How to Answer the Most Important Interview Question You’ll be Asked

Have you ever found yourself sitting in complete silence when asked the dreaded interview question “where do you see yourself in 5 years?” Why do potential employers ask this anyhow? 5 years is a long time from now…who knows where I’ll end up? Any number of things could happen to me between now and then right? Wrong. I have heard…

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4 Ways to Attract (and Retain!) Star Performers

It’s pretty clear that without innovate, passionate, self-driven and intelligent (IQ andEQ!) people, our teams wouldn’t be nearly as successful. They are the life-blood of any organisation and drive innovative change and enterprise-wide development. Star performers are the people who make waves in their industry and move mountains in everything they do. I’m sure we all know at least one….

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How to Avoid Epic Throwdowns in the Office

We’ve all witnessed it in one form or another – either an epic battle of backstabbing and hushed conversations behind closed doors or the all-out, blood-drawing brawl on the shop floor; (okay I haven’t seen that but I haven’t spent much time on trading floors – or was that just a DiCaprio thing?). In any case, if you’re more of…

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A Shining Example of Human Potential – Stories from Malawi, Africa

I recently returned from two weeks in Malawi, Africa with The Hunger Project. Since returning, I’ve felt a bit like I’ve been thrown into a washing machine. The range of emotions, and reactions I’ve experienced since entering back into my 1st-world life has somewhat surprised me; I didn’t expect “re-entry” to be so confronting. Though I am still processing, I…

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10 Ways to Refresh your Job Hunt Strategies

The definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over and expecting different results… Whether the economy is booming, stable or in a slump, there are always candidates who come to us with the same gripes; ‘I just can’t seem to find a job; I’ve been applying for X number of months and keep getting rejected; I can’t…

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