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20 Things Never To Include In Your CV: By Angel Ojukwu

Hiring managers receive an average of 75 CVs per position they post according to survey. So they don’t have the time or resources to review each one closely and spend approximately six seconds on their initial “fit/no fit” decision. If you want to pass that test, you need to have some solid qualifications — and the perfect CV to highlight them.

Job seekers tend to focus on what to include on their resume, but it is equally important to know what NOT to include on your resume… (more…)

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7 Strategies to Build A Successful Career: Angel Ojukwu

Having a successful career will offer you a lot of benefits and real profitable opportunities. As we live in a world governed by social status and money, working your way up to the top will definitely improve your quality of life.

You see, everyone has two natures. One wants us to advance, the other wants us to pull back or just remain in a comfort zone. The one we cultivate and decide upon determines whom we become. There are many possible reasons for which an individual would desire success.

As humans we tend  to stay in the comfort zone because we are comfortable, this happened to me at some point in my career/life. I was happy and I just relaxed….. Yes 😊 ….. (more…)

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11 Daily Habits Of Highly Successful People By Angel Ojukwu

  1. They start their day with prayer or meditation

It’s well known that many successful individuals throughout history have started their day with prayer or quiet reflection. For instance, Oprah Winfrey has openly said she makes a point of praying every morning.

In the book O’Habits, author Warren Cassell cites Oprah as saying, “My prayer to God every morning on my knees is that the power of the universe should use my life as a vessel, or a vehicle, for its work.”

Try to build in time for prayer, meditation, or simply some dedicated quiet time to contemplate your life, business and goals.

“The rich tend to think in isolation, in the mornings,” he writes “and for at least 15 minutes every day.”

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7 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER DISCUSS AT WORK: By Angel Ojukwu

Those that have worked with me will strongly tell you that I discuss only work at work, even though it appears very difficult. A lot I do not discuss at work, especially my family, relationships, next move etc. There is no problem with being friends (work friends, I mean) with your colleagues at work. It provides a lot of benefits as an employee. From being more productive, provides job satisfaction, and makes you be more efficient, there are topics you should never discuss at work. (more…)

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10 Things You Should Never Say in a Job Interview: By Angel Ojukwu

Actually, I have had the privilege to work for different companies (multinational and non-multinational). And I can tell you that if I had gone for 10 interviews I had been successful in 8, and this is not an exaggeration. Trust me there are things you should definitely say in an interview and things you should never mention.

Have you ever walked out of an interview under a dark cloud, feeling sure you weren’t going to get the job (and you didn’t)? Maybe it was something you said! Here are a few things you should never say in a job interview, along with smart alternatives to use when you’re faced with a tough question. (more…)

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CareerCastHealth & Wellness

Employees who put in too much effort perform worse and don’t get promoted, study says.

We are told that hard work can lead to more promotions, a higher pay raise and general overall happiness.

But a new study has revealed that working too hard is not just bad for your overall health, but also for your career path.

Researchers from the University of London and ESCP Europe Business School found that employees who consistently put in extra effort reported poorer well-being as well as being unsatisfied with job security and promotions. (more…)

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12 Things You Should Never Do On Social Media – By Angel Ojukwu

Social media makes it easier for us to connect to loved ones, family, friends and see what is going on their busy lives.
We can’t negate the power of social media or your online activity, very strong. Reaching out and being accepted has never been easier. While it is a great feeling of excitement to reconnect with long-lost friends and family on social media, there should be some rationale in the way we use social media. There are some number of things you shouldn’t do on social media. These things have a way of creating a wrong view about us and could deter us from attaining those goals we truthfully desire. No one is saying you should be silent on social but please don’t go out of line and do these 10 things listed below:
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