Tag: Positive thinking

Suffered a rejection? How to pick yourself up, dust yourself down and move on after a set-back

‘Everybody gets knocked down in life…there will be disappointments, there will be losses and as, my late mother drilled into me, it’s not at all about getting knocked down – that’s inevitable – it’s about getting back up.’  These wise words were said by Hillary Clinton, on the Graham Norton show, and regardless of your…

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Why it’s OK to fail

Written by Humanities Careers Consultant, Helen Buzdugan If you’re making job applications at the moment, you will almost certainly encounter failure and rejection, if you haven’t already. It’s tough, but it’s normal. More than that, it’s actually a GOOD THING. As a society, we focus far more on success than we do on failure. A…

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Presentation or death?

“According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” (attributed to Jerry Seinfeld) Most of us dread public speaking…

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Getting the third degree

A friend of mine was recently reminiscing about her graduation 4 years ago.  She was awarded a third class degree and hated her graduation day, struggling to work out what the 3 years were all for and what exactly she had learned. She had felt pretty down about it and wasn’t looking forward to her…

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Don’t give up!

If you’re graduating next month (well done!), chances are you’ve been sending off job applications left, right and centre. If you’re lucky, you’ll have had a couple of interviews and maybe even been offered a job. But unfortunately employers only have a finite number of positions to fill, which inevitably means that some candidates will…

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Why we all need feedback

If you are yet to be convinced of the value of feedback both for improving your performance and saving yourself time and energy, here are five good reasons to seek someone else’s thoughts on how you are doing.   Feedback gives you something unique We are all different with our own perspectives on life, so…

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