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While you can’t change your age, how you portray yourself when you are over fifty makes all the difference to your career opportunities When it comes to job hunting for the over-50’s, career...
  UC San Diego Survey reveals that global volunteers in the US may have the workplace edge What can give a person an edge for landing a new job or being offered a promotion? How they spent their last...
  Peter Cobbe offers some tips on how to build a career that encompasses taking on many different types of work 'Determine to live life with flair and laughter' - Maya Angelou Today, multiple factors...
Online networking offers many opportunities if you are willing and committed, and should be part of your career change strategy, says Grace Owen I don’t mean lunches or parties, but social...
Employers who need to verify the suitability and integrity of a candidate are finding graphology – the study of handwriting – to be the most reliable, says leading graphologist Margaret White. ‘Getting to...
Trying to engage your audience or put them to sleep? Facilitator and Coach Lin Sagovsky offers 10 of her popular tongue-in-cheek insights on presentations that let the pictures do the talking. The days...
A new survey reveals that 30% of people in their 50’s will make a career shift in later life.A survey by global bank HSBC has revealed 30 per cent of people in their 50s decide to have a change of...
In Kenya, internships can give companies and interns a combination of on-the-job training and prolonged assessment centre. However, says Michael Onsando, such work experience is still underused in...
As Valentine's Day approaches, Tolulope Popoola offers some words of caution when it comes to romance at work. Relationships in the workplace are becoming more and more common in our modern society....
It's time to make your mark at work and mentoring coach Vera Ng'oma spells out the best way to do it. In the workplace one sometimes gets the impression of a divide between two types of employees;...
When it comes to networking, women seem to struggle more than men. Rebecca Hourston offers some valuable tips on how to make networking profitable and fun. Networking often feels just that – way too...
Ever faced situations you wished you had handled better? Getting ahead in your career depends a lot on skills, knowledge and talent. But your ability to handle difficult situations maturely can...
The ASPIRE Foundation is transforming the world, one woman at a time. The Aspire Foundation seeks to make a difference to women suffering from injustice in countries within Africa, Asia and the...
First impressions can make or break your chance of getting your perfect job.Careers and image coach Sallyann Doble offers her top tips for dressing for interviews. Every day, every person you meet...
Nigerian networking supremo Kamil Olufowobi shares his strategies, tactics and the science to employ as you endeavour to network your way to success. A clearly defined agenda is an essential factor...
Leading trichologist Noon Etienne busts the 5 myths about Black hair loss. Myth No. 1: 'Hair loss is caused by pulling hair too tightly.' Noon Etienne: This is a myth with some truth, but bear in...
What does thinking outside the box really mean and how should we go about doing it? Communications coach Vera Ng'oma offers some helpful tips. I recently asked a couple of friends the following...
Managing impressions is critical to our chances of succeeding at interview, says leading careers coach Robin Alcock. It goes without saying that how well you can convey your expertise to the...
With the right agenda, attitude and planning, attending meetings can make sense. But then, of course, there’s the other way. Business coach Lin Sagovsky offers more of her popular tongue-in-cheek advice...
Networking guru Kamil Olufowobi shares strategies and tactics to network your way to finding a job! It was back in 1986 that the late Gwen Guthrie's hit single, "Ain't Nothin' Goin' on but the Rent"...
If your job has been made redundant, leading coach Richard Yates offers some advice on how adopting the right attitude can help you deal with this challenge. At an eighteenth birthday party before...
Thinking about changing your hair colour? Leading Trichologist, Noon Etienne, tackles some of the myths around colouring Afro hair. Myth No.1: 'The hair colouring products sold in the...
Human Resources professionals may have to implement redundancies but they are also just as likely to lose their jobs. In arguably the toughest market for 20 years, Owen Morgan offers advice for HR...
Don't get caught out at a job interview – prepare for some of these tough questions and make your next interview the best one ever! Tough Interview Question 1: "Tell me about yourself" While this is...
Busting the Black Hair Myths – 5 Myths about Relaxing your Hair What's wrong with relaxing your hair? Leading Trichologist, Noon Etienne, examines some of the myths around relaxing hair and offers...
Trainer Veronica Broome suggests seven steps that organisations can take, even during an economic downturn, to keep good clients and attract new ones. In a recession, businesses selling training and...
In the midst of weak economies and rising job cuts, it has never been more important to have a plan for your career than it is today. Here are five tips to help you deal with the realities of a...
In a challenging job market, having great interview skills will make all the difference. If you dread the thought of them, beat the interview blues by following these simple steps to getting that...
Can’t get promoted? A new report reveals how the role of language and ethnicity in interviews contribute to ‘enduring and intangible’ barriers for ethnic minority groups to progress into management...
If you see networking as something you simply can’t do, career coach Jane Adshead-Grant's tips will help you transform the way you make contacts and move ahead in your career. Many of us assume...
Tips for Telephone Interviews If you are facing a telephone interview, here a few tips from leading careers guru Peter Cobbe on how to make the most of this opportunity to win your dream job. The...
  Fed-up with the daily grind of the ‘9 to 5’? While running your own show can be a tempting proposition, do you really have what it takes to move away from employment and to be your own boss? The...
If you have lost your job through redundancy, don’t despair! Here are 10 steps to help you cope and to find that next great job! As the effects of the global credit crunch and slowing economic...
Opportunity Africa – Young Africans in the Diaspora build career skills to enhance African development September 2004 saw the launch of Opportunity Africa, a project developed by the African...
“As Africans, we are not very effective networkers”, says Beatrice Njindou, founder of the Young Professional Cameroonian Network.  But can networking really boost career success? When Beatrice...
  Fresh Fish: A Motivational Story Take a fresh look at your career as this year comes to a close. This motivational short story from Raju Bhatia should guide you to make a difference. The Japanese have...
The first in a regular series of articles by Caroline Harper Jantuah that will focus on personal development, providing tips and techniques to enhance your self awareness and round out your...
Changing Places? You have decided to change careers, but how do you go about it? In this article, Beth Harvey suggests some simple steps you can follow to help you on your way. Career change can be a...
Making the Most of Job Fairs Many job seekers tend to overlook job fairs. They can be crowded, busy, competitive and confusing events. But they offer the opportunity to contact many potential...
Presenting with Power Microsoft PowerPoint © – Best Friend or Worst Enemy? You have been selected to attend a two-day external training programme. You arrive at the venue and, after registration, go into the...
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