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Five Mistakes Smart People Make

Smart people make serious workplace mistakes that can have lasting implications on their career. Here are five common mistakes the smartest people make at work and which can prevent them from actualising their true potential.Impatience. Smart people tend to have unrealistic expectations of others. They fail to realise that their subordinates may take longer to do a task than them. As a result, they may push people too hard a...


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Five Habits of Unproductive Employees

We all have unique strengths and weaknesses and while most people seem to be aware of their strengths, unfortunately, only a few recognise their weaknesses, and as a result they are unable to overcome them. Here are five of the most common habits that unproductive and negative professionals tend to have:Holding grudges. Disagreements at work are the norm, but if you allow yoursel...




What is Salary of Stenographer in Pakistan (Pay Scale 2017)?

Stenographer or Steno Typist is a technical post for both male and female individuals. Federal government departments of Pakistan designates it as Steno Typist with Basic Scale 14 whereas in provincial government departments of Punjab it is known as Stenographer with Basic Scale 15. The technical qualification requirements for Stenographer or Steno Typist are computer, shorthand and typing. The minimum educational qualification required for...




Five Ways to Counter Workplace Anxiety

Numerous studies suggest at least 11% of all employees face suffer from an anxiety disorder at least once during their professional lives. Quentin Vennie, a mental health advocate and author of Strong in the Broken Places, highlights five key indicators of anxiety which can, if left unaddressed, contribute towards loss of profitability for an organisation.Here is how line managers and HR specialists can counter them:Dete...




How to Negotiate Your Salary

Have you found your ideal job and now want to get the ideal salary? According to conventional wisdom, salary negotiations should be numero uno on your agenda. You weren't going to automatically accept the first figure they offered, were you?Here are a few tips to ensure you get the compensation you deserve:Be bold. The first step in negotiating your salary is to be confident that what you are asking for is the correct...




4 Tips for Winning Over Your New Boss

According to an article in the Harvard Business Review titled 'Surviving your New CEO', employee turnover increases by 33% when executives aren't able to work well with their new bosses. The way to prevent this is by establishing a positive and productive working relationship with the new boss. Here is how you can do so.1. Research. This is the first thing to do; find out where your new boss has worked (Lin...




Set Priorities for Your New Job as Manager

Starting a new job as a manager can be hard. You walk in a new place, you hardly know what's going on, and you want to show everyone how good of a hire you are. Rushing and pushing to make a positive impression quickly can backfire, however.Similarly, trying to revamp processes and procedures before understanding why things are being done the way they are can undermine that positive impression you're trying to build quickly.In the ...




13 Tips for Students to Improve Vocabulary

Learning and using the most accurate words in your language will make it easier to think, write and communicate. Have a read of the below tips and we are sure you will find a lot of helpful these tips to improve your vocabulary!Read voraciously: Once you leave school, you won't get word drills and homework assignments that force you to learn new words. It can be easy to stop reading. If you want to build your vocab...




How to Stay Focused in a Social Season

Most of us have trouble staying focused at work on any regular day, and the holiday season poses a special challenge for workplace productivity. In addition to the regular day-to-day distractions we face during the rest of the year (talkative co-workers, office politics and so on), the holidays bring additional interruptions in the form of increased family obligations, entertaining, shopping for gifts, attending or planning weddings and eating...




Job Switching Do's and Don'ts

According to a Monster International Poll conducted in January this year, approximately 85% of working professionals are considering a career move and will switch jobs as soon as a promising vacancy comes along.If you are among this 85%, factor in the following before making the switch:Duration of current employment. If you have been working for less than three months at your current organisation, hold off on making ...












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