This week’s top picks – Note Taking Techniques

In my earlier post Why Become a Note Taking Ninja, I explained why having access to information you have recorded from discussions and meetings can build your credibility. This week, I’ve found 3 further articles which I hope will share how to actually go about being effective in note taking; ways in which to record notes which are informative … More This week’s top picks – Note Taking Techniques

Mastering Meetings

This effectiveness tip is so simple (notice I didn’t say easy though), it’s practically criminal. Yet equally shocking is how destructive and wasteful meetings usually are in the workplace. Meetings should be (and for those early in their careers, expect them to be) purposeful and effective. I mean, why else would a busy group of individuals interrupt whatever … More Mastering Meetings

This week’s top picks – Interview Preparation

For my last post, I wrote the article “Foolproof Job Interview Success – 4 Step Preparation Process“.  I want to share some articles I found giving more thoughts and information on the subject. There are of course many articles out there on this subject but in the interests of summarising a key few, I’ve gathered 3 from … More This week’s top picks – Interview Preparation

Who is your Kryptonite? (And how to overcome them)

Everyone has someone at work who is their kryptonite, someone who makes you feel powerless, threatened and at risk. Here’s how to deal with them. Remember that they are only one person, and one person seldom has complete power over you.  Surround yourself with others who do support you and what you do.  They could … More Who is your Kryptonite? (And how to overcome them)

If numbers are the language of business, are you comfortable talking in that language?

Numbers are the language of business, there’s no getting away from it. I can’t think of many businesses at all that don’t need numbers to operate.  It doesn’t matter what your job is, decisions always need to be made about what work to focus on, what to prioritize, how much time to spend on something, … More If numbers are the language of business, are you comfortable talking in that language?

Are young people ready for work? – The Business View

When I was researching this question, I found some very disappointing statistics*: 54% of firms believe Graduates are not prepared for work 88% of firms believe School Leavers are not prepared for work Don’t become one of these statistics.  Check out the blog and free resources to help you bridge this gap. *Data and infographic can be found at … More Are young people ready for work? – The Business View