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Stuck in a career rut? 5 ways to break out »

January has come and gone – and so has your motivation. If your New Year’s resolution was to get a new job or find a career you love, being stuck with the same old work patterns and situations can be disheartening. Perhaps it’s time to change the way you’re looking at things…

How to respond to negative feedback »

  No one likes to receive negative feedback at work – but handled the right way, you can use it to your advantage to improve your performance and relationships with colleagues.

5 tough questions your boss will ask – and how to answer them »

You’re prepared to answer difficult questions in an interview situation. Once you’re in the job, knowing how to handle potentially loaded queries can be tricky. Here are five tough questions your boss may ask and how to answer them. 1. Are you to blame for the failure? If you’ve made a mistake, it’s best to […]

Want your old job back? Here’s how to do it »

You gave it your best shot but the new job isn’t working out. Why bother scouring the jobs boards, when you could simply ask for your old position back? It may be tempting, but firing off an email to your old boss after a bad day is the last thing you should do. Before you […]

10 Ways to be more persuasive at work »

You have great ideas, it’s just a shame that management and your colleagues rarely get on board. The next time you need to win someone over, try one of these tried-and-tested persuasion techniques.   1. What’s in it for them? Before you present an idea, think about the benefits and challenges it offers the other […]

Five toxic beliefs that are holding you back at work »

We all have an inner dialogue – the little voice in our head that never shuts up – and what yours says can have a surprising impact on your career success. Over time, negative self-talk can erode your self-confidence, stop you from taking risks and prevent you from reaching your full potential. Read on for […]

How to create a new job at your current company »

You enjoy your work, get on well with everyone in the office, and are happy with the company. The problem is, you’ve outgrown the job. Before you check out the vacancy boards, have you considered creating your own opportunity? Career coach Ruth Winden at Careers Enhanced reveals how to create a new job at your […]

How to manage a demanding boss »

Most of us know what it’s like to work for a demanding boss but that doesn’t mean you can’t change the situation. If your manager repeatedly makes unrealistic requests, here’s what you can do. Demanding or challenging? Life coach and best-selling author Cheryl Richardson once said, “Your best teacher is the person offering you your […]

How to survive your first week as an intern »

Your performance and attitude in the first few days of an internship are critical to how others see you. While no one will be expecting you to turn the company’s fortunes around, people will be observing and evaluating you. Here’s how to make a good impression – and be remembered for the right reasons. Don’t […]

7 reasons why you didn’t get that promotion »

So you didn’t get the promotion you wanted. Once you’re over the initial shock and disappointment, it pays to take a pragmatic approach and ask yourself what positives you can take from the experience. Reflect on the reasons why you may not have been successful and you will be better placed to move up next […]