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Making the Grade: Today’s Education System is Killing Children

In his best-selling book, ‘Why ‘A’ Students Work for ‘C’ Students and ‘B’ Students Work for the Government‘, Robert Kiyosaki, expresses his belief that Grade A students who read well, memorize well and get high marks in exams are not necessarily destined to be the best creative thinkers, visionaries or entrepreneurs. Whereas, Grade C students, often grow up to be the creators of new ideas, businesses or innovative products. An education system focusing solely on academic attainment will not necessarily deliver the intended results.

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Are Dream Jobs Possible?

Dreams and jobs… dream jobs, no oxymoron is more obvious. For a very long time, I thought dream jobs didn’t exist (at least on a practical level). My dream job at different stages in life include (in chronological order) being a top fashion designer, a twirling ballerina, a balling banker, a master chef and now a writer. Most of these were forgotten and lost into the void, usually out of my own self-doubt, the difficulty of the climb, the perceived lack of reward or a combination of all.


8 Habits for Sending a Professional Email

Email is the most common professional communication tool between co-workers, clients and stakeholders. Your emails represent you directly, so don't give the impression you are careless and lack attention to detail by making careless errors. Although I am sure at some point we have all made mistakes while sending an email, research from the Harvard Business Review reminds us that when it comes to mistakes, it's best to learn from them and move on. With that in mind, here are 8 good habits to get into to help...

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4 Ways to Sell Yourself as a Career Changer

Only 38% of employers would consider hiring a career changer, according to the Job Preparedness Indicator Survey by the Career Advisory Board at DeVry University. As a career changer myself, I find this concerning, however not too surprising. My previous experience of having worked in recruitment rationalises this low statistic. Most recruiters and talent acquisition professionals are given a strict set of requirements for candidates, usually including having a minimum amount of relevant experience. Thus, these CVs are more often than not cast aside by recruiters without...

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Is Killing the CV really Justified?

I read a few articles during the past week which ranged from broad-ranging criticism through to an all-out assassination of the CV. Yes, the good old CV (Curriculum Vitae) seems to steadily offend more and more people as time goes by. Now, I would like to speak in its defence. The articles I read focused on a few main themes. The CV doesn’t tell a full story No it doesn’t. But was a CV ever intended to be the full story? Curriculum Vitae can loosely be translated (from Latin)...

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