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5 Tips on French Business Etiquette

French Business Etiquette

Whether it’s a simple handshake or an important business lunch, these 5 tips on French business etiquette can be the difference between landing an important job or a crucial client, or offending your host.

10 Tips for Advanced Business Writing

10 Tips for Advanced Business Writing

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...

The Perfect Handshake

The Perfect Handshake

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.

The Science Behind Efficient Learning

The Science Behind Efficient Learning

“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?

Job Interviews – What to Expect and How to Ace Them!

Job Interviews – What to Expect and How to Ace Them!

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...

200 Action Verbs to Use in Your New and Improved Resume

200 Action Verbs to Use in Your New and Improved Resume

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...

Smart Icebreakers That Will Make You Better at Networking

Smart Icebreakers That Will Make You Better at Networking

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...

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