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New Worker, Workplace

5 Ways to Start up a Conversation at Work (Easy Tips!)

This post will be very useful for a newbie (or not) at work. Since relocating to Canada, I’ve been a newbie at several workplaces and initially, I would struggle with starting up a conversation and cringe at the mere thought of it.

Thinking about it presently, makes me smile.

When I had to intern (one of my best work experience so far), when I had to change jobs a countless number of times during my post grad to find a part-time job that could fit with my schedule.Continue reading

New Worker, Workplace

5 Quick Tips to Cope (and be Productive) in a Noisy Office

Just last week, I published an article on a disadvantage of open-spaced offices. In that article, I looked at it from the perspective of the office being too quiet.

Yes, you read that right; too-quiet, because that’s a thing! You can read the article here.

I’d be a bad writer, and be one-sided if I didn’t acknowledge that it could go both ways. An open-spaced office can also result to a noisy workplace and I read some comments from readers that thought so too.

So, this post will be all about the opposite. It’ll be about how to maintain your sanity in a noisy lousy office because it could be distracting too.Continue reading

New Worker, Workplace

4 Quick Tips to Solve a Too-Quiet Office

I’ve had to work in an office environment where I had my own space, pretty large beautiful office space, and of course, a sliding door I could shut to have some privacy. The beautiful part was that I could see my name boldly written at the entrance of my office.

Every day, on my way to my space and out, I’d feel some sense of pride to see my name neatly hung on the door. It had many cabinets I barely used, but was happy to own.

And I’ve equally had an open workspace. My table shoved at a corner. No doubt, wide table, large enough to contain three monitors, white space, and all what not. That entrepreneurial feel to an open well lit space.Continue reading

New Worker, Workplace

5 Tips to Improve your Communication with a Co-worker

The long holiday is on and I’m super stoked and excited. These past two weeks have been quite a handful and I’ve been somewhat swamped. I definitely needed the break to recharge and of course, blog.

Talking about blogging, I receive several questions from time to time from readers which sort of relate to how to deal with another employee at work or a boss. Most times, it all boils down to communication which can be quite tricky because everyone is unique and there is no one way to treat everyone.

And it dawned on me. I’ve been giving advice to my readers on how to work with people, for the benefit of others it’ll be a great idea to share general manners on how to communicate with co-workers in the workplace.Continue reading

Inspiration

3 Ways you Think you are being Positive, but you are not!

I’ve been so excited these past weeks and I can’t really tell why. In fact, the beginning of this year has been awesome and I’ve been feeling so light-hearted and happy with everything around me, not because anything spectacular happened!

Tell you what! It all started from two years ago.

Two years ago, I made a conscious decision to become a positive person. Yeah yeah, I know this sounds cliché. The talk about positivism is becoming overrated. I certainly know that!

But it’s different this time, trust me! So keep reading.Continue reading

New Worker, Workplace

5 Simple Ways to Manage your Email Inbox

I was chatting with a friend several months ago on how it can be a chore to keep track of my emails. At some point I thought something was wrong somewhere, so I had to take a step back and work on better habits: sort, organize, and declutter.

It appears I’m not the only one who feels this way about emails. So I said to myself, “why not write a post on this?!”

Here we are, several months later! Oh well, at least I finally came down to writing a post on this topic.Continue reading

New Worker, Workplace

5 Tips for a Successful Career Change or Transition

Trying to switch industries or career is not an easy task and requires effort, especially because getting a new job in your current industry may be hard enough.

However, it’s not an impossible feat. It’s achievable and I know because I just recently completed my transition from law to human resources. The most important thing is planning ahead for this adventurous journey.Continue reading

New Worker, Workplace

3 Ways to Increase your Emotional Intelligence

You must have heard of Emotional Intelligence, right?

It sounds explanatory anyway, but if you haven’t heard of it before, that’s totally fine. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I also became more familiar with the term. Then I also took some classes in this aspect during my post-grad.

So many people lack emotional intelligence and may not even be aware of it. So I thought it was a good idea to share here on the blog because it’s a must-have life skill.Continue reading

Employers

How to Improve Talent in the Workplace

No doubt, I love human resources and I derive so much joy from writing articles through my experience and things I have encountered or noticed over time.

If you are a young entrepreneur, business owner; small or mid-sized, in the management group, or a fresh recruiter looking out for ways to expand and grow your business, then this post is for you.Continue reading