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Bring the real you to work

For Zoom meetings, most of your colleagues dress down. You, however, are more formally turned out, a dab of lipstick and mascara included. Should you tone down your make-up and appear more casual so that you look more like your…

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How to negotiate smartly

Whether it’s asking your boss for a raise, a colleague on whether he can fill in for you this week or someone who reports to you to take on more responsibilities, many interactions at work involve skills of negotiation. As…

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Think before pressing send

Email is probably among the more prosaic communication tools we have today. Despite its stodginess, it still remains indispensable in the professional domain whether you are in IT, law, banking, writing or social work. Though email is ubiquitous in t…

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The year ‘work’ changed

2020 will undoubtedly be remembered as the year of the pandemic. Covid-19 caused careers to careen and the abrupt changes that were thrust on an unsuspecting world had a huge socio-cultural impact. People were confined indoors, businesses shut shop …

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Best isn’t always better

Soon after graduation, you receive a job offer that seems ‘decent’. The job meshes with your core strengths, the pay is reasonable and the company’s culture aligns with your personal values. You would be more than willing to take up the…

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Find meaning in work

Can all kinds of occupations be rewarding? How does our approach to what we do matter? Just as school kids have Monday morning blues, many adults also reluctantly trudge to work at the start of each week. Work, for many…