Resilience: how to pick yourself up when you don’t get the job

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Resilience: You’ve been applying for dozens of jobs with no success and have just got your third rejection email of the week. Picking yourself back up and ploughing on with the job hunt can be tough for even the steeliest of people. Here are some tips from resilience coaches on how to restore confidence after […]

Make your CV a memorable One(1)

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Make your CV memorable: paint pictures with words You know that feeling when you get into a really good book? You just don’t want it to end. Glancing at the bedside clock, you know you should really switch the light off but… just one more page. One of the main reasons we get so absorbed […]

Apple’s Steve Jobs: An Extraordinary Career

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We look back at how Apple founder Steve Jobs built a business that revolutionized the tech industry. Co-founder of Apple Computer Inc. Founded: 1976 David Paul Morris | Stringer | Getty Images “We started out to get a computer in the hands of everyday people, and we succeeded beyond our wildest dreams.”-Steve Jobs Steve Jobs ‘ vision of […]

Should I include references in my CV?

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It used to be standard protocol to always include references in a CV. In fact, two references used to be the norm. However, the thinking on this has changed more recently. So why now leave off these seemingly important details? References are not required this early in the recruitment process The main reason is that […]

Why the first page of your CV is the most important

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Why the first page of your CV is the most important With most recruiter’s skim reading a CV in less than 30 seconds, you need to think carefully about how you order the information. Ideally, give yourself a 2-page format to work from as this will serve as a good basis for what to put […]

Successful Entrepreneurs Need These 3 People Skills

People Skills

People skills: Being an effective communicator is not just about how articulate you are, though that’s important – it’s also about how well you connect with people and the relationships you can form. Fortunately, “being good with people” is a skill you can learn (and need to learn) if you want to be successful. One […]

How to Think Like an Entrepreneur, According to Samuel Kwame Boadu

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Samuel Kwame Boadu, Founder of SamBoad Business Group Limited and Digital Marketer think entrepreneurship is a mindset. Here’s how to find it. I often say that starting a company is like jumping off a cliff and building an airplane on the way down. It’s a vivid metaphor that contains a lot of truths. First, you’ll […]

Understanding the Power of Design and Branding as an Entrepreneur

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Brand messages must be complemented by powerful design elements. Both must be consistently applied across all marketing channels in order to be effective. It is a common misconception that a company’s logo is the same as its brand. Unfortunately, branding and marketing are not that simple. Design encompasses more than a company logo, and branding stretches beyond design elements. However, without design, it is highly […]

Raise your Standards to Survive in Africa, Here is Why

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Raise your Standards to Survive in Africa: Anytime you sincerely want to make a change, the first thing you must do is raise your standards. In my own case, I wrote down all the things I would no longer accept in my life, all the things I would no longer tolerate, and all the things […]

10 things not to say in a job interview

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10 things not to say in a job interview: With the jobs market more competitive than ever it can be hard work just to get an interview, so once you’re actually in front of potential employers you don’t want to ruin your prospects with an ill-chosen comment. Sadly, some job hunters still do speak before […]