Five Leadership Skills You Graduate With

It’s all fun and games until the buscade ends. Right until that moment, the reality of graduation hasn’t really settled in: it’s something that doesn’t seem possibly, after three years of living a 9-5 routine of studying, coffee, more studying, more coffee. Then - once the post-celebration dust settles - a lot of graduates find…

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5 Tips for Mind-Mapping for SMEs

Mind-mapping is a way of presenting ideas visually in order to clear the brain, boost productivity, and help clarify conversations about that piece of work you just can’t get your brain around. Mind-mapping techniques can help put things in a different light so that you’re not left spinning your wheels while you wait for inspiration…

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Benefits of Seasonal Work in Malta

Seasonal work in Malta is practically designed for university students. Everyone knows that university students have it tough: the endless assignments, the short deadlines, and the expenses can all add up to make the ‘best years of your life’ feel like an uphill battle. Add in the rising cost of living, and the meagre amount…

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How to Know it’s Time to Terminate an Employee

When you’re at the helm of a business, you should continually be on the lookout for the best interest of your company. At times, your workforce may seem to be debilitated and unfortunately, the origins of dysfunction could be one of your own team members. As you might develop emotional ties towards specific employees -…

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The Dos and Don’ts of Wage Negotiation

Negotiating for an increase in wage is outright naggy, right? Wrong! Over half the typical population will shrink away from asking for a pay-increase for fear of being perceived negatively by their superiors. The average employee will work at their 9-to-5 for a number of years and resign from their position before mustering up the…

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Streamlining Applications to Find the Ideal Recruit

As the end of year approaches, employers set out to hire long-term, full-time employees to kick off the new year on a strong footing. The average job listing attracts an average of 35 applicants in Malta and therefore, it is important to have a solid plan in place to streamline applications and pick the best…

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Soft Skills – the Key to Standing out

If you’re out of a job, or looking to ace that one promotion you applied for a few weeks back, you’re probably attempting to better your resume to earn a shot at standing out from the crowd. The average Joes will focus their efforts on listing all their qualifications and merits; these are the hard…

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What Makes a Great Leader in 2018?

Millennials have joined the workforce with a completely different mindset to the generations before them. They are often looked at negatively, being called 'entitled', 'spoilt' and the ‘me me me’ generation. This is not new; older generations have always looked at the generation after them as worse off than they were. Regardless of your opinion…

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Terrible Reasons for Quitting your Job

You've clocked in 9-5, Monday to Friday (or Saturday), every day without fail, and you're tired of the routine. As the excitement of a new job fades, and routine settles in, the lure of making a big, dramatic change could make a serious argument for leaving your regular job and trying something new. While this…

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How to Avoid Recruiting the Wrong Person

Let's begin by considering the costs involved An employee resignation heralds a decrease in productivity. Between the employee's personal feelings - if they are unhappy at work, they won't be fully productive - and their resignation period, work tends to get pushed to the wayside as no new projects can be started. Add the manager's…

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When is it the Right Time to Promote Employees?

Who, When and Why? The rise of 'job hopping' means that a promotion at the right time could avoid you having to put out a 'Help Wanted' ad if you desperately want to keep your employee. When employees feel they have given their all, and are not progressing, it is increasingly likely, in today's business…

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Writing a Job Description

A job description is a snapshot of your company culture, and might make the difference between a wide pool of applicants or candidate radio-silence. Applying for job interviews is already a stressful experience for many applicants because most of them will have doubts about whether or not they'll fit into the company. A succinct and friendly…

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What Not to Do in a Job Interview

Interviews can be stressful. We've already detailed helpful tips for giving a world-class interview, but this time we'll be guiding you through what not to do when you're in that interviewing seat. These are the biggest 'dont's' of the interviewing process: Show up late Don't show up an hour early, but keep the time in…

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How to Prepare for a Job Interview

First and foremost, well done! If you're preparing for a job interview, then you've been shortlisted as a serious candidate for the position. Here are some tips to help you get over the final hurdle: the face-to-face interview. This is usually the stage where nerves and doubts skyrocket, and while this is perfectly normal, don't…

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How to Write a Good CV

Your CV is the first impression a company gets of you, and it needs to make an impact. That's a lot to ask for a single document, and figuring out what to include, what to leave out, and how to structure it is difficult for any candidate. Fortunately, recruiters and hiring managers understand that a…

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5 Ways to Love Mondays!

Come Sunday night, the weekend is but a distant dream, and the threat of another Monday is imminent. While it can be a challenge facing a week of work after a fun and relaxing weekend, Mondays aren't all that bad - all you need is a change in mindset and attitude. Here are some things…

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How to Handle Stress before a Job Interview

Job interviews are scary: there, we said it. Sitting down and marketing yourself to a company is a nerve-wracking experience, potholed with little fears: fear of failure, fear of stuttering, fear of saying the wrong thing, fear of saying too much, fear of saying nothing - the 'what ifs' are endless, and can paralyse you…

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How to Bring your A-Game to Work

In an ideal world, we would bring our ‘A-Game’ to work 100% of the time. We would be motivated, efficient, energised and engaged every day, all day. However, although we can aim for that daily, and work extremely hard to perform at our best most of the time, there are days where it is just…

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