Category Archives for Career Skills

The STAR Technique

Behavioural interviewing is an increasingly popular form of interviewing which is based on the premise that the most accurate way to quickly assess future performance is to understand past performance in a similar situation. Behavioral questions are used by organizations because they go beyond checking that the candidate has the right technical skills, and allow an organization to […]

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Professional Networking: How To

During the financial crisis of 2008 many executives lost their jobs. It wasn’t uncommon to arrive into the office one morning at the usual time only to find yourself clearing your desk and with indefinite free time by lunchtime. At this stage people are obviously in shock and angry, as a large part of their […]

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Remembering Names: How to

Whether you are managing a small project, a large program, or even an entire organization, it is important and good business etiquette to remember the names of your team members, peers, customers, and suppliers. You only get one chance to make a good first impression and immediately forgetting someone’s name is not a good start. […]

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Managing your Boss

An important aspect of almost any job these days is managing your relationship with your boss. This is important if you want good performance evaluations, or are looking to step up to manage a bigger challenge. Of course, all bosses are like their reports to be adaptable, self confident, proactive, reliable, ambitious, and loyal. But […]

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