Career Smartness

Manage Your Retirement With Nine (9) Easy Levels

Retirement is a major life event, and it's natural to have mixed feelings about it. It's best to make a measured decision on timing, and to develop a plan on how you'll move forward – both up to and after your retirement date. The seven key steps discussed includes:( 1. Make sure you're ready for retirement, 2. U helpful benchmarks, 3. Find ways to constantly save, 4. Inform your manager about it, 5. Have no change in mind, rather focus on retirement, 6. Leave a positive heritage, 7. Let’s go gradually, 8. Stay In touch after retirement, 9. Plan a productive retirement )

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Seven Existing Ways To Use Office Politics Effectively

Office politics are a reality that we all have to face, and avoiding them altogether risks not having a say in what happens. It also allows people with less experience, skill or knowledge than you to influence decisions that affect you and your team. "Good" politics can help you to get what you want without harming others in the process.

Seven (7) Principles For Assessing A Job Offer

The excitement and relief that we feel when we receive a job offer can mean that we are often too quick to accept. But the risks of saying "yes" to a job that you're not suited to, or that could end up serving you badly, might result in you straying from your chosen career path. It's wise to take the time to objectively assess a job offer, and whether it really suits you and your long-term career goals. Remember to look beyond the salary, check through the terms of the offer thoroughly, and assess how the job will impact your life beyond work. Also consider the company's culture and its values

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Improve Your Personal Regulation In Seven (7) Practices

Self-regulation is the ability to manage disruptive emotions and impulses, and to think before you react. It makes up one of the five elements of emotional intelligence, a concept developed by psychologist Daniel Goleman, and it helps us stop unhelpful behavior, and keep calm under pressure. Build on your skills by leading with integrity, being open to change, practicing self-discipline, and believing in yourself. Keep calm under pressure by identifying your triggers to stress and reframing negative thoughts, and always consider the consequences of your actions.

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Future Proof Your Career In Ten (10) Effective Steps

Experts believe the people who will be most exposed to changes caused by increasing use of machines include construction workers, factory line workers and mechanics whose jobs entail performing routine tasks. Whether you speculate if your job is at risk or not, becoming proficient in any of the above core competencies can aid in your transition and help you stay on course for achieving a solid career where your skills are always in demand.

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Become An Awesome Team Player In Dozen Ways

It's not always easy to be a real awesome team player, or to name the elephant in the room when everybody else wants to pretend there is no elephant. You will grow your flame and help your team win when you name the elephant and every other time you bring your heart and sturdy gut to work with you. Becoming a awesome team player can benefit you, your team, and your organization. You can learn more, feel fulfilled, help your team make better decisions, and be more creative and productive. And, your organization will benefit from highly engaged team members and motivated leaders as a result.

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Learn To Conquer Fear In Networking

Networking takes many of us out of our comfort zones, but it is possible to overcome our fears when we use the right strategies. To overcome a fear of networking: 1. Begin by reviewing your attitude to networking itself 2. Get yourself busy 3. Fix your goals 4. Consider dialogue 5. Be there on time 6. Take a friend 7. Send the right signals 8. Show how real you are

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Five (5) Bold Strategies To Adopt In Facing Rude Customers

Rude customers differ from the merely unhappy in that they can't control their anger. They are unreasonable, unfriendly, and prone to using verbal abuse, offensive language and threatening behavior. But you're in business to serve your customers, so it's important to try to help them. When dealing with rude customers, it's crucial to control your own emotions, and to counteract their inflammatory behavior with calm, considered responses. Remember, try not to take any comments personally, listen actively to your customer, and apologize if it's appropriate to do so.

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Twelve (12) Measures To Dealing With Insolence At The Workplace

Rude behavior can be a way of displaying power, trying to get your own way, or provoking a reaction. It can also be a response to stress, pressure, frustration, or some other form of unhappiness. It can seriously impact team morale and productivity, and even lead to aggressive and bullying behavior. To tackle rudeness in the workplace, be a good role model for your team members; don't ignore it; deal directly with the culprit; listen to both sides; and follow up on any offender.

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Learn Seven (7) Ways To Work With Irritating People

Irritating behavior is persistent, annoying, but apparently minor. Ignoring it, or tackling it carelessly, can negatively affect you and your team's morale, relationships and performance. So, follow these seven tips to improve the situation: 1. Report your complains rightfully 2. Measure the Impact. 3. Be delicate in your actions. 4. Accept any cause of the act. 5. Be clear and truthful 6. Look out for assistance from authorities 7. Improve Handling Mechanisms. If you manage a team in which a complaint has been raised, avoid leaping to conclusions and be seen to treat everyone fairly.

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How do you grow your career? What must you be doing now to achieve your career goals of attaining success? All these are questions that have very practical answers.

 

Becoming successful in your career is not that difficult, instead it is easy and can be easily manageable given that you have the right resources and direction. Begin your journey to career success by utilizing our resources to improve yourself, future proof your career and learn how to face various problems and people at the workplace.

 

Our resources are enriched with information that would guide you through different levels of career development, grant you effective coaching on various career roles  and in depth understanding of the work environment.

