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Why Workplace Jargon is Bad

By Koh Wanzi

Many of you probably remember your first job – the moment you officially joined the workforce and got sucked into the vortex of office culture and its attendant meaningless phrases and buzzwords. With phrases such as “touch base”, “360-degree thinking” and “streamlined work flow” bandied about left and right, it’s hard not to get caught up in a world of fuzzy metaphors. These buzzwords are supposed to convey new and energetic ways of thinking and doing work, but they do little but obfuscate – covering up their lack of substance with a fancy dressing. (Read More Here!)

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How to Ace Your Job Interview with the Right Body Language

By Jeremy Cheong

Job interviews are an inherently stressful affair. Some candidates tend to fidget during the job interview, which can range from touching one’s hair to slouching too much. The former reveals your nervousness while the latter implies a lack of confidence.

You might be surprised at how your body language is giving you away – in fact, experts have determined that 93 per cent of all daily communication between individuals is nonverbal. (Read More Here!)

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