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Professional Development

Kashfi Rahman

October 15, 2017

We have all learned in school how to write general essays, argumentative writing and of course a little bit of creative writing as well. By knowing these general forms of writing, we often consider ourselves experts until the day when we are asked to write an important business letter, especially within the first week of starting a new job! Like everyone else, you turn to Google for ways to write a business letter perfectly.

Moaz Khan

September 27, 2017

On an average, it is estimated that an individual will shakehands 15000 in their lifetime and yet, 70% of the surveyed population said they lacked confidence when it came to performing the gesture, according to a survey at the car making firm, Chevrolet.

Sue Brett

July 17, 2017

“I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.” This quote by Eartha Kitt is profound in that as human beings, we never truly stop learning. We learn how to walk, how to talk, to read, write, and develop as many skills as we need to become active and functioning contributors to our society. But in the meantime, have we spent enough time learning how to learn?

Leah Simon

July 16, 2017

Sitting in a waiting room pretending to look calm and composed, wearing your best suit and clutching a set of CVs while trying to hide your sweaty palms is a mental picture to which almost anyone can relate.

Job interviews can be frightening and stressful, but it is an integral part of your job search and is the best opportunity to promote yourself with a face-to-face conversation.

So what can be done to ease the anxiety going into an interview? Read on to find out our best tips to ace your next interview!


Leah Simon

July 15, 2017

Resume building is essential – it is the first piece of document reviewed by any recruiter and is used by any company to form a first impression to decide whether you are worth hiring. Action verbs are vital in resumes, to show what you have contributed and where you have added value, rather than just providing a job description.

Show how you can be an asset. Spice up your resume with our "I add Value"  list of 200 action verbs that can be used for specific jobs.

Leah Simon

July 12, 2017

Small talk is a huge, yet unavoidable aspect of networking. The pressure of trying to connect quickly and effectively with complete strangers can be stressful, sometimes even causing to stray away from the situation entirely.

However, small talk need not reduce you into a panic stricken state of silence!

Follow our 8 simple yet smart icebreakers to practice and turn you into a pro conversationalist.


Leah Simon

July 10, 2017

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The goal of ultimate productivity is a resource that few are able to tap into efficiently and continuously. Hacking the key to personal organization and time management is not difficult however, because just like any other personal challenge, there is no one-size-fits-all answer.

While this lack of a “guide to productivity” can be frightening, the other side of the coin is realizing that with a few tips and tricks, time management and productivity are habits that you can customize to fit your lifestyle exclusively.

Follow our top tips to building an awesome me-tailored productivity plan for your personal and professional lives!


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