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How to manage your work stress?

There is a difference between being prepared/organised and being stressed about something that might go wrong, that might happen, that might… I think the motto here is: ‘Don’t worry about things until they actually go wrong, but do think ahead and make contingency plans to make sure everything happens the way you want it to, even if it does end up being “plan B”!’

Your listening skills

When you are listening to someone it is appropriate to listen for at least 80 per cent of the time and speak for 20 per cent. You will speak to clarify your understanding, to show you are listening by paraphrasing, and when the other person asks you for an answer.

Image, perception and first impressions

Relationship management starts as soon as you meet someone. People make their minds up about each other in the first few seconds of meeting, so it is extremely important to make the right impression. Those first impressions last and can decide whether you get what you want from your meeting and perhaps even make the difference between getting a job or not!


If it does, don’t panic. Most new hires are anxious about that first week on the job and it’s a completely normal reaction to have. However, the good news is that there are some steps you can take to not only make it through, but knock it out of the park. Here’s how:

Five Things Most Hiring Managers Won’t Tell You

What’s going through a hiring manager’s mind during an employment interview? The answer may surprise even the most experienced applicants. OfficeTeam, a leading staffing service specializing in the placement of highly skilled administrative professionals, has identified five things every job seeker should know about the interview process from the employer’s point of view and offers tips addressing each one.

Myths And Mysteries Of Taking Minutes

Minute taking has changed over the years. The requirements and expectations of the 21st century are very different from the expectations even 10, but certainly 20 and 30 years ago. Here are some points for you to consider about minutes and taking minutes.

An Outfit for Business Casual or Just Business

“Business Casual” means different things in different offices. In my Hill office, it meant no jeans, ever. When I worked at the court, it meant jeans but only with a jacket. And on campaigns, it means searching a hotel room dresser for a clean candidate t-shirt. So today’s outfit vacillates from business casual to dressy depending on your office.