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Telecommuting
Earning money from the comfort of your own home is sometimes called telecommuting. It developed in the 70s in the US and is still rare in the UK, but people do earn their living this way. Here's our guide...
16/06/2008
Writing a cover letter
Your cover letter introduces you to recruiters and helps them decide whether or not they're interested, so it needs to be perfect. Here’s some advice on writing a convincing cover letter.
13/06/2008
Public speaking
Presenting a project in front of your colleagues, a speech at a wedding or chairing a debate at work? Need to address an audience? Don’t panic! Even the best public speakers have experienced stage fright...
13/06/2008
Managing money
Money can't buy you happiness but it can definitely contribute! It's important to know how to manage your money, bills, everyday and unexpected expenses. Here's our guide to avoiding that end-of-the-month panic...
13/06/2008
Job interviews
Job interviews are crucial and also cause a great deal of apprehension. They should be carefully prepared for and never improvised! From preparing for questions to how to act, here's our advice to help you have the best chance of success...
13/06/2008
Settling into a new company
Once your contract has been signed, it's time to prove yourself and integrate as best you can into your new company. Here’s our guide to settling in!
13/06/2008
How to stop putting everything off until tomorrow
Housework, shopping, bills...yeah, I’ll do it tomorrow! Who hasn't put off doing something that could/should be done today? Procrastination can be an art form...here's how to understand it and change habits that get you in a mess...
13/06/2008
Friendship at work
Friends are often colleagues, but friendships born in the workplace don't play by the same rules as other relationships. They should be handled with care if you want to get the most out of them!
13/06/2008
Being a working mum
It can be difficult to get the work-life balance right when you're a working mum. Here are some tips to help you cope.
13/06/2008
Body language
A warm, persuasive voice and wide-ranging vocabulary aren't all you need to charm your way around people: according to research 55% of communication is transmitted by body language. So to improve how you come across and hone your techniques of persuasion...
13/06/2008
Affirming yourself at work
Feel like your voice isn't being heard? Not sure how to get your ideas and your rights across? Asserting yourself at work isn't always easy, but it's essential if you want to earn respect. Here’s some advice to help you assert yourself gently but surely...
13/06/2008
How to manage conflict at work
Stress, misunderstanding, disagreement, different points of view, rivalry...tension in the workplace is pretty common! Before a situation gets out of control, it’s important to try and diffuse the crisis...
30/05/2008
Dreams About Money
Our dreams tell us a lot about our desires, even the unconfessed ones. Some leave their mark and their images can be interpreted, including the notion of money, which has different meanings according to the context...
30/05/2008
Managing your emotions at work
Anger, anxiety, joy and sadness - the workplace can generate a myriad of emotions every day, postive and negative. It can sometimes be difficult to keep your emotions in check, especially when things get hectic...
18/02/2008
Life coaching
Coaching can help you overcome difficult times such as a break-up, a new job or illness. We take a look at a rapidly-expanding phenomenon.
18/02/2008
Personality tests
Personality tests try to determine the principal character traits and social skills of an individual. They are often used by psychologists and recruiters. Each test has its own specifities.
14/02/2008
IQ tests
Our IQ can tell us about the development of our intellectual capacity. How do we measure it and what is the average IQ?
14/02/2008
20 eco-friendly tips to help save the planet
Freak weather, floods, bad air quality and animal extinction are affecting us more and more, as are governmental campaigns to save the planet. Even the corporate world has jumped on the bandwagon by offering us eco-friendly cars and other products...
14/02/2008
Test: How do your colleagues see you?
How's it going with your work colleagues? Take our test to decipher your work behaviour, then follow our advice to improve your working relationships.
27/11/2007
Writing a good CV
Your CV is the first thing a potential employer will look at. If you want to get an interview you need to make it look good! Here’s how to make your CV look as appealing as possible.
16/11/2007
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