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Seven Ways to Combat Workplace Stress

Is your workplace killing you? Chances are, if you are not managing stress properly, you can relate with this sentiment.

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How to Land Your First Job

For many fresh college graduates finding employment in today’s times is a difficult feat. With the unemployment rate hovering around 9.0%, companies have their pick when it comes to hiring people and that has certainly made things even harder for those who have yet to gain any job experience.

If you are reading this article, I suspect you have already tried the traditional ways of looking for a job, such as networking, career centers, job boards and haven’t had much luck. You’re looking for more ideas. What I am going to share with you is not only some creative tips, but also an approach that you can take in order to create a long lasting rewarding career, not just land another job:

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Career Tips: The Best Career Advice I’ve Ever Received

My very first piece of career advice came from my dad, he said – ‘that this was a big step, that I was embarking on an important journey and to be honest, mature and responsible, and at the same time have fun and make new friends.’ Important precious words, ones that I’ve held onto and that have served me well over the years. Perhaps you can relate with this and remember your own piece of wisdom that you received from your parent as you were getting ready to step into the working world. Career advice can come from all different places; mentors, bosses, colleagues, and learning from their experiences both good and bad can be important for your own personal and professional growth. Here’s some more of what I’ve learnt along the way:

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Do You Have a Winning Mindset to Succeed in Your Business?

If you are thinking about starting a business and have already started doing your research, you’ve probably read about the necessary characteristics that one must have in order to be successful as a business owner. But did you know you also needed a ‘winning mindset’? There is nothing more defeating than a non-conducive mindset, as it can sabotage your efforts on the physical level. The way entrepreneurs view the world and their own future is critical to their success.

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Make a Life Plan Before You Get a Business Plan

Typically if you read business books or talk to anybody about starting a business, you would hear advice that is centered on the importance of having a business and sales and marketing plan; the focus is on numbers, figures and logistics that you would need in order to turn your idea into reality. But rarely would you hear the advice about having a Life Plan. That’s right, regardless of the size and the nature of the business you’re planning to launch, if you are an aspiring business owner, you must assess whether you and your life is actually ready to take on this venture. Overlooking this can often prove to be a costly mistake and a lot of unnecessary headache can be avoided by paying attention and planning all aspects well.

So what do I really mean by a Life Plan?

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How to Create a Vision Directed Career

For most people when they embark on their first careers they have a sense of what they want to do or who they want to become. But often as time goes on, we begin to lose sight of things. As we grow and evolve as individuals, our ideas of what we want from life and career may change. Also we get so caught up in managing our careers, navigating through the ups and downs, that it is easy to lose sight of that vision.

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The Best Career Advice I’ve Ever Received

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My very first piece of career advice came from my dad, he said – ‘that this was a big step, that I was embarking on an important journey and to be honest, mature and responsible, and at the same time have fun and make new friends.’ Important precious words, ones that I’ve held onto and that have served me well over the years. Perhaps you can relate with this and remember your own piece of wisdom that you received from your parent as you were getting ready to step into the working world. Career advice can come from all different places; mentors, bosses, colleagues, and learning from their experiences both good and bad can be important for your own personal and professional growth. Here’s some more of what I’ve learnt along the way:

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