 

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Manage Your Retirement With Nine (9) Easy Levels 0/1

Retirement is a major life event, and it's natural to have mixed feelings about it. It's best to make a measured decision on timing, and to develop a plan on how you'll move forward – both up to and after your retirement date. The seven key steps discussed includes:( 1. Make sure you're ready for retirement, 2. U helpful benchmarks, 3. Find ways to constantly save, 4. Inform your manager about it, 5. Have no change in mind, rather focus on retirement, 6. Leave a positive heritage, 7. Let’s go gradually, 8. Stay In touch after retirement, 9. Plan a productive retirement )

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Reading: Manage Your Retirement With Nine Levels
minutes

Seven Existing Ways To Use Office Politics Effectively

Office politics are a reality that we all have to face, and avoiding them altogether risks not having a say in what happens. It also allows people with less experience, skill or knowledge than you to influence decisions that affect you and your team. "Good" politics can help you to get what you want without harming others in the process.

Seven (7) Principles For Assessing A Job Offer 0/1

The excitement and relief that we feel when we receive a job offer can mean that we are often too quick to accept. But the risks of saying "yes" to a job that you're not suited to, or that could end up serving you badly, might result in you straying from your chosen career path. It's wise to take the time to objectively assess a job offer, and whether it really suits you and your long-term career goals. Remember to look beyond the salary, check through the terms of the offer thoroughly, and assess how the job will impact your life beyond work. Also consider the company's culture and its values

1 reading
Reading: Seven (7) Principles For Assessing A Job Offer
minutes

Improve Your Personal Regulation In Seven (7) Practices 0/1

Self-regulation is the ability to manage disruptive emotions and impulses, and to think before you react. It makes up one of the five elements of emotional intelligence, a concept developed by psychologist Daniel Goleman, and it helps us stop unhelpful behavior, and keep calm under pressure. Build on your skills by leading with integrity, being open to change, practicing self-discipline, and believing in yourself. Keep calm under pressure by identifying your triggers to stress and reframing negative thoughts, and always consider the consequences of your actions.

1 reading
Reading: Improve Your Personal Regulation In Seven (7) Practices
minutes

Future Proof Your Career In Ten (10) Effective Steps 0/1

Experts believe the people who will be most exposed to changes caused by increasing use of machines include construction workers, factory line workers and mechanics whose jobs entail performing routine tasks. Whether you speculate if your job is at risk or not, becoming proficient in any of the above core competencies can aid in your transition and help you stay on course for achieving a solid career where your skills are always in demand.

1 reading
Reading: Future Proof Your Career In Ten (10) Effective Steps
minutes

Become An Awesome Team Player In Dozen Ways 0/1

It's not always easy to be a real awesome team player, or to name the elephant in the room when everybody else wants to pretend there is no elephant. You will grow your flame and help your team win when you name the elephant and every other time you bring your heart and sturdy gut to work with you. Becoming a awesome team player can benefit you, your team, and your organization. You can learn more, feel fulfilled, help your team make better decisions, and be more creative and productive. And, your organization will benefit from highly engaged team members and motivated leaders as a result.

1 reading
Reading: Become An Awesome Team Player In Dozen Ways
minutes

Learn To Conquer Fear In Networking 0/1

Networking takes many of us out of our comfort zones, but it is possible to overcome our fears when we use the right strategies. To overcome a fear of networking: 1. Begin by reviewing your attitude to networking itself 2. Get yourself busy 3. Fix your goals 4. Consider dialogue 5. Be there on time 6. Take a friend 7. Send the right signals 8. Show how real you are

1 reading
Reading: Learn To Conquer Fear In Networking
minutes

Five (5) Bold Strategies To Adopt In Facing Rude Customers 0/1

Rude customers differ from the merely unhappy in that they can't control their anger. They are unreasonable, unfriendly, and prone to using verbal abuse, offensive language and threatening behavior. But you're in business to serve your customers, so it's important to try to help them. When dealing with rude customers, it's crucial to control your own emotions, and to counteract their inflammatory behavior with calm, considered responses. Remember, try not to take any comments personally, listen actively to your customer, and apologize if it's appropriate to do so.

1 reading
Reading: Five (5) Bold Strategies To Adopt In Facing Rude Customers
minutes

Twelve (12) Measures To Dealing With Insolence At The Workplace 0/1

Rude behavior can be a way of displaying power, trying to get your own way, or provoking a reaction. It can also be a response to stress, pressure, frustration, or some other form of unhappiness. It can seriously impact team morale and productivity, and even lead to aggressive and bullying behavior. To tackle rudeness in the workplace, be a good role model for your team members; don't ignore it; deal directly with the culprit; listen to both sides; and follow up on any offender.

1 reading
Reading: Twelve (12) Measures To Dealing With Insolence At The Workplace
minutes

Learn Seven (7) Ways To Work With Irritating People 0/1

Irritating behavior is persistent, annoying, but apparently minor. Ignoring it, or tackling it carelessly, can negatively affect you and your team's morale, relationships and performance. So, follow these seven tips to improve the situation: 1. Report your complains rightfully 2. Measure the Impact. 3. Be delicate in your actions. 4. Accept any cause of the act. 5. Be clear and truthful 6. Look out for assistance from authorities 7. Improve Handling Mechanisms. If you manage a team in which a complaint has been raised, avoid leaping to conclusions and be seen to treat everyone fairly.

1 reading
Reading: Learn Seven (7) Ways To Work With Irritating People
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