Boasting the title of “world’s youngest billionaire”, co-founder and CEO of Snap Inc., Evan Spiegel, has certainly captured the attention of many in a short period of time. At just 26 years old, and with an estimated net worth of $2.1 billion, Spiegel’s rise to success in business is nothing short of remarkable.
Heading into an interview with an unknown company is nerve-racking enough. But what if you’re interviewing within your company? It sounds like it should be easier, but in fact the internal interview is a difficult one to get right because of the balancing act involved. We look at the things you need to keep in mind to prove that you’re the perfect candidate for that promotion.
In business, you must take every opportunity that you can in order to stay competitive in your field. This means making activities such as networking and professional development a priority, allowing you to meet valuable contacts and gain new skills. Respected degrees such as the Master of Business Administration (MBA) provide graduates with a competitive edge that many desire. The degree doesn’t just teach important business knowledge, it also boost students confidence in their abilities and helps them to gain more respect in the workplace. If you’re wondering how the MBA can make you more competitive in your role, see the below points. Read more →
Australian businesswoman Mina Guli is described as an “athlete, adventurer, entrepreneur and change-maker”. As the CEO of Thirst, an organisational initiative of the Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum, she has achieved immense results for the environment, particularly in water conservation. Her journey in business is not motivated by profit and self-gain, but instead by making a tangible difference in the world. Read more →
So, is it really possible to manage up? Managing up refers to the process of using initiative and communication to build a mutually beneficial relationship with a manager or leader. For employees, this will often entail adapting to your boss’s work style and supporting their efforts and goals. They too will likely do this with their boss.
Are you finding yourself anxious about your next assignment? Worried that you’ll fail an upcoming exam? Some worry about your studies is to be expected, but when worrying turns into full blown anxiety, it can be a serious hindrance to your productivity and wellbeing. When you’re studying and working at the same time, it can be especially difficult to recognise what a normal amount of overload is. Here are three signs that you’re experiencing study anxiety, and what to do about it.
As we navigate the first few weeks of 2017, we find ourselves considering our personal and professional goals for the new year. When determining goals, you should visualise where you would like to be, and then plan the steps that you need to take in order to get there. If you think that education programmes such as the Master of Business Administration (MBA) could assist with achieving your professional goals this year, here’s why you should consider the MBA in 2017. Read more →
Dorothy “Dottie” Herman lives a fairytale life. With a personal worth estimated at $US260 million, she spreads her time between New York City, Long Island’s North Shore and the Hamptons. But like the heroine in all good fairy tales, her strength has come from battling through childhood adversity and loss.
We all know that the days of working for one organisation for your entire career are long gone. It’s almost expected that early in your career you’ll work for a number of companies in different positions, learning what you like and don’t like, and working out where you want your career to go.
The advent of email has transformed the way we communicate, both personally and professionally. It’s an integral part of our daily routines, but its very convenience can be a trap, with clarity issues, off-the-cuff messages and sloppy diction coming back to haunt us.