The World’s Longest CV – Record Smashed!

Here at Seltek, we have recently received what we believe to be the world’s longest CV! It ran to 37 pages, thus surpassing our previous ‘best’ of a mere 17 pages. It has put me in mind to appraise you (the reading and CV-toting public) of a few home truths about CVs, because in general […]

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10 Ways You Can Stop Being So EASILY Offended!

“We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.” ~ Abraham Lincoln Are you too easily offended? Here’s a test: Do you explode in fits of anger over little things? Do others say you make mountains out of mole hills? Do you frequently take things the wrong way? Do others […]

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Important & Urgent: The Science of Prioritising!

It is crucial to identify the difference between important and urgent events and to deal with them in the correct order. Failure to understand the difference between important and urgent will inevitably lead to a lot of time being wasted, and severe loss of opportunity for all concerned. Volumes of learned prose and pretty diagrams […]

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When is the Best Time to Look for a Job?

At Seltek, we certainly notice times of the year when the job market is more lively than others. Christmas and the summer vacation are obviously slow times, the new year and the start of the ‘academic’ year (when presumably people return from several weeks sitting on a beach somewhere, wondering about their future) are periods […]

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How to Make Up Your Mind to Succeed!

Mind-set is the key to finding success… Well-intentioned parents have unwittingly left their kids defenseless against failure. The current generation of millennials (born between 1980 and 2001) grew up playing sports where scores and performance were downplayed because “everyone’s a winner.” And their report cards had more positive spin than an AIG press release. As […]

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Email Mistakes At Work: How to Survive Them!

Several years ago, CNN reported the story of Jamie Diamond, an employee at a public relations firm, who emailed his boss about how to deal with a client. His boss wrote back about the clients’ incompetence and how they hindered the team’s ability to get anything done. But, oops — the clients received the email […]

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How to Negotiate Effectively (Know Your BATNA!)!

  Success in winning a good job offer for yourself in the final stages of your job-hunting, will often depend on your negotiating skills! Steps for getting what you want at the negotiating table. There is no shortage of expert opinion on how to negotiate, as a quick scan of any bookstore’s shelves will reveal. Some […]

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