-it-all – and nobody wants to … Continue reading “How To Win An Argument And Strengthen Your Career”

Skills of the Future: 10 Skills You’ll Need to Thrive in 2020

The world is entering an exciting new era in terms of technology. From reusable rockets to self-driving cars, we experience how the most amazing breakthroughs and innovations of our time are revolutionizing the way we live and interact with the world around us. Startups like Uber have made public transport better and safer for commuters. … Continue reading “Skills of the Future: 10 Skills You’ll Need to Thrive in 2020”

5 Most Effective Ways to Boost Your Career Prospects

Forty hours a week, fifty (or so) weeks per year is a big chunk of your life. That’s approximately the amount of time many of us spend working. Most of us will do this for about fifty years. No wonder job satisfaction is so important. Most people would likely agree that compensation and a sense … Continue reading “5 Most Effective Ways to Boost Your Career Prospects”

Ready for an Executive Role? 7 Tips for Landing That High-Level Job

Moving up the corporate ranks is the dream of every employee. The journey is often long and arduous, and many (despite their long years of service to an organization) do not attain executive positions – the pinnacle of the hierarchy. There’s a myriad of reasons why they don’t, but perhaps the most common is the … Continue reading “Ready for an Executive Role? 7 Tips for Landing That High-Level Job”

Why Public Speaking Is Critical to Good Leadership (and How to Master It)

When I was at university, one of my lecturers was a man born to genius. He had won just about every award there was – and had medals strewn about his study like discarded tinsel. He was, in short, a very learned man. There was only one problem: the man was also a terrible communicator. … Continue reading “Why Public Speaking Is Critical to Good Leadership (and How to Master It)”