14 Fatal Mistakes You’re Making At Work Today

Is what you’re doing at work today really the best thing for both your company and for you?  Spare a few moments to gain some work perspective.  You might discover you’re making some fatal mistakes, or even fourteen of them. Not Understanding the Company’s Goals:  It’s everyone’s responsibility to understand the most critical goals for their company. 

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Tell-tale signs of a great interview

A job interview is one of the tasks we have to perform to ensure we’re ready for the world of adulthood. Because of that, they’re often nerve-wracking and filled with plenty of surprises to get you thinking. If you spot any of the below signs, well done! That means your interview is going well and

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7 Good reasons you weren’t hired

    1. Attitude Attitude is one of the most important aspects of obtaining employment. A potential employer wants to see a high level of energy and a sign of an employee’s future dedication. If you attend the interview with no energy or motivation, the interviewer will very quickly make the decision not to hire

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Job hunting safety tips

With so many scams plaguing the internet, it’s safe to say that we could all do with a few tips to ensure we’re conducting a safe job search. We’ve listed a few warning signs for job seekers. If it’s too good to be true, it’s probably a scam If a position sounds like a dream

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Top 4 CV setbacks and solutions

Top 4 CV setbacks and solutions When viewing a candidate’s CV employers tend to spend as little as a few seconds scanning it before deciding on whether or not it makes the grade or gets thrown into the trash. If you have any problem areas such as a lack of experience or gaps oflong-term unemployment, here are

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Harmful career habits to avoid

    If you care about your career, and where it’s going, you need to take a look at the list of these things we’ve identified as harmful career habits. You may find that a change of attitude is all it takes to turn things around. You don’t meet deadlines If you find that you’re

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How to get ahead in your career after-hours

If you really want to get ahead in your career, you should be putting in the time after-hours as well. To be the best you have to become the “go-to” person for your field – put in the extra effort and you’ll soon accelerate your career.Working for one company your entire life is no longer considered to

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4 Things that could accelerate your career

Once you have landed a position in your career field, it’s time to look into potential ways to move up in that setting. When seeking to fill openings from inside, hiring managers look for certain characteristics within the employee pool. Networking. It’s a common saying that ‘it is not what you know but who you

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Are you a leader at work?

1. Be accountable for your decisions If you want to be a leader at work, learn to take responsibility for everything that you were involved in – that means the successful projects as well as the failures. If you’ve made a mistake, admit to it and move on. Hopefully you’ll learn from your mistakes. 2.

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6 Mistakes you’re making before your interview

Getting an interview can feel like a massive achievement, especially in today’s job market. And the fact that you have an interview means that they like you enough to see you. To get the job, avoid making these six mistakes. 1. You haven’t researched the company.Interviewers know when a candidate has done their research and

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SA Companies affected by new financial reporting standards on financial instruments

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) notes that profitability, liquidity, key financial ratios and headline earnings of most companies will be affected by the new financial reporting standard on financial instruments (IFRS 9 – Financial Instruments). The long-awaited standard on financial instruments will not only affect financial institutions, but companies from all sectors

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How to unblock the SA economy

  Picture: THINKSTOCK THERE is no way to dress it up — 0.6% growth after a quarter of contraction means South Africa is squandering its potential. Three of the country’s leading economic thinkers discuss what can be done. Kevin Lings, chief economist at Stanlib The government could embrace the concept of “ready-to-go” projects —infrastructure-related projects

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Moderate growth staves off recession

SOUTH Africa’s economy has narrowly avoided a recession, posting modest growth of 0.6% in the second quarter, causing business to call on the government to create an “appropriate environment” for investment that will create jobs and grow the economy. The slight recovery comes after the economy contracted 0.6% in the first quarter and as the

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4 Things Your Employees Are Desperately Trying To Tell You

When it comes to the roles of the office, managers talk and employees listen. Right? In many situations, that’s true. Managers give instructions, provide coaching, and convey department and individual goals. But listening as a manager is just as important. Listening is your key to finding out what makes your employees excited to come to

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Are Different Skills Required For Senior Executives?

A few weeks ago we were asked to analyze a competency model that had been created by a client. The assumption of their model was that as leaders move up to higher levels in the organization, some competencies become more important. For example, in their model they proposed that a lower level manager should focus

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