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Fire-Proof Career Tactics

By Tamara Dowling, CPRW

 

We've heard it before, "Things have changed. Job security no longer exists." Have we modified our work philosophy to meet this challenge? What can we do to not only survive but prevail in this environment?

We can change the way we look at our relationships with our employers and how we define ourselves. We must realize that we are in control of our career. Consider ourselves independent contractors, and our employer is our biggest client. How does that feel?

The Power of a Career Mentor

By Tamara Dowling, CPRW

 

Early in my career there were managers who instructed me, and were shining examples of success. Although I valued them, they were not career mentors. I didn't know it, but something was missing.

Surviving Office Politics

By Tamara Dowling, CPRW

 

Do you ever get fed up with office politics and want to keep to yourself? "I'll just stay at my desk and do my job. I'm not going to hang around these people."

Office politics are a fact of life. It seems like we run into the same personality types, and same cliques again and again. We always ask ourselves why we didn't see it coming and avoid the conflict.

Surviving a bad boss: tips on dealing with a difficult manager

By Joyce E.A. Russell

 

Most everyone can say they’ve worked for a bad boss. You know — those supervisors who dictate what you’ll work on and how you’ll do it, and then find fault if it doesn’t turn out the way they wanted it.

Bad bosses take the credit for the successes in the group but blame others for failures. They treat people according to rank, or maybe they’re racist or sexist, or they play favorites or are bullies. They suck the energy out of the team rather than inspire the group.

5 signs that it's time to look for a new job

 

We’ve all heard or experienced the burnout from working in a high-pressure job, and a under-challenging job can also lead to exhaustion and stress. This boredom burnout is often a big reason why people look for a new job.

But why else should you start jobhunting? If you’ve experienced any of the below then it’s time to check our job ads.

Sierra Leone Issues First 'State of the Youth' Report

 

Sierra Leone on Tuesday, the 13th August  launched its first ever "Status of the Youth" report, painting the most comprehensive situation update on youth employment, education, well-being and participation in the development process.

12 Tips For Dealing With A Lazy Co-Worker

Do you work with someone who takes two-hour lunch breaks, makes dozens of personal calls and naps in their desk chair? Perhaps they frequent the restroom or surf the web all day, while you hustle to keep up with your daily workload. It’s not uncommon to come across a lazy co-worker, and they’re not always easy to deal with.

Solutions to Sierra Leone’s Unemployment Problems

 

First let me start by giving you an overview of what the unemployment situation is in Sierra Leone, and then I’ll list the problems before suggesting possible solutions.

I must however hasten to say that this is just a summary of the entire piece I have written on this subject hence this summary does not contain the entire details of my assessment of the whole unemployment situation nor does it include all the possible solutions.

Stress at Work

Tips to Reduce and Manage Job and Workplace Stress

 

Finding the Right Career

Choosing or Changing Career Paths

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