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Soft skills – the secret weapons for getting promoted at work

Posted on 18/04/2019 10:43:00 PM by Admin in Soft Skills, in cashflow, in debt collection

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Most people approach the opportunity to apply for that work promotion with a mix of enthusiasm and fear. It’s hardly surprising when you consider the process that’s taking place below the surface. But great soft skills can greatly increase your chances of getting promoted at work.

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The four top soft skills that employers need right now

Posted on 11/04/2019 11:04:00 AM by Admin in Company Culture, in employer requirements

 

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As businesses become more agile and task-based skills become increasingly automated, employers are now seeking candidates with strong soft skills. How do you shape up?

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How great soft skills can improve your cash flow today

Posted on 04/04/2019 11:04:00 AM by Admin in cashflow, in debt collection

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Maintaining  cash flow and collecting debt are constant challenges for almost every small and medium-sized business. According to The Invoice Market, Australian SMEs are collectively carrying a staggering $76 billion in outstanding invoices at any one time. Average this out and every Australian business is owed around $38,000 by their debtors. Soft skills can provide some surprising ways to drastically improve our cash flow.

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The top 5 in-demand skills of the future

Posted on 29/03/2019 10:13:00 AM by Admin in future skills, in future jobs

Coffee-fuelled cars, firefighting drones, wifi from space. I’m not describing a Scene from Star Wars here - these are some possible realities of our future - and the future is just around the corner. So what skills will be in demand in this new future?

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Soft skills – the way to future proof your career against automation

Posted on 19/03/2019 10:03:00 AM by Admin in Company Culture, in Intergenerational workforce

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I’m constantly irked when people say they hate technology and that we are better off living without it. It’s here to stay. And the best bet for surviving an automated future will be to join em’, not beat em’. But in this fast-changing employment landscape, recognising the soft skills required to future proof your career is critical.

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The 8 critical soft skill tips you need to make a good first impression

Posted on 13/03/2019 10:03:00 AM by Admin in first impression good

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Meetings are high pressure for everyone. My first meeting ended in my boss excusing himself after I decided to make an icebreaker ‘dad joke’ and gesticulated so widely that I knocked over an entire pot of coffee onto a co-workers briefcase.

Back then I didn’t understand the power of soft skills to help make a good first impression – especially in important meetings.

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4 soft skill tips to asking for a raise

Posted on 05/03/2019 10:04:00 AM by Admin in pay rise

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Most of us are long overdue for a pay increase, but knowing that doesn’t mean that you will be game enough to sit down with your boss. Many of us simply don’t have the soft skills or know how to ask for a raise or negotiate a new salary.

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5 Critical tips for resolving conflict in the workplace

Posted on 04/03/2019 10:53:00 PM by Admin

The reality is that conflict is a part of life – especially in the workplace. Increasingly short deadlines, high pressure projects and the constantly increasing pace of business makes conflict more and more likely. Soft skills play a vital role in effectively resolving conflict at work.

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Why emotional intelligence is critical in the workplace

Posted on 04/03/2019 2:29:00 PM by Admin in EQ, in EI

There are good reasons why emotional intelligence is one of the most keenly sought-after soft skills. Increasingly, employers are recognising that employees and managers with high emotional intelligence have a profound influence over team and company performance.

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How successful presentation skills can change the course of your career

Posted on 04/03/2019 11:02:00 AM by Admin in Presentation Skills, in Soft Skills

 Business woman making a presentation at the office

They don’t call it dressing for success for nothing. Successful presentation skills and making the right impression are crucial in the workplace. They play a key role when it comes to trying to ace that job interview, but also for being taken seriously down the track.

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