Tag Archive for Skills

My 3 Day Work Experience: Why You Should Take Every Opportunity

After being offered the opportunity for a work experience placement in my hometown of Wolverhampton a few weeks ago, I have this week spent 3 days in the placement.

Having taken up the offer keen to learn about the business and its vital skills, I spent 3 days in the Wolverhampton based estate agents Jackson Lile & Close, primarily with partner of the company Mr Close. Mr Close, an experienced estate agent, chartered surveyor and magistrate took me on in his work after an event held by our local rotary club lead to crossed paths.

Over the three days I was taken out on numerous house valuations, viewings and measure ups, educating me in the business of estate agency and in some ways opening my eyes to another way of business. Estate agency is well known as a people business, but to the extent I came to realise, I just did not know.

Having taken on the opportunity, I’ve not only learned about the business of estate agency, the property market and the many skills reflect-able into any business or situation. But also another insight into life from another view point. » Read more..

Steve Jobs – How To Be Intelligent

Steve Jobs Academy of Achievement

“Have you ever thought about what it is to be intelligent?” Steve once said at The American Academy of Achievement many years ago. Speaking on general success, as well as life impacts on the world, innovation and creativity, Steve explained his views on what it really is to be intelligent.


To begin with, Steve suggests how memory is often an important and in fact vital factor of intelligence, saying “It seems to me, a lot of it seems to be memory.” Although this is not his main point, it is certainly one to recognise.

After all, every bit of information we know is stored in our memory. It’s something that a lack of would destroy us, but that with good levels of can also enhance and improve us. » Read more..

6 Top Tips For… Listening – How To Improve Your Listening Skills Today

Being a good listener is very important when your striving for success because the world around us is what provides the opportunities, the stepping stones for us to achieve. Whether your just talking to a friend or being interviewed by a future boss, effective communication nearly always ends up with effective results. Take a look at these top tips to see how you can develop a great, quality set of listening skills. » Read more..

8 Top Tips For… Interviews – How to Successfully Sell Yourself in Interviews

Successful Interview Tips

When life provides you with an opportunity it’s important that we go for it. It might be that your asking a publisher to publish your novel, an employer to take you on or a college to give you a place on their enrolment.

Whatever you are being interviewed for, you are ultimately asking the interviewer for something. To take a risk on you. The questions they will be asking are to make sure that their risk, their gamble, their chance is the right one. Follow these top tips to ensure that you can sell yourself as the best person for the opportunity… » Read more..

8 Top Tips For… Feedback – Giving & Receive Feedback

Giving and Receiving Feedback tips

Giving and receiving feedback is one of the most important tools used in any kind of management. It’s also one of the most under-used. Whether your writing a novel, building a website or simply, trying to get a promotion, working with feedback is a great opportunity to bring quality to the work produced and to help you set accurate goals. » Read more..