Need to downsize due to COVID-19? Here’s a step by step guide

We didn’t ask for the COVID -19 crisis to upend all our plans and goals for 2020. But here we are. When we face a time of crisis, what makes it most difficult to manage is the fact that we didn’t have control over it. There is a tendency to resist the changes that we […]

Five (underlying) reasons you hate your job

The more time you clock up as an employee, the more prone you will be to utter the inevitable statement: “I hate my job.” In fact, 85% of the global workforce “hate their jobs.” This means that only 15% of employees actually feel a sense of purpose, work satisfaction and joy when they work. The […]

The Seven Slowest Ways To Ruin Your Life

Ruining one’s life is not something most people consciously set out to do. Most people want to achieve success in life. There is an inner drive to excel, to achieve your potential, to have your life count for something. As you’re reading this, there are probably some thoughts and feelings stirring in your heart and […]

Meet Simon: The Silently Seething Co-worker

Simon believes that work is a necessary evil. He believes that showing up everyday to the office is a major feat. He believes that he is just a shy, introverted person and never challenges himself to grow. He was relieved to get a permanent job that has benefits like medical aid and a pension plan. […]

Kick yourself out of that work slump

We’ve all been there. And we’re likely to get there again. It’s the dreaded work slump and like burnout, it can sneak up on you. Of course we all want to feel fully engaged in our 9-5 (and you can bet that your manager would love that too). There are so many factors influencing our […]

Own your uniqueness

You have something unique – and immensely valuable – to bring to your workplace. Even as a graduate starting out with huge learning ahead of them, the energy and passion that you bring to your team will determine how much your current environment will add to your personal growth. Yes, you spent four (or more) […]

Defining your price tag

Most people have high expectations of their first paycheck. The promise of getting your first job is like a treasure chest containing wonderful jewels of life — like independence from your family, a ticket into real adulthood, the promise of defining your own life and finding your way in the world. And depending on the profession you’ve […]

How to stay debt free in your 20s

One of the primary motivators of stepping into the world of work is the promise of financial reward. When we dream about the type of work we will do one day, we can’t help thinking about the money we will earn and what we will be able to make happen in our lives. Just like […]

Inside the minds of first generation professionals

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Who Are You Working For?

As the champagne bubbles from the New Year celebrations fade into memory, something else is rising on the inside of you as you face the work year ahead. What is that feeling? Is it anticipation? Dread? Anxiety? Excitement? Pay close attention to those feelings as you make your way back to the office. Were you […]