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One Thing For Your Daily MUST DO List: Get Out of the Pile!

January 20, 2013
At work, at school, in your relationships - are you just another pumpkin in the pile? Or are you out of the pile, and distinct because of your work and attitude? Photo by smee.bruce

As you will read – in the excerpt – as many as 99.9 percent of the people you know and will know in whatever field you go, will be ‘in the pile’ and will hate their jobs and their status in life. Make no mistake, 2013 will not be the year when lazy, ordinary and average workers rise. In times like these, if you are not valuable to your boss, you will not be valued by your boss. As young…

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It’s Not Who You Know, But What You Know After All

August 13, 2012
In the long run, it seems that it really is more about WHAT you know and what you can do as opposed to WHO you know, that will determine how successful you can become. | Photo by Lost in Transit [Keep St Joe Weird]

It is now clear that in the long run what really matters most is WHAT you know and what you can do as opposed to WHO you know. Intelligence trumps socioeconomic background in determining how successful you can become.

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The Big Exam Question: Do I Do Past Papers?

April 25, 2012
Yikes! What do I do now?! Cue cards? Past papers? Group study? Revision classes? Do I read my notes alone or the text book? Do I write essays? So many things to do, so little time!! | Photo by Joybot

The values and pitfalls of using past papers in your exam preparation, based on the opinions of noted psychology expert.

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How to Study Long and Hard and Still Fail Miserably

April 20, 2012
Photo by ktpupp

Throwing darts at a tiny bulls-eye from about 30 feet across the room with a sprained wrist is how I would describe my past exam preparation and exam taking experiences. Who knows what to do? Just give it your hardest shot. Hit or miss at least you gave it your best, right?

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Why You Should Probably Skip the All-Nighters This Exam Period

April 11, 2012
by Steven | Alan

Every student knows the feeling.  It’s like the desire to succeed in school, though quiet all year, gains herculean strength every November – December or April – June as we anxiously begin to prepare for final exams. Suddenly it seems like the only way to avoid the F of your life, is to spend almost every waking (and non-waking) hour cramming your brain. STOP – step away from that can of Red Bull. Before you down yet another 5 Hour…

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One Simple & Guaranteed Way to Boost Your Memory for Exams

April 9, 2012
by Isaac Leedom

It's FREE, SIMPLE and EASY to get almost anywhere in the world, at any time of day or night.

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VIDEO: Employers Share Their Top Interview Mistakes

March 21, 2012

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. Please Let Me Know What You Think: COMMENT below, SUBSCRIBE and receive these posts in your email, OR EMAIL ME Follow Me on Twitter: Follow @AndrewWildes

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

March 14, 2012
by hjhipster

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…

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

March 12, 2012
What was I thinking yesterday? Man I wanted that job!

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). The list comes from a recently published CareerBuilder study in which 3,023 hiring managers and human resource professionals were surveyed.

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

February 29, 2012
The Famous Yawn By HilaryQuinn

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…

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