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Making yourself heard at work
Your mother thinks you’re wonderful, your sweetheart calls you ‘Superwoman' and you're the 'career girl' in your circle of girlfriends...but at the office, you feel like your efforts go unnoticed. Lift your nose from your screen...
Graphology (handwriting analysis)
Can our handwriting tell us about our personalities? Yes! This is what graphology is all about. Graphology is very popular in some countries and is even used for recruitment. Here's our guide.
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...
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.
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...
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!
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...
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!
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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?
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