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How to…. Avoid and treat burnout

The pressure to succeed at work at all costs can end in a burnout, and it takes more than finding a balance between work and home to rebuild your energy work levels. “Managing burnout is not about regaining balance but rather about making choices for ourselves, choices that don’t conflict but build daily habits that support our being,” says Nicola

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How to… Study for your dream career

The time to start considering the implications of what you study on your work prospects is when you are a student. “Today’s students are developing their skills in the face of an uncertain future, the only certainty being that they will be competing in a very tough job market,” says Peter Kriel, General manager at The Independent Institution of Education.

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How to… Have your career of your dreams

It may seem easier to keep the career of your dreams in your dreams rather than plunging into uncertainty of something unusual, but doing what you love is better than a job you don’t enjoy. “Remain steadfast and committed. Keep learning about your chosen field, the competition, the economy and your clients or customers. Don’t be afraid to promote and

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How to… Help your team cope with change

Change may be uncomfortable, but it is unavoidable, as the pandemic showed us, so manager need to find ways to support their teams in uncertain times. “Almost everything that has been ‘normal’ changed. The uncertainty has reached new heights – as we are not sure what the future will look like,” says executive coach Anja van Beek. She advises: Get

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How to…. Stay on top in a new job

Starting a new job can be overwhelming as you get used to new colleagues, systems and corporate culture. “However, there are things you can do to position yourself for success, personally and professionally,” says Edwin Theron, CEO at Sanlam Indie. He advises: Begin on the right foot by scheduling a meeting with your manager, if this is not a part

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How to be… an Employer of choice

The world of work has changed enormously since the pandemic, making it more important than ever for companies to aim to be employers of choice. “A top employer is characterised by the practices and principles incorporated into how it operates. These span diversity, equity and inclusion, shared prosperity, sound employer – employee practices, employee well-being and innovation,” says Donald Khumalo,

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How to…… Study without a Matric

Passing matric opens many doors, but for those who are unsuccessful there are ways of studying to increase your work options. “Learners who failed last year or failed in the past may find this time of the year hits a sore spot. [But] you can still take the next steps to advance your career,” says Eloise Nolte, MD of Optimi

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How to… Craft the perfect CV

A new year brings the promise of change, and for some it may mean dusting off their CV’s and looking for new job. “If you have your sights set on a big career move on landing your dream job in 2023, your CV has to be up to scratch,” says marketing agency Penquin Human Resources (HR) Coordinator Fundi Twala and

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How to… Rekindle your enjoyment of work

Image supplied by Canva Article written by Margret Harris You are back at work (whether in office or remotely) after a well-deserved break, but you aren’t feeling inspired or excited about your career. “Decide what works for you. Devote time to developing regular rhythms and habits that will help you. These can help you cope better with the problems you

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How to…. Ask For A Raise

Image supplied by Canva Article written by Margret Harris Salary negotiations can be stressful and disappointing, especially considering many companies are struggling financially. Requests for more money are therefore always dismissed. “To showcase your value to the organization and embed recognition of your positive contribution in the minds decision-makers, there needs to be ongoing self-monitoring of your achievements performance, and

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