Individual skills

How can research skills help me at work?

You might have come across situations at school where you need to research something. Maybe you’re making a presentation for class, gathering information for an essay, or revising for an upcoming...  

Why critical thinking skills matter at work

Our brains make thousands of super-fast assessments and quick calculations every day. Most of these are automatic, we don’t even realise it’s happening. But sometimes we need to take time to...  

6 tips to improve your decision-making skills

What did you have for lunch today? Why did you choose that? The chances are, you acted on a hunch more than anything else. In your work life, making a decision is more than just a random choice....  

6 surprising ways to improve your creativity skills

You need to be an artist or have a career in music to have great creativity skills, right? Wrong! In fact anyone can develop brilliant creativity skills, and it doesn’t have anything to do with drawing...  

6 ways to improve your presentation skills that are actually fun

 Does the idea of giving a presentation at school make you break out into a cold sweat? Does your mind go blank when you give a talk to your colleagues? Presenting is tough. But there are a bunch...  

6 ways to improve your time management skills

 Are you one of those people who’s just always late? No matter what you do, you can’t seem to get to class or your next meeting on time? Or maybe you just can’t seem to get that...  

What is networking — and how do I do it?

You might not realise it, but you’re already part of quite a few networks. You have a friendship network, a family network, and maybe a society or sports team that you’re part of. And let’s...  

Adapt to survive: how being adaptable can help you at work

You probably don’t need us to tell you that the world is moving along at a really fast rate – everything from technology to politics is changing all the time. That affects workplaces too. It...  

How to improve your leadership skills for work

A recent survey showed that employers rate leadership skills among the top skills they look for but which graduates lack. If you’re scratching your head wondering how on earth you can improve your...  

How to use your initiative at work

You’ve probably heard a lot about initiative – in fact, it’s become a bit of a buzzword lately. It’s also one of those terms that can be quite hard to pin down. This is a bit of...  

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