Category Archives: Work

One Simple & Guaranteed Way to Boost Your Memory for Exams

I know the feeling. “Heaven help me” is what you are thinking right? You have 3000 tons of notes to cover and only 24 hours in the day. You read day and night – sustained by the power of coffee – but you want to cry because it seems the more you read the less you remember! *cue frustrated scream*

From London, to Florida, to South Africa, to Kingston – all across the world, there is one desire that all students share as they approach exams. Every student is eager to know that ONE secret to doing better in the exam room. Well, this may not be the ONE magical secret, but it certainly is a big deal and may significantly boost your chances if you try it out. Continue reading One Simple & Guaranteed Way to Boost Your Memory for Exams

VIDEO: Employers Share Their Top Interview Mistakes

I recently share with you After the Top 8 Job Interview Blunders (Plus 3 Ways to Win)! If you have an interview coming up anytime soon – I suggest you read it. You may also want to watch this very brief clip.

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The Problem With The “Do What You Love” Way of Life

You know the list – run a marathon, write a book, do a MBA, work at so and so, travel to France, start your own business and so forth. Should you make an effort to do that unending list of things that “they” claim will make you happy, successful, accomplished?

Eric Karjaluoto, the writer of the article “Forget Self-Improvement,”  argues very eloquently that perhaps you shouldn’t. Karjaluto makes a compelling argument for the already compelling idea of abandoning a life of doing unpleasant things you don’t love, to do things you truly love. Continue reading The Problem With The “Do What You Love” Way of Life

Top 8 Job Interview Blunders (Plus 3 Ways to Win)!

Whether you are a university or college student trying to get an internship or you are seriously seeking to land that permanent dream job, these are the boneheaded mistakes that will ensure you never get a foot in the door (and leave you feeling pretty silly).

What was I thinking yesterday? Man I wanted that job!

The list comes from a recently published CareerBuilder study in which 3,023 hiring managers and human resource professionals were surveyed.
Continue reading Top 8 Job Interview Blunders (Plus 3 Ways to Win)!

Choose Wisely! The Top 10 Jobs Most-Sleep Deprived Jobs

Choosing a career soon? Here is a wee bit of advice: Check and double-check your priorities well. Decide now, how much your bed, your long night’s rest and your freedom to tap the snooze button means to you, as when it comes to ‘sleep time’, all careers are not created equal.

The American mattress company Sleepy’s recently commissioned a study to determine the most sleep-deprived and the most rested occupations in America. Just last week it was reported by Catherine Rampell writing in the New York Times. It’s an interesting read. Continue reading Choose Wisely! The Top 10 Jobs Most-Sleep Deprived Jobs