Unrealistic career expectations: Ambition fuel or trap?
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by Kahless
7M ago
Unrealistic career expectations have the power to either make or break us. We all have our own career expectations and aspirations—those dreams we have about landing the perfect job, climbing the career ladder at warp speed, and maybe even discovering a secret shortcut to success.  But many of us have already been served a reality check that, often, these expectations are a bit … well, unrealistic. (Personally, I wanted to be an astronaut. You get the idea.) So, why do we have such expectations? In essence, these are the vivid images we paint for ourselves about our professional journey ..read more
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Best interview techniques and how to leverage them
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by Kahless
7M ago
Ever stepped into a job interview and felt like you have no idea what’s going on? Yeah, we’ve all been there. But what if I told you that adopting a job interview technique could easily turn the tides in your favour? From customising your answers to matching your interviewer’s body language, there are several tips that could help you successfully land the job.  Career Coach and Early Career Strategist Kithmi Pathirana and People Operations Expert Nan Dondashe from Capital Placement share their insights into why picking up these interview techniques isn’t just a smart move—it’s the caree ..read more
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Deconstructing interview psychology: How can you leverage it?
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by Kahless
8M ago
You’ve heard this before: “Job interviews are really important. They’re the first step of your career.” But what you probably haven’t heard is that this might be one of the most important games you’ll ever play in your professional life. You can thank interview psychology for that.  Without the psychological component, interviews would have no purpose. The way you present yourself, how early you show up, how you structure your responses about your strengths versus your weaknesses—all of this tells your interviewer a lot more about you than you’d think. Capital Placement Global Partnersh ..read more
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The future of creative work: Will it survive the AI revolution?
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by Kahless
8M ago
The year 2023 is nearing its end, and with 2024 around the corner, you might be thinking about the future of creative work. As a creative, building a thriving career goes beyond raw talent and that remains true today. The major changes we face are the tools we work with and what is required of us in our individual roles. It’s undeniable that there are some concerns about the usage of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in creative works—and even more so on the ethical front—but the most persistent worry is “will creative jobs survive the AI revolution?” Let’s talk about it. The world as we kno ..read more
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What are job interview techniques and do they matter?
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by Kahless
8M ago
Interviews are super helpful tools for companies to identify the right candidates for the right roles—but that doesn’t mean it can’t be beneficial for the interviewee as well. A job interview is a conversation with a few unusual rules—in an unusual situation, and navigating this can be tricky. This is where job interview techniques come in. Let’s explore why interviews are the way they are as we dive deeper into interview techniques and why they matter. Why do we have job interviews? We can all agree that job interviews aren’t a natural part of human existence. It’s something that we created ..read more
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Personal finance 101: Budgeting advice for students and interns
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by Kahless
8M ago
If you’re a student or intern struggling with managing your money, you’re not on this personal finance journey alone. Many of us start out with limited knowledge of how to manage our finances and usually learn from our experiences in life. Yet we can’t deny just how vital it is to be financially literate in the present day, where the very structures and technology through which we transact are evolving. For example, debt comes in many forms, and becoming indebted is getting increasingly easier. All of this makes it difficult to navigate your expenditures and in turn, makes it harder to ..read more
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Common internship challenges in 2023: Here’s what HR experts say
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by Kahless
9M ago
Internships serve as a bridge between education and the professional world, offering invaluable experiences for young talent to learn and grow. However, as the job market continually evolves, interns find themselves facing unique internship challenges—regardless of which industry they work in.  We’re going to delve into the insights shared by HR Managers Alix Grasso from Algorand and Staci Franklin from ICS Holding, and  Founder of Underground Admins Amy Israeli, as they share their experiences in the field along with some indispensable advice for interns learning to navigate the c ..read more
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Building a career in marketing: A guide for interns and students
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by Kahless
9M ago
Marketing is one of the most diverse fields today — and to be a marketing professional requires a wealth of knowledge spanning multiple disciplines. For these reasons, those looking to build a career in marketing may find it difficult to navigate; and it can get overwhelming for students, graduates and interns who are just starting out in their careers.  Sharing their own journeys and experiences with us Eric Moeller, Director of Product Marketing at Relex Solutions and Chloe Simms, Marketing Manager at Ripple give us their insights on how you can better navigate the marketing sphere an ..read more
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How to get housing for an internship: Guide for interns abroad
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by Kahless
9M ago
For those who aim to intern—or even study—abroad, finding the perfect place to call home during your time in a new city, state or country could feel like navigating a complex maze. Joining us are Hannah Chappatte, the founder of UK-based student letting platform Hybr, and Wala Alradhi, an architect with a unique perspective, to help us truly understand the challenges presented by intern accommodation. Both have experienced the complexities of finding suitable accommodation firsthand, and their insights are invaluable for anyone undergoing a similar experience. Understanding the current conte ..read more
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Are unpaid internships worth it? Experts weigh in
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by Kahless
9M ago
Are unpaid internships worth it? Well, imagine you’re a student or fresh graduate with big dreams, eager to secure your first job and kickstart your career. But as you scan through countless job postings, you notice a common requirement – work experience. Three months. Six months. One year.  How could you possibly have that much work experience without having had a job? That’s when you spot it: “Internship opportunity available”, like a bridge to the next act of your life. It’s in your field of choice, too! But then you see the dreaded words beneath: “Unpaid internship.” What do you do ..read more
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