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How to resign (and good reasons to do it)

There are a few good reasons to quit your job, and each requires a different approach. Here’s some advice on resigning respectfully, on amicable terms and with a good reference, no matter which of the following scenarios apply to your situation. Remember, the decision to resign should never be taken lightly. It’s important to take [Read more…]

Start-up buzzwords de-coded

The rise of the start-up phenomenon has also seen the rise of buzzwords, abbreviations and lingo that can sometimes be hard to keep up with. Forbes.com argues that “Buzzwords wind up in TED Talks, pitch meetings and every tech journalist’s inbox in-between. “Jargon started out as a shorthand for business — special words or expressions [Read more…]

Should you consider a portfolio career?

Forget having just one career. A portfolio career is where an individual works on several projects for different organisations. It’s similar to traditional freelancing, but portfolio workers often have lots of different strings to their bow, utilising several skills or talents to cherry-pick multiple career ‘strands.’ The Career Shifters website suggests two key reasons why [Read more…]

Easy networking hacks to start today

Not everyone finds it easy to walk into a crowded room and introduce themselves to strangers. Nor does everyone understand how to navigate their way around a business social network without making an etiquette faux pas. If you’re one of these people who finds the whole business of networking a bit overwhelming and more than [Read more…]

CV clichés and how to avoid them

Overused and unoriginal phrases are a great way to see your CV get tossed aside, no matter how qualified you are for the job. Your recruiter or potential employer sees countless CVs over the course of the hiring process; since the start of the pandemic there has been a huge rise in the number of [Read more…]