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How do you Balance Work and Life?

Many people may find it hard to give an answer to one of the most common interview questions “How do you balance work and life?” Indeed, discussing your work-life balance during a job interview can be very tricky. When recruiters ask this question, they are interested to know how you can handle work demands and whether your personal life could interfere with your work. Moreover...

10% of UK Workers Want Fewer Hours for Less Pay

10% of UK Workers Want Fewer Hours for Less Pay

Some interesting data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) reveals that approximately 10% of  workers (2.9 million ) want to work for fewer hours, with less pay (the ‘overemployed’). Many of us feel that we are working too many hours for not enough pay; however, which are the professions where people want to work fewer hours, for less pay? Percentages of...

5 Contemporary Elements of the 'Art of Business' to Win Without Conflict

5 Contemporary Elements of the 'Art of Business' to Win Without Conflict

Just like war, in business we can’t fight our opponent without a strategy or knowing our ultimate goal. Tactic and strategy are two different things, but in the business world, many don’t realize the difference and practicing tactics often seems that you have also employed a strategy, even if it’s not. To be successful, businessmen should first identify their real goal and...

How to Answer "Are You Better at Managing Up or Managing Down?"

How to Answer "Are You Better at Managing Up or Managing Down?"

When it comes to tricky interview questions, “Are you better at managing up or managing down?” is right at the top of the list. That’s because people tend to hesitate while they try to figure out which answer is right. The problem is that both answers are wrong.  To be successful in your career, you have to be able to manage both up and down effectively. Let’s take...

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The Top 10 Most Irritating Behaviours at Work

The Top 10 Most Irritating Behaviours at Work

There’s the office jargon which we all love to hate (but still use ourselves). Now the spotlight is on the most annoying behaviours, courtesy of a study by UK outfit Flexioffices.  The company surveyed 2,500 workers across the UK to discover their opinions about the most irritating work habits, and here are the results: 1.  The blame dodger Image via  Sogeti Score: 17% of...

Holiday Social Media Marketing Trends 2014

Holiday Social Media Marketing Trends 2014

The 2014 holiday marketing season is almost around the corner! It seems that this is a going a big holiday season for Facebook, as 92% of marketers plan to spend most of their social marketing budget on it.Want to learn more about what marketers are thinking for this holiday season? Take a look at this infographic by Offerpop to get an idea of the biggest social marketing trends that will...

Librarians in the Digital Age

Librarians in the Digital Age

In the 1970s, Michael Hart at University of Illinois established the first wide spread production of ebooks when he created project Gutenberg. Since then use of ebooks as an established alternative to paperback books has steadily grown in popularity. The good news for libraries? The rise of ebooks as a popular medium is on a gradual rise. According to a telephone survey...

Why Today’s Job Market Sucks for Millennials

Why Today’s Job Market Sucks for Millennials

We were born in the 80s to neon-clad parents and grew up in the 90s dancing to Vanilla Ice and binge watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It was a happy time, unemployment was at 3% (half of what it is today) almost everyone had some disposable income to invest in Zubaz pants and slap-bracelets. Now as adults we have been burdened with college tuition that has increased by 1120% since 1978...

How to Shape Your Career in Philosophy

How to Shape Your Career in Philosophy

Did you ever wish there were a job description that read something like this: “Ability to provide thoughtful and analytical discussion of why the sky is blue. Ability to speak extemporaneously on the meaning of life…”? If you’re a philosophy major, you probably have. After all, how many jobs could there be for somebody who spent their college years debating questions to...

SMART Kapp and The Whiteboard Of The Future

SMART Kapp and The Whiteboard Of The Future

Meetings are one of those aspects of corporate life that can seem quite absurd.  It's been estimated that as much as 50 percent of a leaders time is usually spent tied up in meetings, yet you have to cast serious doubt over whether they actually achieve anything. Indeed, the noted economist John Kenneth Galbraith once intoned that "meetings were indispensable when you didn't want to do...

What is The Best Programming Language to Learn to Find a job

What is The Best Programming Language to Learn to Find a job

No matter what sector of industry or commerce you work in it’s a safe bet that many of the processes and systems that keep the business running are based on computer programs. Clearly there are plenty of jobs in this field, but what’s the best programming language to learn in order to land a job? What programming language to learn? The answer to this is not a simple one and...

5 Reasons You Can't Get a Job

5 Reasons You Can't Get a Job

Searching for a job is definitely not easy. If you are currently looking for a job but haven’t been able to secure a position yet, it doesn’t mean you are failing. On the contrary, it is quite possible that you are one of the many talented and very skilled individuals who are just struggling to find a job that meets their needs. However, if you started your job search months or even...

5 Crazy Things People Have Done to Get a Job

5 Crazy Things People Have Done to Get a Job

In a crazily competitive job market, jobseekers have no choice other than setting themselves apart from the herd of other candidates thirsty for landing their dream job. Yes, sometimes you have to go to extremes in order to get noticed and show your value to potential employers. Wonder how some people went about differentiating themselves from the crowd? Here are some of the craziest things...

Survey Reveals Our Most Common Christmas Party Fails

Survey Reveals Our Most Common Christmas Party Fails

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times....It was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair" Ah, the office party. Perhaps not exactly what Dickens was describing in the quotation above (from a Tale of Two Cities, so almost certainly not referring to your Christmas bash, now I think of it); but he seems to have inadvertently summed it up well. The hope. The anticipation. The...

How to Become a Physical Security Architect or Engineer in the US

How to Become a Physical Security Architect or Engineer in the US

Organizations face a range of internal and external physical security threats, from break-ins to employee fraud. To minimalize their vulnerability to these threats, organizations must embrace the work of physical security architects or engineers. These are the professionals who provide organizations with the tools they can use to secure their assets. What Do Physical Security Architects Do?...

7 Trends Impacting The Workplace

7 Trends Impacting The Workplace

Last month I wrote about some research that revealed that a huge number of us believe we can actually do a better job than our boss.  The research found that a rather worrying 84 percent of respondents thought they would make a better  manager than their boss These findings are shared by a recent study into employee engagement by TINYpulse.  They surveyed over 200,000...

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