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CAREER ADVICE FROM TOP SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE

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 If you don't love your work, you're never going to be great at it (Jeff Bezos) People judge you on your performance, so focus on the outcome. Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected (Steve Jobs) Become so skilled, so vigilant, so flat-out fantastic at what you do that your talent cannot be dismissed (Oprah Winfrey) \ \ If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude (Maya Angelou) Failure means that you've now learned another valuable lesson that pushes you one step closer to success (Steve Harvey)              

LOOK OUT FOR THESE THINGS BEFORE ACCEPTING A JOB OFFER

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  Did you know that having all of the qualifications and experience needed for a particular job role doesn't make the company or organization right for you? In fact, a juicy salary and proximity to your home aren't the only things to look out for when job searching.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Here are some things to look out for before accepting a job offer.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ - The Company's Culture⁣⁣ It encompasses the company's vision, values, norms, systems, symbols, language, assumptions, beliefs and habits. Check if all aspects of the company's culture sits right with you. If there's any that probably goes against your belief and you're sure you cannot handle, MOVE ON to the next.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ - The Employees/Bosses⁣⁣ Take time to visually access the employees you're opportune to meet. Do they seem happy and satisfied? Are they helpful and welcoming? ⁣⁣ Your answers should help your decision making. - Opportunities and Interest in Employee Growth⁣⁣ Nobody wants to stay the same. I mean, I wo

WHO A MENTOR IS AND WHY YOU NEED ONE

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 Mentor? But I'm doing just fine on my own. Besides, what's the internet there for? Yes you're right! These days, you can find almost anything on the internet but you know what else is true?  You can find thousands of different ideas, sometimes conflicting themselves on just one topic which could eventually leave you stranded on directions to take or decisions to make. Now here's where a Mentor come in. (Keep reading) Who is a mentor? I would say, a Mentor is an experienced and knowledgeable person in a particular field whose role is guiding, supporting and coaching another less experienced and knowledgeable person in that same field. I place finding a Mentor as top of the list for every one seeking to make swift career advancements. The list of benefits is endless but I'll tell you just a few. 🎗 A mentor helps you avoid avoidable mistakes. They won't watch you make the same mistakes they've made. You'll be learning from their experiences. 🎗 A mentor i

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ATS (APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEM)

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What exactly is ATS? ATS is short for Applicant Tracking System and can also be referred to as 'Candidate Management System'. This system software is designed to assist recruiters in screening job applicants more efficiently.  Why is it used? The number of applications for job positions has been on a steady rise and so organizations, especially large ones have turned to ATS to ease their hiring process. How does it work? ATS works by keywords. It ranks your application based on the relevant keywords on your CV/Resume.  So this means that even if you have a good CV/Resume, it may not make it to the table of the hiring officers without the right keywords. I didn't say "an explanation of the keywords", I said "keywords" Note that ATS work like robots and so your CV/Resume has to follow standard format. You really don't expect a robot to know that you added all those pictures because you wanted your CV/Resume to look better. All it knows is that, the pic

5 THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR BEFORE CHOOSING A MENTOR

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One thing you shouldn't do is jump into choosing a Mentor without first observing for a while and making sure certain things are in place. I've picked out five things for you to consider before choosing a Mentor. 1. Level of Knowledge and Expertise Does the person have the skills you're looking to learn? Is he good at what he does? Has he demonstrated expertise in any way? Or are you just assuming? These questions should be answered positively in order to get a Mentor you can learn from. An ideal mentor should have more knowledge in the field than you. 2. Ability and Willingness to teach  It's one thing for someone to be knowledgeable and another thing to be willing and able to share that knowledge. Not everyone knows how to teach or is willing to and that's not a bad thing. It's just a sign that you may need to find another mentor because the aim is to learn. 3. Values and Principles It's best to have a mentor whose values and principles align with yours or

HOW TO MANAGE DIFFERENT EMPLOYEE PERSONALITIES AT WORK

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    Having different types of employee personalities in every workplace can be interesting. Just as the saying goes, "variety is the spice of life." However, managing employees with different personalities can be perceived as a herculean task; bearing in mind the need to get the best out of them in order to increase productivity.  Below are some tips that can be of help.   1. The Hard Worker :  This type of employee is energetic , handles and completes the required jobs assigned and most times may not be very organised and is willing to learn at any given opportunity. Do Not overwork this individual with so much workload.   2. The Smart Worker:  This employee is meticulous, knows how to prioritize or delegate any assigned tasks and also is a team player. Encourage this individual by setting smart goals and deadlines and train this employee. Such an employee's skills can be harnessed through delegation. 3. The High flyer.  This employee, is creative, strategizes, sees the

How To Handle Harassment At Your Workplace

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As an employee, if you've had someone talk you down or make hurtful side comments at you for reasons like age, race, gender, physical appearance, disabilities or even skin colour, then you'll understand what I mean by "Workplace harrasmment". Not to worry though, I'll share a few tips on how to handle it properly. 1. Report to the HR personnel. The job of the HR is to ensure the well-being of the employees right? (Simply put though). So yes go table your complain in the HR department. 2. Keep Records Write down every detail of your harassment including the person/people involved, date and time of harassment and the person/people you reported to. 3. Involve other Employees with similar situations Talk to your colleagues who have had similar experiences and document their complaints too. 4. Who saw it happen? Talk to people who witnessed the harassment and ensure they'll stand for you when you take the matter up. Be careful about who you talk to though. 5. Keep