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“Thanks, but it was a team effort”: The art of accepting a compliment.

      I have always been a person who vehemently denies compliments and expressions of gratitude. On an honest, realistic and truthful note, I like many other people, thrive on praise. Praise helps me strive for better and motivates me to work harder. However, the fear of appearing as a cocky egomaniac has often … Read more

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What are the best pathways for Kiwis to find jobs Down Under?

There are more than 600,000 New Zealand citizens in Australia, around 500,000 of which were born in New Zealand. Having experience and exposure in the industry you are looking to break into is very helpful and can often kick start your career. Starting a new role also means taking a leap of faith and really … Read more

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Friend or Foe? Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace

Artificial intelligence is exciting in conceptualisation at its best but for some people in certain work forces, terrifying at its worst. With its potential for automating various jobs, roles and processes in most organisations it can both revolutionise the efficiency of a business and deliver services faster, but it also has the potential to devastate … Read more

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How to Use Language in an Interview

“Mastery of language affords one remarkable opportunities.” ― Alexandre Dumas     The words we choose in an interview are important. We only get to say relatively few to tell our entire career story so the ones we select must be worthwhile, impactful and poignant. As Alexandre Dumas alluded too, our choice of words are the … Read more

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How to use social media appropriately.

  Social media is the collective of online communications channels dedicated to community-based input, interaction, content-sharing and collaboration. Some common platforms include Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest and You Tube.     Using Social Media for your business can have the following positive impacts; Grow referral traffic to your website Drive lead generation or e-commerce … Read more

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Successful tips on dressing for a job interview

  Interviews can often be high pressured, stressful and intimidating. However, knowing you look good, well-presented and prepared for your interview can not only help ease the nerves but also boost your confidence. Ask yourself… Would you show up for a job interview wearing jeans, sneakers or a t-shirt? Would you chew gum during the … Read more

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How to write a business email that scores an ‘A’ grade and not a ‘F’

An email (electronic mail) is one of the most common forms of communication in business today. There are many advantages to using email to send and retrieve information.  However, there are also many pitfalls to avoid. Another way to think about an email is that it’s like a letter – as in it has a beginning, … Read more

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