How to Apply For Jobs and Get Results

Last summer I unexpectedly found myself with the strong need to find a new job. Luckily, I found a new job in two months, which is the shortest time frame for public sector jobs in project management/portfolio management sphere. Below are the steps I took and some lessons learned along the way. So what does…

How to speak up at work

Since I started working at the office, there was one barrier that I faced for a long time – being able to speak up. Raised on the belief that it is good to be shy, I struggled for a long time to figure out how I could connect, communicate or even be considered to take…

Fighting Fears: Fear of Not Being Liked

One of the common fears that many of us share is the fear of not being liked. It is often irrational, not based on any signs/factors, or sometimes it is coming from one bad experience that we had few years or even decades ago.  Maybe you were not liked by peers during your childhood, and…

Fighting Fears: Fear of Coming Off as Arrogant

One of the fears that many people have is the fear of coming off as arrogant. In particular, I refer to being able to talk about your achievements, experiences, skills and plans without coming off as arrogant. As a woman, I find it particularly hard to talk about my achievements unless I am at the…

The secret to successful job hunting: Right Attitude

This summer I learned that I had to look for a new job. Simply put, my contract was ending and I needed to find a job as the contract won’t be extended for the reasons outside of my control (and it was totally unexpected). It was unexpected for many reasons, not just because of how…

Achieve Your Goals with Your Brand New…Winning Attitude

This is the second post in the 3-post series on setting your mind on the course to success. This one will focus on having the right attitude that will help you to move in the direction of your dreams. It seems like many people often have everything it takes to be happy and/or successful: supportive…

Turn your mind into a success machine

Sometimes you can decode if someone is successful by simply observing them. You know, these people who look like they’ve accomplished everything they set to do when they were 15, people who look like absolute success in all areas and, they also look amazing, well-rested and happy. How do they do it? Here is your first…

Time Management Secrets

As anyone else, I have my highs and lows in efficiency cycles. There are times when I can be very efficient with my time and keep focused for a long time, and there are also down times when I feel overwhelmed with things to do. When I just started university, I felt like I was…

The Quote for June – On Chances

“Some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all—in which case, you fail by default.” – J.K. Rowling This quote really speaks to me. In fact, I froze when I heard this the first…

Mindset of a Winner or 30+ Thoughts That Make You Stronger

Mindset is what distinguishes successful people from people who are not happy with their life. Successful people think differently. They rarely find themselves confused or lost in their life for a long time. In fact, anyone can adopt a mindset of a winner by learning to think differently. It is important to have the right kind…