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Employee Satisfaction Surveys. a Time for Honesty?

From time to time we encounter a survey sent out to all staff to check on employee engagement. If people were to answer these honestly it would give executives and HR an amazing insight to the culture of the company; but, sadly, most people do not feel like they can answer them honestly.
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Knowing Your Communication Style and Drivers

It's important to know your communication style and drivers. It can also be useful to document this so others can more easily gain an understanding of you and how you interact with them.
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Why I Get Certifications

Earlier today I was reviewing a bunch of notes I'd taken at Meetups, conferences and seminars throughout last year, and I saw a single line in my notes from a coaching seminar.
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Executive Cover Letter

A sample executive cover letter for a fictitious job.
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The Darkest Days Are When It's Easiest to Shine

From time to time we all feel we’re in a situation that is doomed to failure. At moments like these the feelings of negativity and gloom can be over-powering, but this could be your time to shine.
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Finding Your First Job in Australia - Observations From a Local

As I’ve talked to people, I’ve noticed a lot of similarities in their job search struggles, but I’ve also noticed the actions most people are taking aren’t helping them to find a role.
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Starting Out in Programming

I was recently asked by someone on LinkedIn how to move from a technical support role into a programming role and what skills should be learnt in this progress. This is my response.
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What Do I Mean by "Aspiring CTO"?

My LinkedIn tag line makes reference to me as an “aspiring CTO”. I recently got asked what this means to me.
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I Did a Thing

About 6 months ago I did a thing. I didn't realise the impact this thing would have. At the time I thought nothing of it. Looking back now I can see that this thing has impacted everything about me and my life.
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Talking to People 101 - Requested by Hara Chung

Many in the IT industry have been here before; you go to a Meetup and stand there looking awkward because you don’t know anyone.
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Instant Messenger Management - Stop Missing Important Messages

Do you forget to respond to your instant messages? Does your inaction frustrate others? Do you find yourself apologising for missing messages? Maybe this article will give you some ideas.
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Manifestations of Impostor Syndrome

Maybe you’ve heard of it before, but impostor syndrome is the feeling you’re not good enough despite the fact you are. In this article I disclose how impostor syndrome manifests in and impacts me.
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