salary negotiation

Salary negotiation

A young professional naturally has little experience in negotiating salary and experience accumulates slowly as they usually happen only once a year. But missing out on salary increases early on in your career compounds many years into the future. This…
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Development framework

How to go About Your Development Plan

January is the season for updating development plans. Here’s my take on how young professionals should structure their development plan. The personal development plan should be the core of your career. I have talked about it before on several occasions….
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be ready for change

Be Ready for Change

Change is a fact of life. Especially in corporations. Markets change and companies adapt. You, as an employee, need to be ready for change. To follow up on my recent post “Is Your Career Safe from Automation?” I felt it…
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emotional intelligence

Emotional Intelligence – a Prerequisite for Becoming a (Good) Manager

Emotional intelligence has been found to explain 58% of performance across several job types.  If you are aspiring to become a manager in the near future; here’s a few ideas on how you could work on improving your emotional intelligence….
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mental road trip

Fighting Tiredness: Mental Road Trips

This month I discovered a nice technique that helped me combat tiredness creeping in on me when reading. I am very excited to share it with you and hope you might enjoy the same benefits if you are also sometimes…
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Do Yourself a Favour and Identify Your Personal Traits

Understanding yourself and your personal traits is the key to finding a job that matches your preferences. It can also help identify areas in which you are more effective relative to others. This article offers insight into assessment tests for…
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MOOC learning

Leverage MOOCs to continue learning

Massive Open Online Courses, or simply MOOCs, are excellent opportunities for continuing your journey towards building knowledge in a wide range of fields. A “must” for any passionate career development conscious young professional. Finishing the university studies is by no…
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Memory palace

Memory Palaces and how to use them to look like a star presenter

Always wanted to be able to do a presentation without the need for slides? Well, here’s your chance to learn how to use memory palaces to flawlessly remember every bullet in your storyline by heart without breaking a sweat. You…
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Feeling unmotivated at work or want to develop your position? Use the appreciation-competence matrix to assess what you can change

Here’s a framework developed to assess your current job situation. So, if you feel unmotivated or dissatisfied at work or simply want to improve your job satisfaction, this is a good place to start to provide you with an insight…
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The magic of to do lists

To do lists are essential to keep track of all your tasks and ensure you are always on top of things. This post provides you with some tips on how to work with to do lists and which media to…
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