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Understanding Emotional Intelligence


There are so many skills you need to learn and master in the corporate world. Today I want to highlight a skill which I view as one of the most important in order to improve your work environment and one which I actively work on. There’s a saying that everyone goes by where I work: Relationships are Currency.  If your…

The Elevator Pitch


We’ve all heard that we need to master and perfect our elevator pitch but really what even is that and how do you even go about developing it? Every now and then life hands you an opportunity to network and present yourself to someone who could potentially change your life or business. What happens if you only have a minute…

A Day in the Life of Mapalo Makhu


After many requests we have decided to relaunch the ‘A day in the life of..’ series. This is where we get to know phenomenal women and see what it’s like to spend a day in their lives. To kick it off we’re starting with a woman who has personally inspired me by turning her passion into a thriving business that…

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Preparing for Life After University


Before I disappoint you, this is not a one size fits all, guaranteed to succeed life guidance post. Instead in this post I’ll be taking you through what myself and my friends did in our final year of studies (and years leading up to it). Not everything works for everyone and this is simply what I did. Marks Matter I don’t…

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Dressing for an Interview: The Do’s and Dont’s


I’ve meant to talk about dressing for interviews for a while now but thanks to my (hopefully former) lack of organization, never got to it. (Blogger tip: Plan all your posts, and if you have a post idea start writing a draft asap). We all go through them, interviews. This is one of those events where the saying ‘first impressions…

Job Search Tools


So personally I’ve only worked at one place since graduating. However I was thinking about my job search journey and how I didn’t even know half the tools I could use to look for a job when I was looking. So whether you’re about to graduate or you’re just looking for a career move, I’ve compiled my list of places/ways to…