“Regardless of the changes in technology, the market for well-crafted messages will always have an audience.” — Steve Burnett
In today’s world of rapid-fast communication via texts and emails, most of us would rather shoot off a written message than make a phone call. It’s fast, efficient when used properly, and it provides a nice document trail for our work records. Written communication is more important than ever, yet very few people know when writing is the right – or wrong – form of communication. In this article we will analyse when to embrace and when to avoid written communication. Sometimes a good old phone call is still the best way forward. Do you know when? (more…)
Teamwork, when introduced for the right reasons and managed in a challenging way, is one of most rewarding processes any manager or leader can experience. However, there still exist a lot of misunderstandings and myths about teamwork which can have a negative influence on it. In this article we will address 5 of these myths. Don’t miss this. (more…)
Did you know that Sweden’s Umeå University has been ranked number 1 in Sweden for international student satisfaction? This is only one of the many reasons we think you’d love to study there. Take a look at 5 Master’s programs they have to offer… (more…)
If you are hoping to get a job interview with a specific company, you can increase your odds of that happening with a well-written cover letter. In this article you can find some quick tips for writing an effective cover letter to send to prospective employers, along with your resume. Take a look! (more…)
We all get frustrated by the pressures of life but some people, it seems, are angry all the time. So how can we deal with other people’s anger without getting into conflict ourselves? In this article you can find tips on how to reduce the likelihood of becoming the subject of aggression and information about violent behaviour in general. Start your anger management journey today. (more…)
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Most people spend at least a little time daydreaming about their goals – fantasy jobs, lifestyles and scenarios – at one point or another. For most people, though, this is where it stops. Most people won’t actually do anything to really investigate, analyse and understand their goals and to make plans to achieve them. If you’ve downloaded this e-book, then it’s pretty safe to say that you want to set yourself some life and career goals … and you want to do so in a way that goes well beyond what most other people do. In essence, the principles of goal setting – and the ones we’ll work though in this book – are pretty simple: define your goals, make a plan to achieve them, follow the plan. (more…)
Remember when you were still bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, and the question of what you wanted to be when you grew up inspired a no-nonsense response? ‘Doctor!’ ‘Explorer!’ ‘Astronaut!’. Fast-forward a couple of decades, and the question of what career path to pursue isn’t quite so straightforward.
For many young adults, choosing which direction to take after high school can feel daunting, if not impossible. Should I pursue further study? Which education provider do I choose? Which course is right for me? Should I take some time out?
The path to your dream career may be fraught with challenges and setbacks, but there are several things you can do to keep on track. Use these tips to help get your career compass pointing in the right direction. (more…)
It is estimated that 80% of the interview is made up of behavioural questions. This type of interviewing is based on the philosophy that your past actions and behaviours will be a good indicator of your future behaviours. Therefore, how you acted towards certain circumstances in your previous job is a reliable indicator of how you will act in your new job. In this article we’ll take a closer look at these behaviour type questions – with preparation tips and examples. (more…)