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Stories by Laura Butler

Published:Sunday | August 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMLaura Butler

It is said that 'focus goes where energy flows', which in essence means that at times, we allow ourselves to be consumed by things that are not important.Some things are out of our control such as the past, external energy, people, and circumstances...

Published:Sunday | June 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMLaura Butler

In a competitive and challenging environment with so many people applying for jobs, it would be helpful to know what human resource departments and hiring managers look for in a potential employee and what are some of the do's and don't s.In an ever...

Published:Sunday | May 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMLaura Butler

The world is changing very fast industries are rising, some evolving, others changing, and numerous crashing. The bottom line is that technology is leading us to more efficient, effective ways of living life; globalisation is interconnecting us all...

Published:Sunday | May 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMLaura Butler

It is ironic to be writing about finances as I have had my own share of challenges, but I know of so many people who are faced with this obstacle. It is for this very reason I thought it important to share. The key is to avoid falling into a bad...

Published:Sunday | April 23, 2017 | 12:02 AMLaura Butler

In a competitive, aggressive, and demanding business environment, it is important to prepare yourself as early as possible to achieve your goals. A huge part of being able to accomplish anything is the belief in yourself and your dreams, thus...

Published:Sunday | April 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMLaura Butler

Studies have indicated that it takes four -10 seconds to make a first good impression and that 90 per cent of what we communicate is non-verbal. Sometimes the verbal message can contradict your body language. Have you ever said sorry and the person...

Published:Sunday | April 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMLaura Butler

We carry out our duties daily and sometimes only look at things from our own limited perspective. If you are able to reverse the roles with those you interact, it would help you to view things differently, give you a better understanding of the...

Published:Sunday | March 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMLaura Butler

There are three categories of etiquette: social, business, and professional. In this article, I would like to focus on social etiquette. Many job interviews are nowadays conducted beyond the realms of the office space, in a social setting, and...

Published:Sunday | March 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMLaura Butler

It is important in whatever we may do to have clear understanding of the goals, and for that we need to recognise the path to tread and the methodology to achieve them.Goals in life must be SMART Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and...

Published:Sunday | February 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMLaura Butler

Business etiquette is an essential soft skill; you need to be aware of your behaviour affects others and the possible damage you may have on valuable relationships that may play a role in your future, or relationships in an organisation or outside...

Published:Sunday | January 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMLaura Butler

Human Resources and recruitment agents see thousands of rÈsumÈs all the time and even more when they advertise for an opening in their company. Many of the HR professionals state that people lose the opportunity because their rÈsumÈ is not presented...

Published:Sunday | January 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMLaura Butler

If you want to succeed, the very first step is to invest in yourself. Take the time to get to know yourself in order to make the best decisions that are suited for you.For example, if you are self-motivated, then you will be able to go to the gym or...

Published:Sunday | December 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMLaura Butler

Planning and preparation play a huge role in achieving success. Good manners, a good attitude, and a serious investment in your education will help you to achieve your full potential and contribute to career success.But there seems to be a...

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